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Ovid (2709)

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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.

Journal of Ovid (2709)

Friday June 13, 2003
12:59 PM

Looking for work

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It's official. I'm looking for work. The company is still limping along and there's a chance that they will come back later and say "Ovid, we have funding", but in the meantime, we've been told that they understand if we start looking around. Searching for Perl work is depressing, though. Not too many companies are hiring for it. Any companies want to bring me back to Europe? :)

In the meantime, I've got a slight handle on my financial situation and I'll be able to hold things together for a while. I've started boning up on my Java on the theory that it's more marketable. Of course, with so many unemployed Java developers, I may not be first choice. However, they may be too embarrassed to apply for work now that Christina Aguilera is a spokesperson for Java (which is fitting, in a ironic sort of way).

I particularly appreciated the page with the paragraph that starts with "What would Christina do?". I can't wait to get my WWCD wristband and wear with with pride.

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  • I know it's not quite the same as Christina, but Wil Wheaton [perl.org] maybe? Quick, call the TPF [perl-foundation.org] grant guys, maybe we can get Wil a gig :-)

    BTW, good luck on the search...

  • I am no longer doing Perl as my main function, but you and I both know Perl will always be present in our jobs in small and sometimes large ways.

    Definitely check out Ask the Headhunter [asktheheadhunter.org]. And thank Andy Lester for bringing it up.

    Take what you've learned in the Perl community and apply it elsewhere. I'm writing automated test suites for PL/SQL now. I sat down and made a Test::More-alike in PL/SQL because utPLSQL seemed too complicated. I'm still conversing here and picking up great things, and still ho

    --
    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers