Saturday, October 28, 2006

Bought any good books lately?

Well, yes actually. Following on from my yak-shaving of this week, I got fully immersed in turning my little script into a full blown module. Come 2AM, I have a Conway-style module, tests, test coverage (100% function coverage, 95% statement coverage etc. etc.), and having perlcritic give it the once-over. Sadly, I'd failed to include the code that Actually Did Stuff.

Oh well.

But! On the book front, I now have "Perl Best Practices" so I can look up where perlcritic thinks I'm being a cardi-wearing, pipe smoking dad on the style front. I have writing Perl Modules for CPAN so now there's no excuse not to. And finally Perl Testing A Developer's Notebook so again, no excuse not to.

Plenty to be going on with there I think.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Counterfeits and Bearknuckles, Fleece, Oxjam

Bearknuckles, Fleece, Oxjam
Originally uploaded by davehodg.
A very passable evening wherein two of the bands I've done sessions for were playing in aid of the Oxjam charity. Not a bad turnout and the lighting was good for a change.

Worthy of a mention too were Underdown, on the point of a name change to something Top Secret and The Termites who destroyed their setup afterwards in frustration at the monitor setup. Now, now :)

Monday, October 23, 2006

Today, I shaved a yak.

It all started so honourably. I thought: "I know, I'll take my piddly little script to slurp my Amazon Marketplace listings and create a slightly prettier version and bundle it up and put it on CPAN.

Right, so if I'm doing CPAN, I really ought to have an svn repository to put it in.

Which means I really ought to give the wifi card on the linux box a static IP address so I can get at it from outside.

After much (hours) of dicking around, neither the 802.11b OR the 10-baseT card work. lspci says they're there, ifup doesn't.

I've been meaning to upgrade the poky 10-baseT card for a long time anyhow (a month to rsync 300G of data?!!!) so off to the dreaded PC World, dropped £8 on a Realtek (PC Line) branded 10/100 card and now I have blinkenlights!

So my rather naked yak at least has stubble.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

James Hurst - Who Made the Law?

Ok all you singer songwriters and everyone else out there, check this out from the lovely James Hurst. Do it now. Or else.

Fortune Drive, The Croft, Oxjam

Fortune Drive, The Croft, Oxjam
Originally uploaded by davehodg.
A hiatus after a brief stint on the road with the mighty Fortune Drive, back in the photography saddle again guessed it, Fortune Drive! And very good it was too.

Monday, October 16, 2006

"Brown M&M's"

From Wikipedia:

"The hard rock band Van Halen's now infamous contract rider called for, among other things, a bowl of M&M's backstage, but with provision that all the brown candies must be removed. In one rumored incident, someone had not removed the brown M&M's, and David Lee Roth trashed the dressing room. The M&M's provision was included in Van Halen's contracts not because the band disliked the candy, but because it served a practical purpose: if brown M&Ms were found backstage, then it was probable that other much more important technical aspects of the rider had also not been fulfilled properly."

So there you go.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Richard Riley

Originally uploaded by davehodg.
Musician, part of the Saturday afternoon drinking posse.

He caught me standing on a bench in Union Street taking shots of the passers by. So I took a picture of him instead.

Cambridge freshers week

Cambridge freshers week
Originally uploaded by davehodg.
Don't you just hate freshers week?