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I've been having some difficulties at work lately. It stems from the IS admin, a nice fellow of a man. I won't use his real name. I'll call him J'oe, for that's a contraction of John Doe, after all.

J'oe is a good man. Happy, cheerful, caught in the line between Geek and Mundane. (Or Muggle if you're a Potter-ite) J'oe however does not like Perl. I've tried to show him the happiness I find from Perl. I design the webpage at my work, and have built a few trinkets and geegaws in the blessed language. I recently asked J'oe if he would approve a $500 departmental expense to get a cheap Linux box, so that I could move the Perl code off my machine at home (A mere 486). J'oe didn't go for it. He said he really didn't want to install a Linux machine on the network. I don't think J'oe embraces the penguin. He told me I could use ASP for my dynamic webpage coding. And third party software like "Tango" for the DB processing and CGI programs. How appropriate that a Perl demon deals in asps.

I told J'oe that I would do things his way. I want to learn ASP anyway and this will be useful. But oh my fellow monks. How, I ask you, how do we best approach those who do not see the blessed light of PERL? It's my language of choice. It's easy to use and it's free! I have yet to see an www.aspmonks.org site.

How can we help people like J'oe? How can we get them to "hug the penguin"?

May all your perls be round and shiny.
~W

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