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User since: Mar 01, 2011 at 20:42 UTC
Last here: May 21, 2014 at 08:31 UTC (15 weeks ago)
Experience: 2157
Level: Chaplain (11)
Writeups: 344
Location:In my office at the monastery, see map below.
User's localtime: Sep 02, 2014 at 00:26 CEST
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Perl Geek Code

I write my own webserver in Perl, many mission critical parts of "my" production plant run my software and i'm actually getting paid to have fun with Perl. Why would i need a Perl Geek Code block...?

Useful nodes

Here are some helpful node. Some are my own, actually.

NodeTitle or Des‎crip‎tionAuthor
939918Using Tab Completion on Windows in cmd.exeStamm
935499Reinventing the wheelcavac
9310453-byte representationgerleu
929344Embedded s‎crip‎ting sandbox? Lua?cavac
941905Poem "Perl(Hello World)"chacham
693828Yes, even you can use CPANTanktalus
128077A Guide to Installing Modulestachyon
376075brian's Guide to Solving Any Perl Problembrian_d_foy
919075Common Software Development Mistakeseyepopslikeamosquito
914899Hoss'ss Last Wordshossman
967433Radius with RFC conform OTP tokenscavac
945042Automation with X11::GUITestcavac
944371Turn a Website into a native application
Fixing MakeMaker on 64bit Linux
cavac
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978256
Cavac does text adventurecavac
976888Design elegance vs. getting the job done (the famous piggy bank example)cavac
976690Twas the night after Lulzsec (Perl vs. PHP)cavac
969030How to maintain a persistent connection over sockets? (Amazing! Multi-tasking without multi-tasking!)BrowserUk
116759Finite Automata Question Generatorsuaveant
980650Explaining the poorly documented ||= operatorlive4tech
130021Orcish Maneuver (caching expensive lookups in sort operations)AidanLee
26380The path to masterytilly

Interesting nodes

Here are some funny or "historically relevant" nodes. Most of them don't have "useful solutions to Perl problems", but are relevant in PM culture or just plain funny.

414465Funniest Nodes of 2004
4677Erudil, the master. Read all his posts!
499201"Most popular links on homenodes"
846Paco! He will return!
100000AntiVroom!

PM quotes (and a few other relevant ones)

AuthorPostQuote
Albannach882459That reminds me of something a senior engineer told me about 20 years ago on the topic of estimating effort: double your first number and go the the next larger unit. So if your first reaction is 30 seconds, better say 60 minutes. Four hours is more likely to be 8 days, and so on. I'm still crap at estimating individual task effort, but I'm much better at total project cost at least.
sundialsvc4935935Yes, it really depends upon your project’s DFQ (Dissected-Frog Quotient), followed by your cauldron-burn and fire-bubble. ;-)
CrowMST3K The MovieBelieve me, Mike, I calculated the odds of this succeeding against the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid… and I went ahead anyway.

Where to find me

There is always confusion on how to find me in the "real world". I don't understand why, i'm nearly always in my office at the monastery. It is on ground level, so you wont even have to climb stairs or anything. The layout of the monastery is simple enough, it has been agreed on by a fair vote all inhabitants. Most of it is even very well documented.

If you still can't find my office, here's the map:

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If you still can't find me, try to contact me online. Most likely i'll be able to help you out this way, too.