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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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Friday October 04, 2002
07:16 AM

Under a rock

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A lot of important things happened on July 19th. Perl 5.8.0 was released. A lot of you were getting ready to leave for TPC. I stayed up late getting ready to leave for singing school the next day. And in the midst of it all, a long-expected event happened I completely failed to notice: Debian 3.0 was released. Yep, for two and a half months, Debian 3.0 was out there and I didn't know!

I finally found out yesterday; I thought at first I had just forgotten in all of the joy and excitement of installing 5.8.0 and leaving for singing school (I remember I debated whether to install 5.8.0 on my laptop, which I took with me, before I left; then decided packing was more important). After that week I was pretty much wiped of any important short-term information I knew before. Turns out, though, that the announcement hit slashdot around 5:30 that evening (my timezone), and I was already home and practically cut off from the net at that point.

Yes, I live under a rock.

Of course, because I run the testing distribution, and because I use apt-get frequently, I've actually been running 3.0+, and just didn't know it. :).

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