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by atcroft (Abbot)
on Apr 09, 2001 at 08:59 UTC ( [id://70929]=user: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Note: If you see me on and I do not respond (either in the CB or the private message system), it is almost certainly not that I am ignoring you. I currently use the FrameChat2 CB client and often leave it running, which makes me appear to be at console, even when I am not. My apologies for any confusion or ill feelings that may have resulted previously.

Current location: eastern Texas, USA

Previous locations:

  • eastern Texas, USA (xxxx-2000, 2001-2003, 2005-present)
  • south-central Texas, USA (2000)
  • north-central Georgia, USA (2004-2005)
Modules I have written:
  • Bundle::Padre::Plugin - Install all Padre::Plugin::* modules in one shot. Initial upload to CPAN 2013-10-30.
Modules I have contributed to:


After having to look up several links to find where I put them to respond to a posting, I decided to take the plunge and add a number of them here. The content is that of their owners, and I have no control other than to remove them if necessary from here. If I have mis-attributed something, please let me know so I can correct it. I hope this may prove useful to someone, as this site has proven for me. (All off-site links below are targetted to a new window named by my monastary name, so clicking the first may open a new window, but the second and following will open within that same window.)

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Monks I have met:

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Best recently-overheard self-given title by a programmer: "Master of dread, ambassador of darkness, banisher of confusion, and herder of cats..."

"Compulsory" listing of areas of interest: physical sciences, psychology, space, computer science, photography, sci-fi, computer systems administration, (and a few others)

Interesting quote:

Thing that got me was not her list of things she hated, since she was obviously crazy as a Cyborg, but fact that always somebody agreed with her prohibitions. Must be a yearning deep in human heart to stop other people from doing as they please. Rules, laws--always for other fellow. A murky part of us, something we had before we came down out of trees, and failed to shuck when we stood up. Because not one of those people said: "Please pass this so that I won't be able to do something I know I should stop." Nyet, tovarishchee, was always something they hated to see neighbors doing. Stop them "for their own good"--not because speaker claimed to be harmed by it.
Manuel Garcia O'Kelly, in The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (by Robert A. Heinlein)

Interesting quote:

Morality is your agreement with yourself to abide by your own rules.
Jubal Harshaw in Stranger in a Strange Land(also by Robert A. Heinlein)
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My best-guess at my Geek Code (lines 1-3 are interpretted as standard Geek Code, line 4 using Phil Stracchino's weapons extension, lines 5-8 using the Perl Geek Code extension, links listed above):

Version: 3.12+weapons+Perl
GCS d-(+) s: a C++ UL++(++++) US(++++) P++(++++) L+++>++++ E->++
W+(+++) N+>+++ w@-- V PS+ PE Y+>++ PGP>+++ t+>+++ 5+>+++
X+>+++ R tv b+>++++ DI++(+++) D+>++ G>+++ e++>++++ h r->+++
!ma>++ k(-)>++ F3(+)>5++ X->+++
P+(++)>+++$ c-->++ P6->++ R+(++)>+++ M>+++ O>+++ MA!>++ E>+++
PU->++++ BD->+++ C>++ D+@++>+++ S@++>+++ WP+++ MO>++
PP>+++ n->+++ CO?>++ PO>+ o>+++ G>+++ A->++ Ee->++
Ev->+++ En Et uL++>+++ uS>+++ w-

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Some of my postings in various sections:

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The obligatory buttons, for those who like to push them
(for amusement porpoises only-the output will be sent as if you submitted it)
Version Button Output in CB
Movie version
(final words from
Soylent Green)
/me yells as they carry 'em out, "You've got to tell them... Soylent Green is people... We've got to stop them... somehow..."
Philosophical version
(What am i?)
/me is merely a figment of the imaginations of the voices in their head
Replacement version
(I was replaced...?)
/me didn't go away, and was replaced by a small code snippet (that was smarter, and better-looking, too)...can anyone help?

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