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Perl is my hammer, and I am surrounded by objects that could be construed to be nails...

High speed photo of a breaking board taken with an early prototype of the Quaketronics flash controller.

See the Quaketronics blog for interesting projects.

There is a link to a video of me testing a high-speed photography flash controller here See my page at tomacorp (We're not a corporation) or my perl page.

I presented a paper at OSCON called Read and Write OpenOffice Documents with Perl.

There is a success story about my old job called Agilent Puts Perl to Work Dispensing CAD Data. While you can't see the CAD Data Store on the web any more, it is still up and running behind the Agilent firewall.

When the commercial version of the CAD Data Store closed down, I went back to my old job, which was designing circuits for test equipment. Since I had enjoyed perl and web programming, I took up perl as a hobby and spent a lot of time here at perlmonks. After the downturn, I was able to work on the Agilent internal CAD tools again. Working so much with perl at work has decreased my desire to spend so many off-hours on perl, and my participation here has dropped. Now I program perl during the day and design circuits at night, while sometimes listening to music.

I often show up at the Perl Monger's meeting for Sonoma.pm. See http://sonoma.pm.org/ for the new meeting place.

Update: The day for the Sonoma.pm Perl Monger's meeting has changed back from our original time. The day is the last Tuesday of every month. Same cool place, Alembic.


Since 1979 in Nashville, these are the words that go with my name:
"It should work perfectly the first time"