Gabor Szabo - full-stack trainer and contract (bug) killer

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Make easy things easy and hard things possible

Make easy things easy and hard things possible was the motto of Perl from the beginning and indeed it made a lot of things much easer back when it was released in 1987. Even in the 90's it had it. That's one of the reasons it was so successful. Since then things changed and a lot of things that were hard back then are now expected to be easy.

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Perl wish list: fixing Pod::Tidy

I have a page one Contributing to the Open Source Perl Ecosystem, but I still don't know where could I post my wish list of bug fixes that would find people with time and the drive to fix bugs.

I've just bumped into a bug in Pod::Tidy. The fix is also included in the bug report, but the module has not seen a new release from 6 years and the author did not have any activity on CPAN for 3, almost 4 years.

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SEO advice: Don't move around pages

Preferably don't move pages around, but if you do, make sure the old address will redirect to the new address with a 301 Moved Permanently status code.

Case in point:

I just searched for "paypal donation button" the first link was an article with the title "Guide to Creating a PayPal Donate Button for your Website.". on PayPal so I clicked on it. I got a 404 Not Found error with the text "Oops. That page doesn't exist."

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Gratipay for Perl related projects

Several people commented on my article about making money with a blog both on the page and privately. One of the suggestions was to enable or further encourage micropayments for people who would like to support the work I have been doing.

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How to make money with a blog?

I guess the wider topic would be How to make money online and one day I'll write an article with that title as well, but for now let's focus on this one.

I have a number of web sites where I write articles. This one is just my personal site where I write generic articles, but my biggest site is the Perl Maven. In October 2015 it had 400,000 pageviews. Not bad for a site that was primarily built by one person. (Actually there were a few guest posts, and several people translated articles to other languages which is quite awesome.)

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