I went through a similar situation two weeks ago at work. Our web server was being brought to its knees and the execs were starting to become needlessly worried that we were "under attack" from malicious hackers. They think someone's accessing our server over and over again rapidly to bog it down.
I said, "give me the IIS log file and 5 minutes and I'll give you a sorted list of all the IPs visiting our site and how many time they've accessed it."
5 minutes and 1 sorted list later, the executives' worries were dismissed, and I had again proved to my CTO(who frowns on Perl only because he doesn't know it, and neither do the other developers in my team, so if they were to fire me they wouldn't be able to maintain my code) that Perl has a valuable place in our company. If only I could get them to see the light... damn Microsoft sheep.
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