Re: Long shot

2001-05-21 Thread Mike Wyer

On Mon, 21 May 2001, Robert Shiels wrote:

From: Jonathan Peterson [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: 21 May 2001 13:28
Subject: Long shot


 Anyone know a windows IMAP client that:
 1. Isn't Netscape
 2. Isn't Eudora
 3. Actually Works
 4. Is free or cheap

Define works?

I use Outlook Express, I like it a lot. It works for me.

Much badness. We are withdrawing Outlook and associates from all our
Windows machines as soon as we have weaned the secretaries off it. It is
an administrative nightmare, and the source of more viri than any other
component on our systems (NT and Linux).

In a networked environment, it is the Devil incarnate.

Standalone, you might be ok. The interface may be nice, but the code has
more design flaws and vulnerabilities than a very buggy thing.

Cheers,
Mike
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Re: Monitors

2001-05-11 Thread Mike Wyer

Under and around my SGI flatscreen I have:

SGI Tux
waiyip Tux
beanie-baby penguin
fluffy dust-puppy
wooden camel (known as YouBastard after Pratchett)
fluffy santa
beanie-baby monkey
BB squid (it's a sex thing)
fluffy octopus (aka Admiral Akbar)
plush baloo
Extreme Networks flag
Extreme baseball cap and t-shirt
Lara Croft t-shirt
Veritas baseball cap
Cowboy hat

Cheers,
Mike
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Re: Dim Sum?

2001-05-09 Thread Mike Wyer

On Wed, 9 May 2001, Simon Wistow wrote:

Greg McCarroll wrote:

   Psycho Hose Beasted?
 

 Simon, if you are going to reveal next week's Buffy episode at least
 put SPOILER in the subject ;-)

Huh?

Can't remember where I first heard it although both Red Dwarf and Calvin
and Hobbes spring to mind.

Wayne's World.

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Re: next social meeting vs tube strike

2001-04-19 Thread Mike Wyer

On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, Marcel Grunauer wrote:

On Thursday, April 19, 2001, at 03:37  PM, dcross - David Cross wrote:

 Hmmm... You're assuming that Perl Mongers use public transport. I
 thought we
 all swanned about in taxis and limos.

I recommend public camels. Maybe now would be the time for a trip to the
zoo.

Camels are quite hard to see at London Zoo at the moment, owing to the
foot 'n mouth situation. I was there a couple of weeks back, and the
heffalump house was shut. The penguins ain't bad, though.

Cheers,
Mike
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Re: next social meeting vs tube strike

2001-04-19 Thread Mike Wyer

On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, Dominic Mitchell wrote:

On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 04:40:02PM +0100, Mike Wyer wrote:
 Camels are quite hard to see at London Zoo at the moment, owing to the
 foot 'n mouth situation. I was there a couple of weeks back, and the
 heffalump house was shut. The penguins ain't bad, though.

Last time I saw penguins at a zoo, they shat everywhere and stank to
high heaven.  Bah.  Core-dumping fiends.

That's exactly what I meant! ;)

If we're going to a zoo, I want to see the giraffes.

-Dom (Giraffe!  Or else I'll cry!)

Yup- you can see them if they bother wandering outside of their own
accord. Stuck-up long-necked bastards that they are.

The okapi was much better (think giraffe crossed with zebra with a
tongue any muff diver would kill for)

Cheers,
Mike (delurking cos there's bog-all else to do at the moment)
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Re: next social meeting vs tube strike

2001-04-19 Thread Mike Wyer

On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, Simon Cozens wrote:

On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 05:12:20PM +0100, Mike Wyer wrote:
 The okapi was much better (think giraffe crossed with zebra with a
 tongue any muff diver would kill for)

Do they have bonobo? I thought bonobo were the generic sexual zoo inhabitant.

Nope. All very respectable, sadly. No bonobos at all, and all the other
apes and monkeys were very well behaved.
They _did_ have some pygmy marmosets that were grooming each other, but
that was just cute rather than seedy.

Star of the whole place was the Slow Loris: koala, sloth, bushbaby type
thing. Very popular with female company.

Cheers,
Mike
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Re: Feelers for London Open Source Convention

2001-01-17 Thread Mike Wyer

On Wed, 17 Jan 2001, Greg McCarroll wrote:

* Jonathan Peterson ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 Also, as it is a modern cruise ship, we will use Grep's l33t hacking skills
 to gain control of all the automated systems from his Psion 5, whereupon we

don't get me started on PDA's being used to ``hack'' systems, e.g. that
james bond film where they use a CE device and i've seen palm pilots
used - now if it was EPOC say a nice R380 (with non-standard ROM)
sure, but PalmOS, CE .. nah

Psions are eminently capable of hacking- I use my Ericsson rebadged 5MX
as a pocketable terminal emulator at work- plugs straight into a serial
port with decent terminal support. Ideal for administering UPSs, remote
power control units, and machines with the system administrator shell
running on the serial port.

Cheers,
Mike
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Re: Much Coolness XML Wise.

2001-01-09 Thread Mike Wyer

On Mon, 8 Jan 2001, Dean S Wilson wrote:

I've been involved in the debates on this list about Perl and Java and
I'd thought I'd say something nice for once.

I've just spent three hours playing with XML::Generator and md5
checksums, I was having problems building hash's of hash's with the
module (Seems to only add the last one in a foreach loop to the XML.
Gotta be me :)) and then with a quick glance at cpan I found
XML::Dumper. I don't know if I'm the only one here who didn't know
about this module but its Data::Dumper that outputs well formed xml.
Two minutes to read the docs and make a quick test script and tada!
Well formed xml files of my structures ready to be used. In under five
additional lines of code.

How does the output compare to XML::Simple::XMLout() ?

Cheers,
Mike
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