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  • by audreyt (6654) on 2006.09.13 20:33 (#50024) Journal
    Wow, you actually made me blush. :-)

    I've been coding Perl since 1994, but didn't participate in any English-speaking communities until 1999, mostly due to the heavy language barrier.

    Then I submitted a lightning talk to TPC, talking about an obscure topic (telnet-BBS systems in Taiwan); much to my surprise, MJD accepted it, and I made the trip.

    I was extremely socially awkward, but MJD was extremely kind and patient over several encounters; instead of ridiculing my total ignorance on the subject of my quesitons (typeglob references, iirc), he treated them as suggestions to improve Perl5-the-language, and even invited this complete noob to post to p5p! Ever since then I've been trying to follow MJD's example toward new acquaintances.

    So, welcome aboard on this new-ship-under-construction! :-)