in reply to Confession Booth
I used to post anonymously when I expect to be downvoted for a node so as not to take the XP hit (I don't do it very much any more, I usually don't post the node at all)
Once I made a node (not anonymously) that I later realized was really stupid, and I edited it to try to cover the whole thing up and hoped nobody would remember.
I don't always put use strict; and -w in my code if I'm not showing it to anybody else.
I learned how to program in C.