CPAN Game: 100+ days of daily CPAN upload

Yes, I am back again with another blog. I just need a reason to write about. This time, I am going to talk about one of the most fun game I am involved with for long time. In short, this game requires you to upload one distribution to CPAN every day. It sounds simple but it is far from simple.

Current Chains

All-time Chains

Screenshots taken from Neil Bowers personal website.

If you don't know the history of the game, let me give you little introduction, I was first introduced to the game by one of the blog by Neil Bowers. I got addicted to it from day one. Few months later, Barbie blogged once he completed one year of CPAN uploads. It worked like a catalyst to my already addiction.

It was difficult game but I carried on till I reached the 1027 days of daily CPAN upload and chain was broken. Lets not get into the details how and why. However I didn't stop and started the game the very next day. This time around, I was going smooth without any resistance but then the chain broke again at the end of 621 days of daily CPAN upload. You would think, I will stop now. No, I started again the next day, today I just completed 101 days of CPAN upload.

I am hoping to breach my own record of 1027 days one day.

Wish me luck.

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