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domm (4030)

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Just in case you like to know, I'm currently full-time father of 2 kids, half-time Perl hacker, sort-of DJ, bicyclist, no longer dreadlocked and 33 years old

I'm also head of [], maintainer of the CPANTS [] project, member of the TPF Grants Commitee [] and the YAPC Europe Foundation [].

I've got stuff on CPAN [], held various talks [] and organised YAPC::Europe 2007 in Vienna [].

Journal of domm (4030)

Tuesday January 16, 2007
02:19 PM

long time no post

[ #32167 ]

I blame $work and christmas holidays... So, in a few sentences, here's what happend in the last 1.5 months.

  • Lot of $work and $more_work (the later one I'm currently porting from some half-baked homewritten CMS to Catalyst, which works surprisingly easy..)
  • Barbara (my girlfriend) got a three-year stipedium to finish her doctorate from the Austrian "Akademie der Wissenschaft". It pays quite well, so she quit her job and, starting in February, will concentrate on her research. Oh, in case you're wondering what she's researching: Her topic is "C.S.I and images of truth" (that's my sloppy translation of the German title I cannot recall at the moment) - and yes, that's this C.S.I, so part of her job is watching TV...
  • The Holidays were very nice and lazy, we met lots of relatives and friends. I got a Carrera Go Slot Racing Set from Barbara. I wished for one since I was ~6...
  • The talks I submitted to German Perl Workshop 2007 were accepted, I'm talking about "F**king Perl", among other things.
  • As you probably have notice, we sent out the first Call for Papers for YAPC::Europe 2007. So go and add your talks...
  • In three weeks we'll go skiing/snowboarding with a bunch of friends (24 people in total, half of them kids). We're staying in two "Selbstversogerhuetten" (i.e. appartment-style small houses located directly in the mountains, where you have to cook for yourself). The only thing we need is snow..
  • Speaking of, the weather is completly crazy. It should have -10 to 0 degrees (Celsius, obviosly), but we're rather having 10-15 degrees. So no snow, no ice - it feels like spring. In fact, last weekend we went kite-flying (or is that kiting in english?) on Donauinsel (compared to last year at the same time, when we were ice skating on the Alte Donau, and even the proper Danube river was nearly completly frozen)
  • Oh, one last thing: CPANTS was moved to a new server over the holidays and thus down for quite some time. It's now back online, but still basically defunct, until I find some time to iron out some problems.

That's it for today...

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  • Selbstversogerhuetten

    Bless you!
    • I think its kite flying - thats what I'd call it anyway. On edge meself at the mo - have got a week in the alps boarding in mid-late march. Losing a holiday would be 'fin harsh but nothing compared to how I'd feel if the impact mankind has had has messed things up so bad that it would be goodbye to good snow in Europe forever... Fingers crossed on both counts.
    • Ok, let's deparse it:


      Selbst - versoger - hütte

      self - caretaker - hut


      But that's a simple one, much more interesting is Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftskapitänsmützenschliessfachschluesselanhaenger . This is a vaild (though seldomly used) German word. As you might know, you can just stack nouns together in German, producing funny words..

      Even more fun is the fact that the gender of those stacked words is determind be the gender of the LAST noun in the