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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I did a lot of work in the Vancouver area for a contractor working on a project for the GVRD back in 1994-1997 timeframe.

    It is a beautiful area. It does rain a lot, but it's probably not what you are thinking of when you think of rain. Thunderstorms are quite rare and most of the rain is mist.

    They have as much rainfall in the Houston TX area yearly as they do in Seattle, but in Houston when it decides to rain, it RAINS.

    Personally, I love the misty weather. I feel fine during the dark periods and when the sun does come out, it's just glorious.

    Vancouver BC is the home of Activestate [activestate.com]. Hmmm... I wonder if they would want to field their stuff on OS X? They put out a solid product.

    • Yeah, Seattle gets close to 300 days a year (IIRC) of precipitation, but not a lot of inches compared to other places with far fewer. I was in Houston for a summer in the early 90s ... man, you'd think with rains like that, they would build houses that don't flood so easily.

      Anyway, I prefer more sunshine than not, but oh well.
      • I was once involved in preparing a bid for a Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for the City of Houston City Water and Sewer system.

        The bid requirement documents, up front, in the first paragraph, if I remember correctly, referred to the fact that the Storm sewers in Houston could handle x million gallons/day. It went on to say that the peak demand on them would be 3*x million gallons/day.

        I think they were making sure all the bidders knew that they would not be, in any way, held resp