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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Mmm. Pudge and I have talked about this offline. Promoting blogging or blog consumption to a daily TODO item can lead to madness. Personally, I run through my "friends" list on use.perl.org, NVP [noopy.org], HFB [hietaniemi.org] and Jmac [jmac.org]. I also will check out blogs of people who comment on blogs (oddly enough). It seems like there is an interesting excerise in data mining in watching blogs, although I can't quite formulate what that excerise would be. Monitoring productivity loss in the work place, maybe? :-)

    • RSS Aggregators can make this easier for you--you get one page with links to all the latest news. Not that I use one, of course. A while ago I was spending two or three hours reading blogs a day, and that was just insane. Of course, I could claim it was research for the Essential Blogging book :-)

      I have a handful of non-use.perl blogs that I read. I'm just wondering whether I'm missing good stuff.

      As for datamining, I really want to gather a hundred peoples' bookmarks files and use clustering to see if I can easily spot an OS X weenie vs a closet Java programmer etc. :-) The interesting blog mining is done by blogdex [mit.edu] and the daypop top 40 [daypop.com].

      --Nat

      • I have a handful of non-use.perl blogs that I read. I'm just wondering whether I'm missing good stuff.

        I read a whole bunch of journals here, mostly to see what perl people are doing and see what my friends have to say here. Oh, and I check out the oreillynet blogs pretty regularly too. :-)

        For non-useperl blogs, I look for something that's interesting that contains news/links I won't find anywhere else. I've gotten into lisp recently, so I'm reading lemonodor [lemonodor.com], Lambda the Ultimate [weblogs.com] daily, and Paul Gra [paulgraham.com]