in reply to Belittling Beginners
I know I'm taking a risk by dusting off this old post, but....
I'd like to share with everyone that I'm an absolute beginner (think Beginning Perl chapter 5). I found this site by way of an internet search that directed me towards Building a Development Environment on Ubuntu (an indication of my recent introduction to the monastery).
Because of my acute tenderfootedness, there may be value in the fact that I find the content of this specific post to be rare and kind of inspiring. Based upon this alone I think Perl Monks will likely remain a beacon for all people interested in perl, new-b and old-b alike.
My two cents.