Another day another less use of pertinent skills

As for recent I’ve been noticing that I’ve been getting involved with less and less tasks which match my skillset. I guess I should be happy to have freedom to do new things but feel my time at work could be put to better use.

One thing that has been sort of fun is get back into some Perl scripting. I had originally thought of using shell or python but shell was lacking in support of regex I was trying to do and was unfamiliar with connecting to a db with python using the version on the server. Using the Perl included in the Oracle home seemed like the ideal solution as it required no additional module installation (i.e. DBI). So far so good and progress is being made despite the constant requests for status updates…

Career enhancements: nil

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