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Data network admin for the University of Oxford. PAUSE ID "OLIVER".
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  Comment: My local::lib talk (Score 1) on 2009.08.26 13:50

by oliver on 2009.08.26 13:50 (#70273)
Attached to: local::lib installation walkthrough

Great page, JJ! I gave a talk on local::lib to the Milton Keynes Perl mongers recently, and the slides are available at http://miltonkeynes.pm.org/talks/2009/07/oliver_gorwits_local_lib.pdf

Spread the local::lib love!

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  Comment: use warnings FATAL => 'all'; (Score 1) on 2009.08.25 7:12

by oliver on 2009.08.25 7:12 (#70254)
Attached to: use 5.011/5.012 should be progressive

I've been doing this for years in code without any problems, so I think it's a good candidate if strictures are going to be enabled.

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  Comment: Well done! (Score 1) on 2009.08.21 16:34

by oliver on 2009.08.21 16:34 (#70212)
Attached to: From user to contributor

Much the same for me, my PAUSE ID started off as a placeholder, actually for one small project at work, and then I realized all this stuff I write all day long might as well live in the public domain. Now the CPAN bug reports keep me busy at the weekends ;-)

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  Comment: Re:Mailing lists (Score 1) on 2009.08.18 13:30

by oliver on 2009.08.18 13:30 (#70147)
Attached to: Whither SourceForge?

Yes I was coming to the same conclusion myself - using GitHub (which seems to have been given the thumbs up all round, here, in the comments) and then putting the mail list elsewhere.

I'd like to do this only once, and get it right first time. Moving lists around is annoying.

Thanks for the comment.

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  Comment: Re:SourceForge is not about people (Score 1) on 2009.08.18 1:09

by oliver on 2009.08.18 1:09 (#70129)
Attached to: Whither SourceForge?

There seems be a lot more to it than just the tools, I think you're saying. This is really useful stuff, thanks for taking the time to respond.

You mention the SF mail list sucks - no argument there! - but all I want to do really is replace the CPAN Forum, which sucks even more than that!

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  Comment: Re:Different Goals (Score 1) on 2009.08.18 1:05

by oliver on 2009.08.18 1:05 (#70128)
Attached to: Whither SourceForge?

That does help, many thanks!

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  Comment: Re:I find SF too messy (Score 1) on 2009.08.17 12:36

by oliver on 2009.08.17 12:36 (#70111)
Attached to: Whither SourceForge?

Fair point, although it's not as ad-cluttered as it could be, for what I pay for it ;-)

I hope that most interaction will be via mail list, git/svn commands, and so on.

I also like that SF can host a full custom homepage for the project - that's always been a nice touch.

Thanks for the comment!

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  Journal: Whither SourceForge? on 2009.08.17 9:14

Journal by oliver on 2009.08.17 9:14
User Journal

Every day, it seems, another Perl module is posted up to GitHub. Collaboration, of course - great stuff!

But it got me thinking about why everyone is settling on GitHub. Surely not just the fact it's all web two point oh, combined with groupthink. What happened to poor old SourceForge, the previously canonical location for open source software on the web?

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  Comment: Re:check out opsview (Score 1) on 2009.06.10 3:26

by oliver on 2009.06.10 3:26 (#69034)
Attached to: Autocreation of Nagios Configurations
Sorry I'm not an expert by any means. Best thing is to try the opsview users mail list, or #opsview on freenode IRC (I think).
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  Comment: Re:I was considering a mass backport (Score 1) on 2009.06.09 23:42

by oliver on 2009.06.09 23:42 (#69032)
Attached to: opl-perl
great stuff, I'll take a look, thanks!
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  Comment: I was considering a mass backport (Score 1) on 2009.06.09 13:31

by oliver on 2009.06.09 13:31 (#69023)
Attached to: opl-perl

Recently being pissed off with the out of date Moose in Lenny, I was considering getting a Mini-CPAN and just seeing how many packages I could blindly build with dh-make-perl. Insane?

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  Comment: check out opsview (Score 1) on 2009.06.09 13:29

by oliver on 2009.06.09 13:29 (#69022)
Attached to: Autocreation of Nagios Configurations
...at www.opsview.org (a Nagios based system), they have a basic provisioning API and are planning to extend it or will accept patches no doubt.
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  Comment: try specifying the URL (Score 1) on 2009.06.01 16:34

by oliver on 2009.06.01 16:34 (#68899)
Attached to: Subversion pissing me off
svn log is brain-dead and will display more/different information for the URL than the working copy path (the command's default). So try using the URL at the end of the command.
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  Comment: VLC player (Score 1) on 2009.05.06 15:06

by oliver on 2009.05.06 15:06 (#68468)
Attached to: Retail therapy
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html

Hit apple-D to play the disc and you're away.

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  Comment: learning through small steps (Score 1) on 2009.04.30 7:34

by oliver on 2009.04.30 7:34 (#68374)
Attached to: In Defense of Simple Stuff

The thing I liked that you mentioned is the way it's possible to learn about a bunch of stuff through actually tackling a relatively simple and small task. Here, you learned about Test::Builder, GitHub, and more.

I'm doing the same at the moment. I have a large, popular piece of software to rewrite in Moose. First, I'll rewrite one of my small systems that no-one uses in Moose - I'm picking up lots on structuring Roles, etc, and what feels right. It's a great way to learn with relatively low risk.

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