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n1vux (1492)

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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 []

N1VUX is my FCC-issued ham radio callsign.

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Friday February 25, 2005
03:25 PM

Themepark on the Potomac

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This week we visited the other themepark run by a clown with big ears, the worlds largest turkey farm, or the Capitol of the Free(trade) World. Lots of good things to see at The Smithsonian Institution museums, The National Archives, and the monuments. Of special interest was ham radio station NN3SI in the American History's Information Age exhibit, which also included a Babbage-design difference-engine that actually succeeded in producing error-free math tables. To keep the family in touch, we (all being A.R.S. licensed) used the K3VOA repeater on the Mall, sponsored by the VOA employees radio club, which is tourist-friendly -- thanks!

Saw a poster for on the Metro, but many exhibits don't start til next week. Other posters "Yes, we're all fascinated by what you're having for supper" and a picture of a cockroach as explanation of the riders they don't want on the no eating/drinking signs.

See prior post for WiFi comments.

Amtrak's Accela rocks, well, no, the ride is too smooth to literally "rock" much but I like it enough to say either "rocks" or "rules", and it's obvious that oil-burning air-lines rule, alas.

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