"Become a CPAN Author" at MiniConf in NYC, June 6

I'll be leading my "Become a CPAN Author in Three Hours" workshop on the morning of Saturday, June 6 at MiniConf in New York City. This is our replacement for the MojoConf.

Mojoconf is cancelled; I'm scrambling to do something anyway

MojoConf has turned into MiniConf, with a social meeting on Friday, June 5 and a full day of Perl activities on Saturday, June 6. I'll give my "Become a CPAN Author in Three Hours" workshop on Saturday morning.



It looks like Mojoconf 2015 is being cancelled for lack of sponsorship. I was only involved as a trainer for one day so I'm not privy to everything else that was going on.

However, David Farrell and I are going to come up with something if you've already made plans to be in New York. I don't know what that it, but it might…

I broke plenv and cpanm, and the systems they run on

I didn't break them myself, but the Perl Power Tools project that I revitalized did. Well, that's not even strictly true. The Perl Power Tools, which install thin implementations of common Unix tools, highlighted a problem with the idea of tools such as plenv.

Huh. Multiple beginning-of-line anchors work

I've never had a reason to use multiple beginning-of-line anchors in a regex, so I wondered if it would work. I guess it does.

use v5.10;

my $string = 'HERE';
This is line one
This is a cat
This is a dog
This is a lizard
This is a bird
That is a ostrich
HERE

my @…

What could a reddit bot do with feedback?

David Farrell is conducting some Reddit experiments with his Perly::Bot. Through the _perly_bot user, he automagically injects things into the Perl subreddit, making a bit more like a feed aggregator. But that's just a start.

I like reddit because it allows for casual feedback, either up or down (unlike Likes). Some of that information could feed back into the bot. If someone's entries in blogs.perl.org, for instance, are consistently dis…