jbisbee's Journal http://use.perl.org/~jbisbee/journal/ jbisbee'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. 2012-01-25T02:13:03+00:00 pudge pudge@perl.org Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 jbisbee's Journal http://use.perl.org/images/topics/useperl.gif http://use.perl.org/~jbisbee/journal/ UTF8 perldoc Rant! http://use.perl.org/~jbisbee/journal/36868?from=rss Man this is annoying, I cut and paste code form a SYSNOPSIS to test a module for the first time and come to find out that my single quotes aren't single quotes and my dashes aren't dashes... This definitely doesn't seem like the right behavior for any text that is indented (ie code samples) I don't care about the rest of the text, make it pretty and all, but leave the characters in code sample's alone!<blockquote><div><p>"&#8217;" used for single quotes ('), "&#8722;" used for dashes (-)</p></div> </blockquote><p> As I was writing this I went and changed Terminal -&gt; Preferences -&gt; Advanced -&gt; International -&gt; Character Encoding from "Unicode (UTF-8)" to "Western (ISO Latin 1)" and its no longer an issue (the original characters are being used throughout perldoc's output) </p><p> So the question is, is this a problem with perldoc or a just a problem with Terminal.app? And if it is perldoc, should I submit a bug?</p> jbisbee 2008-07-08T11:15:26+00:00 journal Module Build System http://use.perl.org/~jbisbee/journal/36763?from=rss What are recommendations the tools that you use to build, test, automate change logs, and release your CPAN modules? About 2 years ago I used Module::Release, but at this point I'm looking to re-evaluate my options. jbisbee 2008-06-24T12:37:57+00:00 journal #news on irc.perl.org - The Perl News Channel http://use.perl.org/~jbisbee/journal/30257?from=rss <p>I'd like to formally announce #news on irc.perl.org. It's be up and running for awhile, but after YAPC::NA 2006, I replaced all my code with <a href="http://www.plagger.org/">plagger</a> and a yaml config file. </p><p> Currently rssbot watchings the following Perl sites and notfies the channel with updates </p><ul> <li>CPAN (search.cpan.org rss not pause uploads)</li> <li>AnnoCPAN</li> <li>CPAN Ratings</li> <li>use Perl</li> <li>use Perl Journals</li> <li>Perl Monks (Newest Nodes)</li> <li>Perl Jobs</li> <li>The Perl Foundation</li> <li>The Perl Foundation News (Moveable Type - Steering Committe Blog)</li> <li>Perl.com</li> <li>The Perl NOC</li> <li>Perlcast</li> <li>The Perl Summer of Code 2006</li> </ul><p> some sample output from the channel (minus the URLs)...</p><blockquote><div><p> <tt>20:50:19 * rssbot [perlcast] Perlcast Interview with Andy Hunt on "Practices of an Agile Developer"<br>20:50:19 * rssbot [perljournals] [schwern] Julian Cash is a genius.<br>21:00:29 * rssbot [cpan] SWF-Chart-1.4<br>21:00:29 * rssbot [perljournals] [jmcada] Practices of an Agile Developer<br>21:10:22 * rssbot [perlmonks] [PerceptiveJohn] Perl On Server<br>22:00:44 * rssbot [cpan] MP3-Find-0.06<br>22:30:31 * rssbot [perlmonks] [Petruchio] Who would win in a swordfight?<br>22:40:34 * rssbot [cpan] CPAN-Mini-0.500<br>22:40:37 * rssbot [cpan] Perl-Critic-Bangs-0.01<br>23:00:17 * rssbot [perlmonks] [ehdonhon] PITTSBURGH PERL WORKSHOP: FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS<br>23:00:17 * rssbot [perljobs] Perl Developer for Test Automation<br>23:20:14 * rssbot [perlmonks] [llee] windows events</tt></p></div> </blockquote><p>Hope you see you in #news!</p> jbisbee 2006-07-12T03:29:34+00:00 journal Perl RSS Feeds http://use.perl.org/~jbisbee/journal/25529?from=rss <p>I've been collecting perl related RSS feeds for awhile now and I'd like to share my list and add to it. Here goes:</p><p> <b>Aggregate</b> </p><ul> <li> <a href="http://planet.perl.org/rss20.xml">Planet Perl</a></li> </ul><p> <b>Sites</b> </p><ul> <li> <a href="http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl-foundation.rdf">Perl Foundation</a></li> <li> <a href="http://jobs.perl.org/rss/standard.rss">jobs.perl.org</a></li> <li> <a href="http://use.perl.org/journal.pl?op=top&amp;content_type=rss">Use Perl Journals</a></li> <li> <a href="http://use.perl.org/useperl.rdf">Use Perl</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.perl.com/pace/perlnews.rdf">Perl.com</a></li> <li> <a href="http://perlcast.com/rss/current.xml">Perlcast</a></li> <li> <a href="http://wiki.yapctoronto.org/index.cgi?action=RecentChangesAtom">YAPC::NA::2005 (Toronto)</a></li> <li> <a href="http://annocpan.org/recent.rss">Annocpan</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.cpanforum.com/rss/all">CPAN Forum</a></li> <li> <a href="http://log.perl.org/index.rdf">Perl NOC</a></li> <li> <a href="http://perlmonks.org/index.pl?node_id=30175;xmlstyle=rss">Perl Monks - Newest Nodes</a> (I'd like only New Nodes and not all the darn responses)<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:)</li> </ul><p> <b>People</b> (who don't use use.perl.org or just other sources) </p><ul> <li> <a href="http://www.oreillynet.com/feeds/author/?x-au=1071"> <tt>brian d foy</tt>'s O'Reilly Blog</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.askbjoernhansen.com/index.xml">Ask Bj&#248;rn Hansen</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.justatheory.com/index.rss10">David Wheeler</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.whoot.org/">James Ducan</a></li> </ul><p> <b>What I'd Like to See</b> </p><ul> <li> CPAN Latest Uploads (<a href="http://search.cpan.org/recent">http://search.cpan.org/recent</a>)</li> <li> CPAN Ratings (<a href="http://cpanratings.perl.org/">http://cpanratings.perl.org/</a>)</li> </ul><p> Perlmonks RSS made easy (<a href="http://perlmonks.org/">perlmonks.org</a>) </p><p> So if anyone else has any other RSS urls they'd like to share and grow this list, just add a comment. (especially the perlmonks feeds, the homebrew nature of the site is great for asking for help and providing feedback, but not so great for finding what RSS feeds exist without digging through nodes and comments)<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:(</p><p>For all the folks who aren't using RSS yet... What the hell are you waiting for?<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:)</p> jbisbee 2005-07-05T18:20:34+00:00 journal Javascript for Perl Hackers http://use.perl.org/~jbisbee/journal/24656?from=rss This morning I was going through my daily ritual of reading Use Perl journal entries and came across Torgo's Journal entry <a href="http://use.perl.org/~TorgoX/journal/24653">Higher-Order Javascript</a>. <p> It got me thinking... I often find myself struggling to do simple things in javascript and end up avoiding it because I'd rather code in perl because it just seems to flow. </p><p> After reading Sean's <a href="http://interglacial.com/hoj/hoj.html">notes</a> it got me thinking how cool it would be to show have some kind of javascript for perl hacker's reference. Showing common perl patterns and showing the javascript equivalents. </p><p> The best examples (like some of Sean's) would be hte ones that say... It works like this in the perl world, but in javascript you can fake it like this. </p><p> Anyway, a wiki for it sounds like a first good step, anybody else have any feedback, suggestions, or comments on the idea?</p> jbisbee 2005-05-12T15:22:31+00:00 journal Old Sig, Old Times http://use.perl.org/~jbisbee/journal/20528?from=rss After seeing <a href="http://use.perl.org/~brian_d_foy/journal/20522"> <code>brian d foy</code>'s</a> post on google's news group searches, I decided to find my earliest 'hit'. Turns out <a href="http://groups.google.com/groups?q=author:jeff+author::bisbee&amp;hl=en&amp;lr=&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;c2coff=1&amp;as_drrb=b&amp;as_mind=1&amp;as_minm=1&amp;as_miny=1981&amp;as_maxd=31&amp;as_maxm=12&amp;as_maxy=2004&amp;selm=32027C81.3F53%40transterra.com&amp;rnum=4">I was looking for James Bond movie posters</a> before I moved out of my parents' house. <p> Its funny looking back at something you wrote so long ago (8 years!). Anyway, I thought I'd share my <b>really cool</b> signature that I had back then...<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:)</p><blockquote><div><p> <tt>&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;<br>Jeffrey J. Bisbee&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Program and Design<br>Transterra Co.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Internet Group<br>Phone 402.596.8504&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Fax 402.597.7789<br> <br> accutrade.com - ceres.com - aufhauser.com - eBroker.com<br>&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;&lt;*&gt;</tt></p></div> </blockquote><p>It's funny looking back, Transterra Co. went on to be come <a href="http://www.ameritrade.com/">Ameritrade</a>. The humble beginings were fun. I knew enough perl to write the the first brokerage application (with globals <b>all over</b> the place). </p><p> <i>Looks like </i> <code>ECODE</code> <i> can't handle my <b>monster sig</b><nobr> <wbr></nobr>:P</i></p> jbisbee 2004-08-24T02:42:25+00:00 journal mutt/vim Spell Checking E-mail as You Type http://use.perl.org/~jbisbee/journal/18177?from=rss Casey posted in his <a href="http://caseywest.com/journal/archives/001797.html">journal</a> about forgetting to spell check after composing his e-mail. I broke down a couple months ago and went through the some of the top vim scripts on vim.org to see if I could find a decent spell checker. <p> Well I found one called vimspell.vim and this is how I implemented it only to auto spell check my e-mail as I type and not any old text document I open up (which got REALLY anoying) </p><ol> <li>grab <a href="http://vim.sourceforge.net/scripts/script.php?script_id=465">vimspell.vim</a></li> <li> <tt>mkdir ~/.mutt</tt></li> <li> <tt>cp vimspell.vim ~/.mutt/.</tt></li> <li> <tt>vim ~/.mutt/vimrc</tt> <i># should only contain the following 5 lines</i> <p> <tt> source ~/.vimrc<br> source ~/.mutt/vimspell.vim<br> highlight SpellErrors ctermfg=Red cterm=underline term=reverse<br> set filetype=mail " correct syntax highlighting<br> set textwidth=72&nbsp;&nbsp;" wrap at column 72<br> </tt></p></li> <li>In your <tt>~/.muttrc</tt> or (in my case <tt>~/.mutt/mutt.settings</tt>) tell vim to use the new <tt>~/.mutt/vimrc</tt> file: <p> <tt>set editor = "vim -u ~/.mutt/vimrc"</tt></p></li> </ol><p> and presto you should have spell checking as you type. </p><p> <em>UPDATE - fixed line wrapping issue with long "highlight..." <tt>~/.mutt/vimrc</tt> line</em></p> jbisbee 2004-04-02T16:28:00+00:00 journal Stopping the Joe Job Bounces http://use.perl.org/~jbisbee/journal/14538?from=rss Like many of you I have my own domain (jbisbee.com) and some time ago someone harvested a bunch of domains and started Joe Jobbing them. They did this by using<blockquote><div><p> <tt>randomcrap@jbisbee.com</tt></p></div> </blockquote><p>When this first happened it really sucked because my poor filters weren't ready for it and not only did I get bounces, I got people replying to the e-mail and complaining to me about the spam I didn't even send. </p><p> Up until this point, I just said screw it and decided to let Spam Assasin and my <a href="http://search.cpan.org/author/SIMON/Email-Filter-1.0/">Email::Filter</a> do the work. I've been thinking about how to stop from even seeing the bounces and I've determined that if I could actually get a list of all the aliases I've used over the years, I could block any mail not set to those know addresses. So the task at hand, parse all my mboxes and pull out any address @jbisbee.com to build a master list. </p><p> I tried a couple of mbox parsers, but settled on Mark Overmeer's wonderful (and huge) <a href="http://search.cpan.org/dist/Mail-Box/">Mail::Box</a> because of all the OO goodness. I also used <a href="http://search.cpan.org/author/RCLAMP/File-Find-Rule-0.11/">File::Find::Rule</a> to build a list of all my mboxes. With these modules, I was able to put together the follow script to generate a list of the aliases I use with my jbisbee.com domain.</p><blockquote><div><p> <tt>#!/usr/bin/perl -w<br>use strict;<br>use File::Find::Rule;<br>use Mail::Box::Manager;<br> <br>my $directory = "/home/jbisbee/mail";<br>my $domain&nbsp; &nbsp; = quotemeta 'jbisbee.com';<br> <br># to count the number of occurences for each address<br>my %aliases = ();<br> <br># get all your mboxes within your mail directory<br>my @mboxes = File::Find::Rule-&gt;file()<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;-&gt;name( '*' )<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;-&gt;in( $directory );<br> <br>my $mgr = Mail::Box::Manager-&gt;new;<br>for my $folder_name (@mboxes) {<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; my $folder = $mgr-&gt;open( folder =&gt; $folder_name );<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; foreach my $message ( $folder-&gt;messages ) {<br> <br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; # Mail:;Address objects for to, cc, and from<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; for my $ma ( $message-&gt;to,<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;$message-&gt;cc,<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;$message-&gt;from ) {<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; if ( $ma-&gt;address =~<nobr> <wbr></nobr>/$domain$/i ) {<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; $aliases{ lc $ma-&gt;address }++;<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; }<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; }<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; }<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; $mgr-&gt;close($folder);<br>}<br> <br>for my $email ( sort { $aliases{$b} &lt;=&gt;<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;$aliases{$a} } keys %aliases ) {<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; print "$aliases{$email}\t$email\n";<br>}</tt></p></div> </blockquote><p>Now armed with this list I have setup my mail aliases file to only accept mail to those addresses. Never again will I have to deal with bounces to e-mails I never sent and never again will I have to deal with people asking me to remove them from a spam list I don't have.</p> jbisbee 2003-09-06T03:15:35+00:00 journal Moving My Journal Back to use Perl http://use.perl.org/~jbisbee/journal/12988?from=rss So I've decided to move my journal back to use Perl and get away from my nasty home brewed blogger. Spoke to <a href="http://use.perl.org/~gav/">gav</a> at YAPC and he gave me his MT plugin to pull my posts off of use Perl and post them to MT. <a href="http://use.perl.org/~cwest/">cwest</a> has a similar thing kind of syndication, but he posts to his site and syndicated on use Perl. <p> At any rate, my PHP crap sucks really bad (go figure) and I really like the idea of comments on my journal entries. </p><p> On a side note, if you use linux and would like to get Kazaa running under wine, take a look at this <a href="http://www.jbisbee.com/files/kazaa_howto.txt">HOWTO</a> I threw together some time ago.</p> jbisbee 2003-06-22T03:53:35+00:00 journal My Journal Has Moved http://use.perl.org/~jbisbee/journal/3281?from=rss I've moved my journal to my personal website <a href="http://www.jbisbee.com/">http://www.jbisbee.com/</a> jbisbee 2002-03-04T15:04:59+00:00 journal South Florida http://use.perl.org/~jbisbee/journal/2651?from=rss The weather is gorgeous today. Florida may be humid as heck during the summer, but days like today make it all worthwhile. <p> -biz-</p> jbisbee 2002-02-04T19:09:25+00:00 journal Debian Presentation for FLUX http://use.perl.org/~jbisbee/journal/2504?from=rss I'm jazzed because Adam Glass of FLUX (Florida Linux Users eXchange) has asked me to do a Debian install presentation. I really enjoy using Debian because all the work is taken out of compiling things. Most people complain because Debian is harder to install than most distros, but once you get past the install its smooth sailing. Not only that, but because Debian is completely volunteer, to upgrade your packages is free (no more downloading and burning ISOs)<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:) <p> I've also gotten everyone in the office switch to Debian. At first they gave me crap for even suggesting it, but once I got it installed, they realized how easy it is to maintain and UPGRADE. </p><p> My only real goal for the presentation is to open people's mind to the Debian packaging system and show them how easy it can be. </p><p> -biz-</p> jbisbee 2002-01-29T16:28:02+00:00 journal More House Pictures http://use.perl.org/~jbisbee/journal/2498?from=rss New pictures of the house. A week later, the second story is up.<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:)<blockquote><div><p>Our New Home 01-26-2002</p></div> </blockquote><p> -biz-</p> jbisbee 2002-01-29T14:25:28+00:00 journal Text-to-Speech E-mail Notification http://use.perl.org/~jbisbee/journal/2496?from=rss I took the whole idea of the text-to-speech callerid and decided that I wanted festival to announce new mail (in my inbox only and not to any of my lists).<blockquote><div><p> New E-mail From: SENDERS NAME, Subject SUBJECT</p></div> </blockquote><p> This worked great, but because I listen to music while I program, I would only here a muffled version of the the message. So I decided to add another feature that would pause XMMS and then to the text-to-speech on the sender and subject, then unpause my music. </p><p> I was suprised to find that it was very simple to do this</p><blockquote><div><p> use Xmms::Remote;<br> my $xmms = Xmms::Remote-&gt;new();</p><p> $xmms-&gt;pause; # to pause<br> # do festival text-to-speech stuff here<br> $xmms-&gt;pause; # to unpause</p></div> </blockquote><p> I'm going to clean up my code and release this to the general public once I work out the kinds. So now instead of seeing a little blinking light every time I get new mail, my computer reads it to me<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:) </p><p> -biz-</p> jbisbee 2002-01-29T14:00:38+00:00 journal Text-to-Speech Caller ID with Perl http://use.perl.org/~jbisbee/journal/2452?from=rss Awhile ago I came across this <a href="http://www.jbisbee.com/perl/callerid/bcidl-1.0.14.tgz">perl script</a> that would use your modem as a caller id and would read the data coming in over the phone line and do something with it. Until now, I've been logging my calls to a MySQL database and pulling them up through a web browser <a href="http://biz.dyndns.org:8080/">here</a>. <p> This weekend I got thinking about logging my e-mail as it came in to a transparent term at the bottom of my display and make it stack below. I got that working just fine by adding some hooks into my Mail::Audit script that printed the "from" and "subject" of my e-mails to a log that I could tail. </p><p> Once I got e-mail logging to work, I though it would be cool to also log my phone calls to the same file. The problem was that the modem was hooked up to my server and the log file was my workstation. It turns out that they guy who wrote this caller id script thought all of this in advance, so build in, is a daemon that requires you to authorize yourself with a user name, password, hostname, and port (the hostname and port is where you plan on listening for the UDP broadcasts). </p><p> Now that I have e-mail and my phone calls logging through common interface, I had another fun idea. In the past when I played with <a href="http://www.misterhouse.net/">misterhouse</a>, I came across <a href="http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival/">festival</a> text-to-speech synthesis and figured it would be really cool if I could add hooks to say a certain phrase for a particular e-mail address or phone number that came through. I decided to do a little hash lookup on phone number or e-mail address that would provide the phrase that I want festival to say. </p><p> With the help of Perl I can alert myself of important e-mails and screen calls in style<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:) </p><p> -biz-</p> jbisbee 2002-01-27T19:21:24+00:00 journal Perl Monger Progress http://use.perl.org/~jbisbee/journal/2377?from=rss I've made some progress on getting sofla.pm up and running. Adam Glass, who runs the local Linux users group, gave me a contact for to start a mailing list. The who issue with is that the current owner of sofla.pm hasn't responded to me yet and I just want to get a list up and at least start discussions. Once we have a solid member base we can have our first meeting and hopely get people excited about things to come. <p> -biz-</p> jbisbee 2002-01-24T15:12:24+00:00 journal Giving Back http://use.perl.org/~jbisbee/journal/2341?from=rss Since joining the beginners list I've realized that it one thing to understand a concept and its another thing altogether to explain it to someone else. I'm going to make it one of my goals to answer a couple questions a day on the lists. I don't just want to provide the answers, but to explain the how and why of things. <p> In the past I was lucky enough to have some great mentors that took time out to show me the ropes and now it's mine turn to give a little back. </p><p> -biz-</p> jbisbee 2002-01-23T03:41:28+00:00 journal Our New Home http://use.perl.org/~jbisbee/journal/2284?from=rss We checked out our house Saturday afternoon and they have the walls up to the first floor. Heather and I are excited to get out of our apartment and move into our first home<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:) <p> I've posted some pictures at <a href="http://www.jbisbee.com/photos/">http://www.jbisbee.com/photos/</a> of both the house and our recent Perl Whirl cruise. </p><p> -biz-</p> jbisbee 2002-01-21T12:20:36+00:00 journal The Beginning http://use.perl.org/~jbisbee/journal/2264?from=rss I decided to create this journal after hearing how Casey West used it @ use.perl.org and figured it would be cool to give it a shot. <p> I became a "Just Another Perl Hacker" back in the spring of 1995 when I started messing around with the web. I was a sophomore at the University of Nebraska at Omaha at the time and I wanted to make a national web presence for the fraternity I was in. What started off as a small project snowballed into national recognition and I even spoke at two regional conventions and a international convention in Toronto. </p><p> I wormed my way into Ameritrade through my self taught knowledge and worked there full time for 3 years while finishing up my Management of Information Systems Business degree. After I graduated I interviewed for about 3 months and flew all over the country picking and choosing over potential employers. In April of 1999, I started with eData.com (now Seisint) and I work with very talented people and our group in very tight knit. </p><p> I went to Perl Whirl looking for a spark and I what I found was my passion. I'm not sure what form it will take. I want to start by setting some goals: </p><ul> <li> Get the local Perl Mongers up and running. I tried once before, but I didn't try hard enough<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:)</li> <li> Submit some cool stuff I've done to CPAN. I may just consider it play around stuff, but someone else may find it very useful.</li> <li> Attend as many Perl conferences as I can and have a Perl training budget that is separate from my normal savings.</li> <li> Follow Perl 6! After Damian's Perl 6 talks and literally watching the language take shape before me, I've really looking forward to what the future holds.<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:)</li> <li> Last but not least, ADVOCATE PERL!</li> </ul><p> Perl Whirl was great and I actually lost weight even though the food didn't stop coming. I worked out as frequently as I could and Heather made sure we got all the great excursions (a couple really wiped me out). </p><p> Thank you Casey for the suggestion to start the journal and hopefully I'll be meeting a lot more cool and interesting people in the Perl Community. </p><p> -biz-</p> jbisbee 2002-01-20T01:21:39+00:00 journal