The Room Do I dare disturb the universe?

The Best Laid Plans

But Mousie, thou are no thy-lane, In proving foresight may be vain: The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men, Gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy! So in the last post I hoped that by moving to a github-page + jekyll setup I would blog more. Apparently I was mistaken. I’d started a blog post or three ... Read more

New Look, New Digs

One of the biggest problems with dogfooding is that you’re eating dogfood. I’ve not had the time to work on blawd in several years at this point. That means that all the nits I have with it still have cumulatively stopped me from blogging. Rather than pretend like I’ll be able to fix those nits anytime soon, I’ve given up the ghost for now and ... Read more

Enhanced Smoking Techniques for Saving My Ass

In which we learn how a series of cockups can reinforce lessons about money, and potentially provide some new infrastructure for Perl5 Core The Background If you were at YAPC::NA this past summer1, you may have attended my talk about the lessons I’ve learned from starting and running my company Tamarou. One of the points I emphasized in the ta... Read more

How to Automate breaking half of CPAN with Dist::Zilla!

So last night I dropped a new module on to the CPAN. Normally this would be a cause for celebration, except it turns out I broke Moose. A Date with Destiny If you don’t know local::lib, you should. I’ve been using it on a per-project level using John Napiorkowski’s App::local::lib::helper. This works out incredibly well for those nasty interna... Read more

I saw the best minds of my generation...

So there has been a recent post that stirred up some commentary. The basic gist is that the author decided to leave Perl because he got tired of living with the constant scolding over ‘use strict’. Something that (as he points out in an update) even Mark Jason Dominus has commented on1. I agree with him. Not about use strict, I actually agree w... Read more