There are three things…

…a man must have done in his live:
– plant a tree
– build a house
– write a wiki ๐Ÿ™‚

So I've done my own wiki, mostly because I used one that was simple but PHP, I wanted a feature, so I rewrote it.

TriplWki can do anything TipiWiki can do plus:
– user authentication
– POD output ๐Ÿ™‚

I know that user authentication is against the idea of a wiki, but I use it more or less as a CMS, so I wanted to make sure that I'm the only one who writes into it.

And it has a <sourcecode> special tag, which is replaced by its sourcecode, so it is really free software (online editing of the source is not yet supported :-).

Perl Popularity

I just had a look into Debians Popularity Contest ( and it seems that Perl is one of the most popular packages:

#rank name inst vote old recent no-files (maintainer)
1 base-files 5672 5358 81 233 0 (Santiago Vila)
2 debianutils 5672 5283 48 341 0 (Clint Adams)
3 dpkg 5672 5345 45 282 0 (Dpkg Development)
4 findutils 5672 5310 240 122 0 (Andreas Metzler)
5 grep 5672 5370 219 83 0 (Ryan M. Golbeck)
6 gzip 5672 5349 138 184 1 (Bdale Garbee)
7 perl-base 5672 5323 44 305 0 (Brendan O'dea)
8 tar 5672 4908 595 169 0 (Bdale Garbee)
9 util-linux 5672 4667 447 558 0 (Lamont Jones)

The number 5672 means installations and these are all top 9 packages with the highest installation number. Before people install anything else, they have a Perl !

(The first Kernel Image on that list is at rank 1996)

Not enough time

Oh my god.

I survived the German Perl Workshop, mostly with writing a drop in replacement for TipiWiki because I use it but didn't want to hack some authentication stuff into a PHP script.

I spend the rest of the time having really much fun with all the interesting people there and listening to plenty of good talks. Most of them where better than mine. Note to myself: next time use images and more time to prepare the talk. Jos and Autrijus did a lot of coding on CPANPLUS, so my Curses Shell will be really broken with the next release. This leads to my biggest problem: I just don't have enough time

Ok, today are the finals of the European Football Championships, tomorrow we visit a strange place with our BioMed class. BTW, I'll do some exams in about two weeks, therefore I should actually spend some time on doing stuff for that.

Far more important than that is to rewrite CPANPLUS::Shell::Curses to use the new backend and finish up JZuul till the exams.

As I said, there is just not enough time. BTW, I'll leave for Toronto at 24. of August