Perl Skills Test

Nicholas Clark nick at
Wed Sep 28 14:38:56 BST 2011

On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 02:25:10PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 02:13:43PM +0100, Victoria Conlan wrote:
> > >We are.
> > >We had someone start just a coupla days ago, and we're still looking for
> > Hmm, maybe you lot just scare me too much.  :-P

He's really not dangerous at all. Cute and cuddly, and easily disarmed by
placing a pint glass of (decent) beer in each hand.

> > I think I've forgotten how to write code now, anyhow.  :-(
> Nah, coding is like falling off a bike - easy to do, hard to forget, and
> not very stylish :-)

Surely not knowing how to code is a feature, as it makes it easier to
unquestioningly accept the current fashion, without having to first unlearn
last year's current fashion?

Not that I know what this year's fad is. I merely know that I don't know it,
and so usually fail to meet several of the ticky boxes of "required
experience" on most job ads. Which pretty much goes to show how "required"
required is, as people at said organisations when pointed at such ads
usually then say that I'm still the sort of person that they'd want.

Nicholas Clark

PS  If anyone's employer *is* recruiting, $10,000 is less than you'd pay a
    pimp. TPF would love to thank you for your donation on their front page:
PPS's beer kitty will undercut TPF's price, but doesn't offer as
    much visibility.

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