SnakeNuts's Journal SnakeNuts'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. 2012-01-25T02:40:32+00:00 pudge Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 SnakeNuts's Journal Closure and a new beginning(?) Well, two months have sped past and my tenure at <a href="">Interapy</a> is almost at an end. It's been... interesting. I had hoped for a more challenging time, but I was slowly pushed back to writing HTML pages. At first I used the Template Toolkit, but at the end it was decided to use the CGI module. (It's still used from within the TT-code, but I think it will be pulled back into the main perl code shortly after my departure) <p> Still, It was a new start and a very interesting place to work, especially the matter that they workied with. I have gotten a better look on what psychologists do. </p><p> On to the next job. But the question-mark in the title shows exactly what I currently know about that. Nothing has been said or (what I suspect) done about finding a new project. Luckily it won't affect my pay, so I will lie back and see what comes after easter. </p><p> So a happy easter to you all, and see you on the flipside.</p> SnakeNuts 2002-03-27T13:57:33+00:00 journal The worst kind of programmer... a programmer with a social life. And sadly, I'm one of those. I'd like to live, breathe, dream, eat and drink programming, but my social 'obligations' keep me from taking that day-long break and jacking in to the system with some Jolt and vi. Two birthday-visits this week-end and multi-hour long phonecalls to my girlie in the UK (I'm in the Netherlands, she's not. Bummer)<p> And the commute (1.5 hours each way, so 3 hours each day) to work doesn't help either. There isn't always enough space to sit on the train, so doing some work there won't work always either.</p><p> I know, I know... excuses, excuses... *sigh* - Maybe I just need a good whack to the head...</p> SnakeNuts 2002-03-15T09:32:22+00:00 journal Started UserBoard Practise, practise, practise. <p> I've been out of it too long. I need practise. And working here on the user-interface is all well and good, but I still need something for the hours I'm not sleeping. So enter 'UserBoard' (okay, lame name, but it's exactly what it is.) </p><p> I've been a member of a couple of Play-By-Email games for some time now, and up to a couple of weeks ago all was peachy. But now rumors of our ListGroup server going commercial (I won't say names, but it starts with a 'Y' and ends in '!'...) and us having to pay for their services has made me decide to look at other angles. </p><p> And I'm a programmer, so what angle do I look at? Right: Making my own server. And not only that, but writing my own server from scratch. </p><p> Sure, I've looked at all the available ListServers out there, but they don't do it for me. That and the fact that I just need something to <i>make</i>. </p><p> So, I've begun UserBoard, and I've decided to take a marginally different approach to the other's I've found, and that is to concentrate on the web-interface from the start, and assume (as is the case right now for the groups I know) that nobody uses the e-mail commands to do their administration. </p><p> And version 1 will be just that: a first version, to be improved on (or totally rewritten) as needs be. </p><p> So, I've set up the SourceForge group (UserBoard) and am writing a first draft of the functional design as a guidebook how I think it should look at the end... </p><p> Wish me luck!</p> SnakeNuts 2002-03-01T09:48:24+00:00 journal Doin' it da Perl way. Well, I've dallied a few times with Perl (and perl-esque languages like PHP), so I knew a bit about the weirdness of syntax and the wide-spread evangelism. But I must say that getting this project at <a href="">Interapy</a> has made me a quick Perl afficinado. <p> I Like it. </p><p> I am slowly getting drawn into the elegance of the whole language and the object-oriented approach used with it. </p><p> Mind you, I'm not nearly close to being at a comfortable level yet, in fact, I have been out of practise for a few months, so my whole attention right now is bent on getting back in swing again with my programming in general. </p><p> Wish me luck!</p> SnakeNuts 2002-02-26T13:32:05+00:00 journal