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GotToBTru

by GotToBTru (Priest)
on Jun 15, 2010 at 13:25 UTC ( #844862=user: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Learned Perl

around 2001 when an EDI trading partner insisted on using FTP instead of a VAN. I needed a quick way to send and receive that could be embedded in a scheduler, and I knew "Perl does that." 4 hours later, we were up and running.

I use Perl to examine data files and system logs, to produce automated emails and database updates, to perform file transformations, and to perform automated file transfers (moves and/or ftp).

The name GotToBTru is from the title of a song by Christian singer/songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman, and marked his first foray into something approximating rap music. He uses the lyrics to poke fun at himself (and also his listeners). Two things I like: despite his "superstar" status he doesn't take himself too seriously, and the reminder in the lyrics that nobody will believe my words unless my behavior backs them up.

Quotes

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

The plural of 'anecdote' is not 'data'.

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Blog (infrequent updates!)

Other interests:

Amateur (ham) radio (callsign AE0Z), Toastmasters, vocal and instrumental music, Christian apologetics, Torah observance for Christians

Picture

is a Yaesu FT-101ZD ham radio transceiver. This was the last of several models of this radio made in the 1970s and 80s. Note the stylish LCD display. My own (not pictured) is almost as old as Linux.

Well, that about sums it up for evolution:

Life has never been observed to come from non-life.

There is no known observable process by which new genetic information can be added to the genetic code of an organism.

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Posts I'm proud of:

Although, if I take too much (any really) pride in my posts here, I need only notice that there is a strong inverse correlation between rating and how much I type!

Sainthood!

679th Saint in the Book December 10th, 2014.

Codes

-----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
Version: 3.1
GCS d-- s:+ a+ C++$ ULA$ P++$ L++>$ !E--- W++ !N !o !K--
w+ !O !M V+>$ PS- PE !Y PGP>$ t+ !5 !X !R tv b++ DI++++ D+
G-- e++ h---- r+++ y?
------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------

Style Code
I2Osi0S<+>++<gt>B0L1C2P0N>R1vl(en)c1a1p(0)r1d0Hsw main-sub

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