Category Archives: Computing

Chris McDonough’s Project Maintainer Response Cheat Sheet

Chris McDough at plope.com posted an Open Source Project Maintainer Sarcastic Response Cheat Sheet. Chris’s list starts with: 1. I’ll just retype the docs into this email for you. and gets even better through sixteen more responses. Anyone who has served … Continue reading

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Data Scientists Needed

Steve Lohr of the New York Times reported last week in an article titled “New Ways to Exploit Raw Data May Bring Surge of Innovation, a Study Says” that a McKinsey Global Institute study predicts that businesses will need tens … Continue reading

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Do Developers (and Data Analysts) Need a Second Monitor?

On Datamation yesterday, Eric Spiegel asked, “Do Developers Really Need A Second Monitor?” The discussion rages on at Slashdot. There is no such thing as too much desktop, as far as I’m concerned. In my experience, all software developers can increase … Continue reading

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Perl 5.14 Released

Perl 5.14 was released on May 11. chromatic is celebrating with a “free ebook giveaway” of his book Modern Perl. (OK, that’s a joke because the book is already free.) More seriously, however, chromatic in an earlier post rages against Linux … Continue reading

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Advice for Job Hunters

wickline, who is leaving her or his current job, provides good advice today at blogs.perl.org about how to organize a job search. I have one piece of advice (based on a recent experience while reading résumés) for Perl developers who are looking … Continue reading

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When Will the Macintosh Become a True Malware Target?

In a post on Daring Fireball titled “Wolf!” John Gruber has collected predictions dating back to October, 2004, that any day now the Macintosh will become as big a target for malware as Windows. We’re still waiting….  

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Perl Resources

Perl Resources This is a list of online resources for Perl, mainly for my reference. Perl Perl Programming Language: A comprehensive site with links to everything in the Perl world. Perl Programming Documentation: The complete documentation for Perl. Modern Perl … Continue reading

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