Tag Archives: perl programming

When RFCs attack: HTTP::Tiny is getting stricter

The problem with standards are that there are too many standards. When RFC-2616 – defining HTTP/1.1 – was updated, the IETF spread the details across six RFCs: RFC-7230 to RFC-7235. Most of the changes appear to be server side, but in some areas, particularly around header formatting, the rules are getting tighter. I was lucky […]

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At-sign nick completion for Weechat and Slack

I like connecting to chat apps like Slack and Flowdock using an IRC client, as that keeps all my chats in one window, right in my terminal. I've been frustrated that the IRC gateways for Slack and Flowdock don't highlight people based just on their nick the way a typical IRC client does. For example, […]

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No more dirty reads with MongoDB

If you're reading this blog, it's a good bet that sometime in your life you've had a computer freeze or crash on you. You know that crashes happen. If it's your laptop, you restart and hope for the best. When it's your database, things are a bit more complicated. Historically, a database lived on a […]

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Please test Path-Tiny-0.081-TRIAL

The latest development releases of Path::Tiny include this whopper in the Changes file: !!! INCOMPATIBLE CHANGES !!! The relative() method no longer uses File::Spec's buggy rel2abs method. The new Path::Tiny algorithm should be comparable and passes File::Spec rel2abs test cases, except that it correctly accounts for symlinks. For common use, you are not likely to […]

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My Github dashboard of neglect

Bitrot. The curse of being a prolific publisher is a long list of once-cherished, now-neglected modules. Earlier this week, I got a depressing Github notification. The author of a pull request who has politely pestered me for a while to review his PR, added this comment: Ouch! Sadly, after taking time to review the PR, […]

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