The Room Do I dare disturb the universe?

Vote Transparent

Vote Transparent 1 Mostly because I don’t think he’ll actually do it. ↩ Read more

There has been a strong meme going around that I’ve not been paying attention to until today. I’m not sure my opinion really matters here but I thought I’d add my perspective which doesn’t seem to be represented well in the discussion. I’ve been paid as a Perl developer for a little over a decade now. I’ve been involved in various degrees in th... Read more

With A Little Help From My Friends

With a Little Help From My Friends So I haven’t blogged much in the last month. Now I blog twice in one evening1. I’ve been incredibly busy on something that it turns out is the topic for this post. Today coming across the Iron Man feed was Gábor Szabó’s post about “Cooperation among Perl freelancers”. This hit pretty close to home for me sinc... Read more

Fixing A Hole

Fixing a Hole Recently xenoterracide mentioned an issue he had with Dist::Zilla which he solved in a clever way1. I had been thinking about this problem for a while myself. RJBS generates solid code, and nobody agree’s 100% on everything I respect him enough to give serious thought to his solutions to problems. So it was surprising to me that I... Read more

Ipad Hating Has Jumped The Shark

iPad Hating has Jumped the Shark In his recent post Wrong About the iPad, Tim Bray attempts to rebut a quote from Marc Benioff. But then Benioff goes on to say “It’s not about text, or even animation, it’s about video.” That is so, so, wrong. Intelligence is a text-based application. Benioff isn’t stupid but that remark is. I read Tim Bra... Read more