Of the three big significant problems blocking the release of the PITA core, one has been solved (installing arbitrary modules as if they were CPAN modules), one is getting close now (with the new TAPx:: stuff) and one remains.
Specifically, I need a small multi-purpose POE server that wraps the virtual machine and manages (and kills under various circumstances) it.
Dan from Sydney.pm has been promising to help me get this working for a while now, and others in Sydney.pm have shown an interest in helping too.
And with the Sydney.pm trivia quiz coming up next month, it's been suggested I spice things up a bit to get the last critical part of the PITA core finished by making it competative.
And so, if PITA::POE::SupportServer is completed before the Sydney.pm March Trivia Quiz, I will be supplying free beer for the event. I'll start at one slab/crate and see what happens depending on how many people turn up.
It certainly won't measure up to the "metre of beer", that's for certain. Sydney.pm just isn't that big.
But it does have the nice property of creating massive peer pressure on Dan and the other interested people to have it working before next month's Sydney.pm meeting
As an added bonus, if someone OTHER than Sydney.pm finishes the module ahead of them, they will still get the beer. But I will force Sydney.pm to toast your name for every beer they open, all night