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Nicholas Perez
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Jeez. Been forever since I've logged into this. For people sending hangout messages or whatever,  I won't see them. You're better off sending me an email/xmpp message directly, or finding me on twitter
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That reminds me. Just updated my G+ and Twitter profiles to point at each other. There oughtta be an API...
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You eat, sleep and live Perl.
You disdain the thought of Perl being a "write-only" language.
You write oneliners and large class hierarchies.
You create web pages, cron jobs, and services.
You deliver in a fraction of the time it takes others.
You vouch for the quality of your work.

And Booking.com wants to you to come solve some of our biggest problems.

Our infrastructure is large. We deploy to hundreds of servers, talk to hundreds of databases, serve millions of page views, and have multiple subsystems. And it is all Perl.

Come to Amsterdam and work on one of the largest Perl codebases in the world. Join our international team of who's who from the Perl community. Do something awesome.

Apply online here:
http://www.booking.com/jobs.en-us.html?st=details;job_id=10771

Or send me your resume and I'll put your name into the hat:
nick@nickandperla.net

Have questions? Find me via XMPP:
nick@nickandperla.net
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I have COBOL skills. Those are always of use somewhere 
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So here are the #mtmh2012 pictures I promised to everyone at some point.
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Ask and ye shall receive: http://www.flickr.com/photos/96628098@N00/7894737076

One of the other hackers there took this one.

Basically you can ask google images for things relating to mtmh2012, movingtomoosehackathon, etc.
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Awesome. That is all.
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I really dislike the new interface to the G+ android app. FFS just show the whole post or at least as much as the web app.
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What I dislike most is the way it tries so hard to find a background picture to put text over, that sometimes makes the text hard to read
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Starting up my blog again. Here is a short post I wrote on my long plane ride back to Amsterdam.
It is funny that my returning post would concern clouds as I am actually writing this while above real clouds over nine kilometers up. While attending the Orlando Perl Workshop (aka. Perl Oasis), I wa...
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Awesome write-up, even cooler idea. I'm very intrigued and impressed.
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That's right, my coworkers did some really awesome shit.
 
Booking.com wasn't happy with serialization solutions for #perl.  Either they were slow and information-preserving, or fast and lossy.   So we wrote our own.

We designed it for our needs, but it should be sufficiently general that it can be applied to any other dynamic language.  (There's also a prototype Java implementation.  Reflection helps with dealing with a schema-less format.)

http://blog.booking.com/sereal-a-binary-data-serialization-format.html
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And people wonder why I left the US.
 
Mitt Romney wants your airplane windows to open

I swear....you can't make this shit up. Romney said the following today: 

When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous. And she was choking and rubbing her eyes. Fortunately, there was enough oxygen for the pilot...

If you didn't know, his plane had to make an emergency landing recently because of a fire. You know, nevermind about being sucked out, cabin pressure, 600mph winds, the freezing cold, and the fact that there's hardly any oxygen at 30,000ft - those windows should open damn it!
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If only Obama was a quarter of the man he portrayed himself to be 4 years ago…
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Oh for fuck sake, +Google+ Developers. If I get another god damn spam overlay to give more info or use some bullshit new feature I didn't want or need, I'm ditching. Seriously. This was supposed to be different from facebook.
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Google+, with all of its tumbleweeds, is basically methadone to ease off of a Facebook addiction. But on the G+ side (see what I did there?) now that you've been only here for a year, it should be easy to go cold turkey from social networking sites. :P

/one of those jerks who never liked G+ that much
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Dear +Google+, How about you quit asking me to do shit like "Put in your birthday!" I'll share with you what I want to share. It wasn't an oversight that I omitted any of the information that I did.
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About to watch MIB3. Yet another Will Smith vs. Aliens movie. Love it!
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