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Perl, Web, Database developer, and Milton Keynes Perl Monger [pm.org].
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  Comment: Thank You (Score 1) on 2010.08.17 7:30

by tomhukins on 2010.08.17 7:30 (#72321)
Attached to: TPF News website redesign

I've sent several email messages to various people at TPF over the past few years pointing out that the news blog has no links back to the main Web site. I've been told links aren't necessary, asked to wait patiently, and more recently ignored.

I notice that this new design has several links to related parts of the main site. I'm very pleased that people who find themselves on TPF's blog but don't know what TPF does can now follow these links to find out.

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  Comment: Re:Nice! (Score 1) on 2010.07.01 9:29

by tomhukins on 2010.07.01 9:29 (#72134)
Attached to: Test counts and vim

Yes, I use CTRL-X too, but I got confused when writing this. I guess touch typing has some disadvantages..

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  Journal: Test counts and vim on 2010.07.01 3:05

Journal by tomhukins on 2010.07.01 3:05
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My current favourite vim trick when writing tests in Perl is CTRL-A.

My tests contain a line near the top that looks like use Test::More tests => 12 where my test suite has 12 tests. I move my cursor over the number 12 and type mc which sets a mark labelled "c" for test count.

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  Comment: Re:Another plus for following standards (Score 1) on 2009.11.09 4:24

by tomhukins on 2009.11.09 4:24 (#71069)
Attached to: Using CPAN's Toolchain to Improve Your Code

Thanks, that's a good point. I discussed this idea during my talk and like it a lot, but unfortunately you wouldn't know that from the slides alone.

I dislike posting slides because they don't capture everything mentioned during a talk, but I post them anyway because I figure they're better than nothing.

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  Comment: Re:ExtUtils::ModuleMaker (Score 1) on 2009.11.09 4:20

by tomhukins on 2009.11.09 4:20 (#71067)
Attached to: Using CPAN's Toolchain to Improve Your Code

Thanks for the clarification: I should have investigated before mentioning it.

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  Journal: Using CPAN's Toolchain to Improve Your Code on 2009.11.03 15:27

Journal by tomhukins on 2009.11.03 15:27
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I've given a talk on using the techniques as CPAN authors use in their public code in your private code twice this year: originally at Milton Keynes Perl Mongers in April, then at YAPC Europe in August.

And finally I have put my slides online!

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  Comment: ..or an easier keyword search (Score 1) on 2009.07.24 7:40

by tomhukins on 2009.07.24 7:40 (#69599)
Attached to: git firefox search?

You can also right click on the search box and select the "Add a Keyword for this Search" option if you feel especially lazy.

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  Journal: Milton Keynes Perl Mongers Technical Meeting, April 2009 on 2009.04.23 5:22

Journal by tomhukins on 2009.04.23 5:22
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Last Thursday, Milton Keynes Perl Mongers held our second technical meeting of the year. How organised of us!

We had a typically varied, interesting set of talks, reflecting the different things we use Perl for.

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  Journal: Using Test::Deep with Test::Builder on 2009.03.17 9:50

Journal by tomhukins on 2009.03.17 9:50
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I find Test::Deep very useful when writing tests. It's very handy for checking complicated data structures in all sorts of different ways.

Recently I wanted to use Test::Deep in my own Test::Builder test subclass. I discovered Test::Deep::NoTest which seemed useful: it lets me call functions from Test::Deep without them expecting to run directly within a test script themselves.

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  Comment: Re:perlsurvey.org registration lapsed (Score 1) on 2009.03.11 8:29

by tomhukins on 2009.03.11 8:29 (#67762)
Attached to: Perl Survey results released

I've just been pointed at Data::PerlSurvey2007 on CPAN that contains the results, albeit in their raw form without the presentation that used to exist on perlsurvey.org.

Thanks, Ilmari.

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  Comment: perlsurvey.org registration lapsed (Score 1) on 2009.03.11 8:12

by tomhukins on 2009.03.11 8:12 (#67761)
Attached to: Perl Survey results released

Thank you for publishing these results.

Now that the registration for perlsurvey.org has lapsed where can we find them?

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  Journal: Resuscitating Cambridge Perl Mongers on 2009.03.04 6:47

Journal by tomhukins on 2009.03.04 6:47
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Cambridge Perl Mongers held our first meeting in a while last night. Seven of us met in a pub and discussed all sorts of things - even a little Perl.

We plan to meet every month - next month's meeting will take place on April 1st.

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  Comment: Frustrating, but.. (Score 1) on 2009.02.26 6:14

by tomhukins on 2009.02.26 6:14 (#67629)
Attached to: Another wrong way to filter Spam

That's frustrating, but I think Ask and Robert do a great job of managing pm.org mail.

I look after a list on there and very little spam gets through. I also post to various pm.org/perl.org lists and whenever I've encountered problems one of the system managers has resolved it quickly or suggested a workaround.

Spam filtering is hard, and I generally find pm.org strikes a good balance.

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  Journal: MiltonKeynes.pm Technical Meeting on 2009.01.15 12:49

Journal by tomhukins on 2009.01.15 12:49
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Milton Keynes Perl Mongers held our first meeting of 2009 on Tuesday.

Most of the meeting consisted of lightning talks where the speakers told us how they have used Perl to solve problems at the BBC, the Open University, Lovefilm and various investment banks.

We also heard about how the new online shop Penny's Arcade relies on Perl.

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