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Yep, that's me (Stephen Rawls) in the picture (the one in the middle; duhh : )). That was at a FIRST Robotics compitition. I had a lot of pictures of robots I could have put up, but I liked that one the best : )

Here are a few nodes I like (no particular order):

turnstep: His home node explains many things about the monestary; I highly recomend reading it.

Life at the monestarty............ Camel Code
(Golf) Kaprekar's Process......Encoding Wonders
brain teaser.............................Re:Best 8 char obfuscation
And here's a great article on Regex Engines by our very own dominus.

I love perl golfs, so here are a few tips if you want to try your hand at it:

  • y///c is shorter than length, but only if you are operating on $_
  • pop is shorter than shift
  • /(.)/ is shorter than substr$_,0,1. /.{i}(.)/ is shorter than substr$_,i,1
  • someone will always find a way to break your solution : )