I have two blogs: this one, and a technical, Perl-based blog. When I refer to “my Other Blog”, it just means whichever one you happen not to be on at the moment. I occasionally do series over on the Other Blog as well, so here’s a listing of those.
The first one of these was actually posted on this blog, as it was written before The Other Blog was created. The remainder are over there though.
These are not terribly technical; mostly what I talk about are traveling, the social interaction, dragging family members along for the ride, etc.
- On Conferences and Travel (YAPC 2011: Asheville)
- YAPC Reflections 2013 (YAPC 2013: Austin)
- Remnants of a Deeper YAPC (YAPC 2014: Orlando)
- Breaking the Fourth YAPC (YAPC 2015: Salt Lake City)
- The Fifth Element (of YAPC) (YAPC 2016: Orlando again)
Perl and Me
This is probably the series that I’m proudest of (and the one that more people have actually read than any other, I would guess). It’s moderately technical, in spots, but it also contains a lot of philosophical ponderings and more abstract points.
- The Road So Far
- The Power of OOP
- A Møøse Once Bit My Sister
- A Worthy Program, Exceedingly Well Read
- Speaking with the speech of coders
- Perl is Engineering and Art
- The Most Powerful Weapon Which You Can Use to Change the World
- Endless Forms Most Beautiful and Wonderful
- That’s Why I Failed Recess
- What We Talk About When We Talk About DWIM
- Please Mr. Perl, Will You DWIM?
- The End of the Beginning
- Here’s to Future Days
Not part of the series proper, but perhaps a fun read nonetheless: this post (not on the Other Blog) discusses the origin of all the titles I chose for this series.
A Date with CPAN
This describes my attempts to design a new Perl module to make dealing with dates easier for most Perl scripts. It won’t work for every possible use of dates, but it should suffice for the most common cases. It’s more technical than “Perl and Me,” but I think it has value for just about anyone who is a programmer, even if Perl is not their primary language. It has a lot about general design that will apply in any language, and a lot about dates that is also language-agnostic.
- State of the Union
- Target First, Aim Afterwards
- Paving While Driving
- Construction Time Again
- Everything’s Relative
- Time Won’t Give Me Time
- In the Zone
- (commercial break) And Now, a Word from Our Sponsor
- Curse You, Daylight Savings Time!
- Composition Defeats Inheritance Yet Again
- Cleanliness Is Next to Timeliness
- Sweet Release