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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Err, couldn't you just return it to the reception desk, who presumably know the names of everyone who stayed in that room since the year dot?
    • Err, couldn't you just return it to the reception desk, who presumably know the names of everyone who stayed in that room since the year dot?

      Absolutely. Although depending upon the moral fibre of the reception staff, it may or may not actually get back to the original owner. I'm sure there are some hotel staff who would gladly pocket an ipod that was handed in as lost.

      A more optimal solution is to ask reception if there's been a report of any lost property in the room, or to put me in touch with any prior occupant named Jamie. The true owner of the device should be able to describe colour, contents, and other attributes without much difficulty. This provides the more favourable default that if the owner cannot be found, I'm the new owner.

      The hotel reception actually has a very odd staffing policy, which means that the only time we can effectively talk to them is in the early mornings. This has been thwarting my attempts to discuss findings of goodies with them thus far.