Espresso makes the world go 'round.
Boring bio stuffI've been writing software for about twenty years, in just about every programming language since 6502 assembly was considered "hip," but mainly in C, C++, C#, Java (when I can't avoid it), Perl, Ruby, and Haskell. Of them all, I only like programming in the last three.
Stuff I writeI post it to my blog: http://blog.moertel.com/.
Fair warningI am an advocate of functional programming and will, at some time or another, talk to you about "monads."
(Laugh! That's supposed to be funny.)
Perl backgroundI started writing Perl code circa 1996 but until 2003 had drifted away, mainly because my clients prefer other languages and because my free-time hackery went to Haskell. But, thanks to my pal CaseyWest and the Pittsburgh Perl Mongers, I'm happy to say that I have once again caught Perl Fever. Here's to hoping there's no cure! (Lifts glass.)
Stuff that I've written on PerlMonks that is probably more interesting than its rating implies
Here are some nodes that are interesting yet attached to threads that for unrelated reasons have low ratings and are ignored. (Most recent first.)
- Re: Best way to find patterns in csv file?
- Re: getting the highest value in a simpler way
- Re: character generator
- Re: Ways to implement a closure
- Re: Redirecting STDOUT from internal function with 5.6.1 restrictions
Talks for Pittsburgh Perl Mongers
Here are the instances when innocent, unsuspecting people were made to suffer one of my talks:
- 2007-06-14 Fun with Numbers: R and Perl (and IMDB data)
- 2006-03-08 Fun with Embedded DSLs: Embedding an XHTML template language into Perl
- 2005-04-13 Ruby and Ruby on Rails – A Perlish First Impression
- 2005-03-09 Fun with AutoCurry
- 2005-03-09 Radio VCR + iPod = NPR To Go
- 2004-09-08 Free Unit Tests in Perl with LectroTest
- 2004-03-10 Fun with the Asterisk PBX and Perl
- 2004-02-11 Haskell for Perl Hackers
- 2003-04-09 Functional Templates in Perl (slides removed to protect the innocent)
If you don't have ready access to espresso, maybe some of this code will hold you over 'till you can get the real thing:
- Some tiny tools that I find handy. Data analysis, statistics, a bit o' hackery, graphing, etc.
- LectroTest, an automatic, specification-based testing system for Perl