Bill Ricker is known as wdr and n1vux and BillN1VUX at various places like QRZ LinkedIn osm and use.perl, which latter is the closest I have to a blog. Obsolete personal web page at the original private ISP http://world.std.com/~wdr retained for your amusement. (And sometimes appearing on AIM, YM, #perl, #ubuntu-us-ma,#ack etc.) Other pages listed below.
Only started with Perl4 and Perl5 in 1995. I was doing AWK etc for 12 years before that, and resisted switching. I've been doing OO since before C++ hit bigtime, with Objective-C and SmallTalk, so I really like the (no longer new) Perl5 OO style; and the Lispish Map style is also an old friend. So I expect to like Perl6 even more.
I presented my use of Perl to cheat at word-puzzles to Boston.PM 2003-12-09, and to make and solve CryptoQuotes on 2004-11-09. Years of playing with words leads me to the conclusion that Orthography recapitulates Etymology.
Current Perl Projects
- Weather forecast file reprocessing in Perl for Radio propagation study – converted to 64-bit 5.6.1 on an Debian 3.0/Woody on Alpha 21264, may appear on the net soon? Eventually will upgrade to 5.8.4 with Debian 3.1 'Sarge'
- Compiling Perl 5.8.x, 5.10, DBI, DBD::DB2 for AIX [at $DayJob]
- Supporting the Perl community at $DayJob
- Perl Advent Credits so far ...
- 2007/12/\d\d - sub-editor
Other web pages related to wdr aka n1vux --
- http://www.museumofprinting.org (originally hosted at my personal above; I'm no longer webmaster, yeah! but still field queries as Collections at MuseumOfPrinting.org )
Amateur Radio and Emergency Service
- emaARES.com which, thanks to the robots.txt file of domain-squatting registrar is no longer even available via Wayback machine (http://web.archive.org/) at WayBack:EmaAres (So the weblog of our EMA ARES Sept.2001 activation is no longer on the web at all.) originally emaares.com (should have been .org, typo in registration, not my fault); closed down, yeah, in favor of ares.ema.arrl.org
- EMA Section Field Day sub-site, runs off PHP and MySQL with Perl off-line graphics; to which I hope to add Maypole or Catalyst Perl-based DB forms for next year
- BARC FD 2004 report but see friend's page 2004-pix for pix of me
- A Boston Globe Interview saved for posterity
- ARES Wiki user