NodeReaper can survive anything! Not only that, but when other players don't survive, he only grows stronger.
Warning: Unless otherwise stated, code is untested. Do not use without understanding. Code is posted in the hopes it is useful, but without warranty. All copyrights are relinquished into the public domain unless otherwise stated. I am not an angel. I am capable of error, and err on a fairly regular basis. If I made a mistake, please let me know (such as by replying to this node).
When I haven't tested code, I like to say that (in the text itself) rather than a footnote.
Yeash. I came back to this site to find that somebody has insulted everything I posted (or at least five+ of my posts). If you have some problem with my me, why don't you send me a /msg or something? I'm not vain enough to think I'm a perfect programmer, or even a great Perl programmer. I guess I am vain enough to offer solutions and try to help when I can.
Man, what did I do to you? In fact, who are you? How did I become public enemy #1 on this site?
If it's really that bad, I guess I'll just leave again.
A figure of speech. You know how you have a limited
number of votes (for upvoting and downvoting nodes)
each day, but once per day they get replenished?
There's a once-per-day process (a cron job or some
similar thing) that looks at each user in the
database and sets the votes left number up to the
correct number, based on the user's level. Some
people like to call this the "Vote Fairy". Unlike
some of the others, a user account is not
really needed for this. (NodeReaper needs one
because somebody has to own the reaped-node
placeholder nodes; im2 needs one so you can
/msg it, among other reasons; Anonymous Monk
needs one because, again, somebody has to own
his nodes. But the Vote Fairy doesn't need to
exist as a user, it was just somebody's idea of
an interesting joke.) I was a little surprised
that root was not included in the poll.
Paco was one of the earliest public (i.e., not a friend or aquaintance of Tim Vroom) users to join up and ask a legitimate question on Perlmonks. The question pertained to visiting a directory structure recursively.
The answer back in those days was to use File::Find. These days, the answer would probably tend more towards File::Find::Rule or File::Finder, depending on what you wanted to do. They certainly have nicer interfaces. Funny what a difference a few years makes.
Paco sprang to prominence a few years later when Ovid ran a "Vote for Paco!" sig for a while. After the Paco node threatened to take the lead in the Best Nodes thread, demerphq rewrote the best nodes stuff to present a random selection of culled best nodes. We never saw Paco again.
Antivroom. Back in the old days, we made a big fuss about when the site hit 1e5, or 100 000 nodes. Bets were laid. Fortunes were made and lost. I had a question I wanted to ask at about the time of the 99999 rollover, about installing Math::Pari. In my youthful foolishness, I tried to claim the spot.
Of course, I should have known better. Antivroom scored node 100000. I had to settle for node 100001. I suppose this means that I am crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
Which is why it pleases me no end that at the time I write these lines, I am the only voter for antivroom. It makes for a certain sense of closure.
- another intruder with the mooring in the heart of the Perl