Issue #637 - 2023-10-09 - We are in shock

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Some people compare the terrorist attacks in the south of Israel to 9/11, and compare the number of killed relative to the size of the country.

However, I think there are some other, more shocking aspects of what happened, and to some extent is still happening here.

The Palestinian terrorists, whom are called 'freedom fighters' by their supporters in the West, went from house to house, looked in the eyes of their victims and executed them. They looked in the eyes and murdered men, women, the elderly, and even children.

They kidnapped 150 people, including an 85 years old women, several 5-8 years old children and even a 6 month old baby.

Israel is a small country (9.5 million people) with a lot of interconnected families. Each one of us either has a relative or personally knows someone who has a relative among the dead, kidnapped, or wounded. This is personal to us. This is personal to me.

I am sure many of you are just as shaken as we are and some of you also ask what can you do?

I think you can follow some of the people who share information and share it with more people. For example Yoseph Haddad and Israeli Arab who has been a clear voice for quite some time. (He also has Facebook and Instagram pages).

As I am collecting the Perl-related articles and while I am writing this I hear the explosions as the Iron Dome takes down the rockets fired by the Palestinians to kill citizens in Tel Aviv. It is surreal. Unfortunately, this will be a bloody war with tens of thousands of casualties, but we will restore our security.

We don't have any other choice.

Gabor Szabo




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by Ali Moradi

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Seize the Greatness

by Arne Sommer

The zipper operator is so appropriate to get the job done. The end result is so elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Carpe Diem

by Avery Adams

12 lines of solution? Yes indeed. The blog post goes into details further. Keep it up great work.

Maximise Greatness

by Bob Lied

Thorough detailed discussion is worth checking out. Kudos for the efforts. Well done.

Greatness Thrust Upon Them

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Great use of method chaining with DateTime. Impressive result, you don't want to miss out.

PWC237 - Seize The Day

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Interesting questions raised and well taken. Glad to see him back in action.

PWC237 - Maximise Greatness

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

The fine details shared in the post is not to be missed. You must check it out.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 237

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

Raku is very smart when playing with Date but Perl is also cool. Plenty to keep you busy.

in the need for caffeine!

by Luca Ferrari

Raku is very smart dealing with mathematical problems. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 237

by W Luis Mochan

Just love the use of POSIX and with one-liner makes it really nice. Cool work.

Maximal Great Day!

by Matthias Muth

Here we got plenty of choices and that too discussed in details. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.

Minute by minute, that’s how you win it!

by Packy Anderson (PACKY)

Reading about the process behind the solution is worth it. Highly recommended.

Seize the greatness

by Peter Campbell Smith

Do you want to avoid CPAN? Yes, it can be fun getting the hand dirty. Thank you for your contributions.

The Weekly Challenge #237

by Robbie Hatley

Step by step process is very handy and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing the knowledge with us.

Seize Greatness

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

I noticed Roger doesn't just stick to one language in the blog post. I love the explanation of different language. Thank you for the contributions.

Seize the greatness

by Simon Green

You get the taste of Python along with Perl. Always a pleasure to read the post.

Challenge 237 - Seize The Day and Maximise Greatness

by Yves Orton

TIMTOWTDI? Yes and CPAN can be very handy. Plenty of choice to play with dates. Nice work, keep sharing.

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