A lot has changed in computers over the last 20 years, with amazing increases in speed and capacity; however, an area that has not changed nearly as rapidly is with the languages developers use to write programs. Some of this is understandable, as people do not want to lose their current code base and start over from scratch with something new and unproven, but Google's Rob Pike speaking at the O'Reilly Open Source Conference made a case for why the industry needs to break free from those restraints and adopt new languages to create better software much more quickly. Check it out.
So, it turns out I have a heel spur, or plantar fasciitis. I have been dealing with a sore foot for a couple of months and finally got around to setting up an appointment. They did a very good job and I am now spending the next couple of weeks stretching and wearing a funny boot to help relieve the strain.
If this does not work, I move on to a MRI and then a shot of cortisone which should be a lot of fun.