Hmmm, what to put in here ... well I guess a bit about me and how I came across Perl.
My background is in Unix, first as a developer in C, then a sysadmin, and currently in support - although at the minute I seem to be concentrating more on the hw side of things rather than sw or os
I came across Perl during my sysadmin days (which I'm still involved in but to a much lesser amount), and found it useful for stuff that until then I'd done using shell scripting, sed & awk - normal unix'y stuff. Suddenly I'd found a language that was flexible enough to let me get stuff done quickly and easily - and I've stuck with it since.
Other than the day job, I'm involved in teaching (and enjoying) scuba diving. This has led me onto setting up and maintaining a website to promote myself and this is where my current Perl priorities are - I've got myself on learning CGI and MySql with Perl being the string that holds the whole thing together
So that's where I am right now - having fun with Perl, but trying to learn new stuff, and there's a lot out there to learn.
By George, I think I might finally have got my head around map!!
Journal of Journey to EnlightenmentXP Points for sch
|September 17, 2002||Novice|
|September 20, 2002||Acolyte|
|October 08, 2002||Scribe|
|October 11, 2002||Monk|
|October 25, 2002||Friar|