The Clam before the Sturm…

Waiting for my laptop to get here, waiting for some more bike parts to show up, waiting, waiting, waiting. Waiting for 3 o’clock so I can go meet this girl for drinks. Waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Spent some quality time with Perl today, finally got motherfucking DateTime installed, and all it took was a fucking act of god damned Congress. Sexual congress. With the devil. In my butt. But it did exactly what it was supposed to do, namely letting me convert my epoch timestamp into a date and time that mattered to anyone but some unix nut who has a watch that reads out in epoch. “Meeting at 1124301600 everybody, see you all in about 7200”. I also managed to use substr (retarded format time, 11) to make it even more readable and good. In all, a successful little day. But, I have a suggestion for the good folks at activestate.

“MAKE YOUR FUCKING GUI PACKAGE MANAGER AUTH PROXY AWARE”

Seriously, you seriously think it’s gonna be cool with my IS staff if I put my plaintext proxy username and password into environment variables so I can download packages? Seriously? Are you that stupid? Maybe you were a fetal alcohol syndrome baby. Or your parents dropped you on your head before it was all solidified and never told anybody. How hard is it to program in proxy support? Let me calculate it for you. Not very + You should already have done it = What the hell is the matter with you?

Other than that, perl is great. I am trying to learn some Python as well, because maybe it’ll be even better (not likely).

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