Tag Archives: Perl

Cheating the LZW

Originally published on: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 00:10:27 +0000 In the early days of the web, many web pages sported hit-counters that would generate a graphical meter indicating the number of visitors who had viewed the page. I thought that … Continue reading

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Spellbound by Web Programming

Originally published on: Fri, 29 Jul 2011. After a short stint as a programmer on IBM mainframes, I spent the next several years doing a job that I absolutely loved; coding in C for MS-DOS and Windows applications. I had … Continue reading

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My Tech Magazine Articles From Yesteryear

In the early 1990’s, I began writing for a few of my favorite technical magazines. Here is a mostly-complete list. Windows/DOS Developer’s Journal, September 1992 A Universal EXE-to-BIN Conversion Utility ( Tech Tips ) and More on Copying Large Data … Continue reading

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A Simple Perl REPL

The easiest way to run a REPL in modern Perl is to invoke the debugger using an arbitrarily evaluated expression. You can then enter something like: and watch it execute. I prefer one that I wrote ages ago. It’s not … Continue reading

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Find and View All Images on a HD with Perl

I have a number of image files scattered all over my hard-drive (Windows). I wanted to create a list of them all, convert each filename into an IMG tag, and write them all to one massive HTML file. I did … Continue reading

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Happy 25th, Perl !

Today, I read that the venerable Perl programming language has reached its twenty-fifth year of existence.  Wow!  Has it been that long, already? Perl and Me I first encountered Perl in a programming trade magazine article in the late 80’s. … Continue reading

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