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scrottie
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My email address is scott@slowass.net. Spam me harder! *moan*
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  Comment: Requirements? (Score 1) on 2010.09.09 14:11

by scrottie on 2010.09.09 14:11 (#72376)
Attached to: use Perl; Shutting Down Indefinitely

What kind of load does use.perl.org see? Would a database and httpd on the same machine be adequate?

-scott

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  Journal: Amiga Ethernet on 2010.08.25 15:09

Journal by scrottie on 2010.08.25 15:09
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Yesterday, I got my X-Surf 3cc Ethernet card I broke down and ordered for my Amiga 3000. There's some backstory about serial consoles, Sparcs, and the cluster, but it's not important. The 3000 was also packaged as a Unix machine, running a pretty standard port of SysV. It was the first Amiga standard with an MMU and SCSI. It'll also kick out 1280x resolution graphics at 2bpp. Commodore sold an Ethernet board for it along with Unix on tape.

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  Journal: How I spent my day today (or, slowass.net pops a hole) on 2010.08.17 0:30

Journal by scrottie on 2010.08.17 0:30
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1. Ran backups
2. Verified integrity of ssh on my local system versus last backup; changed local passwords
3. Verified integrity of my linode chpass with md5sum versus previous backup
4. Locked accounts; fixed changes to shell for system programs, removed additional accounts, changed passwords
5. Killed root processes and shells; accounted for all of the shells and processes in ps
6. Compared md5sums of everything in ps, login shells, rsync, inetd, su, vmlinuz, ps and various t

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  Comment: Re:only inasmuch as There's Only One Way To Do It (Score 1) on 2010.08.17 0:29

by scrottie on 2010.08.17 0:29 (#72320)
Attached to: My reply to Removing database abstraction

The context I was talking about POE in was this: a program written to use it versus one written to do something else looks very different. This means that it's hard to switch styles. A lot of changes have to happen to a lot of the program.

Everything goes out of fashion eventually.

That was part of the point of evaluating how entrenched any abstraction will make you. Being entrenched by an abstraction is a mark against it.

Too much and leaky abstraction is another matter and I whipped on other things there.

I'm also talking about the style of POE people tend to write in.

I'm sorry that POE had to be the example of this one consideration.

-scott

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  Journal: My reply to Removing database abstraction on 2010.08.06 16:53

Journal by scrottie on 2010.08.06 16:53
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My longwinded response to http://blogs.perl.org/users/carey_tilden/2010/08/removing-database-abstraction.h tml :

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  Journal: DEFCON, day 1 on 2010.07.30 14:43

Journal by scrottie on 2010.07.30 14:43
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Basically no mischief or craziness. Having DEFCON at a casino did to it exactly what I would have expected. No money pots to eat the cockroach, no naked fire jugglers, no getting thrown in the pool, no parties by the pool.

Bros outnumber the blackshirts now. They're talking loudly and proudly about how little they know and care.

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  Journal: OpenSSI cannot find NIC with static node configuration on 2010.07.14 13:10

Journal by scrottie on 2010.07.14 13:10
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Pasting an email reply since everyone seems to be stumbling over this one:

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I've had this problem too.

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  Journal: PerlMongers group organization lessons on 2010.06.25 14:58

Journal by scrottie on 2010.06.25 14:58
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My pasted reply to a yapc mailing list message:

Missed this BoF too. I've written a lot about my experiences with
Phoenix.PM. As far as I can tell, the key ingredients are:

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  Journal: Perl is Dead - the supply lines have been cut on 2010.06.25 0:55

Journal by scrottie on 2010.06.25 0:55
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I wrote this once and it didn't post (that often happens here, in various scenarios) or else it got deleted. Assuming the former. Here's a super short version of the same thing. The first go was much better. Dammit.

* College CS departments are owned by Microsoft and Sun. They use C# and Java out of consideration for strings-attached grant money.

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  Journal: YAPC::NA2010 wrap-up on 2010.06.25 0:06

Journal by scrottie on 2010.06.25 0:06
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I flew USAir. This was the airline that promised me a $200 flight voucher and gave me nothing. They announced on the way back that the stop in Phoenix was actually a plane change for the people going through to CA. The airlines started doing "stops" rather than layovers because people hated switching planes -- too often they wouldn't make their connection and they were twice as likely to have a canceled flight.

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  Journal: perl and AtariBASIC, part III on 2010.06.23 13:46

Journal by scrottie on 2010.06.23 13:46
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In a Perl 6 talk, pmichaud felt necessary to justify to the audience why something was a bit cryptic: he was running out of space on the line. dconway, from the back, commented "If I had a dollar for every time someone wrote unmaintainable code with that excuse...", prompting me to point out on IRC that putting lots of stuff on one line is an optimization technique in AtariBASIC. The moment I said that I realized (or remembered) that Perl has exactly the same problem: it does a linear tra

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  Journal: MUD cannot be written in Perl and here's why on 2010.06.17 14:25

Journal by scrottie on 2010.06.17 14:25
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Awwaiid urls http://github.com/jasonmay/abermud# perl based mud with mooseyness (early stages)

You ack loudly.

You say in common: yuck

You say in common: every MUD knock-off in the last 20 years as sucked ass and completely missed the point.

You say in common: Aber, Tiny, Circle's take on Diku, UberMUD, Muck... people *knew* what they were doing for a while, but now everyone completely misses the point.

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  Journal: Moose, DBIx::Class, and the _new_ OO on 2010.06.04 2:19

Journal by scrottie on 2010.06.04 2:19
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Simula introduced OO in the 60s. Smalltalk took it to its logical and pure extreme in the 80s. C++ brought it to systems programming and gave it the performance that only static optimized code can enjoy.

Really smart people wrote really smart code using really powerful, really futuristic features in C++... and created great big steaming piles of crap.

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  Journal: Walking into a new codebase: tips on 2010.06.02 2:14

Journal by scrottie on 2010.06.02 2:14
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Find out where the cache is. Rig tests or a test script to delete it before each run.

Make a file with the commands necessary to reinitialize the database to a known good state. Make that an optional step in running the tests.

Use the test suite as docs to find out which APIs are important and how they're used.

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  Journal: Bane of the existance of IPSs... on 2010.05.19 16:59

Journal by scrottie on 2010.05.19 16:59
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In Minnesota around '93, an ISP started offering unlimiting dialup. Through an arrangement with the state to make Internet more widely available than government offices and college campuses, they were to resell from the UMN.edu modem pool and the one T1 coming into the state to the general public. After my brother and I tag-teamed 24/7 for about two months, they changed their unlimited usage policy "due to the actions of one user".

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