portmapper library

November 15, 2006

One of the Coding Monkeys pointed this site’s sample program out to me as a way to temporarily NAT map a port on my Airport to my laptop. I just run “portmap -a 6942” and I get that port for a while, which means I can host a SubEtha session. Awesome!

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king kong is amazingly bad

November 11, 2006

Gloria and I are watching King Kong. During a scene in which a giant ape is fighting three Tyrannosaurus Rex, she asked, “Could this movie be any more boring?”

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playing with ppi and perl critic

November 10, 2006

I’ve heard a lot about Perl::Critic, and it has always sounded neat. Chris Dolan gave a talk about it at YAPC, and I decided I should give it a go. I didn’t get around to it until this week. I went through and installed a perl-critic.t in all my distributions, then started testing them. Nearly all the violations it found were in a few groups.

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recovering from sickness and laziness

November 10, 2006

Shortly after getting back from Florida, I started to get a little sore throat. This quickly blossomed into a seriously sore throat and two swollen, bloodshot eyes. I usually avoid doctor visits when I think I can wait it out, but I was having a really hard time sleeping, eating, and talking, so Gloria gave me a lift to the weird little EmergiCareClinic or whatever it’s called. The name and concept remind me of something I’d expect in a cyberpunk novel, but I guess that’s just because I don’t know anything about how normal people get medical care.

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guinea pigs, wine, and friends

November 4, 2006

Hooray for being home! Gloria and I had a number of good experiences on our trip to Florida, but it’s always nice to get home. Some people (mostly those who don’t know me very well) laugh when I say that I’m a boring homebody, but it’s really true. Since we returned home, Gloria and I have enjoyed lounging around the house, watching the TiVo backlog, and cuddling with our guinea pigs.

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greetings from florida

October 27, 2006

Today was my first full day in Pensacola, visiting Gloria’s parents. There was a lot of sitting in the car and walking around an outlet mall. I got approximately nothing done, which put me in a grumpy mood for most of the day.

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enough time manipulation for now

October 24, 2006

I might go ahead and write a few tests, just to ensure that everything that I think works, works, now and forever. Apart from that, I think I’ve spent enough of the last few days writing obsessively silly code to support my RPG.

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datetime dorkiness

October 23, 2006

I have long avoided DateTime. It’s not that I had any specific reason to dislike the module’s interface or offerings, except that it could not be easily installed via PPM on ActivePerl. When I was developing code that I deployed onto Windows via PPM, this was a major problem, and so I stuck to other Date:: and Time:: modules.

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death to wallpaper

October 23, 2006

This weekend, my brother was in town and offered to help me with some house work. I took almost all of his aid in the form of wallpaper removal. I got some scrapers, a paper tiger, a few spray bottles, and two gallons of vinegar. As things stand now, the third floor is mostly depapered, except for some hard-to-reach areas high above the stairwell. I would say that on average, Steve was about ten times as productive as I was.

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