SPUG: The SPUG Report, 15 March 2005

Andrew Sweger andrew at sweger.net
Tue Mar 15 23:39:57 PST 2005

We had a fabulous turnout of 20 people for Kim's dynamite presentation on
using the Perl debugger in Apache CGI, Apache::Registry, and mod_perl
environments. It was a very well prepared series of examples showing how
to do more and more with the debugger; from simply running the stock
debugger, to integrated operation with Emacs, to ptkdb, and several
variations with the web server. Now that I've seen it done, I know it's
possible and I know it's just a matter of setting the right things up.
Very handy.

I gave a short slideshow on the subject of SPUG's founding and history.[1]

I gave away that Perl 6 Now book to... uh. Hmm. I forgot to get his
name. Jay something, I think. He said he'll read the book and write us a
review. Book reviews are always appreciated. I'm planning to start a
section for book reviews on the SPUG website. Information on writing
informative and helpful book reviews is available.[2,3,4]

Michael Wolfe gave away several copies of O'Reilly Media's new MAKE
magazine[5], a quarterly publication aimed at hackers of all kinds
(software, hardware, wetware, ham, wheels, rails, wings, propellers, soil,
sun, wind, etc.). We'd also love to publish your comments or review of
this magainze. (To me, it reminds me of my old subscriptions to Home
Electronics or Nuts & Volts or Popular Mechanics before they sold
out.) You can get a subscription for 42% off the cover price[6].

Oh, and we had our cake and ate it too.

Get in touch with me to arrange your Perl presentation aimed at the
relative Perl beginner. Perlers are a dying species. Why? Don't tell me
you can't. You learned Perl. Show us how you did it. We're a well behaved
audience (as long as you don't take yourself too seriously). Come on.

[1] - http://perlocity.org/~yDNA/SPUG/20050315_spug_birthday.html
[2] - http://www.apress.com/userGroups/writeareview.html
[3] - http://melbourne.ug.php.net/content/view/63/59/
[4] - http://ug.oreilly.com/bookreviews.html
[5] - http://make.oreilly.com/
[6] - http://make.oreilly.com/offer/?CMP=ILC-D7X000552005

Andrew B. Sweger -- The great thing about multitasking is that several
                                things can go wrong at once.

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