Central Coast Perl Mongers 09/04/00
sue at welearn.com.au
Sun Apr 9 09:23:23 CDT 2000
On Sun, Apr 09, 2000 at 05:04:55PM +1000, Stewart Heckenberg wrote:
> At 17:12 9/04/00 -0500, homeless wrote:
> Hey again,
> >On Saturday, 8 April 2000 10:26 Stewart Heckenberg wrote:
> >>A warm welcome to Homeless, the newest member of Central Coast Perl
Yeah, glad to see a new face. Come on in, Homeless, this is your new home!
> No probs :)
> >>So far we have four members, including myself! I know that Skud lives in
> >>Melbourne (he actually runs the Melbourne Perl Mongers group) so he can't
> >>attend any possible future meetings :)
> >Lots 'a famous super-heros ran in packs of four!
> >Maybe with our combined powers we can save australia from the evil tyranny
> >of AOL,
> >and Skud can be the guy that calls us on the in-car-video-phone and gives us
> >our missions.
Err... I don't think skud is that kind of "guy" :-)
> Awww, why can't I make up the missions?
> >>I'm live in Wyee on the Central Coast - Homeless and Sue, whereabouts do
> >>you reside?
> >I (homeless) live in Newcastle. I'm a geographical neophyte in this area,
> >and I was kinda
> >hoping Central Coast would be the closest pm group around. It is, isn't it?
> I go to Newcastle Uni - I was thinking of calling the group Newcastle Perl
> Mongers but I like the coast better so I stuck with Central Coast Perl
And just as well, too. I'm right down the other end, at Woy Woy, but I
usually half-lie and say I live at Gosford so the creeps can't find me.
> >>I think I'll start emailing regularly even though we only have a handful of
> >>members, just for practice ;)
> >>Kind regards,
> >Who is everybody? What are your backgrounds in perl and/or camel riding?
My background in perl is almost zilch, though I've been at it for 4
years. I've read a couple of books, done a course, but not really made
use of it yet. Too busy doing boring stuff to keep systems alive so
that others can get their jollies coding :-( Maybe I can squeeze perl
into the new job I've just started... hmmm...
> >And Are you Mac-ees, Linux-ees, or Win-ees (the poos)?
> >Not that I'm, er, prejudice.
I run none of the above :-)
> I've been interested in Perl for a few years now and I've done a modest
> amount of code in Perl for Uni assignments and some websites. I'm no guru,
> but I can ride my camel without falling off (too much).
> I use all of those the operating systems - Unix (several flavours), Mac and
> Windows at Uni, Windows at work, and Windows and Linux at home. I'm most
> comfortable in Windows, but I'll probably use Linux more when I buy a
> better computer (I own a 486!)...
I've been using a 386 with 8 MB RAM here for over 2 years, as a
router/DNS/FTP/Web/Mail server and sometimes as a workstation too.
I also run a few majordomo mailing lists and do DNS and web hosting
for a few other domains, and this is the machine where I do any perl
dabbling with its nice clear text screen. It's still solid as a rock.
I have another machine for X but the 386 does most of the grunt work
for the network happily, so why upgrade?
But don't let that influence you. You deserve better than what you have.
OBTW, when you're throwing the 486 away, let me know :-)
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