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Friday October 05, 2007
06:10 PM atom feed

The use.perl RSS feed is messed up in some particular way that makes Google Reader unable to parse it (at least it was a few days ago).

I setup a Feedburner feed to parse it and output something cleaner:

  - ask

Friday March 23, 2007
11:08 PM

ack rocks

I've mentioned it before, but ack really rocks. I've noticed that on both consulting and startup projects I use it almost exclusively over grep now.

As I slowly, very slowly, get out of the habit of making pipelines for my searches it's tremendously useful. Another habit I need to pick up to enjoy it even more is that ack has a proper regexp feature set. I realize grep does too, but I don't remember my owl book well enough to ever get much use out of them. Perl regexps on the other hand...

Anyway, if you haven't tried it before - go get it.

The svn repository and issue tracker is on google code. Or maybe Andy is using for bug tracking? I guess either will work... (?)

Tuesday September 26, 2006
06:59 PM

Nick Ing-Simmons

[ #31131 ]

Oh no. This is so sad.

update from Graham. Thank you Nick!

Wednesday May 17, 2006
01:11 AM

perl6-users list

We setup a perl6-users mailing list.

Email to subscribe.

A few more details in my mail to the announce list.

Wednesday December 14, 2005
10:30 PM

Volunteer at - help us manage the mailing lists!

[ #27996 ]
Wednesday November 30, 2005
04:37 PM

crazy emails

We get a good share of odd emails to various addresses at

I just replied to this gem sent to cpan@

we are a software reseller based in France (European HQ) and one of our UK customers is asking us for sourcing conditions for :

Qty 3 PERL (artistic license for downloadable product )

Could you please come back to me with following information :

-ASAP cost?
-can we buy directly from you, or is there a distributor you can recommed?
-payment terms and conditions (knowing that credit card is not an option for us)

Please, send us your complete contact details.

Is there any information you find relevant for a first contact, please let me know.

Tuesday July 26, 2005
01:46 AM

Multi language CPAN Ratings site?

[ #25888 ]

Should the CPAN Ratings site support more languages than English (or engrish as it may be)?

Non-English reviews on the CPAN Ratings site?

Wednesday May 11, 2005
10:54 PM

help us test the european mirror

[ #24643 ]

EU mirror; brand new!

read more in the noc log. :-)

Thursday March 31, 2005
04:20 PM

[ #23957 ]

jj's perldoc site now lives at Check it out; and do link there! :)


Saturday March 05, 2005
01:49 AM


Did you see my last project? (announcement)

I've been pondering how to make the development as open to contributions as possible. More on that some other time...