Continually experimenting with new ideas and techniques — Reconstructing, Developing, Modernising.
My stint running the Toronto Perl Mongers is over. Jordan Tam and a couple of others have all the passwords and privileges needed to update the web site and moderate the mailing list. I am relieved to be stepping down,… Continue Reading →
A couple of things have happened recently which have highlighted ways I can slim things down a bit in terms of the number of things I need to keep track of and change the way I behave. Thanks to homebrew,… Continue Reading →
Recently Perl 5.12.0 was announced. There are some great changes in this release, some incremental and some new goodness has been introduced. Looking at the commentary this announcement spawned I suspect there is a disconnect between the Perl developers, the… Continue Reading →
I’ve been quite busy the past few weeks, and what strikes me is that most of the activities were driven by the influence of people I find interesting, and my involvement with Perl over the past decade or so has… Continue Reading →
“Don’t believe what you read” seems to be this week’s theme. On Monday I went to my first Rails Pub Nite for a few months, and there were a good forty or fifty people there. Most of them seemed to… Continue Reading →
Back in 1999 Perl was described as a postmodern language. As the husband of a philosophy professor, and as someone with an instinctive distrust of sophistry, my layman’s understanding of “postmodern” was essentially that it was a term used as… Continue Reading →