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I’m Tom Christiansen, author of Programming Perl and Perl Cookbook from O’Reilly. I work for Grant Street Group, who are always looking to hire more Perl programmers.

I’ve undergraduate degrees in Spanish and in Computer Science, and a graduate degree in compsci focusing on operating systems design and in natural language processing. I’ve studied Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Latin, and German, with a smattering of other languages thrown in. For the last few years I’ve been dabbling in computational linguistics.


Feb
19
answered When is uppercase used in English but lowercase in Spanish?
Feb
19
comment When is uppercase used in English but lowercase in Spanish?
I might have chosen “el río Guadalquivir” instead of Mount Rainier for an example. And those aren’t exactly pure toponyms. It’s when it has a geographic feature attached to it, like “el mar Mediterráneo”, where the name itself is a proper name and thus capitalized, but the geologic feature is not.
Feb
19
answered Waterfall: cascada vs. catarata
Feb
19
comment What is the difference between “De nada” and “No hay de qué”?
Am I the only one who gets a “don’t worry about it” sense from No hay de qué?
Jan
25
comment What's the “ísimo” in the following words?
You forgot the -érrimo forms, as in acérrimo, aspérrimo, celebérrimo, integérrimo, libérrimo, misérrimo, nigérrimo, paupérrimo, pulquérrimo, salubérrimo, ubérrimo.
Jan
25
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