Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Catalyst::Plugin::AutoCRUD is a sexy beast

Wow. It took me about 30 seconds to add AutoCRUD to my existing Catalyst application. And now I've got a very shiny web 2.0'y CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) application for all my databases. Double clicking pulls up the edit window.

Yes, this wheel has been invented scores of times over the last 10 years. But boy is this one shiny.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Firefly shot me 51 days into the future

I feel pretty good about my project this weekend. I used the University of Nebraska Firefly Cluster for a real project for the first time, completing 51.6 DAYS worth of data crunching while I slept between 3am and 9:30am this morning. The code I ran is my fork + branch of a bunch of Perl from Harvard against the latest human genome from UCSC. Masochists can read all the gory details (username: guest password: guest) and suggest improvements.

Computers are pretty cool sometimes. :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

ack is awesome!

Wow! People have been telling me this for years, but I was getting along OK with my old school Unix craziness:
$ find ./ | grep -v svn | xargs grep '\-\>Promotion'
But today I couldn't get that working. Something with xargs escaping of -> just refused to fly.

So I installed ack and ran it:
# cpan App::Ack
$ ack '\-\>Promotion'
And it found what I was looking for with zero fuss!
335: $self->Promotion($promo_hash);

2844: $c->log->debug("you have these PromotionCode's already: " . (join ", ", keys %{$sg->Promotion}));
2846: unless ($sg->Promotion->{$preauth}) {
Holy buckets! That is AWESOME! Thanks Andy!