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Perl Monks turns 5

by vroom (Pope)
on Dec 23, 2004 at 06:13 UTC ( #417004=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

5 years ago today, Perl Monks opened its doors for the first time. yiango and BBQ were among the first to wander in.

Thanks to everyone who has helped make Perl Monks a useful, helpful, and welcoming resource to this day.

-- vroom

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Re: Perl Monks turns 5
by mojotoad (Monsignor) on Dec 23, 2004 at 06:28 UTC
    Hmm, based on some of my recent behavior, I believe I turned 5 today as well. ;)

    ...oh, you mean actual age. Yes.

    Congrats, vroom. It's a cool site.

    Matt

      Congratulations. I feel there's no place on the web where I ever learned that much, every day...

      Cheers, Sören

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Re: Perl Monks turns 5
by bgreenlee (Friar) on Dec 23, 2004 at 08:22 UTC

    Congratulations. It's definitely one of the best technical resources and communities on the Internet.

    -b

Re: Perl Monks turns 5
by edan (Curate) on Dec 23, 2004 at 09:26 UTC

    What about paco? According to his homenode, he predates Perl Monks by almost 2 months!? How does that work? He even predates you! Using the Node Navigator Nodelet, I actually find there are a few such monks... what's the secret?

    --
    edan

      2 words. Worm holes. Or is that time machine? Bean burritto?

      ----
      Give me strength for today.. I will not talk it away..
      Just for a moment.. It will burn through the clouds.. and shine down on me.

Re: Perl Monks turns 5
by wolfger (Deacon) on Dec 23, 2004 at 12:19 UTC
    Happy Birthday to the Monastary! I was worried when I noticed the "Perl Monk5" moniker this morning. I thought we were forking into Perl Monk5 and Perl Monk6 for the respective versions of Perl... Glad that's not the case!

    --
    Linux, sci-fi, and Nat Torkington, all at Penguicon 3.0
    perl -e 'print(map(chr,(0x4a,0x41,0x50,0x48,0xa)))'
      Yes I was somehow puzzled too.
      Five years, that's quite young. I would have thought it was around longer. Now come on, monks of the olden days: tell us some anecdotes of way back when ... please ...
      Hah. When I saw it, I thought it was l33tsp34k.

      C0m3 g3t y0ur p3r1 h31p 4t p3r1m0nk5.0rg

      --Stevie-O
      $"=$,,$_=q>|\p4<6 8p<M/_|<('=> .q>.<4-KI<l|2$<6%s!<qn#F<>;$, .=pack'N*',"@{[unpack'C*',$_] }"for split/</;$_=$,,y[A-Z a-z] {}cd;print lc
Re: Perl Monks turns 5
by martinvi (Monk) on Dec 23, 2004 at 12:24 UTC
    Happy birthday :-)
Re: Perl Monks turns 5
by kutsu (Priest) on Dec 23, 2004 at 15:00 UTC

    I've been here for little over a year, and can honestly say I've more then tripled my knowledge of perl because of this site, and I meet alot of really interesting and fun people :). Thanks for the great site vroom.

    "Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - I think that I think, therefore I think that I am." Ambrose Bierce

Re: Perl Monks turns 5
by TStanley (Canon) on Dec 23, 2004 at 15:14 UTC
    It is us who should be thanking you for putting this site together and making it possible for all of us. Thank you for doing this.

    TStanley
    --------
    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing -- Edmund Burke
Re: Perl Monks turns 5
by Ovid (Cardinal) on Dec 23, 2004 at 15:15 UTC

    Happy birthday to Perl Monks and congratulations to you for everything you've done here. I can't thank you enough (heck, I would likely not have the career I've had were it not for this site.)

    And I can't say I remember yiango but I do miss BBQ. He was fun.

    Cheers,
    Ovid

    New address of my CGI Course.

Re: Perl Monks turns 5
by csuhockey3 (Curate) on Dec 23, 2004 at 16:46 UTC
    Thanks and congratulations vroom. We all really appreciate PM -- with all the help and good people here. There is no other resource like it anywhere!
Re: Perl Monks turns 5
by talexb (Canon) on Dec 23, 2004 at 19:44 UTC
      5 years ago today, Perl Monks opened its doors for the first time.

    And about three years ago I read a Damin Conway interview in the pair Networks support newsletter and said to myself, "A Perl resource on the net? Great idea! Join immediately!" It's been great fun, and I've learned an enormous amount.

      Thanks to everyone who has helped make Perl Monks a useful, helpful, and welcoming resource to this day.

    Yeah. Thanks a million everyone. What a terrific resource.

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    "Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

Re: Perl Monks turns 5
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Dec 24, 2004 at 03:06 UTC

    Ah. I was wondering who was befallen by fit of 1337ness and changed the topbar. :-) [ Update: for posterity: the logo in the topbar said Perl Monk5 rather than Perl Monks. ]

    Thank you for the site, thanks to the still post-less initiate who introduced me to the site, and thanks to everyone for the content. Let's make the next 5 years even better than the first!

    Makeshifts last the longest.

Re: Perl Monks turns 5
by BioGeek (Hermit) on Dec 24, 2004 at 04:51 UTC
    The thing I apreciate most about open source software is the community that comes with it. But never has that feeling been so real and warm as here.

    Gelukkige verjaardag/Happy Birthday,
    BioGeek
      It's all about the community and the people brought together by perlmonks. You rock!
Re: Perl Monks turns 5
by kiat (Vicar) on Dec 24, 2004 at 05:01 UTC
    Congratulations! Perlmonks is set as my Homepage :)

    Interestingly, I was wondering the other day about this vroom person. I thought you must be invisible because despite not being around a lot, you still have XP's of over a million.

    Merry Xmas.

Re: Perl Monks turns 5
by cLive ;-) (Parson) on Dec 29, 2004 at 09:09 UTC
    Nasty bots made vroom ban robots, but we do have an archive from perlmonks.thepen.com from 2001.

    Ahh, the old site design - how far we've come ;-)

    cLive ;-)

Re: Perl Monks turns 5
by thekestrel (Friar) on Apr 26, 2005 at 03:21 UTC
    Happy Birthday,
    My perl programming/learning has definately accellerated as a result of the site's existence. =)

    Regards Paul
Re: Perl Monks turns 5
by Random_Walk (Parson) on Mar 12, 2009 at 18:56 UTC

    And before this year is out it will be ten. Congratulations++

    Cheers,
    R.

    Pereant, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt!

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