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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • A lead researcher thought he'd give me busy work to keep me out of his way for three months, so he put me in a room full of print-outs and told me to go through each one and pull out numbers in certain positions and give him a list.

    Well, I walked down to the sysadmin shop, got the digital versions, wrote a quick Perl script, and was done by lunch.

    The researcher was a complete ass about the whole thing because this project had been sitting on his desk for months with no movement and some new grad student fin

    • That's an interesting anecdote! Guess who's currently paying my bills. In all fairness, though, I have to say it's a great place with great people otherwise.