jaybee's Journal http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/ jaybee's use Perl Journal en-us use Perl; is Copyright 1998-2006, Chris Nandor. Stories, comments, journals, and other submissions posted on use Perl; are Copyright their respective owners. 2012-01-25T02:37:31+00:00 pudge pudge@perl.org Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 jaybee's Journal http://use.perl.org/images/topics/useperl.gif http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/ L&#8217;&#226;ne appliance subscription (SaaS?) http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/31138?from=rss <p>One of my partner companies has launched a L&#8217;&#226;ne appliance subscription: It includes all hardware, software, and support for the duration of the service contract in one fixed monthly fee.</p><p><a href="http://burrellbizsys.com/products/lane-subscription.html">http://burrellbizsys.com/products/lane-subscription.html</a></p><p>I am not calling it software-as-a-service (SaaS): That title is trendy, and the L&#8217;&#226;ne subscription is about solving actual business problems, not pushing the-next-big-thing.</p> jaybee 2006-09-27T18:50:00+00:00 journal L&#8217;&#226;ne installation articles on the wiki http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/30777?from=rss <p>I've added articles to the wiki detailing a couple of L&#8217;&#226;ne installations: <a href="http://wiki.l-ane.net/wiki/Category:Installation">http://wiki.l-ane.net/wiki/Category:Installation</a>.</p><p>Unfortunately, I don't have the authority to list some of the biggest L&#8217;&#226;ne installations, as I was only a third-party contractor for those companies' existing IT provider.</p><p>The best advertisement for any open source business software is seeing real, profit-generating businesses use it.</p> jaybee 2006-08-28T14:57:10+00:00 journal credit card processing http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/30720?from=rss <p>As it&#8217;s been a while since the last major public release of L&#8217;&#226;ne, I'm considering writing a few articles about changes which have already been tested and added to the trunk. </p><p>Today&#8217;s installment, credit card processing</p><p> <a href="http://burrellbizsys.com/">http://burrellbizsys.com/</a> has paid for some work to integrate <a href="http://www.mercurypay.com/">http://www.mercurypay.com/</a>&#8217;s SOAP based credit card processing service into the system. We&#8217;ve passed the certification tests and are beta testing it in a live environment.</p><p>Rather than storing the added tendering data in parallel tables, I&#8217;ve added an extended field to the Sale-&gt;{'tenders'} elements; It allows an arbitrary number of key-value pairs to be tied more closely to the actual related tender.</p> jaybee 2006-08-22T14:47:11+00:00 journal repurposed journal http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/30636?from=rss <p>Since my work life is either directly or tangentally connected to perl (via L&#8217;&#226;ne), I've decided to use my use Perl journal as a work blog (I swear that's the only time I'll use the trendy B-word, excepting comedic effect).</p><p>I've been working as an independent consultant for more than a year now. Going independent seemed to encourage people who might compete against my former employer (Burrell Business Systems) to use my services. In fact, BBS is no longer my largest client.</p> jaybee 2006-08-15T16:33:27+00:00 journal updated the website! yay! http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/23730?from=rss I <strong>finally</strong> updated the L&#x2019;ne website <a href="http://l-ane.net/">http://l-ane.net/</a>. Yay. jaybee 2005-03-19T03:01:43+00:00 journal finally released version 0.20050314 of L’âne http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/23652?from=rss <p>I finally released version 0.20050314 of L&#x2019;&#xe2;ne. Read all about this release here: <a href="http://tasks.l-ane.net/show_bug.cgi?id=12">http://tasks.l-ane.net/show_bug.cgi?id=12</a> . </p> jaybee 2005-03-14T23:51:41+00:00 journal excuses, excuses http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/23399?from=rss <p> Work has been busier in the last four weeks then I <em>ever</em> remember it, which is good and bad. It&#8217;s good because work leads to money and money pays my bills. Unfortunately, it means that less critical time-consumers, like L&#8217;&#226;ne, get pushed to the back-burner. On the L&#8217;&#226;ne-plus side, a larger portion of this work is L&#8217;&#226;ne related than ever, but it isn&#8217;t related to the next release. </p><p> Now the good news: I have my FreeBSD and Solaris test machines ready (well, nearly ready) to test releases. When I first started to test on FreeBSD, I uncovered some GNU-bias. With the addition of a Solaris machine, on a different architecture no less, I should uncover more biases. </p> jaybee 2005-02-26T18:51:13+00:00 journal dead drive dashed distribution date http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/23194?from=rss <p> A drive in my FreeBSD test machine died recently. While everything is backed up, I haven&#8217;t had time to install a new drive, let alone the OS. Therefore, my already planned L&#8217;&#226;ne release has been delayed until that machine is up again. </p><p> Besides FreeBSD/i386, I should soon have a Solaris/SPARC test machine. When these two new machines are up, all potential L&#8217;&#226;ne releases will have to pass on our three reference platforms: Fedora Core Linux 3/i386, FreeBSD 5.3/i386, and Solaris 10/SPARC. </p><p> Hopefully, these machines will all be up by mid-week, so I can get the next release out by this weekend (2005-02-20). </p> jaybee 2005-02-14T20:37:17+00:00 journal back in the swing o' things http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/23002?from=rss <p> While it's been quite a while since I wrote any L&#8217;&#226;ne-related journal entries, I <em>have</em> been working on it. I swear.<nobr> <wbr></nobr>;-) </p><p> L&#8217;&#226;ne now has its own domain: <a href="http://l-ane.net/">http://l-ane.net/</a>. I've moved the task tracker (my Bugzilla) to <a href="http://tasks.l-ane.net/">http://tasks.l-ane.net/</a> (it was sitting somewhere about here <a href="http://ryotous.com/bugs/">http://ryotous.com/bugs/</a>-ish. Assuming my Apache admin skills are working today, that ryotous link should redirect ya' to the l-ane.net site. </p><p> While this statement will probably jinx me, I plan on releasing the next version of L&#8217;&#226;ne in the next few days. See the 2004-04-01++ release task: <a href="http://tasks.l-ane.net/show_bug.cgi?id=12">http://tasks.l-ane.net/show_bug.cgi?id=12</a>. </p><p>Finally, a quick personal note. I've had quite a bit of personal and work related upheaval in the past year and a half, but I think most things have stablized again. Unfortunately, new L&#8217;&#226;ne work was delayed because of these changes.</p> jaybee 2005-02-03T19:50:36+00:00 journal time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/18119?from=rss <p>I've been bogged down recently and haven't been able to finish the last two tasks for the 2004-03-12++ L'ane release. I may move that release to 2004-03-12+=2 and create a separate release with the various bug fixes and cleanups that have made it into CVS after 2004-03-12 but aren't part of the next release task (bug 12).</p><p> L'ane Release Task: <a href="http://ryotous.com/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=12">http://ryotous.com/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=12</a> </p> jaybee 2004-03-30T18:00:36+00:00 journal L'ane Bugzilla http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/17884?from=rss <p> I've finally installed Bugzilla for L'ane on a publicly-accessible server. At the moment, this Bugzilla only allows users added by me to submit new tasks. </p><p> It also contains information related to new features and future developments (thus "Task Tracker"). </p><p> <a href="http://ryotous.com/bugs/">http://ryotous.com/bugs/</a> </p><p> (BTW: my one week only took 3.5 MONTHS)</p> jaybee 2004-03-12T18:33:13+00:00 journal L'&acirc;ne Bugzilla http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/16148?from=rss <a href="http://burrellbizsys.com/">Burrell Business Systems</a> has offered to let me use their webserver for Bugzilla. I want to upgrade that system before I open up L'ane's Bugzilla for public access though. jaybee 2003-12-03T18:08:50+00:00 journal Bugzilla http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/16105?from=rss <p>I'm working on finding a webserver for a public L'&acirc;ne Bugzilla. At first, this will be used to track development tasks (ie. no new bugs from the general public), but I may open it up in the future. </p><p>Hopefully, I'll have the Bugzilla site with data configured by the end of the week.</p> jaybee 2003-12-01T21:50:30+00:00 journal heartbeat http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/14430?from=rss <p>beep beep</p><p>(I know I haven't written in this thing foreva'...)</p> jaybee 2003-09-02T04:19:06+00:00 journal new computer http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/11322?from=rss I've been migrating my development environment to Mac OS X, as my main (non-notebook) computer is now an older Power Mac G4 w/Mac OS X. jaybee 2003-03-30T23:40:33+00:00 journal smallish things http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/10675?from=rss As I've been busy with my "real" job, I've only had time to work on some smallish L'ane tasks. jaybee 2003-02-20T02:02:50+00:00 journal up 'til now http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/10533?from=rss finished inital porting work on Sale, but i haven't had a chance to test it jaybee 2003-02-12T00:57:56+00:00 journal i never could keep a diary :) http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/10424?from=rss 'k i'm back to writing <br> <br> haven't had much time to work on l'ane coding as much of my "l'ane time" has been spent helping people install the previous version jaybee 2003-02-06T03:30:44+00:00 journal since i last wrote http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/10202?from=rss miscellaneous l'&acirc;ne things <br> <br> continued work on pod'ing the core classes (everything in $LaneRoot/Lane*/, but not the subdirs) <br> <br> worked on some i18n, l10n things jaybee 2003-01-27T00:56:08+00:00 journal today http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/10108?from=rss GenericObject works for simple classes (String, SysString (which actually inherits from String)) <br> <br> Minor fixes to Dal <br> <br> Minor fixes to remove warnings when running w/-w (always) jaybee 2003-01-22T01:38:11+00:00 journal sunday/monday http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/10107?from=rss figured out the python problem <br> <br> worked on GenericObject, it now has (multitable) open, save, and remove jaybee 2003-01-21T23:55:48+00:00 journal python http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/10059?from=rss Worked a few hours on the Python xml build problem at work. The python people are going to have to take it from here... jaybee 2003-01-18T23:09:29+00:00 journal friday http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/10055?from=rss Yesterday, I worked on server upgrades at work, so I didn't get home until 1:am (I normally get home at 4:pm). Suprisingly, only one thing broke, an automated software build. As it's written in Python (ick<nobr> <wbr></nobr>;) ), the Python experts are going to have to look at it. Oh, about the time: I couldn't start working on the server until evening, that's why it took so long.<nobr> <wbr></nobr>;) <br> <br> Needless to say, I didn't get to work on L'ane yesterday. Today looks busy too, but I hope to sneak in a few hours between other things. jaybee 2003-01-18T16:57:54+00:00 journal GenericObject http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/10030?from=rss I worked on some consulting tasks this afternoon. <br> <br> I started work on a generic ancestor class for all the Lane*/*.pm stuff. I LOVE oop. <br> <br> Not much else today... jaybee 2003-01-17T04:00:11+00:00 journal addictions http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/10005?from=rss The biggest competition for my L'ane-time is chat. Since moving to C-U I've become a chat and IM addict. <br> <br> I don't want cured or anything--I'm just saying... <br> <br> OH, I'm back to KDE and Konqueror on my Red Hat 8.0 notebook. I LOVE Konqueror. Konqueror ROCKS my world. blah blah blah <br> <br> I REALLY love the unofficial antialiased text--ROCK ON REDHAT!<nobr> <wbr></nobr>;) <br> <br> The scary thing is I actually DO emphasize those words when I talk. <br> <br> ************DISCLAIMER****************<br> IF YOU'RE GONNA' READ MY JOURNAL, GROW A SENSE OF HUMOR! jaybee 2003-01-16T02:03:40+00:00 journal bring y'all up to speed http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/10004?from=rss I'm working on "object spanning database transactions". If you look at the L'ane code, each class is a little island. I hope this change will increase the speed of the system and will allow cross-object db transactions. Yesterday I decided to take a look at the UnifiedPOS (on what JavaPOS and OLE for POS are based) docs. Ick, like a thousand pages of UML diagrams. Needless to say, I didn't get very far there. (this research is for the event model) jaybee 2003-01-16T01:56:19+00:00 journal In the begining... http://use.perl.org/~jaybee/journal/10003?from=rss I kinda' hope typing in a public journal will spur me to keep active w/my Perl projects. OH, it's at <a href="http://l-ane.sf.net/">http://l-ane.sf.net/</a> . Yah, yah, it's a boring business application, but I like it DAMN IT. Can I type profanity in my journal here? hmm There are two things here. First, after getting a new job and moving, I kinda' put L'anePOS on the backburner. Well, I've lived here for a few months, so I can't use that as an excuse any more. Then came Xmas and New Years...I'm running out of holidays with which to procrastinate BUT TODAY'S Martin Luther King, Jr Day in Illinois.<nobr> <wbr></nobr>;) Second, the changes I'm working on are rather large, so even as I HAVE been working (I swear) on L'anePOS, it doesn't LOOK like I have (no new code, etc). jaybee 2003-01-16T01:50:49+00:00 journal