Fellow monks,

As some of you may know I am from New Orleans. I am happy to let you know that myself, garliqua, and providencia and our loved ones have survived.

I am sorry to say, my home, my box, and my books did not survive. If you are interested to see pictures they are here. That Dell Precision 340 had a gig and a half of ram, 2.4 gig processor, and 2 120 gig drives stuffed with what feels like my life's work. I have a mountable backup image of the main drive but the second drive is a gone pecan. <insert expletive here> The September 13th shots are mostly my house. The satelite data suggests there was 9.3 feet of water at my address (4600 S Tonti 70125). My house is the one with the redwood porch on the side of the house. Incidentally the porch formerly was on the front of the house and was our way in. My family and I are living with friends of friends in Thibodaux for the time being. Most of my clients are not doing business and providing me with work at present. I would be very excited to bid on any projects or take any sub-contracting work you may care to discuss. I can be mailed at at the address designs (read that one spambot, hah!). For the last 3 years I have been mainly creating OOP Perl and PHP apps using mySQL and Class::DBI and my PHP port of CDBI.

My wife participates at and it occurred to me that some of you might have extra copies or older editions of books I lost to the flood of sewerage filled water (blech) and perhaps might be willing to help me out with rebuilding my library.

If so please send books to David Martin c/o Dianna and Red Constant, 426 Camellia Dr., Thibodaux LA 70301 . I don't care about the condition or edition number of the books as long as they are not filled with poop smelling flood waters.

Here is what I know is ruined: O'Reilly Titles
MySQL and mSQL
Cascading Style Sheets
Learning Perl
Learn Perl/TK
CGI Programming with Perl
Learning XML
Perl & XML
Programming Perl
Programming Web Services with XML-RPC
TCP/IP Network Administration
Advanced Perl Programming
Practical C++ Programming
Learning Java
Essential Actionscript 2.0

Object Oriented Perl by Damien Conway
Product Manuals for Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Professional

Thanks for any help you can give,
"Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures - in this century, as in others, our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing people together."   Wind, Sand, and Stars
  Antoine-Marie-Roger de Saint-Exupery