Re: JOB: Eng. Proj Management

2001-06-11 Thread Jonathan Peterson

At 00:23 09/06/01 +0100, you wrote:
Jonathan Peterson [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

  A reasonably reliable headhunter I've dealt with in the past is
  looking for technical project managers for new web company. Let me
  know if interested...

Hmm... I wonder if I could morph...

Come over to the dark side...

Bet that's a permie thing isn't it?

He didn't say, so probably that's what they'd prefer, yes.



--
Piers Cawley
www.iterative-software.com

-- 
Jonathan Peterson
Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092
[EMAIL PROTECTED]




Re: Conway's academic paper generator

2001-06-11 Thread jns

On Sat, 9 Jun 2001, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
 Anyone got a link to this?

There's a working version of it here:
http://www.elsewhere.org/cgi-bin/postmodern/

And the thing that drives it (The Dada Engine) here:
http://dev.null.org/dadaengine/

Alex Gough
-- 
The Texan turned out to be good-natured, generous and likable.
In three days, no one could stand him.







Re: www.gateway.gov.uk

2001-06-11 Thread Jonathan Peterson

At 18:51 09/06/01 +0100, you wrote:
Monday morning

Precisely.  And using Java et al is a discrimination against the mobility
impaired.

Not to mention the way it discriminates totally against people who can't 
afford, don't have, morally object to, are too old to learn to use, 
computers.

Sure, it's kind of a crap designed website, and they should have done it in 
a way that worked on more platforms (although, to be honest, I can't see a 
way round the problems - it's very hard to do client side certificates in a 
portable way, and I'd rather see them do something than nothing).

However, it's not that big a deal.


However, it's hardly the end of the world
/J\

-- 
Jonathan Peterson
Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092
[EMAIL PROTECTED]




Re: www.gateway.gov.uk

2001-06-11 Thread Dominic Mitchell

On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 09:56:19AM +0100, Jonathan Peterson wrote:
 At 18:51 09/06/01 +0100, you wrote:
 Monday morning
 
 Precisely.  And using Java et al is a discrimination against the mobility
 impaired.
 
 Not to mention the way it discriminates totally against people who can't 
 afford, don't have, morally object to, are too old to learn to use, 
 computers.
 
 Sure, it's kind of a crap designed website, and they should have done it in 
 a way that worked on more platforms (although, to be honest, I can't see a 
 way round the problems - it's very hard to do client side certificates in a 
 portable way, and I'd rather see them do something than nothing).
 
 However, it's not that big a deal.

It is that big a deal.  The government has legal requirements for
accessibility in other areas, I don't see why it's public interface on
the Internet should be any different.  If there was no ability for
disabled people to enter government buildings at Westminster, there
would be outrage from the disabled communities.

In short, it's a big deal because they made it a big deal.

I haven't looked at the certificate issue, but most of the things I've
read so far state that it's only a problem because they've made it a
problem by using non-standard technology.

 However, it's hardly the end of the world

No, but it is the start of the long slippery slope.  Which most of us
hope to avoid travelling down.

-Dom

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Re: Default library paths

2001-06-11 Thread Dominic Mitchell

On Sun, Jun 10, 2001 at 05:40:38PM +0100, Matthew Robinson wrote:
 Apologies in advance if I have missed something blindingly obvious :)
 
 I need to change the default library paths in a compiled copy of perl.
 Basically, I want to move /usr/lib/perl5 into /usr/local/lib/perl5.  I am
 unable to recompile perl as it is compiled for arm-linux and I don't have
 either the cross-compiler or the correct configuration to get perl to build
 for this architecture.
 
 Currently, I am using a soft link from my /usr/lib to /usr/local/lib.
 However, I would prefer to keep the whole installation on /usr/local as this
 is mounted from a removable disk and I would prefer not to have dangling
 links when the device is removed.
 
 Any suggestions, or am I stuck with the link in /usr/lib.

You're very probably stuck.  Whilst you can use a hex editor to change
strings in the binary, you can't expand the length of those strings,
only contract them or retain the same length.

However, a solution would be to change the perl binary to use /opt/lib
instead of /usr/lib and make /opt a symlink to /usr/local.

There's a couple of reasonable hex editors out there, but I usually just
tend to use M-x hexl-find-file in emacs.  If you're a vim user, see
xxd(1).

-Dom

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Re: www.gateway.gov.uk

2001-06-11 Thread Robert Shiels

From: Jonathan Peterson [EMAIL PROTECTED]

 Not to mention the way it discriminates totally against people who can't
 afford, don't have, morally object to, are too old to learn to use,
 computers.

How come. It's an alternative to, not a replacement for, the usual paper
based forms; isn't it?

/Robert




Re: Some pretty pictures ...

2001-06-11 Thread Paul Mison

On 08/06/2001 at 12:30 +0100, David Cantrell wrote:
... and some not so pretty pictures.

http://www.cantrell.org.uk/david/london.pm/2001-06-07/

Bah. Too many of me. And not enough of you here:

http://husk.org/perl/pics/

Warning: dislike of flash may lead to fuzzyness and light trails.

--
:: paul
:: 'aggressive is a big M - and the misses generally
::  don't survive aeroplane crashes.' dadadodo





Re: Some pretty pictures ...

2001-06-11 Thread Piers Cawley

Paul Mison [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On 08/06/2001 at 12:30 +0100, David Cantrell wrote:
 ... and some not so pretty pictures.
 
 http://www.cantrell.org.uk/david/london.pm/2001-06-07/
 
 Bah. Too many of me. And not enough of you here:
 
 http://husk.org/perl/pics/
 
 Warning: dislike of flash may lead to fuzzyness and light trails.

Really pretty pics: 

http://www.well.com/user/pdcawley/misc_images/

But I may be biased.

There are no London.pmers in those though.

-- 
Piers Cawley
www.iterative-software.com




Re: www.gateway.gov.uk

2001-06-11 Thread Nicholas Clark

On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 10:19:21AM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote:
 On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 09:56:19AM +0100, Jonathan Peterson wrote:

 I haven't looked at the certificate issue, but most of the things I've
 read so far state that it's only a problem because they've made it a
 problem by using non-standard technology.

And it doesn't seem very impartial if they continue building these sites
which you can only use if you buy products from a given company.

(If I understand the current requirements, you have to buy MacOS (from Apple)
or Windows (from Microsoft) to run your free (no cost) browser)

(Is it legal to be anticompetitive by encouraging a duopoly?)

  However, it's hardly the end of the world
 
 No, but it is the start of the long slippery slope.  Which most of us
 hope to avoid travelling down.

I agree. It's the not the end of the world. Just the beginning of the end.

Nicholas Clark




Re: Some pretty pictures ...

2001-06-11 Thread Lucy McWilliam


 http://husk.org/perl/pics/
 Warning: dislike of flash may lead to fuzzyness and light trails.

Very artistic.  I think your camera was drunk (thank $deity - I don't get
on with them sober).  Nice to meet you all.  I'll be ba-ack.


L.
I love the smell of fruit flies in the morning.




Re: Some pretty pictures ...

2001-06-11 Thread Paul Mison

On 11/06/2001 at 11:10 +0100, Piers Cawley wrote:
Paul Mison [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 http://husk.org/perl/pics/

http://www.well.com/user/pdcawley/misc_images/

But I may be biased.

Nah, they are nice. But you've been selective, I'm assuming (unless
you've just taken seven photos in your entire life) whereas I just
upload all of my photos (except the ones in NY), so they're all
available for ridicule.

--
:: paul
:: 'aggressive is a big M - and the misses generally
::  don't survive aeroplane crashes.' dadadodo





Re: Some pretty pictures ...

2001-06-11 Thread Piers Cawley

Paul Mison [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On 11/06/2001 at 11:10 +0100, Piers Cawley wrote:
 Paul Mison [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 
  http://husk.org/perl/pics/
 
 http://www.well.com/user/pdcawley/misc_images/
 
 But I may be biased.
 
 Nah, they are nice. But you've been selective,

Of course, first step towards being a decent photographer is learning
to edit. When you're scanning off negatives and you don't have a bulk
scanner then you *have* to be selective. Life is too short.

 I'm assuming (unless you've just taken seven photos in your entire
 life) whereas I just upload all of my photos (except the ones in
 NY), so they're all available for ridicule.

I'd suggest building a page of 'favourites'. Just thinking about why
they are your favourites and what you did to make the image will
improve your general photography. Certainly my contacts sheets have
got generally better as I've taken more photographs and gone through
the editing process with them.

Not very perlish I'm afraid.

-- 
Piers Cawley
www.iterative-software.com




Re: Some pretty pictures ...

2001-06-11 Thread Ian Brayshaw

Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Not very perlish I'm afraid.

a) I'm sure that will change in time (any camel shots?).
b) That makes it an appropriate topic for this list.


Ian

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Re: Some pretty pictures ...

2001-06-11 Thread Paul Mison

On 11/06/2001 at 12:46 +0100, Ian Brayshaw wrote:
Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Not very perlish I'm afraid.

a) I'm sure that will change in time (any camel shots?).

http://husk.org/lndn/circ/compat/DSCF0102.jpg

See, the advantages of posting everything.

--
:: paul
:: 'aggressive is a big M - and the misses generally
::  don't survive aeroplane crashes.' dadadodo





Re: Religion

2001-06-11 Thread Lucy McWilliam


On Sat, 9 Jun 2001, Matthew Byng-Maddick wrote:

 On Fri, Jun 08, 2001 at 07:44:40PM +0200, Philip Newton wrote:

  Which reminds me of something I read in the PuTTY FAQ:
   Question: Would you like me to register you a snappier domain
   name? The PuTTY web page is hard to find.
   Answer: No, it isn't. You type putty into Google and it's the
   very first thing that comes back.
  How true.

 Typical of Simon Tatham. :-) Anyway, chiark isn't that hard to remember,
 and greenend is just due to living on Green End Road on Cambridge (except
 that chiark doesn't...)

*grin*

L.




Re: Some pretty pictures ...

2001-06-11 Thread Tony Bowden

On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 12:23:26PM +0100, Piers Cawley wrote:
 Just thinking about why they are your favourites and what you did to
 make the image will improve your general photography. Certainly my
 contacts sheets have got generally better as I've taken more photographs
 and gone through the editing process with them.
 Not very perlish I'm afraid.

Learning what you do well by studying it, and getting better over time
isn't perlish?

Weird. I though that was part of the essence of perl.

Tony
-- 
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 PGP signature


Re: Some pretty pictures ...

2001-06-11 Thread Leon Brocard

Piers Cawley sent the following bits through the ether:

 Unlikely. http://www.iterative-software.com/~pdcawley/acme.png is
 vaguely perlish though.

Taking pictures of me when I've a) not slept much b) was tired anyway
c) at morning when I haven't had a shower probably isn't going to produce the next 
[insert name of famous photographer/subject].

Leon
-- 
Leon Brocard.http://www.astray.com/
Iterative Software...http://www.iterative-software.com/

... All things are green unless they are not



Re: Some pretty pictures ...

2001-06-11 Thread Jonathan Peterson

At 13:01 11/06/01 +0100, you wrote:

Unlikely. http://www.iterative-software.com/~pdcawley/acme.png is
vaguely perlish though.

Hey, that's a good photo. It's Leontastic.




-- 
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Technical Manager, Unified Ltd, 020 7383 6092
[EMAIL PROTECTED]




Re: Perl CGI For The World Wide Web

2001-06-11 Thread Lucy McWilliam


On Sat, 9 Jun 2001, Dave Cross wrote:

 Remember the discussion some months ago about what a horrible book this
 was?

 Well, I've been exchanging emails with the author since slagging her off
 big-time on Amazon. Somehow I've managed to make her thing that my input
 is useful and I've just received a copy of the second edition of the book.

snip

 I consider this a massive improvement.

Huzzah!  Next stop, world domination. *muahahaha*


L.
We want our nebula back and we want it now.




Re: Perl CGI For The World Wide Web

2001-06-11 Thread Dan Packer

  I consider this a massive improvement.

The mere fact that Perl and CGI are actually differentiated in the title
is a marvel in and of itself. Thank God for small miracles.


Daniel Packer




Re: Some pretty pictures ...

2001-06-11 Thread Lucy McWilliam


On 11 Jun 2001, Piers Cawley wrote:

 http://www.iterative-software.com/~pdcawley/acme.png is
 vaguely perlish though.

Scary (no offense)


L.
I would say it's a 'fruit knife' but it's not big and it's not cleaver.




Re: [Possible Job] Perl, Linux

2001-06-11 Thread Philip Newton

Piers Cawley wrote:
 I don't know about you, but I'm *definitely* fat.

4XL, innit? (Remembering you at yapc::Europe:19100 at the T-shirt stand,
wondering whether even to bother looking at them.)

Cheers,
Philip
-- 
Philip Newton [EMAIL PROTECTED]
All opinions are my own, not my employer's.
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.



Re: Some pretty pictures ...

2001-06-11 Thread Piers Cawley

Tony Bowden [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 12:23:26PM +0100, Piers Cawley wrote:
  Just thinking about why they are your favourites and what you did to
  make the image will improve your general photography. Certainly my
  contacts sheets have got generally better as I've taken more photographs
  and gone through the editing process with them.
  Not very perlish I'm afraid.
 
 Learning what you do well by studying it, and getting better over time
 isn't perlish?
 
 Weird. I though that was part of the essence of perl.

Hmm... good point. Time for a journal entry I think.

-- 
Piers Cawley
www.iterative-software.com




Re: [Possible Job] Perl, Linux

2001-06-11 Thread Piers Cawley

Philip Newton [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Piers Cawley wrote:
  I don't know about you, but I'm *definitely* fat.
 
 4XL, innit? (Remembering you at yapc::Europe:19100 at the T-shirt stand,
 wondering whether even to bother looking at them.)

4XL Tall acksherly.

-- 
Piers Cawley
www.iterative-software.com




Re: Some pretty pictures ...

2001-06-11 Thread Jonathan Stowe

On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, Jonathan Peterson wrote:

 At 13:01 11/06/01 +0100, you wrote:

 Unlikely. http://www.iterative-software.com/~pdcawley/acme.png is
 vaguely perlish though.

 Hey, that's a good photo. It's Leontastic.


No Red eyes, not sitting in front of a picture of well known nazi
leader , it cant be the real Leon ...

/J\




Re: Religion (was Re: M$ SQueaLServer)

2001-06-11 Thread Philip Newton

Greg McCarroll wrote:
 * Philip Newton ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
  AFAIK Samba implements the SMB protocol, which is the
  native resource (file, printer, ...) sharing protocol of 
  Windows. So if you have Windows, you've already got an SMB
  client and server running.
 
 for the same reasons people install apache on windows when 
 they already have personal web server running ;-)

Well, PWS isn't part of the operating system. (Let's not talk about MSIE in
this context.) Compare it, maybe, to NFS under Unix which is sometimes in
the kernel -- why run usermode NFS ported from somewhere else if the kernel
speaks it already?

Cheers,
philip
-- 
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All opinions are my own, not my employer's.
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.



buffy and evil vampire

2001-06-11 Thread Dave Thorn

ok, I can't imagine this hasn't been posted here, but it doesn't
show in my archives, so:

http://buffy.slayers.co.uk/ShowStrip.asp?CS=1

-- 
dave thorn | [EMAIL PROTECTED]



Re: Some pretty pictures ...

2001-06-11 Thread Philip Newton

Piers Cawley wrote:
 http://www.iterative-software.com/~pdcawley/acme.png

For some reason, that reminded me of tchrist, especially the region around
the mouth and chin.

Cheers,
Philip
-- 
Philip Newton [EMAIL PROTECTED]
All opinions are my own, not my employer's.
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.



Re: Upcoming technical meeting

2001-06-11 Thread Philip Newton

Leon Brocard wrote:
 Registration might happen pretty soon too.

Ooh, goody. People at work (who fortunately will be paying for me to go to
yapc::Europe again this year) have said they'll want to start to get down
details. Probably better to book hotel, travel, etc. *after* I register for
the conference, or I might end up travelling to AMS for nothing.

Cheers,
Philip
-- 
Philip Newton [EMAIL PROTECTED]
All opinions are my own, not my employer's.
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.



RE: Some pretty pictures ...

2001-06-11 Thread Matthew Jones

 For some reason, that reminded me of tchrist, especially the 
---^^^

Is that Northern for Jesus?

-- 
matt | only a wardrobe away 
 



Re: Some pretty pictures ...

2001-06-11 Thread Philip Newton

[Hey, where did your attributions go? Mailer-daemon ate them?]

Matthew Jones wrote:
  For some reason, that reminded me of tchrist, especially the 
 ---^^^
 
 Is that Northern for Jesus?

What's Northern? Northern English?

Anyway, it's Unix-login-ese for Tom Christiansen, whom you may have heard
of in the context of Perl ;-).

Cheers,
Philip
-- 
Philip Newton [EMAIL PROTECTED]
All opinions are my own, not my employer's.
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.



Where's my bloody gun?

2001-06-11 Thread john . hearns

I guess it's old news to you all,
but there's a notice on http://search.cpan.org
to the effect that it has been hacked.
I use this a lot.

What IS the mentality of idiots who attack community sites
like this?
Where's my bloody gun






[fwd] Fwd: [Gllug] Geeknic - 17th June

2001-06-11 Thread Neil Ford

- Forwarded message from Gordon Joly [EMAIL PROTECTED] -

Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 13:24:11 +0100
From: Gordon Joly [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: The Squack Shaque [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Fwd: [Gllug] Geeknic  - 17th June


Fowarded with permission. Please rdist widely

Gordo


From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: [Gllug] Geeknic  - 17th June
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2001 17:28:05 +0100

The Geeknic is planned for Sunday 17th June.
Please, please  publicise this to all the lists and newsgroups you know.

The more the merrier!

What - the Geeknic is a Geek Picnic.

Date - Sunday 17th June

Time - 12:30  onwards (I thought of 12:00 but that might be too early)

Place - General Wolff's Statue, adjacent to the Observatory, Greenwich
Park
 (this is a terrace overlooking London, right next to the
one o'clock time signal)

Bring - picnic food, cool drinks, and lashings of ginger beer
Plus sun screen and hats (ha! bet it rains)

Activities - bring frisbees, softball, kites, nerf guns and any other
fun things to do.

Alternate activities - there is a craft market in Greenwich, and nice
restaurants and pubs for later on

Computing - palmtops and laptops OK, but these shouldn't form the focus
of the day.
   I may well have a car there, so we could
consider hauling in a power supply.

Facilities - there are toilets in the park, plus ice cream stands and a
rather pricey cafe

How to find us - follow the sign of the Inflatable Penguin
(seriously though, we should be in the
vicinity of the observatory. IT won't be too hard to
  spot a bunch of geeks and inflatable
penguins in Greenwich Park)


If you are unsure about finding the place, we can swap mobile numbers
off list.




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Books

2001-06-11 Thread David Cantrell

I'm having a clear-out of my bookshelves, and wonder if any of you lot
want any of the following:

Programming Perl (2nd ed)
Learning Perl (1st ed)
Photoshop in a nutshell

and the less relevant ones:

Amiga Workbench, and A500+ manual
Autocad 12 for beginners
Starting MS-DOS Assembler
DataEase 4.5 manuals
VB3Pro manuals
VB Power Toolkit
Database developers guide with VB3
AWT Programming for Java
JDBC Database Access with Java

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  but that's no reason not to give it-- Agatha Christie



RE: Where's my bloody gun?

2001-06-11 Thread Rob Bresner

t'was probly a Python maniac.

 

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 Subject: Where's my bloody gun?
 
 
 I guess it's old news to you all,
 but there's a notice on http://search.cpan.org
 to the effect that it has been hacked.
 I use this a lot.
 
 What IS the mentality of idiots who attack community sites
 like this?
 Where's my bloody gun
 
 


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Re: Where's my bloody gun?

2001-06-11 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

oh I forgot to mention:

 Where's my bloody gun

you haven't got one any more, the government decided they were just too
dangerous for you to play with.

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Re: Where's my bloody gun?

2001-06-11 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I guess it's old news to you all,
 but there's a notice on http://search.cpan.org
 to the effect that it has been hacked.
 I use this a lot.
 
 What IS the mentality of idiots who attack community sites
 like this?

maybe it was just a script kiddie .. maybe it was a worm.

there have ben a couple of worms crawling around that basically infect
your host, delete a variety of files, put up there own hacked index page,
try and spread. its all pretty automatic and rapid, especially with
decent connectivity.

keep up to date with those security advisiories girls, and as leisure
suit larry always used to say 'save early, save often' ;)

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Redpoint Consulting Limited
Real Solutions For A Virtual World 



Re: www.gateway.gov.uk

2001-06-11 Thread Chris Benson

On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 11:26:39AM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote:
 
 (If I understand the current requirements, you have to buy MacOS (from Apple)
 or Windows (from Microsoft) to run your free (no cost) browser)

IIUIC IE on MacOS lets you look at the site, but you can't do anything 
useful due to lack of certificates.  
 
 (Is it legal to be anticompetitive by encouraging a duopoly?)

Hardly a duopoly!  

Anyone see the Steve Bell cartoon in the Gaudrian: on Saturday: Light 
conquers the forces of darkness ... with the light in question shining 
from the arse of a fat cat with no noticable resemblance to anyone in 
Redmond.
 
   However, it's hardly the end of the world

It will be when you get the Go to Jail card because you haven't filled 
in your on-line tax return.  Best start shouting now.

  No, but it is the start of the long slippery slope.  Which most of us
  hope to avoid travelling down.
 
 I agree. It's the not the end of the world. Just the beginning of the end.

Amen.

Why, when the sun is shining (almost) and there is a popular (?) govt.
do I feel like I did in early/mid 70's: like the end of the world was nigh?
-- 
Chris Benson
-- It ain't dark yet, but it's getting there.



Re: www.gateway.gov.uk

2001-06-11 Thread Chris Benson

On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 11:26:39AM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote:
 
 (If I understand the current requirements, you have to buy MacOS (from Apple)
 or Windows (from Microsoft) to run your free (no cost) browser)

Looking at open.gov.uk, there is mention of the move to ukonline.gov.uk
but no mention of gateway.gov.uk.

Didn't ukonline.co.uk complain about trademark infringement a while back?

Is gateway.gov.uk the result?  and is there any possible trademark confusion 
with this address?

-- 
Chris Benson



Re: www.gateway.gov.uk

2001-06-11 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, Chris Benson wrote:

 Didn't ukonline.co.uk complain about trademark infringement a while back?
 
 Is gateway.gov.uk the result?  and is there any possible trademark confusion 
 with this address?

ring ring
'hello .. is that the government? .. oh good. I'd like to complain about
trademark infringement by one of your sites ..'

pause

'yes .. yes .. oh I see .. yes .. no, no you are quite right I don;t want
to spend the the next 20 years talking to VAT inspectors and men from the
Inland Revenue ... ah forget I ever called, by the way, did I mention
waht a fantastic set of teeth Tony has?'

-- 
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Redpoint Consulting Limited
Real Solutions For A Virtual World 



Re: Default library paths

2001-06-11 Thread Paul Makepeace

On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 10:25:32AM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote:
 You're very probably stuck.  Whilst you can use a hex editor to change
 strings in the binary, you can't expand the length of those strings,
 only contract them or retain the same length.
 
 However, a solution would be to change the perl binary to use /opt/lib
 instead of /usr/lib and make /opt a symlink to /usr/local.
 
 There's a couple of reasonable hex editors out there, but I usually just
 tend to use M-x hexl-find-file in emacs.  If you're a vim user, see
 xxd(1).

Presumably if you know the string, and they're all going to be replaced
(as sounds like the case) you could use perl -pi -0e
's~/usr/lib/~/opt/lib~g' in whole-file-slurp mode (is that the right
switch, -0?).

Paul

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downloady filenames

2001-06-11 Thread Robin Szemeti

ISTR somebody explaing the magic incantations you could put after

Content-type: text/some-funny-application

in order for the browser to try and save it as 'something.xyz' instead of
'scriptname.pl' .. enlighten me please as I have flushed my archive and
lost it.


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