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  • Well, no message has been sent out to subscribers (either via email or snail mail); and surely publishers of the Perl Journal will act responsibly when dealing with their subscribers. If it were the case, however, that TPJ has been shut down, I expect at least the electronic archives to be available, if only to subscribers.

    I trust either or both of this will happen without delay.
    We are Perl. Your table will be assimilated. Surrender your beer. Resistance is futile.
  • Actually, you can still get to TPJ. [] I can still log in and read articles.
  • Apparently [] came back up either Tuesday
    or Wednesday. There is a brief TPJ dicussion
    over on perlmonks [] also.
  • I got "official" word from TPJ, although it doesn't say much. This was included in the reply to a request for information and address change I sent in a month ago (only got the reply a week ago, give or take)

    >As of Dec 26 2000, EarthWeb has announced a strategic reorganization of its
    >businesses. Essentially, EarthWeb will focus on Career Solutions, and will
    >shed its content business. At this moment, the status for The Perl Journal
    >is unclear.
    >Issue 19, Fall 2000, was the last issue
  • I do have a complete mirror on my hard disk made about two weeks ago using a borrowed TPJ account. This after I discovered that my account (which should have worked) no longer allowed me to log in.

    But what to do with it? Putting it online somewhere is going to get someone in hot water. And I'd rather not see that happen?

    Suggestions? Post a followup.

  • I (and 49 other random subscribers of TPJ) just received a form mail from Jon Orwant - "once and hopefully future editor of TPJ" - trying to verify the accuracy of the EarthWeb subscription database. Apparently this is in preparation for "trying to find an new home for TPJ", so meybe TPJ has a future after all!


  • How did you create the mirror? Since the site is apparently still online, you could describe how to mirror this in a convenient way (LWP::UserAgent, HTTP::Cookies ?!).

    Then all the subscribers could follow your instructions and everybody is happy... How does this sound?

  • After talking with Someone Who Knows, I'd just like to caution that putting TPJ on the web would cause serious harm to ever seeing it revived again in some other form.

    However, it's possible to mirror a site like this for your own private use. In case things go terribly wrong. Easy? I dunno. I hardly ever do things the easy way. Here's what I did:

    1. Get out a copy of ngrep, tcpdump, or whatever your favorite TCP sniffer program is. Mine is ngrep at the moment. Fire it up, capture http sessions.
    2. Sur
  • Be sure to make submit a post when they decide to start doing business again. I finally got fed up and got a full refund last Friday. Told them I'd come back when they re-introduced some compentency to The Perl Journal project. Sounds like its not far off.
  • Don't worry; as soon as we get word what is going on with TPJ, we'll publish a story.