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Erudil

by Erudil (Prior)
on Mar 02, 2000 at 23:07 UTC ( #4677=user: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Caught between these voices
the sirens and the sage
one too many choices
for the victims of the age

    -- Mark Heard 1951-1992
My body, like a Roman ruin,
shudders in the storm.
It is not unlike my life:
a heap of schemes and projects
that lie crumbled on the ground.
But like Hadrian's Wall
I'm still standing ...

    -- Jeff Johnson



My Web site is at www.Erudil.com



Several less than randomly chosen nodes:




Some interesting language comparison papers:




The day I met Larry Wall:

I was at the first YAPC (Yet Another Perl Conference) as a speaker. My name and the abstract for my paper appeared in the Proceedings, and the abstract noted that I work at an aerospace laboratory.

It was lunchtime on the first day; Larry had given the keynote address that morning. I saw him sitting alone at a table and went over to introduce myself saying: "Hi Larry, my name is Steve Jenkins". His somewhat puzzling response was: "You're not the Steve Jenkins I was expecting".

If you have the first Camel book (the pink one) you'll see 'Steve Jenkins' listed in the thank-you section. That SJ had worked with Larry at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Larry explained that he had lost touch with him, but after seeing the name and the associated mention of the aerospace industry, he had jumped to the wrong conclusion.

Larry invited me to sit and have lunch with him and we had a great conversation for about 20 minutes before anyone else sat down with us.

Needless to say, it made my day!



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[Corion]: Oof - "Anyway, if it is not obvious, please keep this discussion entirely confidential for now.", as seen on a public mailing list ;)
[Discipulus]: uh no choroba.. i do not practice much with online putyour image sites:can you suggest one (that possibly remove the pic after few days)?
[choroba]: Corion a bug report?
[choroba]: I have no idea :-( I used to post to photobucket.com, but they don't seem to feature "private" pictures in the free version now
[Discipulus]: dazz i'm not an experts but i think it would be possible
[Corion]: dazz: I think Image::Magick can "read" from an in-memory filehandle
[Corion]: choroba: No, some general admin discussion of how to handle (company) user accounts
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