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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Honestly, I think the best thing for them is me leaving. I'm so burned out, there.

    Yeah, I've been there too. You're probably right.

    Realistically, no company should attempt to create solutions it cannot maintain itself. Perl, while a wonderful both as a language and a culture, is clearly out of the mainstream. And there are oodles of companies out there that want to focus on widgets and internal procedures, not the latest fads in programming. Any language will suffice, so it's better to choose

    • > Tea!

      Yeah, there's a wonderful coffee and tea shop just down the street from us. Here's a plug, for those of you planning on visiting Bethlehem: It's called "Oh, Alan" and it's in the old Woolworth building on Main Street between Broad and Market.

      I really do enjoy tea, especially darjeeling. He also has a really nice dessert tea called "chocolatea." The thing is that teas sometimes make me feel more thirsty than I was. I suppose I could drink more water, but more tea and more water means I'll be s
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      rjbs
      • Hm. A nice pot of iced Moroccan Mint tea would be good. It's a standard blend of green tea and spearmint that's fine straight. Not sweet, but not bland like a pot of chilled hot water. ;-)

        For something suitable for drinking all day long, you may want to start with some fruity teas, at least long enough to get your palate adjusted from drinking Pepsi. The Republic of Tea is way on the overpriced yuppie side of the trade, but they do have some nice blends (both loose and in round bags). But it's a very affordable luxury, even if you go overboard and buy half a dozen tins of tea. ;-) Available nearly everywhere.

        Tazo is probably just as good, but I'd rather not give Starbucks my tea money. ;-)

        After you develop a palate, you'll probably find a family of tea that you like more than others, and a preferred set of vendors. I'm a big fan of darjeeling too, and my favorite tea shop has ~6 different estate darjeelings to choose from. But sometimes I'll just go with a decent tin of darjeeling from some vendor I trust.

        The thing is that teas sometimes make me feel more thirsty than I was. I suppose I could drink more water, but more tea and more water means I'll be spending a lot of time disposing of fluids.
        I'm not a biochemist, but that's probably from the astringency of the tea. There are a couple of things you can do with that -- drink less astringent tea (darjeeling instead of assam, green instead of black), or don't brew it as strong.

        But don't take my word for that though, I just pulled that out of thin air. ;-)