wnodom's Journal http://use.perl.org/~wnodom/journal/ wnodom'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. 2012-01-25T02:22:52+00:00 pudge pudge@perl.org Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 wnodom's Journal http://use.perl.org/images/topics/useperl.gif http://use.perl.org/~wnodom/journal/ TPF: New Steering Committee Chairman http://use.perl.org/~wnodom/journal/27686?from=rss <p>I'm happy to announce that I'm now <b>just</b> the TPF president.<code><nobr> <wbr></nobr>:)</code> </p><p>A couple of weeks ago, the TPF Steering Committee elected Richard Dice to serve as the new committee chairman. He now has the fun and exciting job of coordinating the day-to-day activities of the Steering Committee, keeping tabs on all the little details, making sure that the right people over <i>here</i> talk to the right people over <i>there</i>, and generally making sure Stuff Gets Done. Richard recently organized the very successful Toronto YAPC, so he's got lots of experience gently-but-firmly guiding difficult tasks to completion. Much thanks to Richard for stepping into this role; we're in good hands.</p> wnodom 2005-11-21T23:12:20+00:00 journal stlouis.pm lives! http://use.perl.org/~wnodom/journal/27631?from=rss <p>Andy Lester (a.k.a. <a href="http://use.perl.org/~petdance/">petdance</a>) was kind enough to drive the five hours down from Chicago to speak with the <a href="http://stlouis.pm.org/">St. Louis Perl Mongers</a> tonight. He came prepared to talk about any of his perennial topics -- testing, estimation, building CPAN modules, Mech, Quinn -- and allowed the crowd to select the presentation. We selected "The A-Z Guide To Becoming a CPAN Author," but it was really more of a starting point; the discussion roamed freely among lots of other subjects as well.</p><p>A small group of us went out for dinner and drinks after the meeting, where Andy and I waxed rhapsodic about the wonders of test-driven development, continuous integration, source control... you know, all the good stuff that too few people use. It was a very good time, and a nice way to re-launch the local PM group. Here's hoping next month and the months to come are just as successful.</p> wnodom 2005-11-18T07:05:41+00:00 journal Grrr. http://use.perl.org/~wnodom/journal/27065?from=rss You know, nothing makes you appreciate Subversion more than a couple of days fighting with CVS. wnodom 2005-10-07T16:36:51+00:00 journal New toy (and advice wanted) http://use.perl.org/~wnodom/journal/22079?from=rss <p> After many years of poorly-concealed lust and envy, I finally have a shiny new PowerBook. I've worked my way through the setup and registration, and I've tweaked a few preferences here and there, but it's still in a very vanilla state at the moment. </p><p> So hook me up -- what do you hardcore Mac OS X folks recommend to get this machine ready for serious work, Perl and otherwise? </p> wnodom 2004-11-30T22:29:54+00:00 apple High expectations http://use.perl.org/~wnodom/journal/21202?from=rss <p> From a <a href="http://jobs.perl.org/job/1852">recent posting</a> to jobs.perl.org: </p><blockquote><div><p> <i> Developer with extensive knowledge of PERL and ability to code 7.5K to 10K lines per day </i></p></div> </blockquote><p>Um, yeah.</p> wnodom 2004-10-05T19:44:00+00:00 journal Origami camel http://use.perl.org/~wnodom/journal/21016?from=rss <p> <a href="http://tmtowtdi.com/images/origami_camel.jpg">Here's what happens</a> when Lindsey asks her programmer dad to make origami animals with her. </p> wnodom 2004-09-23T04:17:07+00:00 journal The score so far http://use.perl.org/~wnodom/journal/20974?from=rss <blockquote><div><p> <tt>IntelliJ:&nbsp; 497<br>Me:&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 1</tt></p></div> </blockquote> wnodom 2004-09-20T20:21:44+00:00 java It's Official http://use.perl.org/~wnodom/journal/13445?from=rss I've been back at work for a full day now, and I can say with great certainty that it's not <i>nearly</i> as much fun as OSCON. wnodom 2003-07-14T22:12:03+00:00 journal