D Ruth Bavousett has been a system administrator and software developer for a long, long time, getting her professional start on a VAX 11/780, way back when. She spent a lot of her career (so far) serving the technology needs of libraries, and has been a contributor since 2008 to the Koha open source library automation suite. Ruth is currently a Perl Developer at cPanel in Houston. In her copious free time, she occasionally reviews novels, and is working on her first novel. Ruth is a Columnist and Community Moderator at, and an editor at Perl Weekly.