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Re: poll ideas quest

by yojimbo (Monk)
on Mar 30, 2001 at 14:12 UTC ( #68325=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to poll ideas quest

Some quick ideas (don't know if they've been done before)

  • Which monk pictures do you find most cute/scary/disturbing?
  • Which other programming language would you learn if you only had more time?
  • How much time can you waste in PerlMonks in one day/week/lifetime (eg 1 hour, 2 hours, > 1 day, "time is never wasted on PM"...)?
  • Which killer node would you write if only you had the skillz (eg teleport, smite user, /msg aliens, etc)?
  • Where would you expect to find the greatest gathering of Perl Monks (eg, here, at a Perl Mongers conference, linux installfest, under a rock, etc)?
  • Which cartoon character do you most resemble (eg Dogbert, Dilbert, Yosemite Sam, Asterix...)?
  • Which cartoon character most resembles Perl?
  • How many miles would you walk for a camel?
  • Which mind-altering substance helps most with Perl hacking?
  • What's your favourite music for coding to?

Ummm... now I've even run out of crap ideas. I'm sure someone else can do better :-)

(PS: Do I get my XP now? Huh? Please..?)


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Re^2: poll ideas quest
by OfficeLinebacker (Chaplain) on Apr 20, 2006 at 14:32 UTC
    How about an open-ended question: What's your most embarrassing computer-related moment?

    I'll go first:

    I was messing around with .htacc files (as the webmaster of a small but fairly important website within the organization) and I saw a line that was commented that had something about having your own "custom" error page. Just to see if it would work, I put in

    http://www.homestarrunner.com/error

    For some reason, I left it in there and my boss called me into his office a few weeks later and said someone had called him asking about some strange error message they had gotten.

    No real way to talk yourself out of that one.

      Many years ago I interviewed for a job as a Sun (SunOS-- before Solaris) administrator... I had already had several years of Sun-related hardware, OS and software engineering (drivers, utilities mostly) under my belt. However, the organization I had worked for OEM'd the equipment and custom racked everything... back to the story... so I interviewed pretty good and the guy took me for a tour of the computer room... so far so good. Finally after a bit we ended-up on the other side in that sort of casual "leaning-up against the equipment chit-chatting" sort of way and I remarked "So, where are the suns?" He got a sorta strange look on his face and said "You're leaning up against one!" Needless to say I didn't get the job :( even though I knew the innards inside and out-- was even the version I was used to at the time-- Sun-4M... but I'd never seen one with the skins on or even what sun's skins looked like.... (bummer)
Re^2: poll ideas quest
by alandev (Scribe) on Jul 07, 2007 at 09:45 UTC
    Personality you admire the most

  • Larry Wall
  • Linus Torvalds
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Steve Jobs
  • Bill Gates
  • George Bush
  • Others

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