It's all too easy to take CPAN for granted, particularly the modules which just work, and continue to do so year in, year out. Take a moment to thank the author of one of your "go to" modules. I did: he seemed to like it, and it made me feel good too. There's a quest stencil for this on Questhub — give it a go.
It's easy to forget that every module on CPAN is the work of one or more perl programmers. People like you and me.
Pick one module to say thank you for:
Email the author or current maintainer and thank them. It doesn't need a long message, but be specific and make it personal.
You don't have to stop at one, but do one this week, and make a list of others for another time.comments powered by Disqus