aindap's Journal http://use.perl.org/~aindap/journal/ aindap's use Perl Journal en-us use Perl; is Copyright 1998-2006, Chris Nandor. Stories, comments, journals, and other submissions posted on use Perl; are Copyright their respective owners. 2012-01-25T02:41:16+00:00 pudge pudge@perl.org Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 aindap's Journal http://use.perl.org/images/topics/useperl.gif http://use.perl.org/~aindap/journal/ tax refund http://use.perl.org/~aindap/journal/6114?from=rss Whoo hoo! I recieved an unexpected tax refund of $300 today! Last year the IRS determined I payed too little in taxes, but this year I got a refund!<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:) aindap 2002-07-02T01:14:30+00:00 journal Movies http://use.perl.org/~aindap/journal/5719?from=rss Well I saw <a href="http://www.officeguy.com/">Office Space</a> again for the 5th time. I can never get bored of that movie. <p> And I also saw the new movie <a href="http://www.mgm.com/windtalkers/">Windtalkers</a> with Nicholas Cage. Its good story, and Cage gives a good performance.</p> aindap 2002-06-17T19:07:51+00:00 journal no more spam! http://use.perl.org/~aindap/journal/5279?from=rss I installed SpamAssassin yesterday and its awesome! No longer is my mailbox filled with annoying spam messages. Sending out props to the <a href="http://spamassassin.org/credits.html"> contributors</a> of the project. Thanks! aindap 2002-05-29T16:00:31+00:00 journal earthquake! http://use.perl.org/~aindap/journal/4893?from=rss So I'm cleaning my kitchen tonight and all of a sudden I feel this rattling. I thought it was a train passing by, but I don't live near any tracks. The shaking lasted about 10 seconds when I finally realized it was an earthquake. I then proceeded to walk outside. Only a few of my neighbors were outside as well. The news said it was a magnitude 5.2 quake. I've been in California for a little more than a year, and I've experienced my first earthquake. Let's hope its my last one... aindap 2002-05-14T06:14:31+00:00 journal planet watching http://use.perl.org/~aindap/journal/4709?from=rss Over the past few weeks I have been watching the planets Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter slowly cluster together in the western sky after sunset. Tonight Venus, Mars, Saturn a forming a triangle. A beautiful site to see. The next time such a tight clustering will happen is in 2060. Read more here. aindap 2002-05-07T04:32:15+00:00 journal helping out the boss. http://use.perl.org/~aindap/journal/4519?from=rss Last week my supervisor walks in my office asking me if I could help him out with implementing/debugging a multi-level hash. I told him about the virtues of Data::Dumper and after fiddling around with his code, we fixed it. Afterwards I was feeling good about myself because its usually me going to him asking input/help about my code. aindap 2002-04-29T05:23:31+00:00 journal Stop genomic neo-colonialism!!! http://use.perl.org/~aindap/journal/4047?from=rss Here is a <a href="http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2002/04/05/kent.html">story</a> about <a href="http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/~kent/">Jim Kent</a>, bioinformaticst (sp?)/computer scientist/open data hero. He is giving a keynote address at Oreilly's <a href="http://conferences.oreillynet.com/os2002/">OSCON</a>. Now if I can just convince my boss to let me go. Jim and his group at UC Santa Cruz develop/enhance/maintain the <a href="http://genome.ucsc.edu/">UCSC Genome Browser</a>. It's a great tool to visualize the human genome and all its attributes (genes, annotation information,etc). I use it almost everyday for my job. aindap 2002-04-09T04:56:28+00:00 journal dsl http://use.perl.org/~aindap/journal/3918?from=rss I got DSL woo hoo! aindap 2002-04-02T06:11:03+00:00 journal