Archive for April, 2009

Modern Perl and I

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

I’m working on several projects.  Lately, my language of choice has been Perl because it lets me get things done quickly and because I can usually depend on the CPAN to have tools to make it easier and more correct.

Along the way, I’ve tripped over some really smart people doing some amazing work to make Perl more modern and more usable.  They seem to be people with great ideas who didn’t want to wait for Perl 6 and went and did something.  That’ been great to find and I’m learning a ton of things.

Maybe it’s interesting to hear how a competent Perl programmer found these new things, and that’s what I’ll start with today.

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It’s a BLOG!

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Many of my friends have suggested I set up a blog and write some things.  They’ve made this suggestion for some time now, and I’ve ignored them.  Well, they can all be happy as I have finally done something about it.

I did post some rambling “deep thoughts” on another web page, but they weren’t very organized.  Maybe I’ll repost them here, if they still seem interesting when I re-read them.  Other than that I’ve not bothered much with this new-fangled blogging thing.

What has finally gotten me to go to the effort of setting up a blog and maybe actually writing something in it regularly?

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