Down the rabbit hole

Blog posts are like busses. You wait months for one and then two come along on consecutive days! Yesterday I wrote about how we didn’t need a blogging platform for the Perl community – all we really needed was a good-looking feed aggregator. I mentioned Perlsphere as one such aggregator. Then Matthew commented, saying that… Continue reading Down the rabbit hole

Blogging for Perl

I think it was at YAPC Copenhagen in 2008 that a small group of us first discussed the idea of building a shared blogging platform for the Perl community. It was over a year later that we launched blogs.perl.org. I remember a lot of discussions over that time where we tried to thrash out exactly… Continue reading Blogging for Perl

PerlCon Europe 2019

PerlCon attendees voting for next year's conference location

Last week I was in Riga for this year’s European PerlCon (the conference formerly known as YAPC::Europe). As has become traditional, here’s my report of the conference. My conference began on Tuesday night at the pre-conference meet-up. Most people get into town on the night before the conference starts and the organisers always designate a… Continue reading PerlCon Europe 2019

Counting Weekends and Wrapping Text

I said that I probably wouldn’t have time to get involved with the Perl Weekly Challenge every week and that has, unfortunately, proven to be the case. But I had a few free minutes earlier in the week so I decided to look at this week’s challenges. I’m glad I did because they seemed to… Continue reading Counting Weekends and Wrapping Text