So, the catalyst developer blogs didn't really work out well... It's been a pretty quiet place, to put it nicely. That's why we've decided to replace them with a Plagger based planet aggregator. It'll be up at planet.catalystframework.org sometime soon.
As for myself, I've found I need to write on varied subjects, so the confines of random got a little narrow for me. Instead, I've set up a livejournal account instead. To get only relevant stuff, you can check out the Catalyst tag.
Note: Anyone know if livejournal lets you get rss feeds from tags? Haven't found any info on it yet.
The catalyst advent calendar for day 10 has a pretty neat guide about deploying Catalyst with FastCGI on shared hosting. Matt S. Trout describes in detail how to set up your shell to install local perl modules, as well as configure the web server to dispatch to your fastcgi script in Apache. Check it out:
13:27 * merlyn stares at Catalyst, and now wonders why he ignored it before writing CGI::Prototype
13:27 < merlyn> perhaps justfied as "the catalyst of fall 2004 is not the catalyst of today"
13:30 < merlyn> OK. so now I'm wondering if I can transition my clients to Catalyst from CGI::Prototype without a huge hassle.
So, at the last minute, there opened up a slot to speak at YAPC::EU in Braga this week, due to a badly timed pregnancy
Anyways, I was asked to hold a Catalyst talk, and was more than happy to oblige (Even tho I wish I could sleep rather than write slides right now
You can see the schedule here: http://conferences.yapceurope.org/2005/schedule
07:08 bda> Heh. I used to write CGI::App toys. Catalyst was like "Hey, bitch. We do all that annoying shit *for* you."
07:08 <bda> So picking it up was pretty easy.