UPDATE: See my new blog post where I rewrote the code in Perl and added a trigger for the Pi. I bought my Nikon D40 in 2006. The D40 is my first and only DSLR camera and I've loved using it every day that I've had it. At the time, it was Nikon's entry-level DSLR…Continue Reading
I think we need to aim even higher with open source movement. It’s not just about an open source version of Photoshop or Windows or MS Office. It has to be bigger and more ambitious than free and open. It has to be better.
I’m a proponent and critic of man Open Source Projects. Some projects like PHP, Perl, Apache, Linux, MySQL, are very successful and provide very capable solutions to enterprises and small businesses. Other projects like GIMP and OpenOffice are a disappointment. They are poor alternatives for the products they are meant to replace. They are the…Continue Reading
That process, the act of programming, is something that I need to do. Whether to make a living or to be fooling around with some idea, the bug is in my system and I highly doubt that it will ever leave me permanently. I can see myself taking a break, but I can't see myself…Continue Reading
Here is a workaround for a common problem. You do not have root access the *NIX server to configure perl but want to install perl libraries. Normally the user can use CPAN with local libraries (PERL5LIB). But sometimes CPAN gets confused and you get an error like this: Your configuration suggests "/root/.cpan" as your CPAN.pm…Continue Reading
Perl has always been my favourite command line and web programming language. There is nothing Perl can’t do. The Perl language combined with the large quantities of modules on CPAN (developed by some of the best programmers on the planet) make it the kitchen sink of programming languages. I like to make my code as…Continue Reading