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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)

Friday March 30, 2007
04:02 PM

"Funny the bunny is wrong" use.perl ad

For some reason the "omnipotent bunny" ad always annoys me. The ad reads:

This Omnipotent Rabbit is Smarter Than You

Well if that is true it would be an OMNISCIENT Rabbit. OMNIPOTENCE is about power. So it should really read:

This Omniscient Rabbit is Smarter Than You

Whew, glad I got that off my chest.

Thursday March 29, 2007
07:37 AM

Politics can really make me sick

That will probably never hit the "major" news sites because she is a Democrat.

I have lots of words about this kind of thing but my mom brought me up not to say them.

Sunday March 25, 2007
08:55 PM


I require a perl/DBI programmer to create a script for my community site that incorporates all the features of and

A script can do ALL of that. That was on the Perl jobs listing.

Thursday March 22, 2007
04:11 PM

MySQL Usage is up 40%?! s

Does the latest version squelch some of the shortcomings?

Saturday March 10, 2007
04:57 PM

MySQL vs Postgesql (on the Mac)

Okay not really. I was just wondering what people recommend for Postgresql on OSX?
Monday March 05, 2007
10:01 AM

Programming Perl

The last one came out in 2000, 7 years ago. I wonder if there are ephemeral thoughts in putting a new one out? Or if there are "others" that replace the need for it?

I cannot see Larry W. working on it since I am pretty sure that he is tied up with Perl6.

Just musing about it.

Wednesday January 24, 2007
11:20 AM


Apparently the newer Motorola 5120 overrides any speed throttling being done by COMCAST because it is using a newer DOCSIS standard internally. The guy I know that told me this says he is getting 20-25MB down instead of the 6MB you are normally supposed to get. He called COMCAST and apparently they are aware but not in a hurry to fix it because they are looking to up their base speed anyway because of competition they see coming in the future.
Sunday January 21, 2007
04:31 PM

How I compiled Vim7 for OSX Tiger

I just did this to keep my Vim7 patched. I started out with the binary built at

Then I do this:

cd /usr/local/src
svn co

cd vim7/src ./configure \
--enable-perlinterp \
--enable-pythoninterp \
--enable-tclinterp --with-tclsh=tclsh8.4 \
--enable-rubyinterp \
--enable-multibyte \
--enable-cscope \
--with-features=huge \

make test
sudo make install (this will install in /Applications)

I then rename the original binary and copy the new one into /Applications/vim70

When patches come out:

cd /usr/local/src/vim7
svn update
make test
make install

Move everything again...and I am up-to-date.

Friday January 12, 2007
12:01 PM

The differing XML modules

Is there a "table" of which module to use and why?
Thursday December 21, 2006
02:40 PM

Why why why!?

Why in the hell does anyone listen to Rosie O'Donnell and why do they care one iota about what crap spews forth from her mouth? She has no clue that I can gather about anything.