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Granddaughter October 2020

The nodes I enjoyed posting most are Ook interpreter and A BASIC interpreter to run StarTrek
My most spectacularly successful "code in reply" is Fast common substring matching
A lot of people seem to like Utility to capture parameters and perform a task
Some sage advice :-) for SoPW posters who would like answers: I know what I mean. Why don't you?
and a meditation: Flipin good, or a total flop?
and: Ta Da - a PerlMonks markup savy editor

I used to be an electronics technician for the University of Otago (Dunedin, NZ). I'm now part of a software development team writing data capture and analysis software for the product that our company sells. I'm mostly writing C++ embedded firmware as part of the hardware development team, but writing a lot of Perl tools that are used in a wide range of roles in the company. I've used SC/MP, RCA COSMAC (CDP1802), Z80, 8051, 6800 and 6502 assembler, Forth, Basic (many flavours), Logo, SmallTalk, Pascal, Algol 60, Fortran, C, C++, VBA, Prolog, COBOL, JS‎crip‎t, various calculator programming languages, JavaS‎crip‎t, Python, Java and Perl (and forgotten most of them). I started using Perl in May 2005 to convert a Word document to TWiki (with pretty successful results) and joined PerlMonks at the end of May.

Oh, and if you haven't already, do read The strictures, according to Seuss!

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