Category: perl

  • Dear fellows of the SJCARS

    I’ve got a project I could use some help with.  If you’ve got some tuits to spare, I’d love to talk with you about the plan.  Perhaps I’ll post something to the blog… [edit 20120212T2025] blogged. http://sjcars.org/blog/2012/02/12/hardware-what-wants-deploying [Edit 20120213T0026]

  • NIST::NVD::Store::SQLite3

    I published an SQLite3 storage back-end to NIST::NVD on the CPAN. It’s pretty quick. About as fast as the DB_File one, but without the down side of being tied to DB_File. It shouldn’t be too difficult to re-factor this code to any DBI-based database. MariaDB anyone? I know it works on Debian. The nightly CPAN […]

  • Power blip in Tukwila – everything’s okay.

    There’s been a lot of weather here in Seattle this week. It looks like the Tukwila DC’s power blipped this morning. It gave me an excuse to update some configs on a few of the OpenVPN endpoints, re-configure some of the shorewall6 stuff, and enter a bunch of hosts and IPs into the BIG-IP’s node […]

  • Migrating VMs from pure paravirt hypervisor to hvm-capable hypervisor

    I’m also changing all of my disk layouts from being block devices per each guest partition to one block device hypervisor side per each /dev/xvd* guest side. The block devices all live on a single storage server and are being served via iSCSI. One of the guests is making use of AoE, but I’m thinking […]

  • The Very Model of a Poster to CLPM

    So, in 2002 I attended my first SPUG meeting. Also in attendance were Randal, Tim, J.P. (I think) and quite a few of the other usual suspects. The guest speaker was the inestimable Dr. Damian Conway. This night might be the single most important event in my career as a builder of the internets. I […]

  • Perl interface to processing / querying NIST’s NVD feed

    For a work project, I wrote a library in perl that can be used to query the NVD feed that NIST publishes here: http://nvd.nist.gov/download.cfm Here’s a snippit from the perldoc: use NIST::NVD::Query; # use convert_nvdcve to generate these files from the XML dumps at # http://nvd.nist.gov/download.cfm my( $path_to_db, $path_to_idx_cpe ) = @ARGV; my $q = […]

  • GSoC 2010

    Earlier this month, I applied to the Mono Project (and the University of Washington, and Ubuntu, and Debian, and The Perl Foundation) requesting a mentor to get Perl6 hosted on the DLR. Last Tuesday, Miguel contacted me and asked that I chat with Michael Hutchinson about possibly taking up a different project. It seems that […]

  • John Hodgman is using software that I helped to write

    A recent blog post by The Hodg Man mentions that he uses (AND ENJOYS) a product I’ve helped to build. Yay. *** FULL DISCLOSURE NUMBER TWO FAITHFUL READERS OF THIS IMITATION BLOG know that, having crashed my own website repeatedly while linking to it Twitterphonically, I experimented with NEW INTERNET TECHNOLOGY to try to fix […]

  • I’ve disabled my user approve plugin

    Sorry for the inconvenience folks. I was annoyed by having to mark so many comments as spam, but the plugin interface was so klugy that I had no idea how to find the users who would contribute useful posts. So. Feel free to comment… Nao!

  • A quick update – I’m a grad student!

    Hey all! I’m sorry I haven’t been very active with my packages recently. I all-of-a-sudden started grad school and have been swamped with studying. I also started a contract and have been busy trying to learn a new codebase while contributing something other than snark. I promise I’ll get back to packaging IronRuby and IronPython […]