When trying to install this module tests 01_request and 02_keepalive failed in some cases owing to response code 408. I edited the tests and increased the Timout values to 60. This allowed the tests to pass and CPAN/CPANPLUS to install the module. I realise living in Thailand and the back of beyond using a dialup connection is probably not the normal user profile however, in the wish to improve things, maybe a mention of Timeout values in the README file may reduce someones angst. Now I'll try and get my head around POE proper.