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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • That is the best plan possible.

    Once, back in the '80s, I sent out ~200 resumes and cover letters to targeted job inquiries.

    (You know, I mean in response to posted job applications in the newspapers, not just cold-call letters asking for a job).

    I got two responses saying "No thanks".

    All the rest just disappeared into limbo.

    So, if you even get a response, be happy. If you get a job, be ecstatic!
  • About getting a job: Ask The Headhunter [asktheheadhunter.com]

    About the extra ten pounds: the hacker's diet [fourmilab.ch].

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • About the first link: Thank you, thank you, thank you!

      About the second: I had heard about this years ago, but I might actually have the chance to track it these days, so I may give it a shot. There's also the good chance that once my stress levels return to normal (which is happening already) and my blood pressure goes back down, my weight will return to its relatively static value.

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      • Don't thank me; thank Andy Lester [perl.org].

        I found that after I graduated college my weight immediately went up ten pounds. It slowly crept up another 16 until I was diagnosed with cholesterol problems. My low fat diet started slowly draining the weight off, without my being concerned much with calories. I'm currently tracking my weight as described in the hacker's diet, and following the fitness program. I'll probably start using the meal planning described in the book some day soon to get rid of my last few

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        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
        • Well, I'm such a head case that I have multiple types of stress. Some I feed off of, some feed on me.

          Good stress drops my weight ten pounds or so. Bad stress makes it start to rise. I haven't seen it fluctuate past 5+ in a few years, though, so it worried me. (Especially along with the BP increase, that really worries me with my salt intake.)

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          You are what you think.