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by atcroft (Abbot)
on Apr 09, 2001 at 08:59 UTC ( #70929=user: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Note: If you see me on and I do not respond (either in the CB or the private message system), it is almost certainly not that I am ignoring you. I currently use the FrameChat2 CB client and often leave it running, which makes me appear to be at console, even when I am not. My apologies for any confusion or ill feelings that may have resulted previously.

Current location: eastern Texas, USA

Previous locations:

  • eastern Texas, USA (xxxx-2000, 2001-2003, 2005-present)
  • south-central Texas, USA (2000)
  • north-central Georgia, USA (2004-2005)
Modules I have written:
  • Bundle::Padre::Plugin - Install all Padre::Plugin::* modules in one shot. Initial upload to CPAN 2013-10-30.
Modules I have contributed to:


After having to look up several links to find where I put them to respond to a posting, I decided to take the plunge and add a number of them here. The content is that of their owners, and I have no control other than to remove them if necessary from here. If I have mis-attributed something, please let me know so I can correct it. I hope this may prove useful to someone, as this site has proven for me. (All off-site links below are targetted to a new window named by my monastary name, so clicking the first may open a new window, but the second and following will open within that same window.)

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Monks I have met:

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Best recently-overheard self-given title by a programmer: "Master of dread, ambassador of darkness, banisher of confusion, and herder of cats..."

"Compulsory" listing of areas of interest: physical sciences, psychology, space, computer science, photography, sci-fi, computer systems administration, (and a few others)

Interesting quote:

Thing that got me was not her list of things she hated, since she was obviously crazy as a Cyborg, but fact that always somebody agreed with her prohibitions. Must be a yearning deep in human heart to stop other people from doing as they please. Rules, laws--always for other fellow. A murky part of us, something we had before we came down out of trees, and failed to shuck when we stood up. Because not one of those people said: "Please pass this so that I won't be able to do something I know I should stop." Nyet, tovarishchee, was always something they hated to see neighbors doing. Stop them "for their own good"--not because speaker claimed to be harmed by it.
Manuel Garcia O'Kelly, in The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (by Robert A. Heinlein)

Interesting quote:

Morality is your agreement with yourself to abide by your own rules.
Jubal Harshaw in Stranger in a Strange Land(also by Robert A. Heinlein)
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My best-guess at my Geek Code (lines 1-3 are interpretted as standard Geek Code, line 4 using Phil Stracchino's weapons extension, lines 5-8 using the Perl Geek Code extension, links listed above):

Version: 3.12+weapons+Perl
GCS d-(+) s: a C++ UL++(++++) US(++++) P++(++++) L+++>++++ E->++
W+(+++) N+>+++ w@-- V PS+ PE Y+>++ PGP>+++ t+>+++ 5+>+++
X+>+++ R tv b+>++++ DI++(+++) D+>++ G>+++ e++>++++ h r->+++
!ma>++ k(-)>++ F3(+)>5++ X->+++
P+(++)>+++$ c-->++ P6->++ R+(++)>+++ M>+++ O>+++ MA!>++ E>+++
PU->++++ BD->+++ C>++ D+@++>+++ S@++>+++ WP+++ MO>++
PP>+++ n->+++ CO?>++ PO>+ o>+++ G>+++ A->++ Ee->++
Ev->+++ En Et uL++>+++ uS>+++ w-

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Some of my postings in various sections:

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The obligatory buttons, for those who like to push them
(for amusement porpoises only-the output will be sent as if you submitted it)
Version Button Output in CB
Movie version
(final words from
Soylent Green)
/me yells as they carry 'em out, "You've got to tell them... Soylent Green is people... We've got to stop them... somehow..."
Philosophical version
(What am i?)
/me is merely a figment of the imaginations of the voices in their head
Replacement version
(I was replaced...?)
/me didn't go away, and was replaced by a small code snippet (that was smarter, and better-looking, too)...can anyone help?

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[marto]: good morning all, snow day here, won't make it to the office
[Corion]: marto: Oof - that means taking a day off or can you work from home?
[marto]: Corion, I can do some non-technical things, but there's no way for me to connect to the clients network.
[marto]: which is a shame, I had a really productive day yesterday
[Corion]: marto: Meh, so it'll be a day of cleaning out email...
[marto]: and hoped that I'd be able to continue the momentum :)
[marto]: I can't even access client email, nor my employers since those idiots moved to citrix
[marto]: it literally doesn't work. Also, via their citrix interface theres no way to open attachments, or upload an attachment for sending. The company policy is that you email you work account from a personal one, and forward it on from there :/

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