(should be a) Reply to [GPW 2015] German train drivers' union calls 5-day strike starting Tuesday

The German Perl Workshop will take place as planned. The following mail was sent out to (I assume) all attendees:

Dear GPW attendee,

today it was announced that the train drivers of the Deutsche Bahn (German Railways) will be taking part in a strike. So it will be very difficult to come to Dresden by train. You probably know the alternatives yourself. We hope that you will come to Dresden without problems!

Here in Dresden we have a good public transportation service and we have
a nice offer for you: We or…

Perl in your Pocket (Android)

I put off my talk submission for the German Perl Workshop for some time, mostly because I was not satisfied with the ideas and code I had. But I just submitted my talk proposal, which is to show how to compile and use Perl on Android. The Perl documentation seems quite simple and using it and the documentation online led me to an almost working Perl. What really surprised me was how fast my (Snapdragon 801-powered) phone was at compiling Perl.

The talk will touch compiling a custom Perl, platform peculiarities of Android, using m…

German Perl Workshop 2015: Call for Papers extended until March 30th 2015

We'd like to invite all users, developers, administrators and IT-deciders to hand in talks for the German Perl Workshop 2015 in Dresden.

We have extended the deadline until the 30th of March 2015. You can submit your talks using the online form. Feel free to decide on your own to talk either in English or German language. Please plan to speak 10, 20 or 40 minutes. There is the option to do a lightning talk as well.

You can submit your talk here: http://act.yapc.eu/gpw2015/newtalk

A feed reader (2)

After asking around, I gave Giannis "feeder" a second look. Indeed adding the missing features was almost trivial and Gianni was highly responsive about merging my patches.

Now the mailed blog posts can look like this:


A feed reader

Dear lazyweb,

Since trying to hide from the cloud, I've solved my problem of synchronizing address books and calendars with my home machine through (paid) Android CalDav adaptors and Davical. What I'm now looking for is a nice RSS reader to supply me with well-prepared information during my daily subway ride.