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Only started with Perl4 and Perl5 in 1995. I was doing AWK etc for 12 years before that, and resisted switching. I've been doing OO since before C++ hit bigtime, with Objective-C and SmallTalk, so I really like the (no longer new) Perl5 OO style; and the Lispish Map style is also an old friend. What do I hack with Perl? All data that passes my way; systems monitoring scripts at $DayJob, weather data at night, and I cheat on NPR word puzzles. Member: [] [] /. LinkedIn []

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Journal of n1vux (1492)

Monday January 24, 2005
04:33 PM

Boston Blizzard of '05

[ #22865 ]
NWS reports --
  • Boston common 26.0 116 PM 1/23 NWS employee
  • Record "daily" maximum snowfall set at Boston
    The first blizzard here since the April Fools storm of 1997 brought us a top 5 snowstorm in historic annals for Boston dating back to 1892.
    And also, a "daily" record snowfall of 13.4 inches was set at Boston yesterday. This breaks the old record for the date of 12.4 set in 1935.

Also 2nd worst in Providence, top 5 for Worcester; however elsewhere in the region, it was only "an ordinary snowstorm for N CT and W MA."

My "theory" is that this blizzard was "caused" by the December release of the long-awaited update to Kocin & Uccellini's Northeast Snowstorms: Volume I and II, as this renders it instantly out-of-date again.

NWS recap c/o Bruce Perens's Technocrat on Blizzard

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