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.
A friend (rediscovered recently from Orkut, of all places) is learning Python. I introduced him to Golfing. He tells me about his cool script which scans Symantec's web page and downloads the latest update automatically. I golf it down to fewer lines. Now, the challenge is on.
This is fun, because there is absolutely no "my language rulez if I do it in fewer lines" feeling (ok, maybe there is a little). It's all to make both of us discover our respective languages a bit better. If I remember correctly, Python doesn't do regexes as part of the language (you have to use a Java like compile, match syntax) and Python also doesn't have CPAN. I intend to exploit those two advantages to the hilt *grins evilly*