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Re: Dreaming about Perl

by Putzfrau (Beadle)
on May 03, 2002 at 15:07 UTC ( #163811=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Dreaming about Perl

Although dreaming about programming languages and solutions to various probles occurs frequently, the weirdest thing that every happened to me involved precience(? clairvoyance perhaps) and the worst case of deja vu...

I am currently doing my comp sci stage at company X. 3 months ago i had an interview there to see if i was the person they required for the position. That night I dreamt that i had been accepted and started working there on a rather difficult problem involving some Perl code.

Now the odd part of this story is that the problem involved socket programming, a topic we hadn't covered in class and only briefly read about in the camel book. Yet, in the dream i was able to solve said problem...

On the first day here at stage, about a month ago today, i was introduced, etc. then i was shown my cubicle... which was exactly like the one from my dream. Same view, layout, even the color of the padded walls. Deja Vu. Yet i recalled that i had passed this empty cubicle during my interview so i quickly wrote this off.

The first few days went by, and on the fourth day i met the resident Perl guy and his little project... a small client/server chat program written in Perl. Odd. Says I. as he showed me the workings of his basic script he explained that the part he was stuck on was the socket manipulation section. Anxiety rising. Which matched the problem in my dream before. At that moment the solution popped in my head and I quickly fixed the problem right there...

Ever since then ive slept with a pad of paper and pencil on my cardboard box nightstand.. Please excuse the lengthy narative

"Your baudrate depends on the size of your pipe". -Alex Simonelis

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