vani's Journal vani's use Perl Journal en-us use Perl; is Copyright 1998-2006, Chris Nandor. Stories, comments, journals, and other submissions posted on use Perl; are Copyright their respective owners. 2012-01-25T02:36:33+00:00 pudge Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 vani's Journal back from OSCON Yup, so it's fairly obvious that I've been neglecting this. Oh well. OSCON was actually fun this year. I met a handful of new people who turned out to be both intelligent AND fun.<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:o) Lots of creativity there this year, which was also cool. Gibson guitars, performance-art presentations, etc. We drove, BTW. The 16-hour drive wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be, as Oregon has some of the most beautiful landscapes. Tragic that I couldn't find my Nikon battery charger before we left for home, as the camera died completely as we were leaving Portland. vani 2005-08-10T18:21:20+00:00 journal html rodeo clown <p>so i like my job. i'm a template engineer, no, wait - they changed it again last week. hmm. i think it's a development engineer this week. yeah, that sounds right. basically, i do about four hours of work a week, pushing around html from holier-than-thou designers and copynpasting template toolkit. two hours of that is spent following up with confused project managers.<br>until about three weeks ago when they dumped five projects on me. yay.<br>i don't really care, but i'm a bit grumpy about it because i don't have oodles and oodles of time lately to blow futzing with perl. grr.<br> &nbsp;</p> vani 2004-04-04T23:02:47+00:00 journal too much pride... <p>as my mother used to say. umm. does still say.<br>i think i can safely document my useless perl skills here.</p><p>today i learned how to (somewhat) effectively use DBI.<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; *watching everyone take a huge step back*<br>and hashes.<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; *sigh*<br>dear god, i feel like the new kid in the class wearing the wrong style of clothes.</p> vani 2004-02-20T02:05:54+00:00 journal