I am supposed to code Perl for 8 hours a day, but it actually turns out to be more like 4 hours, randomly scattered throught the day, intermingled w/ extensive web browsing, email, and target practice w/ any of a variety of household projectiles ( eg. rubber bands, letter openers ).
I am quite fortunate to work for a department that understands, however begrudgingly, that we require a fair amount of distraction to get through each day.
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