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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by darobin (1316) on 2004.07.25 14:15 (#32849) Homepage Journal

    First time I went to OSCon I was quite worried because it was the first time I was going back to the US after they'd almost kicked me out for working illegally. Yet it went:

      # standard beginning
      me: I'm giving a talk at a conference
      him: about what?
      me: computer stuff
      him: what computer stuff?
      me: XML and stuff
      him: yeah, but what about XML?
      me: (slightly surprised) err, it's about "XPath APIs" [this was a while back]
      him: oh nice, could you write XSLT extensions with those?
      * stunned silence*
      me: err, sure...
      him: Great! Have fun! Welcome to the US!

    Quite frankly, it made me wonder what kind of training they go through. Also, I did worry about the IT economy in the US for a while ;)

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    -- Robin Berjon [berjon.com]