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  • Commented on I hate Dist::Zilla and missing Makefile.PL
    Piotr, I have experienced many of the same frustrations with Dist::Zilla as you. Some Dist::Zilla advocates -- including contributors to this thread -- have responded to me just as they did to you in this thread. And I have not...
  • Posted make vs. make -j${TEST_JOBS} to kid51

    Until the past year I never truly appreciated how much faster make will build an executable when you are running on some heavy iron and use the -j option. As a p5p committer I have a shell account on dromedary, a server donated by…

  • Commented on The 2013 White Camels
    I completely missed the call for nominations via MobRater, but the award winners are certainly well-qualified. Welcome to the club, Thiago, Wendy, Liz and Fred! Jim Keenan...
  • Posted New York Perl Hackathon a success! to kid51

    New York Perlmongers held a successful hackathon this past weekend at an event hosted by Rubenstein Tech in lower Manhattan. By our count, at least 24 people participated, coming from as far away as Harrisburg PA and eastern Connecticut.. …

  • Commented on Pumpkin Perl Breakdown
    When I was in social work training I was introduced to the concept of partializing problems, i.e., trying to help someone experiencing multiple, interacting problems cope with them by breaking them down into components which were more solvable on...
  • Posted Let's Have a Distributed Perl Hackathon to kid51

    Q. What is a hackathon?

    A. In the Perl world, it's a meeting, generally of one day's or a weekend's length, where Perl hackers come together in one physical location (primarily) to work collectively on projects which will improve Perl, CPAN and …

  • Commented on So, Kiev 2013
    Go for it, Andrew! Now, if only we could find out where YAPC::NA::2013 will be held ... :-)...
  • Commented on Perl to the rescue: case study of deleting a large directory
    Randal L Schwartz wrote: When I moved from OpenBSD to FreeBSD a year ago .... Have you posted or blogged anywhere why you made that transition? I would be very interested in hearing your reasons? Thank you very much....
  • Commented on YAPC::Europe 2010 - Thoughts Pt 2/3 - Promoting A YAPC
    Re: optimum number of attendees: In his remarks at the "town meeting" which concluded YAPC::NA::2002 in St. Louis, YAPC founder Kevin Lenzo remarked (paraphrase) that 250 to 400 was the best size for a largely volunteer-driven conference like YAPC. Larger...
  • Commented on What would you like TPF to do?
    Gabor: I think the best way to approach what the Perl Foundation -- or any non-profit organization largely sustained by the efforts of volunteers -- should do is to ask a series of questions: What things must it absolutely do?...
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