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Matt Riffle []
Exec. VP of Technology
pair Networks, Inc. []

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Sunday August 01, 2004
03:12 PM

Forty-Eight (an OSCON wrapup)

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That's how many books we bought at Powell's over the course of two trips to the main store, one to the technical store, and a brief stop at the airport kiosk on the way home.

As I've said many times before: we may be addicted to buying books, but it's still cheaper and safer than, say, crack, or even cigarettes.

Here are some software packages that are new (to me) that I learned about at OSCON and plan to try out:

I also came away with my yearly shot of confidence in Parrot/Perl 6 (especially with Dan Sugalski's talk on how he's putting Parrot to use at his workplace).

All in all, it was a very enjoyable and informative week. I look forward to finding out where next year's will be. :)


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  • cheaper [...] than [...] cigarettes

    I can't possibly imagine how many cigarettes you'd have to buy to make 48 books cheaper than them :-)

    • > how many cigarettes you'd have to buy
      > to make 48 books cheaper than them

      Ah, but the savings comes later in the first medical complication you don't get from the books.