YAPC::Europe 2009

Today I travelled home from YAPC::Europe 2009 which was held in Lisbon. Readers of my other blog will know that I almost didn’t get there at all. The return journey was far less stressful. On the weekend before the conference I gave a two-day “Introduction to Perl” course. We had six people on the course. […]

Perl Monks Passwords

It seems that the Perl Monks database has been compromised through some kind of security hole on the server that hosts it. That would, of course, be bad enough. But it seems that the user passwords in that database were stored in plain text. So whoever got the database, got access to the passwords of […]

Marketing Perl

People seem to be coming round to the idea that Perl needs better marketing. Both Ovid and Gabor have written some interesting blog posts recently. What Does the Outside of Perl Look Like? Defining the Marketing Problem Solutions Are Not Problems. Problems Are Problems Perception is Reality – we need a director of marketing Is […]

White Camels 2009

At OSCON last night the winners of this year’s White Camel awards were announced. Unless you were involved in the discussions to choose the winners or were at OSCON, you won’t have known that as there has been no announcement on any of the usual Perl news sites. And TPF wonder why people complain that […]