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  • Commented on Tomorrow is LWP Hack Night
    Having a LWP hack night is a great idea....
  • Commented on Turkish speaker needed
    cheers, much appreciated...
  • Posted Turkish speaker needed to dean

    A very kind person has submitted a Turkish translation for FormFu.

    We're hoping another kind Turkish speaker could find a few moments to read over the submission and check it's good to go.

    PR at ->…

  • Posted Perl BoF @ LCA 2017 to dean

    A Perl BoF (Birds of a feather) meeting has been officially organized for this years Conference in Tasmania Australia.

    Further details can be found at:…

  • Posted Netdisco moves to Github to dean

    Quoting Oliver G.

    Hi all,

    First, a very happy [Gregorian calendar] new year to you, and thanks for
    continuing to use our software!

    Following agreement in the dev team, the new home for Netdisco and
    SNMP-Info is:


  • Commented on Introducing JIRA::REST::Class
    Jira et. al. is now the MS Office of software development....
  • Posted Perl and Elasticsearch from Sydney PM to dean

    Perl and Elasticsearch - The talk I gave this week and Sydney PM.

    ="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bott…

  • Posted August Perl Meeting (Sydney) to dean

    Please join us on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 6:30pm at Fishburners (608 Harris Street, Sydney, NSW)

    Speakers are still being selected, please let us know if you would like to present a talk or lightning talk.

    Join us on:

    • M…

  • Commented on Please delete old releases from your CPAN directory
    Use ceph with ssd+platter disks?...
  • Posted Hiring in Sydney Australia to dean

    Staples is hiring Perl developers like crazy here in Sydney Australia.

    I understand they are running a linux+perl+oracle environment, with the usual periphery of open source to boot.

    More details and apply at:


  • Posted Sydney PM Tonight to dean

    Jobs! Hiring!: Staples is hiring 3x perl devs in Sydney. Click here to apply. Also another Sydney Perl Job,

  • Posted A helper managing your PM social media to dean

    Social media will absolutely help you grow your local PM. Through consistent social media usage, when combined with consistently holding meetings, Sydney PM meeting attendance has grown from a motley crew of ~6 people 18 months ago to a venue busting 25 last month.

    Attendance was so unexp…

  • Posted Hiring in Sydney Australia to dean

    (From the Sydney.PM email list, Facebook page and #australian on

  • Posted Feb. Sydney PM Next Week to dean

    Broadbean have offered to host us next month, thanks be to Peter H for setting the wheels in motion once again.

    What: Sydney PM
    Date: Tuesday, 16th Feb 2016
    Time: 6-9:30pm
    Where: Broadbean, Suite 8.03, 9 Hunter Street, Sydney

    Lloyd speaking on …

  • Commented on Python is The New "Write-Only, Linenoise" Language
    In python, you cant "next" out of multiple loops. In PHP you have to count your way out. Thats all for me. Perl labels > all...
  • Commented on Is this thing on?
    Can RoR really be considered 'hot' and 'new' ? Wikipedia claims RoR Initial release: 18 December 2005; 10 years ago Django is actually older: Initial release 21 July 2005; 10 years ago[1]...
  • Posted OpenWRT and Perl, From December SydneyPM to dean

    My talk from this months SydneyPM. Wherein I install OpenWRT on to an inexpensive TP-Link pocket router, install perl and attempt to smoke CPAN.

  • Posted Sydney PM Tomorrow to dean

    We can has shirts! Grab one tomorrow for AUD$30 or contact us for shipping etc. (Thanks CSW for the rush order)


  • Posted Happy Hanukkah! to dean

    Although I am not Jewish, I wanted to post o/t and wish Happy Hanukkah to all my Jewish friends in the Perl community.

    Also, thanks for a great excuse to eat jam donuts and charge it to the company.

  • Commented on Fixed 5.22 problems during my compiler port
    Can we try cperl via perlbrew/plenv? Also, publicly stating "John broke xyz" probably doesnt help win people over....
  • Posted Sydney-pm December/Christmas Event Details to dean

    Please join us at Sydney Perl Mongers for our December/Christmas meeting and last meet for the 2015 year.

    Date: Wednesday, 16th December 2015
    Time: 6-9pm
    Place: Ooyala and Telstra Software Group Office, Level 9, 175 Liverpool St, Sydney

    One of the devel…

  • Posted Another awesome Sydney-PM to dean

    Thanks to the 14 people who attended and our three speakers, John, Peter and Mandy. Hopefully their slide decks will be available shortly.

    In the "Good news everyone!" category, there are a couple of Perl shops in Sydney who are hiring right now (afaik, local not remote workers). People sh…

  • Posted Sydney PM November - Tomorrow! to dean

    It's Tomorrow!

    Date: Tuesday, 10th November 2015
    Time: 6-9pm
    Place: Broadbean, Suite 8.03, 9 Hunter Street Sydney

    Best train station: Probably Townhall?

    Lighting Talks:

    John Horner, "extracting poetry from the Twitter fireh…

  • Posted Sydney Perl Mongers October 2015 to dean

    Step right up, step right up, step right up. Everyone's a winner!

    What: Sydney Perl Mongers
    When: Monday October 12th, 6:00pm - 9:30pm
    Where: Fishburners, 608 Harris St, Ultimo, N…

  • Posted BZ::Client updated for Bugzilla 5.0 to dean

    Since receiving co-maintainer for BZ::Client about a year ago, I have been gradually sprucing things up with code style tweaks, including patches from RT etc.


  • Posted Getting big without getting fat, in perl to dean

    I presented this talk last night at Sydney PM to a crowd of 12 enthusiastic mongers. Thanks to Catalyst-IT for hosting us, and for shouting free pizza and drinks!


  • Posted Seeking helpers for Net::DHCP to dean

    Are you sitting at home thinking "I've got all this free time, I really want to make use of it playing around with bitstrings using pack and unpack" ?

    Your search is over! I need your help!

    For some time now I have been chipping away at enhancements for Net::DHCP. …

  • Posted Sydney Perl Mongers August 2015 to dean

    It's hard to believe its August already! Catalyst-IT have offered to host us this month, so I went ahead and booked their board room.

    What: Sydney PM
    Date: Tuesday, 18th August 2015
    Time: 6-9:30pm
    Where: Catalyst, Suite 501-504, 89 York St Sydney NSW

    The buildi…

  • Posted From Sydney PM "EVANGELIZING PERL" to dean

    Stuart Cooper gave a talk at this last month's Sydney PM meeting. His talk was "analog" in that he gave it without slides from hand written notes with the purpose of provoking a guided discussion. The outcome was rather successful with people offering thoughts and experiences, along with…

  • Posted Getting modern with logging via Log4perl to dean

    From last night's Sydney PM, my talk on Log4perl. In retrospect I should have named it "Logging: Not the fun kind with chainsaws and axes, but the boring kind with grep and less". Check it out:


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  • dly commented on Fixed 5.22 problems during my compiler port

    I agree with you having incompetent coworkers/whatever-fellow-open-source-developers-are-called is a big problem. As someone on the outside looking in, this situation really bugs me. Your work on cperl seems pretty awesome, but cperl would be even more awesome if it didn't exist, and instead you actually cooperated with p5p to make perl itself more awesome. Just as you've chosen to point out their incompetence; instead, you could choose to bury the hatchet and cooperate with them. Replace personal attacks with

    p5p has spoken: by banning you repeatedly for…

  • Yary commented on Fixed 5.22 problems during my compiler port

    ++dly Thanks for the good description of mentoring vs. badgering. Alas, transferring skills is another layer of talent and effort on top of employing those skills. At the moment this split seems healthy for all, though I share your hope that these projects can eventually successfully combine forces.

  • Reini Urban commented on Fixed 5.22 problems during my compiler port

    You should all have not to deal with p5p anymore, as they are not able to maintain their product, are making the product worse and worse, are not able to provide basic new features which are outlined since 2002, are not able to manage and communicate, created a hostile and childish environment with multiple occurrences of name calling, while the one who called out the bullies got punished, drove everyone with a blink of competence away in the last 15 years and are not able to provide basic security for their product.

    And no, the problem will not go away with a new maintainer, the top…

  • Neil Bowers commented on Please delete old releases from your CPAN directory

    Hi Dean: turns out I hadn't read the email from the NOC closely enough. The tight diskspace will eventually be resolved, we just need to clear some space to see us through.

  • Ether commented on Please delete old releases from your CPAN directory

    This is the script I use, which fixes a few bugs in rjbs's original:

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