Saturday, November 7, 2009

What dreams may come ... must give us PAUSE

People's CPAN ids came up again at the Mongers on Wednesday. We had several in the crowd: gray, Pip, and Beppu. This was Pip's first visit to LA.pm.org since we've started back up.

I'd like to get a PAUSE ID, so I too can post to CPAN. But the first question is always "what modules are you going to post?" and if I knew that... I'd have them done by now. Maybe the module I'll write for the January mongers will need a public home.

And with that, I should really be getting off to sleep, perchance to dream.

To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscover'd country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
-- Hamlet by Billy Shakespeare.

Update: it says "what are you going to contribute", that's a whole other kettle of fish. This looks like a test I could pass.

3 comments:

john said...

My understanding is that they used to very very selective, but I don't think that's the case. Just put down a few of the modules you use in your day to day, if you can't think of anything.

David Golden said...

Having a PAUSE ID helps for bug-ticket tracking, being a co-maintainer, contributing to any of the http://svn.ali.as/ modules and so on. I don't think you'll be turned down as long as you're clearly a human (not spambot) saying "hi, I want to contribute and I want a PAUSE ID"

-- David

Andrew Grangaard said...

I'm in the club! Pause ID assigned! w00t.