In another of those rare but entertaining convergences between two of my lives, I spent a while yesterday afternoon with Steve the Systems Guy at the office explaining how he could use libxml’s python bindings to solve a problem on which he’s working. This was not a hard sell. He already had python and xml in mind, and he’s completely committed to switching to free software wherever possible. He’s a smart guy. He just needed to bounce questions off of someone familiar with the technologies.