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Friday January 06, 2006
01:28 PM

Anyone looking to take over a module or two?

Due to a severe lack of time in my life, I can't maintain my CPAN modules. Most of them don't need any maintainance, but a few, like DBD::Google, Tie::Google, Net::Nslookup, and Text::TabularDisplay, need some love and attention that I just cannot provide.

If anyone is interested in taking any of them over, please leave a comment or email me. The full list of my modules is available in the usual places, like here. No reasonable offer will be refused!

Monday October 11, 2004
08:19 PM

Template::Plugin::GnuPG -- PGP encrypt your TT output

I recently released Template::Plugin::GnuPG, which integrates the Template Toolkit and gnupg via the GnuPG module. I wrote it (over the course of an hour or so) because I had an odd need: I needed to encrypt the body of a web page to a specific GPG key. The encrypted page is simply a PGP message (with the -----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE-----) wrapped in headers and footers.

Because no browser supports PGP-encrypted content (though they should!), there are a couple of ways to view the content. The first is to use something that can decrypt the contents of a window, such as WinPT (if you're using windows). Since WinPT doesn't run on my OS of choice, I would most likely do something like:

$ wget -qO- | gpg --output - | lynx -force_html -stdin

(Though that would run any formatting within the encrypted part of the document.)

Anyway, it will be interesting to see if anyone else has a use for this plugin. I can see it being useful for automatically generated email, in addition to web pages, but I don't know how often people have a need to do this kind of thing.

Monday August 16, 2004
09:09 AM

Net::Nslookup 1.16

I've uploaded a new version of Net::Nslookup with support for TXT records, thanks to a patch from David Lary. For some reason, this is a pretty popular module, more popular than I'd expected, at least. I think it's because of the familiarity of the name; people coming from a Unix background looking for simple DNS functionality naturally search for nslookup, I guess.