|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Ideasby Steampunk (Scribe)
|on Oct 02, 2000 at 18:11 UTC||Need Help??|
Steampunk has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm just now "getting into" Perl. I come from a background of computers as a hobby, more or less. Although my job consists of user support, administration (NT -- hey, don't shoot me!), and web-master (design, not server admin), I don't have any jobs for programming, per se. I'm fairly new into Perl (read the Llama and did exercises, the Camel, and working on CGI programming with Perl), but I don't have access to a *nix site to administer, an apache server to tweak, or anything cool like that.
That little diatribe said:
What's "cool", aka interesting, for someone coming up through the newbie ranks to work on?
Yes, I know it's a stretch to tell someone what THEY would find interesting. But the majority of posts/books deal with:
While I would like to progress to the point where I feel I could contribute something back to the 'Net, I need something to 'cut my teeth on' to get to that stage.
I think I just asked for homework! Hey, someone send some nitroglycerine pills to my high-school teachers ASAP -- I think they might have a heart-attack!
Thank you all.
-- Just another Perl slacker