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Thursday November 22, 2001
11:17 PM

Thanksgiving

[ #1342 ]

I am thankful for my good job. I am thankful MacPerl 5.6.1 is in its second beta and is nearing final release. I am thankful for good friends. I am thankful for my wonderful wife and child.

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  • If I may ask, what is your full-time job? Just curious about what someone with your level of Perl expertise does full-time. --Dave
    • My full-time job is writing the code [slashcode.com] that runs this site. :-) Although, most of my work is directed specifically at Slashdot [slashdot.org].
      • OK, now I understand why you were thankful ... sounds like a great job.

        I'm still new to programming but have a lot of hubris ;-) I was wondering if you could give me a brief history of how you got to where you are today. Any advice you could give an aspiring Perl guru would be much appreciated.

        Please ignore if you're too busy!

        Thanks

        • The history's not so interesting. I got a job as an HTML monkey upon graduating college around '95, I wanted to do learn some web programming, I bought Learning Perl, I learned Perl, I kept learning Perl, a few years later I saw an job posting on the Boston Perl Mongers list for this job, so I sent in my resume, and I got the job, and here I am.

          Probably the only good advice I can give from my experience is to keep learning, to find niches that interest you and learn all you can about them.