Posts by Yanick Champoux

Conference 2012 Battle Plan

This blog entry is light on technical content and heavy on “about me” stuff. So unless you’re interested in the hot spots where to dispatch ninja assassins to take me down this year (or perhaps just where we might cross paths and shake hands), feel free to close this tab.

Faster, hairy yak, shave, SHAVE!

As previously reported, last week-end’s activities could be summarized as me going to town on a yak herd with a lawnmower. And although the rest of Saturday and this morning haven’t been as fast and furious as Saturday morning, there’s a few more things to report:

Introducing Dist::Zilla::Plugin::CoalescePod

I’ve revived Perl::Achievements. I thought that would keep the wolves at bay, but noooo… Not a hour after the announcement was sent, I got a new feature request. I really should not but… okay, I wanted to do it anyway and if somebody is actually asking for it, why the heck not? Plus, it’ll give me the opportunity to see if my Template::Caribou is up to snuff. A few hours later, I have a bug report for MooseX::App::Cmd and (after some touch-ups) released the first version of Template::Caribou on CPAN.

perl-achievements, the return

Perl::Achievements is now on CPAN. The goal of the app is the same as presented in the original blog entry. I’ve, however, fleshed out a little bit more the documentation, tidied up the code a wee bit (well, it’s still a mess, but it’s using a lot of cool stuff, so it’s a shiny mess), and changed the innards just a tad. Wanna use it?

A Web Log Analyzer Called DuckFeet

DuckFeet’s guts are SQLicious, and built as DBIx::Class classes, sprinkled with wonderfully tooth-decaying DBIx::Class::Candy on top. In the repo, it’s all under the DuckFeet::Schema namespace. For the time being, there is only a handful of tables (hits, uris, referers, agents and hosts), but it should be easily extendable to add any type of information we might desire to throw in, but it should be easily extendable to add any type of information we might desire to throw in.

Cross-breeding Template::Declare with Moose

Say hello to Template::Caribou. The goal of that new template system? Steal or be inspired by a maximal amount of Template::Declare features, while using Moose as the core engine. For the rest of this blog entry, I’ll take you on a tour of that basic sample use, peeling the system from the outside in, hoping that the glitter of the outer layers will soften the shocks of the abominations of the inner mechanisms.

Extreme Makeover: Dungeon Edition

I have been working on my game recently and wanted to check out how to dig some caves. Without readily available software to do my excavations, I decided to give it a shot myself. To come up with an algorithm to create a decent dungeon or cave system was the hard part. At the end, I went with a very simple recipe that seems to gives fair results.

Deploying Stuff With Git

Somebody at $work asked me how I use Git to deploy stuff, probably working under the false hypothesis that wisdom is in any way, shape or form affiliated with yours truly. The fool…Yet, it is true that I had my share of tinkering with Git, and that I might have gleaned from my experience. So I sent him a couple of links leading to more wisdom-certified sources. They are listed at the end of this blog entry; if you have more good articles/blog posts that you’d like to add to the pile, please don’t be shy and mention them in the comments. But I can’t just stop there, really. So, if you allow me, I’ll dust off the good ol’ soap-box, hop on it, and share my thoughts on the subject.

Dancing the Haka

My colleages and I want to set up a LAN radio station, so that we can all groove to the same soundtrack. To make things interesting, we want to be able to dynamically add songs to the playlist. From any machine. And since I don’t really have time to do something like that, I’m setting myself a deadline of one evening to get it running. Got it? Good. For it’s time to rip our shirts. And dance the Haka.

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