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Re: How long have you been using Perl?

by tmiklas (Hermit)
on May 14, 2004 at 23:27 UTC ( #353526=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How long have you been using Perl?

I have started my Perl adventure somewhere in 1995/1996 (can't remember). I have read some very first aricles in newspapers in Poland and thought, that Perl is a language designed for me :-)
At first all of the people around were suprised... "What the hell are you doing?!" they asked - it was like a kind of magic. In one week all of my 9 servers started to report their work to my very first mobile phone. People told me that i am mad or something :-) but i had a great time. During time i was writing IRC bots with more and more sophiscated functions (one of the bots had even very simple NN/genetic algorithm to lear new badwords and kick/ban users according to the automatically calculated weight of a word). Some of the users wanted to kill me for that, but thanks to regular expressions, nobody could get a way around my badword function :-) During these years i did a lot of strange/crazy/funny/scary (pick as many as you want) things with perl and it was (and still is) great!
Now i am writing code for fun, sometimes to do something more useful :-) Even now, all of my scripts are still working on all of my 16 servers :-) still reporting, looking (the servers) after each other and providing distributed security for all of 16 machines in diferent parts of Poland.

Perl is the language, that gave me an opportunity to express myself in very creative and useful way.
Thanks Larry! Thankyou my fellow-monks. Without you, my life would be very very sad.

Greetz, Tom.

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[choroba]: Isn't Using PerlPod Creatively rather a meditation?
[choroba]: I don't see a question
[1nickt]: ugh, I stuck my head in the bass bin for 30 seconds on a dare at Ted Nugent at Hammersmith Odeon. Yes, I am 40% deaf now.
[johngg]: My daughter is incredibly jealous of my wife who got to see The Clash at Brixton many years ago. They went to see The Vaccines there recently.
[1nickt]: But the bands are even louder! I saw Spearhead (Michael Franti) at an outdoor show and had to walk a mile away to not feel pain in my chest! Babies were crying ... I asked the sound engineer why it was necessary to have the bass so loud and he laughed...
[Discipulus]: but the best i attended live was Mano Negra Patchanka at Forte Prenestino .. in 1990
[Corion]: Hmmm - Mano Negra or at least Manu Chao seem to put on a good live show. At least the one live CD I have from Manu Chao sounds good ;)
Discipulus feels the same jealousity of the johngg's daughter
[1nickt]: choroba I agree

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