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J. David Blackstone has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and nine years of experience at a wireless telecommunications company, where he learned Perl and never looked back. J. David has an advantage in that he works really hard, he has a passion for writing good software, and he knows many of the world's best Perl programmers.

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Tuesday April 12, 2005
08:47 AM

I've forgotten how to spell

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I just tried to type "cause loss," and came out with "cause lause," or something like that. After correcting "loss," I went on to type the word "rate," and came out with "reight." What is wrong with me??

My senior year in high school I once stayed up nearly all night long typing a very, very long assignment. I found that after a few hours of sleep deprivation, I developed the strange habit of trying to add a silent "e" to every single word. In fact, that habit has never completely left me, but it has faded in the years since.

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  • I find that I mispell/misspell words much more now than I used to. I've always thought it had to do with getting older and having a critical brain cell die. The one that takes over probably just didn't pay as much attention in school -- that's what I get for slacking off...