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User since: Sep 08, 2001 at 02:42 UTC (22 years ago)
Last here: Jun 21, 2014 at 03:33 UTC (9 years ago)
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Level:Chaplain (11)
Writeups: 143
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On January 21, 2002, I hit the XP of The Beast!

My First Post (as an Anonymous Monk) - Can you find yours? It's out there somewhere...

About my nick: See KISS, Love Gun, 1977, Ace Frehley.

Languages other than Perl:

OS's: Databases

Contribution(s): I wrote the module for perlbot. It allows perlbot to be something of an infobot, by taking whatever is said in the chatroom and performing a regex comparison against a MySQL database. Whoopee. Look for it in the 1.2.3 (or later) release.

Join the Perl Monks Seti@Home Group.

Indispensible books:

Books I'm soon to own and read (come on Santa!): I really get a kick out of writing humorous perl poetry. I don't know why. Anyway.... Some of my "more memorable" nodes:

All of my pathetic nodes

Nodes that I enjoy:

Some information that's good to know, the location of which is not necessarily immediately obvious:

Who is Node Reaper?

From turnstep's node (repeated here for my convenience):

The NodeReaper's main job is to "harvest" posts that the community feels is of no value. These can be duplicate posts, off-topic posts, trolls, or anything else. All monks at level 6 or higher can nominate a post to the Nodes to Consider page. Once it has been moved there, all level 6 or higher monks can vote to delete it, keep it, or edit it. Once a post has a certain number of "delete" votes (currently 5) without having reached a certain number of "keep" votes (currently 2), the NodeReaper will swoop in and claim the node. Once he does, ownership of the node is transferred from the original owner to the NodeReaper. The node's content is replaced with a short message containing a link to the original text. The reason for the node's deletion (as entered by the level 6+ monk who nominated the node) is shown at the top of the node. Any future votes on the node will go towards the NodeReaper, and not the original poster of the node. The negative writeups is because NodeReaper has no need to obey the normal laws of physics in the Monastery - you'll have to ask *him* what the number means. :)

Obligatory Geek Code (Decode me):

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Obligatory Perl Geek Code (Decode me):

-----BEGIN PERL GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 0.01 P+++$c-P6 R M+O+MA E PU BD C++D++S++X-WP+MO!PP n-CO--PO o G A--OL!Ee---Ev++Eon-Eot-uL++uS+uH+uo+w m!osA+ ------END PERL GEEK CODE BLOCK------