Since I wrote the root node,
I was surprised to discover that nine of the first ten Perl Monks also have accounts
(only vroom is missing).
I was astonished and elated to learn that the mysterious paco
on Apr 29 1999 at 13:07, was last seen "never",
and, incredibly, actually created a profile:
Things that are good: Whales, really cold cheap american beer, Macintosh, The Toyota LandCrusier ...
That should silence the doubters who claim that paco
is not a real person! He's real all right and, for the first time, we are privileged to learn about his likes.
As far as I'm aware, this is the only known personal information about the elusive paco
Though he supposedly wrote one node LandCrusier (thing)
I get "Permission denied: You don't have access to that node"
when I try to read it. Is this an ingenious paco
And what of the (surely profound) meaning behind paco
spelling it both times
as the innovative yet obscure "Land Crusier"
in preference to the pedestrian "Land Cruiser"?
In other highlights:
- We get further indication that Perl Monk No. 4 dbrown is indeed Darrick Brown (photo plus reference to www.darrick.com).
- According to his everything2 profile, the mysterious Perl Monk No. 6, sgtbaker, is "a comp-sci major at hope college. i work at BSI where I work on everything sites and am commonly referred to as el mano dereche de Nate or part of manos: hands of nate". BTW, the "hands of nate" nickname is a pun on the title of one of the worst movies ever made Manos: The Hands of Fate. So it seems that nate "forgot" to mention "the hands of nate" aka sgtbaker when reminiscing about the history of the Everything Development Company. Curiously, sgtbaker predicted great things for the Sather programming language back then, which haven't come to pass, yet.
- We learn more about Perl Monk No. 9 yiango, the first "non-insider" monk. From his everything 2 profile: "Yiango, also known as Yist to the humans of the world. Self-proclaimed Unix geek boy, definately in love with Computers an Linux. More specifically I am interested in network security....". Yiango learnt Perl from the unfashionable Teach yourself perl5 in 21 days book. Still don't know if yiango was a Hope College student or not (update: not a Hope college student, just a random Linux geek from Cyprus who became famous as the first non-insider Perl monk).
- Perl Monk No. 10 cinder_bdt's everything2 profile highlights a problem with socks: "When I buy socks, I throw all my old ones out and buy 21 new pairs". Why 21? It's all in the math apparently. Update: Re: How many different varieties (color, size, etc) of socks do you have in your sock drawer? suggests he may have moved to Alaska, in which case he will need more socks to prevent frost-bitten toes.
Updated Nov 25 2014: Minor rewording; removed some unnecessary jokes. 13-05-2021: yiango was not a Hope college student.