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runrig (3385)

runrig
  dougwNO@SPAMcpan.org

Just another perl hacker somewhere near Disneyland

I have this homenode [perlmonks.org] of little consequence on Perl Monks [perlmonks.org] that you probably have no interest in whatsoever.

I also have some modules [cpan.org] on CPAN [cpan.org] some of which are marginally [cpan.org] more [cpan.org] useful [cpan.org] than others.

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  Comment: Re:I must be missing something (Score 1) on 2010.06.24 10:56

by runrig on 2010.06.24 10:56 (#72119)
Attached to: chromatic's real name

That makes no difference, on purpose or not. The point is "denigrating serious matters"...

That is the difference, that you were "denegrating", and jdavidb was using hyperbole to give an exaggerated example of the same thing.

...ignore the lack of proper multithreading ...

Did I mention multithreading? Or whether or not I've been ignoring it? .oO(Where's the *plonk* button?)

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  Comment: Re:I must be missing something (Score 1) on 2010.06.23 13:25

by runrig on 2010.06.23 13:25 (#72109)
Attached to: chromatic's real name
s/Aristotle/jdavidb/
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  Comment: Re:I must be missing something (Score 1) on 2010.06.23 9:52

by runrig on 2010.06.23 9:52 (#72108)
Attached to: chromatic's real name

...making the exact same mistake yourself!

Umm, except Aristotle made the exact same mistake (actually, an even "bigger" mistake) on purpose. If you missed that, there's really no point in further discussion.

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  Comment: Re:Damn right! (Score 1) on 2010.04.08 10:20

You'd think that the "my" would be a clue that you intended to do it that way. And a my $foo == ... in an if statement would be a red flag.
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  Journal: Gearman fun and frustration on 2010.03.24 13:24

Journal by runrig on 2010.03.24 13:24
User Journal

I've been using Gearman a lot lately with Gearman::XS. In an effort to reduce boilerplate, I've released GearmanX::Starter to launch Gearman workers.

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  Comment: Interesting (Score 1) on 2009.12.29 17:52

by runrig on 2009.12.29 17:52 (#71456)
Attached to: Musical chord analysis with some handy CPAN bits

I wasn't aware of some of these modules...I may make use of them eventually.

It might be nice if you labeled the intervals with the relevant pair of notes, and cool if you could label them with interval names (e.g. minor third, fifth, etc.). A long decimal number as an interval doesn't really say anything meaningful to me...

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  Comment: Re:ANSI SQL is Turing complete (Score 1) on 2009.12.03 12:56

by runrig on 2009.12.03 12:56 (#71306)
Attached to: Why Should I Program in $Language?
That is cool. I was used to calling them analytic functions from Oracle, and googling for "analytic functions" and PostgreSQL only brought up posts from people wanting them in PostgreSQL. Now that I know that they're "window functions" they're easy to find:
Window Functions
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  Journal: Runrig's thousand island salad bar dressing on 2009.11.09 18:48

Journal by runrig on 2009.11.09 18:48
User Journal

I haven't seen any recipe posts for quite a while (perhaps for good reason), so I'll go ahead and break that streak.

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  Comment: Vim tips (Score 1) on 2009.10.27 9:54

by runrig on 2009.10.27 9:54 (#70990)
Attached to: Switching and resizing windows in vim
I use this mapping from VIM Tips:

map <C-J> <C-W>j<C-W>_
map <C-K> <C-W>k<C-W>_

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  Comment: Looking forward to the PPM (Score 1) on 2009.10.01 16:16

by runrig on 2009.10.01 16:16 (#70744)
Attached to: Frozen Bubble begins the journey to the CPAN

I once looked into getting FB installed on Windows...I didn't have the time, and never got back to it, and the FB maintainers seemed to have no interest in making it easy to install on Win32.

As for doing the impossible (a little OT), I really like the way perl tends to let you do that. Several times people think I'm kidding when I suggest spending a few minutes or so writing something in perl rather than several hours/days doing something manually (even to supposed developers/programmers who should know better).

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  Comment: Did not know (Score 1) on 2009.09.06 3:48

by runrig on 2009.09.06 3:48 (#70501)
Attached to: How I convert my vinyl to mp3

I did not know about freedb.org. I've been converting vinyl and putting 01SongTitle1, 02SongTitle2 in the label track marks, and exporting to files based on those names. I did find that I couldn't type "z" in the label text though (??). So no songs with a "z" in them for me :-) (I've really just been using an "s" instead).

I just did a search on freedb for the last record I converted, and didn't find it. I didn't even find the artist at first, 'cuz I was looking for "Pearl Harbour and the Explosions", and I accidentally typed "Perl"...go figure :-)

Actually a lot of what I'm converting I'm not finding on freedb...maybe I should whip up some perl to submit data...

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  Comment: Re:Strawberry Perl is available as .zip (Score 1) on 2009.08.12 10:08

by runrig on 2009.08.12 10:08 (#70017)
Attached to: Still no Strawberry for me
IRC blocked at work... :-(

I did enter an RT ticket on the PPM distribution though.

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  Comment: Re:Strawberry Perl is available as .zip (Score 1) on 2009.08.12 10:06

by runrig on 2009.08.12 10:06 (#70016)
Attached to: Still no Strawberry for me
I went ahead and just copied the relevant lib files and folders from the ActiveState perl directory into the strawberry directory...yeah, I'm kind of defeating the purpose of strawberry...but it worked :-)
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  Comment: Re:Strawberry Perl is available as .zip (Score 1) on 2009.08.11 17:14

by runrig on 2009.08.11 17:14 (#69981)
Attached to: Still no Strawberry for me
Hey, whaddya know, it works. Now, since I don't have Oracle OCI libraries, but I need DBD::Oracle, I'm trying:

C:\>ppm install DBD-Oracle
PPM::XML::PPMConfig::PPMCONFIG=HASH(0x1731e4c)
Installing package 'DBD-Oracle'...
PPM::XML::PPD::html=HASH(0x18be9fc)
Can't locate object method "rvalidate" via package "PPM::XML::PPD::html" at C:/s
trawberry/perl/site/lib/PPM.pm line 1688.

I should probably find out where the real support forum is rather than reporting problems/bugs on my journal :-) (ahh, probably over on rt.cpan.org)

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  Journal: Still no Strawberry for me on 2009.08.11 12:54

Journal by runrig on 2009.08.11 12:54
User Journal

I'd really like to try out Strawberry Perl, but it'll have to wait 'till I get around to installing it at home, where I do a lot less perl than at work. 'Cuz you need admin rights to install strawberry, and they don't hand that out for work laptops.

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