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Thursday November 20, 2003
10:22 PM

Take AIM before firing

[ #15915 ]
OK, maybe this'll go down as a "no big deal" to most people, but I just had an AIM conversation with brian d foy in Iraq. That was cool. Very cool.

I also realized how much I miss having him around, and how worried I get when I hear about casualties there.

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  • Very cool (Score:3, Interesting)

    by jdavidb (1361) on 2003.11.21 1:20 (#25947) Homepage Journal

    brian's efforts have been sorely missed, and it's been wonderful to see him "come back to life" here recently. It's also really strikes me how historic it is that people can talk instantly to troops in a warzone like this. I'm glad to hear the two of you got to connect, and I hope he gets to hear from more of his Perl friends to pass the time till he gets home.

    Please pardon me if I'm stupid for asking this. I know brian insists on having his name all lowercase, but I don't know why. Does he also want it to always be in a monospace font like that? Can someone tell me why on either of these, or do I have to meet him in person some day to find out? No matter; someone who's done as much for the community as he has is entitled to whatever name he wants, and I'm personally well familiar with the struggle to get people to recognize a non-standard name.

    --
    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers