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  Comment: Re:hacking in a nicer error message? (Score 1) on 2010.01.22 16:53

Nice first hack though. Seriously.

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  Comment: Solaris (Score 1) on 2009.10.02 17:43

by vek on 2009.10.02 17:43 (#70766)
Attached to: Solaris Fail

I've developed on Solaris for years and actually think it's quite a nice platform. When we bring a new host online I always ask the nice sysadmins to do two things

1) Install gnu tools.
2) Build a stock Perl from scratch.

Once done, I'm quite the happy developer. But yeah, I've felt your pain in the past. Just that now I know how to make things a little less painful.

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  Comment: Disagree (Score 1) on 2009.09.01 16:12

by vek on 2009.09.01 16:12 (#70427)
Attached to: Why you need a designer to do it

Oh no, that's not suck. That's really really good actually. Really good.

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  Comment: Re:Fix It! (Score 1) on 2009.08.31 13:06

by vek on 2009.08.31 13:06 (#70378)
Attached to: Perl6 site...really...I give up

If you have a better design, nothing stands in the way of your improvements.

I certainly couldn't do a better design. I'm not a graphic designer and can't draw a straight line with a ruler. I know when I'm out of my element and wouldn't even attempt it. Would you say that precludes me from being able to voice that I like or dislike something?

For example, I think the site looks unprofessional. Am I allowed to hold that opinion just because I couldn't do better or should I keep quiet?

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  Comment: Re:it's easy pickin' (Score 1) on 2009.08.31 12:57

by vek on 2009.08.31 12:57 (#70377)
Attached to: Website hatred or...

For me it has nothing to do with Perl6. I think as it stands the site looks extremely unprofessional. It makes me cringe to look at it to be honest.

Now, could I do any better? Absolutely not. I'm not a graphic designer, nor can I draw a straight line with a ruler. I know when I'm out of my element and wouldn't even attempt it. But does that mean I can't voice my opinion? No it doesn't. I know when I like something. I know when I dislike something.

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  Comment: not just local::lib related (Score 1) on 2009.08.27 12:04

by vek on 2009.08.27 12:04 (#70288)
Attached to: Modern Perl Books - A Comment

Looks like search in general is hosed on that site.

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  Comment: Sorry (Score 1) on 2009.08.12 0:16

by vek on 2009.08.12 0:16 (#69992)
Attached to: Use packages?

The original code is instantly understandable and the intent clear. Now when someone reads your new packages code, they have to pause for a few seconds to figure out what it does and why. I'm not entirely sure that extra speed bump is worth it.

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  Comment: Thank you (Score 1) on 2009.07.30 18:06

by vek on 2009.07.30 18:06 (#69803)
Attached to: Improving perldoc.perl.org load times

I just wanted to say thanks for the work you've put into this. JFDI at its finest. It's a thankless task and seeing some of the less than helpful replies to some of your perldoc posts here makes me shake my head. Your work is appreciated mate.

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  Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) on 2009.07.30 15:44

by vek on 2009.07.30 15:44 (#69798)
Attached to: Mojolicious::Lite

I think you're missing the target audience for this though. Let's be honest, whether you like the language or not, PHP ate our lunch here. Users can just upload some files in a directory on their web server, and it "just works".

In an enterprisey environment would I want Catalyst? Sure. But are users with their cheap hosting plans going to be able to install a Catalyst app? Prolly not.

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  Comment: Re:Sorry, but it's ugly, ugly, ugly (Score 1) on 2009.07.20 17:03

by vek on 2009.07.20 17:03 (#69552)
Attached to: Major update to perldoc.perl.org

Wow, that was helpful. Well done.

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  Comment: Re:What Complaints? (Score 1) on 2009.07.08 11:52

by vek on 2009.07.08 11:52 (#69377)
Attached to: There is no Perl web hosting problem!

He didn't link to it, but I have a sneaky suspicion he's referring to this ;-)

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  Comment: Re:Maybe, but that commit is a bad one (Score 1) on 2009.06.11 11:52

by vek on 2009.06.11 11:52 (#69057)
Attached to: Source code should look professional...

Agreed. And he was totally inconsistent. Sometimes he'd just replace the naughty word, sometimes he'd remove the entire comment. He even removed an entire debug line because of a naughty word.

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  Comment: Re:good interviews (Score 1) on 2009.05.11 18:30

by vek on 2009.05.11 18:30 (#68522)
Attached to: Catalyst to Moose Porting: The Matt S. Trout Interview

Agreed.

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  Comment: Jamie? (Score 1) on 2009.05.05 17:55

by vek on 2009.05.05 17:55 (#68459)
Attached to: Retail therapy

What no Jamie And The Magic Torch?

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  Comment: Link? (Score 1) on 2009.04.22 15:42

by vek on 2009.04.22 15:42 (#68244)
Attached to: Testing pings with Test::Ping

Do you have a link to your GitHub repo? Cheers.

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