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Re: What's the story behind the camel?

by didier (Vicar)
on May 13, 2003 at 14:38 UTC ( #257760=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to What's the story behind the camel?

Just for the fun.
Glossing Claude Nougaro (a french singer):

Perl is a starry night guiding camelful of words in the desert.
Sometimes crossing some bony remains, languages rendered inert.

My oh my, why did I wonder into those dunes so soon ?
Was I expecting Larry, wearing his cloak of threaded moon?

"I enjoy your thirst", he would have said,
"drink this, water for the mental".
And I would have drink the verses,
of a language so fondamental.

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[ambrus]: Today I accidentally cut my hand while carrying a computer. On the display part of the motherboard that sticks out at the back of the chasis and has ports, there's this thin metal sheet with holes cut for the ports, to guide plugs into the sockets.
[ambrus]: This sheet has sharp needle-like parts, 0.004 long and less than 0.001 wide, that can get bent to point outwards, and one of these cut into my palm when I lifted the box.
[ambrus]: So now when I choose what motherboard to buy for my new home computer, I have one more specific property to guide me. Useful, because there's so many different boards to choose from.

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