Curtis (Ovid) Poe is a CPAN author, a TPF Steering Committee Member, and the TPF Grant Committee Secretary. He likes long walks on the beach and single malt scotch, but hates writing bios. Ovid writes for Perl.com too.
"Rugged. Indestructible. Indispensable. Whether youre a newcomer or an expert, youll find great value in Perl Hacks, the only Perl guide that offers something useful and fun for everyone. Each hack in Perl Hacks is a short lesson. Some are practical exercises that teach you essential skills, while others illustrate some of the fun things that Perl can do. Learn how to add CPAN shortcuts to the Firefox web browser, read files backwards, write graphical games in Perl, and much more."
--brian d. foy, The Perl Review