Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

In my endeavour to learn perl I built a little project for the folks at perlmonks. A flair generator :)

It's called http://www.perlmonksflair.com.

It was made with perl, varnish, dancer, starman and lots of love!

Just stick your username into the end of the url with a "jpg" and voila! You have a cool looking badge with neat graphics based on your level, all designed by my dear friend Jennifer Holt.

Enjoy! Please tell me what you think? Suggestions, feedback and insults all welcome. (There were talks with my designer about different themes and possibly an LOTR theme in tengwar?)

Feel free to post issues here : https://github.com/gideondsouza/perlmonksflair

Updates 12-Dec-13 :
  1. Site was down for some odd reason. Brought it back up.
Updates 29-Sept-13 :
  1. Cleanups and some refactoring
  2. The project is now a cpan module : PerlMonksFlairApp
Updates 10-Sept-13 :
  1. Changed the sizes for levels, making them smaller and also fit on the badge in all cases.
  2. Fixed crashes when user is initiate. (Really sorry about this one!)
Updates 21-Aug-13 :
  1. Flair badge will now show the actual level "Priest", "Monk" instead of a level.
  2. Fixed crash for usernames with spaces, dots and hyphens
  3. App ensures it gets a user (?type=user) so it works for a user like "japh"
  4. Experience shows up in black text for Scribe. (This is a wee bit of a hack) I shall talk to my designer.
  5. Images are now cached for 5 days. There is some additional browser caching added.
Updates 3-May-15 :
  1. www.perlmonksflair.com was down for several months... I had some serious health issues..
  2. The site is now up.. but will be slow because I haven't been able to get varnish 4.0 running.
  3. (See if you could help me with the varnish problem : http://serverfault.com/questions/688225/basic-varnish-4-0-setup-doesnt-seem-to-work
Updates 1-Feb-17 :
  1. So the site was down... with me in some dark health conditions...
  2. The site is now up again...
Updates 31-Jul-17
  1. ...and we're back up again... so sorry folks. I promise I'll ensure this site stays alive permanently. I had some kind problem on the server. Anyway. It's hosted on a new Ubuntu droplet now.

Thanks for reporting all those issues :)

In reply to perlmonksflair.com : get your perlmonks flair! by gideondsouza

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