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I write too much Perl.

I'm an independent contractor specializing in Perl, automated testing and software engineering training. If you have a nasty snarl of critical Perl code untangled, or need a perl or CPAN module bug fixed, or want to train your developers in writing tests, or find your development time is in a code 'n' fix loop and need help, I'm your man.

Contact schwern@pobox.com


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asked How do I reprocess items in Vindictus?
Jan
18
awarded  Scholar
Jan
18
accepted What is the opening song of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel?
Jan
18
comment What is the opening song of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel?
No wonder I couldn't find it, I heard it as "take a ride on the flying tiger". Thanks! And the following song is Goodbye also by The Vines.
Jan
18
asked What is the opening song of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel?
Jan
14
comment Install Steam and most games in one large HDD but some popular games on a separate SSD
I have this setup. I've found that simply having the OS on an SSD an the games on another disk is a tremendous boost. The whole computer runs faster. The spinning disk, free of other tasks, is much faster reading game files. Managing the meager amount of space on the SSD hasn't been worth the trouble of putting games on it.
Dec
25
comment Is it possible to easily collate recommended system requirements for all owned Steam games?
I have nearly 500. :) This might be presented as an interesting programming problem on another exchange. Get a list of your games, scrape the requirements from steampowered.com and assemble them together into a summary. The first two is straightforward. The last is complicated. How do you compare Graphics: Shader 3.0 / Open GL 3.2+ with Graphics: 256 MB?
Dec
25
comment Is it possible to easily collate recommended system requirements for all owned Steam games?
How many games are we talking?
Dec
18
revised Steam Client Is Broken
added 315 characters in body
Dec
18
answered Steam Client Is Broken
Dec
18
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
18
comment Steam Client Is Broken
This is drifting into PC tech support and I think would be better served on superuser.com.
Dec
9
awarded  Yearling
Dec
9
revised What should I do if I am on fire?
Put the "unnecessary details" back. This isn't a Community Wiki answer. A little humor and related side notes don't hurt on a very short answer. (If you feel strongly about this, re-edit it, I'm not going to get into an edit war.)
Dec
9
answered What should I do if I am on fire?
Dec
7
revised Strategy game with small scale tactics
added 603 characters in body
Dec
7
revised Strategy game with small scale tactics
added 603 characters in body
Dec
7
answered Strategy game with small scale tactics
Sep
10
comment Are monsters destroying my walls?
Monsters? Destroying my walls? It's more likely than you think.
Jun
16
comment How can I beat the final boss in Faster Than Light?
One item I will add to this is to use fire. With no crew to put it out, fire runs rampant through the ship. If you're having trouble reliably getting through the shields and doing damage fast enough, a fire weapon can save the day.