12 August 2005


Today I became a Perl programmer. Not a good Perl programmer but a Perl programmer all the same. It's almost readable to me now! Except ... well, and this is probably one reason why I'll never get a valid nerd card: I despise regular expressions. Yesyesyes, I understand their power and all, but the sheer unreadability and brazen obfuscatalogical syntax is just irritating.

Anyway, there you have it. I kicked around in the MT code to add some spam filtering (task 2 of my current short-term sabbatical), and let-me-tell-you it was way overdue. There'll be some continued tinkering--even if it's not needed, just so that I can play around some more--so we'll see how that turns out. Ultimately, let's hope we're approaching the end of those jackass spammers around here.

Time to update my resume.

[ posted by sstrader on 12 August 2005 at 3:46:57 PM in Programming ]