In the wheels being reinvented department James has started hacking on Munge. It's fun, and self-hosting very quickly.
Did the inevitable bugfix release of Siesta. Twice. (doh!)
So very tired. Discovered something wonderful on the Eurostar back to London - In the bios settions for the laptop (available while the OS is booted no less) there's a "stay awake when the lid is shut" option.
Henceforth my laptop will be combined with my bluetooth adapter to make a rather bulky, diskspace challenged iPod equivalent, controlled by my phone. Bwahahaha.
p5p day. Woke up around 10, pondered more sleep, much much more. Moved rooms and then wandered around for about an hour trying to find somewhere to eat; eventually found a sandwich shop about 5 minutes up the road from the hotel (I turned left, it was to the right)
Caught the tail end of the parrot bof, then ate kangaroo at the Tavern.
The main p5p meeting followed afterwards, which was both good and frustrating, though thankfully not in equal measure. I wound up volunteering to coordinate perlbug triage, of which I'll write when all the details get hammered out.
Knocked up a simple script to analyse a FreeBSD ports tree and report on which CPAN distributions were represented. That'll eventually be a Module::CPANTS::Generator module.
Bought my sombrero back in the auction, complete with hand drawn crayon art by, well, me.
Siesta release! Spent most of the morning cranking it out. In doing it I rushed out a release of Email::LocalDelivery just before
./Build disttest showed up a small bug in the
In a mildly hairbrained scheme we agreed to drink a shot of tequila every time I said Siesta during the talk. I unwisely also opted to play. All the combatants donated 50 euros to YAS, so I think we netted 300 euros in the 40 minutes of the talk.
Apart from YAS, there was no clear winner of the challenge, though due
to a lack of prior planning I had my bottle taken away from me when
the other players ran out, so I'm claiming victory for myself
Awoke with a mild headache, clearly it was sinus trouble and not possibly any form of hangover, oh no.
Breakfasted with Belfast.pm, then wandered to the venue to set up my laptop for Nick Clark's When Perl Isn't Fast Enough talk. Having already read chunks of the talk in an early form I helped Earle debug his DHCP issues and then wandered about a little. Leon captured some of my soul in exchange for a nice orange badge, and I helped out a little with converting a flat-file based app to use DBD::SQLite.
Returned from lunch a little late and accidentally conspired in an interruption to one of MJD's tutorials. Ooops.
Checked in with Simon who had been doing chunks of work on
tossed a few executive decisions in his direction and started to catch
up on email.
The CPANTS bof was thought provoking. Some of the thoughts could even be classified as non-destructive. Expect a flurry of hacking on that sometime around Friday.
Went for a nice relaxing walk with blech down to the Eiffel Tower from the big needle thingy. He took photos, I mumbled a bit about how to code up some more CPANTS metrics, though I'm very tempted by attempting a piescrow bot instead.
Got back to the hotel and ran into a chunk of Belfast.pm and Mark playing cards. Diabolical schemes were plotted over pizza, and we were warned of the complexities of paying for cabs over the water.
Being too hot too sleep I knocked a few things off the
list taking us down to two items, one being a slightly tedious bit of
the web interface, the other to batten down the hatches for a release.
Now that's JIT programming in action.
Oh, and retro-blogged to Saturday.
YAPC::Europe day 0. Not going to be that much hacking for the next couple of days, move along if you really wanted that.
Got the tube down to Paris with chunks of London.pm; Mark and I were
both kindof busy with last minute stuff. I drew a whole new bunch of
diagrams and then reworked a chunk of the talk to make use of the
released state of
Siesta (or at least it will be by the time people
see the slides). Mark was still busy exposing bugs in
Parse::RecDescent with his slide generation tool.
Dropped things off at the hotel and wandered off down to CNAM for
earlybird registration. Couple of bars later we had formulated the
Siesta challenge, a sure-fire fundraiser for YAS. Details will be
revealed leading up till the Thursday 14:00 start time.
A mini-hackfest evolved on the kitchen table. I was working on getting the
Siesta TODO down to a point where the rest can be
fitted in around YAPC::Europe sessions. Next Mark sat down and
started rewriting his
axpoint preprocessor as a Parse::RecDescent
based thingy as he was starting to really hit the limits of sanity
that his regex-based v1 could cope with. Then fairly soon after that
Simon came over and did some more hacking on
The patch rate, she is scaring me.
Spent some qualitee time with the Google image search updating my Device::Ericsson::AccessoryMenu talk ahead of presenting it to London.pm tonight.
The lineup looks really good.