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Been programming Perl since 2001. Found Perl 6 somewhere around 2004, and fell in love. Now developing November (a Perl 6 wiki), Druid (a Perl 6 board game), pls (a Perl 6 project installer), GGE (a regex engine), and Yapsi (a Perl 6 implementation). Heavy user of and irregular committer to Rakudo.

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Monday November 24, 2008
05:55 PM

November 24, 2008 -- evolving things

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149 years ago today, Charles Darwin published a book called On the Origin of Species, also known as "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life". Wikipedia:

The second edition of 3,000 copies was quickly brought out on 7 January 1860, and added "by the Creator" into the closing sentence, so that from then on it read "There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone circling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved." While some commentators, such as Richard Dawkins, have taken this as an indication that Darwin was bowing to pressure to make concessions to religion, biographer James Moore describes Darwin's vision as being of God creating life through the laws of nature.

Seems like undercurrents of ID were with us from the beginning...

Today I had so much fun creating the first skin for November, that I almost forgot to blog. I'd love to show it to you, but unfortunately my "It Just Works" Apple Macintosh won't let me take screenshots today, and I can't figure out why. I guess I could clone the whole thing into a static HTML page and upload it somewhere, but that hardly seems worth the trouble. Instead, I merged my work so far into the master branch. Download that and have a look. ☺

No, I'm not tricking you into downloading our wiki engine. I just want you to take a look at the new layout I made. Afterwards, you can delete the whole directory if you want. Or look around a bit at the cool Perl 6 source code. Whatever.

Short instructions: after you've downloaded November, enter the p5w directory and execute the command ./wiki. It will tell you where to surf next to see the new layout.

Good luck! Let me know what you think.

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  • I like the design because of the colors, the texture of the margins, and quantity of whitespace (I tend to avoid clutter after reading Tufte a few years back). The photo is beautiful; where did you take it?
    • I like the design because of the colors, the texture of the margins, and quantity of whitespace (I tend to avoid clutter after reading Tufte a few years back).

      You, sir, know how to flatter where it counts. ;) Thank you for your kind words.

      The photo is beautiful; where did you take it?

      From flickr [flickr.com]. When I'm doing web designs, I usually start by searching for cc-licensed content there. I have to remember to attribute it to the owner somehow in the layout.

  • You got me interesting in trying my own:

    http://www2.plusthree.com/~mpeters/skins/november/LoneMountain.tar.gz [plusthree.com]

    You should just be able to untar it and put it under the p5w/skins directory.

    • Cool! Do I have your permission to commit it to the November repository?

      • Absolutely! It's not perfect, so it will need some adjustments as things go along.

        • Great! It is out custom to add people contributing to the project to the AUTHORS file, do I'll do that, if you don't mind.

          As to adjustments, if you want access to the November repository, that can be arranged. Just tell me your github account, and I'll have you added.

          • You can add me (Michael Peters) to the authors file and my github account is mpeters. I'll probably be playing with the skin some and maybe add another one. And who knows I might even find some time to play around with Perl 6 :)

            • You can add me (Michael Peters) to the authors file and my github account is mpeters.

              Your skin is now committed, your github commit bit flipped, and your name added to AUTHORS. Welcome aboard!

              I'll probably be playing with the skin some and maybe add another one.

              Sounds excellent. The new-skin branch is dedicated to this kind of work; I might look over things as well and do a commit or two.

              And who knows I might even find some time to play around with Perl 6 :)

              I have a feeling you will. :)