Re: early peek at a bit of fun

2001-06-18 Thread Alex Page
On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 12:11:50PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: I must have imagined London.pm. Thank God! It was all a horrible, horrible dream!!! Alex -- Four pints of milk, a turkey baster and some plastic tubing, that's all you need. http://www.cpio.org/~grimoire

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 ||

Re: Pubs - a serious investigation

2001-06-09 Thread Alex Page
On Fri, Jun 08, 2001 at 05:46:33PM +0100, Simon Wistow wrote: o The Doggetts Coat and Arms (by the river) It has to be said, Doggetts is a fine, fine pub. Plenty of room, not-too-loud music, nice beer... and fairly convenient for most people. Alex -- Four pints of milk, a turkey baster and

Re: [Possible Job] Perl, Linux

2001-06-07 Thread Alex Page
On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 08:46:39AM +0100, Dave Hodgkinson wrote: Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I presume that this is a permie thing? Yes. And I'd estimate that _most_ of you I know would be, um, a bit too heavyweight for them... Heh, same that even a wonder-newbie like me has

Re: Religion

2001-06-02 Thread Alex Page
On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 07:36:12PM +0100, Jonathan Stowe wrote: 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, Heh, I haven't done

Re: see attachment

2001-05-12 Thread Alex Page
On Sat, May 12, 2001 at 09:20:59AM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: London.pm - the Movie! What a great idea! Can their be vampyres? They could represent the lifesucking programmers who religiously follow Booch methodology and use Java. How about a movie set in a post-holocaustic London where

Re: see attachment

2001-05-11 Thread Alex Page
On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 10:06:52PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: well i had 15 minutes to spare so i decided to do this ... Right, so who's going to write a script that parses all of the london.pm traffic and tells us what we need to drink? Alex, what, *read* the bloody thing? -- I ask for so

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-27 Thread Alex Page
On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 11:03:46AM +0100, Lucy McWilliam wrote: Hmmm, would it be bad form to reminisce about all things Manc on a London.pm list?! Given that I didn't learn perl until after I graduated, and Buffy isn't Manc-specific, then probably :-) Hazy tales of drunken nights in Jilly's

Re: Migrating South (was Good Accountants)

2001-04-27 Thread Alex Page
On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 05:50:50PM +0100, Lucy McWilliam wrote: On topic - how come all the decent jobs are dahn sarf? Dunno. A lot of my coursemates ended up working for a Manchester-based IT company (Lantara?) doing network admin and web coding, but the pay wasn't great and I'd had a better

Re: Good Accountants (?)

2001-04-27 Thread Alex Page
On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 05:50:15PM +0100, Jonathan Peterson wrote: How can you fall over doing one step forward one step backward with your arms out for balance? Or was it the one where you hold you arms over your head in an impression of someone trying to get out of a too-tight jumper in

Re: Migrating South (was Good Accountants)

2001-04-27 Thread Alex Page
On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 06:22:50PM +0100, Jonathan Peterson wrote: I thought it closed down, actually. Is it still bring your own booze? Do they still have a silly entrance exam? Hmm, I'm feeling like this is getting waaay too off-topic, especially while Dave the Goth is on sabbatical, so...

Re: Migrating South (was Good Accountants)

2001-04-27 Thread Alex Page
On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 07:47:47PM -0400, David H. Adler wrote: On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 06:56:22PM -0400, Alex Page wrote: Hmm, I'm feeling like this is getting waaay too off-topic What is this off-topic you speak of? Is it a custom of your people? Yeah... I'm on this mailing list called

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: NY Invasion

2001-04-12 Thread Alex Page
On Thu, Apr 12, 2001 at 11:25:27AM +0100, dcross - David Cross wrote: and we've tentatively pencilled in Thursday 26th April as a good date for us to show them how to drink. Shit, and The Fall are playing Oxford then :-( Alex -- "I ask for so little. Just let me rule you, and you can have

Re: [HELP] Traceroute

2001-04-07 Thread Alex Page
On Sat, Apr 07, 2001 at 06:59:44AM +0100, Dave Hodgkinson wrote: Alex Page [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols, Gah, I've got a copy of that on my shelf. Really should get round to reading it at some point... Ah, "bought any good books l

Re: Grammar (was: Re: Linux.com Online Chat)

2001-04-07 Thread Alex Page
On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 11:28:16AM +0200, Philip Newton wrote: Alex Page wrote: When I was at prep school, my English teacher had lots of little signs over the classroom walls saying things like "It's not all right to say 'alright'", to drum little things like that in

Re: Grammar (was: Re: Linux.com Online Chat)

2001-04-04 Thread Alex Page
On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 02:17:24AM -0700, Paul Makepeace wrote: Me too, ('74 vintage) but I got learnt grammar. I think mostly by my mother if truth be told. The rest I picked up from Latin :-/ AOL. A strongly grammatical language like Latin really makes you think about your grammar in

Re: Crazy Idea

2001-04-03 Thread Alex Page
On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 03:29:04PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: How would people in London.pm like a one night camp out, subject to the FM issue going away. The plan would be - we bundle into vehicles on a given afternoon (probably saturday), go to a farm shop and get lots of cider, and then

Re: Pointless, Badly-Written Module.

2001-03-20 Thread Alex Page
On Tue, Mar 20, 2001 at 04:40:29PM +, Simon Wilcox wrote: 2. MM DD YY is an evil date format, and should be abolished in favour of DD MM YY which is more sensible. Or even better YY-MM-DD which avoids cross-pond confusion. Or even better still, -MM-DD :-) Alex

Re: if we can make it there, we can make it anywhere

2001-03-04 Thread Alex Page
On Sun, Mar 04, 2001 at 03:20:24PM +, Greg McCarroll wrote: After I cunningly (as cunning as a bear who had just graduated from the school of obviousness) passed off the organisation of the NY.pm invasion there was yet again another burst of enthusiasm for it, and now it appears to have

Re: Perl Books

2001-02-02 Thread Alex Page
On Thu, Feb 01, 2001 at 11:21:57AM -0600, Elaine -HFB- Ashton wrote: :) I think you are missing my point here. The plumber who is skilled in a trade probably thinks you are an idiot when you manage to mangle your own pipes and have to call him to fix it for you. Yeah... I always forget to

Re: Last Night

2001-02-02 Thread Alex Page
On Fri, Feb 02, 2001 at 05:43:27AM -0500, Dave Cross wrote: I hope that everyone who turned up last night had a good time Certainly did. Sorry I didn't get to meet many people or stay very long, but Thursday nights are notoriously busy for me. I'd be interested in any opinions that people

Re: Consultancy company was [Job] BOFH wanted was: Re: Red Hat worm discovered

2001-01-19 Thread Alex Page
On Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 09:27:18AM +, Dave Hodgkinson wrote: It should be mandatory for all public servants to be adept at Sim City. IIRC, Sim City is one of Ken Livingstone's favorites. Alex

Re: PIMB T-shirts

2001-01-16 Thread Alex Page
On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 12:32:47PM +, Marcel Grunauer wrote: How about "Smoking Perl" for Amsterdam? "YAPC::Europe::Amsterdam - A Week-Long Hashref" Alex

Re: PIMB T-shirts

2001-01-16 Thread Alex Page
On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 12:59:44PM +, Redvers Davies wrote: There is a temptation to insert a joint into the mouth of the "Republic of Perl" camel. Of course this would never happen[1]. [1] Something tells me that would have to be a trademark thing that O'Reilly would protect. IANAL,

Re: trade mark parody (Re: PIMB T-shirts)

2001-01-16 Thread Alex Page
On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 01:43:00PM +, Robin Houston wrote: Don't we have someone here who *is* a lawyer? :-) More to the point, don't we have someone who could drop a mail to one of the happy bunnies at O'Rielly and ask them nicely not to sue us? Alex