The above picture was taken on November 24, 2012. The gentleman pictured with me and my family is one Buddy Valastro AKA The Cake Boss. He was doing his Homemade for the Holidays tour, and was in Lowell, Massachussets, so I bought the tickets for the three of us and upgraded them, as it was my daughters 16th birthday, to get to meet him after the show. I can honestly say that Buddy is one of the nicest persons that I have ever met.
Legalese: Unless otherwise noted, all code published by Thomas Stanley (TStanley)on PerlMonks.org is free software. You can use it, redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
On September 14th, 2020 my family and I packed up our belongings, after selling our house and we moved over 2000 miles from New Hampshire to San Antonio, Texas. About a year prior, my wife had developed pneumonia and a MRSA infection. As a result of this, she spent over a month in the ICU unit, followed by another month in a rehab hospital. The doctors suggested that a warmer climate would be more beneficial as it was the cold of New England that would affect her more. My mom already lives in Texas, so it seemed like a good place to go. We sold our house in NH and had purchased a new one two weeks later. We signed over our old house on the 11th, and we signed for our new one on the 14th, while travelling down there.
On September 30, 2015 I accepted a job offer, and I will be starting it on October 26. I will be working for Stanley Healthcare (a division of Stanley Black and Decker) as a Field Solutions Engineer, where I will be installing Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) into hospitals and other health care facilities. I will be travelling around most of the United States, so if I show up in your area, let me know :)
I have the following books offered in the library:
- Database Development for Dummies
- Linux Apache Web Server Administration
- Java Security: Hostile Applets, Holes, and Antidotes
- Object Oriented Perl
NOTE:The current version of my QuizTaker.pl on my personal website is now V1.08 for both Linux and Windows. You can download them here. And now the Games::QuizTaker module is available on CPAN (As of 11 Oct 01).
-----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
GIT d++ s: a38 C+ UL+$ P+$ L++ E---
W++ w !O M-- PS PE+ Y t 5 X R* tv+
b+++ DI++++ D+ G e+ r+++ y++++**
------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
-----BEGIN PERL GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
P+c---P6-R M++O+MA E PU-BD C+D S++$X
WP+++MO PP!n-CO--PO--o G A-Ee---Ev
------END PERL GEEK CODE BLOCK------
Monks of Note
The following monks here are always worth listening to, either for knowledge, or comic relief:
|Someone who is Extremely involved in Perl 6
|Some of the best posts I have seen
|He's merlyn. What else can I say?
|Co-author of Learning Perl 4, and Editor of the Perl Review.
|The undisputed Master of OO Perl
|Our dedicated webmaster. Without him, we wouldn't be here
|Our resident camel rider
|Very thoughtful and well-written posts
|Resident jester and chopper of carrots
|Creator of the Perlmonks Role Playing Game
|Our chief statistician
|Resident she-devil and World Dominatrix
|Leader of the rodent movement to take over the world, and the only PerlMonk that I have met to date.
|2nd in command of the rodent movement to take over the world
|Some very good posts, as well as some very good humor in the chatterbox
|Some excellent posts, always interesting reading
|He used to manage perl.com so he probably knows quite a bit about perl :)
|Some very good posts, as well as being a very funny individual
|Very knowledgable individual
|The monk formerly known as WebHick
|Has provided some excellent JAPHs as well as some excellent dissections of some of the more devious ones.
|Some good posts, and a lot of good humor in the chatterbox
|A nice guy, but a little funny looking. Always has interesting things to say in the chatterbox, but a little lacking in table manners.
|A fellow Minnesota native, and very interesting individual
|Excellent posts, as well as some real off-the-wall humor :-)