Some suggestions for expanding your knowledge of Perl (and perhaps computing in general):
- Browse CPAN and try out things you never heard of before.
- Search SourceForge and offer help to a Perl-based project.
- Start your own project (which you did) which involves using different tools that you might not be familiar with.
- Help someone else (one-on-one) learn Perl. Newbies will often ask questions that will prompt you to learn something of which you previously had no knowledge.
Just my two cents, perhaps some other monks will have some more suggestions.
John J Reiser