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  • Deploying Dancer Apps

    Deploying Dancer Apps

    Over the last week or so, as a background task, I’ve been moving domains from an old server to a newer and rather cheaper server. As part of this work, I’ve been standardising the way I deploy web apps on the new server and I thought it might be interesting to share the approach I’m…

  • Collecting talks

    Collecting talks

    I gave my first public talk sometime between the 22nd and 24th September 2000. It was at the first YAPC::Europe which was held in London between those dates. I can’t be any more precise because the schedule is no longer online and memory fades. I can, however, tell you that the talk was a disaster.…

  • Amazon Links and Buttons

    Amazon Links and Buttons

    I’ve spent more than a reasonable amount of time thinking about Amazon links over the last three or four years. It started with the Perl School web site. Obviously, I knew that the book page needed a link to Amazon – so people could buy the books if they wanted to – but that’s complicated…

  • Pointless personal side projects

    Pointless personal side projects

    I can’t be the only programmer who does this. You’re looking for an online service to fill some need in your life. You look at three or four competing products and they all get close but none of them do everything you want. Or maybe they do tick all the boxes but they cost that…

  • The present isn’t evenly distributed either

    The present isn’t evenly distributed either

    The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed – William Gibson The quotation above was used by Tim O’Reilly a lot around the time that Web 2.0 got going. Over recent months, I’ve had a few experiences that have made it clear to me that even the present isn’t particularly evenly…