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  • Hi nicholas!

    I've been subscribed the use.perl.org feed for a while now to follow up on all the interesting perl news. But one thing I don't like are political posts, especially those that you've posted recently, several in a row.

    Now I respect you as a programmer and a large contributor to the Perl core and other Perl projects, but I still don't want to read such disturbing blog posts.

    I suggest that you (and everybody else) refrain from posting political posts here. If you still wish to write them, th

    • There will be only one blog. It will contain random thoughts that are currently on my mind, that are sufficiently interesting to be published, and sufficiently uninteresting so as to remain publishable. There is a reason why there's so little here about Perl or Perl related matters.

      There are a lot of political entries just recently because it's on my mind. If you don't like my blog, you really won't like Guido Fawkes' blog [order-order.com]. Whereas I'm finding it quite amusing.

      For example, the most recent entry is:

      Margaret Moran, Labour MP for Luton South, has announced she will pay back £22,500 claimed to treat dry rot in the house in Southampton (100 miles from her Luton constituency) that she shares with her partner as a result of “constituents’ anger at the current fees regime”. Constitutents anger with her more like.

      and I find I agree with this one completely. (But no, I don't agree with a fair amount of what he writes, or sometimes with how he writes it). And I really like the Yes Minister inspired Guido’s guide to the lies you will be hearing [order-order.com].

      • You say you only want to have one blog where you'll post about everything, including political posts. In that case, let me tell you a story from my own experience.

        I used to have only one blog - first at Advogato and then at LiveJournal [livejournal.com]. I posted everything I wanted there whether technical or non-technical. At one point I received some important input [livejournal.com] that said that this particular reader was not interested in my technical posts (like vim tips, Linux bugs, etc.), and would rather have them separated.

        • I hope you understand that your subscribers may opt out of it, if they feel your blog no longer meets their expectations.

          It's a blog, dammit. It's there to meet the expectations of the author. In the case of this particular author, he's not doing it to maximise readership, or maximise feedback comments. So he's not overly concerned whether the second, first or zeroth derivative of the number of subscribers is positive, negative, real, complex, or even so wacko that it's only accurately measured using quate