Perl: Lyrical Logfiles A Perl script implements a singing, musical InternetDec 31, 2008
Instead of just monitoring incoming requests in your web server's logfile, a sound server makes them audible and lets you listen to the tune of users surfing the site.more »
Perl: Barcodes A Perl script catalogs books and CDs with the help of barcodesNov 30, 2008
Barcodes efficiently speed us through supermarket checkout lines, but the technology is also useful for totally different applications. An inexpensive barcode scanner can help you organize your private library, CD, or DVD collection.more »
Open source developer Tobias Oetiker, in his presentation at the USENIX LISA conference in San Diego, described how he could help one thousand Windows users at Swisscom.com speed up their computers.more »
Perl: isp-switch Reconfigure your network connection with isp-switchNov 12, 2008
When an Internet provider goes down, users suffer. Alternatively, users can immediately switch to another ISP. We’ll show you a Perl script that can help you reconfigure your computer to make the switch.more »
Perl: Math Tricks Perl script reveals math trickNov 12, 2008
A trick that anybody can learn lets you determine the day of the week from the date. We’ll apply some Perl technology to discover whether the method is reliable.more »
Perl: Vim Problem solving with VimNov 05, 2008
The Vim editor supports Perl plugins that let users manipulate the text they have just edited. Complex functions can be developed far faster than with Vim’s integrated scripting language.more »
Perl: Automating Color Correction Automate your color correction with a Perl scriptSep 30, 2008
If you have grown tired of manually correcting color-casted images (as described in last month's Perl column), you might appreciate a script that automates this procedure.more »
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