lexical imports at long last

August 17, 2009  🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

“Import things to a lexical scope” has been on my todo list for Sub::Exporter for a long time, and I often thought I had determined how to implement them in pure Perl, and was then often disappointed. The problem is that I basically know zero XS and don’t know how to mess around with B and the op tree. Clearly this needs to change, because the programmers I know who can sling XS and B can do amazing things.

getting re-rolling on pod work

August 9, 2009  🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

This has been a good week for me to take things that look to big and break them into smaller, attainable goals. I did it for some work projects, and I think it’s helping me feel like I can start making more progress. It also led to a huge update to Path::Resolver, including much-needed documentation.

buying beer in bethlehem just got better (years ago)

August 1, 2009

For my birthday, my mom said she was going to buy me a bottle of bourbon that I’d had on my wish list for some time. She asked me what it was, and I told her, but she lost the thing she wrote it on. I said, “Don’t worry about it. It’s hard to find anyway. I’d like a gift certificate to Tanczos just as much.”

what i want from a d&d wiki

July 12, 2009  ⚔️ 💾

I want a system in which my players can keep logs of the adventures. I want them to be in a clear sequence so you can click “next” and “previous” without having to set the links up yourself. I want it to be possible to have multiple summaries. One unbiased log, a per-player (or per-character) log, and maybe others.

obsidian portal and me

July 12, 2009  🧑🏽‍💻 ⚔️ 💾

A while ago, someone directed me to Obsidian Portal. It’s a website where you can collaboratively develop an RPG campaign. A camapign has a wiki, PC and NPC tracking, an adventure (b)log, an item tracker, a map archive, and forums. There might be some other stuff, too.

current project status braindump

July 11, 2009  🐫 🌀 🧑🏽‍💻

Lately, I have a lot going on. I think I need to recalibrate my “very busy” alert, because I feel like it’s been going off for months, now. Still, things are okay. Here’s a bit of a dump on some things I’m working on or should be working on.

charles proxy is way cool

July 4, 2009  🧑🏽‍💻

On the recommendation of a friend, I tried out the Charles HTTP proxy for debugging… web stuff. It’s nagware, and the nagging is really annoying. Despite that, it was obvious within the first two hours that I was going to buy it. It made it very, very simple to diagnose a number of problems that Firebug and Safari could not sort out. (They both seem to clear their logs fairly aggressively during redirection, for one thing.)

more little git n-liners

June 29, 2009  🔀 🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

I mean, they’re not one-liners. They’re full programs. They just do something really really simple.

replacing github with a very small shell script

June 27, 2009  🔀 🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

…not really. I still really like using GitHub, and (obviously) they do much more than I could churn out in a weekend, let alone an hour. Also, I used Perl.