Re: early peek at a bit of fun

2001-06-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 08:33:11AM +0200, Philip Newton wrote: Who holds the distance record? dha, presumably? Me Andy M. probably, living on the left coast. Paul

Re: early peek at a bit of fun

2001-06-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 05:38:02PM +0200, Philip Newton wrote: Paul Makepeace wrote: On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 08:33:11AM +0200, Philip Newton wrote: Who holds the distance record? dha, presumably? Me Andy M. probably, living on the left coast. You forgot Damian (as had I). I've

Re: e-smith

2001-06-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 12:12:33PM +0100, Cross David - dcross wrote: I see that the new edtion of Linux Format comes with a copy of e-smith on the CD. According to the blurb, e-smith is a complete, easy to use and install server/gateway system that manages mail, firewalling, file-sharing,

Re: Obnoxious sigs (was Re: www.gateway.gov.uk)

2001-06-12 Thread Paul Makepeace
Isn't there some cough/ perl module that might allow us to rig a sig-stripper to be installed at dircon? Where sig = any trailer that has more than four un-para'ed lines. Or give these people a damn shell account. Or SOMETHING. (Actually I don't really care I just got carried away with the

Re: www.gateway.gov.uk

2001-06-12 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 08:55:38PM +0100, Chris Benson wrote: Oh yes, I vaguely thought on reading about the floods in The South that maybe this was supposed to be a message like Repent your sins or I wash you off the face of the Earth. I think it's more along the lines of the Creator(s)

Re: www.gateway.gov.uk

2001-06-12 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 10:10:28PM -0500, Mike Jarvis wrote: Missed Texas by 500 miles? I think not. I was in Houston. Worst place on earth. I most definatly did NOT miss Texas. Houston rocks, although if I moved back it would be to Austin. Houston's humidity (the airborne type, as opposed

Re: Default library paths

2001-06-11 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 10:25:32AM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote: You're very probably stuck. Whilst you can use a hex editor to change strings in the binary, you can't expand the length of those strings, only contract them or retain the same length. However, a solution would be to change

Re: [Possible Job] Perl, Linux

2001-06-09 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Sat, Jun 09, 2001 at 09:56:20AM +0100, Piers Cawley wrote: Dave Hodgkinson [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I don't know about you, but I'm *definitely* fat. Big boned. Nope. BBH, Big Beautiful Hacker? Paul -- Abandon normal instruments

Re: London.pm posting stats

2001-06-09 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Sat, Jun 09, 2001 at 09:57:52PM +0100, Simon Cozens wrote: On Sat, Jun 09, 2001 at 09:10:53PM +0100, Dave Hodgkinson wrote: And how about a signal/noise bias? ;-) The noise *is* signal. It's signal, Jim, but not as we know it. Paul -- Destroy nothing; Destroy the most important thing

Re: London.pm List Weekly Summary 2001-06-04

2001-06-07 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 10:25:17AM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: I didn't get where I am today by saying 'earwig' instead of 'thank you' Might it've helped? P

London.pm posting stats

2001-06-07 Thread Paul Makepeace
** Dave Cross: 762 Jonathan Stowe: 729 *** Robin Szemeti: 586 ** David Cantrell: 563 ** Paul Makepeace: 504 Leon Brocard: 459

Re: Religion

2001-06-06 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Jun 06, 2001 at 11:27:39AM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: because, unlike something actually useful, AV only indexes words in its dictionary. since bax (although semantically significant) is not in its dictioanary it don;t find it. pile of shit. Google is oodlsss better. if you

Re: Tie::Hash::Cannabinol

2001-06-06 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Jun 06, 2001 at 05:10:43AM -0500, Richard Clyne wrote: If you request more items than are in the queue (e.g. lots of empty seats) the queue returns the items in order. If you request less items than are in the queue (Bus almost full) the largest items push through and are selected.

Re: M$ SQueaLServer

2001-06-06 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 02:24:35AM +1000, Ian Brayshaw wrote: Have any of you worked with SQueaLServer with a large DB (multiple terabyte level), serving high volume transactions (read write, of the order of You'd have to be more specific than that. MS's terraserver

Re: tape changes

2001-06-05 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Tue, Jun 05, 2001 at 08:59:32PM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: of a 2gb monthly bandwidth allowance. Oh my lord -- I shift over a gig a day just thru' the freenet node and that's on a crappy DSL line. Remind me to whine less when Pacific [HB]ell messes with the connection... the goodness of

Re: I'm orff

2001-06-05 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Sun, Jun 03, 2001 at 11:15:39AM +0100, Aaron Trevena wrote: as some of you might already know I'm orff to the west country. Red skoi at noit, yer sheeps are aloit. Paul, from Brizzle -- Magnify the most difficult details

Re: BUFFY - SPOILERS , DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN SKY 1 LAST NIGHT

2001-06-05 Thread Paul Makepeace
Neil Ford noted: Quick bit of digging and I've found the following; [Heat Magazine, 19-25 May 2001] The producers of Buffy, Fox TV, have offered ridiculous soundbites to justify switching TV networks in the US. The WB, home to Buffy since it's inception, did not match the passion and vision

Re: [PUB] Possible candidate

2001-05-31 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, May 31, 2001 at 08:29:19AM +0100, Robert Thompson wrote: There's The George and Dragon just south of London Bridge. Easily walkable from LB station or even the City (I used to go there a lot). [snip] And there's and extra point if you can name the SF book it's mentioned in. Well,

Slow disks under linux

2001-05-31 Thread Paul Makepeace
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! Having just compared that with my main server (10K 7.2K SCSIs) that's 10x slower. The thing I

Re: Slow disks under linux

2001-05-31 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, May 31, 2001 at 11:19:28AM +0100, Dave Hodgkinson wrote: What does hdparm have to say? Ah yes, thanks, I remember that from 1997, the last time I used it :-) I switched DMA on both drives (hdparm -d1), and interrupts went down, transfer rate went up and all was good. Now, why do I have

Re: Slow disks under linux

2001-05-31 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, May 31, 2001 at 02:32:58PM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: whistles for quick HD access turned to 'off' .. I tripled the transfer rate on my slaptop by turning DMA and other stuff on ... and it didn;t explode like the manpage said it might. I caved and upgraded to 2.4.5, something I

Re: Slow disks under linux

2001-05-31 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, May 31, 2001 at 04:26:14PM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote: You might need to run a 2nd copy of kwin, like this: % kwin -- display :0.1 (--display) Try that and see if it works... Yes! Thanks. Now to get it to start like that on its own... It's very weird re-learning X after

Re: Slow disks under linux

2001-05-31 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, May 31, 2001 at 04:41:11PM +0100, Mark Fowler wrote: Are you using xinerama (i.e. so your monitors are spliced together into one display?) No, it's KDE2 which seems to split them into separate desktops. The mouse moves between them as though they're one but I can't drag windows back

Re: Slow disks under linux

2001-05-31 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, May 31, 2001 at 04:55:12PM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote: The monitor layout should be controllable from the XF86Config file. Somehow. I haven't tried this though. RTFM. I have, Section ServerLayout Identifier Default Layout Screen Primary

Re: Slow disks under linux

2001-05-31 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, May 31, 2001 at 05:41:45PM +0100, Mark Fowler wrote: On Thu, 31 May 2001, Paul Makepeace wrote: Section ServerLayout Identifier Default Layout Screen Primary Screen Secondary LeftOf Primary InputDevice Generic Keyboard InputDevice Configured Mouse EndSection Look, look, bad

Re: bad greg

2001-05-30 Thread Paul Makepeace
Well, I threatened to write one. ``PremierDNS.com -- this is really a hack: become a registrar with no DNS servers, no billing ability, no employees and not be ICANN registered. This isn't a real business idea but more an integration of existing web services with a neat front-end.''

Re: SQL statements to DB Schema (dia ?)

2001-05-30 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, May 30, 2001 at 06:32:52AM +, Greg Cope wrote: mysqldump) - and I was wondering if there was a super thing that could translate the create table stuff into a diagram I could print, and then look at If this worked on Linux and involved perl and Dia then it would be fab.

Re: Grammar - Class creation

2001-05-29 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Tue, May 29, 2001 at 10:45:59AM +0100, Leon Brocard wrote: [Of course, the reason nobody's done this before is that everyone wants a slightly different interface...] Surely it should be possible to specify the underlying *functionality* of the system and then have a perl source filter (or

Re: Grammar - Class creation

2001-05-29 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Tue, May 29, 2001 at 10:48:54AM +0100, Matthew Byng-Maddick wrote: Not quite, it's a human-readable binary format. All the indexes rely on offsets in the file, and the various fun with the newline conventions mean that in my book, it's a binary format, you can't just go along and edit it

God bless Micro$oft

2001-05-28 Thread Paul Makepeace
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/19239.html Joy. Paul

Odd idiom

2001-05-28 Thread Paul Makepeace
Why do people say inherits from the Foo::Bar manpage and not Foo::Bar module/class? I mean, how can something inherit from a lump of documentation? Is this one of those klutz kult phenomenon or something I'm not in on? :) Paul

Re: wantarray and Tied Hashed

2001-05-25 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, May 24, 2001 at 04:35:52PM +0100, Cross David - dcross wrote: my @array = $h{two}; I bumped into this in 1997 and became convinced list contexts aren't propagated to the effective sub call. If you look at the above line, there's something very odd seeming about it anyway, and it's not

Re: London.pm List Weekly Summary 2001-05-21

2001-05-25 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, May 24, 2001 at 04:25:43PM +, Redvers Davies wrote: That is not strictly true... FMD is not a threat to animal health, the MAFF slaughters are. There was me thinking the threat to animal health was the six inch bolt that gets driven thru' their skulls and ultimately them being

Re: Email Style (was: Re: Election Manifestos)

2001-05-24 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 06:51:26PM -0400, David H. Adler wrote: map g !G perl -MText::Autoformat -eautoformat CR map z !G perl -MText::Autoformat -e 'autoformat{ all = 1 }' CR ...shamelessly stolen, lock stock and barrel from Damian's article in the new TPJ. :-) Cool, thanks.

Re: Email Style (was: Re: Election Manifestos)

2001-05-23 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 12:23:49PM -0400, David H. Adler wrote: You should use Damian's Text::AutoFormat. I just used it to reformat the bit above beginning with Indeed. Lovely thing. Have you integrated into a mail server (module, procmail, whatever) so that it gets cleaned on the way in,

Re: Election Manifestos

2001-05-22 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Tue, May 22, 2001 at 06:49:01PM +0100, Leon Brocard wrote: Cross David - dcross sent the following bits through the ether: [SNIP!] Please fix your mailer to do proper In-Reply-To and References headers. It's really really annoying. I *loathe* Exchange. But they fixed references in

Re: Election Manifestos

2001-05-22 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Tue, May 22, 2001 at 09:14:05PM +0100, Martin Ling wrote: On Tue, May 22, 2001 at 11:11:23AM -0700, Paul Makepeace wrote: I *loathe* Exchange. But they fixed references in 6.0! No, wait, they just introduced a load of Thread-* headers :-( Fucking morons. They just innovated

Re: Long shot

2001-05-21 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, May 21, 2001 at 03:19:20PM +0100, Jonathan Peterson wrote: 1. For some unknown reason it doesn't let you use mail filters on IMAP messages, thereby rendering it completely unsuited to my needs The Mac version does :) But yeah, that's a pain. 2. And this is the really evil one. If

Re: Long shot

2001-05-21 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, May 21, 2001 at 09:50:07PM +0100, Martin Ling wrote: ...but lacks the ability to filter POP messages by headers before downloading. Why the hell can't they get their act together on the same bloody bit of software? And they accuse *us* of forking. Not only that the Outlook and Outlook

Perlish interface to PayPal?

2001-05-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
Anyone aware of an interface either through the web or more directly that will provide the usual paypal facilities through a perl interface? CPAN command=i /paypal/ / didn't get any hits. Paul

Re: Perlish interface to PayPal?

2001-05-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 03:44:13PM +0100, Jonathan Peterson wrote: This (non-perl unix command line tool) might be better than nothing: http://members01.chello.se/hampasfirma/ppsend/ Great, thanks, that's the ticket. Seems like it's a simple WAP/XML interface. For anyone that's curious it

Re: Activestate and Debian

2001-05-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 05:04:21PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: Has anyone tried Activestate's packaged perl 5.6 for Debian? I wouldn't normally consider them, but there's no other packaged 5.6 for Debian- stable. I'd just run -testing. That to me would be less invasive and likely to break

Re: TPC Quiz Team

2001-05-17 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, May 17, 2001 at 09:17:04AM +0100, Cross David - dcross wrote: I need three volunteers to join me in the london.pm team for Jon Orwant's Internet Quiz at The Perl Conference. This is our big chance to get revenge for the injustices of last year. I'll help. Mike Stok and I between

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

2001-05-17 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, May 17, 2001 at 01:27:32AM +0100, Piers Cawley wrote: Delphi rules. Still not as good Interface Builder + Objective C + AppKit + NeXTSTEP... Having used both, I totally disagree. YMMV of course :-) Interface Builder is damn good but plenty of stupid shit in it (why am I setting

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

2001-05-17 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, May 17, 2001 at 12:59:53PM +0200, Philip Newton wrote: Paul Makepeace wrote: The - to . conversion [...] will be a wonderful thing. To be honest, I never understood the point of that conversion. Is it an attempt to make Perl look more like VB? Or like Java? Or trying to save

Re: pc components

2001-05-17 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, May 17, 2001 at 08:12:52PM +0100, Leon Brocard wrote: The same happened to me. I've given up buying things on the Internet. I do all my research on the web, and then head down to Tottenham Court Road to actually buy it. The prices are generally comparable, and you get it *there and

Re: Microsoft.FUKT

2001-05-17 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 10:24:56PM +0200, Niklas Nordebo wrote: As usual, registration can be bypassed by replacing www with channel, ie: http://channel.nytimes.com/2001/05/03/technology/03SOFT.html On similar lines, robots.cnn.com is ad free. E.g.

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

2001-05-16 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, May 16, 2001 at 10:06:22PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: And just to complete my final blasphemy, Visual Basic, may have a shit language behind it, it may have performance problems, it may be very limited and may force you to implement the guts as of any serious program you write as

Re: Enough!

2001-05-15 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 05:00:28PM +0100, Robert Shiels wrote: I have worked as a telemarketer, so feel a bit sorry for them as it's a shit job, so I just say No thanks and hang up. You can buy these little devices that emit a canned request to be removed from the lists which these people are

Re: chocolate was Re: Monitors

2001-05-14 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 12:12:42PM +, Steve Mynott wrote: I have bought US Hersey (sp?) bars in the UK and thought they were Hersey make their products from the ground up bones of dead rats stuck in the wheels of NY subway trains. It's *true*! Paul

Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 10:09:16PM +0100, Chris Heathcote wrote: They seem to have taken anything remotely fun out of chemistry sets these days... And put them into pharmacies... Paul

Re: Enough!

2001-05-14 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 03:31:07PM +, Steve Mynott wrote: Can't you just kill on politics subject? (I will try and use the subject header in my posts anyway so people can) Personally I find discussion of politics more interesting than American TV shows about vampires. Concur. I

Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 06:10:12PM -0400, Piers Cawley wrote: Well, it's thinking like that that keeps the skills gap nice and wide. Hmm... can't be all bad then. Better to quietly allow immigrants across the border, put them in an immigration armlock and then turn a blind eye to them be

Re: 101 uses for an inflatable Tux

2001-05-12 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, May 11, 2001 at 06:42:40PM +0100, Martin Ling wrote: Suggestions also welcome for all of these: http://pkl.net/~martin/lonix-2001-05-10/ Does that come with a Back Orifice? Paul

BOFHs requiring license

2001-05-12 Thread Paul Makepeace
``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? Paul

Re: Monitors

2001-05-11 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, May 11, 2001 at 04:22:04PM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote: How many things do you have on top of your monitor? Five CommTech Star Wars figures -- the type that have a chip with a few voice samples in their base which the reader scans plays. Some of them have defined sequences so placing

Re: Monitors

2001-05-11 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Sat, May 12, 2001 at 12:46:11AM +0100, Simon Cozens wrote: On Fri, May 11, 2001 at 04:22:04PM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote: How many things do you have on top of your monitor? Nothing. If your monitor cost as much as mine, you'd keep it sacrosanct too. All this says is you don't have

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

2001-05-09 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 12:42:40PM +0100, Paul Mison wrote: http://shadowgirl.net/photos/NYC-apr-2001/). Those are great pictures! http://shadowgirl.net/photos/NYC-apr-2001/merkin.html I trust everyone knows what a merkin *really* is... Paul can you tell I live near SF? M

Microsoft.FUKT

2001-05-03 Thread Paul Makepeace
``Microsoft is preparing a broad campaign countering the movement to give away and share software code, arguing that it potentially undermines the intellectual property of countries and companies. At the same time, the company is acknowledging that it is feeling pressure from the freely shared

Re: cocktails

2001-05-03 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 09:34:56PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: Rip, Mix, Burn, unless you're using our latest and greatest operating system which we couldn't be arsed to complete 10.0.2 shipped yesterday and fixed this, fyi... The burn CD button in iTunes is a pulsing

Re: Not Matt's Scripts

2001-05-02 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 10:06:46AM +0100, Matthew Byng-Maddick wrote: was discussion, however, on widnoze, (not sure about vanilla mac (rather than os x)) there is no sensible way to do a queued message. open EMAIL, c:\webmas~1.txt; Paul

Re: US$ bank account

2001-05-02 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 12:24:13PM +0200, Philip Newton wrote: do it, why can't a global e-commerce leading-edge pioneer-type place like Amazon? The mind boggles. Because there aren't any other currencies besides the US $. amazon.co.uk actually uses dollars and so do you. Hey, do they have

Re: US$ bank account

2001-04-30 Thread Paul Makepeace
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? When you're at TPC open a bank account and ask them to have the address in the UK. I've done this

Re: US$ bank account

2001-04-30 Thread Paul Makepeace
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

OS X talk

2001-04-30 Thread Paul Makepeace
Neil Ford wrote: A dedicated OSX list might be a good idea. tada http://www.osxphiles.com/mm/listinfo/osx-talk /tada Today I feel like a monkey that only knows one trick, monkey see, monkey set up mailing list. At least I'm not a fairy. Anyway -- feel free to forward off list. We can always

London.pm@london.pm.org

2001-04-29 Thread Paul Makepeace
Here it is, http://london.pm.org/mailman/listinfo/london.pm http://london.pm.org/pipermail/london.pm/ -- I sent a couple to seed it. So I put in the final tweaks to get exim/mailman working together. (Most of the credit for the setup is to Alex/veeg and jo.) Whether it goes from dircon to

OS X MySQL

2001-04-28 Thread Paul Makepeace
Anyone here have this working on OS X client? The OS X Server one didn't complaining about some pthreads error: # ./scripts/mysql_install_db dyld: ./bin/my_print_defaults can't open library: /usr/lib/libpthread.A.dylib (No such file or directory, errno = 2) I'm trying the source d/l route

Re: MySQL - Oracle wrapper/compat. libs

2001-04-27 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 07:57:04AM +0100, Piers Cawley wrote: David Cantrell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Unfortunately no. You'd have to: LOCK the table SELECT the maximum id currently in use and add one INSERT with that id UNLOCK the table so all your other queries will block

DBD::*-bind_param() ?

2001-04-27 Thread Paul Makepeace
Seems like DBD::Pg and mysql both support bind_param().. but do they really? Checking mysql API docs seems to suggest (unless I'm looking at the beginner version) there aren't any functions to prepare statements. I haven't looked at Postgres. Can anyone confirm/deny? Ah ha! (answering my own

Re: MySQL - Oracle wrapper/compat. libs

2001-04-27 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 09:38:45AM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: but of course .. however the topic was (somewhere along the thread) related to portable methods to try and keep from having to change all the SQL between different db version. Why do this? Unless you're using the db in a toy

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

2001-04-27 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 09:39:18AM +0100, Robert Shiels wrote: Have a look at her right big toe in this, has someone doctored the photo? http://britneyspears.ac/bs/024b.jpg I read press releases that explicitly denied all rumors of any surgical enhancements to Britney's anatomy. HTH :)

Re: DBD::*-bind_param() ?

2001-04-27 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 09:49:33AM +0100, Roger Burton West wrote: Oracle quite a bit - it parses the statement with placeholders and does large amounts of cacheing. Definitely worth it if you're fiddling with large dbs. For postgres it's a lot less important IME. Great, thanks! This is all

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-27 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 02:30:20PM +0100, Jonathan Peterson wrote: I blame majordomo, when's that mailman thing getting here? Actually that's my fault I said I'd look into it about a year ago (or so it feels). I'll do it this weekend. As to whether penderel gets used for this mailing list is

Re: DBD::*-bind_param() ?

2001-04-27 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 11:45:40AM +0100, Leon Brocard wrote: It helps a lot (and is also blindingly easy to benchmark yourself ;-). Clearly says someone who's hasn't installed Oracle recently! [This is after all the point of community lists is to ask questions of others who've already done it

Re: DBD::*-bind_param() ?

2001-04-27 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 11:31:16PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 12:16:32PM -0700, Paul Makepeace wrote: On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 11:45:40AM +0100, Leon Brocard wrote: It helps a lot (and is also blindingly easy to benchmark yourself ;-). Clearly says someone

Re: DBD::*-bind_param() ?

2001-04-27 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Sat, Apr 28, 2001 at 12:09:49AM +0100, Simon Cozens wrote: On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 12:16:32PM -0700, Paul Makepeace wrote: Clearly says someone who's hasn't installed Oracle recently! You can install Oracle now? Wow, they must have really been fixing it of late. OK, so I cheated

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 09:39:45AM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: Flemings Premier Banking 01708 713317 God help you if you put your company into dormancy however. Then they get really arsey since you're not depositing huge amounts of cash into it any more. They unilaterally decided to close my

Re: London.pm List Weekly Summary 2001-04-23

2001-04-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 02:17:01PM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote: Doh! We entirely missed this: http://www.mysql.com/news/article-57.html That's an amusing read! 'spos it legitimises us, but, but! Which links to (not sure if it's working right now):

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 09:02:48PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: Yeah, but only testing it on one browser, ignoring the - what, 30%? - that don't use IE - that's kinda silly. And unprofessional. Sure, the bank Anything that displays in IE will display fine in Opera. Mozilla is OK. Netscape

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 10:04:36PM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: depends dunnit ... Not really, Netscape 4.x sucks. No two ways about it. and height tags) ..it doesnt care about missing /table tags, it handles tables and CSS somewhat better than 4.7 OTOH its so far from being You mean it

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 10:20:35PM +0100, Matthew Byng-Maddick wrote: On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, Paul Makepeace wrote: But, how is it non compliant? And when was 75MB of diskspace an issue? That's about 20p. Where do you get sensible disk (including backup) that cheap? We'd all like to know

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
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

Another Komodo

2001-04-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-200-5729530.html Makes bizarre reading after AS's press releases. (I assume AOL's Komodo is some Mozilla repackaging? Anyone know anything about this?) Paul

Re: Another Komodo

2001-04-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 01:50:34AM +0100, Dean wrote: theregister.co.uk has been running stories about it being used as a possible alternative if AOL decides to stop bundling IE. No technical details though... http://www.betanews.com/article.php3?sid=988225959 has a weensy bit at the last

Re: perlismybitch.com

2001-04-25 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 08:34:19AM +0100, Chris Ball wrote: It's a cute domain. I haven't seen a domain expire and go to back to available in a reasonable period for quite a while, though; they're kept on as expired records for $bignum amount of time. :-) Yeah, I don't know why that is. There

Re: perlismybitch.com

2001-04-25 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 05:51:59PM +0100, Chris Heathcote wrote: on 25/4/01 5:25 pm, Paul Makepeace wrote: If you read the small print they threaten to disconnect service if whois info isn't accurate. Pity you have to supply perfect info for spammers. I think that's fair, like

MySQL - Oracle wrapper/compat. libs

2001-04-24 Thread Paul Makepeace
Here's a perl question (OK, not really).. Is anyone aware of a compatibility/wrapper library which a developer could use to take an app using the MySQL API and with some (ideally) minimal munging turn it into Oracle OCI or Pro*C code? I'm faced with converting a couple of apps that have MySQL

Re: MySQL - Oracle wrapper/compat. libs

2001-04-24 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Tue, Apr 24, 2001 at 12:28:42PM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote: Don't forget that even if you could automatically change the API over, you'd still have to change all the SQL in the API as well. Which is probably just as difficult a task, given how much SQL can vary from product to

Perl Monger spotted in the wild

2001-04-24 Thread Paul Makepeace
Are you DJ Adams? http://www.byte.com/column/BYT20010404S0014 Good, and depressing, article. Paul

perlismybitch.com

2001-04-24 Thread Paul Makepeace
FYI, this domain is about to expire. So if anyone wants it, snag it. I was going to transfer it to bulkregister (my preferred registrar) but simply couldn't be arsed. Paul

Re: BtVS : Best Male

2001-04-20 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, Apr 20, 2001 at 11:02:18AM +0200, Philip Newton wrote: Robin Szemeti wrote: On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, you wrote: Hey, Robin -- remember the "reply to list" feature is on; "you wrote" is not particularly clear :). (In this case, it's Jonathan Stowe, which is significant.) aol/ Yes,

Re: JOB: Anyone still looking?

2001-04-19 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 09:17:22AM +0100, dcross - David Cross wrote: Rate ca. ?22k or equivalent for contract Is that really the going rate for Perl proggers in London? Doesn't seem like much (for reasonable definitions of "progger" :-). Paul

Re: The Natives are Revolting

2001-04-19 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 11:33:53AM +0100, Piers Cawley wrote: http://www.cookwood.com/cgi-bin/lcastro/perlbbs.pl?read=4453 Shame your solution ignored the locking problem... Ha ha, we both just posted simultaneously -- I think between our posts we should have *that* problem sorted.

Re: JOB: Anyone still looking?

2001-04-19 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 12:01:10PM +0100, Leo Lapworth wrote: I'm glad to say I am now employed *cheer*. Was a rather nice birthday present to get today. "Congratulations" x 2! Leo Funny name for an Aries :-) Oh well, fire sign all the same. Paul, 10th Apr.

Re: Komodo

2001-04-19 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 01:46:03PM +0100, Piers Cawley wrote: Works with Objective C too. Which is still (for my money) the best way of messing with the NeXTSTEP object model. s/best/only/ Paul

Re: Komodo

2001-04-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Tue, Apr 17, 2001 at 07:12:32PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: Rip, Mix, Burn, unless you're using our latest and greatest operating system which we couldn't be arsed to complete You mean, "...if you choose to install an OS over the one we're actually supporting for those

Re: Komodo

2001-04-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 10:52:58AM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: actually supporting for those operations"? No, I mean "unless you're using our latest and greatest operating system which, despite us only supporting a limited number of systems to make it This is specious. The ad is running

Broadcast datagrams

2001-04-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
Anyone hackers here sent broadcast packets? I think this is how you do it: #!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use Socket; my $dst = inet_aton("172.30.255.255"); socket(SOCKET, PF_INET, SOCK_DGRAM, getprotobyname("udp")) or die "socket: $!"; setsockopt(SOCKET, SOL_SOCKET, SO_BROADCAST,

Re: Komodo

2001-04-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 11:12:30AM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: if it doesn't work on a standard Perl install its dead in the water IMHO FWIW, I agree. Not only that, if it conflicts with existing distribution's package management that'd be a nightmare. Paul

Re: Komodo

2001-04-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 11:44:38AM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: The iMac is one of the platforms supported by OS X. One has to assume anyone installing an OS over a different is intelligent enough to read the caveats. In fact, CD burning doesn't work under OS X on *any* machine and isn't

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