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I’m Tom Christiansen, author of Programming Perl and Perl Cookbook from O’Reilly. I work for Grant Street Group, who are always looking to hire more Perl programmers.

I’ve undergraduate degrees in Spanish and in Computer Science, and a graduate degree in compsci focusing on operating systems design and in natural language processing. I’ve studied Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Latin, and German, with a smattering of other languages thrown in. For the last few years I’ve been dabbling in computational linguistics.


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reviewed Leave Closed what is the American term used for a person with an attitude?
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reviewed Leave Closed Sometimes “you don't want to do that” means “I dont want you to do that.” Is there any opposite saying?
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reviewed Reject Is there as more positive sounding word to use in place of 'viral' or 'contagious', in regard to an idea or campaign?
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reviewed Leave Closed What is the meaning of “Jane raised the lights.”
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