Took me a bit of time fighting CPAN to get it to index it (that'll teach me to try to use 1e-4 as a version number) but the patches that a kindly chap in the community sent to me (wasn't sure if he wanted to be named so I have erred on the side of caution) are now up on CPAN.
This means that both you and I can finally use MongoDB for our Auth stores, and I can finally continue working on the project I was working on before this debacle put me off.
Check it out here (http://metacpan.org/module/Catalyst::Authentication::Store::MongoDB), or here (http://search.cpan.org/~altreus/Catalyst-Authentication-Store-MongoDB-0.02/lib/Catalyst/Authentication/Store/MongoDB.pm) if you prefer the old-fashioned CPAN.
The module's on github, as is everything ever, here (https://github.com/Altreus/Catalyst-Authentication-Store-MongoDB).
In recognition of the momentous occasion of NASA managing to fire things at a planet and not miss I thought I'd compile a list of recommended reading/watching/listening of stories set on or featuring Mars.
This list is almost certainly going to be entirely sci-fi. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus absolutely does not count.
So without further ado:
John Carter of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury
War of the Worlds - HG Wells
Out of the Silent Planet - CS Lewis
Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars
Some others have been suggested tangentially so I'll record those too.