Perl – USB Sticks Using old flash memory as a backup mediumMar 15, 2013
USB sticks and SD cards quickly lose their value, but if a script distributes the data across several such devices, flash memory is still useful as a fast and shockproof backup medium despite limited capacity.more »
Perl – Distro Update Analysis A Perl tool for querying distribution repositoriesFeb 22, 2013
A Perl script calls various plugins that sniff around on FTP and HTTP servers run by the major Linux distributions to discover when Fedora, Debian, and other distros update their packages.more »
Perl: Heroku Pushing web applications live with HerokuAug 23, 2012
If you want to put together a web application in your favorite language and publish it for free, you will find Heroku a convenient helper. The service even allows you to bring your own web server.more »
Perl: Clonezilla Backups Using Clonezilla and Perl scripts for backupsJun 21, 2012
Clonezilla makes backing up and restoring your system an easy affair that only involves a few key strokes. A homegrown solution reduces the time and effort to the act of slotting in a CD, on which you previously burned a Perl script.more »
Perl: Dropbox Doing more with DropboxJun 27, 2011
The proprietary Dropbox service has become a popular way to exchange large files. The Dropbox web API also supports scripts, like the one in this article that picks up files from behind a firewall.more »
Perl: OpenOffice Label Merge Perl and OpenOffice for Lovely LabelsJun 20, 2011
OpenOffice offers a selection of preconfigured formats for users who need to print their own self-adhesive labels. Perl feeds the address data to the document.more »
Phenona's 15-year-old founder to join ActiveState's team part-time.more »
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