Python's watchdog module includes watchmedo, a command that watches files or directories. I like to use it to automatically run a test when the test is saved.

$ watchmedo shell-command --patterns="*.py" --recursive --command='echo "${watch_src_path}"; python "${watch_src_path}"' tests/

Hint: $ python3 -m pip install -U watchdog

Mike Friedman posted about cleaning up Perl boilerplate and switching to Import::Into.
TIL: PHP's session.cookie_path defaults to '/', which is good. But if session.cookie_path is the empty string (''), then the cookie path is set relative to the current URL. If the request is to and the cookie path is '', then the cookie is set for - not as one might expect. But then the browser goes and saves it forever. And you can the same cookie id on multiple paths and then the expire and maybe some get reset during a logout/login cycle.
Suppose you have a database server ( which only accepts connections from the web server ( The web server accepts SSH connections from anywhere (so ssh works). And you have 200 tables to update. Start by opening a tunnelled SSH connection in a terminal window like so: [shell]ssh -L [/shell] The command starts like a normal ssh connection.
I need to open all external links in a site in a new window/tab. But I can't trust the users to put a class or other data in the link. And I cannot trust them to add or remove the www. part of the domain name (if it's even supposed to be there). Javascript to the rescue!