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I'm Andy Lester, and I like to test stuff. I also write for the Perl Journal, and do tech edits on books. Sometimes I write code, too.

Journal of petdance (2468)

Journal Entry Date
Spiteful spam 2009.12.01 11:53
Rethinking the interface to CPAN 2008.04.06 2:04
ack 1.78 is out 2008.03.24 22:45
Who will take over perl101.org? 2008.03.03 11:26
Perl gratitude, 2007 2007.11.22 14:00
ack 1.70 adds context and line-specific matching 2007.11.04 22:50
New WWW::Mechanize and Test::WWW::Mechanize spiffiness 2007.10.31 12:13
Evolution requires mutation 2007.10.12 10:51
Today's snazzy ack trick 2007.08.24 22:56
Perl security done right 2007.08.10 10:00
Hello to Technorati 2007.08.01 12:02
how to get help wanted ads 2007.07.29 15:39
What should I work on for the hackathon? 2007.06.27 13:22
Prepare for consting! 2007.05.25 17:30
Help test WWW::Mechanize and its encoding fixes 2007.05.22 14:45
Source code comment of the day 2007.04.30 17:23
My new old job 2007.04.25 13:31
Allison on commit bits 2007.03.31 0:26
Please stop telling me about xkcd 2007.02.16 12:14
... that rhymes with "P" and that stands for "POOL"! 2007.02.11 1:00
February Chicago.PM: It's a dynamic language hootenanny 2007.01.31 0:08
I'm so proud 2006.12.06 15:56
Socialtext hackathon 12/6/2006 2006.12.05 22:05
Top 10 reasons to use ack 2006.11.29 23:53
Today's handy ack trick 2006.11.29 14:37
New Text::Balanced removes $& 2006.11.21 18:23
Anti-Perl FUD 2006.11.19 12:43
Krugle at the Chicago Hackathon 2006.10.20 14:21
WWW::Mechanize tries to support REST 2006.09.18 17:22
HTML::Tidy overhaul work is commencing 2006.09.18 10:17
I have a new blog 2006.08.31 1:47
How not to do Changes files 2006.08.30 14:15
Announcing the Chicago Hackathon 2006 2006.08.28 14:51
ack 1.26 is out 2006.08.24 20:54
Module::Depends::Tree 2006.08.20 0:16
New ack and WWW::Mechanize 2006.08.19 1:53
Hey kids, new WWW::Mechanize 2006.08.08 0:18
Someone take over HTML::Tree for me, please 2006.07.31 10:55
Having Makefile.PL ignore symlinks 2006.07.20 1:33
Happy birthday Iain 2006.07.15 18:19
My first batch of Perl::Critic extensions 2006.07.14 23:33
Calling for Parrot janitors 2006.07.02 22:46
Socialtext wiki beta testers needed 2006.06.19 18:56
Spreading knowledge just by talking 2006.06.07 10:34
Tests are a binary issue 2006.04.23 1:18
I'm working on Parrot now 2006.04.07 0:53
Database normalization and DRY 2006.03.24 21:51
What's wrong with Class::DBI and other ORM packages 2006.03.23 18:27
My new homies use my stuff already 2006.02.02 2:11
New RT is highly beautiful 2006.01.12 19:37
prove makes me happy 2006.01.08 11:41
MJD at Chicago.PM 2006.01.08 2:15
My new job 2006.01.03 23:00
Announcing the Perl Foundation Blog 2005.12.06 15:18
For when the DJ needs a bathroom break... 2005.11.28 16:32
I now own HTML::Tree, HTML::Tagset and Locale::Maketext 2005.11.04 22:27
Speeding up WWW::Mechanize 2005.10.28 17:45
Call for TPF volunteers: I know PHP, why should I use Perl? 2005.10.19 22:56
The A-Z Guide For CPAN Authors 2005.10.10 14:47
Cutesey module names gone wrong 2005.09.27 11:33
HTML::Lint 2.00 2005.09.21 9:18
What am I listening to? 2005.08.11 12:13
OSCON 2005 wrapup 2005.08.11 12:02
Blackhole lists I can get behind 2005.08.08 10:00
App::HWD: The How We Doin'? project tracking tool 2005.07.18 11:45
Mug smashing 2005.07.15 10:09
Filtering of CPAN submissions is a terrible idea. 2005.07.13 17:16
YAPC recap 2005.07.01 21:59
Dilbert probably writes Perl 2005.05.29 11:15
Pride 2005.04.19 20:59
Off to San Francisco to meet the Mongers 2005.04.01 13:34
No cuddling 2005.04.01 11:38
Help for dprofpp 2005.02.24 11:26
Not everything is a regex 2005.02.22 11:12
fluff: A Perlish sort of lint 2005.02.18 14:58
smokebot: Running your tests hourly 2005.02.17 22:00
The new Phalanx 100 is up 2005.01.19 0:42
Bunce, Bunce, he's our man! 2004.12.29 11:11
Send me your vCards 2004.12.21 0:35
Handling atrocious output from chkconfig 2004.12.04 23:49
Naming TAP, the Test::Harness protocol 2004.11.29 16:46
Mailing list software recommendations, please 2004.11.17 1:33
Simon's modules: Only 21 left 2004.11.12 0:30
podoutline 2004.11.05 23:47
Command line table dumping 2004.10.29 10:49
Announcing Template::Timer 2004.10.26 10:18
Please stop saying "efficient" 2004.10.25 21:18
Simon's module redistributions 2004.10.08 23:41
Hooray for Tim Bunce and his Changes files 2004.10.06 9:28
More dreams about Perl people 2004.09.16 23:45
Simon Cozens' modules need a good home 2004.09.16 15:10
New talk slides available 2004.09.06 23:24
Googling for perl resumes 2004.09.01 14:25
Skills on the resume 2004.08.24 15:19
Let's eliminate the Module List 2004.08.18 16:58
I often dream of Perl people 2004.08.13 9:59
QA IRC channel 2004.08.08 20:48
File::Find::Wanted released 2004.08.06 0:13
YAPC::Simple::Chicago 2004.08.02 0:27
OSCON slides available 2004.07.31 11:55
OSCON recaps 2004.07.30 22:09
OSCON prep 2004.07.24 23:03
New versions of t/pod.t and t/pod-coverage.t 2004.07.20 10:37
Darn that English language 2004.07.14 11:32
Buy a copy of Mac OS X Panther In A Nutshell to help TPF 2004.07.08 22:19
Cross-country brainstorming with AIM 2004.06.29 10:12
Test::WWW::Mechanize released 2004.06.28 17:11
YAPC::NA 2004 Index, Redux 2004.06.22 0:42
No more speed, I'm almost there 2004.06.20 10:41
Talking to PHP from Perl 2004.05.28 16:10
Who knows Mech? 2004.05.17 14:27
Test::Pod::Coverage, now taint-safe, for real! 2004.05.01 0:25
I'm a big dummy 2004.04.29 9:46
New Test::Pod and Test::Pod::Coverage 2004.04.29 0:05
What a great idea for a movie! 2004.04.25 10:44
Sorry, ladies, he's taken! 2004.04.22 13:32
WWW::Mechanize subclassing to help tests 2004.04.20 15:34
Books from Spoon's library, cheap 2004.04.16 0:30
Visiting Minneapolis 2004.04.15 0:40
WWW::Mechanize 1.00 is out 2004.04.10 0:57
Today's handy testing trick 2004.04.09 15:50
Module::Starter, a replacement for h2xs 2004.04.04 22:48
HOWTO: Finding errors "at (eval 469) line 3" 2004.04.02 17:50
OSCON details 2004.03.30 20:57
A testing story with a happy ending 2004.03.22 16:22
I'm hiring again. 2004.03.17 12:03
The world's two worst variable names 2004.03.07 1:32
Ask gets married 2004.03.03 14:28
HTML::Tidy 1.00 is finally out 2004.02.25 23:30
The future of HTML::Lint 2004.02.22 23:44
Who? What? Where? 2004.02.19 10:31
On the importance of names 2004.02.15 22:56
Perl haiku contest, and today's 5-minute hack 2004.02.14 14:38
POD coverage testing is easier 2004.02.14 0:31
OSCON, will you marry me? 2004.02.10 1:35
How to make the job easier.... 2004.02.05 14:18
Size DOES matter 2004.02.04 10:06
Test::Taint 0.01 2004.02.04 1:45
Today's Mech doodad: Fetching the new Code Complete 2004.01.26 22:21
New releases of Test::Pod and Test::Pod::Coverage 2004.01.25 23:58
St. Louis Perl considered harmful 2004.01.20 16:41
My to-do list 2004.01.18 22:59
Unexplained CDs 2004.01.18 21:50
Carrying on with Spoon's work 2004.01.17 12:39
On the road again 2004.01.14 10:36
Farewell, Spoon 2004.01.12 17:12
The spammers get insulting 2004.01.12 10:10
Matthew 23:24 2004.01.08 0:21
Another reason I hate PHP 2004.01.06 15:41
Pod::Coverage 0.02 is out 2004.01.04 23:14
Log mangling script #4,308 2003.12.29 21:35
OSCON 2004 call for papers 2003.12.16 10:18
New memory testing tools 2003.12.15 1:18
Partial alphabetization 2003.12.02 13:43
A summary of Test::* modules 2003.12.01 12:12
New Mechanize is out 2003.12.01 11:46
Stumper of the day 2003.11.27 22:38
Make your classes use their own methods 2003.11.23 22:32
Code I don't have to write 2003.11.20 15:52
Pragmatic testing 2003.11.19 10:58
iTunes by the numbers 2003.11.18 10:52
Test::Pod 1.00 makes testing your POD even easier 2003.11.10 1:29
New testing tool in Test::Harness 2.32 2003.11.07 15:51
Let's check iTunes 2003.11.05 9:55
He and she 2003.10.28 15:17
Old school spam 2003.10.28 10:10
Parenthetical thoughts 2003.10.23 10:30
Things to not do 2003.10.23 10:04
Today's handy script 2003.10.17 15:54
Here come the hacks! 2003.10.01 21:46
Traveling evangelism, or, On the road again for open source 2003.09.22 15:49
mod_perl and PHP don't share the environment nicely 2003.09.15 15:46
The computer that cried "Wolf!" 2003.09.09 9:43
On the dangers of plagiarism 2003.08.31 16:22
Consultant needed: Find our segfault! 2003.08.30 22:36
Test::More with PHP 2003.08.20 11:23
Moved into the new house.... 2003.08.08 11:33
Testing Ponie 2003.07.18 14:09
Test::Harness 2.29 is out 2003.07.17 14:20
The laptop of luxury 2003.07.11 22:21
On authentication and authorization 2003.07.11 21:26
Minneapolis layover 2003.07.11 21:22
OSCON - Monday 2003.07.08 17:49
OSCON Day 0 2003.07.06 23:30
Packin' for Portland 2003.07.06 10:04
The Perl Review is on hiatus 2003.07.02 10:15
iChat times out on some RPC stuff 2003.06.30 12:31
Job opportunities 2003.06.30 11:03
Barely-new WWW::Mechanize, with a handy tool for Mechers 2003.06.29 21:49
Hooray for Test::LongString 2003.06.29 20:40
WWW::Mechanize mailing list 2003.06.29 16:35
OSCON Kwiki 2003.06.27 12:00
Massive WWW::Mechanize updates 2003.06.23 14:51
More helpful module tests 2003.06.19 9:58
MJD speaks: What is intuitive? 2003.06.17 13:46
The ineffectiveness of job sites 2003.06.17 11:34
Automatic HTML validity checking 2003.06.12 10:36
Keynote and CVS 2003.05.23 12:49
Free pod checking for your modules 2003.05.22 22:39
A great day at the post office 2003.05.19 14:12
Trouble 2003.05.09 8:01
Windows 2003 2003.05.07 15:21
I just flew in from Florida... 2003.05.06 8:30
Mapping on my iBook 2003.05.05 23:59
I was thankful for Java this weekend 2003.05.05 23:52
Brute force Hanoi, with inline testing 2003.04.29 10:18
Mail I don't need to read 2003.04.28 11:06
geekery by osmosis 2003.04.25 11:30
Lies they tried to teach me in school 2003.04.22 10:38
Another new version of WWW::Mechanize is out 2003.04.19 22:15
The Shlomi Crux 2003.04.18 14:43
How to eat an elephant 2003.04.13 21:14
Evangelism and WWW::Mechanize 2003.04.08 17:12
Hooray for Module::CoreList 2003.04.06 21:19
A 150-year-old classic in security 2003.03.26 12:54
Politeness rule #1: Never ask about a future pregnancy 2003.03.25 9:25
QOTD 2003.03.19 10:44
Nat Wiggle 2003.03.18 10:22
My new name and the joys of XML::Simple 2003.03.18 10:15
That's not a bug, that's a feature 2003.03.10 15:33
My TPC talk is in 2003.03.07 10:12
Insight from an unlikely source 2003.03.07 10:09
Tonight's topic: Still more automated testing 2003.03.05 13:00
Test suites are important, or, How can you break sprintf()?! 2003.02.16 21:28
Slides for "Automated Testing With Perl" 2003.02.13 13:35
More dumb spam 2003.02.04 10:04
Noise annoys 2003.01.31 10:59
Improved POD testing with Pod::Simple 2003.01.29 23:33
Freedom 2003.01.25 21:31
My little stinker 2003.01.24 16:58
Learn about WWW::Mechanize 2003.01.23 21:53
CPAN concentrations 2003.01.22 13:36
Advice for our times 2003.01.15 22:55
Letting the train go by 2003.01.08 12:02
My latest module, and my first Acme::* 2003.01.06 9:54
Thrift store art 2002.12.27 16:25
pbcopy & pbpaste: Two more reasons I love OS X 2002.12.26 15:40
L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg: A+ 2002.12.26 12:35
AIM IDs 2002.12.22 20:56
Look at the programmer, kids! 2002.12.19 14:35
Happy birthday Keef 2002.12.18 8:24
XML tools recommendations, please. 2002.12.16 12:48
Perl clothing ideas 2002.12.14 12:40
.DS_Store 2002.12.13 10:05
The Little Drummer Boy 2002.12.09 23:04
I might as well be Larry! 2002.11.27 15:44
I love Nick Corcodilos' "Ask The Headhunter" newsletter 2002.11.26 13:33
I'm in love with my iBook and 802.11 2002.11.26 10:05
Outlook .pst files / open address book apps 2002.11.22 10:20
Hardcoded constants bite the best of 'em 2002.11.21 12:30
Fame for Quinn 2002.11.12 14:44
Starting my daughter early 2002.11.11 22:48
Good naming practices 2002.10.29 19:05
Story problems 2002.10.22 21:33
Real Live Camels 2002.10.20 22:47
Life imitates the Onion 2002.10.16 8:55
Eliminate gaffes on your resume 2002.10.15 16:14
Today's writing atrocity: Double redundancy 2002.10.10 14:01
Enforcing strict & warning as a .t file 2002.10.10 11:39
Getting hired 2002.09.30 11:49
Apache::Pod 0.02 is out 2002.09.30 0:27
The Real World 2002.09.26 22:39
Vigorous writing is concise 2002.09.26 15:21
Fearful words 2002.09.25 9:29
Peeve #1: Cutesy fake FAQS 2002.09.24 11:17
Announcing Test::HTML::Content 2002.09.23 8:59
The grass is greener nowhere 2002.09.22 21:49
Amazed by knowledge! 2002.09.18 22:26
John Madden, department manager 2002.09.17 14:05
Dual interfaces 2002.09.13 9:32
WWW::Mechanize, a fork of WWW::Automate 2002.09.10 17:11
Simple, neat and wrong 2002.09.09 9:18
"Can't you just..." -or- there are no simple obvious answers 2002.09.06 14:55
Using Perl for COBOL 2002.09.03 17:36
A love note to the Perl community 2002.09.02 22:29
Less talk, more rock 2002.09.01 15:37
New issue of The Perl Review 2002.08.31 21:52
The Perl Journal, sort of 2002.08.28 11:24
Filth 2002.08.26 9:23
The Red(mond)headed Stepchild 2002.08.25 18:10
A good day at the post office 2002.08.22 20:30
String-breaking tags 2002.08.22 0:23
Decorating porn, and the wisdom of TiVo 2002.08.14 22:07
Twisted idea of the day: Devel::StealthDebug 2002.08.12 17:09
My latest project, Carp::Assert::More 2002.08.09 20:17
Making sure your modules all have their proper tests 2002.08.08 11:00
Misusing URI for filename tweaking 2002.08.06 14:45
The new Mac OS X will only cost $82K 2002.08.03 18:41
Schwern Slides and HTML::Lint 2002.08.01 14:48
On the veracity of fortune 2002.07.31 10:27
I come to seize your berry, not appraise it 2002.07.29 0:36
Worship and/or pity me: faking Perl with PHP 2002.07.23 11:37
HTML::Lint and Test::HTML::Lint 2002.07.18 8:57
My magic start page, and perl.apache.org 2002.07.15 13:43
"That can never happen!" 2002.07.15 9:04
Snot 2002.07.01 12:29
Back home from YAPC: Random thoughts 2002.06.30 23:30
Geek Culture Considered Harmful: My lightning talk for YAPC 2002.06.30 0:07