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(OT) All I want for Christmas is ...

by Tanalis (Curate)
on Dec 18, 2002 at 15:03 UTC ( #220850=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Heys ..

Christmas is coming, in all but a week, and it's gotten me thinking about what I'd like, and what I can get other people (always a nightmare) - not least beacuse I've had a whole bunch of people asking what I want and what I've got them :)

So, at a risk of being annoying, and to try to bring a little light-hearted festive spirit into the Monastary, I'd like to ask what the one thing is that you'd like most for Christmas to improve your relationship, interaction and scripting talents with Perl?

Yes, it's a slow day in the office. Yes, I'm bored. Yes, I probably need to get a life. Yes, this is probably Christmas Wishlists, with a Perl twist, instead of being in the Real World(TM), which I happen to like :)

That over with, to start us off, I'd ask for an ingenious device that can translate my amazing (but fundamentally flawed) ideas for scripts that I can't code into perfectly working and fully-optimised code. If only such a thing existed .. *sighs and grins*

Here's hoping everyone has a great Christmas and a fun New Year ..
-- Foxcub

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Re: (OT) All I want for Christmas is ...
by shotgunefx (Parson) on Dec 18, 2002 at 15:15 UTC
    An in-dash monitor and a linux box in the trunk. Besides the knight rider factor, I'll soon grow dissatisfied simply monitoring my engine and checking servers while driving, feature creep will set in and who knows what I'm likely to code then. ("If it could just recognize my retina then I wouldn't need this key!")


    "To be civilized is to deny one's nature."
      I wouldn't wanna be on the road with you then (distractions--).

      MJD says you can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo!
      ** The Third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.

        Don't worry, I wouldn't be watching DVDs that for sure. I have a few new misses every single day (and I don't commute!) because some ass is talking on the cell, reading a map while picking their wedge.

        It would be just like having a more complete and slicker dash. (Hell, add in festival and you wouldn't have to take your eyes off the road at all.) I don't think that's anymore distracting than a normal dash.


        "To be civilized is to deny one's nature."
Re: (OT) All I want for Christmas is ...
by rozallin (Curate) on Dec 18, 2002 at 21:58 UTC
    My tall order (because knowledge is power you know):

    The ORA Perl CD Bookshelf + all the nodes from, cross indexed, referenced and built into a device no bigger than my Palm m100. Kinda like the Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy, only all about Perl. :)

    -- Rozallin J. Thompson
    The Webmistress who doesn't hesitate to use strict;

Re: (OT) All I want for Christmas is ...
by Bird (Pilgrim) on Dec 18, 2002 at 16:26 UTC

    Along the same lines as the in-car system, I'd like a fully automated home. All appliances tied in: electric, heat, light. With a voice-recognition and audio response system, and fully scriptable interface. Also, a nice, truly secure (HA!) remote interface would be great.

    Me: Home?
    Computer: Yes?
    Me: Living room lights, 50%
    Computer: Certainly

    And again, feature-creep being what it is, I'd look forward to the fun I could have. :)

        Yup, that's what I'm looking for! Cool!
        So now my dream gift is all the hardware I'd need to wire my place up. :)
      <reference type="obligatory" value="2001: a space oddesey">
      Me: Home!
      Home: Yes, Dave...
      Me: Living room lights, 50%.
      Home: I'm sorry, I cannot do that, Dave...
Re: (OT) All I want for Christmas is ... (to see firsthand How Perl Powers Christmas)
by ybiC (Prior) on Dec 19, 2002 at 12:54 UTC
    All I want to see under the tree come Christmas morning is airfare to the North Pole to see firsthand how Perl powers Christmas!   What an awesome operation, yo.
        striving toward Perl Adept
        (it's pronounced "why-bick")
Re: (OT) All I want for Christmas is ...
by Mr. Muskrat (Canon) on Dec 18, 2002 at 23:01 UTC
Re: (OT) All I want for Christmas is ...
by Jenda (Abbot) on Dec 21, 2002 at 14:21 UTC

    All I want for Christmas is the same thing I want for birthday and nameday and Easter and New Years Eve and all the other days in the whole year.

    But ... I might as well wish for a pair of wings :-(((

    I wish I could rm -rf / myself.

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