Dear fellow Monks,

I've been almost completely disconnected from PerlMonks for most of this year. A lot of things have happened in my life, fortunately most of them very good. First, I finished my Ph.D., which was the culprit for me turning into a hermit for the last few months. Last week we (my wife and me) finished moving out of Indiana, and now we are spending some time at home (Mexico). Finally, next month (September 24) we will be moving to Zurich! I have a job with the IBM Zurich Research Lab starting in October 1st, so this previously-americanized Mexican monk will have to learn Swiss-German, learn to count in Swiss Francs and adapt to a whole new world. This is a very exciting time!

So why am I telling you all of this? Well, first of all, because I had to tell someone, and this is one place where I feel very comfortable, almost like at home. Second, because I have several /msgs to which I have not responded (most of them about the PerlMonks modules), so I wanted to let you know why I had been so quiet, and promise that I will try to get back on track, although I might be incomunicated again for a while during and after the actual move. And finally, because we'll be landing in a new country, with a new language and a new culture, and I'm sure we wouldn't mind a friendly face (or email) or two. So if you are a monk in or around Zurich (we will live in Thalwil initially) and would like to get together for a cup of coffee after September, or have any pieces of wisdom you would like to share, feel free to /msg me or reply below.

Thanks, and best regards,


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Re: Future Swiss monk...
by jlk (Hermit) on Aug 28, 2001 at 16:28 UTC

    ZZamboni, Let me be one of the first to congratulate you on the completion of you PhD and to wish you much luck in your new job in Zurich.

    "Learning Unix sometimes involves Pain, PaIn, PAIN!!"

(redmist) Re: Future Swiss monk...
by redmist (Deacon) on Aug 30, 2001 at 13:54 UTC

    I wondered where you were! Welcome back and good luck!

    What kind of work are you going to be doing at the Labs?

    Purple Monkey Dishwasher
      I wondered where you were! Welcome back and good luck!
      Thanks! :-)
      What kind of work are you going to be doing at the Labs?
      I will be working with their research group on intrusion detection, which was the topic of my dissertation. More specific activities haven't been defined yet, but I'll be doing research.

      Thanks again,