in reply to Programming every day
If you want to become a better programmer, then work through SICP, even if it is not using Perl, but Scheme. If you don't want to dive into programming *that* deeply, or just want to hack more Perl, try to convert your whole work environment into a place where you don't have to do anything manually. For starters, putting together a nice logging scheme for the applications you need to watch, with automated priority-based notification mechanisms (print to some terminal, email to responsible person, pager alarm for fatal erros, etc.) might be nice.
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