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  • Posted Confessions of a recovering Perl hacker to dean

    "I always insisted on commenting my Perl. I never got to the very end of the Camel Book. Not in one reading, anyway. I never experimented with the darker side-effects; three or four separate operations per line was always enough for me. Over time, as my responsibilities moved more to programming,…

  • Commented on DBD::Oracle Trial release.
    I took that as inspiration for Thanks Peter...
  • Commented on DBD::Oracle Trial release.
    Smoking by cpantesters is almost entirely pointless for two reasons: - the Oracle Client SDK has to be downloaded and installed (requires an account, but is "free" as in beer). there are some random websites that have it for...
  • Posted What's happening with DBD::Oracle? to dean

    For $work reasons I have had to do a lot of work with DBD::Oracle.

    Master in github has a lot of floating changes ( since the latest release (v1.74 see

    There are also a number …

  • Commented on A new Linux distribution with Perl as its heart
    This could be quite an interesting basis for an AMI image of just enough os (JeOS) for a perl app....
  • Commented on Long Live Perl 5!
    Is someone marketing perl? I wasn't aware anyone was/is making an effort to promote it, and that the claims "perl is dead" and "perl is indistinguishable from line noise" are just endured. There was certainly much discussion on facebook around...
  • Commented on Stack Overflow Considered as a Grimoire or Trove
    Double posted?...
  • Posted New Website and URL for HTML::FormFu to dean

    Sitting on my TODO list has been a refresh (resurrection perhaps?) of the FormFu website.

    In 2017 the various contributors consolidated into a single Group on GitHub - authors of related modules are invited to donate them into that group for future …

  • Commented on CPAN Day is 16th August
    Might i suggest that CPAN day also be a "wear a perl shirt to work" day?...
  • Commented on __END__
    Self publishing is easier than ever. Which is being taken advantage of. Whats interesting is that as a result of changes in the way people consume media, we are seeing people embrace new concepts. Or perhaps, old concepts with a...
  • Posted New Sydney PM website and URL to dean

    With new cool TLD's available, I purchased perl dot sydney which is the perfect domain for Sydney Perl Mongers.

    Our current/old website is dated and tired, so I also spent some time whipping into shape a new website using…

  • Commented on My Perl Toolchain Summit
    Annoyingly, the flickr link seems to require the visitor to log in to yahoo :(...
  • Commented on Perl Toolchain Summit 2017 - Day 2 gives me a 404......
  • Posted Sydney Perl Mongers: April Meeting to dean

    You are invited to join us for this months Sydney PM meeting. We are hosted for the fist time by BarNet and we are glad and grateful for their invitation.

    Everyone with an interest is welcome regardless of your experience with Perl and although we appreciate people RSVP'ing on Meetup, ther…

  • 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]...
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  • Cleverson commented on A new Linux distribution with Perl as its heart

    Hi, what about Gentoo, have you used it? Its best feature for me is the USE variable; does rs have an equivalent already?

  • Yang Bo commented on A new Linux distribution with Perl as its heart

    No, I never used gentoo, I did a quick read of relative documentation, and there is an equivalent in rs, build configurations are programmable in Perl, and different building instructions could be dynamically generated depending on the command line arguments passed to rs, however I do not mean that the huge database of gentoo is imported.

  • Cleverson commented on A new Linux distribution with Perl as its heart

    OK, I'll study it more carefully later. Thank you.

  • kd commented on DBD::Oracle Trial release.

    mjevans: yes you're right the changelog is isnconsistent with what's in the release. I'll trawl through the commits and update it some time really soon.

    ribasushi: thanks. Almost all not my work. Although I can take responsibility for exposing the bug that prompted all this. I'll fix the version numbering when I update the trial release and mangle the changelog. As Dean notes it's of little practical consequence, but best to do things properly.

  • Peter Rabbitson commented on DBD::Oracle Trial release.

    > as Dean notes it's of little practical consequence, but best to do things properly.

    I don't want to publicize it too much, but ( DBIC is not the only user afaik )

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