Thursday, September 28, 2006

File::Find::Rule::Extending - the mini-guide to extending File::Find::Rule -

A mini tutorial on how to alter file::find items. I really like the example that they give for spitting back random files. Imagine tying it into an xmms call so that you could get a random playback and then be able to save the playlist from inside xmms.

Or showing random pictures or whatever. Neat stuff.

File::Find::Rule - Alternative interface to File::Find -

CPAN doc listing how to use this fine module to sidestep some of the restrictions in another fine cpan module. I swear perl has some neat modules out there.

sharm - Real-time open source activity stats

Follow your programmers and revision code management systems like they were baseball players. I mention this one because of the Tomboy relation....

I'm kind of liking it...

Edgy Beta CD's

Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) Beta

And here you can find the cd images in case you are cursed to not have a dvd burner

Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) Beta

Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) Beta

Just out today. C'mon, surf the bleeding edge. What's the worst that can happen?

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Python 2.5 Release

Python 2.5 Release: "This is a final release, and should be suitable for production use." Some people have said it's neat and new and works well for their applications. Some of the numpy items have supposedly broke but that very well could be a) numpy b) the person compiling it c) the platform we were trying it on.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Best of VIM Tips

Go to the Best of VIM Tips, gVIM's Key Features. Then wonder why you are using any other editor. Then again, i am using emacs for my email and for editing code and washing my dog.

The main thing is that I use both all the time, and can't imagine why some people want to holy war over these editors. Of course, bike sheds do tend to obscure vision.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Geek Pit: Using Emacs to Edit Blog Posts

Geek pit has this article that I'm really needing to read in full. The overall gist is that you can edit the posts you make in emacs without too much fuss.

Oh and there is a comment on how to post articles to blogger via emacs as well. Truely a very nice editor. I guess the next questions is: Is there something like this for VIM?