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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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Sunday November 04, 2007
11:27 AM

Standard Time - change the smoke detector batteries today

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Happy Standard Time! Don't forget to change the smoke detector batteries today too.

Public safety used to push the Change your Clock, Change your Batteries. The twice a year tweak everything ritual as a convenient reminder that it's best to change smoke/CO detector batteries 2x/year is good, but with DST extended into November (which gives extra daylight for Trick-or-Treat, good),connection of Fire Prevention Month (October) and DST-FireAlarm is more tenuous.

So if you did it in October, please ignore this message :-)

Otherwise, just consider today October 35th and the chore somewhat overdue.

  I have a pricey LED flashlight that wilk run for months on the leftover power, so I can recycle the batts too. (Marked "U" for used with grease pencil when swapped out.) Which means one or the other is free :-) Fits in pocket. "Off" isn't, but only "very low" so you can find it when city power fails

I g0t mine, the old Elight model, from at local ham shows, but they new models are available mailorder too is newest model with new lower price like the original

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