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Rawley
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Icon 14 posted February 18, 2004 15:49      Profile for Rawley   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey everybody, how goes it? I'm a geek, and I, uh, dig culture, so it was inevitable that I'd find my way here, I guess. I'm hanging out in balmy 38 degree (F) weather in Minnesota. Man, it's so nice out. Anyhow, geeks rule. Oh yeah, I'm a philosophy major at the U of M, and my claim to geekiness is a deep love of open-source software and Perl. And D&D. And LotR. And burritos.

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Dr. O
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Icon 1 posted February 18, 2004 16:34      Profile for Dr. O     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Welcome, Rawley! See you in the posts.
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Snaggy

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Icon 10 posted February 18, 2004 16:39      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Welcome Rawley!

By strange twist of fate, Nitrozac and I saw LotR RotK last night... and ate burritos today! [Eek!]

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Icon 1 posted February 18, 2004 17:16      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Welcome to the boards, Rawley, enjoy your stay! Hopefully some of my alternate personalities will be along to welcome you shortly [Smile]

BTW, Snaggy, I hope you didn't wait this long to see ROTK for the first time?

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Cap'n Vic

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Icon 1 posted February 18, 2004 17:20      Profile for Cap'n Vic     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Greetings mortal.

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Rawley
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Icon 1 posted February 18, 2004 17:29      Profile for Rawley   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thanks all :-)

And Snaggy, one of my strongest beliefs is of the power of LotR and burritos combined. We should really fear some sort of LotB!

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ZorroTheFox
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Icon 14 posted February 18, 2004 18:24      Profile for ZorroTheFox   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
hello and welcome to the forums
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GameMaster
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Icon 1 posted February 18, 2004 19:06      Profile for GameMaster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So your dream day would consist of writing a Perl RPG based on D&D while watching LotR, eating a burrito and (of course) drinking a caffinated beverage.... And then we wonder why not many non-geeks of the opposite sex are into the whole geek thing.
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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted February 18, 2004 19:26      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Greetings. I am Xanthine. I am a figment of csk's mind. [Razz]

Burritos...maybe I should skip the brown bag thing and go to Illegal Pete's for lunch tomorrow.

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csk

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Icon 1 posted February 18, 2004 19:35      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by GameMaster:
So your dream day would consist of writing a Perl RPG based on D&D while watching LotR, eating a burrito and (of course) drinking a caffinated beverage.... And then we wonder why not many non-geeks of the opposite sex are into the whole geek thing.

Hey, let's not lump all geeks into the same basket. I'd write my RPG based on D&D in Python [Wink]

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Beth
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Icon 1 posted February 18, 2004 20:02      Profile for Beth   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
originally posted by csk:
Hey, let's not lump all geeks into the same basket.

Yeah! I never drink coffee while I'm writing an RPG based on D&D or eating a burrito - and especially not when I'm watching LOTR! In fact, I loathe the evil bean juice! See? So much for stereotypes... [Wink]

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted February 18, 2004 20:27      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
Greetings. I am Xanthine. I am a figment of csk's mind. [Razz]

Nah, that can't be possible. He speaks of programming in Python, and that code isn't getting anywhere near me...I don't think I'd be able to even go out with the figment of the mind of a Python hacker [Wink] .
[/hacker holy war flame]

#!/usr/bin/perl -w
use strict;

use dragonlib.pm;
smite_via_ice(qq|users of whitespace driven languages|);
soul::cleanse_aura();
my $lab_rat="Xanthine";
my $dest=seek($lab_rat);
fly_to($dest);
forget_about_world();

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csk

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Icon 1 posted February 18, 2004 20:47      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
But aren't we all the same personality anyway? I like to think of it like the Smeagol/Gollum thing in the LOTR movies, where the perl loving personality (dragonman97) is the Gollum one, and the python one is smeagol (csk) [Razz]

code:
#!/usr/bin/python
import os
stdin, stdout, stderr = os.popen3('find / -name perl | xargs rm -f')
stdin.close(); stdout.close(); stderr.close()



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dankow
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Icon 7 posted February 18, 2004 20:52      Profile for dankow     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
Burritos...maybe I should skip the brown bag thing and go to Illegal Pete's for lunch tomorrow.

You read my mind! Actually, that's my usual spot for lunch on Thursdays.
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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted February 18, 2004 20:58      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Nah, I don't even need perl for that one [Big Grin]

apt-get remove python

You know, I actually did let it go to the question prompt before saying 'no' on one of my servers [Razz] . (There might be a config tool or app that actually uses it :-/.)

Otherwise, I'm quite certain I could just do:
#!/usr/bin/perl -w
use strict;
my @corruptfiles=`find / -iname python -print`;
foreach(@corruptfile){
unlink($_) #Nah, I don't really need the semicolon there...and I could have done a 'system("rm -rf $_")' instead
}

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Icon 1 posted February 18, 2004 21:16      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well, yes, I just presumed we were doing things programatically. Come to think of it, for simple ad-hoc stuff I tend to just use shell commands and a bit of awk/sed/cut etc. Saves writing a script, doesn't it [Wink]

Oh, and you forgot your --purge switch to apt-get remove. Wouldn't want that nasty python to be hanging around taking up disk space, would we [Wink]

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Rawley
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Icon 1 posted February 18, 2004 23:14      Profile for Rawley   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
See, this is what I'm talking about. Geeks rule! And, at least for my job, I write perl instead of using shell commands to flex my perl muscles--which are similar to leg muscles, but different in that... oysters... don't have legs per se? But I suppose they do have *one*. Regardless, muscle flexing. And perl. No no no, screw this, I need a burrito!

:-)

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