July 2012 Archives

Windows Sucks, Right? It does doesn't it?

Does Windows really suck? Yes. Is Windows also awesomesauce? Yes. Are both these statements and answers contradictions? Yes .. and No. Wait, what? I don’t understand the question. Does Windows suck, yes or no? It depends.


  • Yes, Windows sucks as an operating system for developing in Unix-based programming languages

  • Yes, Windows has the best general Desktop user experience (of all current systems)

So, getting to the point, context-matters. Disgruntled old IRC channel loiterers love to make generalizations about everything from politics to operating systems, regex use-cases to procedural versus object-oriented programming.

This is a cautionary tale for newbies, listen and do as you’re told, but also, don’t.

Your friendly neighborhood rebel-rouser


Scribble: Yet Another Attempt To Make Perl ...

Yet another bright idea (I think) to make Perl look and act like something else ....

# so basically this would load classes on-the-fly using Module::Runtime (or the like) if not already loaded, and provide simple and cute access to class methods, etc. Obviously there are times (most-times) when you'd rather know about a problem at compile-time versus run-time but my brain dumps could care less about those types of particulars.

package App::Controller::Root;

use Class::Path class => 'App';

my $obj;

$obj = class '/d…

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user-pic Al Newkirk is a web application developer from Philadelphia, PA in the United States who specializes in Perl development with MySQL on a Windows platform using Strawberry Perl. I do a bunch of other stuff too, stick around and find out what!