Fixing Perl after MacOS X Security Update 2009-001

Apple's first security update of 2009 for MacOS X may solve some security issues in the OS but it also seriously breaks Perl by installing old versions of some modules along with Perl. It looks like Perl works okay for things that MacOS X uses it for, but if you do development using it or have installed other modules than what it came bundled with you may find that it no longer works.

…You'll probably need to download it from CPAN by hand as the CPAN shell itself is broken by the update.

The current version (as of the time I'm writing this article) is 1.2301 – you can find it at http://search.cpan.org/~gbarr/IO-1.2301/IO.pm

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In the Category of “Just No”

Do you ever turn on the television and think “Oh my, why hasn’t Fox TV adapted Ab Fab into a US sitcom? … Unfortunately, it appears that Fox never got the memo, and are in the process of doing just that. Complicating matters is the fact that Jennifer Saunders is helping write the new version. Which means that I’ll probably try watching it at least once, damn it.   [From Ab Fab New Pilot For Fox TV ]

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Battlestar Galactica: Both Back and Ending

The new episode will apparently run 3.5 minutes long, so set make sure your DVRs are catching that because I suspect you’ll be very unhappy about missing the last few minutes of the new episode. … If you’re looking forward to BSG returning and you haven’t watched the most recent ten “webisodes”, you really should take a look at them. … They’re also available from the iTunes Store for free, so you can carry them around on your iPod if you want to as well as watch them on your computer or Apple TV. I’m not certain that the webisodes are vital for seeing tonight’s new episode – my understanding is that they take place concurrently with it – but they do look like they set up something important.

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Doomed

Fox News is the most trusted TV news source, with 39.3% of respondents to an IFC survey saying they trusted it most.

  [From Poll: Internet, Fox News Are Most Trusted News Sources | Epicenter from Wired.com ]

 

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So You’re Having a Benefit Event…

So – the day of the event – you get a call asking what restaurants will be there. … The caller mentions to you that he tried to email quite a while ago but the mailbox was full. … This is, after all, the land where plumbers and electricians rarely answer their phones, return calls, or show up when they say they will. It used to be that they were really busy, but now they just don’t get around to it.

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