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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • The problem with technology is all the moving parts. What fails on a computer? The hard drive. The fans. The CD/DVD ROM drive. Bearings wear out. Heads crash. Things get bent. Dust gets in places dust should not be.

    Someday, hopefully soon, things like FlashROM will get fast enough and cheap enough that hard drives and dvds will go away and cheap read-write storage will finally be solid state.

    Someday, hopefully soon, CPU manufacturers will take a short haitus from the endless pursuit of making proc
  • Yeah, I lost my big old HD with all my MP3s etc. on it. I recently reripped all my MP3s and now I have two 250GB drives and am backing everything up, essentially, including my 130GB music collection (mostly in Apple Lossless). I plan to get two more 250GB and software RAID them to make redundancy simpler (in a few months).
  • This happened to me at right about this time last year. I applied to a job in California (Rent.com, working with Ben Tilly), and realized (after what I thought was a pretty good interview) that I didn't want the job. And I didn't know why. The team was good (working with Tilly sounded really great), the product was okay if a bit unglamorous, they were profitable (always a plus for corporate culture), and it would've been in Santa Monica, where I'd wanted to work and live for some time.

    So why wasn't I

  • Lately I've been having such crises more and more regularly. Partially that's because I was in boring jobs with incompetent management, partially because I've been programming too long and realized that there's more to life than sitting in front of a computer. The current job is good, and bearable at 30 hours a week. Still, if and when I leave this job, I'd like to do something different than programming. Trouble is, I'm quite good at it, and it pays relatively well (compared to other jobs, it does).

    A lot