Many hellos.  Just a small footnote to add to this vast catalogue of
e-mail.  The futile zine Nobody Knows Shoes is today released into
the public domain, as promised.

PDF and HTML versions of the book are here:

  http://hackety.org/press/

Shoes is a tiny toolkit for coding windowing apps in Ruby.  We are a
tiny community, which is generally disregarded and rightfully so.
No one likes windowing apps and no one likes small, portable, and
pretty fast libraries.  In fact, I think I have just talked myself
out of my own software project.

Well, phooey.

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