April 2015 Archives

Sydney PM May 2015

In brief, SiteSuite have agreed to host on the 14th of May.

Dates beyond that are up for grabs, and speakers are welcomed for any and all meetings.

Help promote by printing and hanging either the A3 or A4 poster around your workplace, university, college, local hang outs etc. but please ask for permission before hanging them!. Other PM groups are welcome to use them …

Some Useful Debian Packages

Obviously these are probably in other distributions and BSD's. Debian is win though.


Actually reduce/stop clock drift, rather than having ntp constantly tweaking the system time. Useless on VM's obviously.


Emails you a list of packages to be updated.

Configure it via /etc/apt/listchanges.conf


Control max cpu usage of a process


A convenient way to show disk size, partitions, format, uuid etc etc


Sydney-PM Tonight ! (April 14th)

Hosted by us at Broadbean. The address is Level 8, 9 Hunter Street, Sydney 2000.

The front doors close promptly at 6pm. If you arrive before 6pm, then walk straight in (there's no sign in process). When on the 8th floor, there's signs to say we're to the left. Come on in!

If you arrive after 6pm then please give Peter me a call. His number is 0414 331 769. Someone will then come and let you in.

Tonight Stuart Cooper will present a talk on using perl in a perl hostile environment. Ivan Wills will also present on a mystery topic. There will also be some house keeping dis…

Looking for BZ::Client Author

I am looking to contact Jochen Wiedmann who is the BZ::Client author (amongst other modules) whom I am guessing resides in Finland. I have emailed the associated cpan.org email address and I created an RT ticket 1 year ago. Hopefully ownership of this module can be shared and development continued.

In the interim, users of BZ::Client (i.e. Bugzilla XMLRPC Client) might be interested in my GitHub Repo which includes a number o…

Looking for HTML::FormFu patches and contributions

The HTML::FormFu module is well known enough to be mentioned in detail in both published Catalyst books. Despite a reasonable learning curve, once mastered saves enormous time in creating web-based forms.

The author/maintainer, Carl (aka fireartist), has been nice enough to allow me to get involved and I have pulled in a number of patches that kind people have submitted via github and RT. Only minor changes thus far, but it's great to have something so useful that people take time to tweak, fix and repair it - then submit their changes for inclusion. I am readying a release for the n…

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