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Corionby Corion (Pope)
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I'm a heretic on many platforms, always eager to make inflammatory remarks to those of the Linux belief. My actual homepage is at http://www.corion.net/ where I maintain some Win32 toys, some Perl scripts and a file format wiki (currently offline)...
Things people said about me :<dvergin> He just shouldered me out of the way and fixed it before I had a chance. No wonder they all call him The Node Pixie.
Some more info :
I'm 34 years old, have studied mathematics (algebra) and started real work (that is, after financing my studies by freelancing as programmer/bofh) in the middle of April 2001.
When I was supposed to be at the university, I was part-time BOFH-ing for a small heterogenous network in a development shop. In the time I steal from work and PM I ride my motocycle, a
My taste in music can be regarded as rather wide, the two main favourites are Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode, but in general the taste ranges from Techno, House to Rap and even some Metal ;). Having a large collection of music also doesn't help narrow that taste in ... I recently (Oct 2005) discovered http://pandora.com - they have a wide selection and seem to find quite similar songs to the songs I give as seeds.
My current motto :
Why spend five days coding by hand what you can spend five years automating?
I'm not pedantic, I'm just trying to be accurate :)
Note the smiley ! ^^
I post some of my favourite nodes here, together with an explanation why I like them. See it as some sort of self-glorification or mutual adoration thing.
Modules for lazy programmers
Interesting languages and concepts
Currently, I'm trying to expand my knowledge about different languages, mostly not to learn many different languages but to understand the culture and ideas behind those languages, and the algorithms that are easy to implement in these languages. For example, sorting complex structures is easier and more natural in Python than it is in Perl.
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