Every year at OSCON I come home with a head full of ideas, and better yet, a huge list of new things to work on. Since [the book](http://www.pragprog.com/titles/algh/land-the-tech-job-you-love) is now done, and OSCON is now over, there's a chance I could work on them. * Ack plug-ins * I've been wanting to have plug-ins for [ack](http://betterthangrep.com/) for at least a year now, and I've connected with a number of people like Randy J. Ray who are on board to help me out. First task: Move it on over to github. * Coverity scans for Parrot * Met with David Maxwell of [Coverity](http://coverity.com/) and he fired up the Coverity bot for Parrot, and now I have new niggling bugs to pick at. * PR work for first big release of Rakudo * There will be the first major release of [Rakudo](http://rakudo.org) in spring 2010, and I got some plans going with Patrick Michaud to figure how we were going to build up buzz for that. I also have the notes from Damian's Perl 6 talk which are a fantastic summary of Perl 6's cool new features. * Human Creativity * Julian Cash has been having Jos Boumans do all his Perl work for the [Human Creativity](http://humancreativity.org) project, but I offered up my services to do whatever he wants. Turns out the Julian is also working with Devin Crain, who I've known for years in an entirely non-geeek context. * Hiring horror stories * Got some great response to [my talk on job interviewing](http://en.oreilly.com/oscon2009/public/schedule/detail/8074), and as always the stories resound the most. I talked to a few people afterwards who said they'd give me some horror stories I can run on [The Working Geek](http://theworkinggeek.com) as instructive examples of how not to do things, and why they're so awful. For those of you leaving OSCON, what tasks did you just assign yourself in the past week?