Re: Technical Meeting - 21st June

2001-06-19 Thread Redvers Davies
Oh... er... it's only three days to the technical meeting and so far I don't seem to have any talks for it. Err, I have to produce 3 hours of material so I don't think that the technical meeting would be the right place for it. Apart from that it isn't finished yet. If there is another

Re: *Buffy's Not Included

2001-06-14 Thread Redvers Davies
CSV is an option - except that an awful lot of the data will need to be escaped out before it goes into the file, and I would rather only have to do when its rendered out to the browser. Unfortunately I'm not allowed to make use of the database - it is a requirement that this particular

Re: *Buffy's Not Included

2001-06-14 Thread Redvers Davies
Sounds like you need DBD::CSV. Note to self... read all replies in a thread to make sure you don't provide redundant information.

Re: YAPC::Europe

2001-06-14 Thread Redvers Davies
So how many people are bringing partners to YAPC::Europe? Mine will have emmigrated by then, so no. If anything goes wrong, then yes.

Re: YAPC::Europe

2001-06-14 Thread Redvers Davies
Well at least its not due to the entry fee and if its a matter of accomodation cost, ask on the list for somewhere to crash. Plane tickets are currently 37 quid return via easyjet... Thats why you should come to YAPC::Europe and meet the monger of your dreams ;-) Indeed... see them in

Re: YAPC::Europe Registration

2001-06-12 Thread Redvers Davies
I got lucky. They didn't want the Perl Proverbs talk (which I'd have to write), but they did want 12 step (which I busk). Result. Busk... What a wonderful turn of phrase ;)

Re: Default library paths

2001-06-12 Thread Redvers Davies
There's a couple of reasonable hex editors out there, but I usually just tend to use M-x hexl-find-file in emacs. If you're a vim user, see xxd(1). or bvi (Binary vi)

Re: Upcoming technical meeting

2001-06-09 Thread Redvers Davies
We'll start at about 7pm and people will be practiving TPC and YAPC::E talks. I'll be there... btw, has anyone heard back from the YAPC::Europe peeps about which papers have been accepted?... or have any idea when the list will be published. [1] Red

Re: M$ SQueaLServer

2001-06-06 Thread Redvers Davies
I didn't even reallise you could get NT for serious mips .. I though it only ran on likkle PC things ... The transactions world record sadly is held by M$ at the moment. Red

Re: crazy golf

2001-06-04 Thread Redvers Davies
Assuming you're not a Masai tribesperson. And assuming that the Romans weren't lying about the Celts (Though why would they want to do that?) It would seem to me to be counter-productive. If you want to conquer a country you don't spread rumours that they drink their victims blood.

Re: crazy golf

2001-06-01 Thread Redvers Davies
I find it strange that the only surviving English/British religion, Nah, you want an interesting old religion, look at the Celts. Drinking blood has gone out of style though...

Re: [PUB] Possible candidate

2001-05-31 Thread Redvers Davies
I like PO a lot. I can agree with this. Central, nice food, holds a lot of people. Well, for everyone that likes there is an equal and opersite number of those who dislike. I really don't like the PO... We need somewhere which is quieter although I can't think of anywhere at the moment.

Re: Slow disks under linux

2001-05-31 Thread Redvers Davies
KDE2's Konqueror browser is really, really impressive. Wow! Seems quicker and less crashy than Mozilla. Now if only it played Flash and Quicktime movies... Mine does flash...

Re: Y::E accomodation

2001-05-30 Thread Redvers Davies
dunno if this is useful .. but if possible, try and avoid hotels that are only prepared to take bookings for 1 hour slots. Indeed. I will probably use my usual hotel in Amsterdam as it is nice, quiet, 15 mins from the centre by Tram and (my favorite bit) - every room has a Jaccuzi[1]. Red

Talks and Stuff

2001-05-30 Thread Redvers Davies
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. Regards, Red

Re: Y::E accomodation

2001-05-30 Thread Redvers Davies
and the name of this hotel would be . ? Sorry... The Bilderberg Garden Hotel. lastmin.com do bookings for it.

Buffy moves to London to do Eastenders

2001-05-28 Thread Redvers Davies
Well, not quite... but nearly: http://www.bbc.co.uk/eastenders/features/exclusive.shtml

Re: [OT] Food exports?

2001-05-28 Thread Redvers Davies
A sign at Barcelona airport says that passengers to GB and Netherlands I went to Barcelona during the height of FMD. They told us on the plane that we were going to be sterilised on arrival. (Poor choice of words there methinks). I bought non-milk xocolate with my remaining pesetas. Who

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

2001-05-24 Thread Redvers Davies
http://www.maff.gov.uk/animalh/int-trde/misc/foot/flyer.pdf About that flyer... FMD presents no risks to humans but is a serious threat to animal health. That is not strictly true... FMD is not a threat to animal health, the MAFF slaughters are.

Re: O'Reilly Safari - anyone use it?

2001-05-21 Thread Redvers Davies
I object to paying 3.99 gbp (for a single), or 12.99gbp (for an album track) to just get one song. However, if I hear another track from those artists, and like it, I will probably get the full album. Then exercise your right not to buy it - then don't steal it. You don't have a divine right

Re: Company Name

2001-04-26 Thread Redvers Davies
. So, Redvers Davies Ltd or Name Based names were always out the window for me. Red

Re: Crazy Idea

2001-04-04 Thread Redvers Davies
We once had a nuts teacher at school who let some 12-year-old kid (whose dad Pah, I was allowed to bring my 12 bore shotgun into school for a presentation for gcse english. They just asked that I didn't bring in any amunition with it ;) In the end I brought in live ammunition and no shotgun

Re: when are we going to see the caaaamels

2001-04-03 Thread Redvers Davies
I anyone thinks they owe for a slice, plesae let me know. I owe you for 1-2 slices.

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

2001-03-30 Thread Redvers Davies
nslookup deprecated? Rats. Good riddence. Yes, it's useful. I like nslookup. (Plus I feel that dig is pretty verbose, but maybe there's a flag to control that that I've been too lazy to look for.) I guess it depends on application. If you need to know the nuts and bolts of a query, use

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

2001-03-21 Thread Redvers Davies
LASTNAME, [FIRSTNAME|FIRST INITIAL] and if you don't have a last name??? I have three friends who are surnameless... their credit cards have a "." as a surname because the bank computers couldn't handle a lack of surname.

Re: Matt's Scripts Projects

2001-03-20 Thread Redvers Davies
All this is pre-ir35: as a employee of a limited company you would be paid national minimum wage (4 quid an hour) .. you pay NIC and tax on that ... (minimal) .. you claim expenses off the (ie your own) company for all the driving around you do and having to buy things and accomodation whilst

Re: Strange Request

2001-03-13 Thread Redvers Davies
No, but it's run by Matt. That's a list of CGI scripts written by loads of people - there are even some old embarrassments of mine in there :-/ You know we are all scrambling to find it now ;)

Re: Strange Request

2001-03-13 Thread Redvers Davies
I've just seen a downside to the "no non-standard modules" rule, which is that we'll have to send all mail by piping to sendmail. And that really hits your cross-platform compatibility. Is IO::Socket cross platform?

Re: Matt's Scripts

2001-03-13 Thread Redvers Davies
*need* to configure #!. #!/bin/sh *ducks*

Re: Last Night

2001-02-27 Thread Redvers Davies
Morse Code, just to something that _looks_ like Morse Code. I'm glad you said that cos when I was in the audience I couldn't match up what I saw with what the program was (although I only got as far as character 3 so assumed there was some kind of preamble). Mind you, I only do 15-20wpm

Re: Xinerama

2001-02-12 Thread Redvers Davies
This tool is great fun in a computer room full of unsheathed X terminals. :-) What a wonderfull turn of phrase ;)

Re: Last Night

2001-02-05 Thread Redvers Davies
Really? Mine says "Marvellously hostile staff", "rudest restaurant in the world", "madhouse", "the abuse gimmick". Golden Dragon all the way! They are not rude - its a lie. The correct term I think is apathetic. However, don't expect eye contact while taking the order (they will be watching

Re: previous jobs

2001-02-05 Thread Redvers Davies
Dammit, we are *not* third world! Highest rate of child poverty in the developed world. An estimated 40% of the population have no healthcare.

Re: previous jobs

2001-02-05 Thread Redvers Davies
That's 'cause we have lousy dictators... I think its cultural - and I think its a trend we are seeing all over the world. The saddest manifestation of that I saw was with GW Bush's inaugaration speech when he talked about improving schools, improving this, doing that and lowering taxes.

Re: Last Night

2001-02-02 Thread Redvers Davies
I'm going to find out if we can have the upstairs bar of the Albemarle on Dover St. It's sufficiently small that we should be able to have it to ourselves, but sufficiently large that we won't be crowded. They do good beer and I'm fairly certain they do food in the evenings. I'm biased -

Re: Last Night

2001-02-02 Thread Redvers Davies
The TVRs were 34 quid each but had about 8 shots of vodka and 8 shots of tequila in and 6 cans of redbull. Ok, I've heard of TVR's but yet to see one. Would someone like to give me an idea as to how many of these things are meant to be consumed by how many people. How is it presented? The

Re: Last Night

2001-02-02 Thread Redvers Davies
It took me 3 hours to get home :-( It took me 2 hours (via Wong Kei, BBQ pork noodle soup, Hot Duck with plum sause).

Re: Last Night

2001-02-02 Thread Redvers Davies
plum sause). s/ause/auce/ to work even, not home so its not the same so pretend I didn't write this.

Re: previous jobs

2001-02-01 Thread Redvers Davies
so who else has had cool non-IT jobs in the past? Security guard at a site which was under constant threat from animal rights bombers. with the name and we need to ``leverage'' it (sorry) now in all aspects of the company, from sales/marketting to programming Hmmm, skills... A healthy

Re: Perl Books

2001-02-01 Thread Redvers Davies
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. I concur. I was lucky enough to get a look at the copy that Dave Cross had at

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

2001-01-26 Thread Redvers Davies
Under FreeBSD, you've got sendmail-wrapper instead, which you can configure to point to any installed file. Linux has that too - its called a symbolic link: tonkatsu:~# ls -al /usr/lib/sendmail /usr/sbin/sendmail lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Dec 9 1998 /usr/lib/sendmail -

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

2001-01-26 Thread Redvers Davies
Stop IT ... I am not using slackware ! Ans why not?? For a server it is perfect. Very small, very compact. Perfect for a secure environment.

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

2001-01-26 Thread Redvers Davies
Is that why slackware.com got broken into a few weeks ago then? :-) I'm not going to rise to that at all as you know full well that the security of a product has more to do with its installation, configuration and maintainence than the code. Regardless of supplier, if the admin does not lock

Re: word processors

2001-01-25 Thread Redvers Davies
I generally find myself writing outlines on paper or in textpad and then finishing in MSWord, since that's how everyone wants the final product. I refuse to provide documentation in Word as its prone to editing by others. For me, Lyx - Latex - PDF. PGP sign and deliver.

Re: odd -w effect

2001-01-25 Thread Redvers Davies
to delete the URL in a browser window and then paste. Being able to click it and then hit ^V is *much* nicer (in Windows) than this manual delete time wastage. If you run enlightment as a windowmanager you can use the URL epplet. You simply highlight the URL (or a lump of text which contains

Re: Consultancy company was [Job] BOFH wanted was: Re: Red Hat worm discovered

2001-01-20 Thread Redvers Davies
IIRC, Sim City is one of Ken Livingstone's favorites. There can't be the option to revoke all bird feed sellers permits.

Re: TPC5

2001-01-20 Thread Redvers Davies
Timing in London is hard, because there aren't very many hotels capable of supporting such an event. It's quite amazing to us, in fact, how difficult it has been to find a place to hold it in London. One of the hotels in London I have had dealings with has conference facilities and over 2000

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Redvers Davies
What I do: For a workstation, Mandrake. For a server, Slackware. Once you've done the install forget that rpm existed and do everything from source. Red

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Redvers Davies
All I'll say about mandrake is that we have a mandrake box at work and when you run printtool the cdrom ejects. You couldn't do an strace on that so we see what causes that could you? I would have thought a hardware conflict would be the most likely cause there... Red

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Redvers Davies
Seriously, my current machine is a PentiumPro 200 Mhz and that's getting so frustrating that I knew I needed a new machine and I always buy the fastest I can so it will last as long as possible. Was it a self-congratulations pressie for the publication of your book.

Re: Network Programming with Perl

2001-01-18 Thread Redvers Davies
I picked up a copy of Lincoln Stein's new book "Network Programming with Perl" last night. I've only had time to flick thru a few chapters but it looks very interesting. I'll bring it along tonight if anyone wants to hav a look. Yes please, I'm just starting a project whereby I have to

Re: PIMB THC-shirts

2001-01-18 Thread Redvers Davies
Water pipes/bongs are actually worse than joints for avoiding nasty stuff in the smoke: THC is more soluble in the water than tar so you end up reducing So do people smoke the stuff (as opposed to consumption) for convenience or maybe the familiarity of the ritual of smoking?

Re: PIMB T-shirts

2001-01-17 Thread Redvers Davies
I thought it was about 'chasing the dragon' - ie heating a resinous substance on tinfoil with a lighter and inhaling the fumes, this is probably less bad for you than smoking stuff in a cigarette form. Although hookah pipes with resin are probably healthier still. Myself and a couple of

Re: Godzilla

2001-01-17 Thread Redvers Davies
Walk up Exhibition Rd passed Nat Hist, VA and Sci. Museum. 5 minutes tops. Make a backup plan - the road was closed this morning due to a gas explosion[0]. [0] JCB + Gas Main + Electrical Cables = 12 ft high flames.

Re: Speaking Japanese (Re: Access Control Lists and Functions)

2001-01-16 Thread Redvers Davies
Isn't it a pidgin mix of Russian and English? And possibly some welsh... The welsh word "drwg" (pronounced the english way is "droog") and means 'Bad, naughty, evil, wicked' etc.

Re: JOB: At A Very Well-Known Company

2001-01-04 Thread Redvers Davies
I'm going to give 'em free sales leads. Say Dave, can I name you as a referee? I am working through Aerotek too - you can use my name should you wish. Red

Re: tommorow nights meeting

2001-01-04 Thread Redvers Davies
also i started laying out the few mp3's i have and some of the schedule of the conference into a website tonight, so expect movement on that front rsn, Has anyone thought of putting the talks onto VCD? If I can get this VCD software to work that I just aquired (thanks again) i'm happy to try

Re: yapc footage / soundage

2001-01-04 Thread Redvers Davies
well, Nat's bringing a lot of miniDV tapes tonight, we are going to convert them into Quicktime and Real for streaming. what source format do you need to make VCDs with your thingy? From the homepage: create a MPEG-1 video stream with the dimensions 352x240 (NTSC) or 352x288 (PAL) and a

Re: JOB: At A Very Well-Known Company

2001-01-04 Thread Redvers Davies
They appear to have accepted Dave's ref. What are they like as an agency? And how are they IR35 wise? They are OK - you definatly feel that they are a large agency as opposed to a one man band which has both good and bad points. Their people do however have unlimited entertainment expense

Re: Fwd: SPUG: ActivePerl 623

2001-01-02 Thread Redvers Davies
A TV broadcast seems good enough, and well within the spirit of the film. I'd probably just digitise it (making Video CDs is a new hobby of mine), so it'd be better to borrow the master for a few days if I could... Does anyone know if you can make VCD's under linux that I can play on my DVD