There was a
teapotTwitter tempest at this year’s OSCON regarding the Perl-specific badge banners that ORA provided, which read “Desperate Perl Hacker”.
Here’s some Twitter conversation on the subject. Tim Bray provided some more context for the origins of “Desperate Perl Hacker”. Piers Cawley weighed in and chromatic provided some advice on writing maintainable Perl.
(If you read nothing else; read what Piers has to say. Rafe, I tried to add a link to Piers’ post in a comment to this post of yours but your comment system apparently hates me.)