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  • 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]...
  • 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…

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  • brian d foy commented on __END__

    Self publishing is easier than ever, but don't mistake what you see for people making money.

  • Mohammad S Anwar commented on CPAN Day is 16th August

    It turned out be weekdays this time, 16th Aug 2017. Still plenty of time to plan the celebration. Thanks for the reminder, Neil. I am working on a new module currently, if it is ready by 16th Aug, then probably released it to mark the special day. Otherwise PR is always handy.

  • Neil Bowers commented on CPAN Day is 16th August

    Isn't every day like that Dean? But right you are. And tweet a picture, with hashtag #cpanday

  • faraco commented on Stack Overflow Considered as a Grimoire or Trove

    Stackoverflow is my alchemy recipes library.

  • gdo commented on Long Live Perl 5!

    Why do I continue to use Perl5?
    Converting to perl6 is not economically viable.

    Why do I not develop new applications and/or new modules in Perl6?
    Perl6 is a different language with a different run-time and the execution of both languages requires both run-time execution.
    Why do I have to complicate the environment? I see no advantage.

    If I could mix the two languages using the same run-time then I would consider using Perl6 especially in executing the asynchronous code.…

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