Wow! I haven't posted in ages!
I am firmly convinced that the Universe has gone completely to hell. I submit the following as proof:
[ dave0 enters Tim Hortons ]
Donut Jockey: Good morning, sir
dave0: Hi. I'll have a large double-double, and... hmmm...
[ looks at donut rack and sees two stale donuts]
dave0: ... what donuts do you have ready in the back?
Donut Jockey: Nothing you can have. Umm... I mean, none.
dave0: Huh? What? You mean you have donuts back there, but I can't buy one?
Donut Jockey:Um, well, yeah.
dave0: You mean, I'm here, a paying customer, and you won't sell me a donut, even though you have some ready?
Donut Jockey: Well, I'm not allowed to. Corporate policy... I can't sell those donuts until 3am.
dave0: That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard
Donut Jockey: Well, if head office found out I sold a fresh donut before 3am, I could lose my job.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
- Robert Frost, Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
Now back to the Perl code. Where did I put that coffee again?
I mean, after all; you have to consider we're only made out
of dust. That's admittedly not much to go on and we shouldn't
forget that. But even considering, I mean it's a sort of bad
beginning, we're not doing too bad. So I personally have faith
that even in this lousy situation we're faced with we can make
it. You get me?
-- Philip K. Dick, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
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