move. able. type.

moveable type was released today. With the new castro coming along, we’re going to be porting over to it. Oh so very sexy. Oh yes. And I think this calls for the actual creation of castrokid.org.

  1. ron says:

    i like that name: castrokid.org.

    i wonder who came up with it?

  2. shep says:

    well, this shit is fucking IMPOSSIBLE. i set up a fair deal of the system, and then got stuck at step #9.


    i tried to telnet in to see where perl was located, but i don't have a shell account? i dunno - telnet kept closing on me.

  3. Chad says:

    I'm setting it up now and having fun with step numba noine.


    Shep- you might want to check with .sara and see what modifications she made since you guys are all playing on castro.

  4. roboboshi says:

    As far as telnet, Castro I is SSH only due to telnet insecurities. Castro II will require an SSH2 client. Julian has one if you need it (sabre at meticulous dot come).


    Castro II also has all the proper PERL modules on the server already, so no putzing around.


    As soon as I drive it to Philly, it'll be on the network and everyone will have an IP address and a login/password so you can start editing immediately.

  5. Yuki says:

    the pages of the first edition of Programming Perl (the Camel book), I qulicky glommed on to the second edition, thinking that they'll have even more informed narrative and great examples. The enhanced narrative WAS worth purchase of the second edition, but, as mentioned in the Amazon.com review, the Command Tasks with Perl and Real Perl Programs chapters had been dropped it's been the closest I've ever come to letter-bombing a book publisher. Little did we know that there was a cunning plan by the Perl wizards and O'Reilly to produce The Perl Cookbook.While in this world of instant communication some say that two years was a long time to wait for the Cookbook, the wait was definitely worth it. The Cookbook is a treasure trove of examples, and should be considered a mandatory companion to Programming Perl AND Advanced Perl Programming on the bookshelf of intermediate and advanced perl programmers. The Cookbook is also a great place for the novice to feed after cutting their teeth on Learning Perl. Each section is a mini-tutorial with nice examples to enter and ponder. Combined with the Camel book as general background and reference, you'll go a long way in finding quick solutions to common problems.I'm not sure what was the problem of one reviewer regarding typographical errors. I've been using the first edition of the Cookbook, and have not encountered any serious difficulties. It seems that any typographical errors (and I haven't seen any, but then I haven't been looking) would have at worst lost one star in rating the Cookbook. Benefits of the Cookbook seem to far outweigh the nits on which this reviewer has focused. I do agree with the reviewer's final note: buy copies from the second and third printings, as I'm sure the first edition has already sold out! ( and some perl book geek will view this as an opportunity to collect a first edition. )It's not often I'm moved to write an online review. The Perl Cookbook is a superb reference for any serious perl programmer and especially for the novice and intermediate wanting to improve their skills. Buy this book! Bon appetit!

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