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Testing 1 2 3

Testing 1 2 3… is there anybody just like me?

February 16, 2011   No Comments

Ooops, I appear to have not posted

According to the web-o-meter I’ve not posted since March, it now being November that’s really not good enough. Truth be told, I’ve not really been working with Perl much for work and in my spare time I’ve been…. working. As it happens though I did finally make it to a NWE.pm meet this month where [...]

November 8, 2010   No Comments

Flaky Server

Apologies all for the flakiness of the site recently. The new server seemed to be ¬†having a few issues! I’ve tracked it down (I think) to the google analytics WordPress plugin I was ¬†using. I’ve removed it for the time being, and now hopefully all manner of things shall be well.

March 20, 2010   No Comments

New Job – New Server

Sorry I’ve not posted for a while, been really busy at work (MEN) working on the new site, however next Friday is my last day here. I’m leaving for pastures new. I’m soon to be the new development manager for Set Fire Media. I’ll be working mainly with RoR but still a bit of Perl [...]

March 18, 2010   No Comments

Is this the death of Perl?

Sensationalist title I know but I work, at least for the minute, for a newspaper company that’s just been bought out. Now I’m fairly sure that our new corporate overlords will have no requirement for two web development departments. Meaning at least one of us is for the chop and they are the larger company [...]

February 10, 2010   6 Comments

New per.ly blogger

Welcome to Mark, soon to be blogging on per.ly. Mark currently works primarily in PHP, but is slowly learning to love the Perl. Hopefully he’ll get to converting his site to Catalyst soon! On another note, thanks to everyone who showed up for the NWE.pm tech meet last night. I thougt it went well.

October 29, 2009   2 Comments

Northwest England Perl Mongers – Meet #6

Just a quick one to welcome mdk to per.ly and shout about the NWE.pm meet that we hosted at work. Anyway it was great and Mark has posted a full write-up. I promise to post something more fulfilling soon, honest.

July 2, 2009   1 Comment

Next northwestengland.pm meet

The next Northwest England Perl Mongers meet is going to be a technical meet on 1st July. Everyone attending is invited to deliver a lightning talk relating to anything you think we’ll be interested in. Lightning talks should be about 5 minutes long. We will be meeting at MEN Media’s headquarters on Deansgate in Manchester [...]

June 4, 2009   1 Comment

Perl to the rescue…

So it appears there are some drawbacks in WordPress Mu. Mainly that there is a complete lack of a decent content aggregation plugin for it. Well that’s no problem, I’ll just write one…. wait just one minute. Perhaps the reason that their isn’t one already is because Mu is basically a giant hack! There is [...]

May 24, 2009   No Comments

Smart Match – Speed comparison

Recently I was reading an article from the good folks at Perl Training Australia about the 5.10 Smart Match functionality. I was particularly interested in the fact that they referred to the speed of the Smart Match being “extremely fast”, so I decided to hack together a quick script to see what potential speed gains [...]

May 18, 2009   No Comments