tinman spent a few years mucking around industry before going back to school for a Masters. Currently not enjoying the weather in North England..
He wrote Perl that looked suspiciously like C code in 1998, while working as an intern, and has been trying to cure that bad habit ever since.
Why is Java so hard?. Favourable references to Perl too.
Can the people who wished EJB and other monstrosities on the masses kindly take note ? (fat chance, but I can dream). A quote from the bottom of this page seems pretty appropriate too.
[Perl is] more like a tank than a mine field. It may be ugly, but it shoots straight and gets you where you're going, if you don't mind a few squashed daisies. --Larry Wall