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GotToBTruby GotToBTru (Friar)
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Learned Perl many years ago 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: the fact that 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.
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.
Favorite Quote of the Day:
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