“didn’t you read my blog?!?” – isn’t that (also) a cool answer to your boss, if he asks for latest updates?

And of course it’s not the “public blog” (I would get crucified or sacked for that), but the company internal blog on Atlassian Confluence – which this company mainly uses for their wiki. Of course I can only answer like that, because today (“last of month”) I invested “a couple of minutes” on adding a… Continue reading “didn’t you read my blog?!?” – isn’t that (also) a cool answer to your boss, if he asks for latest updates?

running perlcritic on legacy Perl code

I got asked “at work” to run perlcritic on some legacy Perl code, and I got flooded with complaints. So I invested a little time in finding out, how to switch certain checks off. This is my perlcritic command line: $ perlcritic –theme=core –exclude=NamingConventions::Capitalization –exclude=ControlStructures::ProhibitPostfixControls –exclude=Documentation::RequirePodAtEnd –exclude=Subroutines::RequireArgUnpacking –exclude=Variables::ProhibitPunctuationVars … Using all these command line switches… Continue reading running perlcritic on legacy Perl code

new Top Level Domains (TLDs) and me: .berlin, .guru

hayek.berlin : I registered for it, I am not quite sure, whether I will get it (update 2014-03-18: it’s mine, and yes it works as e-mail address: “jochen AT hayek DOT berlin” and http://hayek.berlin) hayek.guru : sounds rather unmodest, I still registered for it, and I got it, and it already works as e-mail address: “jochen… Continue reading new Top Level Domains (TLDs) and me: .berlin, .guru

problems with rake: “rake aborted! invalid byte sequence in US-ASCII” resp. “rake aborted! invalid byte sequence in UTF-8”

Depending on what rake I call I keep getting these messages: rake aborted! invalid byte sequence in US-ASCII resp. rake aborted! invalid byte sequence in UTF-8 I finally did an “ls -l” on my home directory, and I found a file with a weird name, created rather recently, with zero content. I removed that file,… Continue reading problems with rake: “rake aborted! invalid byte sequence in US-ASCII” resp. “rake aborted! invalid byte sequence in UTF-8”

Krav Maga logos etc for sportswear

          http://www.dojoguide.org/images/x_300/y_300/calendarorganisator/krav+maga+logo+black+back+klein_1216153864.jpg [Google cached] http://www.svp-budocentrum.de/tl_files/Budocentrum/Images/Sportarten/Krav-Maga/Artikel/logo_kravmaga.jpg [Google cached]

Perl’s Encode.pm: calling encode differently on the same encoding handle does not yield the expected result

I have a scenario, where I call encode on the same encoding handle a couple of times and with different values for CHECK. Initially I just used encode with a coderef for CHECK, because that lets me handle replacement situations best. Then I had to enhance the code with a pre-check on the replacement character: So I… Continue reading Perl’s Encode.pm: calling encode differently on the same encoding handle does not yield the expected result