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24 Nov 2009: I just started learning Perl from "SAMS Teach Yourself Perl in 24 Hours" 3rd Ed by Clinton Pierce in about August 2009. Perl is the first computer language I've attempted to learn because: 1) It is 'free' and open source, 2) The community spirit and support, and 3) Automation and screen scraping abilities. I'm running Ubuntu 9.04.

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[1nickt]: ugh, buying a computer is hard for an old person
[stevieb]: How do you mean?
[1nickt]: They assume that I want things I don;t and don;t provide things I do want. Looking for a 17" laptop with 4k (even 3K display) and full numeric-pad keyboard.
[1nickt]: They assume that if I want a 17" monitor I could not possibly want 4k screen
[1nickt]: They assume I do not need a DVD drive
[1nickt]: Heh, or they assume that if I want all that I am a "gamer" and I must want red backlighting for the keyboards and that I will pay $3500 ...

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