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sjn
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Perl-dude in Oslo, trying to get Oslo.pm up and running... (Send me a message if you'd like to help! :)
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  Comment: Not sure if a DB dump is enough (Score 1) on 2010.08.12 16:51

by sjn on 2010.08.12 16:51 (#72310)
Attached to: use Perl;

use.perl.org has been around a really long time, and there's a LOT of history, useful stuff and important announcements in the stories, the blogs and their discussions.

And quite a few of these are linked to from other sites.

If we want to keep these links usable/working, then the URLs have to stay around - preferably "forever" (even if they are just converted to 302's pointing to their new location).

Is it possible to make sure the site keeps running at least until there's a sane replacement to switch to?

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  Comment: Feeling bad about this (Score 1) on 2010.07.25 22:50

by sjn on 2010.07.25 22:50 (#72201)
Attached to: For people running Perl conferences

Being one of the organizers guilty of this sin, I can only say Sorry. :-/

All conferences I've been involved in have had video teams, all of the teams were volunteers, and almost all of them found reasons not to finish the monumental task of editing the recorded material.

This sucks, but as long as the conferences are super-cheap and volunteer-based, I don't see an easy way out of this. Video editing is difficult, time-consuming and tedious. It's really hard to ask people to spend their precious time on boring stuff, and the few times someone says yes, they quickly figure out their mistake and "drop out."

Last year's Nordic Perl Workshop in Oslo is one of the later victims of this. :-(

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  Comment: Thanks! (Score 1) on 2010.04.12 17:47

by sjn on 2010.04.12 17:47 (#71888)
Attached to: The Easter Hackathon

Thanks for the recap; I love reading them! :)

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  Comment: Good service (Score 1) on 2010.04.06 16:01

by sjn on 2010.04.06 16:01 (#71844)
Attached to: Perl 6 Design Minutes for 31 March 2010

I agree. Thanks for writing these reports! :)

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  Journal: Going to FOSDEM! :-D on 2010.02.03 9:51

Journal by sjn on 2010.02.03 9:51
User Journal

I'll be helping at the Perl stand at FOSDEM in Brussels this weekend. I'm bringing some promotional material (somewhat inspired by the cards Oslo.pm gave away at YAPC::EU::2008 and at NPW'09) and hopefully they'll go well over.

Looking forward to the beer, meeting people and do my first public announcement of that project I've been dreaming about the last few years.

See you there? :)

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  Comment: Nice! (Score 1) on 2010.01.29 19:26

Awesome to see Vienna.pm do this. Kudos! :D

I hope you guys get a really nice and productive weekend at Metalab (and say hi to Kyrah from the Oslo hackerspace guys! :)

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  Journal: And the new Oslo.pm leader is.... on 2009.11.26 17:48

Journal by sjn on 2009.11.26 17:48
User Journal

MRAMBERG!

Grats!

It's been a great 7-year ride, with lots of ups and downs, two Nordic Perl Workshops, two hackathons and a consistant push at giving the local Perl people in Oslo a regular meetingplace for talking about all kinds of things (sometimes even Perl-related stuff. :)

I'm sure Oslo.pm is in good hands now. Good luck, Marcus! (But just in case, I'll still hang around and play the role of the grumpy old fart. ;)

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  Comment: Nice! (Score 1) on 2009.11.11 3:30

by sjn on 2009.11.11 3:30 (#71089)
Attached to: The Rakudo-ng branch

It's sooo nice to read these updates. Thanks! ^^

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  Comment: Welcome to use.perl.org! (Score 1) on 2009.10.21 9:42

by sjn on 2009.10.21 9:42 (#70933)
Attached to: Why I signed-up on use Perl, or, why I like PDL

Hope you'll find the stay useful. :)

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  Comment: Re:Re-testing? (Score 1) on 2009.10.20 11:47

by sjn on 2009.10.20 11:47 (#70929)
Attached to: Downgrading Moose

Retesting would likely involve installing tests alongside the code, something we've never done before.

It does?

Wouldn't it be enough just to register the wish for retesting when some modules are installed, and then give a proper warning such a module is (about to be) installed? (Later, the warning could be picked up by the build tool and perhaps acted upon.)

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  Comment: Re-testing? (Score 1) on 2009.10.20 9:58

by sjn on 2009.10.20 9:58 (#70925)
Attached to: Downgrading Moose

Just stray thought;

Would it be sensible to have some kind of "re-testing" infrastructure? E.g. when testing some new module before upgrade, one also checks if there are any other packages that would like re-testing, but with the upgraded version.

I'm thinking this "re-testing" would at least give authors a faster feedback, presumably reducing the necessity for downgrading in the long run. :)

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  Comment: Reviews (Score 1) on 2009.10.18 9:40

by sjn on 2009.10.18 9:40 (#70912)
Attached to: The definitive Guide to Catalyst

Please write a review of the book when you're done! ;-)

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  Journal: How I use use.perl.org on 2009.10.14 11:25

Journal by sjn on 2009.10.14 11:25
User Journal

When I look for Perl stories/news, I actually check out use.perl.org first (then followed by different blog feeds I subscribe to with bloglines.com). That may sound weird, but I find the journal entries here very useful and informative, and when something shows up on the front page it's almost always something I'd like to know.

So when visiting use.perl.org I'm mostly looking for the following 3 things:

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  Comment: the Perl Onion (Score 1) on 2009.09.14 7:30

by sjn on 2009.09.14 7:30 (#70579)
Attached to: My favorite Perl logo

The Onion may seem a bit dry.
Try peel it, and cry out - "a lie!"
In tears you're still happy to say.
The Onion did make you, good day.

- Salve J. Nilsen (Oslo.pm, without poetic license.)

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  Comment: Logo for the times we're in (Score 1) on 2009.09.11 9:47

by sjn on 2009.09.11 9:47 (#70562)
Attached to: A reason to like the Perl 6 logo

I think it's a great logo, but because of it's effect and not it's artisitc merit (I think it's as ugly as anything I've seen.) I'd guess the logo's purose is to motivate someone with talent to come up with something better (to which I really hope it succeeds. :)

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