Progress on Net::TDMA (although I suspect this is not the right place for it) was interrupted of late by paying customers. Paying for perl, even. Well... paying for data, I chose the perl part of it. I suppose I could have done all the munging and scraping in ruby, but I don't know enough about (or whether there is) ruby's LWP I also chose XML::Dumper for storing and transferring the data. This way, I figure, the customer has the data and can do with it what they want, or I can take the same data, xml2pl it, and stuff it into MySQL or something else sufficiently facile.
So, work on the TDMA stuff resumes today, along with interviews.