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by beamsack (Scribe)
on Apr 27, 2002 at 16:42 UTC ( #162528=user: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I started out trouble-shooting the digital logic in avionics test equipment "a few years ago".
The technology was ancient but cool!
The IC's had 6 transistors and it was simple to work with 1s and 0s.
The processor clock speed was 1 MHz and we were proud of it.
The rack mounted drawer that served as the processor was call DATAC for Data Transfer and Control. This was when TRON came out and I remember being blown away by the film.
Stuff broke all the time and we thought we would spend the rest of our careers fixing hardware!

Programmed machine tools (lathes) and welding robots for a while. Helped my friends by building utility programs.
I learned C++ and became a software developer back in 1998. C++ is a good language for building big programs and you can get it to perform well with a little care.
I program in multiple languages but Perl is the way I prefer to utilize a computer, to explore all the possibilities, to be productive and to have FUN
I continue to be amazed by Perl.

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[Discipulus]: Corion are you would able to realize such thing? O_O
[Corion]: In the same vein I have a script that automates Firefox to enter some data into another system. It's not faster than the people using the script if they were to do it manually, but they prefer not having to check the data and not having typos when ...
[Corion]: ... entering the data
[Corion]: Discipulus: I don't know whether I could really do that, but the init process itself mostly launches other processes, and the whole startup is just following a path of dependencies and making sure they are all running. Which basically is what ...
[Discipulus]: when at work my time is (temporarly) owned by the firm, so i do not care (coworkers whatch movies.. I code Perl)
[Corion]: ... make already does, except for files instead of programs. But maybe with some /proc hackery, that could be eliminated and one could use plain make :-D
[choroba]: systemd just makes is asynchronous
[choroba]: so, make -j
[Corion]: Discipulus: Yeah - but when writing Perl to save time (instead of having fun), it helps to look whether you're actually saving time ;) Why spend 5 minutes doing manually what you can spend three years automating? ;)
[Corion]: choroba: Oh, yeah :-D

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