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Nicholas Perez
Hooray personalized spam!
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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's right, my coworkers did some really awesome shit. 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.)

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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 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:;job_id=10771

Or send me your resume and I'll put your name into the hat:

Have questions? Find me via XMPP:

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And people wonder why I left the US.
Mitt Romney wants your airplane windows to open

I 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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So here are the #mtmh2012 pictures I promised to everyone at some point.

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Awesome. That is all.

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.

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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