On Friday, I said I'd do Chapter Two over the weekend.
On Monday, I failed to do anything.
I am in a state of sucking wildly. Suckety Suck Suck Suck.
At least I admit it.
And I'm putting the book on my desk right now.
But I'll mention two things.
First, there's a Perl program that replaces the "READY" text on your office's big HP printer. It is easily adaptable to, for example, take a string of weather information pulled from Weather Underground or whatever source you choose. The author chose
Geo::METAR, but I found that too verbose for my purposes. And I am considering creating a module for HP Printer Job Language communication. It'd be my entry into CPAN!
Second, A post on O'ReillyNet brings up an interesting question relating to database inquiries and, as it turns out, a weakness in Perl's sleep. Well, limitation, at least.