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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.

revised Why is “voy” used in “voy perdiendo” instead of “estoy”?
two tiny fixes that fit better for the intended colloquial register; added some further notes on translation
revised Why is “voy” used in “voy perdiendo” instead of “estoy”?
added loose translation into English