heading home from YAPC::NA 2010

June 25, 2010  ๐Ÿซ

Iโ€™m finally on the last leg of my trip home from YAPC. The travel home was slightly chaotic, and I worked a full day before actually getting onto the road home, but itโ€™s been fine. The planes were fine, I was seated next to Walt (by chance!) and I didnโ€™t suffer any extreme delays. That might change, as it looks like Iโ€™m going to be over an hour late getting home, but maybe that wonโ€™t come to pass. It would be nice to get to see Martha awake before tomorrow morning. Still, Gloria will be awake, and hopefully we can relax and maybe catch up on Top Chef a little.

"dzil setup" for first-time users

June 25, 2010  ๐Ÿฆ– ๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Iโ€™ve just finished, but not released, a dzil setup command. If a user runs dzil (for most purposes) without a config.ini present, this warning is displayed:

Config::MVP v1, Dist::Zilla v4, documentation, and conferences

May 26, 2010  ๐Ÿฆ– ๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป

YAPC is only about three weeks away, and I have a lot of work to do on my presentation material. Iโ€™m giving three presentations: one on Perl 5.12, one on Git, and one on Dist::Zilla. The Dist::Zilla talk will also be presented at OSCON. Iโ€™ve been working feverishly to get prepared for those talks, but not by writing presentation material.

soulver v2 is here

May 18, 2010  ๐Ÿ’พ ๐Ÿคค

I wrote about Soulver about three years ago when I accidentally acquired a free license. This morning, I saw Marcus promoting a new version and I thought Iโ€™d give it a look.

mutt problems after debian upgrade

May 9, 2010  ๐Ÿถ

Iโ€™m pretty darn cautious about upgrading stuff on servers, but for some reason every once in a while I lose my mind and say, โ€œIโ€™m going to do a dist-upgrade my primary workstation right before (bedtime, work, a deadline).โ€ I did that last night.

Moose, laziness, and weak refrences

May 6, 2010  ๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Last night, I was making some improvements to some work code, and trying to make it easier to use in places where I wasnโ€™t using it yet. Part of this involved allowing an important attibute to be a weak reference. I really wanted to do something like this:

dzil new - using Dist::Zilla to start new dists

May 4, 2010  ๐Ÿฆ– ๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Iโ€™m very pleased to report that the last to-do item from my 2010Q1 Perl Foundation grant to improve Dist::Zilla is complete. That item was an improved dzil new command, described like this: