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I’m Tom Christiansen, author of Programming Perl and Perl Cookbook from O’Reilly. I’m a freelance instructor giving courses in Perl programming, including Unicode and regular expressions. I’ve been using BSD Unix for 30 years now; like your maid, I don’t do Windows.

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 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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