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by silent11 (Vicar)
on Jul 11, 2001 at 18:50 UTC ( #95704=user: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

My Wage

I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store;

For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial's hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have gladly paid.

~ Jessie B Rittenhouse

Stick To Your Task

Stick to your task until it sticks to you,
Beginners are many but enders are few.
Honor, power, place and praise,
Will always come to the one who stays.

Stick to your task until it sticks to you,
Bend at it, sweat at it, smile at it too.
For out of the bend and the sweat and the smile,
Will come life’s victories, after awhile.

~ Author Unknown

My Perl To-do list:

  1. Writing Perl Modules for CPAN

Favorite PM quotes

Bad idea. Definitely bad idea.
  -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
silent11: /msg PodMaster why pink?
PodMaster: because green is reserved for pod ;)
What is the point of your post? So there are stupid people. There have always been stupid people. There have always been stupid people place above you. The only slightly interesting aspect in this is, what are you going to do about it?

How about the editors coming up with a single, recommended style for all posted code.

That's a great idea! Let the editors look at my coding style, which is the only one true style, and enforce that on everyone posting here. I'd say, a post containing code that doesn't have that style shouldn't even be allowed to be posted.

I thought the best part of waking up is the fact that you aren't dead.

Anonymous Monk
I'm not a Perl programmer, but I play one on the net. {grin}

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
As for Perl in the "enterprise" (I never saw that part of Star Trek),

If flexibility is so darned important, then I think no one would write one-liners.

Microsoft sucks. There. Had to say it.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
I don't write s‎crip‎ts - I write application frameworks. I just happen to use a language that once was a s‎crip‎ting language.

You say 'we'. Does that mean that you're involved with Perl developement?

-MUBA to TimToady / here
Well, I haven't voted yet, but had I voted, it'd have to be >15 years, because it wasn't "sort of" my idea. :-)

-TimToady in response to this poll
It contributes to my unease about perl6 that the model there appears to be a formal language with an unambiguous grammar, rather than a natural language.

-Zaxo, here

-rcaputo, here
castaway: /me wonders whats with all the mortgage spams..
PodMaster: castaway: you need to buy new mortgagte, its all the rage, increases growth by 10 inches
castaway: yeah, apparently..
Speaking of BSD's Ports and the CPAN:

One great automated package management system plus another great automated package management system equals almost the same work as no automated package management system.
When you get a chance to get paid to learn something new, you should never refuse (unless it's torture or chemical weapons manufacture or something).
-Your Mother
It's only geekiness if it goes in a leather case on your belt when not in use...
--hsm link

Heard around the office...

If you're talking about sex, money's always involved.
--Jimmy -- Aug 22 2001
Hey Mike, Approve this !
--Shawn -- Aug 23 2001

Just delete everything in the Registry that says "Microsoft".
--Shawn -- Aug 24 2001

If I wanted to I'd replace all of you with a perl s‎crip‎t.
--Mike --
adam: if you we were in dark age camelot I could control you and make you my pet!
gerry: would you make him beg?
adam: no, I'd use him to attack.
adam: I'd use you as I meat shield
jimmy: a meat shiled?
gerry: that sounds fun!

There's no such thing as spoiling your wife.
--Jimmy-- Apr 15 2002
--Steve-- Apr 16 2002
Hey, if you had an expensive fake plastic tree in your office, would it be written off as a plant asset?
Will: Does your wife take your money?
Erik: It's been bread into the species.
Treat your wife like she's a person.
Vote for communision cuz they wear red.
--Gerry to self--
Bugs exist in close proximity to each other.
--pek Feb 2007--
I think I'm with Microsoft on this on.
--Robert on ECMAS‎crip‎t 4-- Mar 2008
It *would* be that easy if you used Emacs --Brady, showing off his macro skills -- Nov 2008


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