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hacker Perl, Unix, C
biker 56 Norton, 87 FLST
musician 72 Fender Rhodes

Caught between these voices
the sirens and the sage
one too many choices
for the victims of the age

    -- Mark Heard 1951-1992
My body, like a Roman ruin,
shudders in the storm.
It is not unlike my life:
a heap of schemes and projects
that lie crumbled on the ground.
But like Hadrian's Wall
I'm still standing ...

    -- Jeff Johnson

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Some interesting language comparison papers:

The day I met Larry Wall:

I was at the first YAPC (Yet Another Perl Conference) as a speaker. My name and the abstract for my paper appeared in the Proceedings, and the abstract noted that I work at an aerospace laboratory.

It was lunchtime on the first day; Larry had given the keynote address that morning. I saw him sitting alone at a table and went over to introduce myself saying: "Hi Larry, my name is Steve Jenkins". His somewhat puzzling response was: "You're not the Steve Jenkins I was expecting".

If you have the first Camel book (the pink one) you'll see 'Steve Jenkins' listed in the thank-you section. That SJ had worked with Larry at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Larry explained that he had lost touch with him, but after seeing the name and the associated mention of the aerospace industry, he had jumped to the wrong conclusion.

Larry invited me to sit and have lunch with him and we had a great conversation for about 20 minutes before anyone else sat down with us.

Needless to say, it made my day!

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It's largely a newbie-help site,
but also contains a handful of
Things of Terrifying Beauty

    -- robin

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[erix]: my dog could do the classic mouse jump (never caught a mouse :)
[erix]: he caught a hare once (must have been a young one...)
virtualsue uses arcane git commands to resurrect a file, gets it back into shape and quits for the day
[GotToBTru]: a few years ago, when we had 3 dogs, the largest of them caught a chipmunk, but did not know what to do with it other than hold it in his mouth
[GotToBTru]: my wife told him to spit it out, so he did
[erix]: yeah, modern dogs are cute tjhat way :)
[erix]: except of course, the RHODESIAN LION HOUND ! :)
[Discipulus]: in roma cars are good mouser.. fortunnately no mouse at 7th floor..
[GotToBTru]: that's a name that should always be accompanied by a trumper fanfare
[GotToBTru]: trumpet, not trumper

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