FoolontheHill's Journal http://use.perl.org/~FoolontheHill/journal/ FoolontheHill's use Perl Journal en-us use Perl; is Copyright 1998-2006, Chris Nandor. Stories, comments, journals, and other submissions posted on use Perl; are Copyright their respective owners. 2012-01-25T02:38:48+00:00 pudge pudge@perl.org Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 FoolontheHill's Journal http://use.perl.org/images/topics/useperl.gif http://use.perl.org/~FoolontheHill/journal/ XML::Handler::AxPoint for Windows http://use.perl.org/~FoolontheHill/journal/9505?from=rss I came into work this morning with my very postive hat on. I decided that instead of using Powerpoint to write some UNIX tools training slides that I have been asked to write. I would try and embrass the funky sounding XML::Handler::AxPoint perl module. This only catch was that I was going to try to get it working on Windows. <p>Oh dear. After downloading all the prereqs I naively thought my job was done but I found that I could not get Text::Iconv to compile in Cygwin or in native Windows. Nobody else in the world seems to have this problem and indeed nobody else seems to have tried this on a Windows machine. Maybe I will try on a Linux server later but I probably ought to write the presentation first....</p> FoolontheHill 2002-12-17T11:33:15+00:00 journal QOTW II http://use.perl.org/~FoolontheHill/journal/8634?from=rss Not: <p>9 9 8 4 2 </p><p>Instead: </p><p>8.75 8.75 7.5 5 2 </p><p> <i>Still can't work out a general rule though</i></p> FoolontheHill 2002-10-28T09:55:07+00:00 journal Brain Exercise - QOTW http://use.perl.org/~FoolontheHill/journal/8586?from=rss <p>I am trying to working out this weeks expert QOTW from MJD and finding it a bit tricky. I had worked out the pattern for 3,5 and 7 games but the 9 games in the progression doesn't appear to be correct. After a bit of head scratching I think I will have to give up and search on the web. Well its not my Perl skills letting me down it just my maths... </p><p> BTW here is where I am at the mo.. </p><p> 1 </p><p> 2,2 </p><p> 3,3,2 </p><p> 5,5,4,2 </p><p> 9,9,8,4,2 </p><p> The last one in this series isn't right... </p><p> <i>Ohmigod its been a long time since I did any maths...</i></p> FoolontheHill 2002-10-25T09:50:52+00:00 journal Programming Perl http://use.perl.org/~FoolontheHill/journal/8316?from=rss <p>My first journal entry. </p><p>I've got something to admit. Although I have been Programming Perl for about a year and a half now, I have never read Programming Perl. </p><p>Up to now I have relied on Learning Perl, Data Munging with Perl, Effective Perl Programming and Object Orientated Perl. All of which are great books that I can throughly recommend. </p><p>People had always told me that Programming Perl (the book) was not a good read but I am really enjoying it it is teaching me things that I thought I already knew but didn't and it is funny!. To some extent, it is making me excited about writing Perl again - which lets face it has got to be a "good thing". </p><p>Programming Perl - "Ideal Bedtime Reading"</p> FoolontheHill 2002-10-11T09:13:14+00:00 journal