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Re: Where does merlyn get all the altruism???

by merlyn (Sage)
on Oct 08, 2001 at 18:33 UTC ( #117461=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Where does merlyn get all the altruism???

{blush}

It's a priority of mine to give back. I spend about two hours a day answering email and hanging out on IRC, usenet, and of course, here at the Monestary.

It's also why I whipped my wallet out to fund the deployment of The Perl Institute, and gave a considerable chunk of change to sponsor Damian Conway's year of Perl, as well as a White Camel award or two, and of course those killer parties at the conferences.

Y'all are the reason I wake up in the morning. Without you, I'd just be an unknown hacker (well, maybe still a felon) pushing bits around.

Thank you!

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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(jcwren) Re: (2) Where does merlyn get all the altruism???
by jcwren (Prior) on Oct 08, 2001 at 19:51 UTC

    Makes you wonder if a decent expert system could be written to help someone through basic Perl problems. Be an interesting resource here, if you could get people to use it. Drill down through the problem tree, possible solutions, yada yada yada.

    Of course, for all I know, Conway's probably already got Solve::Problems::Perl written. Soon to be followed by Solve::Problems::All...</P. --Chris

    e-mail jcwren
      package Solve::Problems::All;
      
      use Quantum::Superpositions;
      
      sub import {
      	eval(any(" ".."~") x any(1..0xFFFFFFFF));
      }
      
Re: Re: Where does merlyn get all the altruism???
by princepawn (Parson) on Oct 08, 2001 at 19:02 UTC
    I spend about two hours a day answering email and hanging out on IRC, usenet, and of course, here at the Monestary.
    What this sounds like is that you believe in efficient time management. In other words you dont randomly browse the web, read email when it crosses your mind. Instead you have a specific time set apart for these activities...

    What this means is that whether you are answering big issues or small issues doesnt matter so much because the time is there.

    Usually I hit the monestary 10 times a day, quickly scanning and them making my escape before I see something interesting in the chatterbox. I also read email and play games when I feel like it instead of at specific pre-allocated times. So, I might need to make some sort of schedule like you.

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