in reply to how to get hold of perl modules
Perl modules can be found on cpan.org (easily using CPAN.pm), of course, but there are some lmitations on windows. Luckily, ActivePerl contains a cute program called ppm (have a look in the installation directory) that will install pre-built packages from PPM-Repositories. One repository will already be stored, the Activestate one and you'll find more. (I know that at least one Perlmonk hosts such a repository, but i don't remember who it is, sorry).