Apr 07, 2011 ~ Hobbies
Everyone has hobbies, well almost everyone does anyway. Those who don't, really should. Hobbies help you stay relaxed. They also help keep you from going insane. Some people play sports, some collect things, some go fishing or hunting, and others yet let their creative juices flow. I'm one of the latter.
Jan 25, 2010 ~ PSpec = RSpec + Cucumber for Perl 6
I've been playing with Ruby lately, and am quite enjoying it. It seems like a very clean language, and has a lot of good features going for it as well, including testing frameworks such as RSpec and Cucumber. Being me, I wondered what a Perl 6 version would look like. Also being me, I decided that the best way to find out, would be to write it.
Jan 13, 2010 ~ Renaming Hash Keys
Not sure if you've ever needed to rename a hash key before, but I have. I also noticed that it doesn't look like any of the languages I work with have a native method/function to rename hash keys. So, I've taken the liberty to write them. These are just for fun, and are released as public domain code snippets, feel free to use them in whatever you want. There are versions for Perl 6, Ruby, Perl 5 and Python. Enjoy!
Dec 09, 2009 ~ Vigenere cipher in Perl 6
So, yesterday the Perl 6 Advent Calendar had a challenge, to make a decent version of the ancient Caesar Cipher. Well, while looking into that, I found an article about the Vigenère cipher and thought, hey, that could be interesting. Further searches revealed that there was already a Perl 5 module that had been designed to implement the cipher. I took it upon myself to port Crypt::Vigenere to Perl 6, and think the results are pretty cool. It's not a CPAN-ready module by any stretch, but it gives you an idea of what is possible using Perl 6, right now, today.
Apr 01, 2009 ~ Windows is the Future
Well, I have finally come to my senses. I am tired of all of the quirks and issues with Linux, and am switching to Windows. In the next few weeks, I'll be moving my websites onto a new server running Windows Server 2008, and replacing Zimbra with Exchange. It will be such a relief to not have to mess with command lines and configuration files. Read the rest to find out more.
Mar 03, 2009 ~ Reverse Polish Calculator in Perl 6
And now one for those who say Perl 6 isn't the coolest thing since sliced bread. I've been reading the Perl blogosphere, and found a couple of posts that show off some what happens when you convert an advanced Perl 5 program into Perl 6. The results are definitely amazing.
Feb 12, 2009 ~ Virii vs the real world
Geesh, the comments on this article, make me realize how pedantic (and pathetic) sounding a lot of my fellow geeks are. Sorry to tell you this, but for the large majority of the non-geek world, a virus is any form of malware that infects computers, regardless of its fundamental nature. The average Joe would look at your comments and say, "Worm? Trojan? Malware? I don't know what those are, but stop sending me viruses in my e-mail!"
Jan 14, 2009 ~ Perl 6, First Thoughts
So, for the last few months, I've been playing with Perl 6. I know, it's not ready for production use yet, and probably won't be for a while, but it's still fun to play with. This article isn't really an introduction to Perl 6, nor an in depth review. It's more of my feelings about it so far, and why I think Perl 6 rocks.
Jul 16, 2008 ~ Screenshots
Here you will find screenshots of the various desktop environments I use. There are many operating systems represented here. Most of the recent ones will be Ubuntu, with many of the older ones being either Gentoo or LFS. I'll also post some of Microsoft Windows, when it makes sense, mostly to show how my multi-desktop setup at work looks.
Jan 01, 2007 ~ A puzzle in code---
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Oct 20, 2005 ~ /world
Well, to tell you the truth, I think it all started when I tried to
touch /dev/hotchic1 to which I got a access denied error. Well, at least that's better than a permission denied error like I got with
Mar 22, 2005 ~ XHTML 2 and Webtoo
So, I've been reading a lot about people's complaints about XHTML 2. I have one suggestion for most of them: If you don't like it, don't use it. It's not like browsers are magically going to stop supporting older versions of HTML and XHTML any time soon.
Dec 09, 2004 ~ Web Design Standards
This article was originally written for The Edge Newsletter on 2004-06-29, with the title, "Standards in Web Design and Accessibility".
Jul 08, 2004 ~ Blackholes == Censorship
There are many groups out there that are really pushing their power to the limits in order to abuse the abusers so to speak. What I'm talking about is the Anti-Spam camp. Have I got your attention yet?
Jun 22, 2000 ~ WWW + NWO = WW3
The entire political structure of the major nations of the world including the United States and Canada, is crumbling before us - things are falling apart fast, and the results could be disasterous. Oh well, the world's going to hell fast anyway, look at the recent political climate in the UK - oppression is coming soon. And with the nice new anti-drug law that is being pushed through into the UN, freedom of speech is on it's way out.