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Beatnik (493)

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A 29 year old belgian who likes Mountain Dew, Girl Scout Cookies, Tim Hortons French Vanilla Flavoured Cappucinno, Belgian beer, Belgian chocolate, Belgian women, Magners Cider, chocolate chipped cookies and Perl. Likes snowboarding, snorkling, sailing and silence. Bach can really cheer him up! He still misses his dog.

Project Daddy of Spine [], a mod_perl based CMS.

In his superhero time (8.30 AM to 5.30 PM), he works on world peace.

Journal of Beatnik (493)

Wednesday August 13, 2003
06:41 AM


[ #14083 ]
I woke up feeling relieved. The spine release is something I've been working on for a while and I'm happy with the current state (going for mod_perl instead of CGI) and the development speed (I somehow produced about 10,000 lines of code in less than 3 months; the CGI version had about 4,000 lines in last release, which took a few years to achieve). mod_perl development is très cool in my book.

I bumped onto ScummVM and grabbed my copy of Day of the Tentacle. SWEET Nice voice syncro, normal game-play. Now all I need to do is buy a copy of Full Throttle on ebay.

It's trailer time: Underworld seems nice (Kate Beckinsale in a tight black leather outfit *ROOAAR*), Tomb Raider is on my list (Angeline Jolie in a tight white outfit *ROOAAR*), Charlies Angels: Full Throttle (Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, Drew Barymore in a uhm...). I see a pattern here...

if ($trailer =~ /(tight|outfit)/) { ... }
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  • if ($trailer =~ /(tight|outfit)/) { ... }

    Are you an equal opportunities *ROOAAR*er? Your code as is will trigger on male leads in tight outfits. Not that this is wrong, just that it's not consistent with a subtle trend I noticed in your examples. This is what comes from not writing decent regression tests before coding. :-)

    • Well yeah but there is no good match for that :)

      if ($trailer =~ /(babe|tight|outfit)/) { ... }

      will also match movies with babes and guys in that kind of outfits. I don't use RE's when I walk down the street :p
  • The spine site does not at all say what spine actually is!/
    • Good question... This is what you get when you release stuff at 4 AM. *SIGH* I will update the site ASAP.

      For now, a short description. It's a CMS. Oh yes, uhm it's mod_perl based, uses a DB and should become flexible to expand (at some point). You can browse around the admin section and see what it does (for now).
      • Yes, but the DB must conform quite closely to MySQL semantics - AFAICS from the installation page.
        Most of the 'id'-fields are auto_increment, which rules out any RDBMS that does not use that syntax (or which doesn't have auto_increment fields).
        Your default database setup file uses MySQL syntax to create the database (something for which there is no common syntax yet - Ingres (which I know best) does not allow you to create databases from within a session - a session is connected to a database, it is proba
        • The database integration is something I'd really like to get working properly. I tried to separate all the DB stuff in one package so that can be patched easily. I installed pg so I can iron out some compatibility issues. I welcome any suggestions on this problem :)