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I joined the bioperl mailing list today, mainly because of the bioinformatics article by Ewan.

Thanks to samth and schoen for certifying me. I'm not sure I should be a journeyer, but I'm glad to have the priviledges. I noticed that somebody had the nerve to certify Alan Cox as apprentice, so obviously standards are not uniform. I think you should get a "point" for each certification from somebody of that level or higher. Thus Alan Cox would be a 175-point master (I didn't really count, but it's a LOT) and I would be a 1-point journeyer.

Also, I noticed that Wendy Seltzer joined, so I certified her. She is a lawyer who hacks perl while she's not fighting for "Your Rights Online" via the Openlaw project.

Wow, miniver certified me. Thanks, man. I'm curious why you did, since I don't actually know you.

I am reminded of the scene in the movie "The Jerk" where Steve Martin rejoices over the arrival of the new phone book, which contains his name for the first time. "Things are going to start happening to me now" he exclaims as a serial killer randomly flips to his name.

I just submitted a short comment to the Copyright Office in response to their RFC regarding the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). Robert S. Thau also submitted a long comment, which I am co-author (although Robert did most of it).

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