I’m busy this week host­ing my par­ents’ first vis­it to Houston, but I didn’t want to let this Tuesday go by with­out link­ing to my talk from last week’s Ephemeral Miniconf. Thanks so much to Thibault Duponchelle for orga­niz­ing such a ter­rif­ic event, to all the oth­er speak­ers for com­ing togeth­er to present, and to every­one who attend­ed for wel­com­ing me.

After a lot of pro­cras­ti­na­tion, I’ve decid­ed my talk for this week’s ePhEmeRaL mini­conf will be Cunningham’s Law: A Year of Being Wrong on the Internet, or «prêch­er le faux pour savoir le vrai.»

The event starts at 8:00 AM CST on Thursday, November 18; you can find out more about it includ­ing the full sched­ule and a time zone con­vert­er here.

The DZone tech pub­lish­ing site select­ed me as their Editors’ Pick Contributor of the Month for June 2021! Here’s my (bless­ed­ly brief) accep­tance speech dur­ing their month­ly awards ceremony.

Unfortunately, they’ve just start­ed to de-​prioritize con­tent syn­di­cat­ed from else­where due to Google not index­ing it. Since every arti­cle has to go through a mod­er­a­tion and edit­ing process, this means that I may not be able to ful­fill my promise to post new Perl con­tent there every week. You can still find it here on phoenixtrap.com, of course. ☺️

I’ll be repris­ing my pre­sen­ta­tion on Perl sub­rou­tine sig­na­tures and type val­i­da­tion for the Boston Perl Mongers on Tuesday, March 9 at 7 PM EST. Visit their wiki for details; they’ll be post­ing the Jitsi URL short­ly before the meet­ing. There’s also a Meetup page.

I’ll be pre­sent­ing Better Perl: Subroutine Signatures and Type Validation” (based on my ear­li­er blog post) for Houston Perl Mongers on Thursday, February 11 at 6:00 PM Central US time.

Check here to see what time that is in your local time zone, then go here at that time to open the Zoom meet­ing ID 920 069 702. You’ll need a pass­word; run this Perl code to get that:

print +(0b1000100).((3<<2)*10).(010)