Randal Schwartz is in the hospital and could use some help.

I've talked to him on the phone several times, but now he's ready for the world to know. We were able to get him a laptop so he can post his stuff to Twitter and Google+ now. He has his contact info in the posts.

Besides being in the hospital, someone hacked his various internet accounts and is shutting down his digital life. I don't have details on that, but I know it's both isolating and frustrating for him.

If you are in the LA area, he could use visitors. If you have a spare internet hotspot that you could spare for a week until his…

The Lyon Compromise on Perl version formats

I fixed some tests in Module::Release because I supported v-strings and dev versions at the same time. Even though I don't use v-strings, the module would recognize v1.2.3_1. Andreas caught this because he does this amazing work to test CPAN breakage. John Peacock noted that version changed due to the "Lyon Compromise" from the 2014 Perl QA Hackathon. I know about the /var/www/users/brian_d_foy/index.html

The White Camel Awards, 2015 Edition

white_camel_2015.pngThe White Camel Awards recognize outstanding, non-technical achievement in Perl. Started in 1999 by Perl mongers and later merged with The Perl Foundation, the awards committee selects three names from a long list of worthy Perl volunteers to recognize hard work in Perl…

Nominate Perl heroes for the 2015 White Camel Awards

We're looking for nominations for the 2015 White Camel Awards that recognize significant non-technical achievement in Perl and its community. Each year we recognize work in the broad categories of community, advocacy, and user groups. These people keep the Perl community going and deserve to be recognized!

Creating a registry of environment variables

I want a registry of environment variables. If I see someone using one, I want to know what it does and what code or programs uses that. Or, given a program, what are all the variables that might affect it?

Rather than do the whole thing, I let myself do part of the first bit. I crawled all of my installed modules to pull out the keys used with %ENV. My solution (here's the gist) does some dumb matching then passes the result to PPI. I…