Re: Company Name

2001-04-26 Thread Redvers Davies
How did contractors here come up with the names for their companies, and can you think of anything with Shiels in the name that sounds good. I will mainly be doing SAP work, but hope to get other IT work too, so don't want SAP in the name. Well, my company name is a description of what my

Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Gareth Harper
Can any of you contractor types recoomend a good accountant, as the one I was using (a friend of the family) suggested that I use an accountant who was more familiar with the IT contracting business, as he was more suited to much larger companies. Thanks Gareth Harper

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Robert Shiels
Where do you live? DJ Adams recommended Menzies (www.menzies.co.uk) to me, and I went to see them last night for the first time. They are going to set up my new company for me too. They like IT contractors, and the partner I met with talked to me for about 30 minutes on ways to avoid IR35 :-)

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Robin Szemeti
On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, you wrote: Where do you live? DJ Adams recommended Menzies (www.menzies.co.uk) to me, and I went to see them last night for the first time. They are going to set up my new company for me too. They like IT contractors, and the partner I met with talked to me for about

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Greg Cope
Robin Szemeti wrote: On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, you wrote: Where do you live? DJ Adams recommended Menzies (www.menzies.co.uk) to me, and I went to see them last night for the first time. They are going to set up my new company for me too. They like IT contractors, and the partner I met

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Dave Hodgkinson
Robert Shiels [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On a similar point, can anyone recommend a good business bank account? Oxymoron. I went with Barclays because they gave 12 months free banking and could group the online banking with my personal accounts. -- Dave Hodgkinson,

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, you wrote: recommended Menzies (www.menzies.co.uk) to me, and I went to see On a similar point, can anyone recommend a good business bank account? Flemings Premier Banking 01708 713317 basically free for contractors (up to 20

Online Banking (was: Re: Good Accountants)

2001-04-26 Thread Dominic Mitchell
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 09:49:34AM +0100, Dave Hodgkinson wrote: I went with Barclays because they gave 12 months free banking and could group the online banking with my personal accounts. On a side issue, do you know of any online banks that allow personal accounts to download historical

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Robin Szemeti
On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, you wrote: Flemings Premier Banking 01708 713317 basically free for contractors (up to 20 cheques a month) and pay interest. I got several hundred quid in intrest last year. Telephone service and all that stuff. most impressed .. and I do have other business

Re: London.pm List Weekly Summary 2001-04-23

2001-04-26 Thread Dominic Mitchell
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 02:05:38PM +0100, Leon Brocard wrote: Jon Galliers asked about naming a file correctly when downloading from a CGI. Niklas Nordebo and Merijn Broeren provided solutions: http://www.mail-archive.com/london-pm%40lists.dircon.co.uk/msg04654.html Doh! We entirely missed

Re: require Module; and filehandles

2001-04-26 Thread Greg McCarroll
* Philip Newton ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Ian Brayshaw wrote: Sorry to pollute this list with a question about Perl... Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy snip i tried to run this and it didn't do anything, please check buffy-tized code before posting ;-)

Re: require Module; and filehandles

2001-04-26 Thread Robin Houston
On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 12:32:47AM +1000, Ian Brayshaw wrote: Sometimes, however, no recompilation is necessary, and so I'd like to return a filehandle that evaluates to true (in the 'do file' sense of evaluates) Is there a way to do this without creating a dummy file (i.e. can we do

Re: require Module; and filehandles

2001-04-26 Thread Ian Brayshaw
From: Jonathan Stowe [EMAIL PROTECTED] So whats wrong with StatInc ? OK, so StatINC will reload the module if the module source has changed. However, it's the handler I am pushing onto @INC that will generate the module source from a configuration file. If the configuration file changes,

Re: require Module; and filehandles

2001-04-26 Thread Ian Brayshaw
Robin Houston wrote: snip/ In earlier perls, you'll need to make a tied filehandle: Thanks Robin. The TrueHandle package is essentially what I had implemented, but it's the internal workings of require that stop the tie from being honoured. I presume that the require burrows down into the

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Robin Szemeti
On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, you wrote: On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 10:31:31AM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: http://www.flemingbank.com/ crap website, but I think it sums em up. Yep, so crap that it gives nothing but a splash screen with no links on it whatsoever. If that sums them up, then I

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 09:39:45AM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: Flemings Premier Banking 01708 713317 God help you if you put your company into dormancy however. Then they get really arsey since you're not depositing huge amounts of cash into it any more. They unilaterally decided to close my

Re: London.pm List Weekly Summary 2001-04-23

2001-04-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 02:17:01PM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote: Doh! We entirely missed this: http://www.mysql.com/news/article-57.html That's an amusing read! 'spos it legitimises us, but, but! Which links to (not sure if it's working right now):

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread David Cantrell
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 06:52:59PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 10:31:31AM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: http://www.flemingbank.com/ crap website, but I think it sums em up. Yep, so crap that it gives nothing but a splash screen with no links on it whatsoever.

Re: require Module; and filehandles

2001-04-26 Thread Jonathan Stowe
On Fri, 27 Apr 2001, Ian Brayshaw wrote: Robin Houston [EMAIL PROTECTED] The first (PerlIO) method ought to work though, because PerlIO layers are lower-level than tied filehandles. So if you can use perl 5.7.1... Sure ... now all I have to do is convince my boss 5.7.1 is the best choice

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread David Cantrell
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 07:13:50PM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, you wrote: On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 10:31:31AM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: http://www.flemingbank.com/ crap website, but I think it sums em up. Yep, so crap that it gives nothing but a splash

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 09:02:48PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: Yeah, but only testing it on one browser, ignoring the - what, 30%? - that don't use IE - that's kinda silly. And unprofessional. Sure, the bank Anything that displays in IE will display fine in Opera. Mozilla is OK. Netscape

Re: Buffy? .. naah .. wait till you see this

2001-04-26 Thread Chris Devers
At 09:19 PM 2001.04.26 +0100, you wrote: amusing: http://britneyspears.ac/lasers.htm Cousin site to http://www.c-cup.com/, which seems to be down at the moment. Typical example: Charisma Carpenter Guide to Selected Linux Software http://www.c-cup.com/linux/software-that-works.html

RE: Re: Review of Data munging with Perl on Slashdot

2001-04-26 Thread Dave Cross
From: Jonathan Stowe [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 4/26/01 9:30:01 PM On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, Niklas Nordebo wrote: Gets a 9, apparently. http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/04/26/1229238mode=thread For $deities sake dont tell Dave ... Too late! Dave... [feeling smug] --

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Robin Szemeti
On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, you wrote: Anything that displays in IE will display fine in Opera. Mozilla is OK. Netscape 4.x deserves to have sites intentionally break it (ooh, tricky, miss a closing table tag!) because it is shit must die. depends dunnit ... on the one hand i _almost_ like IE as

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 10:04:36PM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: depends dunnit ... Not really, Netscape 4.x sucks. No two ways about it. and height tags) ..it doesnt care about missing /table tags, it handles tables and CSS somewhat better than 4.7 OTOH its so far from being You mean it

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Chris Devers
At 10:04 PM 2001.04.26 +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: What would be nice would be a nutscrape-alike that put colored blobs or somesuch where errors were.. with hyperlinks to details of the error ... ;) Starting point: Using CSS as a Diagnostic Tool

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 10:20:35PM +0100, Matthew Byng-Maddick wrote: On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, Paul Makepeace wrote: But, how is it non compliant? And when was 75MB of diskspace an issue? That's about 20p. Where do you get sensible disk (including backup) that cheap? We'd all like to know...

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Matthew Byng-Maddick
On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, Paul Makepeace wrote: On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 10:20:35PM +0100, Matthew Byng-Maddick wrote: On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, Paul Makepeace wrote: But, how is it non compliant? And when was 75MB of diskspace an issue? That's about 20p. Where do you get sensible disk (including

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 10:33:36PM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: well .. it *does* handle them .. but ,,, errr .. sort of non cascading IYSWIM ... No it doesn't. It has almost no clue about stylesheets at all. Have you ever developed a CSS site for Netscape? And got it to work in anything like a

Another Komodo

2001-04-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-200-5729530.html Makes bizarre reading after AS's press releases. (I assume AOL's Komodo is some Mozilla repackaging? Anyone know anything about this?) Paul

Re: Another Komodo

2001-04-26 Thread Dean
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 05:44:45PM -0700, Paul Makepeace wrote: (I assume AOL's Komodo is some Mozilla repackaging? Anyone know anything about this?) theregister.co.uk has been running stories about it being used as a possible alternative if AOL decides to stop bundling IE. No technical

Re: Another Komodo

2001-04-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 01:50:34AM +0100, Dean wrote: theregister.co.uk has been running stories about it being used as a possible alternative if AOL decides to stop bundling IE. No technical details though... http://www.betanews.com/article.php3?sid=988225959 has a weensy bit at the last

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Alex Page
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 10:04:36PM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: on the one hand i _almost_ like IE as it displays images as they load and doesn't wait unitl it has em all b4 showing you the page (unless width and height tags) ..it doesnt care about missing /table tags, it handles tables and

Re: [london-list-summary] London.pm List Weekly Summary 2001-04-23

2001-04-26 Thread Nathan Torkington
Leon Brocard writes: Registration has opened for this year's Perl Conference in San Diego. It's gonna be a great conference - the talks all look excellent (thanks gnat!) You're welcome. I'm going to give a lightning talk at YAPC or TPC about just what a clusterfuck it was this year. Many

Re: require Module; and filehandles

2001-04-26 Thread Philip Newton
Ian Brayshaw wrote: Sorry to pollute this list with a question about Perl... Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Willow Willow Willow Willow Willow Willow Buffy Buffy Buffy Buffy Willow

require Module; and filehandles

2001-04-26 Thread Ian Brayshaw
Hi, Sorry to pollute this list with a question about Perl... I am writing a customer handler for loading modules at runtime, taking advantage of the support for coderefs in the @INC array. By deleting entries in the %INC hash for loaded modules I can force Perl to recompile the module after

Re: require Module; and filehandles

2001-04-26 Thread Merijn Broeren
Quoting Ian Brayshaw ([EMAIL PROTECTED]): I am writing a customer handler for loading modules at runtime, taking advantage of the support for coderefs in the @INC array. By deleting entries in the %INC hash for loaded modules I can force Perl to recompile the module after it has been

Re: require Module; and filehandles

2001-04-26 Thread Jonathan Stowe
On Fri, 27 Apr 2001, Ian Brayshaw wrote: Hi, Sorry to pollute this list with a question about Perl... I am writing a customer handler for loading modules at runtime, taking advantage of the support for coderefs in the @INC array. By deleting entries in the %INC hash for loaded modules I

Re: [london-list-summary] London.pm List Weekly Summary 2001-04-23

2001-04-26 Thread Dave Hodgkinson
Nathan Torkington [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Leon Brocard writes: Registration has opened for this year's Perl Conference in San Diego. It's gonna be a great conference - the talks all look excellent (thanks gnat!) You're welcome. I'm going to give a lightning talk at YAPC or TPC

Review of Data munging with Perl on Slashdot

2001-04-26 Thread Niklas Nordebo
Gets a 9, apparently. http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/04/26/1229238mode=thread -- Niklas Nordebo -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- +447966251290 The day is seven hours and fifteen minutes old, and already it's crippled with the weight of my evasions, deceit, and downright lies

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread David Cantrell
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 10:31:31AM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: http://www.flemingbank.com/ crap website, but I think it sums em up. Yep, so crap that it gives nothing but a splash screen with no links on it whatsoever. If that sums them up, then I want nothing to do with such manifest

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Robin Szemeti
On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, you wrote: On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 10:04:36PM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: depends dunnit ... Not really, Netscape 4.x sucks. No two ways about it. and height tags) ..it doesnt care about missing /table tags, it handles tables and CSS somewhat better than 4.7 OTOH