perrin (email not shown publicly) Perrin is a contributor to various Perl-related projects like mod_perl, Template Toolkit, and Class::DBI. He is a frequent speaker at OSCON, YAPC, and ApacheCon, and a contributor to several perl-related books.
You know when you perldoc a module, see what you need in the example code, copy it, paste it into your program, edit it a little, and then... it doesn't work? And you get really strange error messages? And finally you realize it's because the single-quotes or pipes that you pasted are some kind of insane unicode characters rather than the normal ASCII thing they look like?