Author Archives: Tim King

How to solve the Mac OS/X “stub file and library file out of sync” problem

I ran across this annoying little problem while compiling Go code on my Mac. I just spent the last hour or so scouring Google results trying to find the answer, and eventually pieced together a solution. (I’ve been spending a … Continue reading

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My Recent Posts at The Perl Shop Blog

I also blog over at The Perl Shop Blog. Most of what I write about Perl anymore is over there. My recent pieces include:

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Subclassing vs Embedding in GoLang

This is a topic that I’ve seen pop up in discussions and articles about Go. The Go programming language does not support inheritance, but instead it supports composition via “embedding.” It can be a little hard to grasp the difference. … Continue reading

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Finishing Off that Bug in djangocms-picture (part trois)

In the prior episode of this story, I had written a test to detect the bug I want to fix. The djangocms-picture plugin includes errant whitespace inside of HTML anchor tags, which renders as annoying blue underlines next to the … Continue reading

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Still Fixing that Bug in djangocms-picture (part deux)

Last time, I began fixing a fairly simply space-within-anchor-tags bug in djangocms-picture. I’m using this exercise as an opportunity to (a) try out a disciplined development process in the context of a Django application and (b) dig into the Django … Continue reading

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Fix that Bug in djangocms-picture

I mentioned a couple fundamental issues off the bat with my website revamp using Django CMS. I’m in the process of revamping my hub site, www.JTimothyKing.com. I had created a barebones site: only a single page of content, two columns … Continue reading

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Website Revamp to Django CMS

It was long past time to redo my hub site, www.JTimothyKing.com. It had been running Drupal for far too long. I won’t tell you what version. Suffice it to say that the version had been unsupported for quite some time … Continue reading

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How to Cheep in Many Programming Languages (not a tutorial, but a spiritual journey)

I have a small problem. The first part of the problem is that I’ve been a Perl developer for the past decade— That came out wrong. Let me start again. I have a small problem. The first part of the … Continue reading

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The Most Powerful Programming Paradigm in the World?

I’m not a hackathon kinda guy. I don’t get off on solving hard or novel problems. I don’t believe in contests. I’m not particularly energized by the idea that a whole bunch of us are trying to solve the same … Continue reading

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Mopping up with Perl

I ported my DFW.pm Hackathon entry to the latest Perl dev release (5.19.9), the one with built-in sub signatures. I had originally designed it using the latest p5-mop and Алексей Капранов’s (Alexei Kapranov’s) signatures package. (I thought this was more … Continue reading

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