Completely appropriate that Tom Bombadil (and Goldberry) would be set alone under the heading "anomaly".
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The flexibility of free software is shining though in a new data integrity scheme that may never be implemented on non free software.
Monday, 26 March 2007: ironic how good news can be stressful. After a year+ being dedicated to a new business group, I'm now offered a non-IT / in-the-business role in another group (led by my old managers) nearby (same corporation). The promise is to be no longer on-loan from corp-IT, but to be really *in* the business. So now, today, I am being offered an in-the-business job by the business I've been with this past year. Yay: happy escape from IT and its invent-absence philosophies, but str