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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • One of the few drawbacks to moving to the Denver area has been the dry air. I have lots of static in my apartment as well and regularly get shocked. Hell, even the *water* has shocked me coming out of the faucet.

    I'm actually considering buying a humidifier to help with this issue after reading your story. I worry about shocking my laptop or desktop to death. I've noticed a bit of flicker in my computer now that I didn't used to see, so that has me wondering. I figure it will help the life of all of m

  • Thanks for your comment. Your subject line alone suddenly made me start thinking about a humidifier, too.

    We had a humidifier when I was young for my asthma. If I remember right, those things can cause mold, which certainly wouldn't extend the life of your computer components. ;) Don't overdo it.

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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
  • Maybe some cationic cocktail [ic.ac.uk] sprayed on the carpet might help?
  • I can't remember at what point I started, but I've finally repaired my home partition on my laptop after a multi-hour fsck session.

    When I was 19, I had a few multi-hour fsck sessions...but now that I'm 38, I can barely manage 15 minutes before I fall asleep.