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Monday May 28, 2007
12:01 AM

HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently


The requested resource has been assigned a new permanent URI and any future references to this resource SHOULD use one of the returned URIs. Clients with link editing capabilities ought to automatically re-link references to the Request-URI to one or more of the new references returned by the server, where possible. This response is cacheable unless indicated otherwise.

The new permanent URI SHOULD be given by the Location field in the response. Unless the request method was HEAD, the entity of the response SHOULD contain a short hypertext note with a hyperlink to the new URI(s).

Wednesday July 26, 2006
08:19 PM

Weird spam

The webmaster alias recieved the following email this week:

implementation of alarm seems to fail on some/all of the implementations

may refere to http://URL for a better alternative of
handling timer based sub calls.

thanks and regards
Venkat Ravi Shankar k

I've replaced the actual url with "URL", because I don't really want to link to it. But.. here's an excerpt:

This is to confirm that enclosed BIODATA / Curriculum Vitae, and Specs of all Projects undertaken in the Past and those that are due are Original Independent work, derived from my own Market research, I Vouch for the authenticity of the Specifications and Facts Mentioned.

It goes on to contain an entire resume... with large sections on how he only wants to be paid in government bonds.


Tuesday May 02, 2006
11:53 PM

Summer of Code accepting applications

Google's Summer of Code is now accepting applications. We've got a whole bunch of ideas and more.
11:37 PM

Line Noise

I wrote this regular expression yesterday: /\._.*/

My thought at that moment? Yes, perl is line noise.

Anyone want to guess what it's for?

Monday March 13, 2006
08:45 PM

LISP History

LISP != perl, but Perl owes a lot to LISP. Here's two interesting origin of LISP papers:
Monday February 13, 2006
12:07 AM

OSCON Deadline Approaches

Today (Monday) is the last day to submit your proposal (on time) for OSCON 2006 (aka the 10th Annual Perl Conference.)

You know you want to.
Sunday February 12, 2006
01:06 AM


At SCALE today, I joined CAcert. It feels like a less chaotic version of the PGP web of trust. I've got enough points that I can start to "assure" (or vouch for) others identity.

So, if you run into me at a pm meeting, or conference, feel free to ask me to assure you. Just be sure to bring the proper paperwork and ID!

Update: Got some more CAcert points today, so I can now give people 35 assurance points.

Saturday December 24, 2005
01:41 PM expansion

perl -MLWP::Simple -pi.bak -e 's{(\w+)}{get("$1")| |$1}ige'
Friday December 23, 2005
07:32 PM



At the O'Reilly Open Source Conference this year many of the speakers put money in a hat in order to get Vee, the speaker coordinator a gift. We got her a gift certificate to a swanky spa near her house.

A few months pass...

I realize that I never checked in to see how the swanky spa was.... so I checked in and she was raving about it. (In a good way!)

So, if you helped, Thanks!

Saturday November 19, 2005
11:10 PM

2006 Conferences

If you know about a 2006 perl related conference, please send me an email to robert (the thing that goes here) and I'll update the list of events.