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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • My iBook's 20 months old and, other than a lot of scratches on the surface (which you can't see unless you look close, and are entirely my fault) is still going strong, with nary a glitch or burp. (Though I have had two power supplies die for a variety of reasons) None of the troubles that have afflicted some other folks have hit me, and this thing's taken a lot of abuse and logged far more miles than I'd care to think about.

    I'd get the extended care warranty anyway, if you've got the choice. It gives a ni
    • Thanks. I'm glad to hear there was at least one person who hasn't had to have his ibook repaired or scrapped!

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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
  • Glad to here you're head to grad school. I'm sure that you know that CVS (or your versioning system of choice) and LaTex are your friends (if you go thesis that is). I've been meaning to whip up a little something for the grad students in the department I sysadmin about the virtues of CVS and LaTex.

    I've seen way too many folks use MS Word and it goes wiggy (yes, that's a technical term ;-) when it gets large.

    As for laptops, I just bought a Thinkpad 600e for about $440, it'll end up being around $50 after
    • CVS I know well. :) LaTeX and I are not acquainted, and unfortunately as my school goes away from UNIX more and more (with a consequent decline in quality of education) professors who might have used it in the past seem to be disappearing. I'll definitely look into it, though.

      They seem to provide an MS Word template for my thesis; I hope I don't have to use it, because whether I use LaTeX or not, I prefer to stick with free software as much as possible.

      I had Word for Mac go wiggy on me a few years bac

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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