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Shuck & Awe #2: Hunting for Perl

Huzzah! It’s official, Perl 5.12 is out! If you haven’t already, check out the changelog! As one might expect, this little piece of news made its way on several blogs, both internal and external to the Perl community.

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Shuck & Awe #1: Hunting for Perl

Welcome to the first issue of Shuck & Awe: Hunting for Perl. Inspired by Blogrotate and Log Buffer, I’ve decided to try jump-starting a bi-weekly review of everything and anything that caught our attention in the Perl world. Okay, that’s enough introduction. Let’s cut down to the meat already, and see what I’ve collected for the last two weeks.

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My thoughts on Ada Lovelace Day, A candid conversation with Sheeri Cabral

I had an interesting conversation with Sheeri yesterday. She had pointed out that today was Ada Lovelace Day, a day devoted to highlight and thank the many women in the Information Technology industry for their contributions. She suggested that if I wanted to blog about it she would find that appropriate, given what we’ve achieved here at Pythian.

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Logs Go Un-Buffered Worldwide

I regret to say, there is no Log Buffer this week, as we’ve all been busy preparing for the Big New Thing coming in a few days. The good news is, we have a Big New Thing coming in a few days. Stay tuned for that, you won’t want to miss it.

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Perl Module Dependencies: how to require the latest, and nothing less

Recently, hanekomu was contemplating how to make subsequent installs of a Task::BeLike module upgrade its dependencies to their latest version. This gave me ideas…

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The Joy of Finding Your Code in Unexpected Places

So there I am, on my morning bus ride, reading my copy of ‘The Definitive Guide to Catalyst’, unaware of the surprise that is about to fall on me like a rabid koala bear…The script in the book is a wee bit different and has been improved upon, but its origin is unmistakable. Somehow, unexpectedly, a hack of mine found its way into publication. Fame, glory, and page 293 of the Catalyst book, I can finally claim ’em all as rightfully mine! But, serendipitous glee aside, three important lessons lie in this little story.

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FOSSLC Debate: Which open source license is best?

Gowlings hosted a debate on open source licenses organized by the Free and Open Source Software Learning Centre (FOSSLC). The debate was conducted between the proponents of three major Open Source licenses: Mike Milinkovich for the EPL, Matt Asay for the GPL, and David Maxwell for the BSD license. Videos of the event are available on the FOSSLC site.

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Log Buffer #162: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to the 162nd edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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Log Buffer #149: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This is the 149th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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First Impressions of Kubuntu 9.04

While it is slightly more stable, within minutes I had had my first crash on the panel. I had several more, not hardware-related. Now these could be the fault of the applet developers and not KDE itself, but it certainly soured my first look. I will probably nuke this install and reinstall with the KDE3 remix over the weekend.

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