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[ProgSoc] DBI perl module
Hell it's 1:30am and I feel like rambling.
I just made a minor breakthrough getting DBI to work and I wonder if this
is how progsoc works -- teach yourself, do it the hard way, this prepares
you for the real world? <chuckle>
Fer instance, if you had never RTFM and found the option to change the
MySQL port to /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock, it would never work. And that
little path came from a never-need-that-again status display in MySQL's
command line. That's certainly not the default path, but hell don't let
that worry whoever installed it :)
Okay fine, it's a RTFM culture, I can see the benefit here. To find the
true residence of a pod, hack around perldoc's options until you find its
help, then there's an option to tell you some stuff about the pod, which
=may= include its full path if you're lucky. I suppose I was.
RTFM and thy shall prosper. I shouldn't complain; my IRC-addicted sister
never finds things out for herself and she's turned into a spod, probably
spending as late nights on the computer as I was at her age but without
the same career possibilities :) Then she relates to me a story about
how some semi-newbies are teaching the real newbies on IRC how to get
around (frankly I couldn't give a flying scotsman), but the instructions
are all wrong and she's resisting the urge to jump in and correct them.
Okay, back to work. I love the pay rate <grin> hours are nice too.
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