A very special technology has been at the foundation of this website for over 25 years, a dynamic and magical touchstone that makes the impossible possible: to precisely instruct these mysterious computing machines. I speak of Perl, the programming language that turned me on to software development, and for which I haven't yet found a replacement that would be an honest upgrade.
The Perl community remains vibrant. Mónika and I met because of Perl. We weren't able to make it to Toronto for this year's conference, but maybe Vegas next year.
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