26 Dec 2004 esteve   » (Journeyer)

Romani ite domum!

I must confess, I hated Perl since I fixed a serious security bug[1] I found in the software that ran Barrapunto.com, a Spanish-speaking site that used to run a modified version of Slashcode, some years ago. alvaro did a great job at writing clean code, however Rob Malda et al are simply mad. Although alvaro missed to check user input.

Since then, I fell in love with Ruby. However Damian Conway is evil. fxn showed me Lingua::Romana::Perligata and changed my feelings towards Perl again. It's beautiful!

I saw myself remembering those boring Latin classes at high school. Learning how to decline "pueri" and trying to understand what the heck "dative" means.

You know, it's this kind of things that makes geeks be proud of themselves! "Why do we do this?" "Because we can, of course!"

fxn is a lucky person. If I'd seen L::R::P at the beginning of the course, he would have had to check all my exercises in Latin ;)

[1] That bug allowed me to post/delete stories and change permissions anywhere in Barrapunto.com, pretty serious, IMHO.

Music and stuff

Me First and the Gimme Gimmies, have released a new album. After listening to "Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz)", "Don't cry for me Argentina (Evita)" and "My favourite things (from The sound of Music)" covered by these guys, you won't see things the same way. I hope this new album is at least as good as the last one (Blow in the wind).

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