zatoichi's Journal zatoichi'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. 2012-01-25T02:33:42+00:00 pudge Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 zatoichi's Journal A good Linux laptop? I am looking for a good (preferrably cheap: less than $700) laptop to install Linux on. If you have had success with a particular brand let me know. zatoichi 2005-03-23T15:27:55+00:00 journal A rant: The Perl Journal I subscribed last year because it was $9.95 for the PDF version. I thought that was a pretty good deal because Perl is pretty much where my interest lies. I login today and now I have to pay $19.95 for the "All Access Membership" which gives me TPJ and other CMP stuff which I don't even want. I only want TPJ! I am not going to pay $20 to get it though. Okay I feel better. zatoichi 2005-02-21T15:17:05+00:00 journal Ah Apple...(or Gone to the "dark" side) <p>After long discussions with the wife, we are now proud owners of two of the new iBooks. We are leaving the Windows world for new horizons.</p><p>w00t!</p> zatoichi 2004-10-25T22:24:57+00:00 journal Java or Perl part deux <p>There is an unofficial contents between me (Perl) and another programmer (Java) at work. We are both "racing" to complete a reporting system. Which basically takes data out of Oracle and formats it real pretty like for the users to look at.</p><p>I haven't decided whether to go with Template-Toolkit or CGI-Application but I have prototyped two separate apps with each (one with TT and one with CA) and the Java programmer is struggling to get one up.</p><p>I looked at the Java code (and it didn't blind me) and I couldn't believe how much code is needed just to talk to Oracle and get stuff out.</p> zatoichi 2004-10-21T23:03:13+00:00 journal Java vs Perl for the Web <p>I am just wondering what would drive someone to choose Java over Perl for doing web application development.</p><p>I am having a lot of fun using Perl and Template Toolkit.</p> zatoichi 2004-10-14T22:26:40+00:00 journal I hate work! <p>We do people never ask the systems administrator if something is possible or where a server resides? People at work have been arguing for a month about how to use a piece of equipment and in one sentence I could have given the answer but was I asked? Nope.</p><p>Idiots they are!</p> zatoichi 2004-08-23T15:52:55+00:00 journal I wonder if... <p>I wonder if I could get away with not doing my job while looking for another job (and still be paid)?</p><p> <a href="">"YOU'RE GOING TO FIND US WORKING"</a></p> zatoichi 2004-07-19T21:58:26+00:00 journal Learning Perl v3: Chapter 2 <p>This is about scalars and strings.</p><p>I did all the excercises and got them right.</p><p>I have never been sure when writing code before now (like in a 'die' statement) whether to use || or the OR operator. I am sure it will become apparent or at least more so as I go through the excercises.</p><p>I am typing in and testing all the examples as well as doing all the excercises. Learn by doing is the best way.</p><p> <small>note: this actually catches me up as I am in the 3rd chapter.</small> </p> zatoichi 2004-02-24T23:05:32+00:00 journal Learning Perl v3: Chapter 1 <p>A step into history. Perl's, of course.</p><p>Chapter 1 was basically a journey through the history of Perl. It also had how to get it and how to install it among other things.</p><p>I am on Windows (for now) and using ActiveStates version of Perl. So the setup was easy. I messed around with 'perldoc' because I read in the comp.lang.perl.misc newsgroup that it was a very good Perl tool to know.</p><p>I have made a resolution that my Perl code will not be "line noise".</p><p>My mantra will be:<br> <br> <b> use strict;<br> use warnings;<br> comment as needed<br> clarity above brevity<br></b> </p> zatoichi 2004-02-24T22:54:14+00:00 journal My Perl arsenal... <p>I have purchased "The Perl CD Bookshelf v4" from O'Reilly. It was recommended by a friend of mine. I will be going through the book "Learning Perl v3 by Randal L. Schwartz and Tom Phoenix". And then I will go on to the second book "Learning Perl Objects, References &amp; Modules" by the same two guys.</p><p>I also have the whole plethora of Perl resources on the Internet.</p><p>I think I am well prepared.</p> zatoichi 2004-02-24T22:37:56+00:00 journal First Post <p>I have decided to learn Perl.</p><p>I have also decided to write about my journey.</p><p>I am currently a SysAdmin on contract. I admin Windows 2000 and HP/UX boxes. I will eventually be getting into Oracle as well. My church website needs to be redone and I am going to do it in Perl/MySQL/CGI.</p><p>I have no formal programming experience beyond a couple college courses and a desire to be good Perl programmer. That is what is going to make this fun.</p><p>The journey has begun.</p> zatoichi 2004-02-24T22:33:57+00:00 journal