bundles are awesome and suck

August 12, 2005  🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

John and I, both unhappy with the lack of awesome plugins on the Kwiki at work, made a list of what we wanted and got things installed. “Hey,” I said, “I’ll just make a Bundle!”

vim wish list: columns

August 10, 2005

I wish I could tell Vim that the file I’m editing is X-delimited values and have it replace the X’s with whitespace. That’s not my real wish, though, because I usually use tab’s for the X’s, anyway.

perlish testing in python

August 10, 2005  🧑🏽‍💻

I am not a Python programmer. I don’t do much work at all in Python. (It is almost entirely accurate to say that I do not use Python at all.) I haven’t tried their test systems, which seem sort of OK. One is jUnit. The other sounds neater: you provide a transcript of an interactive Python session, which the test framework tries to reproduce.

the new guy

August 9, 2005

So, there’s a new guy at work. His name is John, and he is my neighbor.

making the switch to subversion

August 9, 2005

I’ve been meaning to move to Subversion for quite a while, now. Maybe it’s been a year, I don’t know. I’ve been using it for Module::Starter, but that’s because Andy owns the repo for that. I used it for minicpan2, but that hasn’t been very active. Every time I start some new chunk of code, I think, “I should put this into svn!” Then I think, “but I’m not sure how I’m supposed to do that trunk/tags/branches thing, and I think I screwed up my repository to begin with, and isn’t all this thinking about svn just a way to shave yaks while I put off writing the code?” Maybe it was, but “needing to get the code committed right now” was a reciprocal yak-shaving to keep me from moving to svn.

deuteronomy 10:12

August 9, 2005

Lately I’ve been feeling sort of grousy and cynical, was in no way ready to be given these verses as my daily reading:

quiet time at oscon

August 5, 2005

Well, frankly, I haven’t had much. That’s not so bad, really, it just means that my time has been densely packed with activity. In previous years, I’ve had good journals of my activity: I’d go to my hotel room at the end of the night, write down what I’d done, and crash.

class dbi community explosion

August 1, 2005  🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

Well, I suppose it was just a matter of time before I said something about this. I love Class::DBI, I use it all the time, it makes me happy, and it had a very good mailing list community. For a while, Tony had been taking flak for not having released a new Class::DBI. He got more and more defensive about it, so the peanut gallery got more and more demanding.

kwiki templates

August 1, 2005  🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

Jim Brandt mentioned my previous Kwiki-related post to me, this morning, and I remembered that I forgot to mention one more little Kwiki hack.

kwiki kampfen

August 1, 2005  🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

I made some remarks like this on #perl recently: Every time I make a new Kwiki, I dislike it because it has no features. Then I install a few plugins, and I like it a little, because it’s nearly what I need. Then I decide to write a few plugins to add the last few features I want, and I hate Kwiki because I realize that I need to deal with some part of plugin writing that isn’t documented, even on the Kwiki Kwiki. Finally, I get things working and I love Kwiki because I have conquered it. The thing is, I want to love it because writing plugins is so easy, not because it’s an ordeal that I can survive.