March 2006 Archives

Ways you can tell it’s been way too long since your last post: the admin URL for your weblog isn’t in your browser history anymore. sigh

Plus, in what I can only interpret as some sort of signifier of something, my home-grown feed reader has suddenly developed a bug, when I haven’t had time to change anything in it in months — and not a tiny little cosmetic bug, either; the “mark all read” button just stopped working. The “lessons learned and better tools available” rewrite has been on the drawing board for a while, but I’m not sure when I’m going to get to it.

There is some sort of balance to the whole thing, though: if I’m so busy I can’t find time to drop a link here once or twice a week, I should probably go on a “feed fast” too — which would give me time to fix the reader, and handle the other things I’ve been putting off. Yep, that’s certainly the thing to do. Now, where’s the off switch on this “glass teat 2.0” thing…

A somewhat-belated happy birthday to my brother (the nice thing about birthday wishes on weblogs: you can always manipulate the “posted at” time to make it look like you did it at the right time…)

Looking forward to hanging out with you this summer when we get back to the old stomping grounds…

Such as they are… The slides are minimal, but I thought the talk went basically okay. Note to self: practice the demo portion more next time, and realize that when you’re typing in front of an audience, you need to slow down and focus more on the screen, less on the crowd.

Reminder for the local-area peeps: I’m giving a talk on Catalyst and Perl MVC frameworks tomorrow night at the DC Perl Mongers meeting. (Ignore that the site has the August 2005 meeting notice up still — the time, location, and directions are still accurate…)

Hope to see people there — assuming I get the talk finished, that is… 8^)=

Update: Keith Ivey updated the web site — thanks Keith!

Rack cable management is one of those things you just can’t help but deal with if you’re working in the sysadmin arena. Luckily, we’ve never had anything this bad at $ORK — but we’ve never had anything this neat, either.


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The year is now more than 15% behind us, for those of you that care to think about things in that way. Things are quiet around here because work has been extremely busy. I’ve got a number of things queued up to talk about, but I’m not sure if I’m going to get to them before the weekend.

One thing I do want to mention: I’m giving a talk next Tuesday, at the DC Perl Mongers meeting, about the Catalyst MVC framework. If you’re local, stop by; it should be interesting, and hopefully at least moderately informative.