My Eating Habits

In Singapore, there are lots of food courts that we can find easily wherever we go. Most of people here are going out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner together with their family.

For me, I’m not really interested in it. I prefer taking my own lunch at office or going home for lunch rather than taking lunch at food court. But of course back to our choice!

There are two reasons why I prefer going home for lunch such as pick my son up from school and I’m very concern with the healthy food.

When eating foods at food court, everybody can’t guarantee the ingredients are cleaned well; how about the spoon, fork, and plate are being used? Have they already been washed with soap or water only?

One day, I and my colleague went for lunch at one of the food courts near from our customer office. While waiting my ordered food and standing in front of the court,  I saw the soup cup was washed without soap and ready to be used by another customer.

Seeing that situation, I changed my mind for having there and decided taking away at least try to avoid using their stuff.

-Eat only if you are hungry, and stop eating when you feel satisfied, not full-

Installing CPAN module without root access for Solaris OS

Manual Installation

In order to install CPAN modules without root access on Solaris OS, The following steps can be used:

1. Create lib/perl5 in your home directory (my prefer shell is bash so I change to bash)

> bash
$ pwd
$ mkdir -p lib/perl5

2. Download/copy the CPAN module source from and store them in the home directory e.g in CPAN directory.

$ mkdir CPAN
$ ls -ltr

3. Unzip those CPANs by using the following command:

$ cd CPAN
$ tar -zxvf Tk-ToolBar-0.12.tar.gz
$ cd Tk-ToolBar-0.12

4. Install CPAN modules

$ /usr/perl5/bin/perlgcc Makefile.PL LIB=~/lib/perl5 PREFIX=~/lib/perl5
$ /usr/bin/gmake MAKE=/usr/bin/gmake
$ /usr/bin/gmake MAKE=/usr/bin/gmake test
$ /usr/bin/gmake MAKE=/usr/bin/gmake install

5. Add the new CPAN library so that Perl can find installed modules in the new library.

$ PERL5LIB=$PERL5LIB:/home/easkazi/lib/perl5
$ export PERL5LIB

The above is a temporary solution so when we log off and log on again to the system then shell prompt will not recognize that libraries. For this case, we have to add the following line in our scripts:

use lib '/home/easkazi/lib/perl5'

6. Ensure the CPAN module can be used by Perl

$ perl -e "use Tk::ToolBar"

The original source of this tutorial from