Monthly Archives: July 2011

What are your top binary library dependencies?

On the #toolchain IRC channel, jawnsy and I were discussing how cool it would be if there were Alien::* packages for the top 10 or so binary libraries that people use with Perl. I.e. things like libssl, libxml2, libexpat, etc. I don't know what it would take to make that happen, because getting Alien packages […]

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Sorting photos by timestamp with Perl

My digital picture frame does a slideshow in filename order. I have hundreds of pictures taken over several years on different cameras with different file naming schemes. I've even rolled over the counter on one of the cameras, so I might have IMG1234.jpg twice (saved in different directories). Here's how I used Perl to rename […]

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