Re: early peek at a bit of fun

2001-06-17 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Dave Cross [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * * The modules list is a bit out of date in this case (I'm at eight)... * *And, of course, not all modules on CPAN are in the module list *(see, for example, Symbol::Approx::Sub). It's not out of date. It's generated whenever there is an update to the

Re: checking your CPAN modules are up to date?

2001-06-16 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
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

Re: Where's my bloody gun?

2001-06-12 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Robin Szemeti [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * * What IS the mentality of idiots who attack community sites * like this? * *maybe it was just a script kiddie .. maybe it was a worm. It wasn't anything quite so dignified. I had reinstalled the Catalog module last month after a failed attempt to

Re: Big Shiny Toys (was: Re: M$ SQueaLServer)

2001-06-07 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Dominic Mitchell [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *AFAIK, the starfire (Sun Ultra Enterprise 1) only goes up to 64 *processors (I used to work on an under equipped one ;-) The SGI *challenge does 128 procs, though. The starfile does, indeed, max out at 16 boards with 4 processors each making

Re: geek movie _Center of the World_ (was Re: Sara Cox - was Re: FHM Top 100 Sexiest Women

2001-05-29 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Paul Mison [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: *On 29/05/2001 at 18:04 +0100, Yeoh Yiu wrote: *So have you seen _Center of the World_ yet ? * *Nah, 'cos it's not out here yet. No release date is listed on IMDB. *Salon didn't like it, though: Salon has good taste too. Sucked harder than watching the queen

Re: O'Reilly Safari - anyone use it?

2001-05-20 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Dave Cross [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *I disagree. IMO, posting a link to site containing pirate copies of books *_is_ advocating piracy. YMMV. In a world that advocates Napster, this is no different. Someone buys a copy of the book, scans it in and shares it with the world. Outrage by the

Re: BOFHs requiring license

2001-05-13 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Paul Makepeace [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: *``BOFHs will legally need licence to work'' * *http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/7/18866.html * *Absurd, laughable and bizarre. What *is* wrong with the UK? I interviewed for a firewall admin job at a big bank whereupon they took a microscope to the

Re: The Most Boring Thread Ever on London.pm : Cool Letter Heads

2001-04-16 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Damian Conway [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *Ate was the goddess of folly, strife, discord, and mischief. *She was a daughter of Zeus, banished to Earth for her wickness *in leading men astray. * *Hecate was the goddess of the night, of magic, and travel at night. *She was a cousin of Zeus, and

Re: Perl on HPUX

2001-04-11 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Dean [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *The http://hpux.connect.org.uk/ site looks like a good resource if a little *behind. What part of HP-UX didn't scream 'behind' :) *Not another mailing list... You can't make me! I'm only moving some Linux *scripts across to HPUX so i doubt I'd be much use on

Re: Torvalds not impressed with OS X

2001-04-07 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Piers Cawley [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *Certainly from the play I had with it at Neil's, it looks pretty good. *Now, if I can just get someone to give me a G4 Titanium PowerBook I'll *actually have something to run on it. I have a Ti book and it seems resource hungry even on that. It consumes

Re: CPAN Logo

2001-03-30 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Nathan Torkington [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *And I'd like to say that I hope O'Reilly has done nothing to promote *the confusion. We make no claims that CPAN is anything to do with us. *If you find something we've said or done that might cause that confusion, *please tell us and we'll fix it.

Re: Mailing list details

2001-03-14 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Dave Cross [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *Exclusivity! Take a good look round next time you're at a meeting and *tell me how exclusive you think we are :) * *But, yes, I have _lots_ of ideas for a revamp of the web site. I might *even have time to do it some time this year. There is also a

Re: h2xs makemaker

2001-03-11 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Robin Szemeti [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *anyone who recognises what I'm talkning about and can give a filename or *URI please put me out of my misery and remind me where it was. h2xs is the best little secret around though I will note that the new 'instant perl modules' book does actually

Re: Tech reviewing

2001-02-28 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
David Cantrell [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: *I've been approached to do some paid tech-reviewing, of a manual for a *Linux security product. I have *no* idea how I should charge for this, *or indeed how much. Does one usually do it per thousand words or *something? AW usually offers an honoraria

Re: Tech reviewing

2001-02-28 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Robin Szemeti [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *I know in the publishing world people do things for ludicrously samll *amounts, but thats because you can usually find a starving author that *will do it for pennies, but if you assume that they need to know at least *a little about the Linux security

Re: ActiveState Awards

2001-02-26 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Dave Cross [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *The page for voting is at http://www.activestate.com/Awards/. Wow, it's a good thing there aren't any women nominated...someone could get hurt with those 'trophies'. Any more phallic and they'd come with batteries. Well, Dick does run ActiveState and it's

Re: Bad programming considered harmless

2001-02-03 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Michael Stevens [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *"Corn syrup" still sounds like something that would taste of wheat. I *was talking to someone on a talker about this today, but they said they hadn't *found anything in the UK yet that included it, so I have no reference *whatsoever for what it is,

Re: Perl Books

2001-02-02 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Benjamin Holzman [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: *On Thu, Feb 01, 2001 at 11:57:20AM -0700, Nathan Torkington wrote: * Meaning, nobody's really a complete idiot and we'd seem just as dumb * if we called brain surgery tech support, new mother tech support, or * even gardening tech support. * *True, but

Re: Perl Books

2001-02-01 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Robin Szemeti [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *But what you say above proves my point dunnit ... these guys are nobel *laureates and they enjoy a challenge.. out there in the real world a *large percentage of the population finds adding up the money for the bus a *challenge ... the pasics of CGI are

Re: Amazon Sales Rank

2001-02-01 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Dave Cross [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: *Data Munging with Perl *by David Cross * *Amazon.com Sales Rank: 760 * *Blimey, how did that happen? Yesterday it was 87,867! http://cpan.valueclick.com/authors/id/TOMC/scripts/ contains 'amarank' which is a script you can use to feed the obsession :) It's

Re: Perl Books

2001-01-31 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Nathan Torkington [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * Also L Steins Network Programming with Perl is a good book. I'm only a * chunk into it buts its a good read on its own and an even better one * if your not from a Unix background. * *Yup, it's a bloody impressive book. And it's an Addison-Wesley

Re: Perl Books

2001-01-31 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Robin Szemeti [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *i think we get a slanted view on what a 'normal level of intelligence' *is, because in general, we work with exceptional people. I spent the last I know at least 2 nobel laureates who wouldn't know jack about CGI or about selecting which book might be

Re: Perl Books

2001-01-31 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Nathan Torkington [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *Hey, if she's allowed to plug, so am I :-) The 2nd edition of "CGI *Programming with Perl" (O'Reilly of course) is pretty bloody good. I *was midway through writing a CGI class when I got a tech-review copy *of the book, and it was what I was going

Re: Bad Perl

2001-01-30 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Simon Wistow [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *It's terrible. Look at this particular gem of code entitled "Modifying *all the members of an array" There is a second edition in the works right now so I would encourage you to make its flaws known though I think this is a peachpit press book, not AW

Re: Sun's Perl was Re: Application servers and e-commerce platforms

2001-01-26 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Roger Burton West [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: *On or about Fri, Jan 26, 2001 at 12:08:22PM -, Jonathan Peterson typed: * * And then people wonder why I like open source... *Even within OS software there's good support and bad support. There's plenty *of OS software that _doesn't_ have helpful

Re: Sun's Perl was Re: Application servers and e-commerce platforms

2001-01-26 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Michael Stevens [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *I personally would have just as little faith in Solaris run by someone *who didn't know what they were doing as I would in Redhat run by *someone who didn't know what they were doing. I would have more faith in Solaris. On an acadmeic network, no

Re: Sun's Perl was Re: Application servers and e-commerce platforms

2001-01-26 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Michael Stevens [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *Can anyone point to actual studies of the "we took some end users, and *found they wanted FOO amounts of documentation". And, for completeness, *"we took some end users, looked at what they were actually using, and *then looked at how much

Re: Sun's Perl was Re: Application servers and e-commerce platforms

2001-01-26 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Michael Stevens [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *Isn't kickstart a solaris thing, or have redhat developed new stuff *I didn't know about? Jumpstart. e.

Re: Sun's Perl was Re: Application servers and e-commerce platforms

2001-01-26 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
David Cantrell [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *And yet this is not Linux's fault. It is the fault of: * the person who set it up wrongly in the first place * the network people for making their network so vulnerable to this *sort of predictable stupidity OpenBSD hasn't had a exploitable

Re: Oh! Idea for penderel!

2001-01-19 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Jonathan Stowe [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * * Speaking of DNS, did we ever hear anything from the pm.org DNS people? * * *Not from my initial e-mail - I have fired off another today and hope that *we might get some action. As far as I know, Ben Hockenhull is still doing DNS for the PM box

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Dave Cross [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *So I'm looking for advice on the best distro to use. Bear in mind that *the existing box will currently become a firewall/proxy box so I'll *do all the paranoid security stuff on there. * *Go for it. Give it your best shot. * *Let battle commence.

Re: Perl Geek Code

2000-12-29 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
David H. Adler [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *I'm not sure how I should feel about this We should make a scotch category :) e.

Fwd: Lazy Dog Christmas Party

2000-12-19 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton
Had I a left nut, I would offer it in trade to go to this. If you like Everything But The Girl and/or House Music, these guys are not to be missed. Someone go so I can vicariously enjoy it :) - Forwarded message from ebtg net team [EMAIL PROTECTED] - *A LAZY DOG IS FOR LIFE NOT JUST FOR