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sigzero (5768)

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I am the proverbial "accidental" programmer. I have found that I really like Perl and programming so I am pursuing that route now. I am the Debian systems administrator and junior Perl programmer for a company called Inspire.

Journal of sigzero (5768)

Saturday August 29, 2009
10:02 AM

Perl6 site...really...I give up

I cannot tell you how painful it was to go to that site. Camelia? A buttefly?! WTF!

All the talk about modern Perl and nice looking web sites for Perl was lost on somebody apparently.

Friday February 13, 2009
10:15 PM

Programming Perl Certificate Series (O'Reilly)

Programming Perl Certificate Series

We're just now putting together the specifications of this series; stay tuned.

Estimated Release: December 2009

Anybody know anything about it?

Friday January 02, 2009
06:50 PM

No Perl 5.10 FreeBSD port...kinda sucks.

I use NearlyFreeSpeech to host some sites. I saw that they ran Python side by side using two versions. So I asked the question about running 5.10 along with 5.8.8 and was told FBSD doesn't have it as an official port.


Tuesday October 21, 2008
12:51 PM

Wow...Java and Perl are alike!!!

"The other reason for choosing Java was that after the release of 1.5 it is much like Perl in terms of data structures (aka Collections) and ease of programming, but more efficient and faster."

Ooooo...ahhhh. lol


Wednesday September 10, 2008
10:28 PM

New O'Reilly site layout

I don't know if I was just so comfortable with the old O'Reilly site layout or it's a nebulous something "else" but I am finding it really hard to like the new layout.

Friday September 05, 2008
07:52 PM

A short talk with a Java developer

I will start this off by saying I like and respect this person as a Java developer.

[me] $coworker is having problems with the CLASSPATH on the command line.
[dev] I don't know how to do that either.
[me] Really?
[dev] eclipse takes care of that for me and I haven't had to do that in years.
[me] Mmmm...uh...okay.

Thursday May 01, 2008
08:04 AM

What OO paradigm?

There is the "standard" way to do Perl objects and there are these things called InsideOut objects that Object::InsideOut and Class::InsideOut help you with.

Do Perl programmers just stick with the "standard" or is InsideOut being used more?

I know there is Moose as well...

Tuesday April 29, 2008
07:22 PM

This is my blog (the bloggers creed)

This is my blog. There are many like it, but this one is mine. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my blog is useless. Without my blog, I am useless. My blog is human, even as I am human, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses and its strengths. I will keep my blog clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other.

Wednesday April 23, 2008
08:37 PM

Sometimes life just throws it at you...

A really good friend of mine was complaining about not feeling well yesterday. Today he is in a coma because of a brain tumor. Holy crap I have no idea sometimes.

Saturday February 09, 2008
12:45 PM

A big decision

Well, I interviewed with a Perl company in the DC area. They do mod_perl stuff and are pretty much a Perl only shop. It is a great opportunity to jump deeply in the Perl side. They use Perl and Debian plus some XEN stuff. I like the people I met, the company mission, the $$$ package (includes stock options). I just have to think about "the drive" to and from work. Oh and that would only be 3 days a week. I get to telecommute Tues and Thurs which works great for the family Tae Kwon Do work outs.

Think think think