SWP Day Two

Well a little less busy today just a few talks and mine own and then a little Perl6 playtime.

Maxim Vuets (‎mvuets‎) gave an interesting talk on that terrible Canadian invention of toki pona. Some-how Max managed to get Perl to work at parsing that language and it gives a whole new meaning to the Practical part of the P in Perl.

Next Dave and I where up with our introduction to Replay which was well received and we had a …

SWP Day One

Well after being all Perl6ed out the day before I was up bright eyed and bushy tailed for this year's Swiss Perl Work Shop

The first talk today was by Dr. Tara Andrews (‎aurum‎) a most entertaining speaker who can some-how mix arcane Byzantine~Armenian history, the battle between the Epistemology of the Inexact and Exact Sciences, digital rot and open source Perl projects and still…

My First Perl6 (Part the First)

Well since I was in Olten anyway for the SWP I might as well take in the Perl6 workshop. I initialy signed up to do some install testing on windows 64 which according to the many rumors I have herd it would be a nightmare wrapped up in a nice bow.

So after arriving a little later than expected and seeing the good old familiar faces I grabbed a seat and began to play.

The first stop was getting started page on Perl6.org and within a few mins…

Perl Zombie Ate My Brain


Well something like t…


Well I have said it in the past I!=SysAdmin and with the problems I have had of late I think I might as well share with other so they will not have the same three very bad days I just had.

To make a short story a little longer it started when the development box I usually work-with was rebuild after a fatal crash on the rather tired box it was on.

Things where fine on the new box the old code worked and we seemed to see no problems a few runs of cpanm would not fix. The problems started after we got…