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Tuesday March 12, 2002
04:09 PM

I'm #1!

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According to the "BrainBench" (, I'm the #1 Perl Programmer in Minnesota. Bwa, ha, ha!!!! Wealth! Power! Women!

Oh, alright. It's a lame-o test that our company wanted us to take. I mean, there were *three* questions that involved "here" documents for crying out loud.

Anyway, my score was 4.71 (out of 5) for anyone who wants to take the "challenge".

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  • Well, I haven't taken the test yet ;) (I live in MN)
    • Nor have I, though I would hardly expect to top someone who uses Perl for a living. Besides, it's too nice outside to take a test like this right now.
  • For a while brainbench considered me to be the best perl programmer in the UK, which is of course arrant nonsense. I did it for a laugh back when it was free.

    Occasionally I'd wind pimps (recruitment conslutants) up by giving them the url...
  • ...where else can you pay $50 out of your own pocket for a "qualification" that is completely meaningless :-)
  • I dimly remember consulting for Brainbench on some of their tests, possibly including an edition of the one you took.

    The whole process is a mess that ideally produces no test that's embarassingly inaccurate, but at the cost of almost never producing a really good test. But I had no particularly better process to suggest, so I refrained from unhelpfully saying "if you write a Perl test to this outline, it probably won't be bad, but it will never be good."