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.