-- How's Daniel's curl book going?
I can hear absolutely nobody asking. I'll just go ahead and tell you anyway since I had a plan to get a first version "done" by "the summer" (of 2016). I'm not sure I believe in that time frame anymore.
I'm now north of 40,000 words with a bunch of new chapters and sections added recently and I'm now generating an index that looks okay. The PDF version is exactly 200 pages now.
The index part is mainly interesting since the platform I use to write the book on, gitbook.com, doesn't offer any index functionality of its own so I had to hack one up and add. That's just one additional beauty of having the book made entirely in markdown.
Based on what I've written so far and know I still have outstanding, I am about 70% done, indicating there are about 17,000 words left for me. At this particular point in time. The words numbers tend to grow over time as the more I write (and the completion level is sort of stuck), the more I think of new sections that I should add and haven't yet written...
On this page you can get the latest book stats, right off the git repo.