I went out and bought $90 of books from ORA as I didn't want to risk them going out of business before gnat finishes the new cookbook
In the post are: Linux Server Hacks (after seeing the Slashdot Review and spotting it for $15 from Bookpool), Unix Power Tools, and Programming Perl 3e. I can't belive it's taken me so long to buy the latter.
Strange anti-Perl comments from Rafe Colburn. I'm pretty fed up of reading that idiomatic Perl is evil and [Java|Python] is our savior. Tim Bray confesses to hacking at XML with regexps. Ick! Hasn't he heard of XML::Twig?
I've also been trying to do low level stuff with HTML::Parser to mangle html no matter how broken it is. It's a bit strange to be using it at a level where you are using substr and tokenpos to fixup attributes but it works well once you get your head around it.
It looks like we might be hiring another Perl programmer if anyone is in Vermont. That's probably a grand total of 0 people that read this, but on the off chance, get in touch.