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corwin (4648)

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Journal of corwin (4648)

Saturday November 15, 2003
02:14 AM

Here I am

[ #15785 ]

This is my first journal entry. I've only become a use Perl member, but since I have I've realized that it's passable, however unlikely, that jotting down my experience with the language, and more generally in the fields of computer geekery about which I muck, may prove of interest to others. I do keep a web site, and a more general journal there, but what I intend to put here will be strictly perl related. Or maybe not. We'll see.

Anyway, I've just embarked on two rather ambitions projects that I'd like to mention.

This first is the total redesign of the web site for the Legion of Ethical Hacking, of which I'm a member, and for whom I operate the (trunk) IRC server. The last (read: current) version of the site was done in PHP, of which I'm not very fond, and so when time came to do a redesign I started mouthing off about HTML::Mason. This has earned me a rather prominent (if not actually estimable) position in the design group, and the privilege of hosting the development site for the project until such time as we're able to move to our new server, where we'll be able to build our own httpd, mod_perl, and other goodies.

The other project is a collaboration. I've invested some effort, recently, in writing plug-ins for Perl-fu, and this gave me cause to write several time to it's author, Brandon Beamer. Eventually, we started talking, and he has since asked me to collaborate on the next version of the bot. I've very excited about this. We're still in the planning stages but the bot is going to kick serious ass when finished. I even think we'll stay fairly true to the original Infobot. I wish I could still locate my notes from YAPC, where this was talked about.

In other news, today Halfjack on EFnet's #perlhelp pointed me at REGex coach which I expect to seriously improve my life. Also I wrote:

sub there(&){}sub is($){} not $try; there{ is do {} or do not eval{}}

which I'm awfully darned pleased with. I also did

sub there(&){}sub is($){} not $try; there{ is do{} or not do {}}

but I think I like the former better. Suggestions (to either) very much welcome.

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