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Re: Strange Coding Tales

by rozallin (Curate)
on Oct 22, 2002 at 03:21 UTC ( #206974=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Strange Coding Tales

While I was working through the exercises in the Llama, I used to try and think of ways and tricks to improve my answers in the spirit of TIMTOWTDI, And I seemed to get inspiration and insight in places where I was nowhere near my computer, as you can see below:
  • An attempt at Exercise 5 of Chapter 7 was sketched out on notepad and paper while I was leaning against the tallest stone of the Callanish Standing Stones, while my parents were showing some tourists around.
  • I managed to get my head around hashes while on a 12 hour bus journey, travelling down the M1 at the time.
  • I've played solo Perl Golf on the Northern and Central lines of the London Underground too; I had to wait until I got the near 900 miles back to my computer at home to see if they actually worked though :-)
  • I've also coded on paper by candlelight when I've had a powercut due to bad weather, so that when my computer rebooted I could type in my code and check to see if I managed to get it right.
Surely a case of have Llama will travel? :-)

-- rozallin j. thompson
The Webmistress who doesn't hesitate to use strict;

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Re: Re: Strange Coding Tales
by sch (Pilgrim) on Oct 22, 2002 at 04:31 UTC

    The mountain that I mention in Re: Strange Coding Locations was Cairngorm in the Highlands of Scotland - some would argue that trying to sysadmin was more productive than skiing there :)

    For anyone unfamiliar with it, Scottish skiing often consists of trying to ski downhill on solid ice, rather than snow, against a gale that's blowing you back up the hill, in fog with visibility of about 10 feet and all the time being pelted with marble sized hailstones - can't wait to get back though, when you get the good days it's fantastic :)

    But today you took me walking, Through a land that we have lost,
    While our children sit at websites, With no access to the cost

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