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8 long years

by skullbowl (Monk)
on Jul 24, 2012 at 17:57 UTC ( #983488=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Its been 8 long years since I was last here. It is really amazing that I still remember this site, my id and my password. But most of my gang is no longer here

such a great effort to keep this site same and unchanged all these years. Well done guys and keep up the great work! Keep Going !

use Text::Soundex; print soundex ("Skullbowl");

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Re: 8 long years
by davies (Prior) on Jul 24, 2012 at 18:15 UTC

    If your password is that old, someone else knows it. You might want to change it here. You should certainly change it on any other site where you used the same password. See It's Time for Everyone to Change Passwords!, but I think there are other threads.


    John Davies

Re: 8 long years
by CountZero (Bishop) on Jul 24, 2012 at 18:46 UTC
    Its been 8 long years since I was last here.
    And eleven years since last you posted something here.

    Are you still using Perl?


    A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

    My blog: Imperial Deltronics
Re: 8 long years
by Flexx (Pilgrim) on Aug 07, 2012 at 17:09 UTC

    In my case it was 10 years. I just came back yesterday, and I cannot begin to tell you (because I fear some would misunderstand it as sarcasm, too), how much I loved it. I took PTO (paid time off) to follow the Olympics and the Mars Science Lab missions, and when I started to write a little script to download raw images by sol number yesterday, googling after some long-forgotten syntax stuff real quick, I came across a link to PM.

    And that's when "real quick" was over. The script took second place to me being on here for a couple of hours straight, just loving to go through some of my old writeups, reading those old replies, and remembering some stuff I've done back then, and what I worked on.

    Of course it was a shock finding out that I am not Friar anymore! How dare you guys degrade me in my absence!? ;) I was pretty proud when I became friar -- good thing is I am only 3 XP down of becoming .oO(what's it called now?) Pilgrim, so, oh well, my votes for today should do.

    I was amazed that my account still existed, though, to begin with, and that it was unaltered, otherwise. The interface looked like in the olden days, when Perl was my business still. And I am 100% honest, when I say, oh my Larry, I love that it is! In a way... all those years I trusted that it was. It was minimalistic, and practical and "Home" then, and it still is today. It's like coming back from a long pilgrimage and finding out your brothers kept everying in working order and the same for you. Thank you very much for that, brothers and sisters.

    That said, although I know it's probably off-topic here: Sometimes I really miss Perl, and especially using it professionally (read: being allowed to use it, nowadays). I've been off to Java for a decade now, and while I did get to like it, and things have much improved since then, and I know it as well as I used to know Perl, it's just ... something else. Java, in a way, is the most boring language out there.

    So it's not surprizing, maybe, that I never came across anything even getting close to PerlMonks, which, if I had to name three things where Perl rocks in comparison with Java, it always was: regular expressions as an integral element of the language (as opposed to a library/API), nothing like CPAN existing for it, and nothing like PerlMonks existing for it.

    So thank you for still being here, and I have a feeling that the next time I come here will be in less than 10 years. At least until I am back to work in a couple of weeks -- even if it's only due to another rover mission being on Mars, which always has me write some Perl, it seems ;) (Go NASA JPL & Partners, BTW!).

    See you,

      It's like coming back from a long pilgrimage...

      Welcome home, pilgrim!

      One thing that didn't exist 10 years ago was Tidings (linked as "What's New" in the upper right menu). Here you can see a concise summary of what has been changed in the last six and a half years ... though I'm sure some things got missed.

      I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.

        Thanks for the warm welcome, it's funny how this promotion really fit the circumstances, no?

        And thanks for the pointer, too. Seems there was quite a bit going on, which makes it ever more impressive, that it still looks and feels like the good old monastery.

        And yeah, I sure am 10 years closer to zombieness, lookin' at it...


      PM surely looks like it is frozen in time, being roughly the same since 13 years ago when I stumbled upon it. Not sure if that's a good thing or not. Anyway, thankfully not everything in Perl stands still. Things have been happening especially in the last 2-3 years. Check back often :)
        Is anyone using greasemonkey to prettify PM? Links?
Re: 8 long years
by jdporter (Chancellor) on Jul 24, 2012 at 18:26 UTC
    ... same and unchanged ...

    I'd upvote you for the brilliant sarcasm, except that I think you didn't mean it nicely.

      I didn't think it was sarcasm. I like it when things work, and also don't get changed (because they are working nicely as-is). :)

        because they are working nicely as-is

        Okay, now that is sarcasm.

      I'd upvote you for the brilliant sarcasm, except that I think you didn't mean it nicely.

      Your sarcasm detector is broken.

Re: 8 long years
by jdtoronto (Prior) on Aug 03, 2012 at 15:41 UTC
    Well, for me it hasn't been eight years, but I have been here only very rarely the last five years now that I no longer write Perl (or anyhting other than VHDL) most days. Good work keepers of the faith!
Re: 8 long years
by Argel (Prior) on Jul 25, 2012 at 20:05 UTC
    So what brought you back? Searching for an answer to a Perl question? Regardless, welcome back!

    Elda Taluta; Sarks Sark; Ark Arks
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Re: 8 long years
by sundialsvc4 (Abbot) on Sep 13, 2012 at 15:46 UTC

    I’m also of the feeling that, “if it ain’t too broke, don’t fix it.”   (No peanut-gallery wisecracks please about my own site ... an acknowledged cheese-ball.)   I rather like the cheesy little icons with the not-anti-aliased borders in the top right corner, and the pithy sayings on the left margin.   Heck, it makes the place feel like home.   It fits like an old, familiar sock that’s still very comfortable; the very ones that carried you through two hundred miles of hiking last summer...

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