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20 is a round number

by Discipulus (Canon)
on Jun 13, 2022 at 11:54 UTC ( [id://11144710]=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hello dear community,

      Happy Monkday!!1!
      You've been here 20 fruitful years.
      Haven't you grown up yet?

is the message I've found today entering the halls of our lovable place.

I planned for today a spectacular obfuscation, but lacking currently the inspiration I just have for you a little resume of my partecipation.

Yes: I grown up here. It was in 2002 when I moved my first baby steps in the Programming Art, Perl declination of it, so poor in English and in Perl that I wrote my code in Italian.

During these early years I attempted to automate as much as possible my daily job with windows, IIS et similia. My scripts incredibly worked even in this ugly environment. My mad vein was already there, for exmple I wanted to modify my source at runtime: substitution in $0.

In this early stage I used a lot of CGI and I started having fun with Tk under the mentorship of master zentara.

At that time node reputation was in hundreds of votes: many brilliant hackers here and my lack of understanding them.. nice days :)

Then, starting from Murder of a Perl coder (announced), I had bad times with Perl at work, with only eleven posts here during 2005-2008.

Then, since 2009, a personal rebirth: Perl is too much addictive to be killed by job bosses: I published here the first naive CUFP: when no ping say 'moo!' and I used it to spot the right eth cable in the datacenter, detaching them in serie, in the time no cable were numbered.. a mess :) This was the first of 23 CUFP.

New techniques, modules usage and a modern Perl for me: I started coding my own modules.

Among my personal Cool Uses for Perl you can find the acme of my heresy: the biggest string eval ever attempted by a coder: CPAN Namespace Navigator evals the whole 02packages.details.txt from CPAN. I'm still proud of it.

In 2012 my Ten (years) Here marked the beginning of yet another era: I found that I had something interesting to share with you and that I'm able to give a little help to newcomers, always as humble amateur.

The majority of my Meditations are since then. As heretic perl programmer I started an incomplete serie: Antiquitates - liber I and Antiquitates - liber II aiming to link ancient wisdom with our beloved perl art. Worth to notice also Binary Comedy -- 01 - 000001 where I poetically met Larry in Dante's Inferno.

After fifteen years here it started again a time of troubles, with work involving in a mess with absolutely no more room for my perl, now that I'm almost ready to become a professional perl coder, simply the perl job marked is something not existing anymore.

But dont give up! During this golden age you can find my 12 Obfuscations and my Poetry.

In the same years I became a oneliner addicted with 76 oneliners published here, let me feeling the younger of the old hacker generation and the acme of ameteur perl coders.

Thanks you all for these 7305 amazing days!!


There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
Reinvent the wheel, then learn The Wheel; may be one day you reinvent one of THE WHEELS.

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Re: 20 is a round number
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Archbishop) on Jun 15, 2022 at 00:51 UTC

    I like too much your posts eyepopslikeamosquito and I always upvote them; this time I was tempted to downvote as I totally disagree with your point of view :) Then I thought "he is a sympathetic good fellow" and I upvoted you as always: small acts can have big consequences in long time terms.

    -- Re^8: Organizational Culture (Part I): Introduction -- sci-fata by Discipulus

    Discipulus, your consistently fantastic positive attitude is why it's always a pleasure interacting with you here at Perl Monks. You've made a huge positive impact on this place and I hope to see you strolling the corridors of the Monastery for another twenty years!

    BTW, I see you beat me to the twenty year mark by just ten days. Thanks for that, reminds me I need to think about a twenty year anniversary post too. :)

Re: 20 is a round number
by LanX (Saint) on Jun 13, 2022 at 13:51 UTC

    ... Happy Monkday, Lorenzo!!!


Re: 20 is a round number
by Your Mother (Archbishop) on Jun 13, 2022 at 19:19 UTC

    TWENTY YEARS?!? Non ci credo! I cannot imagine such a thing. Why if I were here that long—or even say 19 years, 2 months, and 9 days—I’d probably faint.

    Okay, I’m done making it about me. I am extremely glad you’ve stuck around. You’re terrific.

Re: 20 is a round number
by roho (Bishop) on Jun 14, 2022 at 05:14 UTC
    Congratulations on your 20th anniversary! Mine was on January 21, but it passed quietly in the night. :)

    "It's not how hard you work, it's how much you get done."

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