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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)

Thursday June 20, 2002
10:44 AM

Countdown - 10 days

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Well, I'll start writing the credit card validation module now. Apparently, the docs for the system are buried in a download (one of three). One download is the MainStreet Credit Verification Engine (MCVE). The second download is the C API, and the third download is the Perl API. The Perl API was a laughable joke with no documentation. I wasted a few of hours going through their site, searching newsgroups and searching the Web in general trying to find this damned documentation. Turns out the the docs I needed were an HTML document in the C API download. Naturally, my C is pretty rusty, but this stuff is really easy to read.

Incidentally, during the seach, I discovered, amongst other things, that there's a Yahoo! group for MCVE: "mind-control victim's experiences". I decided not to read anything in that group.

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  • Wow. I looked at the "most recent messages" for the yahoo group you mentioned and I was amazed. The kookiness of people never ceases to astound me.

    From the description: ...One of my close friend was being mind controlled recently. And this let us form a even closer cycle with each other and this seems to be a strating point in facing the miserable future under the endless harrassment of the MC towards the end of one's life.

    Umm, yeah, whatever. I know lots of people being mind controlled. But it's by the

    "Perl users are the Greatful Dead fans of computer science." --slashdot comment
    • Okay, I can't claim to have perfect grammar or speeling (sic), but at least the stuff that I type is relatively coherent. Maybe it's just me, but why do nut cases so often appear to be grammatically challenged? :)