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  Journal: Comments re The Modern Perl book on 2010.08.13 19:58

Journal by Ron Savage on 2010.08.13 19:58
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Hi Folks

OK, so modernperlbooks.com and Moveable Type have disabled my password for the 3rd time. I get the hint. I won't be back (there).

And no, I didn't forget it. I keep it in an encrypted file along with all the other passwords I've collected...

For the record, in the past I pretended I'd lost my password, and re-registered, but I'm sick of doing that.

As for the book, I have some comments, hoping chromatic stumbles across them :-):

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  Comment: Re:code (Score 1) on 2010.08.05 17:31

Hi chorny

No, not yet.

I want to get the interface working so it's usable before I think about an undo command.

The data is stored in Postgres/SQLite/..., selectable via a config file.

The 1st version will probably have a backup button, to output the db to a datestamped file, which can be restored, as a crude implementation of undo.

In other words undo is not mandatory to the design, just nice-to-have...

Also, I'm worried about how to match the minimalist target with requiring git or some such, since I expect many potential users would want to install it on a shared/vps hosting site.

The delay in replying is in part due to another bug in use.perl.org's code, whereby I was
logged on and not logged on simultaneously.

So, I could log on and draft a reply, but being not logged on meant the Preview and
Submit buttons were disabled on the grounds I was an anonymous poster :-(.

Cheers
Ron

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  Journal: App::Office::CMS - A Canny, Microlight and Simple CMS on 2010.08.03 3:15

Journal by Ron Savage on 2010.08.03 3:15
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Hi Folks

It's slow work, but I am making progress on App::Office::CMS.

It's based on CGI::Application and friends, to help sustain the microlight claim.

Which Javascript library, I hear you all cry!

YUI. You should have guessed.

Only a few weeks now...

Cheers
Ron

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  Comment: Congratulations to all concerned (Score 1) on 2010.07.05 18:58

by Ron Savage on 2010.07.05 18:58 (#72144)
Attached to: Announcing CPAN Testers 2.0

Hi Folks

It's a marvellous achievement, in many senses.

Well done!

Cheers
Ron

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  Comment: Explaining syntax (Score 1) on 2010.07.01 18:24

by Ron Savage on 2010.07.01 18:24 (#72135)
Attached to: Modern Perl: The (Draft) Book

Hi

In The Perl Philosophy, you have:

my @all_results = some_expensive_operation();

I thing you need an explicit statement (or a comment at the end of that line), saying that in Perl, '@' means all_results is an array.

It's only much later in the book that you explain this.

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  Journal: The Environment under 5 web servers on 2010.06.20 22:53

Journal by Ron Savage on 2010.06.20 22:53
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Hi Folks

A comparison of env vars provided by 5 web servers is available here.

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  Journal: Repost: Berkeley ICSI Internet/ISP connexion survey on 2010.06.05 1:46

Journal by Ron Savage on 2010.06.05 1:46
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Hi Folks

Don't you just hate that?

After posting this the first time, I posted another article soon after, and due to a design fault on use.perl.org's home page, only the last shows up, under 'Recent Journals'.

I emailed pudge about it, so perhaps something will happen...

The Survey (requires Java)

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  Journal: Volunteering thru http://goodcompany.com.au on 2010.06.02 20:16

Journal by Ron Savage on 2010.06.02 20:16
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When I'm between contracts, I do some volunteer work thru
goodcompany, where small community groups post requests ('wishes') for people ('angels') to help ('grant the wish').

I only respond to Web/IT requests, but there are a range of categories into which requests can be put.

In Australia, there are between 600,000 and 700,000 such community groups, and many share the same sorts of problems, e.g. managing lists of contacts and donors.

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  Journal: Berkeley ICSI Internet/ISP connexion survey on 2010.06.02 18:08

Journal by Ron Savage on 2010.06.02 18:08

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  Comment: Anonymous comments (Score 1) on 2010.05.24 18:48

by Ron Savage on 2010.05.24 18:48 (#72002)
Attached to: Objects are servers rather than experts

Hi Folks

And yes, anonymous comments to blogs.perl.org were block also.

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  Journal: Objects are servers rather than experts on 2010.05.24 18:14

Journal by Ron Savage on 2010.05.24 18:14
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Hi Folks

This is a reply to Ovid's post
Objects are experts.

Over the weekend I was blocked from logging in to blogs... with both my usual u/p and my OpenID. I looked a bug report re that.

Anyway, here's what I wrote:

Hi Ovid

Sigh, I remember the good old days when I could sign in to blogs.perl.org. No matter.

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  Comment: Yes, but... (Score 1) on 2010.05.20 18:51

by Ron Savage on 2010.05.20 18:51 (#71994)
Attached to: Quote of the Week

Hi Adam

That's all very well, as long as backwards-compatiblity is not used as a form of blackmail to stop progress.

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  Comment: Hash::FieldHash (Score 1) on 2010.05.02 19:35

Hi

Why use the heavy-weight Hash::Util::FieldHash when the light-weight Hash::FieldHash is available?

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  Comment: Re:What does “rejected” mean? (Score 1) on 2010.04.05 20:47

by Ron Savage on 2010.04.05 20:47 (#71843)
Attached to: Unable to sign in to blogs.perl.org

Hi Aristotle

The procedure I went thru first did not offer a captcha. That's why I did not mention it.

The procedure available via the front page does. That's why it works (I'd say).

Cheers

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  Comment: Re:What does “rejected” mean? (Score 1) on 2010.04.05 18:18

by Ron Savage on 2010.04.05 18:18 (#71841)
Attached to: Unable to sign in to blogs.perl.org

Hi Aristotle

Yes, that worked. $many x $thanx;

Would it be possible to at least change the error msg to warn people the rejection of their input may be a 'system error' (say), to reduce frustration?

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