Re: Technical Meeting - 21st June

2001-06-19 Thread Piers Cawley
it (have to check something), I'll give a little update on the new web site. Bugger. I definitely can't make it. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: (Open|Net)BSD local root exploit

2001-06-18 Thread Piers Cawley
. And he looked surprised when I asked for a receipt. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: YAPC::Europe Registration

2001-06-12 Thread Piers Cawley
). Result. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: Some pretty pictures ...

2001-06-11 Thread Piers Cawley
may lead to fuzzyness and light trails. Really pretty pics: http://www.well.com/user/pdcawley/misc_images/ But I may be biased. There are no London.pmers in those though. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: Some pretty pictures ...

2001-06-11 Thread Piers Cawley
Paul Mison [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On 11/06/2001 at 11:10 +0100, Piers Cawley wrote: Paul Mison [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: http://husk.org/perl/pics/ http://www.well.com/user/pdcawley/misc_images/ But I may be biased. Nah, they are nice. But you've been selective, Of course

Re: Some pretty pictures ...

2001-06-11 Thread Piers Cawley
Tony Bowden [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 12:23:26PM +0100, Piers Cawley wrote: Just thinking about why they are your favourites and what you did to make the image will improve your general photography. Certainly my contacts sheets have got generally better as I've

Re: [Possible Job] Perl, Linux

2001-06-11 Thread Piers Cawley
Philip Newton [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Piers Cawley wrote: I don't know about you, but I'm *definitely* fat. 4XL, innit? (Remembering you at yapc::Europe:19100 at the T-shirt stand, wondering whether even to bother looking at them.) 4XL Tall acksherly. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative

Re: [Possible Job] Perl, Linux

2001-06-09 Thread Piers Cawley
Dave Hodgkinson [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I don't know about you, but I'm *definitely* fat. Big boned. Nope. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: [Possible Job] Perl, Linux

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

Re: rewind elector

2001-06-08 Thread Piers Cawley
want to live in London. Thanks for that. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: JOB: Eng. Proj Management

2001-06-08 Thread Piers Cawley
Jonathan Peterson [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: A reasonably reliable headhunter I've dealt with in the past is looking for technical project managers for new web company. Let me know if interested... Hmm... I wonder if I could morph... Bet that's a permie thing isn't it? -- Piers Cawley

Re: [Possible Job] Perl, Linux

2001-06-07 Thread Piers Cawley
lot still looking for jobs? I presume that this is a permie thing? -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: Religion

2001-06-03 Thread Piers Cawley
have this feeling that maybe we ought to get a Morris Side together for next years Jack in the Green festival in Hastings, No way on this planet am I morris dancing. Not that I object to watching other fools doing it, but exercise and me don't go well together. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative

Re: General Election

2001-06-03 Thread Piers Cawley
to their own I suppose. Look, I'm not saying Bragg's voice is pretty. But his pitching is accurate, his tunes are good, his songwriting is immaculate and you can tell what he's singing. Same goes for his Bobness too come to that. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: General Election

2001-06-03 Thread Piers Cawley
Barbie [easynet] [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: From: Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] Look, I'm not saying Bragg's voice is pretty. But his pitching is accurate, his tunes are good, his songwriting is immaculate and you can tell what he's singing. Same goes for his Bobness too come

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Piers Cawley
a bed again, what with the Iterative meeting the next day... -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: crazy golf

2001-06-01 Thread Piers Cawley
* older holiday than that. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Piers Cawley
the foreman's job at last. Or The people's flag is deepest puce with fleurs de lys in pale chartreuse -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Piers Cawley
the hell do you fit it to The White Cockade? No matter how I try it it still sounds bloody ugly. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: crazy golf

2001-06-01 Thread Piers Cawley
weren't lying about the Celts (Though why would they want to do that?) -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: General Election

2001-06-01 Thread Piers Cawley
try using your ears. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: bad greg

2001-05-31 Thread Piers Cawley
sent when I got home. 100 x I must check the spelling of people's surnames before hitting send I think you'll find that that only works if you do it the other way around. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: LAMP in Amsterdam anyone?

2001-05-31 Thread Piers Cawley
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. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative

Re: wantarray and Tied Hashed

2001-05-25 Thread Piers Cawley
that I'm a BAD MAN who is trying to PERVERT PERL in NASTY WAYS. No, you're confusing yourself with Damian :-) [FX: points to Symbol::Approx::Sub] Are you *quite* sure about that? -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: Tie::Hash::Regex vs Tie::RegexpHash

2001-05-25 Thread Piers Cawley
::Hash::Conway Presumably this will lead to a load of gags about not wanting to go too far from his stash? -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

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

2001-05-24 Thread Piers Cawley
Damian Conway [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Damian is so cool... The next version of Text::Autoformat (which should be out before TPC5) will also leave header lines and sigs unmolested, making it truly useful for email tidying. Huzzah! -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Piers Cawley
it to the film fest anyway... Er... -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Piers Cawley
Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Piers Cawley wrote: And if anyone has a half decent copy of _Better Off Dead_ (early John Cusack film) I'd be *very* happy to see it again. Even though it's not quite in this genre, and I won't be making it to the film fest anyway... No but I

Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Piers Cawley
Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Piers Cawley wrote: And if anyone has a half decent copy of _Better Off Dead_ (early John Cusack film) I'd be *very* happy to see it again. Even though it's not quite in this genre, and I won't

Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Piers Cawley
comedy, on a road trip. Quite a few good one liners. John Cusack being John Cusack very well. Zuniga being Zuniga, also very well. Oh, hang on. Has it got Tim Robbins in it as well? If so I *have* seen it and it's bloody good. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

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

2001-05-24 Thread Piers Cawley
are. Well, up to a point. Dramatic reduction in yield + high chance of infertility == significant (indirect) risk to animal's health. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: O'Reilly Safari - anyone use it?

2001-05-22 Thread Piers Cawley
else equally lovely, then well done Mr Adler. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: FHM Top 100 Sexiest Women

2001-05-21 Thread Piers Cawley
Neil Ford [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Mon, May 21, 2001 at 01:26:43PM +0100, Lucy McWilliam wrote: On 20 May 2001, Piers Cawley wrote: Neil Ford [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Just picked up the latest FHM to check out the above mentioned list... The interesting bits

Re: TPC talk practice / technical meet

2001-05-21 Thread Piers Cawley
. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

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

2001-05-20 Thread Piers Cawley
Dave Cross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: At 00:06 20/05/2001, James Powell wrote: On Sun, May 20, 2001 at 12:00:38AM +0100, Piers Cawley wrote: Neil Ford [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Just picked up the latest FHM to check out the above mentioned list... The interesting bits

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

2001-05-17 Thread Piers Cawley
thinking Why isn't this as good as Interface Builder is on NeXTSTEP? Actually, I find myself thinking that when I use almost any IDE... -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

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

2001-05-17 Thread Piers Cawley
that, Object Pascal is possibly one of the best practical OO languages in existence. Their component model just rocks. And their editor is fantastic. Delphi rules. Still not as good Interface Builder + Objective C + AppKit + NeXTSTEP... -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: BOFHs requiring license

2001-05-14 Thread Piers Cawley
vote on the affairs of England and Westminster but not vice versa I thought the Scots Nats were vaguely good about not voting on stuff that didn't affect Scotland. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: BOFHs requiring license

2001-05-14 Thread Piers Cawley
Simon Cozens [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 10:37:23AM +0100, Cross David - dcross wrote: Here's a pretty fundamental issue. Why do so many people seem to think that low taxes are good? Rule one, man, rule one. What? Always be wary of smiling old men? -- Piers

Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Piers Cawley
of generic vocational training... And while I'm about it, can I please kill anyone who complains that our universities are 'too elitist?'. Excuse me? I thought that was the whole point. Ahem. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Piers Cawley
how, pray, do I opt out of the international oil companies' cartel? use the tube and electric trains? Most power stations aren't oil fired AFAIK. No, they're gas fired. And who owns the gas rigs? -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Piers Cawley
Roger Burton West [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 02:10:56PM -0400, Piers Cawley wrote: And while I'm about it, can I please kill anyone who complains that our universities are 'too elitist?'. Excuse me? I thought that was the whole point. Oh, that's easy. - Being

Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Piers Cawley
that more than half of schools get above average results. Depends on which average. It's *possible* for more than half the schools to get results above the mean. But it does mean you need some really AWFUL schools to pull the average down... -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Piers Cawley
Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Mon, 14 May 2001, you wrote: But it does mean you need some really AWFUL schools to pull the average down... AIUI suitable arrangments have been put in place to enable this to happen. I intended to leave that implicit. -- Piers Cawley

Re: O Brother (was Re: Buffy musings ...)

2001-05-12 Thread Piers Cawley
Nathan Torkington [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Piers Cawley writes: I'm trying to work out if I was bowled over by 'Go to sleep pretty baby' because of the song or the visuals... Ob Porn: You can see a nipple and curve of a breast through a wet shirt if you look in the right place

Re: Movies (was Re: Buffy musings ...)

2001-05-12 Thread Piers Cawley
prefer the gentler, old timey stuff. I'd rather hear a banjo played clawhammer style than plucked any day of the week. Sara Gray is about the best player in this style I've heard over here... -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: Traditional music (was Re: Movies (was Re: Buffy musings ...))

2001-05-12 Thread Piers Cawley
. I'm looking forward to the release of that. DA Pennebaker. On the subject of music (despite the Subject: of movies) ... anyone here into trad. Irish instrumental music? I prefer trad English. And I really prefer trad. English vocal, preferably without instruments... -- Piers Cawley

Re: Movies (was Re: Buffy musings ...)

2001-05-12 Thread Piers Cawley
* irish... So you don't like English traditional music then. Shame. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: Dim Sum?

2001-05-12 Thread Piers Cawley
it's like. And the women they provided (hmm, think I'm going too far ?) Yup. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: Irish music (was RE: Movies (was Re: Buffy musings ...))

2001-05-12 Thread Piers Cawley
. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: Irish music (was RE: Movies (was Re: Buffy musings ...))

2001-05-12 Thread Piers Cawley
://www.riceholm.demon.co.uk/ We decided not to go. Worked on the website instead. What fun. Not. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: see attachment

2001-05-12 Thread Piers Cawley
Space meets Blade Runner meets Austin Powers? meets Buckaroo Banzai. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: see attachment

2001-05-12 Thread Piers Cawley
three pages, up to the line about pizza, cut slightly and narrated in a deadpan style against some suitably badass footage would make an absolutely superb start to a movie. They make a pretty spiffing start to a book too. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: Buffy musings ...

2001-05-09 Thread Piers Cawley
Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: * Piers Cawley ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: And while we are on the old films chestnut, my current recommendation is 'O Brother, where art thou?', excellent film. Oh yes. Truly fantastic. Must buy

Re: sing if you're happy that way

2001-05-08 Thread Piers Cawley
Matthew Jones [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Wisty - next T-shirt please: use strict is gay Hey, that's perl6 compliant. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: Buffy musings ...

2001-05-08 Thread Piers Cawley
their agents now. For the London.pm bof I take it? -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: Apocalypse Two

2001-05-04 Thread Piers Cawley
to concatenate?/ :) Don't miss the smiley, I don't actually care. I'm really looking forward to apoc9, multi-dimensional slices makes my brain water. Properties are already looking pretty scary. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: More revolting natives

2001-05-04 Thread Piers Cawley
come from Scotland. And you speak English so well!). ;-) My wife's aunt married a GI. When she was introduced to some of his relative she was complimented on how good her English was. Yes, I learnt it on the boat coming over. And they believed her. -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: Native Code Experts

2001-05-04 Thread Piers Cawley
so much since Date::MMDDYY... -- Piers Cawley www.iterative-software.com

Re: Komodo

2001-04-19 Thread Piers Cawley
Paul Mison [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On 18/04/2001 at 16:36 +0100, Dean wrote: Does OS X come with GNU tools like GCC and make then? Yes, but they're not installed by default. (I can't remember if the 'BSD subsystem' is installed by default either though.) It comes on a seperate CD within

Re: The Natives are Revolting

2001-04-19 Thread Piers Cawley
Dave Cross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Remember the Liz Castro BBS that I was talking about a few weeks ago. Simon mentioned that a couple of the natives were getting restless and seemed uncomfortable with me being there. Well, one of them has finally snapped and is currently having a real

Re: Komodo

2001-04-19 Thread Piers Cawley
David Cantrell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 10:56:51AM +0100, Piers Cawley wrote: Paul Mison [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: You also get ProjectBuilder IDE. http://developer.apple.com/tools/projectbuilder/ Which is very nice. Or at least it was, back when

Re: Komodo

2001-04-19 Thread Piers Cawley
Simon Cozens [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 11:02:03AM +0100, Piers Cawley wrote: Then you're missing half the fun. Seriously. M-x compile was the reason I started using emacs in the first place. And I \N{WHITE HEART SUIT} M-x gdb Oh, yes, baby. And M-x ediff

Re: The Natives are Revolting

2001-04-19 Thread Piers Cawley
dcross - David Cross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: From: Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 11:34 AM Dave Cross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Remember the Liz Castro BBS that I was talking about a few weeks ago. Simon mentioned that a couple of the natives were

Re: (Don't Laugh) Buying PGP

2001-04-19 Thread Piers Cawley
dcross - David Cross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: PGP isn't free for commerical use. You're supposed to buy a license. When our purchasing department here approached NAI to buy one, they were told the the Unix (server) version was 27,000 and the Windows version was 657. Stick it on a Win2K

Re: BBC was Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-19 Thread Piers Cawley
Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I think it likely that the licence fee will go. It would be a popular move with the Great Unwashed. ( who seem happy to spend 400 quid a year on a Sky subscription ), so I can see the BBC being released from its licence fee. This would have huge

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

2001-04-13 Thread Piers Cawley
Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: ooh .. that reminds me .. the Census man has just dropped a form in .. I didn't reallise it was this year .. excellent .. now dont forget .. your religion is 'Jedi' ok ? putting jedi is a bad idea its you letting the shoreditch lot win Viral

Re: Technical Meeting - 19th April

2001-04-10 Thread Piers Cawley
jo walsh [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Last Thursday I bullied^Wasked some people to consider doing talks for us, but I can't remember who they were. This is your opportunity to step forward. i recall promising to do 20 minutes on '101 fun things to do with Tangram', or something like

Re: Torvalds not impressed with OS X

2001-04-10 Thread Piers Cawley
Jonathan Stowe [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Mon, 9 Apr 2001, Chris Devers wrote: At 08:22 AM 9.4.2001 +, Robin Szemeti wrote: personally the ultimate task of any minimise/restore function should be to get a window on or off the dispaly as fast as possible ... slowly attempting

Re: sub BEGIN {}

2001-04-07 Thread Piers Cawley
David Cantrell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 07:10:02PM +0100, Simon Cozens wrote: On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 02:54:25PM +0100, Martin Ling wrote: Grr. I don't *want* to turn into an elitist wanker I seem to solve this by being one all along... 'Elitist' implies to

Re: Mmm... Perl 5+i

2001-04-07 Thread Piers Cawley
Philip Newton [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Piers Cawley wrote: I'm really liking Damian's work on this. Favourite so far: %new_hash = map {yield munge_key($_); munge_value($_)} %a_hash ^ Looks like someone's been doing too much Ruby to me Yield

Re: Torvalds not impressed with OS X

2001-04-07 Thread Piers Cawley
Paul Makepeace [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: http://www.msnbc.com/news/555930.asp Sadly, lacking on details. Paul, who still likes it. 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

Mmm... Perl 5+i

2001-04-04 Thread Piers Cawley
I'm really liking Damian's work on this. Favourite so far: %new_hash = map {yield munge_key($_); munge_value($_)} %a_hash That's glorious that is... -- Piers

Re: Buffy

2001-04-02 Thread Piers Cawley
Leon Brocard [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Robin Szemeti sent the following bits through the ether: was there not a recent thread regarding a module on CPAN and someone said somehting along the lines of ' we need review of modules before they get onto CPAN...' :) OKOK, and you'd have a

Re: Job: I'm looking for one..

2001-03-29 Thread Piers Cawley
Robin Houston [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 08:08:00PM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Paul Makepeace wrote: Can Perl do distributed database transactions? probably .. simple multi threaded app, fork a few child processes, establish the odd DBI

Re: Job: I'm looking for one..

2001-03-29 Thread Piers Cawley
Greg Cope [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Robin Szemeti wrote: On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, you wrote: On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 01:23:01PM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: I concur. There is simply too much of the important stuff missing from Java to make it useable for web content delivery as

Re: Job: I'm looking for one..

2001-03-29 Thread Piers Cawley
Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: * Piers Cawley ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Hmm... Given that big business seems to have bought some of the ideas of 'Just In Time' stock holding and delivery type stuff, maybe the time has come to start pushing Perl and open source programming

Re: Job: I'm looking for one..

2001-03-29 Thread Piers Cawley
Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: * Matthew Byng-Maddick ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Greg McCarroll wrote: * Simon Cozens ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 08:47:03PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: I suggest (with Dave Cross' blessing),

Re: Job: I'm looking for one..

2001-03-29 Thread Piers Cawley
Dave Cross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: At 21:24 28/03/2001, you wrote: On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 02:58:36PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: Also i think the lack of Perl certification, is one of the biggest problems with Perl work in london, Are employers there too stupid to read CVs? Or too

Re: Perl Certification Drive

2001-03-29 Thread Piers Cawley
"Jonathan Peterson" [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I think the money aspect is very important. This isn't YAS, it's supposed to be a professional qualification for professional programmers. 300 sounds like a good number for me. "If it only costs a fiver then what good can it be" will be

Re: Job: I'm looking for one..

2001-03-28 Thread Piers Cawley
"Jonathan Peterson" [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: The recent .com crash has had many desirable effects as well as undesirable ones, and one of these is the devaluation in hype in .com related technologies. An awful lot of the value of the big packages is based on future value - "You don't need

Re: Social Meeting (fwd)

2001-03-28 Thread Piers Cawley
David Cantrell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 09:04:56PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: Hush now brother, contain thy enthusiasm, others are still not ready for the way of the heretic. We must consider them - they are the sheep that may prefer their 2 half pints of

Re: Job: I'm looking for one..

2001-03-28 Thread Piers Cawley
Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, you wrote: On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 09:26:38PM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: (my pseudo-transaction scheme for MySQL is basically : .. do this and return a closure to undo it if I to .. bung the closures in an array ..

Re: mmm ... toys ..

2001-03-27 Thread Piers Cawley
James Powell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Tue, Mar 27, 2001 at 01:59:18AM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: mmm .. by some dint of fate I appear to be the proud owner of a rather nice new Dell laptop. Bit slow ( 850mhz P3 ) and 128 mb of ram is hardly enough to run Vi in is it .. a

Re: Job: I'm looking for one..

2001-03-26 Thread Piers Cawley
Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: y* Simon Cozens ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 11:41:33PM +0100, Aaron Trevena wrote: On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, Roger Burton West wrote: Just to let you all know I'm on the market again. Me too. er.. and me. Who was

Re: ISO8601 [was] Re: Pointless, Badly-Written Module.

2001-03-22 Thread Piers Cawley
Andrew Bowman [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: In Iceland they append 'son' for sons and 'dottir' for daughters - hence Magnus Magnusson is the son of Magnus, whilst Sally Magnusson would, in Iceland at least, be Sally Magnusdottir. I used to work with an Icelandic chap who told me that the Rekjavik

Re: ISO8601 [was] Re: Pointless, Badly-Written Module.

2001-03-21 Thread Piers Cawley
"Jonathan Peterson" [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: This site seems to confirm it tho: http://www.saqqara.demon.co.uk/datefmt.htm Hmmm, 11 reasons to use this format: 5 of these reasons are "Because it makes it easier for me to write software if you do" which don't carry much weight

Re: Matt's Scripts

2001-03-14 Thread Piers Cawley
Mark Fowler [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Finding out where perl is parody Stop, stop, this script archive is not ready yet! Where are the Hello world examples? Where are the detailed instructions? And why are you actually working on these scripts yet! /parody You're all getting

Re: Damian's Diary

2001-03-13 Thread Piers Cawley
, perhaps, is The presence of Piers Cawley, Dave Cross, Greg McCarroll, Lon Brocard, and Tony Bowden also meant that at that one gathering I was able to spend time with the contributers of over half my YAS grant. It was very humbling to think that this community of clever

Re: London.pm List Weekly Summary 2001-02-26

2001-03-02 Thread Piers Cawley
Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: * Philip Newton ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Greg McCarroll wrote: * Simon Wistow ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: This summary has been bought to you by the letters Alpha, Beta and Gamma, the numbers 1,3,5,7 all superimposed and the colour

Re: Last Night

2001-02-27 Thread Piers Cawley
Dominic Mitchell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Tue, Feb 27, 2001 at 04:38:49AM -0500, Dave Cross wrote: p.s. And don't get me started on my nightmare journey. I thought that all night buses went thru Trafalgar Sq - the N19 doesn't :( Ugh. At least I got on the right end of the train and

Re: lvalue subroutines

2001-02-27 Thread Piers Cawley
"Ian Brayshaw" [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Hi, Given the following lvalue subroutine sub mysub : lvalue { $value; } is there any way for mysub() to be able to determine that it was called in an lvalue context? No. If you need to know that sort of thing, you

Re: geek football

2001-02-27 Thread Piers Cawley
Mike Jarvis [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Tuesday, February 27, 2001, 11:54:15 AM, Hamlet D'Arcy wrote: HDA As an American in the audience of Quantum::Superpositions last night I have HDA one question. HDA What in the world is a 'geek football pool'? Just be glad they didn't start

Re: lvalue subroutines

2001-02-27 Thread Piers Cawley
Robin Houston [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Tue, Feb 27, 2001 at 10:50:26PM +1100, Ian Brayshaw wrote: Given the following lvalue subroutine sub mysub : lvalue { $value; } is there any way for mysub() to be able to determine that it was called in an lvalue

Re: lvalue subroutines

2001-02-27 Thread Piers Cawley
David Cantrell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Tue, Feb 27, 2001 at 01:46:49PM +, Piers Cawley wrote: That's almost as good as ()^0.5. I was thinking about that on the way to work. AIUI, square roots apply to numbers, so how can you have a square root of something that isn't

Re: Do what I mean!

2001-02-27 Thread Piers Cawley
Steve Mynott [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: We can reason that there is a Perl Core that spans multiple dimensions so there must be a finite probability that there is one. Somewhere. Possibly in a galaxy, far far away. Actually some of the quantum

Re: No http://london.pm/ :-(

2001-02-24 Thread Piers Cawley
Dominic Mitchell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Fri, Feb 23, 2001 at 10:15:27AM +, Michael Stevens wrote: On Fri, Feb 23, 2001 at 10:06:07AM +, Paul Mison wrote: On 22/02/2001 at 16:24 +, Dave Cross wrote: IIRC we also investigated the possibility of registering pm.org.uk,

Re: Testing .. but not as I know it

2001-02-14 Thread Piers Cawley
Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Tue, 13 Feb 2001, you wrote: to wit, testing of object based modules. Firstly what do people generally use for this? Test::Unit ?? or is there something more freindly out there? Test::Unit *almost* does the right thing, but looking

Re: NY invasion, was Re: Conway Hall

2001-02-12 Thread Piers Cawley
Paul Mison [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On 12/02/2001 at 19:59 +, David H. Adler wrote: On Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 07:37:14PM +, Paul Mison wrote: On 12/02/2001 at 19:36 +, Greg McCarroll wrote: David H. Adler ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Well, now that you have something to

Re: NY invasion, was Re: Conway Hall

2001-02-12 Thread Piers Cawley
"Mike Jarvis" [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: David H. Adler wrote: On Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 04:32:08PM -0500, Mike Jarvis wrote: When looking at cost, remember what hotel rates in NYC are like (almost as bad as London). You can easily pay US$250/night for a room that you would

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