another unproductive complaint about subversion

October 15, 2008  🔀 🤤

I remember in 2005 or so when I first started using Subversion, I liked it so much. It was much easier to use than CVS. Everyone said it would be make tagging and branching easier than CVS. In CVS, tagging was fine, but branching was such a pain that I never bothered.

our text editors, our secret masters

October 8, 2008  🧑🏽‍💻

Ever wonder how much of our programming style is dictated by our desire to see the right pretty colors? In Perl, I think it’s a good bit.

just what the cpan was missing

October 6, 2008  🐪 🧑🏽‍💻

I work for Pobox. We provide identity management. For the most part, it’s about email. You register an email address with us and we handle the mail for you. We send it to an IMAP store, or your current ISP, or some flash in the pan webmail provider like Google. We do other things, though, like web and URL redirection. It’s about managing services that relate to your identity.

email::messageid 1.400

October 3, 2008  📧 🐪 🧑🏽‍💻

I’ve uploaded a new Email::MessageID, version 1.400. It has two major improvements. First, the result of its new method is now an Email::MessageID object, where it was previously an Email::Address object(!). This means that it can now have its own message-id-specific methods. It has one: in_brackets. This is a very common mistake:

new app cmd interface finally released

September 15, 2008  🐪 🧑🏽‍💻

One of the earliest libraries I wrote for Pobox is ICG::CLI. It makes it easy to write CLI programs by tying together Getopt::Long::Descriptive with some common options (like help and verbose) and a few bits of code to make them work. So, you got three routines, whisper, say, and yell, which were like printf, but respected the verbose and quiet flags. (This got refactored into Log::Speak, which I don’t think was ever released. Oh well.)

more stupid headlines

September 12, 2008  🤤

Only a few weeks after reading in the Sunday Times that The Castle and the Trial were “Kafkaesque,” today, CNN has this headline:

salt and vinegar goldfish crackers

September 8, 2008  🥘

Wow. I was looking at Wikipedia’s article on Goldfish crackers recently (don’t ask) and I saw an amazing fact. In “some regions of Canada” one can acquire salt and vinegar goldfish crackers.

rx, json schema, and uri templates

September 8, 2008  🧑🏽‍💻

I got to feeling like maybe JSON Schema was not yet firm enough to give up on, and that maybe I could help improve it in the areas where Rx’s design made more sense. I made one or two very minor suggestions that were accepted, but the most important area was not addressed. You can read more about it at the Google Groups thread.