email::mime::* make me crazy

January 20, 2009  📧 🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

I’ve been doing a lot of work on our internal library for building multipart email messages from templates. Email::MIME has been stabbing me in the face much of the time.

importing version-control-free code from the cpan

January 15, 2009  📚 🔀 🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

I’ve been meaning to convert some old code, not originally mine, from VCS-free CPAN releases to git. That is: I want to take each release and commit it to a git repository, preserving authorship, dates, and so on. Someone told me that Jon Rockway’s metacpan would help with this, but it wasn’t going to work right out of the box, and I was more interested in results than learning. I’m sure that he could produce something much better than the garbage I produced, and I hope he does.

getsatisfaction makes me angry

January 8, 2009  🤤

I think that Get Satisfaction may be my absolute least favorite place on the internet. I have never visited it without ending up really angry.

cheap dnd miniature substitutes

December 28, 2008  🎲

During my last campaigns, we had no good miniatures. We used four pawns (more or less) for the PCs and coins for enemies. This presented numerous problems. The pawns were mostly indistinguishable and had no clear facing. The same went for the coins, since we usually couldn’t use one type of coin per enemy.

christmas '08

December 28, 2008

As is often the case after a trip or holiday, I’m so beat that I am in no shape to give a full or accurate recounting of events. Here are some of the highlights, for posterity.

at long last, app::cmd prompting

December 24, 2008  🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

At work, we have two kits for writing CLI programs: App::Cmd and ICG::CLI. I wrote both of them, and they’re not quite compatible. Oops!

acme modules i will not write

December 24, 2008  🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

These have been sitting in my idea queue, but I have no time to think if hilarious things to do, so I share two silly module names with you:

if only all these "you recevied..." weren't lies

December 23, 2008

I’m getting much more spam past my bounce rules and into my “hold for review” rules. Almost all of them are in the form “thanks! here is an X” or “congratulations! you won a Y!”

travel hell

December 22, 2008

The plan, yesterday, was (all times shown in Eastern):

vmware mime fail

December 17, 2008  📧

VMware keeps sending me newsletters. Too bad they’re horribly broken MIME. It’s just more proof that all email software sucks and email hates the living.