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Re: Re: Re: Omigawd! Surprised by Reality!

by sierrathedog04 (Hermit)
on Jul 13, 2001 at 05:29 UTC ( #96258=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Omigawd! Surprised by Reality!
in thread Omigawd! Surprised by Reality!

No offense intended and none received. If you think what I wrote was bad, you should have been on the CB a few months ago. Malicious PM gossipers were accusing Merlyn of being a transvestite! Can you imagine? (It's not true, is it?)

Speaking of Merlyn, where is he? I haven't seen him post in awhile. I always thought that he had the hacker ethic that Pekka Hekkonnen writes about. I mean, Merlyn is a pretty big man in the Perl world, but he took the time to hang out with guys most of whom know a lot less than he does because it was fun to talk about Perl.

Tres cool. What if we all did Perl for 20 years? Would we all know as much as Merlyn/Tilly/Tye and yes, "Abigail."? In my case I think my gas tank would keep getting topped off and the extra Perl knowledge would run out onto the pavement.

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Transvestites and other nonsense
by merlyn (Sage) on Jul 17, 2001 at 00:11 UTC
    A transvestite? Surely you all need a life or something, if that's the rumors you come up with.

    I can only think that the source of that rumor was actually about my buddy Bill, who dressed up in a Hooters waitress uniform on a dare. He and I are both happily heterosexual (and not transvestites, except for an occasional laugh), thank you very much, not like I needed to say that or defend that.

    As for abigail, the use of a female moniker is much more an experiment with online communities than any statement about personal lifestyle, let me assure you. I have had direct conversation with abigail on this one, and I trust what I heard. From the fallout here, it appears that abigail has succeeded once again in confounding yet another online community into rethinking their stereotypes. Go abby!

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

      Go abby!

      Yes, unfortunately it appears that abigail has left perlmonks. Apparently it happened before on c.l.p.m. I would be very sorry to see it happen again.


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