Alternative sources of Perl programmers

Philippe Bruhat (BooK) philippe.bruhat at
Tue May 14 16:42:12 BST 2013

On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 03:54:07PM +0100, Aaron Trevena wrote:
> On 14 May 2013 15:20, Ben Vinnerd <ben at> wrote:
> > On 14 May 2013 15:02, Dominic Humphries <djh at> wrote:
> >
> >> 50 miles? Luxury! I have to do sixty! :)
> >>
> > Indeed. My previous contract was 223 miles, each way! (I became Travelodge
> > guest of the year during that gig!! lol)
> 223?
> Pah! my last contracting gig was 682 miles each way (Threemilestone,
> Cornwall to Groningen, Netherlands)

I sense a contest starting...

I've been a full-time employee for 6 years, and the office is (according
to Google maps) 932km (579 miles, so I do not win the distance contest)
away, in a different country, with no shared borders (yeah, not counting
the one in the Pacific). Do I win?

And I'm not working from home either, because I can go and sit in a
local office (opened last year, full of real (non-dev) people, part of
the company network; before that, the company rented one for the two
devs working from Lyon), which is about 20 minutes walk from home.

Surely there's a badge for "I go to the office either by foot or by plane"?

On the other hand, we've not hired any remote dev since 2009.
So I can probably claim the "endangered species" badge too. ;-)

 Philippe Bruhat (BooK)

 All life affects us... even that which is far from our gaze.
                                    (Moral from Groo The Wanderer #59 (Epic))

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