new Quandries();

I’ve been writing things in PHP for the past 8 weeks that it isn’t really meant for or to do. To whit: 
  • daemonised processes;
  • shared memory based methods and usage (mainly around SysV semaphores and segments);
  • cron extensions and handlers;
  • network connections via SNMP and SNPP; and
  • lots of file system methods (globbing, file management and organisation),
I really do feel dirty.

CSS Naked Day

With CSS Naked Day fast approaching, I thought I’d add to the code snippets posted by Dustin Diaz with a quick bit of Perl, based on his PHP example. Without further ado, here is the snippet: 
use Time:Local;

sub _is_naked_day() {
    my ($start, $end, $now, $d);
    $d = shift;
    $start = timelocal(0, 0, 0, $d, 3, ((localtime)[5]));
    $end = timelocal(59, 59, 23, $d, 3, ((localtime)[5]));
    $now = time();
    if ( $now >= $start && $now  = $end ) return(1);
    else return(0);
This subroutine could then be used to display template content like so: 
unless ( (&_is_naked_day(9)) ) print qq^<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/path/to/styles.css" />^;
Caveats: I haven’t accounted for time zone differences, the concept of an international day (taking a 12 hour slice on either side of GMT) and the JSON config file that Dustin provided in 2008 (which I just found). I’ll write a Perl module to handle this all in a more usable fashion and post it up after work later today.