OK, so I decided to hack in support for submitting CPAN testers reports into cpanminus. I’ve uploaded the result to CPAN in case anybody else wants to use it. After CPANPLUS and cpanminus, the logical name for it was cpantimes…. […]
Plugin-based architectures can be a bad idea. Not always. In user-facing applications, where the list of installed and enabled plugins is clear, then plugins are often a good thing. This article is concerned not with end-user facing applications, but with libraries. Libraries that allow their functionality to be extended through plugins. In particular, libraries that […]
How to File a Perfect Bug Report My criteria for a perfect bug report… The report is filed correctly. The issue identified affects the latest version of the software. The report includes a test script illustrating the problem … which is self-contained … and is minimal … and conforms to the Test Anything Protocol. The […]
Jeff Pringle, the Geordie schoolteacher, is mysteriously absent from Postman Pat: Special Delivery Service, though his son Charlie is still featured. In his place there is a new teacher Lauren Taylor.
The fact that Jeff is never even spoken about kind of indicates that perhaps something unspeakable happened.
Digital switchover has now finished where I live. TV reception was pretty dicey while it was going on, but now it’s better than ever. And normal service resumes…
I’ve recently been rewatching the wonderful BBC TV serial State of Play.
I was surprised that Poi Fan Lee of Show Me, Show Me and Teletubbies fame has a small part in it, in a couple of episodes. She’s quite good.
I recently discovered Jessica Hann’s website – she does the voice of Mike the Knight’s sister Evie (who is, incidentally my favourite Mike the Knight character). And from her website I found out who did the dragons’ voices – each of which had been bugging me for a while as being semi-familiar.
Sparky is played by […] […]
OK, so Squiglet today was about a dinosaur. (Incidentally, what is Squiglet supposed to be? A piglet? Too orange and woolly. A lion or other ally of the cat? Who knows?) CBeebies doesn’t seem to have a regular show about dinosaurs. Why not? Kids love dinosaurs, don’t they? Mine do. Seems like such an obvious […] […]
What is it about the animation on dirtgirlworld that freaks me out?
There’s a trailer on YouTube – judge for yourself.