tap and yaml diagnostics

April 10, 2008

For fun, I patched a copy of Test::Builder to do YAML diagnostics, which were discussed quite a bit at the Oslo QA Hackathon. It uses a mechanism that Schwern said would be unsuitable for real use, presumably due to threading or some other case that I don’t care about. (Or, at least, that I don’t care about for playing around with.)

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oslo qa hackathon day 1

April 5, 2008

Today was the first day of work on the Oslo QA Hackathon. Lots of stuff went on, and the small fraction I was able to witness was very exciting. TAP seems to be getting a lot of great discussion, and not only are great feature ideas being fleshed out, many of them are then being put aside for thought before being blindly implemented. This is nothing but good.

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oscon 2008 looks good

April 2, 2008

I haven’t been to OSCON since 2005. It kept getting less interesting without getting less expensive. This year, though, OSCON looks really good – and I’m not just saying that because I’ll be giving my Perl 5.10 talk. There are a lot of talks, both Perl and otherwise, that look really interesting. I’m glad to see that Perl is so well represented this year, with talks about new Perl systems that I know can really improve Perl software development.

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the oslo qa hackathon cometh

April 1, 2008

A few months ago, Salve Nilsen was asking #perl-qa about interest in a QA and testing hackathon in Oslo. I thought this sounded like a great idea and volunteered a bunch of names of people who I thought would be interested (or at least interesting). I humbly humbly put my own name in that list, and as it turned out, I got connected with a sponsor and I’ll be headed to the Oslo QA Hackathon this week. I’m on ABC Startsiden’s dime. If you haven’t heard of them, you’re not Norwegian. They’re (from my understanding) the most popular site in Norway.

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time to blast through the mopeys

March 26, 2008

Lately, every time I’m done with work and have some time in which I could be getting things done, I find myself staring at my terminal doing nothing, or at least nothing productive. I’ve barely gotten anything off of my to do list for a few weeks, especially a number of code-related things that I really wanted to have finished weeks or months ago.

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backups now stored on time capsule

March 22, 2008

The Time Capsule from Apple has been a source of grumbling from me ever since it was announced. I was annoyed that I couldn’t use my existing Airport (even though I have an ancient model that doesn’t do drive sharing). I was annoyed that if I got a Time Capsule, Gloria couldn’t benefit from it because her iBook can’t run Leopard. I was annoyed because I can’t even really benefit from the 802.11n networking on my first-rev MacBook. My TiVo prevents me from using WPA. Grumble, grumble, grumble.

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meteos: another game i wish i liked more

March 20, 2008

Meteos is a “puzzle” game for the DS. I really don’t like the use of the word “puzzle” to describe the genre of games like Puzzle Quest and Tetris and Meteos, because they’re not so much puzzles, to me, as just games. That’s not the point, though.

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