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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: Boston.pm.org [pm.org] BLU.org [blu.org] /. LinkedIn [linkedin.com]

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Thursday March 17, 2005
12:55 AM

Happy Evacuation Day - (Suffolk Co Holiday)

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Using Cannon dragged from their Victory at Ft.Ticonderoga, the rebels drove the British Army and Fleet from Boston. Suffolk County, Massachusetts keeps the day the actual Evacuation started, 3/17, as a government & school holiday. For some reason, many folks are doing things with green beer and clovers -- but for me it's a local history holiday.
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