Dammit twice over.
Although I had popped over to his site more than once this week, the penny failed to drop until this evening that it was his birthday the other day. Merkin, that is.
Then I published a post about this, and managed to delete it. It was witty and everything and everybody would have loved it.
I'll settle instead for repeating the main message in it rather than trying to recreate such a lost classic.
Belatedly, happy birthday Merkin. Cheers!