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Smylers

  • About: Perl developer based in Leeds. Half-time for Webfusion, t'other half freelance, and a sideline in writing questions for BBC4's ‘Only Connect’. Previously worked for ‘The Register’ and run Perl training courses for Yahoo!, Microsoft, Sony, and the Nationwide building society among others. Keep being allowed back to speak at Yapc Europe conferences, despite a habit of presenting non-Perl topics.
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  • jan.vlcinsky commented on SSH Can Do That? Productivity Tips for Working with Remote Servers

    Fantastic tricks. Efficiency of command line console and ssh made my work much much more productive and very well justifies my switch from Windows to Linux about a year ago. Age of this article does not harm it's validity, in fact, it shows, that some great stuff was burned into Linux DNA already some time ago. Thanks a lot for this article it.

  • Stevan Little commented on p5-mop, a gentle introduction

    gpiero - I think that //= would be more confusing to the user then just =, for both you would have to explain that the value is not created immediately and only created upon instance creation. As for just plain // that too would be confusing because it would have very different semantics from how it works in the rest of the language.

    I understand that the = will be uncomfortable to some users, but I think once people learn that a class block is not just a package (as they are currently used to with Perl OO) that it will feel less awkward.

  • gaurav.tripathi commented on SSH Can Do That? Productivity Tips for Working with Remote Servers

    thanks alot for this great resource! didnt know quite a few things listed here :)

  • kustodian commented on SSH Can Do That? Productivity Tips for Working with Remote Servers

    Great article, so many useful tips for.

    One small suggestion. I wouldn't recommend enabling ForwardAgent in your .ssh/config, since that could be a security risk if you connect to a malicious host. I would suggest that you use ssh -A when you need it, or enable ForwardAgent just for specific hosts.

  • Zoffix Znet commented on Please Join Gittip

    Keeping the community visible is a great idea! I'm glad to see the 270-people rise since the last time I visited gittip a few weeks ago :)

    The only thing... I'm not seeing myself neither in the members list nor in the givers list (yeah, I've used the ?filter=400 thing to see all users)... Weird.

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