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JAPH. (That's right -- I'm not Really Inexperienced any more.)

I'm not just here, I'm here [perlmonks.org], and here [javajunkies.org] too, I ramble randomly in my philosophical blog [blogspot.com] and my other blog [blogspot.com]. Soon I'll come in a convenient six-pack.

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Thursday July 03, 2003
09:47 AM

Fresh O'Reilly Goodness

[ #13232 ]
The combination of urging by Reabena and a gift card to Borders resulted in my purchase last night of _Embedding Perl in HTML with Mason_.

Interestingly, I've just realized that I can use bookmarks at the site to refer to places in the book, and keep the book free of bookmarks/constant travel/etc., thereby ensuring the value of my investment, as it were.

That plus the other tangibles mentioned at the site as to why the book's worth the money -- can't curl up by the fireplace with an LCD. (Well, you can, but it's not cozy.) Books aren't subject to power failures, etc.

I'm planning to actually build a Mason site, if I can swing it somewheres. I need to find out if either of my free hosting locations currently has Mason and mod_perl installed, so I need to figure out a way to test it without bugging the admins, if possible.

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