sjn's Journal sjn'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. 2012-01-25T02:38:31+00:00 pudge Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 sjn's Journal Going to FOSDEM! :-D <p>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 gave away at YAPC::EU::2008 and at NPW'09) and hopefully they'll go well over.</p><p>Looking forward to the beer, meeting people and do my first public announcement of that <a href="">project</a> I've been dreaming about the last few years.</p><p>See you there?<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:)</p> sjn 2010-02-03T14:51:01+00:00 journal And the new leader is.... <p>MRAMBERG!</p><p>Grats!</p><p>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.<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:)</p><p>I'm sure 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.<nobr> <wbr></nobr>;)</p> sjn 2009-11-26T22:48:01+00:00 journal How I use <p>When I look for Perl stories/news, I actually check out first (then followed by different blog feeds I subscribe to with <a href=""></a>). 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.</p><p>So when visiting I'm mostly looking for the following 3 things:</p><ol> <li>What journals have been posted since last time I visited (or the last few days), read comments and perhaps write a comment now and then.</li><li>What's on the front page.</li><li>Post something in my use.perl journal.</li></ol><p>I'd love to see the website streamlined a little for this purpose. How often do journal entries end up on the front page (without using the story submission system)? How many editors does use.perl have, and how often do they check their use.perl inbox? Who can "rearrange" the front page so that journal entries get a more visibility?</p><p>Is there a group of people who are working on improving</p> sjn 2009-10-14T16:25:40+00:00 journal Happy 10th birthday, CPAN testers! <p>Ten years ago today the <a href="">first test post was submitted</a> to perl.cpan.testers. Well done for all you guys have done until now, and THANKS for the great job your're doing!<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:D</p> sjn 2009-08-28T07:23:30+00:00 journal Micropayments on CPAN/RT? <p>Has there been any discussions anywhere about setting up a scheme for managing micropayments and/or bounties on CPAN and/or the RT infrastructure?</p><p>With the recession and everything, it seems as such a useful feature to have.</p> sjn 2009-06-03T14:08:35+00:00 journal A Good Day for Hacking <p>Nordic Perl Workshop 2009 is done! I think it went acceptably well. Even got some of the attendees from Go Open to come listen to Perl talks. We even managed to give a bunch of new Perl baseball cards (just like the one with Larry, at YAPC::EU::2008.) If you want one of those, make sure to ask <a href="">the speakers</a> next time you see them.<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:)</p><p>Thanks go to everyone who showed up - the <a href="">attendees</a>, the <a href="">NPW volunteers</a>, the <a href="">Go Open organizers</a>, the <a href="">NUUG video group</a> and the sponsors: The <a href="">Norwegian Open Source Competence Center</a>, <a href="">Redpill Linpro</a>, The <a href="">Norwegian Meteorological Institute</a>, <a href="">ABC Startsiden</a>, <a href="">Opera Software</a>, <a href="">Onsite Solutions</a> and <a href="">Palmquist Consulting</a>.</p><p>Well done, everyone!</p><p>And now, let's get on with the <a href="">hackathon</a>!<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:) </p> sjn 2009-04-18T11:17:56+00:00 journal Welcome to the Nordic Perl Workshop 2009 <p>The venue is stunning, the schedule is done and the only thing is we need now is an idea on <a href="">how many people</a> will show up on each of the tracks. If you're coming, please log in on the site and <a href="">tell us which talks you intend to attend</a>! (Click on the stars in the schedule)</p><p>Oh, and wednesday evening we'll have a social meetup at <a href="">The Dubliner Folk Pub</a> from 18:00 and onwards. Hope to see you there!<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:)</p> sjn 2009-04-15T06:28:18+00:00 journal Nordic Perl Workshop 2009 Call for Papers <p>The <a href="">call for papers</a> is out now!</p><p>The workshop's topic is &quot;Your future with Perl&quot; and we're interested in hearing about your talks on these topics:</p><ul> <li>Perl 6, Rakudo, Parrot</li><li>Modern use of Perl</li><li>Good testing practices using Perl</li><li>Perl used in new and novel ways</li><li>Your Favourite Topic? (systems administration / life sciences / web development)</li></ul><p>To submit a proposal for a talk/presentation, please <a href="">register your proposed title and an abstract</a>.</p><p>Submissions are due midnight (23:59 CET) on January 11th 2009.</p><p>Oh, and if you want to keep up-to-date, then <a href="">subscribe to the NPW Atom feed</a>!</p> sjn 2008-10-16T12:10:45+00:00 events First update in a while <p>Seems I've been neglecting this journal a while...</p><p>Lots of things have happened since last time. <a href="">Oslo Perl Mongers</a> is still alive and kicking, and we've even come as far as finding time to arrange the third <a href="">Nordic Perl Workshop</a> this summer, which is kind of neat.<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:-)</p><p>I'll try to update this spot a bit more often now... (Yeah, I know... Promises, promises!)</p> sjn 2006-03-08T12:07:49+00:00 journal Finding people with organizitis <p>We didn't find anyone to talk about perl-stuff at the march <a href=""></a> meeting.<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:-( </p><p> <strong>How does one recognize Perl people with both organizitis and free time to spare?</strong> I think needs more people like that. I'm just mildly affected by that "disease" and that might not be enough to keep running... Sadly this can also affect our work with <a href="">COFSINO</a>, since we were asked if we could talk about Perl at the conference. *sigh*</p><p>In other news, my Grand Master Plan is slowly materializing into the form of a <a href="">website</a>. More info later!<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:)</p> sjn 2003-03-12T17:40:33+00:00 journal No more (formal) duties... <p>Last friday was my last day at <a href="">work</a>! Now I'm unemployed, and look forward to doing some of my own stuff...<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:)</p><p>Next Wednesday, one of the friendly fellows at <a href="">Linpro</a> will talk about Mail::Audit, and on how to gather lots of nice statistics using that and some other modules. It seems <a href=""></a> might very well keep on running! Let's hope someone will volunteer to talk about something next month...</p><p>In other news, I've started one of my smaller projects, namely a short lecture about <em>"101 Cool Things to Do with Perl."</em> I'm at number 16 or so, and adding new items as I go along exploring some of the more sick (read: fun) features of Perl. If you know of something cool, don't hesitate telling me!<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:)</p><p>Also I'm slowly starting on what's going to become my "big, huge, insanely cool project"... More details later!<nobr> <wbr></nobr>;)</p> sjn 2003-02-02T01:12:08+00:00 journal meeting on wednesday <p>So <a href="">the topic</a> has been decided, <a href="">the location</a> booked, <a href="">invitations are out</a> and <a href="">the website has been updated</a>. Let's hope I'll <a href=";subid=805">get some exposure</a> on the <a href="">use Perl; front page</a> too. The only thing left is that someone shows up at the first ordinary meeting! Yay!<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:)</p> sjn 2002-10-31T14:44:18+00:00 journal