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  • Posted Driving in Perl to dean

    Redhat just posted a podcast entitled "Diving for Perl" and also (strangely) "Driving in Perl" on some pages.

    Blurb is as follows:

    Languages come and go. A few have the right stuff to rise to the top--and fewer stay there. Perl had a spectacular rise, a quiet slump, and h…
  • Posted It's time to consider avoiding IP fragmentation in the DNS to dean

    An article on APNIC was posted earlier this month with the above title. It demonstrates the impacts of IP fragmentation in DNS by demonstrating two successful attacked using it. It is notable to us on this blog because all the examples are in Perl, in addition to everyone hopefully being…

  • Posted Perl jam ML center to dean

    I just spotted this on Twitter. are hosting a "Perl Jam" event on Monday 29 July 2019, 6:00pm
    at Azrieli Sarona Tower, Tel Aviv-Yafo Israel.

    There are three speakers- so it looks like a great…

  • Commented on TPF: Perl deserves better. Please do better.
    This is the first really thoughtful "Open Letter" type of thing on "the incident" that I have seen. Certainly this person seems to be the only person in the Perl community who has actually read the SoC. It's probably a...
  • Posted BackupPC 4.3.1 release to dean

    BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux, WinXX, and MacOS PCs and laptops to a server's disk. BackupPC is highly configurable and easy to install and maintain.

    Given the ever decreasing cost of disks and raid systems, it is now practical and cost effect…

  • Posted Leaving to dean

    This article just popped up on Twitter. Whilst I mostly idle on (say hello in #australia) I have no idea who runs or ran it. Whilst I noticed that there seems to be several servers (at lease one of which being…

  • Posted diff-so-fancy v1.2.6 to dean

    diff-so-fancy strives to make your diffs human readable instead of machine readable. This helps improve code quality and helps you spot defects faster.

    Version 1.2.6 of this perl utility has just been released.

    Check it out ="…

  • Posted Simple Event Correlator v2.8.2 to dean

    From the website's blurb:

    SEC is an event correlation tool for advanced event processing which can be harnessed for event log monitoring, for network and security management, for fraud detection, and for any other task which involves…
  • Posted Perl Is Still The Goddess For Text Manipulation to dean

    "Ever since I learned Perl during the dot com bubble, I knew that I was forever beholden to its powers to transform.

    You heard me. Freedom is the word here with Perl."

    Read on: ="…

  • Posted MTA-STA for Exim, thanks to Perl to dean

    MTA-STS (RFC8461) is a new standard that makes it possible to send downgrade-resistant email over SMTP. In that sense, it is like an alternative to DANE. It does this by piggybacking on the browser Certificate Authority model.

    There is a v…

  • Posted Reddit: After 2020, European Perl conferences are over to dean

    This popped up on Reddit, I don't go there much either, but the crowd here might want to read get involved in the dicussion:


    Nice clickbait, eh?

    Over the past years, it has been increasingly difficult to find hosts/venues for the next year. The reason why a…

  • Commented on Monitorix 3.11.0 released
    is in epel, according to
  • Posted Monitorix 3.11.0 released to dean

    Another great Perl software that I find very useful is Monitorix.

    Monitorix is FOSS lightweight system monitoring designed to monitor as many services and system resources as possible.


  • Commented on We don't need no stinkin' hosting
    How hosting content will be solved seems like a reasonable question for the grant application to address. Perhaps Heroku, perhaps GH pages, perhaps other. Seems like something that can easily be updated in the grant request ready for resubmission....
  • Commented on Perl Toolchain Summit: People & Projects
    Indeed, smaller scale is what I had envisioned when I made a suggestion. Although more open rather than invite only....
  • Commented on Perl Toolchain Summit: People & Projects
    I would like to suggest similar summits for other significant parts of the Perl ecosystem. Perhaps for 'DBI/DBD', or 'HTTP' (LWP, HTTP::*, Hijk, etc), maybe even 'Logging' might get people excited?...
  • Posted LemonLDAP::NG 2.0.3 released! to dean

    Another perl software that I use / like was just released. I will embed the tweet because it has clapping sheep.

  • Posted What's new in Proxmox VE 5.4 to dean

    Proxmox VE is a virtualization and LXC platform - all written in Perl.

    I wrote most of the the Perl client API on the CPAN - and use it with quite a few $clients.

    Proxmox VE 5.4 introduces new features:

    - Debian Stret…

  • Commented on Call for volunteers to update OWASP Perl Wiki
    What is required?...
  • Posted Thruk 2.28 released to dean

    Details available on ... and

    Thruk is a multibackend monitoring webinterface which currently supports Naemon, Nagios, Icinga…

  • Commented on HTTP requests, simply
    LWP::Protocol::PSGI converted me back from HTTP::Tiny For all HTTP::Tiny's joys, LWP::Protocol::PSGI makes testing delightful...
  • Commented on See you next year at 36c3!
    Great work representing perl. Keep it up....
  • Posted Skeleton Week: perl based status page to dean

    The nice folk at Fastmail have published their status webpage application "towncrier" as foss on github. See it running in on their actual status page (link fixed).

    It is written in Perl, usin…

  • Posted Skeleton Week: Nopaste with mojopaste to dean

    The nopaste utility from the venerable ETHER is a terrific addition to your standard deployment. Installation is trivial with:

    cpanm App::Nopaste

    This simple utility makes it trivial to …

  • Posted Skeleton Week: Perl plugin for collectd to dean

    This is the first year that I can recall during which I have not been at $work. I like the easy commuting, empty car parks, long lunches etc. then taking leave when everyone comes back.


  • Posted Thanks for Imager::File::WEBP to dean

    Thanks TONYC for authoring and releasing Imager::File::WEBP

    All three major browsers now support WebP in a backwards compatible way, so with a few small changes to our Imager scrip…

  • Commented on PostgreSQL 11 Server Side Programming - Quick Start Guide
    Congrats on getting your book published. No doubt a herculean effort....
  • Posted DBD::Oracle 1.76 released to dean

    Including a wide range of bug fixes and some helpful enhancements as detailed in the Changes file.

    If you are using DBD::Oracle, there is no reason not to upgrade (YMMV)

    Check it out or using your preferred CPAN tools

  • Commented on Promoting Perl
    Training (and certifications) have a powerful network effect. Thats a great contribution....
  • Commented on Promoting Perl
    I have taken a POV that is promoting perl through content creation and promotion. This would help address the mentioned idea that "people are learning it, so they want to use it". Another POV is excellent - that of promoting...
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  • Charlie Gonzalez commented on Call for volunteers to update OWASP Perl Wiki

    Hi Martin,

    Thank you for your comment, I am not sure how long it will take for OWASP to respond. I have updated my post to reflect this information.

  • Grinnz commented on Call for volunteers to update OWASP Perl Wiki

    Surely Perl 6 should get its own page rather than confusing the Perl page.

  • Neil Bowers commented on Perl Toolchain Summit: People & Projects

    Tim Bunce has attended before, and was invited again this year, so he could work on DBI and Devel::NYTProf, but couldn't make it. Two of the main maintainers for LWP and friends are invited every year.

    We'll be having a discussion on the scope this year, to see whether people think it should change.

    It's a lot of effort organising and funding an event like this. Maybe smaller events could be organised for some of the topics you mentioned, but attached to existing conferences?

  • Saif commented on Perl Toolchain Summit: People & Projects

    One thing I would like to see more of is PDL. This powerful module, I feel, needs a summit of its own.

    One thing I would like to see is something like a "Do-it-in-Perl" site where users who encounter a script in another language (say, in a magazine or online), sees if that script can be ported into Perl and publish that code on this site. This would 1) be a useful tutorial for newbies as well as an intellectual exercise for experienced perl developer and 2) just as importantly demonstrate areas where the Perl ecosystem is deficient, or needs modernising. It seems that Perl is squee…

  • Yuki Kimoto commented on Monitorix 3.11.0 released

    thank you.

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