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David Precious

  • Commented on Decadon: Registration
    Another thought - what happens to excess money above and beyond the costs of organising the conference if lots of people buy tickets? Knowing if any excess profit goes to e.g. the Perl Foundation (I imagine it would) may encourage...
  • Commented on Decadon: Registration
    How does one buy a ticket? A quick link would probably be useful (if the ability to do so is already available, or a "coming soon" if not). The "so the 2/3rds of you who have registered and not selected...
  • Posted Dancer GitHub repository move to David Precious

    The Dancer repository on GitHub has been moved, from Sukria's own GitHub account to live under the PerlDancer organisation on GitHub.

    This has been done to better share administration duties between the core dev team, and enable com…

  • Commented on Usability testing of CPAN modules
    Indeed, this kind of feedback can be really valuable - as an author you're going to be pretty familiar with your own module, so much less likely to spot shortcomings in the documentation. A query from a new user can...
  • Commented on True + True == 2
    A good reason why, if you write something slightly unusual or not immediately obvious, it can be beneficial to leave a brief comment explaining why you did it that way :)...
  • Commented on DateTime is annoying
    @tobez - being forced to use a named param there when it's obvious what you're passing is annoying, indeed; as LeoNerd says, I expect a patch to make the obviously sensible behaviour supported would be welcomed....
  • Commented on DateTime is annoying
    @Steven - you could also look at tinyrepl from Eval::WithLexicals: [davidp@supernova:~]$ ./tinyrepl re.pl$ scalar localtime 1327673580 "Fri Jan 27 14:13:00 2012"...
  • Commented on ++ Goes on Hiatus
    Ah, they were using multiple GitHub accounts, I see by @kraih's tweet. Perhaps a solution would be to fetch details of the GitHub account they're logged in as via the API, and reject the ++ if the account is too...
  • Commented on ++ Goes on Hiatus
    Bah - this is why we can't have nice things :| Could requiring a CAPTCHA be solved for every '++' (or perhaps only for those from people not logged in with a PAUSE account) be a viable partial solution? Out...
  • Posted Graphing time-based data in Perl to David Precious

    Just posted about Graphing time-based data in Perl on my blog, documenting my decisions in picking a suitable module to easily graph potentially irregularly-spaced time-based data in Perl.

    Chart::Strip turned…

  • Commented on New "dot" feature
    Personally, I don't like it (I find "->" much more Perlish and easier to read), but I admire how easily and efficiently it was possible to implement it. I don't think I'd vote for this to become part of Perl...
  • Commented on About Obligations
    Amen, spot on....
  • Commented on A module version of perlbug
    Hmm, yes, that could be interesting; with the MetaCPAN API, it should be a lot easier to implement, too. If I should find myself with sufficient tuits to spare in the near future, I might even have a crack at...
  • Commented on What's up with the CPAN daily email?
    The list is run by "randy at theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca" according to the list subscription page - you might want to drop a mail to that address to enquire as to what's going on. I would imagine that the script that generates...
  • Commented on Google Chrome fails at pause.perl.org
    I don't quite understand the desire to stick with a CA that isn't recognised by all common browsers yet. Yes, importing their root cert to make it trusted isn't particularly difficult, but it shouldn't be necessary at all really. At...
  • Commented on Safely Storing Passwords
    I like the idea of this module - it makes it very trivial to get password handling correct. I would add though, as pointed out by mst, that it's not the only way or necessarily the best way; for instance,...
  • Commented on @perl_jobs
    Here in London, there seems to be a fair number of companies always looking for decent Perl developers, and not that many good Perl developers (and, as you say, the good ones tend to stay employed at the good employers...)....
  • Commented on FPW (French Perl Workshop) - Report 1
    Hope you guys have fun :)...
  • Commented on Exercise on subroutine
    You may wish to try asking this on StackOverflow. Also, show the code you've got so far, and try to be a bit more specific as to what problems you're having - "nothing seems to work" is a bit vague....
  • Commented on Being a Dancer
    Indeed, thank *you* for all your contributions!...
  • Commented on Duplicating blog posts between blogs.perl.org and own blog?
    That link gives me a "You cannot configure sourcefeeds for this blog." message - perhaps it's something that only certain blogs are configured to be able to do? I've looked around the MT interface but don't see anything mentioning "source...
  • Commented on Duplicating blog posts between blogs.perl.org and own blog?
    That sounds quite reasonable. I was in the Planet Ironman aggregator before, but looks like I dropped out due to not posting often enough to meet the challenge. I've just re-added myself. I like blogs.perl.org as an easy way to...
  • Posted Duplicating blog posts between blogs.perl.org and own blog? to David Precious

    I have my own blog, on which I post about Perl-related stuff along with other things. I also have a blog here on blogs.perl.org (obviously, as I'm posting on it now).

    When I post something Perl-related, I'd like to post to both, as blogs.perl.org makes it more likely to be seen by the Per…

  • Posted Dancer::Plugin::Database 1.10 - bugfixes and quick_select() to David Precious

    Over the weekend I released Dancer::Plugin::Database 1.10, incorporating a couple of bug fixes thanks to Christian Sanchez, Michael Stiller and crayon.

    I've also added a quick_select feature; …

  • Posted Dancer::Plugin::SMS - easy SMS text messaging for Dancer apps to David Precious

    Over the weekend I threw together Dancer::Plugin::SMS, which uses Adam Kennedy's SMS::Send to easily send SMS messages.

    Using it from an app can be as easy as:

    sms $destination, $message
    # or with named …
  • Posted Dancer::Plugin::Database 1.00 released to David Precious

    I've just released Dancer::Plugin::Database 1.00 to CPAN. This includes Alan Haggai's patch to supply runtime configuration info to the database keyword as a hashref (thanks, Alan!) which was already released as a…

  • Posted Dancer::Plugin::Database 0.90 released to David Precious

    I recently extended Dancer::Plugin::Database to add a few more handy features.

    Now, instead of returning a straight DBI connection handle (a DBI::db object), i…

  • Posted Pod::Readme 0.11 released - no longer dies on =encoding to David Precious

    Ivan Bessarabov brought to my attention that Pod::Readme 0.10 dies when it sees an =encoding directive.

    I've just released Pod::Readme 0.11 which recognises =encod…

  • Commented on Perl101: Red to Green Gradient
    When I needed to do this, I whipped up Color::Spectrum::Multi, which is a simple wrapper around Color::Spectrum which allows you to specify more than two colours. It lets you do, e.g.: my @colours = Color::Spectrum::Multi::generate( 10, '#FF0000', '#00FF00', '#0000FF' );...
  • Posted Dancer::Plugin::Database 0.01 released to David Precious

    Last night I finished and released the first version of Dancer::Plugin::Database, a plugin for the Dancer web framework to provide easy database connections using the venerable

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  • Michael G Schwern commented on True + True == 2

    I fall for things like this all the time, because my default mode of operation is not to be fastidious. (As an aside, I'm unable to come up with a positive antonym for fastidious). If I can assume that the code is not being "clever" then I don't have to walk carefully, I can run briskly through the code. Tests will catch me if I trip.

    Unfortunately, when changing something "stupid" this is exactly the wrong attitude to have.

    Yes, I thought of employing !! as well. While I think it's safe, I rejected it because I felt it's not a very well known idiom, wasn't s…

  • mgrimes.myopenid.com commented on DateTime is annoying

    I usually try this first:

         DateTime->new( epoch => 1327673580 );
    

    I would prefer it, since it eliminates the redundant "epoch" but keeps the named paramaters.

  • educated_foo commented on DateTime is annoying

    DateTime is Autarch-ware, and therefore almost certainly crap.

  • Steven Haryanto commented on DateTime is annoying

    Unless there is a better alternative, Autharch's DateTime is the best Perl has to offer.

  • shadowcat_mdk commented on Decadon: Registration

    Hi David,

    When you register for the event you will be taken to your profile page, it is there that there is a link to purchase/buy your ticket as a conference confirmation. I am sorry it isn't that intuitive we will pass on this to the creators of Act and hopefully a future update will clean this process up.

    The excess money will be retained by the Enlightened Perl Organisation and be spent on a number of projects. EPO sponsors, organises or pays for such things as:

    YAPC::Brasil
    MetaCPAN
    Send-A-Newbie
    London Perl Workshop
    CPAN Testers
    QA …

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