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I'm happily using Perl in Economics programming.

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Monday April 13, 2009
06:42 AM

moved to ecocode

Hello, I'm widely knwon as "ecocode". As modifying the user id is not supported on use.perl, I decided to move to a new account : I won't post with the alias 'eco' anymore !
Friday December 05, 2008
06:25 PM

Finance::Quote module

I took over the maintainers job of Finance::Quote somewhere in September 2008. First job was to solve major bugs which made the module far less usable. Two versions where released since my nomination. Those releases seem to have pushed a new live into the module: The mailing list is active and new submodules are submitted and added to the project.

I'm glad the community has been very reactive to the new releases. Seems that the 'release early, release often' principle is very appreciated.
Friday November 23, 2007
06:30 AM

Pecha Kucha Brussels

Pecha Kucha was in Brussels on 20th November 2007, containing 10 presentations of 20 slides projected for exactly 20 seconds each. was in charge of this technical part. The job was done using a mac mini and a custom-made slideshow program to obtain the exactly 20 seconds of projection time for each slide.

The event interested 200+ attendees and was a real succes. Next event is programmed for 20th January 2008.

04:15 AM

Fosdem 2008 Perl Dev room ?

Hello Perl Mongers!

Fosdem, a major open source event, will be held in Brussels on 23-24 february 2008. Fosdem is known to be a major open source event with presence of key people like Richard M Stallman, Jim Gettys... The conference is build around multiple interest "developers rooms" (There uses to be a Python dev room for example)

The "developers room" assignment procedure starts with a call for interest and the organizers ask to send a request form before 26 November 2007. Before actually submitting the request I'd like to poll the Perl Community.

Interested speakers and attendees: please send me a private mail mentioning your interest !

Thanks for reading !

For further info look at the Fosdem site :

Wednesday September 12, 2007
11:37 AM

Belgian Perl Workshop - The site !

We made it ! The conference site is online :

You will find (allmost) all information about:

  • practical info about the conference
  • how to submit a talk
  • how to register

It won't be possible to attend the conference without online registration. Places are limitted. So, you've been warned ;-)

Friday August 24, 2007
11:47 AM

Belgian Perl Workshop is proud to announce the first Belgian Perl Workshop. The workshop takes place in the building of the ESI in Brussels on the 27th october 2007.

More details will follow on our website and meanwhile you can contact us via AT

We hope to see lots of you there,

Sunday April 29, 2007
12:40 PM


As every year I will be in Barcelona for a little week starting the 14 may. This year the trip will cost 100 EUR per person. Impressive how prices have dropped over years !
Wednesday January 17, 2007
07:26 AM

Five Things You Didn't Know About Me

  • I met my wife, Anjou, in 1989. And we married in 1997. I really do miss her every time she's not with me. ( call that love ;-) )
  • I like books. I like them so much I can't accept any (even the most useful) annotation in it. I hate people who mistreat books by folding pages or messing coffee on them by inadvertency. My wife (my girlfriend at that time) actually literaly ruined all my university books that way, year after year (during 4 years). I never broke up nor refused to give her a book... (call that love, too)
  • Nobody (not even myself) likes deadlines I define: no spare-time, heavy constrains, insufficient resources... In the end, my projects use to end on time. Never neglect the human innovation skills :-)
  • I bought my first mac in 1999. Today I have 3 of them and an Ipod. Apple rocks !
  • I'm 36 and I still drink a glass of milk in the morning.
Monday October 23, 2006
01:06 AM



I was in London this weekend. As a mac-addicted, I rushed to Regent Street to visit the Apple Store. Wow ! The design of the glazen stairs is really great. Besides that I experienced the 30" displays of Apple for the first time. Impressive. The Mac Pro (full of Ram) runs like devil with that hudge screen !
The return trip was a bit hatchy yesterday night. It was raining a lot and our train was cancelled. Probably due to a lack of passengers ?
The return trip from London back to Brussels took us about 6 hours.

Monday October 02, 2006
04:57 PM

We started meeting last month ! Geert installed a kwiki wiki on the server. I did the rest of the configuration and installed a (little) homepage. Members (and others) are invited to send content !