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I run Perl Training Australia [perltraining.com.au].

I help with Melbourne Perl Mongers.

I spend an awful lot of time talking about Perl, and have had my picture in the Australian newspapers with a camel. That's rather scary.

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  Journal: Facebook privacy - Instant personalisation and connections on 2010.04.23 1:31

Journal by pjf on 2010.04.23 1:31
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Facebook privacy - Instant personalisation and connections
Facebook has been announcing a number of changes recently, many of which will impact your privacy. While you may not have seen them hit your account yet, they will almost certainly do so soon.

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  Journal: Ada Lovelace Day (Part 2) on 2010.03.25 9:36

Journal by pjf on 2010.03.25 9:36
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Ada Lovelace Day (Part 2)
Today is Ada Lovelace continuation day; a day for continuing blog posts reflecting on the awesome contributions of women to science and technology. Here is my continuation from my previous post of my personal heroines.

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  Journal: Ada Lovelace Day (Part 1) on 2010.03.24 6:59

Journal by pjf on 2010.03.24 6:59
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Ada Lovelace Day (Part 1)
Today is Ada Lovelace day; a day for reflection on the awesome contributions of women to science and technology. Today, I would like to pay tribute to some of my personal heroines, and as you'll see, there's quite a few of them. I've tried to list them in roughly chronological order.

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  Journal: Kuala Lumpur, Day 0 on 2010.01.28 3:11

Journal by pjf on 2010.01.28 3:11
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Kuala Lumpur, Day 0
After seventeen hours of travel, I've finally checked into my hotel in Kuala Lumpur. I'm here with Jacinta, and we're teaching Perl to a client next week, but we've arrived early to do some sight-seeing... and because we're insane.

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  Journal: Wear Sunscreen (and other thoughts for the year ahead) on 2010.01.03 1:06

Journal by pjf on 2010.01.03 1:06
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Wear Sunscreen (and other thoughts for the year ahead)

If I could offer you but one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

-- Mary Schmich

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  Journal: Tightening up your Facebook privacy on 2009.12.11 19:14

Journal by pjf on 2009.12.11 19:14
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Tightening up your Facebook privacy
I've previously discussed the new Facebook privacy system, what they mean to you, and some recommendations on keeping at least some privacy. If you haven't read this post, I suggest you do so now, as I won't be repeating those recommendations here.

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  Journal: New Facebook Privacy and You on 2009.12.10 5:45

Journal by pjf on 2009.12.10 5:45
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New Facebook Privacy and You
Facebook are in the process of changing how their privacy settings work, and today, I was given the option to migrate my account over to the new scheme. These were announced on the facebook blog about a week ago, and sounded quite promising. Unfortunately, I actually feel creeped out by the new system.

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  Journal: Perl 5.11.1 on 2009.10.27 7:49

Journal by pjf on 2009.10.27 7:49
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Perl 5.11.1
I've been behind in my blogging; time seems to fly when one is having fun, and I've been having a pretty good time recently. Most of it's involved working with people and science, rather than technology. After I finish my taxes (not yet overdue), this may change.

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  Comment: Re:she is right but... (Score 1) on 2009.10.22 17:33

by pjf on 2009.10.22 17:33 (#70944)
Attached to: Perl Training Australia
It's worth noting that those pictures are only indicative of what our classes look like on Teach Like a Pirate Day, and you have to book in advance for that. ;)
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  Journal: Teaching Perl in Sydney on 2009.10.17 20:20

Journal by pjf on 2009.10.17 20:20
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Teaching Perl in Sydney
I've just spent the week teaching Perl in Sydney. It was good. Actually, it was really good. My class were close in ability, asked intelligent questions, thought through problems, asked for assistance when needed, quizzed me about advanced topics during the breaks, and generally showed themselves to be awesome. It felt just like the good ol' days.

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  Journal: Fun with QR Codes and Perl on 2009.10.08 0:13

Journal by pjf on 2009.10.08 0:13
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Fun with QR Codes and Perl
Short blog today, but cool tech. I've been playing around with 2D barcodes recently, and have just pushed a Perl Tip on generating QR Codes with Perl. Given how incredibly easy this is, I'm tempted to generate huge numbers of these and go sticking them around town for my own nefarious purposes. ;)

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  Journal: Today I broke a world record, and got on TV on 2009.09.29 10:05

Journal by pjf on 2009.09.29 10:05
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Today I broke a world record, and got on TV

Achievements for today:

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  Journal: Talk like a pirate day, What's new in Perl 5.10.1 on 2009.09.22 22:10

Journal by pjf on 2009.09.22 22:10
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Talk like a Pirate Day
This Saturday was International Talk Like a Pirate Day, as well as Software Freedom Day. This year I sided with the pirates, donned a particularly swashbuckling outfit, and joined about

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  Journal: Rocking out at MXUG on 2009.09.16 7:47

Journal by pjf on 2009.09.16 7:47
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Rocking out at MXUG
For a while, Melbourne has been running MXUG, the Melbourne X Users Group, where X is a technology you're interested in. It has a nice format: 15 minute talks, timed, with five minutes for questions. Then beer, pizza, lightning talks, and a trip down to the pub.

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  Journal: Facebook Privacy talk at BarCampMelbourne on 2009.09.14 19:47

Journal by pjf on 2009.09.14 19:47
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Facebook Privacy talk at BarCampMelbourne
This weekend at BarCampMelbourne I gave a talk on Facebook privacy, and what information I was able to extract from the API using some reasonable simple Perl programs. Due to the incredibly fast efforts of Avi Miller, this talk is now available on-line. If you're reading this blog on my main blog, then you can also watch it below:

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