Re: *Buffy's Not Included

2001-06-14 Thread Leo Lapworth

XML - do it because you need it, not because of the Buzz.

XML is cool for handeling complex (or varied) data and sharing
this info with others (but if CSV will do, then use that!).

I'd suggest it VERY much depends on why you want to use it,
what is the ASCII data ?

If it was worth putting the data into XML and you were
worried about the speed of searching, you could always write a 
script (with one of the _many_ XML:: modules) to slurp keywords 
or whatever in from the XML so that you can search it in a DB and have
that point to a file rather than trawling all the XML files
for every search.

XML in a Nutshell is a very good book. 

Leo

- Who's only actually used XML for 2 projects and is proud of that fact.

On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 09:25:25AM +0100, Robert Thompson wrote:
 I was wondering what the pro's and con's are of using XML to structure ASCII
 based data files.
 
 What are peoples experience of using XML - particularly where you may have
 to trawl through lots of files to get at the data you want?



RE: *Buffy's Not Included

2001-06-14 Thread Robert Thompson

 From: Leo Lapworth [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
 
 XML - do it because you need it, not because of the Buzz.

Never was one for following the hype - just trying to work out if it's the
right tool or not.

Part of the problem is probably that I've heard snippets of what XML can
do/is good for, and I've been given these requirements and now I'm trying to
work out if its The Right Way or Not.
 
 XML is cool for handeling complex (or varied) data and sharing
 this info with others (but if CSV will do, then use that!).

Not sure if CSV will handle it easily...

 I'd suggest it VERY much depends on why you want to use it,
 what is the ASCII data ?

Basically it's the results from a spidering system. The results are put both
into a db and these files (one file per day).

The data will include a ranking score based on the search criteria, URI,
document summary (which will include HTML snippets - although it may not be
properly formed). There may also be some other data that needs to be saved.

CSV is an option - except that an awful lot of the data will need to be
escaped out before it goes into the file, and I would rather only have to do
when its rendered out to the browser.

I could produce my own file format from scratch - and write the tools to
look after it... eg

#URL#http://whatever.com
#SCORE#0
#SUMMARY#'broken html'/a bugger/P

Or I could use one of the XML modules to help me look after the files.


The data from these files will primarily be diplayed within an HTML page. A
perceived advantage of XML here (for someone who has barely scratched the
surface of what XML can do), is the ability to (relatively) easily take the
XML and spit it out to the browser - and yes I know it's never quite that
simple.

I'm also trying to future proof the system slightly - I think that by having
the data XML based it may make it easier to use in new and wonderful ways in
the future, without having to write all the tools from scratch.


 If it was worth putting the data into XML and you were
 worried about the speed of searching, you could always write a 
 script (with one of the _many_ XML:: modules) to slurp keywords 
 or whatever in from the XML so that you can search it in a DB and have
 that point to a file rather than trawling all the XML files
 for every search.

Unfortunately I'm not allowed to make use of the database - it is a
requirement that this particular functionality can cope with the db not
actually being there.

 
 XML in a Nutshell is a very good book. 

I'll look it up


Ta

Rob


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Re: *Buffy's Not Included

2001-06-14 Thread Roger Burton West

On or about Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 10:01:33AM +0100, Robert Thompson typed:
CSV is an option - except that an awful lot of the data will need to be
escaped out before it goes into the file, and I would rather only have to do
when its rendered out to the browser.

DBD::CSV is your friend. Sits on top of Text::CSV_XS and gives you a
basic SQLish interface.

Roger



Re: Tie::Hash::Transactional

2001-06-14 Thread Philip Newton

David Cantrell wrote:
 It was disgustingly easy to write

Yeah, awful language this Perl. Makes things much too easy.

I hope our bosses never find out that things take a fraction of the time
they would with other languages :-)

Cheers,
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Re: *Buffy's Not Included

2001-06-14 Thread Philip Newton

Roger Burton West wrote:
 DBD::CSV is your friend.

I second that. DBD::CSV is yum. Also handles escaping of double quotes or
commas when inserting strings, etc.

Cheers,
Philip
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RE: *Buffy's Not Included

2001-06-14 Thread Robert Thompson

 From: Philip Newton [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
 Roger Burton West wrote:
  DBD::CSV is your friend.
 
 I second that. DBD::CSV is yum. Also handles escaping of 
 double quotes or
 commas when inserting strings, etc.

DBD:CSV seems to be popular and on reading the docs I can see why...

... did I mention that the powers that be want to ability to hand modify
these files? And possibly by people who do not know what they are doing?

That's part of the reason why I would rather not have to worry about
escaping anything out in the data file itself - just in case somebody breaks
it.


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Re: *Buffy's Not Included

2001-06-14 Thread David Cantrell

On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 11:19:10AM +0200, Philip Newton wrote:
 Roger Burton West wrote:
  DBD::CSV is your friend.
 
 I second that. DBD::CSV is yum. Also handles escaping of double quotes or
 commas when inserting strings, etc.

Of course, the plain ol' CSV modules handle all the appropriate escaping
too if you use them to build your CSV records.  You do do that, right,
and not try to write the files yourself?

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RE: *Buffy's Not Included

2001-06-14 Thread Ian Brayshaw

  From: Leo Lapworth [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
 
  XML - do it because you need it, not because of the Buzz.

Amen.


I'm also trying to future proof the system slightly - I think that by 
having the data XML based it may make it easier to use in new and
wonderful ways in the future, without having to write all the tools from 
scratch.

I'm doing a lot of work at the moment with XML (still fairly rudiemntary 
stuff, though) and for me the future proofing has been the deciding 
factor. We don't know what we need the system to be capable of in the medium 
to long term, and so we've gone down the XML path to keep our options open.

The way I look at it, if it makes the data more readable and easily managed 
(through XPath  XSLT for example), then provided you don't suffer an 
unbearable performance hit, it's worth the effort.

Also, with something reasonably simple, it's probably a safe training ground 
for getting into XML without the pressure of a more critical project. Let 
you find out what you like/dislike about XML without becoming a lemming.


XML in a Nutshell is a very good book

++


My £0.02.


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Re: *Buffy's Not Included

2001-06-14 Thread Redvers Davies

 CSV is an option - except that an awful lot of the data will need to be
 escaped out before it goes into the file, and I would rather only have to do
 when its rendered out to the browser.

 Unfortunately I'm not allowed to make use of the database - it is a
 requirement that this particular functionality can cope with the db not
 actually being there.

Sounds like you need DBD::CSV.

DBD::CSV will allow you to operate your text files in the same way that
you operate your database.  You can literally say:

$dbh = DBI-connect(DBI:mysql:database=whatever, user, pass) ## Your
# normal DB access.

$dbhcsv = DBI-connect(DBI:CSV:f_dir=/usr/data/csvstuff); # Open the csv files

$sqlstring = insert into mytable values (?,?,?,?,?,?);

$sth1 = $dbh-prepare($sqlstring);
$sthcsv = $dbhcsv-prepare($sqlstring);

#
#   Then, any operations you do on the database, you can do on the
#   CSV file... [0]
#

$sth1-execute(@args);
$sthcsv-execute(@args);

Regards,


Red

[0] Although I wouldn't reccomend using it for large select-type queries
as with all plaintext files it won't scale.  Appending data to this type of
file seems to scale nicely.  It also means that if you were using these files
to restore your database if it loses everything retoration is as simple as
a read on one handle and a write on the other.



Re: *Buffy's Not Included

2001-06-14 Thread Redvers Davies

 Sounds like you need DBD::CSV.

Note to self... read all replies in a thread to make sure you don't 
provide redundant information.



RE: *Buffy's Not Included

2001-06-14 Thread Cross David - dcross

From: Robert Thompson [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2001 9:25 AM

 Sorry to go off topic...
 
 I was wondering what the pro's and con's are of using XML to structure
ASCII
 based data files.
 
 What are peoples experience of using XML - particularly where you may have
 to trawl through lots of files to get at the data you want?

Ta muchly in advance for any info or pointers

I notice that a new Perl/XML web page has just appeared:

http://www.xmlperl.com/

Dave...

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Re: *Buffy's Not Included

2001-06-14 Thread Dominic Mitchell

On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 10:44:50AM +0100, Jonathan Peterson wrote:
 At 10:01 14/06/01 +0100, you wrote:
 The data from these files will primarily be diplayed within an HTML page. 
 A
 perceived advantage of XML here (for someone who has barely scratched the
 surface of what XML can do), is the ability to (relatively) easily take 
 the
 XML and spit it out to the browser - and yes I know it's never quite that
 simple.
 
 I'm biased because I'm now working in a highly SGML / XML based company, 
 and it's remarkable what they manage to do with XSLT.

Seeing as this (alledgedly) a perl place, I'd like to point at that if
you're considering displaying XML on a web site, you should probably be
looking at http://axkit.org/ .  Matt Sergeant came and gave a talk us
a couple of months ago, it's a fine toy.

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Online Bookshops

2001-06-14 Thread Richard Clyne

If I'm trying to avoid Amazon for some technical books, what sites are
currently suggested?
Richard



Re: Online Bookshops

2001-06-14 Thread Robert Shiels

I like this lot.

http://www.alphabetstreet.infront.co.uk/computing/publishers/oreilly.jhtml

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- Original Message - 
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: 14 June 2001 12:23
Subject: Re: Online Bookshops


 Richard Clyne wrote:
 
  If I'm trying to avoid Amazon for some technical books, what sites are
  currently suggested?
  Richard
 
 I always like the PC Bookshop
 
 http://www.pcbooks.co.uk
 
 It's also a real live bookshop, with a great selection of titles.
 (And I ALWAYS am suckered into buying more OReilly titles
 every time I go in. This time I bought a new edition of High Performance
 Computing, already having edition 1)
 
 




Re: Online Bookshops

2001-06-14 Thread Robert Shiels

I think we need a FAQ, I'm sure this has come up a few times.
-- 
Robert


- Original Message - 
From: Richard Clyne [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: 14 June 2001 11:33
Subject: Online Bookshops


 If I'm trying to avoid Amazon for some technical books, what sites are
 currently suggested?
 Richard
 
 




Re: Online Bookshops

2001-06-14 Thread Dominic Mitchell

On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 02:42:30PM +0100, Lucy McWilliam wrote:
 On Thu, 14 Jun 2001, Robert Shiels wrote:
  Richard wrote:
   If I'm trying to avoid Amazon for some technical books, what sites are
   currently suggested?
 
  I think we need a FAQ, I'm sure this has come up a few times.
 
 You volunteering? ;-)

I hereby volounteer to request a FAQ.

Does anybody want a FAQ?

There, that wasn't too bad.

-Dom

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Re: Tie::Hash::Transactional

2001-06-14 Thread Jonathan Stowe

On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, David Cantrell wrote:

 Go me!  Tie::Hash::Transactional is written.  It implements a hash which
 you can checkpoint and rollback.


Thats weird, I just wrote something that did that very thing the other day
.. the transactional bit was just a side affect of having a tied hash that
could tell which keys which had been updated so I could cheat big time
with the internal data hash which keeps all the stuff for the billing
system here ...

/J\




London.pm - FAQ for web site (was books or something).

2001-06-14 Thread Leo Lapworth

Well, as has been muttered about I am redoing the London.pm.org website.

And yes it DOES need a faq, I have the start of one, but would very much 
love someone else to finish it off.

So, If anyone is up for it give me a yell and I'll email you the XML 
that needs populating.

The website development is a dictatorship (e.g. we want it done this year 
so I'm not taking any comments or suggestions until after it's gone live), 
so no starting of huge discussions about what should go in a FAQ, if your 
interested and have an opinion, contact me and you can do it! :)

Infact now I think about it, 2 faq's would be good.

1) London.pm - the FAQs
2) General - like where to buy books online / hardware etc

So maybe there are two people out there who want to write these.

Leo

On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 02:42:30PM +0100, Lucy McWilliam wrote:

  I think we need a FAQ, I'm sure this has come up a few times. 
 
 You volunteering? ;-)




Re: London.pm - FAQ for web site (was books or something).

2001-06-14 Thread Leon Brocard

Leo Lapworth sent the following bits through the ether:

 And yes it DOES need a faq, I have the start of one, but would very much 
 love someone else to finish it off.

google++ # london.pm faq

http://www.mail-archive.com/london-pm%40lists.dircon.co.uk/msg02436.html
-- 
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Iterative Software...http://www.iterative-software.com/

... Error 256: Programmer Deleted



Re: Y::E accomodation

2001-06-14 Thread Philip Newton

Redvers Davies wrote:
 The Bilderberg Garden Hotel.  lastmin.com do bookings for it.

Wow. Either you have more money than you know what to do with or your
company allows for higher expenses than mine. www.lastminute.com says GBP
82.90 - GBP 126.46; my company guidelines say (for German hotels) DEM 140 -
DEM170, or ca. GBP 40 - GBP 55 (guessed). And it seems to be a 5* hotel.

Cheers,
Philip
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Re: London.pm - FAQ for web site (was books or something).

2001-06-14 Thread Struan Donald

* at 14/06 14:55 +0100 Leo Lapworth said:
 Well, as has been muttered about I am redoing the London.pm.org website.
 
 And yes it DOES need a faq, I have the start of one, but would very much 
 love someone else to finish it off.
 
 So, If anyone is up for it give me a yell and I'll email you the XML 
 that needs populating.
 
 The website development is a dictatorship (e.g. we want it done this year 
 so I'm not taking any comments or suggestions until after it's gone live), 
 so no starting of huge discussions about what should go in a FAQ, if your 
 interested and have an opinion, contact me and you can do it! :)
 
 Infact now I think about it, 2 faq's would be good.
 
 1) London.pm - the FAQs
 2) General - like where to buy books online / hardware etc
 
 So maybe there are two people out there who want to write these.

er, i'll go for the general one... 

struan



[fwd] Group booking AC Hotel

2001-06-14 Thread Neil Ford

For those not on the yapc europe mailing list.
(you will need to subscribe to register interest in this though).

Neil.

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Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 16:34:10 +0200
From: Jouke Visser [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Group booking AC Hotel

As posted before, if anyone wants to use the possibility of a discount hotel-booking, 
please reply to the list. If we get enough people to stay for enough nights, we can 
get a group discount.

Jouke Visser
YAPC::Europe Sponsoring


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Re: [fwd] Group booking AC Hotel

2001-06-14 Thread Leon Brocard

Neil Ford sent the following bits through the ether:

 For those not on the yapc europe mailing list.
 (you will need to subscribe to register interest in this though).

Hmmm, it may be an idea to get something closer to the center of
town. Quick, someone organise.

Leon
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Re: [fwd] Group booking AC Hotel

2001-06-14 Thread Neil Ford

On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 05:05:53PM +0100, Neil Ford wrote:
 For those not on the yapc europe mailing list.
 (you will need to subscribe to register interest in this though).
 
 Neil.
 
For anyone interested, here's a URL on the hotel (it's long I'm afraid).

http://www.bookings.nl/hotels/acamsterdam?area_key=cityavail_key=onclass=3class_key=onid=11lang=ukoffers_key=onplace=Amsterdamsbd=1sbm=8sed=6sem=8state=The+Netherlandsx=77y=10via=search

Neil.

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another test

2001-06-14 Thread Greg McCarroll


this is the final test

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Re: your mail

2001-06-14 Thread Greg McCarroll

* Dominic Mitchell ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 05:16:00PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote:
  yet another test
 
 I'm sorry, but you appear to have failed again.  This message is quite
 visible!  :-(
 

well i had managed to screw up mail for 2 days, i personally
believe it was a communist/socialist/signal lovers conspiracy to 
stop me being the king of the noise on london.pm

but i'm back and boy do i have a lot to post about!

wooo h

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YAPC::Europe

2001-06-14 Thread Greg McCarroll


So how many people are bringing partners to YAPC::Europe? 

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Re: YAPC::Europe

2001-06-14 Thread Alex Page

On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 05:28:45PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote:

 So how many people are bringing partners to YAPC::Europe? 

a) I can blag it as a training course with my boss
b) I can afford to take time off work
c) She can find a babysitter
d) We can afford to take her too

$answer = ( $a || $b )  $c  $d;

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Re: YAPC::Europe

2001-06-14 Thread Barbie

From: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED]

 So how many people are bringing partners to YAPC::Europe? 

I did ask, but she doesn't fancy it. So I get to party :)

Barbie





curse

2001-06-14 Thread Greg McCarroll


here was a fun unbless function i wrote in response to something
on spug's mailing list (it never made here or there, due to mailing
difficulties at the time)

sub curse ($) {
my $thing = shift;
if (!(ref($thing))) {
die Can't curse non-reference value;
}
if ($thing =~ m/=(SCALAR|ARRAY|HASH|CODE|GLOB)\(/) {
return bless $thing, $1;
} else {
return $thing;
}
}

Trelane then came up with this error case

$x = curse new String(This is a problem cos I have =ARRAY(foo in my text);
print $x,\n;

package String;

use overload '' = sub { $_[0]-{text}};
use overload;

sub new
{
my $class = shift;
return bless {text = join('',@_)}, $class;
}

which just shows you what a so and so he is ;-)

However there is a good soln in scalar::util or somesuch

Greg



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Re: YAPC::Europe

2001-06-14 Thread Redvers Davies

 So how many people are bringing partners to YAPC::Europe? 

Mine will have emmigrated by then, so no.  If anything goes wrong, then
yes.



crazy golf

2001-06-14 Thread Chris Heathcote

Beware, it's in Flash (or Shockwave)
http://www.electrotank.com/lab/minigolf.html

Hole 17 is a bugger

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misc URL

2001-06-14 Thread Greg McCarroll


i'm not a great fan of people sending URLs randomly, but this has
to be an exception, remember the joy of your childhood years reading
the guiness book of records (and watching record breakers as well,
with Roy, Norris and later on  Cheryl). well you can relive that joy
at 

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/

and read stories about nutters like this (look out for the bit
from the coast guard/ sea rescue)

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/top_stories/topstorydetails.asp?TopStoryID=478
 

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Re: YAPC::Europe

2001-06-14 Thread Lucy McWilliam


  So how many people are bringing partners to YAPC::Europe?

Some of us can't afford YAPC.  And some of us don't have partners :-(


L.
Life is pain, Highness!  Anyone who says otherwise is selling something.




Re: YAPC::Europe

2001-06-14 Thread Greg McCarroll

* Lucy McWilliam ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 
   So how many people are bringing partners to YAPC::Europe?
 
 Some of us can't afford YAPC.  
 

Well at least its not due to the entry fee and if its a matter
of accomodation cost, ask on the list for somewhere to crash.

 And some of us don't have partners :-(

Thats why you should come to YAPC::Europe and meet the monger
of your dreams ;-) 

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Re: YAPC::Europe

2001-06-14 Thread Redvers Davies

 Well at least its not due to the entry fee and if its a matter
 of accomodation cost, ask on the list for somewhere to crash.

Plane tickets are currently 37 quid return via easyjet...

 Thats why you should come to YAPC::Europe and meet the monger
 of your dreams ;-) 

Indeed... see them in their natural habitat.



Re: YAPC::Europe

2001-06-14 Thread Jonathan Stowe

On Thu, 14 Jun 2001, Greg McCarroll wrote:

 So how many people are bringing partners to YAPC::Europe?


It had been my intention for the whole Gellyfish Clan to venture forth to
Amsterdam but it looks like I will be the only representative now as the
leader has decided that she has been to Amsterdam too many times
previously to justify the cost and I cant be arsed to argue about it :)

/J\




Re: Y::E accomodation

2001-06-14 Thread Jonathan Stowe

On Thu, 14 Jun 2001, Philip Newton wrote:

 Redvers Davies wrote:
  The Bilderberg Garden Hotel.  lastmin.com do bookings for it.

 Wow. Either you have more money than you know what to do with or your
 company allows for higher expenses than mine. www.lastminute.com says GBP
 82.90 - GBP 126.46; my company guidelines say (for German hotels) DEM 140 -
 DEM170, or ca. GBP 40 - GBP 55 (guessed). And it seems to be a 5* hotel.


I'm getting some Platinum plated cats soon 


/J\




Re: another test

2001-06-14 Thread Lucy McWilliam


On Thu, 14 Jun 2001, Greg McCarroll wrote:

 this is the final test

No wonder you're number 1 in the posting league.


L.
I've got a touch of the singles.  Shingles?  No, singles.




Re: YAPC::Europe

2001-06-14 Thread Lucy McWilliam


On Thu, 14 Jun 2001, Greg McCarroll wrote:

 * Lucy McWilliam ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
  Some of us can't afford YAPC.

 Well at least its not due to the entry fee and if its a matter
 of accomodation cost, ask on the list for somewhere to crash.

Ah, well.  Have made prior arrangemnets now (beer festival).


 Thats why you should come to YAPC::Europe and meet the monger
 of your dreams ;-)


L.
Geek fetish?  Moi?




Re: YAPC::Europe

2001-06-14 Thread Greg McCarroll

* Jonathan Stowe ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 
 It had been my intention for the whole Gellyfish Clan to venture forth to
 Amsterdam but it looks like I will be the only representative now as the
 leader has decided that she has been to Amsterdam too many times
 previously to justify the cost and I cant be arsed to argue about it :)
 

So how many of clan Cross intend to travel?

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I'm off ...

2001-06-14 Thread Robin Szemeti


Right .. I'm off ...

huzzah!

but only for a couple of weeks

general dissapointment

at least this 2 week respite shuold allow me to sink a little lower down
the rankings from my embarrasingly high standing.

and when I return apparently I have to get a job .. well .. theres a small
matter of some regattas to deal with for a couple of weeks .. but after
that I'm definitely going to get a job .. probably.

I leave you with this, which caught my eye.

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the
good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be
better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent
moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes
sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated: but those
who torment us for our own good will torment us without end,
for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. 

C.S. Lewis

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Robin Szemeti



Re: YAPC::Europe

2001-06-14 Thread David Cantrell

On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 07:46:56PM +0100, Lucy McWilliam wrote:
 
   So how many people are bringing partners to YAPC::Europe?
 
 Some of us can't afford YAPC.  And some of us don't have partners :-(

maybe we could have Yet Another Beer :: London at the same time then.

-- 
David Cantrell | [EMAIL PROTECTED] | http://www.cantrell.org.uk/david/

  Good advice is always certain to be ignored,
  but that's no reason not to give it-- Agatha Christie



Re: YAPC::Europe

2001-06-14 Thread Lucy McWilliam


On Thu, 14 Jun 2001, David Cantrell wrote:

  Some of us can't afford YAPC.  And some of us don't have partners :-(
 maybe we could have Yet Another Beer :: London at the same time then.

Sounds eminently doable ;-)


L.
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Re: YAPC::Europe

2001-06-14 Thread Dave Cross

On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 10:45:32PM +0100, Greg McCarroll ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) 
wrote:
 * Jonathan Stowe ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
  
  It had been my intention for the whole Gellyfish Clan to venture forth to
  Amsterdam but it looks like I will be the only representative now as the
  leader has decided that she has been to Amsterdam too many times
  previously to justify the cost and I cant be arsed to argue about it :)
  
 
 So how many of clan Cross intend to travel?

Just the one. Gill has no real interest in visiting Amsterdam - especially
not in the company of a load of geeks :)

Dave...

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