testing work on Dist::Zilla to begin

March 14, 2010  🦖 🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

Guess what I worked on today in Dist::Zilla? Logging! I’m beginning to think I may have a logging-tweaking addiction.

logging changes in Dist::Zilla were not complete

March 12, 2010  🦖 🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

In short, there was just too much copy and paste. It wasn’t really trivial, either. Here’s an example of code that appeared in both Pod::Weaver::Role::Plugin and Dist::Zilla::Role::Plugin:

logging changes in Dist::Zilla are maybe complete

March 10, 2010  🦖 🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

The last 24 hours or so have been really busy. Today was Martha’s third birthday (wow, can you believe it?) and I’ve had a number of incredibly annoying bugs at work. I won’t get into the details right now but one of them was an MSIE bug that I solved by \uXXXX-only double-JSON-encoding a structure. The other was fixed by disabling Etag headers. Blaaaagh!

testing and logging with Dist::Zilla

March 8, 2010  🦖 🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

I feel like I’m making enough progress, right now, to make a grant update every day. I don’t know how long this will last, but I’m glad that it’s going so well, so far.

more dzil improvements; mostly logging

March 7, 2010  🦖 🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

I’ve been continuing to work on adding improved logging capabilities to Dist::Zilla. They’re not going to be terribly complex, but I’m trying to make sure that they’re easy to use, and that they lend themselves to sane default output and useful debugging output. Yesterday, I realized that these lines were really annoying:

hdtv and the "soap opera" effect

February 19, 2010  ⚙️

We recently got a new HDTV. Our old TV was a standard definition 34” (or so) CRT. It was about 12 years old, but still worked perfectly. The issue was just that having been forced to get an HT TiVo and upgrade to digital TV, I started to resent all the HD programming that I was watching in SD. Also, I saw my buddy Pez’s Xbox on an HDTV and that was pretty cool.

still alive, still reading comics

February 16, 2010  🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

I haven’t written anything about programming in a long time, now. I stopped when I was work on my Advent calendar and never really got back to writing in my journal. I’m still doing plenty of coding, I’m just not writing about it here much.

microsoft customer service madness

February 4, 2010  🤤

In January, I ordered an Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit from Amazon. It’s a NiMH battery pack with a USB cable to connect the controller (also a charger) to the Xbox. It arrived a few days later. While the cable would power the controller, its “charging” light wouldn’t come on and it didn’t seem to be charging the controller. The kit came with a piece of paper that said, “In case of problems, do not return! Contact Microsoft!”

perl 5.11.4 is now available!

January 21, 2010  🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

And you don’t suppose that I went into it headlong like a fool? I went into it like a wise man, and that was just my destruction. And you mustn’t suppose that I didn’t know, for instance, that if I began to question myself whether I had the right to gain power – I certainly hadn’t the right – or that if I asked myself whether a human being is a louse it proved that it wasn’t so for me, though it might be for a man who would go straight to his goal without asking questions…. If I worried myself all those days, wondering whether Napoleon would have done it or not, I felt clearly of course that I wasn’t Napoleon.

– Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment