So I'm now in Taiwan, Chupei city. I am here for just 4 days short trip as part of my 11 days Golden Week holidays.
I finally got to my friend, gugod's place 10pm, which was supposed to be 8pm. The story is: I took a taxi and showed the street address to the driver. The driver dropped me off in a pretty unknown place. I didn't have a mobile phone and the taxi driver doesn't either, and he doesn't speak any English nor Japanese more than just "Hello" and "Thank you", so we couldn't communicate anything.
Well, Gugod gave me a wrong address, which is actually his parents' place, not his current place. D'oh.
Soon I figured out that the address was wrong, and walked down to the main street to find out which way to go. The street was kind of faimilar to me so I had a good hope to finally find the place. But suddenly it started to shower like hell terribly, so I gave up.
I escaped to a place with roof from rain, and opened up my laptop, find some unsecured WiFi accesspoint. And there was one. I found gugod online in AIM and told him "Hey, you told me the wrong address, huh?". He admitted that and I told the street address where I was. 5 minutes later he came to the place and we went to a cafe to wait for the shower to stop.
In a cafe I opened up my travel itinerary sheet and found that I have writtend down "the correct" street address of gugod's on a paper, because I needed it in January when I visited here. Hmmm.
So YAPC::NA schedule is out. I'll give two talks there: one for Plagger and one for Trickster (Hacking iTunes and PSP). The schedule apparently looks okay, however the only problem I can see is, my two talks were both scheduled at the end of the day.
OMG. The conference will start on 8:30 and my talks are 4:30 pm, when everybody I'm afraid will be damn tired :-)
So I bought and started Final Fantasy XII. Playing with 42 inches plasma display and my wonderful surround system, this just looks like Cinema. The motions of characters are just very fabulous as in scenaries in some milestones.
Just like I did back in January, I will fly to Taiwan. The target date is April 27 to May 1st. It's kind of very short but I can expect some of Chupei.pm social events, mostly Hackathon #2.
I'll stay at gugod's place in Chupei with Ingy dot Net. Hopefully Audrey Tang will join the gang. I'll do whatever I would like to do, but my current thought is to hack Plagger iCal and Comment tracker.
I'll give a brief 50 minutes talk about Plagger in OSCON 2006. This is the first ever talk in conferences outside Japan, spoken in English, which might be a bit exciting. But as a couple ofpeople addressed out, the Perl tracks in this year OSCON are not appealing enough. I assume this is because not many people are going to OSCON *only for* Perl tracks, but also for other languages/technologies.
I made a submission of Plagger talk to YAPC::NA 2006 in Chicago as well, and YAPC will suit better for Perl geeks out there and I hope will have lots of interesting talks, just like we had in YAPC::Asia Tokyo.
Also, I have to clarify a bit about 5 years ago thing for Plagger. Yeah, feed aggregation is so 5 years ago. It is. But Plagger deals with lots of cool stuff which have been invented within a couple of years, or months, which makes itself really exciting.
Thanks to the effors in YAPC::Asia Hackathon, I'm proud to announce the release of Plagger 0.6.1.
0.6.x release highlights easy-to-create Custom Feed and Entry FullText API. With a few lines of .pl code, or virtualy-no-code YAML files, you can create Custom Feed and/or upgrade existing content-less feeds to rich full-text feeds.
You can browse svn repository for EntryFullText pattern files how to register your own pattern files. With these, you can declare "I know how to parse URL XXX, the rule is just follow the link matches with YYY. And if you want to fetch full-content feeds, just parse the HTML with the following regexp and capture them into these keys, parse date with a following strftime format!".
Upgrader your economy class feeds (just tile only) to Business Class (rich-text with full date format) now, using Plagger 0.6.x.