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Perl Oasis 2011

Perl Oasis 2011 With London Perl Workshop closing up this weekend, I realized So Perl Oasis 2011 is rapidly approaching. It will in fact be happening January 15th, 2011, and the deadline for Talk Submissions is December 17th. Worse yet the deadline for booking the hotel rooms with our discount rate is December 16th! The call for speakers is op... Read more

Traits Vs Roles

Traits vs Roles In natural languages lot of objects have multiple names. For example I am known on CPAN and IRC as perigrin, I am know to my friends and family as Chris, to the TSA as David, and to my children as Daddy. Each of these different names illuminate a different context or role that the object, me, is thought of or used in. Recently ... Read more

The Tpf

The Perl Foundation Gabor Szabo recently asked on his blog what we want to see out of The Perl Foundation. This was in response to the issues raised in comments on his grant request. I’d made a comment in there that I figured I should pull some of ideas from my comments there out into a blog post in response Gabor’s question. Obviously much of... Read more

Vote Transparent

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

"Patches Welcome" or Volunteers vs Hobbists

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