Older blog entries for bekj (starting at number 5)

Finished the artwork scripts. All the filenames and descriptions and alt texts stored in a file and a put-stuff-here HTML template and it all works perfectly. Not all my art is scanned yet but you can see the third of it that is scanned up here. I'm pleased with the scripts, they do exactly what I wanted. Yay!

Coded a little tonight. I've been Having A Life lately and haven't had time to get into hackmode, but I coded a bit tonight. Just a script to display my artwork jpegs properly, with a nifty little datafile to look up the proper description for every file. Saves writing a separate html file for each picture and I'm Lazy as defined in the Perl book. It's not quite working yet but I'll chuck it into my code directories when it's done.

More frobbing of the mail-summary-display script. It now uses Mail::Folder, GetArgs::Std and MuttAliasas, and runs faster to boot. I know this probably isn't something anybody else is ever going to use because there are zillions of them out there ... To answer Skud's good Quality Vs Quantity article, I guess it's my getting-back-into-coding-again version of "Hello World". I'll get better.

On the useful-to-the-world side of life, I emailed modules@perl.org about a new module that parses and does lookups and reverse-lookups of Mutt aliases files. It's all written and is being used (see above) but it needs a proper name before I upload it to CPAN.

Tried to frob my mail-summary-displaying script to use Mail::Folder instead of doing it by hand. Of course I tried to do this when I was feeling hideous and not in any condition for programming so I totally fscked up the script. Thank heavens for backups.

Yes, I know there's lots of scripts out there that do this but this one's mine and it does some slightly weirdass stuff like getting my voice synth to announce who's writing me mail, etc. Besides, it's a good easy way of getting back into hacking. I'll fix it tomorrow when I'm feeling better.

Finally fixed my webcounters today. It's nice to have some spare brainpower. They've been broken for months and I hadn't got around to fixing them. Must remember to put it on my code page tomorrow.

Finished the Mail2News Mini-HOWTO yesterday and got it uploaded to the LDP. It had been sitting around nearly-finished since last November so I'm very glad it's done.

Updated gfr (mostly documentation changes) and uploaded that this morning. I'm really getting back into this coding gig.

I love hacking away at scripts. One day I'm going to get my act together and write a cross between slrn and Mutt using Perl and about a zillion Perl modules. It's going to be called PMinor. One day ... *wanders off into dreamland*

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