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Saturday April 11, 2009
12:25 PM

Search for Twirc

I have only recently got onto twitter. I quickly discovered Twirc, which is an IRC interface for twitter. I'm already running an IRC client all the time anyway, so the idea of using my irc client to access twitter was pretty appealing to me.

One of the things that I wanted that it didn't have was a way to get it to do recurring searches for me, and post new tweets as they showed up through the API. Net::Twitter already has this functionality, it just wasn't integrated into Twirc. I filed a bug/feature request in RT, which was quickly responded to by Mark Mims (semifor) the maintainer of Twirc with some helpful ideas.

Twirc is on github, and has advanced somewhat from the version that's on CPAN. I created a github account, and forked twirc (i'm not all that fond of the terminology, but that's what they use) pulled and started hacking on a plugin to do recurring searches.

I now have a basic functionality implemented, and I've been running it for a couple of hours and it hasn't blown up. If you want to check it out, it's on in the search branch of my fork on github. You can check it out and run it from the git repo.

Sunday November 09, 2008
10:12 PM

mod_perl survey results

The results of the mod_perl survey that Fred Moyer and I conducted can be found at the following link:

http://kabob.ca/mod_perl_survey/

Here's a quick list of obvious (though arguable) conclusions:

  • a lot of people have switched to mod_perl 2, mod_perl 1 is still very significant.
  • most of the people using mod_perl have been using it for a long time.
  • the rate of new people coming into the community has been declining.
  • linux is by far the most popular platform. the BSD's, Solaris and Windows also make a significant showing.
  • Fred and I didn't really break down frameworks very well, but mason, Catalyst and CGI::Application are quite popular. TT is also very popular, but not exactly a framework, but not quite as popular is old fashioned Handlers.
  • A surprising number of people are running mod_perl under the worker MPM.
  • Most of the Handler phases are getting some use.
  • There are a lot of people using CGI Emulation, which is not a surprise.
  • not very many people are using the mod_perl2 filter api.
  • there is quite a bit of interest in a mod_perl Workshop, but location would be a key factor for a lot of people
  • the documentation could use some work. Specifically more tutorial / intro kind of stuff.