Bringing my blog back to life

I've been busy, busy, busy. Blogging about Perl is one of those things I always said I would get back to one day.

Well, today is that day.

I'm not going to be a daily poster, but I will put my thoughts and rants up here from time to time.

Quick update

Just a quick update for anyone who's wondering what's going on with me. I had a few major projects at work that absorbed a ton of what I thought would be free time. So far, we have:

  • Migrated from physical Sendmail Sentrion server to virtual

  • Moved Enterprise Email Services from one Data Center to a Dual Data Center

  • Migrated our custom Perl environment along the same path

  • Consolidated codebase from ~3,000 custom applications to ~28 (Th…
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    As far as I know, I'm the only full-time Perl programmer here. Perl is used heavily in my group - for both system automation and administration, as well as a few simple web applications. Most of this code is functional in nature, and was written between 12-5 years ago. It's also spread across many servers, and is not very maintainable or portable. It was written under Perl 5.4 - 5.8, so there's lots of room to improv…

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    user-pic Making stuff with Perl since 4.0