At the French Perl Workshop (and probably elsewhere before), Matt Trout talked about why and how some ideas could succeed and most other fail. An interesting talk. The last part was a rant against the numerous modules on the CPAN to parse command-line options. His proposal was to do the same thing to command-line programs (CLI) than PSGI did to web applications: formulate a generic specification, that developers can use to build applications and not depend on a specific implementation.
The last day of September was also my last day at Orange, after 5 years and 9 months working there as a sysadmin/sysdev. Because I was "the Perl guy" other there, my last message couldn't be a standard "it's been a pleasure working with you blah blah". Obviously, I had to send a Perl obfuscation.