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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.

Journal of chaoticset (2105)

Monday August 12, 2002
09:56 AM

Technicality

[ #7047 ]
The previous Friday, I went to see the instructor at my campus who had been in the Perl class with me. She was still having trouble with part of her project (which she had turned in already -- the instructor wasn't expecting finished masterpieces, just working models, really) and it was functionality she needed for part of the school site.

She was sufficiently impressed with the effort I made in one hour that she's paying me twenty-five dollars.

If memory serves (and I think it does in this case) this will be the first time I've ever been paid for knowing something.

One more step in the right direction. I'm going to have a tough time parting with that money, though. Maybe I'll get a photo of the check. :)

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  • a few years ago, in my previous job, I got a phone call transfered from the EE Dept's main office. It was a woman in Texas (I'm in St. Louis) who had an ostrich farm and wanted to set up a web site. She called the Dept because her deceased husband had been an alumn there and she didn't know who else to call... she knew nothing about the web other than that folks told her she needed a website.

    I suggested that a good first step was to get an internet connection at home (she had a computer) and told her a few