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Re: Last time I strayed away from proper monk behaviour, I ...

by gregor42 (Parson)
on Aug 03, 2009 at 17:59 UTC ( #785517=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Perhaps it would help if there was an authoritative definition of "proper monk behaviour"?

"There aren't evil guys and innocent guys. It's just... It's just... It's just a bunch of guys." - Steve Arlo, Zero Effect

Perhaps there is a test that can be applied to any action that will determine how "proper" it is? Ask the questions - "Am I doing something that is helpful to another person trying to use perl? Did I at least intend to help?"

But then there is the matter of jokes. I think jokes and pop-culture references are inherently monk-like behavior & I would call them proper.

Lulz on the other hand can take on that Andy Kaufman quality** - where they might only be funny to the perpetrator. That borders on behavior more befitting of a Troll.

We would like to think that Monks and Trolls are mutually exclusive camps. I repeat, we would like to think that... But then again comments like that are like chumming for flames, so my last transgression was apparently this sentence.

** - mind you I truly love Andy's work. Sadly however it could be argued that since the mainstream audience wasn't "in on the joke" much of the time, he had a hard time of it, especially at the end.

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[Corion]: Meh, first round of escalations for me not wanting to fix in production what a project has mismanaged. Now another project, which eats up all the resources until end of this year wants to take that task and put it on my list of things as well.
[Corion]: So now there will be the fun of me explaining to the project that $other_project had low priority because $project has high priority. If $project picks up the task from $other_project, they also will need to reprioritize my tasks to get that done...
[Corion]: ... of course at the cost of something else on my list of tasks for $project, as there only is a finite amount of days until $deadline.

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