sigzero's Journal http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/ sigzero's use Perl Journal en-us use Perl; is Copyright 1998-2006, Chris Nandor. Stories, comments, journals, and other submissions posted on use Perl; are Copyright their respective owners. 2012-01-25T02:19:40+00:00 pudge pudge@perl.org Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 sigzero's Journal http://use.perl.org/images/topics/useperl.gif http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/ Perl6 site...really...I give up http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/39552?from=rss <p><a href="http://perl6.org/">http://perl6.org/</a></p><p>I cannot tell you how painful it was to go to that site. Camelia? A buttefly?! WTF!</p><p>All the talk about modern Perl and nice looking web sites for Perl was lost on somebody apparently.</p> sigzero 2009-08-29T15:02:48+00:00 journal Programming Perl Certificate Series (O'Reilly) http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/38476?from=rss <p>Programming Perl Certificate Series</p><p>We're just now putting together the specifications of this series; stay tuned.</p><p>Estimated Release: December 2009</p><p>Anybody know anything about it?</p> sigzero 2009-02-14T03:15:24+00:00 journal No Perl 5.10 FreeBSD port...kinda sucks. http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/38208?from=rss <p>I use NearlyFreeSpeech to host some sites. I saw that they ran Python side by side using two versions. So I asked the question about running 5.10 along with 5.8.8 and was told FBSD doesn't have it as an official port.</p><p>*sigh*</p> sigzero 2009-01-02T23:50:22+00:00 journal Wow...Java and Perl are alike!!! http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/37710?from=rss <p> <i>"The other reason for choosing Java was that after the release of 1.5 it is much like Perl in terms of data structures (aka Collections) and ease of programming, but more efficient and faster."</i> </p><p>Ooooo...ahhhh. lol</p><p> link: <a href="http://blogs.sun.com/chandan/entry/the_story_of_opengrok_the">http://blogs.sun.com/chandan/entry/the_story_of_opengrok_the</a></p> sigzero 2008-10-21T17:51:54+00:00 journal New O'Reilly site layout http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/37404?from=rss <p>I don't know if I was just so comfortable with the old O'Reilly site layout or it's a nebulous something "else" but I am finding it really hard to like the new layout.</p> sigzero 2008-09-11T03:28:32+00:00 journal A short talk with a Java developer http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/37367?from=rss <p>I will start this off by saying I like and respect this person as a Java developer.</p><p>[me] $coworker is having problems with the CLASSPATH on the command line.<br>[dev] I don't know how to do that either.<br>[me] Really?<br>[dev] eclipse takes care of that for me and I haven't had to do that in years.<br>[me] Mmmm...uh...okay.</p> sigzero 2008-09-06T00:52:35+00:00 journal What OO paradigm? http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/36301?from=rss <p>There is the "standard" way to do Perl objects and there are these things called InsideOut objects that Object::InsideOut and Class::InsideOut help you with.</p><p>Do Perl programmers just stick with the "standard" or is InsideOut being used more?</p><p>I know there is Moose as well...</p> sigzero 2008-05-01T13:04:56+00:00 journal This is my blog (the bloggers creed) http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/36284?from=rss <p>This is my blog. There are many like it, but this one is mine. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my blog is useless. Without my blog, I am useless. My blog is human, even as I am human, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses and its strengths. I will keep my blog clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other.</p> sigzero 2008-04-30T00:22:33+00:00 journal Sometimes life just throws it at you... http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/36236?from=rss <p>A really good friend of mine was complaining about not feeling well yesterday. Today he is in a coma because of a brain tumor. Holy crap I have no idea sometimes.</p> sigzero 2008-04-24T01:37:10+00:00 journal A big decision http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/35624?from=rss <p>Well, I interviewed with a Perl company in the DC area. They do mod_perl stuff and are pretty much a Perl only shop. It is a great opportunity to jump deeply in the Perl side. They use Perl and Debian plus some XEN stuff. I like the people I met, the company mission, the $$$ package (includes stock options). I just have to think about "the drive" to and from work. Oh and that would only be 3 days a week. I get to telecommute Tues and Thurs which works great for the family Tae Kwon Do work outs.</p><p>Think think think</p> sigzero 2008-02-09T17:45:15+00:00 journal using POD or something else? http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/35453?from=rss <p>I was curious as to what percentage of Perl'ers use POD for documenting their code. I was curious because I looked at the Template-Toolkit source and while there is POD after the __END__ there is also documentation in the code using normal # type comments. That seems redundant to me but is that the norm?</p><p>Also, is there a good "this is how you use POD" with examples (besides perlpod) somewhere?</p> sigzero 2008-01-22T00:58:18+00:00 journal Jobs http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/35406?from=rss <p>I have started looking for smaller part-time work in Perl. I really need to push myself and learn as I don't have anyone to "harass" about Perl. I think I am pretty solid in the fundamentals and I have put up a couple commercial sites for friends.</p><p>I think I just need to close my eyes and jump.</p> sigzero 2008-01-16T21:45:12+00:00 journal Maven for Perl? http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/35382?from=rss <p>I have been reading up on Maven2 for a project at work. It pretty much handles everything about a project (managing dependecies, documentation, tests etc.).</p><p>I wonder if something similar would benefit the Perl community or is there something out there that I don't know about or even "it is a bad idea".</p> sigzero 2008-01-13T20:59:16+00:00 journal Better Men than I... http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/33964?from=rss <a href="http://technorati.com/claim/ndbs4b2964">Technorati Profile</a> sigzero 2007-08-02T14:59:16+00:00 journal Config::JSON dependencies http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/33769?from=rss <p>This may be just me and if it is correct me please. I was looking at Config::JSON and thinking "this looks good". Then I look at its dependencies:</p><p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Test::Perl::Critic<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Test::Pod::Coverage<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; version<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; JSON<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Test::Deep<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Test::Pod</p><p>JSON and version I can understand but why do I "have to have" those "Test::" modules to install the dang thing without forcing it?</p> sigzero 2007-07-10T12:39:22+00:00 journal How does one get to "know" Perl? http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/33221?from=rss <p>I am just curious. I do not have formal education. I do like Perl though. Sometimes it is hard for me to wrap my head around how to do some things that "I" think should be easy. I recently changed projects to a Perl one where I will be maintaining some Perl and refactoring it. Is my path just reading reading reading and taking classes when time allows?</p><p>If you are not formally educated (meaning college) as a programmer what did you do?</p> sigzero 2007-05-08T23:37:14+00:00 journal New Job...and questions asked... http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/33195?from=rss <p>So today I asked the seemingly simple question of "What coding standards does the team go by?". I got "Coding standards?".</p><p>I got to look at the Perl code as well. It isn't too bad, though the no coding standards shows. It has its own logging system (I will introduce Log4perl or Log::Dispatch). It has its own configuration system (which I will replace with one of the Config:: modules).</p><p>They seem to be "half ass" (excuse my language) with both of those as well.</p><p>I am glad I like cleaning up code. : )</p> sigzero 2007-05-03T22:16:43+00:00 journal "A moment of silence" today... http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/33048?from=rss Unfortunately...not the media. sigzero 2007-04-20T15:52:51+00:00 journal A new job for me... http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/32950?from=rss <p>I have thought (and prayed) and I am jumping the chasm to being a full fledged programmer. I will initially be tasked with cleaning up some email parsing stuff using Perl (of course). Then I will be doing XML stuff ala some web services and possibly some Java with ArcGIS.</p><p>I am pretty stoked as I really love programming and I look forward to the growth this will certainly cause.</p><p>I don't have to change companies (which is good) just projects.</p> sigzero 2007-04-09T21:22:10+00:00 journal A possible new job...and butterflies... http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/32889?from=rss <p>I have it on good information that I will be offered a job I interviewed for (same place different project). I will get to grown my meager Java skills (and I do actually like Java) and help maintain a system (in Perl) that parses email messages for ship positions world wide. I think maintain might mean clean up, refactor and stuff along those lines.</p><p>This will actually be a big step out from being an accidental programmer/systems admin to being a full time programmer. Needless to say I have butterflies already, and I haven't even been officially offered the job. I am very excited at the prospect of getting to program full time though.</p> sigzero 2007-04-03T14:55:16+00:00 journal "Funny the bunny is wrong" use.perl ad http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/32848?from=rss <p>For some reason the "omnipotent bunny" ad always annoys me. The ad reads:</p><p><div class="quote"><p>This Omnipotent Rabbit is Smarter Than You</p></div><p>Well if that is true it would be an OMNISCIENT Rabbit. OMNIPOTENCE is about power. So it should really read:</p><p><div class="quote"><p>This Omniscient Rabbit is Smarter Than You</p></div><p>Whew, glad I got that off my chest.</p> sigzero 2007-03-30T21:02:29+00:00 journal Politics can really make me sick http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/32833?from=rss <p> <a href="http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=54932">http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=54932</a> </p><p>That will probably never hit the "major" news sites because she is a Democrat.</p><p>I have lots of words about this kind of thing but my mom brought me up not to say them.</p> sigzero 2007-03-29T12:37:59+00:00 journal Perl job...wow http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/32790?from=rss <p><div class="quote"><p>I require a perl/DBI programmer to create a script for my community site that incorporates all the features of myspace.com and youtube.com.</p></div><p>A script can do ALL of that. That was on the Perl jobs listing.</p> sigzero 2007-03-26T01:55:40+00:00 journal MySQL Usage is up 40%?! http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/32771?from=rss <p> <a href="http://news.com.com/2061-10807_3-6169758.html?part=rss&amp;tag=2547-1_3-0-5&amp;subj=news">http://news.com.com/2061-10807_3-6169758.html?part=rss&amp;tag=2547-1_3-0-5&amp;subj=ne<nobr>w<wbr></nobr> s</a> </p><p>Does the latest version squelch some of the shortcomings?</p> sigzero 2007-03-22T21:11:28+00:00 journal MySQL vs Postgesql (on the Mac) http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/32643?from=rss Okay not really. I was just wondering what people recommend for Postgresql on OSX? sigzero 2007-03-10T21:57:04+00:00 journal Programming Perl http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/32578?from=rss <p>The last one came out in 2000, 7 years ago. I wonder if there are ephemeral thoughts in putting a new one out? Or if there are "others" that replace the need for it?</p><p>I cannot see Larry W. working on it since I am pretty sure that he is tied up with Perl6.</p><p>Just musing about it.</p> sigzero 2007-03-05T15:01:07+00:00 journal Got COMCAST HSI? http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/32243?from=rss Apparently the newer Motorola 5120 overrides any speed throttling being done by COMCAST because it is using a newer DOCSIS standard internally. The guy I know that told me this says he is getting 20-25MB down instead of the 6MB you are normally supposed to get. He called COMCAST and apparently they are aware but not in a hurry to fix it because they are looking to up their base speed anyway because of competition they see coming in the future. sigzero 2007-01-24T16:20:29+00:00 journal How I compiled Vim7 for OSX Tiger http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/32226?from=rss <p>I just did this to keep my Vim7 patched. I started out with the binary built at www.macvim.org.</p><p>Then I do this:</p><p>cd<nobr> <wbr></nobr>/usr/local/src<br>svn co https://svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/vim/vim7</p><p>cd vim7/src<nobr> <wbr></nobr>./configure \<br>--enable-perlinterp \<br>--enable-pythoninterp \<br>--enable-tclinterp --with-tclsh=tclsh8.4 \<br>--enable-rubyinterp \<br>--enable-multibyte \<br>--enable-cscope \<br>--with-features=huge \<br>--with-compiledby=my.addy@something.com</p><p>make<br>make test<br>sudo make install (this will install Vim.app in<nobr> <wbr></nobr>/Applications)</p><p>I then rename the original binary and copy the new one into<nobr> <wbr></nobr>/Applications/vim70</p><p>When patches come out:</p><p>cd<nobr> <wbr></nobr>/usr/local/src/vim7<br>svn update<br>make<br>make test<br>make install</p><p>Move everything again...and I am up-to-date.</p> sigzero 2007-01-21T21:31:17+00:00 journal The differing XML modules http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/32128?from=rss Is there a "table" of which module to use and why? sigzero 2007-01-12T17:01:24+00:00 journal Why why why!? http://use.perl.org/~sigzero/journal/31985?from=rss <p>Why in the hell does anyone listen to Rosie O'Donnell and why do they care one iota about what crap spews forth from her mouth? She has no clue that I can gather about anything.</p> sigzero 2006-12-21T19:40:49+00:00 journal