Last minute talk on automated Perl builds using Hudson tonight

My friend Scott McWhirter, who heads up the Vancouver Perl Monger’s group, asked me yesterday to give a last-minute talk on anything in particular at tonight’s Vancouver.pm meeting. He wasn’t exactly begging, but I know he’s short on speakers this month, and he wanted something interesting to show.

So I decided I’d talk about building and testing Perl-based projects using Hudson. I’ve been planning on writing a blog post on the subject for the past month, but haven’t found the time to finish off the post properly. So if you’re interested in the topic, and you don’t want to wait for me to get around to writing about it online, please feel free to drop by tonight!


Update: The talk went well! Until I have time to put a more comprehensive post up on the topic, you can always read the slides from tonight’s talk.

I’m in Movember this November

Just like most of the men at my office, I’m participating in Movember this year, largely due to the razzing I got last year when I didn’t participate. Yes, I’ve succumbed to peer pressure…what would my mom say? At least it’s for a good cause. Of course, the first question I asked is “What’s Movember?” It’s a fundraising event for prostate cancer where men grow mustaches during the month of November.

While I can grow a mustache fairly well, I really don’t look good with one. So hopefully I won’t have too many pictures taken of me this month. And if you want me to feel better about it all so I don’t feel like it was a total waste, please head on over to my Movember profile page and donate a few bucks, or more.

As you can see, it’s a few days and it’s at a respectable and not-yet-annoying length. If you contribute, you get a vote on what style my mustache should be. I figure of I’m going to have nasty facial hair, I might as well go for it wholeheartedly. So donate to a good cause, frustrate my wife, and get a few good laughs in.