Re: Templating Solutions

2001-06-18 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Leo Lapworth [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Oi, 
 
 Rob,
 
 What's this, 
 
 Home grown (and not smokable), 
 
 I left Emap too early if your not a TT2 convert yet.
 
 We can 'do lunch' later this week and I'll bash you
 with some TT2 docs or something :)

Oooh! Me too! 

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Re: checking your CPAN modules are up to date?

2001-06-17 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Elaine -HFB- Ashton [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Dave Hodgkinson [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth:
 *
 *I can't find the incantation! Help!
 
 CPAN.pm has an autobundle feature that comes in handy for this. Make an
 autobundle then use it to update all the modules you like. 
 
 http://www.cpan.org/misc/cpan-faq.html#How_installed_modules show the use
 of ExtUtils::Installed which I use quite a lot for such things and the
 question following it also shows how to use autobundle.

Nope. It was much easier than that. It just iterated down the
installed modules and checked them.

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CMS frameworks

2001-06-16 Thread Dave Hodgkinson


Some guys out here in Brizzle want to do Yet Another CMS. Are there
any frameworks out there they can plug together to make something
plausible?

I guess bits of the 2.0 slashcode do the job nicely, what with being
TT based and all.


Any other offers?




Re: CMS frameworks

2001-06-16 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Jonathan Stowe [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 What is CMS ?  I guess it isnt the Compact Muon Solenoid in this context.

content management.

AFAIK IANAL.

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Re: brief penderel outage

2001-06-16 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 * jo walsh ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
  
  i'm taking penderel down for a little bit
  services shouldnt be gone too long
  all will be back better and shinier sooner
  
  jo
 
 jo++ # for doing this sort of stuff on a saturday

* _Dave passes Jo a life
* _Dave calls the pot _and_ the kettle black

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Re: CMS frameworks

2001-06-16 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Matthew Byng-Maddick [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On Sat, Jun 16, 2001 at 12:09:53PM +0100, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
  Steve Mynott [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
   Dave Hodgkinson [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
Any other offers?
   http://scoop.kuro5hin.org/
  Why do all these things have to look like Slashdot? It that now the
  ONLY metaphor for these things. I know Nielsen would approve of the
  familiarity part but...
 
 ...Nielsen's a fuckwit?

No, that's not what I was implying. But yes, that's debateable.

One of his usability arguments is that if you're trying to build a
usable site, you really want to make it work like all the others. And
slashdot have their niche sewn up.


 It is interesting that this is the conclusion that we came to at work while
 trying to analyse web forums...
 ... we weren't impressed.

Add it to the all $things suck list.
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checking your CPAN modules are up to date?

2001-06-16 Thread Dave Hodgkinson


I can't find the incantation! Help!




Re: YAPC::Europe (Ignore this request)

2001-06-15 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 or do they have unmetered called in Holland? If so and we had
 a direct line we could beg a Dutch Monger to call in and
 set up ppp to their broadband or similar connection

Demon have a PoP of course...and even in Holland it workd out at
pennies.

Of course, whoever owned the gateway would want some QoS in there to
prevent FTPs and napster ;-)

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Re: [Possible Job] Perl, Linux

2001-06-13 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Simon Cozens [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 07:44:11AM +0100, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
  Are there any of you lot still looking for jobs? 
 
 Still open? I think I might have someone for you.

I was fishing on behalf of a client who may well need a perl linux
person in the short to medium term. So, the answer's no for the
moment although when the time's right it looks like there will be
people.

Does that make sense?


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Re: Upcoming technical meeting

2001-06-12 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

David Cantrell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 If this is because you don't have somewhere to stay on the Thursday night,
 I'm sure we can collectively find a way around that.  If you bring your
 passport, we'll even let you south of the river and my sofa is very
 comfortable and has a well-stocked booze cabinet next to it.

It's a TRAP!

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Re: Upcoming technical meeting

2001-06-12 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Dominic Mitchell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 04:28:14PM +0100, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:

  It's a TRAP!
 
 You been playing wy too much nethack recently.

That was a tough level with comfy sofa and the drinks cabinet.


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Re: [Possible Job] Perl, Linux

2001-06-09 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 I don't know about you, but I'm *definitely* fat.

Big boned.

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Re: Perl CGI For The World Wide Web

2001-06-09 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Dave Cross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 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.

So how are the kiddiez taking it?

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Conway's academic paper generator

2001-06-09 Thread Dave Hodgkinson


Anyone got a link to this?

Ta,

Dave



Re: London.pm posting stats

2001-06-09 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Jonathan Stowe [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Well based on another totally unscientific sample you did :)

And how about a signal/noise bias? ;-)

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[Possible Job] Perl, Linux

2001-06-07 Thread Dave Hodgkinson


I'm doing some work for a .com type company in the travel sector. They
have a network support blokey and a Windozey programmer type, but
since their live system is apache and linux they have a slight hole in
their skillset.

Are there any of you lot still looking for jobs? 

Nice offices in W2 BTW.

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Re: [Possible Job] Perl, Linux

2001-06-07 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

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...

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Re: Social meet

2001-06-07 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Robert Shiels [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 From: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  
 
  i'm 07957 386 815
 
  i'm also going to be free this afternoon after about 2 ish (ill
  switch the phone on then) so if anyone wants to meet up before
  the meeting give me a bell
 
 Between 5 and 6pm I'll be wandering up and down TCR looking for a new PDA.
 Sony Clie is my preferred choice at the moment. If anyone knows a good shop,
 or is good at haggling and wants to help, I'm on 07801 814138.

those nice people at scan.co.uk were offing it at 199 the other day...

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Re: Sony Clie (was: Re: Social meet)

2001-06-07 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On Thu, 07 Jun 2001, Dominic Mitchell wrote:
 
  I tried looking up developer docs for the clie on the web, but there's a
  a dearth of information about it, and what there is is protected by
  sony's restrictive licensing.  It's a real shame, I wanted to add jog
  dial support to a doc reader, but I'm probably not going to be able to
  now.  :-(
  
  Sony: Lovely kit, crap support.
 
 their Memory Stick is a closed book.

Fine with me. Then maybe we'll get decent short range wireless data
exchange with good authentication and encryption.


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Re: tape changes

2001-06-05 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On Tue, 05 Jun 2001, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
  Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
  
   hmm .. we're trying to justify a move to 5gb a month .. at which point
   Nildram sounds like a cheaper option. ... is Aylesbury nice?
  
  There's some nice villages outside... ;-)
  
  Question - how much data you got?
 
 dunno .. never counted it :) ... probably no more than a couple of giggle
 bites in the /home tree .. and a 50 megs in mysql I guess. there are
 quite a lot of small sites on there ... 
 
 tar.gzedded it comes to about 700 megs .. pour quoi?

why arse with tapes when you can mirror?

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Re: tape changes

2001-06-05 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On Tue, 05 Jun 2001, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
 
Question - how much data you got?
   tar.gzedded it comes to about 700 megs .. pour quoi?
  
  why arse with tapes when you can mirror?
 
 we did consider that .. and prior to 'arsing with tapes' that what we dun
 .. but it was eating at a not inconsderable rate into our meagre bandwidth
 allowance ... I take the point though ...
 
 looking over the logs the incrementals each day amount to around 20 megs
 .. thats 20 megs * 30 days = 600 megs .. thats quite a chunk out
 of a 2gb  monthly bandwidth allowance.

Well, get them to discount local bandwidth. 

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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.

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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...


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Re: General Election

2001-06-02 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 well  ok ... just so long as he does it quietly ... 
 or on a different planet.

Could be worse...could be Richard Digance...

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Re: Forthcoming Meetings

2001-06-01 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Robin Houston [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 But I could do something about Perl regular expressions and
 algorithmic complexity. That would be fun :-)

Robin, can we have a whip round and pay you NOT to do it? My head
always hurts after one of your talks...

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Re: crazy golf

2001-06-01 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Paul Mison [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

  how about US
 Independence Day?

We call that Thanksgiving...

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Re: Slow disks under linux

2001-05-31 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Paul Makepeace [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 I'm trying to duplicate an FS from an oldish 5,400rpm 6GB IDE drive to a new
 7,200rpm 61GB IDE drive using the usual cp -ax / /mnt. But it's
 unbelievably slow -- vmstat 2 is reporting bi/bo around 300!

What does hdparm have to say?


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Re: Slow disks under linux

2001-05-31 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 another tip is to mount the two IDE devices on seperate controllers ..
 seems to improve things sometimes.

Oh Lord, yes. More busses than London General. No, really.


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LAMP in Amsterdam anyone?

2001-05-31 Thread Dave Hodgkinson


http://www.jobserve.com/jobserve/JobDetail.asp?jobid=14094948



Re: LAMP in Amsterdam anyone?

2001-05-31 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Dave Hodgkinson [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 
  http://www.jobserve.com/jobserve/JobDetail.asp?jobid=14094948
 
 I've already sent in a CV for that one. Agent seemed a little
 perturbed when I guessed who it was after his (short) description of
 what the client did.

Sheesh, I am bumping up against you for all the short-term, hacky perl
gigs?

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Re: bad greg

2001-05-30 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 i'm sorry about asking this, but i've purged too many old archives
 of london.pm to find this one - someone one once mentioned a domain
 name registry with a neat web based management system for handling
 the dns wizardry afterwards - could they please remind me of the
 url?

easily.co.uk

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Re: Y::E accomodation

2001-05-30 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Robert Shiels [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 I'm not booking anything unless I have a ticket for the conference.
 I don't have a ticket because they aren't selling them yet.
 I am very close to not going at all now, as I have to plan a lot of other
 things for August. This is a shame as I really enjoyed it last year.

I'm about to abort my trip to the OSC. Too far, too expensive, not
enough other things dovetail with it.

Hamsterjam is still on though.

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Re: Talks and Stuff

2001-05-30 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Redvers Davies [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 1.5 days left before the CFP closes.
 
 Is there is list of the applications that have been made?  I have two possibles
 which I have written abstracts for but don't want to submit them both.  I
 obviously want to submit the one with the least overlap with other talks.

I _think_ I've submitted, but I'm not sure! I filled in a form and
everything but I've had no real affirmation

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Re: Talks and Stuff

2001-05-30 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Leon Brocard [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 2) there is no form - just an email address, huh?

OK, getting confused with Apachecon.

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(Chief) Wizard for hire...

2001-05-29 Thread Dave Hodgkinson


All the current projects are done and dusted and the T-shirts are at
the printers (really!). I'm looking for the next round of excellent
clients to work with.

Take a look at my site at http://www.hodgkinson.org/ to see what I'm
up to.

Thanks,

Dave

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Re: (Chief) Wizard for hire...

2001-05-29 Thread Dave Hodgkinson


James Powell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 You've got a link to 127.0.0.1 on your CV page (sorry, I'm nosy).

Fixed, ta. The perils of a two-tier Apache :-)

 
 Also, I see you've worked with the devil known as Illustra!
 
 Me too, condolences!

They had the right idea... ;-)

Still, at least one guy walked away with plenty of money!


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Re: (Chief) Wizard for hire...

2001-05-29 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

James Powell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Ooh that would have been very useful for me at one time.

I've got bells ringing in my head about how hard it was to get a C
library out of them in the early days.

 
 Illustra - Nice ideas, shame about the locking approach
 (and lack of outer joins, etc etc)!

Ah, but Blades and time series stuff.

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Laziest way of selling stuph on line?

2001-05-25 Thread Dave Hodgkinson


Is there any easier way of flogging stuff on line than using Amazon
Z-shops? They settle quickly, commission isn't horrendous and they do
some inventory management.

Thoughts?



Re: Laziest way of selling stuph on line?

2001-05-25 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Chris Heathcote [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 on 25/5/01 10:17 am, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
 
  Is there any easier way of flogging stuff on line than using Amazon
  Z-shops? They settle quickly, commission isn't horrendous and they do
  some inventory management.
 
 I think Yahoo do a similar deal.
 
 Not necessarily much better tho'.

I looked there and it was REALLY hard to find anything useful. 

Wonder what happened to all those Intershop ASPs from a year or two
ago.


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Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 I also have D.A.R.Y.L (Data Analyising Robot Youth Lifeform) but I
 thinkt hat's pushing it a bit.

If that counts, then Weird Science counts too!

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Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Mark Fowler [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On 24 May 2001, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
 
  Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 
   I also have D.A.R.Y.L (Data Analyising Robot Youth Lifeform) but I
   thinkt hat's pushing it a bit.
 
  If that counts, then Weird Science counts too!
 
 
 That's more geeksploitation or nerdsplotitation...

To quote the review from imdb:

Unless you lived through that decade the film won't touch you in quite
the same way. You needed to have been in awe of Tron, to have worn
stone washed jeans and to have owned at least two pairs of illuminous
[odd] socks, to really appreciate the naivety of the main characters
as they place their faith in computers and 'modern' technology.

Oh, no.

Wow, and she's got three kids by Steven Seagal.


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Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Cross David - dcross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 From: Matthew Jones [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 11:05 AM
 
Wow, and she's got three kids by Steven Seagal.
   
   The eighties were a crazy decade and people did a lot of things they
   regret.
 
 I know I did :)
 
  Well, would *you* say no to Steven Seagal?
 
 I strongly suspect I'd say no to having his kids!

Apropos nothing, there was a guy who took over at Fusion in the early
nineties who was a skinny, bookish, Jewishish type. And his
name was Steve Segal. Of course, as soon as we heard, he became Steven
Seagal pronounced in the dramatic movie trailer kind of way. I don't
think it did his career any harm at all.

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Re: Election Manifestos

2001-05-24 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Simon Cozens [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On Thu, May 24, 2001 at 09:59:12AM +0100, Richard Clamp wrote:
  Ah, he'd be fine if it weren't for those fucking mood swings.
 
 You mean I'm nice at times?

Aren't you standing for London.pm in the election?

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[OT] Food exports?

2001-05-22 Thread Dave Hodgkinson


Someone just laid what I think is a fresh urban myth on me, but is
there any kind of embargo on comestibles going from England to France?
Like even wrapped chocolate?

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Re: [OT] Food exports?

2001-05-22 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Barry Pretsell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Here's the leaflets given to travellers
 
 http://www.maff.gov.uk/animalh/int-trde/misc/foot/flyer.pdf

oops :-)

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Re: [OT] Food exports?

2001-05-22 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Barry Pretsell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 embargo has been due to foot and mouth, embargo is bi-directional and covers
 meat as well.

Any references to this?

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Re: TPC talk practice / technical meet

2001-05-21 Thread Dave Hodgkinson


 Leon Brocard [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 
  in. YAPC talks also welcome.

I haven't thought of mine yet!

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Re: Sara Cox - was Re: FHM Top 100 Sexiest Women

2001-05-20 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Dave Cross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 I'm sure I'm really in the minority here, but I can't be the only
 one who finds all this discussion of the FHM list distasteful. I've
 never really understood why intelligent men find it acceptable to
 objectify women in this way.

Just 'cause no one would ever treat you like a sex object...

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Re: pc components

2001-05-17 Thread Dave Hodgkinson


www.insight.com - they 0wn Action, and they've never let me down.


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Re: [gnat@frii.com: Damian Conway's Exegesis 2]

2001-05-17 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

David Cantrell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Indys are very nice indeed.  However, I think I got a pretty good deal
 when I swapped mine for a loaded Sun SS1000e :-)

Sellout!

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Re: [gnat@frii.com: Damian Conway's Exegesis 2]

2001-05-17 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 you see quite a few go on Yahoo .. Indys seem to be about 100 quid,

OK, that's slightly more than the shipping from Londres to Baaf...

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Re: Enough!

2001-05-15 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 I enjoy aspects of the thread about politics, but get bored when it
 all goes down old roads. However what i'd really hate is any 
 restrictions placed on the topics of London.pm , politics should
 be just as welcome as BtVS.

It is with me.


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Re: Enough!

2001-05-15 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Simon Cozens [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 12:43:59PM +0100, James Powell wrote:
   No; many people withhold automatically, it a legitimate privacy concern. 
  That's what the terse message is for (reveal yourself, or bugger off).
  I suppose it could go to answerphone.
 
 Caller detect doesn't work for international calls either.

Untrue. When I get calls from friends in Sweden I can see who they
are.

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Re: Enough!

2001-05-15 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Simon Cozens [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 01:25:23PM +0100, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
  Simon Cozens [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
   Caller detect doesn't work for international calls either.
  
  Untrue. When I get calls from friends in Sweden I can see who they
  are.
 
 And when I get calls from Japan, which happens about twice a week, I
 can't.

Ok, so you should have said Caller detect doesn't work for some
international calls either.

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Re: Enough!

2001-05-15 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On Tue, 15 May 2001, Simon Cozens wrote:
  On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 12:43:59PM +0100, James Powell wrote:
No; many people withhold automatically, it a legitimate privacy concern. 
   That's what the terse message is for (reveal yourself, or bugger off).
   I suppose it could go to answerphone.
  
  Caller detect doesn't work for international calls either.
 
 yeah .. thats fine .. it doesn't work from creaky old strowger exchanges
 either (are there any of those left ?)

http://www.light-straw.co.uk/ate/strowger.html 

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Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 does anyone happen to have one of those little plastic credit card things
 they were giving out before the last election with 10 things 'let us be
 judged on these:' .. 

That was a Mark Thomas episode wasn't it?

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Re: BOFHs requiring license

2001-05-14 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Cross David - dcross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Oh, and Churchill was an arsehole. As the population worked out in the 1945
 General Election. Anyone responding with nonsense about him winning the
 second world war will be given a history lesson :)

And the following Socialist government managed to keep the country
on rations until well after Germany was back on its feet again.

Don't forget also, Britiain was in black and white until well into the
Sixties, while German was experimenting with red and the US was fully
technicolour by the late fifties.


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Enough!

2001-05-14 Thread Dave Hodgkinson


Please, would you take the politics elsewhere? Some of us really don't
give a shit either way.

Unless Robin writes a Democracy::Approx module.

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Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Lucy McWilliam [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 
  On Mon, 14 May 2001, Martin Ling wrote:
  
   Appears I'm out of a job too from the end of the month, so count me in.
   The mighty army of unemployed Perlers takes over the world...
  
  Is this the point where I can try and recruit some of you compscis to the
  bioinformatics revolution?  Hack around and cure cancer at the same
  time ;-)
 
 Hey, I tried, but I didn't get the contract. Job was looking pretty
 darned interesting too. And I didn't have to write CGI scripts.

Doesn't knowing Lincoln Stein's email address count as expertise?

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Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 I respectfully suggest that we don't train the little buggers in
 schools. We teach them stuff. 

Wrong. We show them how to learn.


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Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 ACtually working out *how* to do this is left as an exercise for the
 interested reader.

A solved problem. Getting inept, inadequate, arse-covering halfwits
masquerading as teachers to do it, is another thing. Present
companies' relatives excluded of course.

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Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Martin Ling [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Exactly. This is the same population that brought you 'Hey, why are
 there loads of schools with below average results!'

That was a direct quote. Tory education minister. We want to raise
standard so that more than half of schools get above average results.

Arsewit.

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Re: see attachment

2001-05-13 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Martin Ling [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On Sun, May 13, 2001 at 12:37:43AM +0100, Simon Cozens wrote:
  
  On Sat, May 12, 2001 at 08:06:48PM +0100, Martin Ling wrote:
Snow Crash, essentially.
   
   I was thinking recently about how well it would work as a film.
  
  You're obviously not the only one:
  http://www.corona.bc.ca/films/details/snowcrash.html
 
 Ooh, I did see that page once, but before the last update  picture.

I like: 

Project phase: development hell


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Long Dark Teatime of the Soul

2001-05-12 Thread Dave Hodgkinson


http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/newsid_1326000/1326657.stm




Re: putting escape characters in files

2001-05-11 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Dominic Mitchell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On Thu, May 10, 2001 at 10:25:00PM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote:
  If your terminal has flow control enabled it will eat ^Q and ^S for you.
  stty -ixon
  removes this problem.
 
 But then how do you pause that long ls listing when your
 less,more,pg,sed,awkperl binaries are all fscked?  :-)

Stallman used to have a long rant about ^S/^Q that shipped with
the emacs source. Wonder if it's still there.

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Re: putting escape characters in files

2001-05-11 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Roger Burton West [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 ObRant: computers and OSes in their current state are not consumer devices.
 They're not sufficiently reliable or intuitive. Bad marketing has made
 people think they need the things; most of them are wrong...

OK, so what does it take?

For me, the sorts of things that I _think_ IPv6 has should go a long
way. Ubiquitous encryption and authentication will breed the real next
generation of applicances. Or something.

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Re: putting escape characters in files

2001-05-11 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Roger Burton West [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Putting pretty interfaces on existing unstable systems does not
 help to make them simpler...

That's part of it. Landing a thudding great book of what the thing
_can_ do, rather than a cookbook of what you _want_ it to do is very
offputting.

There's a computer version of the Poke'mon card game that leads you
through learning the rules very gently and very well. That's the sort
of thing we need for gadgets...start off with stop and play and
then gently lead you through to the hard stuff.

Or make it like the Tivo - it just works.

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Re: putting escape characters in files

2001-05-11 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Struan Donald [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 There is a very real argument for devices that do one thing and one
 thing only but do it in a very simple way without all the flimflam
 that accompanies most modern computers. Donald Norman has quite a few
 good books on this.

Agreed, but they MUST talk to each other. Securely and knowingly.

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Re: London.pm List Weekly Summary 2001-05-07

2001-05-10 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Matthew Jones [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 http://www.snurfer.org/sands/gfx/vertigo.jpg
 
 Did your palms sweat too, richard?


That slightly golden building is the Millennium hotel. I had a room on
the 54th floor. Lovely view :-)

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Dim Sum?

2001-05-09 Thread Dave Hodgkinson


Anyone up for Dim Sim at 1 O'clock?

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Re: Dim Sum?

2001-05-09 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Leon Brocard [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Dave Hodgkinson sent the following bits through the ether:
  
  Anyone up for Dim Sim at 1 O'clock?
 
 Yes. New World, Gerrard Street. I may be very on time.

ARGH! Sorry, I got PHB-ed.

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Re: Dim Sum?

2001-05-09 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
  
  ARGH! Sorry, I got PHB-ed.
 
 Psycho Hose Beasted?

you've met her, then?

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Re: TPC Travel

2001-05-03 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Cross David - dcross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 That's about the same prices that I'm seeing on ebookers, deckchair and
 expedia. I may be prepared to pay a little more for a) a direct flight and
 b) a better known airline :)

Virgin are trying it on: £1200!

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

2001-05-03 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Paul Mison [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 I'll try to sort out photos (although I didn't take any at NY.pm) and
 some sort of documentary web page, for anyone who cares, at some point
 in the next, sigh, four weeks? Unlike celia, who's got some up anyway
 (and they're probably better too:
 http://shadowgirl.net/photos/NYC-apr-2001/).

There's only one 't' in Staten.

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Re: Not Matt's Scripts

2001-05-02 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Dave Cross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 At 19:53 30/04/2001, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
 
 I've got someone needing a form to mail script. Where's ours[0]?
 
 Ta,
 
 Dave
 
 [0] Oh, all right, yours since I bottled out.
 
 Current version is at
 http://www.dave.org.uk/scripts/notmatt/formmail.pl.txt but it needs
 some tightening up and peer review.

Well hurry up, I'm in the middle of an argument and I want to slap
some people with a this is how they _Should_ look cluestick...


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Re: US$ bank account

2001-05-02 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Philip Newton [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 AllAdvantage, while it was still alive, sent me DEM cheques drawn on a
 German bank (which had been prepared by a service in England). If they can
 do it, why can't a global e-commerce leading-edge pioneer-type place like
 Amazon? The mind boggles.

Hah! You try signing up for a US Zshop, or the Honour system!

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Re: Not Matt's Scripts

2001-05-01 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Mark Fowler [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On 30 Apr 2001, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
 
  I've got someone needing a form to mail script. Where's ours[0]?
 
 According to my records, Dave C was doing it.

FWIW I had a look at Soupermail. A better effort but could still do
with work.

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Re: US$ bank account

2001-04-30 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

David Cantrell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On Mon, Apr 30, 2001 at 10:03:12AM +0100, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
 
  Anyone know of a bank that will let non US residents have a workable
  US$ account with dollar credit card and check (narf) book?
 
 Pretty nearly any UK high st bank will open accounts in funny money.

Indeed, I have one already, but they charge like fuck for banking
cheques, have stupid settlement times and not hook 'em up to their
online banking.

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Re: US$ bank account

2001-04-30 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Paul Makepeace [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On Mon, Apr 30, 2001 at 10:28:00AM +0100, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
  Indeed, I have one already, but they charge like fuck for banking
  cheques, have stupid settlement times and not hook 'em up to their
  online banking.
 
 How much is a lot? I'm about to dump a few thousand into a UK bank
 (HSBC) and maybe it's cheaper to convert here?

On the premise that HSBC are truly international, they were my first
stop. 

Barclays charge between £5 and £10 to bank a check. Which for a
month's work is fine, but for an Amazon affiliates payment is in the
realm of ouchie.

And this gross assumption that I'll be at TPC...sheesh.


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Re: Mailbox power ..

2001-04-30 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Jonathan Peterson [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

  It sounds more like your file system has corrupted and needs manual
  fsck (problem common to any version of UNIX running
  non-logging/journeling file system).  If you have a remote console on
  it then you can fix this remotely.
 
 Oh, yeah, I forgot about that. And there's me with no laptop. H...
 Netras have those RJ45 serial ports don't they? The kind that no-one
 sells cables for (well, no-one on Tottenham Court Rd) so you have to
 make you own? It's all coming back to me now.

Those serial cables come with all kinds of stuph, Netgear ISDN
routers, Cisco and so on.

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Re: Mailbox power ..

2001-04-30 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Jonathan Peterson [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

  Those serial cables come with all kinds of stuph, Netgear ISDN
  routers, Cisco and so on.
 
 Sure, but I'll eat my hat if I can buy one on its own on TCR. It really
 is too bad that CEX don't have a decent cable selection, since you can
 get everything else from them.

Nah, blag one...I'm sure there are people round here with spares...

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Not Matt's Scripts

2001-04-30 Thread Dave Hodgkinson


I've got someone needing a form to mail script. Where's ours[0]?

Ta,

Dave

[0] Oh, all right, yours since I bottled out.

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A couple more bite the dust

2001-04-27 Thread Dave Hodgkinson


Blueberry and Madge.web bit the dust in the last couple of days. If
you know any good graphics people, HTML slaves, coders and so on with
the right attitude, and Lord knows many of you are now acquainted with
Reading Room's attitute, would y'all be so kind as to let me (or them
directly ;-) know...

Ta,

Dave



Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-27 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

David Cantrell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Yeah, but only testing it on one browser, ignoring the - what, 30%? - that
 don't use IE - that's kinda silly.

On a random band's site that number is more like, per hits:

3959719 IE
 662895 Netscape
10 the rest

It's a pity, but it's life.

(And Barclays lets you use NS)

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Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-27 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Paul Makepeace [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 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 sensible timeframe?

Yes, I did. It needs tuning but it's pretty much there.

*snip*

 Hmm, IE does stop almost immediately. THe Mac version in OS X requires
 a couple of presses but it's pretty well behaved otherwise (when it's
 not crashing or preventing me from copying the address line to the
 clipboard, bah). I've actually had more trouble getting Netscape to
 stop, YMMV, etc.

NS's DNS handling is the suckiest. Blocks bloody everything.

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Re: Review of Data munging with Perl on Slashdot

2001-04-27 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Dave Cross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Too late!
 
 Dave...
 [feeling smug]

Enjoy it while it lasts...

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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.

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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
 about just what a clusterfuck it was this year.  Many swearwords.
 
 If I had more balls I'd do performance art in my lightning talks.
 My God, cover your eyes Mary!  The angry man's shooting up with
 his own faeces!

I think there's definitely scope for a bile track at any conference.

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Re: [OT] Flecktones in London next month

2001-04-20 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

David Cantrell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On Fri, Apr 20, 2001 at 04:04:55PM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote:
  On Fri, 20 Apr 2001, you wrote:
They have *the* best electric bass player
   in the entire world, 
  
  ummm ... correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that honour bestowed on
  Norman Watt Roy ?
 
 Clive off of (void) told me to mention Billy Sheehan, Stu Hamm and
 Jaco Pastorius and see what happened :-)

I'll see your Jaco and raise you Dave la Rue.

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Re: [OT] Flecktones in London next month

2001-04-20 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Nathan Torkington [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Dave Hodgkinson writes:
Norman Watt Roy ?
   Clive off of (void) told me to mention Billy Sheehan, Stu Hamm and
   Jaco Pastorius and see what happened :-)
  I'll see your Jaco and raise you Dave la Rue.
 
 All good, but if you haven't seen Victor Wooten, you should.  He's
 terrifying.

Damn, I just remembered Ishaq van Niel. Saaw him quite a lot playing
with Hans Dulfer's band in Amsterdam.

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Re: Broadcast datagrams

2001-04-18 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Paul Makepeace [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Anyone hackers here sent broadcast packets? I think this is how you
 do it:


 Any ideas?

Well covered on page 590 of Stein's book...

;-)

He uses IO::Socket BTW...


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Re: Mourning clothes for London.pm

2001-04-18 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 * Mike Jarvis ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
  Wednesday, April 18, 2001, 5:37:22 PM, David H. Adler wrote:
Mike Jarvis wrote:
 CNN reports that BtVS's SMG will wed Freddie Prinz.
  
  DHA Clarification:  That's Freddie Prinz, Jr.  His father was the star of
  DHA Chico and the Man, a sitcom of, uh, mid-70s vintage, I think.  Don't
  DHA know if it ever made it across the water, though.
  
  Since Sr. is dead, 
 
 Buffy always did dig dead guys...

Dig _up_ dead guys?

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Re: [HELP] Traceroute

2001-04-07 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Alex Page [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 05:37:34PM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote:
 
  You probably want:
 
  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 lately?". There are some books that are
just good to _own_

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Re: Silly postings

2001-04-05 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Simon Cozens [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 01:45:40PM -0400, David H. Adler wrote:
  Thanks for reinforcing the view that people outside of New York don't
  know dirt about pizza... :-)
 
 I thought it was "people outside of Italy". My how times change.

No, best pizza is in NY or the hypehnated environs.

You go to Italky for the wine and the antipasti.

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

2001-04-05 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

"Barbie" [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Quite. I'm 35 and was given a good basic education at Primary school of the
 english language, together most of it's idyosyncrasies. I was lucky enough
 to go to a Grammar (when there were still such things) so probably faired
 better than most.

Fared?

*ducks*


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Re: going extreme

2001-04-04 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Philip Newton [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 James Powell wrote:
  http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1006-200-5424853.html?tag=lh
 
 Cool. Where can I get me some Extreme Programming?
 
 Cheers,
 Philip, whose project[1] has a deadline today
 
 [1] that's been running for at least six months and was supposed to be done
 in November

You need a project troubleshooter...

Dave // Going for the flamethrower...




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

2001-04-04 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Dominic Mitchell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 ObPerl: So which is harder to parse?  Perl or English?

Time flies like an arrow
Fruit flies like a banana

Parse that and stay fashionable...

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

2001-04-04 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Matthew Jones [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

  True. Shouldn't we also need to include "should'nt" (etc.) 
  here as well? . These are trivially simple rules to teach/learn
  - so why they aren't taught (or possibly aren't learnt) says something
  about the education system and the attitude of the pupils therein.
 
 I don't know which education system you went through, but I was taught all
 this stuff at primary school. I think it's just because the pupils couln't
 be beggared to learn it properly (as you suggest), preferring to subscribe
 to the "well, you know what I mean" school of thought. 

soapboax

Wrong. There was a concerted effort by the loony left to destroy
decent education in favour of whatever trendy piffle that was the
order of the day.

I had to unlearn the reading I knew before I went to school in favour
of some stupid phonetic system (anyone remember ITA?) in 1970, finally
culminating in a personal battle with Shirley Williams in 1975 to get
me into one of the last remaining decent schools in Hemel. Eventually
I was packed off to a prep school instead of a hellhole comprehensive
and actually being stretched (I had to catch up two years _in_ two
years).

Grrr.

I'm as liberal as anyone here as far as creativity, expression,
society and the rest go, but there are certain fundamentals that you
need before you can go out and break the rules. Like having the
musical basics before you go out and become a punk or a heavy metal
god.

Number one daughter is getting educated privately because it suits her
and number one son isn't, because that suits him. But they will both
be fundamentally literate and numerate.

Isn't it esr who says that good Unix folks are surprisingly literate,
well read, artisitcally inclined folks?

/soapbox

Sorry, I'll stop now. It's a nerve.

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

2001-04-04 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Robin Houston [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 10:00:08AM +0100, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
  
  I'm as liberal as anyone here as far as creativity, expression,
  society and the rest go, but there are certain fundamentals that you
  need before you can go out and break the rules. Like having the
  musical basics before you go out and become a punk or a heavy metal
  god.
 
 I agree with you about education, but all the best punk bands
 started off without the first idea how to play any of their
 instruments :-)

Stranglers? The Pistols?

All had their fair share of musicians...and boy, didn't the rest learn
fast or die...

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

2001-04-04 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

"Clarke, Darren" [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 An example (although slightly irrelevant to most of you it is still
 appropriate) I come from Luton.  Most people who live there say "Lu'on"  (or
 something).  Many people have asked me over the years where I come from and
 don't believe me when I answer.  This is a case of using 'Standard English'
 instead of the quasi-cockney patois the Lutonians espouse!

Innit!

That good old Estuary English.

Fu'n 'ell.

And of course, the best English speakers are probably the Scots and
the Welsh. Discuss!

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