Perl Skills Test

Paul Tweedy paul at
Thu Sep 29 09:08:52 BST 2011

On 29 September 2011 08:40, Kieren Diment <diment at> wrote:
> On 29/09/2011, at 5:32 PM, Simon Cozens wrote:
>> On 29/09/2011 01:30, Paul Tweedy wrote:
>>> != true I'm afraid. They just have the temerity to not live in (and
>>> are unable to move to) the south east or near a major city.
>> If you want to be a fisherman, it helps to live near the sea.
>> If you want to be a fisherman and not live near the sea and then complain
>> about it, fine, but don't expect many others to be sympathetic.
> Remote opportunities are quite good once you have a reputation and a network of contacts ...  In this case the sea is the intertubes and the fish are TCP/IP packets I suppose.

Just to bring the discussion bang up-to-date, one of the friends in
question has just accepted a 6 month remote working contract. Not so
much 'get on your bike' than 'get on your kitchen table'. So all is
well for him and his family, for 6 months at least.

paul tweedy <paul at>

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