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I've been a programmer for over two decades. I work in Perl and a big pile of legacy PHP.

My book Land the Tech Job You Love is available from Pragmatic Bookshelf.

My Perl news blog is Perlbuzz.

My blog about tech life, including job hunting, is petdance.com.

AIM: petdance

Twitter: petdance, beyondgrep and perlbuzz


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