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Willard B. Trophy

by Willard B. Trophy (Hermit)
on Oct 17, 2002 at 14:03 UTC ( #206025=user: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Discovered Perl when looking for a data manipulation tool that sucked less that Fortran-77 & DCL under VMS for a wind farm company...

I've done a lot of Perl for publishing dictionaries; classic text manipulation stuff, really. I have also done more PostS‎crip‎t programming than is good for one. What the world needs is RPNPerl.

My minor claim to fame is that I "got Perl in the dictionary" back in 1998. Google for "group:comp.lang.perl.misc author:stewart@ref.collins.co.uk". 'Tis I, and I have the e-mail from Tom C to prove it.

I work with wind energy, and now seldom touch Perl.

I'm also quite Scottish. In fact, possibly more Scottish than I was when I first arrived in Canada.

The name Willard B. Trophy was inspired by Richard Brautigan. It's also very silly, but everyone else here has silly user names, so why shouldn't I?

-----BEGIN PERL GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
Version: 0.01
P++c---P6?R+++M O-MA++E PU+BD C
D++S+++X++WP MO+PP!n CO?PO--o++G
A-OLC--OLCC--OLJ--OLP---OLCO---OLL--OLA
*Ee++Ev-uL++uS-w!m!osA+
------END PERL GEEK CODE BLOCK------

I'm famed for my sweet making, in particular Scots Tablet. The Toronto PMers are addicted to it.

I have two very tedious blogs: We Saw A Chicken ... and Numpty's Progress. I'm also a ham radio operator, callsign VA3PID; you'll usually find me on PSK31 around 14.070MHz.

I have a not very clever JAPH:

$,="\n";foreach(split('',"\3\3\3c>\0>c\177cc\0~c~``\0cc\177cc")) {$a++;$_=unpack('B8',$_);tr,01,\40#,;$b[$a%6].=$_};print @b,"\n"

If the backticks scare you, here's what it (harmlessly) produces:

                        
      ##  #####  ######  ##   ##
      ## ##   ## ##   ## ##   ##
      ## ####### ######  #######
 ##   ## ##   ## ##      ##   ##
  #####  ##   ## ##      ##   ##

If you need to get in touch, I can't stand that nasty-ass chatterbox thing, so I remain, scruss /at/ gmail /dot/ com

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