brian d foy

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  • Tom Wyant commented on Smoking Perl

    Mail was my biggest doubt too. I used to be a desultory CPAN tester, but gave it up a few years back when it became impossible for me to inject mail into their system. I hope things are better now, but have not gone back to see.

    I took the default mailer (/usr/bin/mail), but while things were running I used it to send myself a message. This never arrived at my ISP, so I expected nothing to show up at either. But it did. My conclusion is that it was surprisingly easy, though not quite trivial.

  • David Hoekman commented on Smoking Perl

    Thanks for writing up that step-by-step guide. Once I saw it was really quite simple to do, it was the nudge that got me to do what I'd always intended to do someday, start smoking...

  • Mohammad S Anwar commented on What after the Pull Request Challenge?

    Hi brian d foy, please do expect few PR from me since it is an open invite ;-)

  • Mohammad S Anwar commented on The Perl Conference - what is new?

    That must have given first timers great opportunity to open up with the old timers and build the connection. I think it was great initiative. I just hope every event organizer takes it forward.

  • Larry commented on The Perl Conference - what is new?


    I still share your sense of awe. Last year at The Perl Conference (North America), I happened to be standing next to some other guy named Larry. As his conversation wound down, I muttered something to the effect of "When I get home, I have to tell people I was standing right next to Larry Wall".

    I did as I said- sadly, wife dear was not impressed.

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