I joined PerlMonks 20 years ago and never looked back. At that time I used Perl for the care and feeding of one of the largest relational databases in the Department of Defense, but because it was within the Intelligence Community there was little I could say about it. The use of Perl earned me the nickname "Mr. Magic", but the magic was in Perl, not in me. I took my signature line from an article in Datamation magazine in the 1980's, but it was over a decade later that I found the language that allowed me to get a lot done without working hard. Perl.

It's been a great ride, but it's not over, not by a long shot. I have since retired from $work and now use Perl for projects at home. My heartfelt thanks to all of you for your generosity with your time and talent.

"It's not how hard you work, it's how much you get done."