Category Archives: Perl

OSCON: Friday

On Friday, I made it to the morning keynotes. None of them were really informative but were entertaining and funny. I attended ZFS: Bringing Terabytes Under Control by Jay Edwards. He mainly talked about using ZFS on Solaris for large storage systems. The biggest advantage of ZFS is the nice management tools for creating pools […]

OSCON: Thursday

After staying up late on Wednesday night, I slept late on Thursday and missed the keynotes. I went to Matt Tucker’s talk on Jingle: Cutting Edge Open Source VoIP describing the Jingle extension to Jabber that allows voice chat and other multimedia. Jingle is the standardization of the Google Talk protocol for voice chat. One […]

OSCON: Wednesday Morning

I am going to the OSCON sessions today and the rest of the week. I missed most of the keynotes this morning. I did Transactional Memory for Concurrent Programming by Simon Peyton-Jones and Haskell guy at Microsoft. He described the idea of transaction memory as the alternative to locking for concurrent programming. Transactional memory basically […]

CPAN Black Hole

I hate CPAN maintainers who don’t respond to bugs. I have been putting in bugs for problems I find in various CPAN modules. For some, I have even put in patches which fix the bug. The result has been complete silence. I don’t expect maintainers to drop everything and fix the bug. I would hope […]

SVK on Fedora Extras

Over the weekend, I got the SVK version control system included in Fedora Extras. It is in the perl-SVK package. I also packaged up a bunch of its required Perl modules. I actually used svk for the spec files for the packages. It was very handy for synchronizing and merging changes between home and work […]

Pdx-pm and Mod_perl

For a special meeting of Portland Perl Mongers on Friday, Stas Beckman talked about mod_perl 2.0. He talked for three hours and only went through probably half of his slides. He went quickly through the difference between modperl 1 and modperl 2 but he demonstrated a lot of the new modperl 2 API. He went […]


I went to a day of sessions last Wednesday at OSCON. Here are the session I went to: Shtoom First, I went to talk by Anthony Baxter about shtoom, a SIP stack written in Python. As he explained multiple times, VOIP and SIP are complicated. Which makes writing a complete stack by himself even more […]