Learning Perl Master Course (video) now available
The Learning Perl book ("Llama book") is the best-selling intro-to-Perl book available. For most of the 90's and the early 200x's, teaching the classroom course based on the book (which was based on the previous course, which was based on the previous book...) had been my primary living.
More than once, I had thought about turning the course into a video, but lacked the time, energy, coordination, etc. This especially became important as fewer and fewer "groups of 10 or more" popped up for me to present the classic course.
O'Reilly approached me earlier this year to ask me if I'd work on the video with them. Yeay! Finally. We shot it a few months ago, and the editing is now complete. You can finally see me give the course I've given probably hundreds of times before, bad jokes and all.
See it at O'Reilly's site. Oh, it's not free, but considering that you'd be paying about 5-10 times that much to see me in person, it's a bargain.