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2019

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2017

Helping to clean CPAN: January 2017

8 minute read

… where I get out my virtual broom and sweep up cruft I can find in my assigned distribution for this month’s edition of the CPAN Pull Request Challenge.

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2016

Helping to clean CPAN: December 2016

11 minute read

… where I get out my virtual broom and sweep up cruft I can find in my assigned distribution for this month’s edition of the CPAN Pull Request Challenge.

Helping to clean CPAN: November 2016

11 minute read

… where I get out my virtual broom and sweep up cruft I can find in my assigned distribution for this month’s edition of the CPAN Pull Request Challenge.

Controlling screen brightness via ACPI

9 minute read

Really, this is just a workaround for an issue I haven’t completely understood. Nevertheless, since I had to work out how I’d handled brightness control via...

Helping to clean CPAN: October 2016

8 minute read

… where I get out my virtual broom and sweep up cruft in my assigned distribution for this month’s edition of the CPAN Pull Request Challenge.

Helping to clean CPAN: September 2016

9 minute read

… where I get out my virtual broom and sweep up cruft in my assigned distribution for this month’s edition of the CPAN Pull Request Challenge.

Helping to clean CPAN: August 2016

9 minute read

… where I get out my virtual broom and sweep up cruft in my assigned distribution for this month’s edition of the CPAN Pull Request Challenge.

YAPC::EU 2016 Day 3

7 minute read

These are my notes from the talks I attended at the third day of YAPC::EU 2016.

YAPC::EU 2016 Day 2

7 minute read

These are my notes from the talks I attended at the second day of YAPC::EU 2016.

YAPC::EU 2016 Day 1

6 minute read

These are my notes from the talks I attended at the first day of YAPC::EU 2016.

Helping to clean CPAN: July 2016

7 minute read

… where I get out my virtual broom and sweep up cruft in my assigned distribution for this month’s edition of the CPAN Pull Request Challenge.

Helping to clean CPAN: June 2016

7 minute read

… where I get out my virtual broom and sweep up cruft in my assigned distribution for this month’s edition of the CPAN Pull Request Challenge.

Helping to clean CPAN: May 2016

7 minute read

… where I get out my virtual broom and sweep up cruft in my assigned distribution for this month’s edition of the CPAN Pull Request Challenge.

Helping to clean CPAN: April 2016

6 minute read

… where I get out my virtual broom and sweep up cruft in my assigned distribution for this month’s edition of the CPAN Pull Request Challenge.

NPLW 2016

5 minute read

The Dutch Perl Workshop (NLPW) was held on the 1st of April, 2016. Many jokes were made about the date being no joke… Here are some of my impressions about...

Helping to clean CPAN: March 2016

7 minute read

… where I get out my virtual broom and sweep up cruft in my assigned distribution for this month’s edition of the CPAN Pull Request Challenge.

Helping to clean CPAN: February 2016

8 minute read

… where I get out my virtual broom and sweep up cruft in my assigned distribution for this month’s edition of the CPAN Pull Request Challenge.

Helping to clean CPAN: January 2016

8 minute read

… where I get out my virtual broom and sweep up cruft in my assigned distribution for this month’s edition of the CPAN Pull Request Challenge.

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2015

Helping to clean CPAN: December 2015

6 minute read

… where I get out my virtual broom and sweep up cruft in my assigned distribution for this month’s edition of the CPAN Pull Request Challenge.

Helping to clean CPAN: November 2015

8 minute read

… where I get out my virtual broom and sweep up cruft in my assigned distribution for this month’s edition of the CPAN Pull Request Challenge.

Helping to clean CPAN: October 2015

4 minute read

… where I get out my virtual broom and sweep up cruft I can find in my assigned distribution for this month’s edition of the CPAN Pull Request Challenge.

Processing files with spaces in filenames

5 minute read

Sometimes I get files from friends who use certain graphical operating systems, where it’s ok to use spaces in filenames. Processing these files on Unix isn...

Cleaning the CPAN cage: January 2015

2 minute read

In the first installment of my participation in the CPAN Pull Request Challenge I was assigned the module XML::NamespaceSupport. The module enables one to pr...

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2014

Installing MinGW doesn’t suck anymore

14 minute read

Recently a PhD student at the institute where I work wanted to use make and gfortran on a Windows box without having to install Cygwin in order to compile a ...

Windows Git Installation

16 minute read

A version control system is fundamental to the work of anyone developing software, whether it be scientific software or not. This is one of the fundamental ...

Test suite profiling

15 minute read

Recently at $work I found that our test suite was taking longer and longer to run and had begun to slow down development. A long-running test suite smells of...

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