Re: BUFFY - SPOILERS , DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN SKY 1 LAST NIGHT

2001-06-03 Thread Neil Ford

On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 04:45:45PM +0100, Leo Lapworth wrote:
 On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 08:19:56AM +0100, Dave Cross wrote:
  On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 07:47:00AM +0100, Greg McCarroll 
([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
   
   
   
   *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* 
   *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* 
   *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   Well what about last night? Buffy no more? Well I'm pretty sure she
   will be back, my reasoning - they played the normal end of show credits/
   theme tune, if they had of killed the character off, there would of been
   a special ending. Mind you, when I explained this theory to the wife she
   used the phrase ``clutching at straws''
  
  Well, how about the argument that SMG has singed up for two more series?
  
 I've been told (*prays this is not true*) that SMG signed up for two
 more series but has a clause that if Univeral Pictures produce it she
 is not oblidged to do them (as apparently she didn't want to work for
 Universal).
 
 So, this could be an ending to make sure she and Univeral have
 time to work it out...
 
 i just hope I have been mis-informed.
 
Trying to remember where I read this (probably Heat) but SMG *had* said she
wouldn't stay with the show if it moved from WB to UPN. 

Quick bit of digging and I've found the following;
[Heat Magazine, 19-25 May 2001]
The producers of Buffy, Fox TV, have offered ridiculous soundbites to justify
switching TV networks in the US. The WB, home to Buffy since it's inception,
did not match the passion and vision demonstrated by rival network UPN,
which has secured the show for two years. The fact that UPN bid a total of
$22 million more than WB wasn't mentioned by Fox.

UPN sontinued to show it's vision and passion with the $50,000 gift
baskets it sent eight Buffy cast regulars to welcome them to their new
network - which included Cristal champagne and a Cartier watch, Sarah
Michelle Gellar - who once said she'd quit Buffy if it left WB, then retracted
the comments - was given a Gucci necklace.

Heat may not always be the most reliable rag, but it's ususally fairly
accurate on this stuff.

Neil.
-- 
Neil C. Ford
Managing Director, Yet Another Computer Solutions Company Limited
[EMAIL PROTECTED] - http://www.yacsc.com



Re: Inline::PERL

2001-06-03 Thread Marcel Grunauer

On Sunday, June 3, 2001, at 05:56  AM, David H. Adler wrote:

 On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 09:40:49AM +0100, Cross David - dcross wrote:

 Inline::PERL gives you the power of the PERL programming language from

 And what, exactly, is the PERL programming language?

It is the wicked, twisted spectre of Perl that haunts the minds of
script kiddies. In some cultures it is known as CGI; other cultures
have no name for it. Well-informed people normally run when they
encounter it.

A saving throw against mental instability applies.

Marcel

--
$ perl -we time
Useless use of time in void context at -e line 1.



Re: BUFFY - SPOILERS , DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN SKY 1 LAST NIGHT

2001-06-03 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Sun, 03 Jun 2001, Neil Ford wrote:
 On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 04:45:45PM +0100, Leo Lapworth wrote:
  On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 08:19:56AM +0100, Dave Cross wrote:
   On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 07:47:00AM +0100, Greg McCarroll 
([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:



*SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* 
*SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* 
*SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* 









































Well what about last night? Buffy no more? Well I'm pretty sure she
will be back, my reasoning - they played the normal end of show credits/
theme tune, if they had of killed the character off, there would of been
a special ending. Mind you, when I explained this theory to the wife she
used the phrase ``clutching at straws''
   
   Well, how about the argument that SMG has singed up for two more series?
   
  I've been told (*prays this is not true*) that SMG signed up for two
  more series but has a clause that if Univeral Pictures produce it she
  is not oblidged to do them (as apparently she didn't want to work for
  Universal).
  
  So, this could be an ending to make sure she and Univeral have
  time to work it out...
  
  i just hope I have been mis-informed.
  
 Trying to remember where I read this (probably Heat) but SMG *had* said she
 wouldn't stay with the show if it moved from WB to UPN. 
 
 Quick bit of digging and I've found the following;
 [Heat Magazine, 19-25 May 2001]
 The producers of Buffy, Fox TV, have offered ridiculous soundbites to justify
 switching TV networks in the US. The WB, home to Buffy since it's inception,
 did not match the passion and vision demonstrated by rival network UPN,
 which has secured the show for two years. The fact that UPN bid a total of
 $22 million more than WB wasn't mentioned by Fox.
 
 UPN sontinued to show it's vision and passion with the $50,000 gift
 baskets it sent eight Buffy cast regulars to welcome them to their new
 network - which included Cristal champagne and a Cartier watch, Sarah
 Michelle Gellar - who once said she'd quit Buffy if it left WB, then retracted
 the comments - was given a Gucci necklace.

kewl ... so Buffy likes necklaces then. 
we could give her one as a present .. that would be nice ... diamond
maybe ...or since we are a Perl group perhaps ... oh ok .. you're way
ahead of me on this one aren't you. ;)

-- 
Robin Szemeti   

Redpoint Consulting Limited
Real Solutions For A Virtual World 



Re: Inline::PERL

2001-06-03 Thread Greg McCarroll

* Marcel Grunauer ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 On Sunday, June 3, 2001, at 05:56  AM, David H. Adler wrote:
 
  On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 09:40:49AM +0100, Cross David - dcross wrote:
 
  Inline::PERL gives you the power of the PERL programming language from
 
  And what, exactly, is the PERL programming language?
 
 It is the wicked, twisted spectre of Perl that haunts the minds of
 script kiddies. In some cultures it is known as CGI; other cultures
 have no name for it. Well-informed people normally run when they
 encounter it.
 
 A saving throw against mental instability applies.
 

Most of characters are excused these sorts of saving throws as they
are too twisted/evil to get freaked by whatever demanding the ST.

-- 
Greg McCarrollhttp://217.34.97.146/~gem/



Re: General Election

2001-06-03 Thread Greg McCarroll

* David H. Adler ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 09:25:21AM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote:
  
  Oh I did ... In general I find Billy Braggs ability to produce 'something
  you could mistake for music' roughly equal to Craig Charles' ability to
  tell a joke. .. although he was passibly OK in Red Dwarf.
 
 Billy Bragg was in Red Dwarf?  I never noticed...
 

yeah, remember he was the one that sucked emotions out of everyone
he encountered ;-) 

-- 
Greg McCarrollhttp://217.34.97.146/~gem/



Re: BUFFY - SPOILERS , DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN SKY 1 LAST NIGHT

2001-06-03 Thread Greg McCarroll

* Robin Szemeti ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 On Sun, 03 Jun 2001, Neil Ford wrote:
  On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 04:45:45PM +0100, Leo Lapworth wrote:
   On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 08:19:56AM +0100, Dave Cross wrote:
On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 07:47:00AM +0100, Greg McCarroll 
([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 
 
 
 *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* 
 *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* 
 *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Well what about last night? Buffy no more? Well I'm pretty sure she
 will be back, my reasoning - they played the normal end of show credits/
 theme tune, if they had of killed the character off, there would of been
 a special ending. Mind you, when I explained this theory to the wife she
 used the phrase ``clutching at straws''

Well, how about the argument that SMG has singed up for two more series?

   I've been told (*prays this is not true*) that SMG signed up for two
   more series but has a clause that if Univeral Pictures produce it she
   is not oblidged to do them (as apparently she didn't want to work for
   Universal).
   
   So, this could be an ending to make sure she and Univeral have
   time to work it out...
   
   i just hope I have been mis-informed.
   
  Trying to remember where I read this (probably Heat) but SMG *had* said she
  wouldn't stay with the show if it moved from WB to UPN. 
  
  Quick bit of digging and I've found the following;
  [Heat Magazine, 19-25 May 2001]
  The producers of Buffy, Fox TV, have offered ridiculous soundbites to justify
  switching TV networks in the US. The WB, home to Buffy since it's inception,
  did not match the passion and vision demonstrated by rival network UPN,
  which has secured the show for two years. The fact that UPN bid a total of
  $22 million more than WB wasn't mentioned by Fox.
  
  UPN sontinued to show it's vision and passion with the $50,000 gift
  baskets it sent eight Buffy cast regulars to welcome them to their new
  network - which included Cristal champagne and a Cartier watch, Sarah
  Michelle Gellar - who once said she'd quit Buffy if it left WB, then retracted
  the comments - was given a Gucci necklace.
 
 kewl ... so Buffy likes necklaces then. 
   ^
   |
   +--- It was about here i guessed
where this was going ;-)  
  
 we could give her one as a present .. that would be nice ... diamond
 maybe ...or since we are a Perl group perhaps ... oh ok .. you're way
 ahead of me on this one aren't you. ;)
 
 -- 
 Robin Szemeti   
 
 Redpoint Consulting Limited
 Real Solutions For A Virtual World 
-- 
Greg McCarrollhttp://217.34.97.146/~gem/










old pictures

2001-06-03 Thread Greg McCarroll


just looking at some old pictures of london.pm meetings and YAPC::Europe
and i came across the classic, London.pm drinking in a hair dressing salon,

http://217.34.97.146/~gem/pics/london.pm/2000/july/DSCF0036.JPG

-- 
Greg McCarrollhttp://217.34.97.146/~gem/



Re: old pictures

2001-06-03 Thread Aaron Trevena

On Sun, 3 Jun 2001, Greg McCarroll wrote:

 
 just looking at some old pictures of london.pm meetings and YAPC::Europe
 and i came across the classic, London.pm drinking in a hair dressing salon,
 
   http://217.34.97.146/~gem/pics/london.pm/2000/july/DSCF0036.JPG
 

Toilet seats don't make as good props as skateboards - we need to somehow
smuggle an inflatable dinghy into a pub.

A.


-- 
A HREF = http://termisoc.org/~betty; Betty @ termisoc.org /A
As a youngster Fred fought sea battles on the village pond using a 
complex system of signals he devised that was later adopted by the Royal 
Navy.  (this email has nothing to do with any organisation except me)






Re: old pictures

2001-06-03 Thread Greg McCarroll

* Aaron Trevena ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 On Sun, 3 Jun 2001, Greg McCarroll wrote:
 
  
  just looking at some old pictures of london.pm meetings and YAPC::Europe
  and i came across the classic, London.pm drinking in a hair dressing salon,
  
  http://217.34.97.146/~gem/pics/london.pm/2000/july/DSCF0036.JPG
  
 
 Toilet seats don't make as good props as skateboards - we need to somehow
 smuggle an inflatable dinghy into a pub.
 

preferably into a river side pub, then with the dinghy we have a convenient
means of escape when we liberate the pub's jugs of TVR from them 

-- 
Greg McCarrollhttp://217.34.97.146/~gem/



Re: BUFFY - SPOILERS , DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN SKY 1 LAST NIGHT

2001-06-03 Thread Dave Cross

On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 04:45:45PM +0100, Leo Lapworth ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 
 Dave, U still need last weeks video ?

Nope. All caught up now thanks.

Dave...




I'm orff

2001-06-03 Thread Aaron Trevena


as some of you might already know I'm orff to the west country. I plan to
move to bradford-on-avon this week.

so i'll unsub for a couple of weeks and see you next time i come back.

thanks for all the good times and stuff,

A.

-- 
A HREF = http://termisoc.org/~betty; Betty @ termisoc.org /A
As a youngster Fred fought sea battles on the village pond using a 
complex system of signals he devised that was later adopted by the Royal 
Navy.  (this email has nothing to do with any organisation except me)






Re: old pictures

2001-06-03 Thread Jonathan Stowe

On Sun, 3 Jun 2001, Greg McCarroll wrote:


 just looking at some old pictures of london.pm meetings and YAPC::Europe
 and i came across the classic, London.pm drinking in a hair dressing salon,

   http://217.34.97.146/~gem/pics/london.pm/2000/july/DSCF0036.JPG


But what *was* that all about ?

/J\




Re: old pictures

2001-06-03 Thread Greg McCarroll

* Jonathan Stowe ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 On Sun, 3 Jun 2001, Greg McCarroll wrote:
 
 
  just looking at some old pictures of london.pm meetings and YAPC::Europe
  and i came across the classic, London.pm drinking in a hair dressing salon,
 
  http://217.34.97.146/~gem/pics/london.pm/2000/july/DSCF0036.JPG
 
 
 But what *was* that all about ?
 

because we're worth it?

-- 
Greg McCarrollhttp://217.34.97.146/~gem/



Re: I'm orff

2001-06-03 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Aaron Trevena [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 as some of you might already know I'm orff to the west country. I plan to
 move to bradford-on-avon this week.

That be Netcraft country. Be fearful, oh ar.

-- 
Dave Hodgkinson, http://www.hodgkinson.org
Editor-in-chief, The Highway Star   http://www.deep-purple.com
  Interim CTO, web server farms, technical strategy
   



Re: The truth will out ( was Re: BUFFY - SPOILERS , DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN SKY 1 LAST NIGHT)

2001-06-03 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 now i remember
 the good old days of live and kicking with sarah green and pete and simon
 
 ahhh halycon days 

halcyon?

Anyway we all know it peaked with Sally James...


-- 
Dave Hodgkinson, http://www.hodgkinson.org
Editor-in-chief, The Highway Star   http://www.deep-purple.com
  Interim CTO, web server farms, technical strategy
   



Re: The truth will out ( was Re: BUFFY - SPOILERS , DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN SKY 1 LAST NIGHT)

2001-06-03 Thread Greg McCarroll

* Dave Hodgkinson ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 
  now i remember
  the good old days of live and kicking with sarah green and pete and simon
  
  ahhh halycon days 
 
 halcyon?
 

some of us are blessed with typing speeds above that of normal mortals
and hence find that normal `earth' keyboards do not always keep up with
us - hence this unfortunate inicdant ;-)

 Anyway we all know it peaked with Sally James...
 

tiswas? a tiswas ... 

-- 
Greg McCarrollhttp://217.34.97.146/~gem/



Re: Religion

2001-06-03 Thread Piers Cawley

Jonathan Stowe [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On Fri, 1 Jun 2001, Jonathan Peterson wrote:
 
  The actions and spirit of paganism (say, wearing leaves and
  dancing round a tree in May) are good healthy things to do.
 
 What with this and Piers' earlier revelations and the ever present
 Unixbeard I have this feeling that maybe we ought to get a Morris
 Side together for next years Jack in the Green festival in Hastings,

No way on this planet am I morris dancing. Not that I object to
watching other fools doing it, but exercise and me don't go well
together. 

-- 
Piers Cawley
www.iterative-software.com




Re: General Election

2001-06-03 Thread Piers Cawley

Barbie [easynet] [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 From: Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 
  I understand folk singers sometime place a finger over their ear
  whilst singing. Perhaps Mr Bragg should try that. I doubt it would
  improve his singing, but at least it would stop him twanging that
  guitar ...
 
 I don't think you could call Billy Bragg a folk singer. His more
 aptly titled moniker of Bard of Barking is probably more
 representative of what he does. Tells stories set to music. he might
 not be the best singer in the world, but then it never stop Bob
 Dylan or Jimi Hendrix. each to their own I suppose.

Look, I'm not saying Bragg's voice is pretty. But his pitching is
accurate, his tunes are good, his songwriting is immaculate and you
can tell what he's singing. Same goes for his Bobness too come to
that.

-- 
Piers Cawley
www.iterative-software.com




Re: BUFFY - SPOILERS , DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN SKY 1 LAST NIGHT

2001-06-03 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Sun, 03 Jun 2001, Greg McCarroll wrote:
 * Robin Szemeti ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
  On Sun, 03 Jun 2001, Neil Ford wrote:
   On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 04:45:45PM +0100, Leo Lapworth wrote:
On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 08:19:56AM +0100, Dave Cross wrote:
 On Sat, Jun 02, 2001 at 07:47:00AM +0100, Greg McCarroll 
([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
  
  
  
  *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* 
  *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* 
  *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  Well what about last night? Buffy no more? Well I'm pretty sure she
  will be back, my reasoning - they played the normal end of show credits/
  theme tune, if they had of killed the character off, there would of been
  a special ending. Mind you, when I explained this theory to the wife she
  used the phrase ``clutching at straws''
 
 Well, how about the argument that SMG has singed up for two more series?
 
I've been told (*prays this is not true*) that SMG signed up for two
more series but has a clause that if Univeral Pictures produce it she
is not oblidged to do them (as apparently she didn't want to work for
Universal).

So, this could be an ending to make sure she and Univeral have
time to work it out...

i just hope I have been mis-informed.

   Trying to remember where I read this (probably Heat) but SMG *had* said she
   wouldn't stay with the show if it moved from WB to UPN. 
   
   Quick bit of digging and I've found the following;
   [Heat Magazine, 19-25 May 2001]
   The producers of Buffy, Fox TV, have offered ridiculous soundbites to justify
   switching TV networks in the US. The WB, home to Buffy since it's inception,
   did not match the passion and vision demonstrated by rival network UPN,
   which has secured the show for two years. The fact that UPN bid a total of
   $22 million more than WB wasn't mentioned by Fox.
   
   UPN sontinued to show it's vision and passion with the $50,000 gift
   baskets it sent eight Buffy cast regulars to welcome them to their new
   network - which included Cristal champagne and a Cartier watch, Sarah
   Michelle Gellar - who once said she'd quit Buffy if it left WB, then retracted
   the comments - was given a Gucci necklace.
  
  kewl ... so Buffy likes necklaces then. 
^
|
+--- It was about here i guessed
 where this was going ;-)  

hmmm .. I am unsure at this point whether that says more about your mind
than it does about mine ;-))



-- 
Robin Szemeti   

Redpoint Consulting Limited
Real Solutions For A Virtual World 



Re: Inline::PERL

2001-06-03 Thread Merijn Broeren

Quoting Marcel Grunauer ([EMAIL PROTECTED]):
 On Sunday, June 3, 2001, at 05:56  AM, David H. Adler wrote:
 
  On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 09:40:49AM +0100, Cross David - dcross wrote:
 
  Inline::PERL gives you the power of the PERL programming language from
 
  And what, exactly, is the PERL programming language?
 
 It is the wicked, twisted spectre of Perl that haunts the minds of
 script kiddies. In some cultures it is known as CGI; other cultures
 have no name for it. Well-informed people normally run when they
 encounter it.
 
Ah, but you are wrong, most of these tribes *do* have a name for this, 
they call this powerful incantation PEARL!

Sadly, I can still remember all the headhunters looking for people 
that knew that particular language. As you say, a good indication to run
far and fast.

Cheers,
-- 
Merijn Broeren   | Fact: GPRS does not work if the Mobile Station (your phone,
Software Geek| that is) moves faster than 500 km/h. Tip: NEVER drive faster
   than 450 km/h if you are wapping while driving! 



Re: General Election

2001-06-03 Thread Barbie [easynet]

From: Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED]

 Look, I'm not saying Bragg's voice is pretty. But his pitching is
 accurate, his tunes are good, his songwriting is immaculate and you
 can tell what he's singing. Same goes for his Bobness too come to
 that.

You can tell what Bob is singing! I had to get the Dylan Songbook to
learn the words ;)

Barbie

PS: I have several albums by Billy and Bob, but I still don't class them as
folk singers. The Houghton Weavers, The Spinners, The Knigston Trio, My
missus  now they're folk singers.




Re: General Election

2001-06-03 Thread Piers Cawley

Barbie [easynet] [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 From: Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 
  Look, I'm not saying Bragg's voice is pretty. But his pitching is
  accurate, his tunes are good, his songwriting is immaculate and you
  can tell what he's singing. Same goes for his Bobness too come to
  that.
 
 You can tell what Bob is singing! 

Most of the time, yeah.

 I had to get the Dylan Songbook to learn the words ;)
 
 Barbie
 
 PS: I have several albums by Billy and Bob, but I still don't class
 them as folk singers.

Bob was definitely a folk singer once. The early acoustic stuff is
definitely folk, and it informs the later electric stuff too. Bragg's
usually not a folksinger, but he's a good singer of folk songs on
occasions. 

 The Houghton Weavers, The Spinners, The Knigston Trio, My missus
  now they're folk singers.

Me, on a good night.

-- 
Piers Cawley
www.iterative-software.com