Re: Online Bookshops

2001-06-14 Thread Robert Shiels
I like this lot. http://www.alphabetstreet.infront.co.uk/computing/publishers/oreilly.jhtml -- Robert - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 14 June 2001 12:23 Subject: Re: Online Bookshops Richard Clyne wrote: If I'm trying to avoid Amazon

Re: Online Bookshops

2001-06-14 Thread Robert Shiels
I think we need a FAQ, I'm sure this has come up a few times. -- Robert - Original Message - From: Richard Clyne [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 14 June 2001 11:33 Subject: Online Bookshops If I'm trying to avoid Amazon for some technical books, what sites are

Re: www.gateway.gov.uk

2001-06-11 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Jonathan Peterson [EMAIL PROTECTED] Not to mention the way it discriminates totally against people who can't afford, don't have, morally object to, are too old to learn to use, computers. How come. It's an alternative to, not a replacement for, the usual paper based forms; isn't it?

Re: www.gateway.gov.uk

2001-06-09 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Jonathan Stowe [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: www.gateway.gov.uk As a public service I would exhort all of you to go to this site and then complain when it tells you that you are using an 'Unsupported Browser' (which I guess will be more than half of you :) I agree that this is pants. I

Re: Sony Clie (was Re: Social meet)

2001-06-08 Thread Robert Shiels
- Original Message - From: Neil Ford [EMAIL PROTECTED] I would strongly suggest you check out the Palm M500/505 as they come in the lovely Palm V form factor but have an expansion slot (taking both Secure Digital and Multimedia cards)

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

2001-06-07 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] whether there were any Masai tribespeople on the list. Anyone? Anyone? reminds me of that Reggie Perrin snippet .. 'Is there anyone here from Tarporley ...' I dunno .. maybe I'm getting old. pass the earwig would you please... /Robert

Re: Social meet

2001-06-07 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] i'm 07957 386 815 i'm also going to be free this afternoon after about 2 ish (ill switch the phone on then) so if anyone wants to meet up before the meeting give me a bell Between 5 and 6pm I'll be wandering up and down TCR looking for a new PDA.

Re: Sony Clie (was: Re: Social meet)

2001-06-07 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Dominic Mitchell [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 07 June 2001 10:44 Subject: Sony Clie (was: Re: Social meet) On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 10:45:09AM +0100, Robert Shiels wrote: Between 5 and 6pm I'll be wandering up and down TCR looking for a new PDA. Sony Clie is my

Re: Sony Clie (was: Re: Social meet)

2001-06-07 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Paul Mison [EMAIL PROTECTED] On 07/06/2001 at 10:45 +0100, Robert Shiels wrote: Between 5 and 6pm I'll be wandering up and down TCR looking for a new PDA. Sony Clie is my preferred choice at the moment. If anyone knows a good shop, or is good at haggling and wants to help, I'm

Re: Sony Clie (was: Re: Social meet)

2001-06-07 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Dominic Mitchell [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sony: Lovely kit, crap support. Has anyone seen http://www.sonystyle.com/micros/clie/ /me drools. /Robert

Re: General Election - additional idea

2001-06-01 Thread Robert Shiels
If we are at Dave's we could have a little competition, quite simply, write a CGI script that takes 2 or 3 numbers (cons seats, lab seat and others) and display some sort of visualisation of the numbers in classic Peter Snow style. The winner is the one judged coolest by the people at

Re: crazy golf

2001-06-01 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Roger Burton West [EMAIL PROTECTED] On or about Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 01:27:44PM +0100, Paul Mison typed: (Isn't there an extra bank holiday next year for Golden Jubilee shenanigans?) http://www.dti.gov.uk/er/bankhol.htm Well, as today is my first day working as a contractor, I want

Re: [PUB] Possible candidate

2001-05-31 Thread Robert Shiels
On Wed, May 30, 2001 at 11:16:09PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: Good Beer? Nice surroundings (beer garden in summer/open fire in winter)? Food that can be ate in bar? Lots of seating? Quiet (i.e. you can hear each other talk)? Central to ``business'' London? Can we add

Re: Y::E accomodation

2001-05-30 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 30 May 2001 13:13 Subject: Re: Y::E accomodation * Dean ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Wed, May 30, 2001 at 12:53:00PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: we were just talking on IRC and the subject of accomodation for

Re: Election Manifestos

2001-05-24 Thread Robert Shiels
Typical quotes from Simon this week: Oh, and fix your bloody line length. Roger, where we come from we have a word for people like that. Ripping that fucker out would be my first act. :) If you didn't want your code to be used under the license terms you set, YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE SET THEM.

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

2001-05-21 Thread robert shiels
- Original Message - From: Dave Cross [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2001 9:17 PM Subject: Re: Sara Cox - was Re: FHM Top 100 Sexiest Women At 20:50 20/05/2001, Mike Jarvis wrote: Sunday, May 20, 2001, 3:19:47 AM, Dave Cross wrote:

Re: O'Reilly Safari - anyone use it?

2001-05-20 Thread Robert Shiels
I bought 3 CDs yesterday, about 32 quids worth . I downloaded 2 Napster tracks last week. 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. I

Re: pc components

2001-05-17 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Roger Burton West [EMAIL PROTECTED] On or about Thu, May 17, 2001 at 10:57:23AM +0100, Greg McCarroll typed: Does anyone have a recommendation for an online provider of PC components, i'm looking for a couple of big hard drives (50Gb+). I've had success with DABS - just make sure

Re: A look over the shoulder of an XP programmer (auf deutsch)

2001-05-16 Thread Robert Shiels
[snip] Leon -- Leon Brocard.http://www.astray.com/ Iterative Software...http://www.iterative-software.com/ ... 640K ought to be enough for anybody ...is that dollars or pounds... /Robert

Re: Enough!

2001-05-15 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] well .. I believe you have extended the analogy just a little bit too far :) . .the main reason _I_ decline to answer 'withheld number' calls is because almost every single one is a halfwit trying to sell me insurance/glazing/burglar alarms/toilet roll

T-Shirts

2001-05-15 Thread Robert Shiels
I was just wondering, have the secret T-shirt designs been sent off to the printers yet ? The reason I ask is that I'd really like one of them to be Hitch-Hiker related; or maybe we could have a special run of ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha.PM shirts done. -- Robert

Re: BOFHs requiring license

2001-05-14 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Dave Cross [EMAIL PROTECTED] At 17:38 13/05/2001, Simon Cozens wrote: On Sun, May 13, 2001 at 05:22:49PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: How can any socialist not feel that when it came to the crunch socialism was rejected by intelligent people who understood its principals and

Re: BOFHs requiring license

2001-05-14 Thread Robert Shiels
From: James Powell [EMAIL PROTECTED] On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 10:23:50AM +0100, Robert Shiels wrote: If a man is not a socialist by the time he is twenty, he has no heart. If he is not a conservative by the time he is 40, he has no brain. -Winston Churchill discuss:-) How

Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Matthew Jones [EMAIL PROTECTED] I have deeply unfashionable political views, though. I think tax and spend is a *good idea*. I'm neither completely left, or completely right. I would be happy to pay more income tax to improve health and education. I actually voted LibDem last time as

Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Jonathan Peterson [EMAIL PROTECTED] 3. Teachers are responsible for children taking their medicine. If a child has a critical allergy to (bee stings, etc, etc) the teachers are responsible for administering intra-venous beta blockers etc. They don't get paid more for being nurses too.

Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Steve Mynott [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 14 May 2001 12:12 Subject: Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license) Robert Shiels [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I'm neither completely left, or completely right. I would be happy to pay more income tax to improve health

Re: BOFHs requiring license

2001-05-14 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] * Martin Ling ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 01:30:42PM +0100, Chris Ball wrote: That's genius! I know, I'll call it.. Charismatic Leadership Theory. Wait. Someone already did, rather a long time ago now.. :) Don't start me on

Re:

2001-05-10 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] would people mind if i turned up totally pissed from minute 0 to tonights meeting? How will we be able to tell /Robert

Re: Buffy musings ...

2001-05-09 Thread Robert Shiels
- Original Message - From: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] And while we are on the old films chestnut, my current recommendation is 'O Brother, where art thou?', excellent film. However I here Momento is a very good film as well. I've just ordered this actually from

Re: Not Matt's Scripts

2001-05-02 Thread Robert Shiels
Just had a look, and apparently the Formmail scripts have been ported to Win32 and use something called Blat instead of sendmail. Is there any reason why we couldn't use Blat too? I'm looking into it to see if I can get it working. -- Robert - Original Message - From: Matthew

Re: Not Matt's Scripts

2001-05-02 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 02 May 2001 11:02 Subject: Re: Not Matt's Scripts On Wed, 02 May 2001, you wrote: Just had a look, and apparently the Formmail scripts have been ported to Win32 and use something called Blat instead of sendmail. Is there any

Re: Not Matt's Scripts

2001-05-02 Thread Robert Shiels
Yes - it's a bit crap. And I'm having trouble with it (read: can't get it working). I think we should be able to put all the Win32 specific bits in one place, and have separate places for each external mailer program such as blat; but blat is as good a place to start as any I suppose.

Re: Company Name

2001-04-30 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Redvers Davies [EMAIL PROTECTED] How did contractors here come up with the names for their companies, and can you think of anything with Shiels in the name that sounds good. I will mainly be doing SAP work, but hope to get other IT work too, so don't want SAP in the name. I've

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

2001-04-27 Thread Robert Shiels
Have a look at her right big toe in this, has someone doctored the photo? http://britneyspears.ac/bs/024b.jpg -- Robert - Original Message - From: Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 26 April 2001 21:19 Subject: Buffy? .. naah .. wait till you see this

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Robert Shiels
Where do you live? DJ Adams recommended Menzies (www.menzies.co.uk) to me, and I went to see them last night for the first time. They are going to set up my new company for me too. They like IT contractors, and the partner I met with talked to me for about 30 minutes on ways to avoid IR35 :-)

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, you wrote: recommended Menzies (www.menzies.co.uk) to me, and I went to see On a similar point, can anyone recommend a good business bank account? Flemings Premier Banking 01708 713317 basically free for contractors (up to 20

Company Name

2001-04-25 Thread Robert Shiels
I've decided to set up my own company and become a contractor. There are quite a lot of decisions to be made, but the hardest one I'm finding is thinking of a company name! So far my only ideas are simply Shiels or Shiels Consulting; this is fairly obvious, and I already own the shiels.com

Re: Company Name

2001-04-25 Thread Robert Shiels
From: Simon Cozens [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 25 April 2001 13:15 Subject: Re: Company Name On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 09:02:16AM +0100, Robert Shiels wrote: How did contractors here come up with the names for their companies Your main choice is between sounding established

Re: Server Upgrade

2001-04-20 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Philip Newton" [EMAIL PROTECTED] Er, do you mean "will not be able to use the PC133s" or "will not be able to use the PC100s and we'll need to get even slower RAM"? And AFAIK, if it takes SDRAM at all, you can put in whatever you want; the speed is determined by min(mobo bus speed,

Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-19 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Dominic Mitchell" [EMAIL PROTECTED] On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 09:49:09PM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote: And there was me thinking that Chris was going to say that he doesn't have a TV either. But he didn't. I don't have a TV. But I'm currently camped out in my parents house, and they

Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-19 Thread Robert Shiels
- Original Message - From: "Matthew Byng-Maddick" [EMAIL PROTECTED] Personally I don't mind funding the beeb, as long as the quality of content they produce is high. I do object to funding random corporations whose interests are to their shareholders... Sorry, I don't mind funding

Re: What time tonight ?

2001-04-19 Thread Robert Shiels
I'm leaving now, chances are I'll be there 7.30-8 ish see ya! -- Robert - Original Message - From: dcross - David Cross [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 19 April 2001 17:37 Subject: RE: What time tonight ? From: Simon Wilcox [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, April

Re: stocks

2001-04-11 Thread Robert Shiels
I use stocktrade.co.uk who are OK, it must have been easy to set up, as I managed it. I've known other people to use etrade. Do you want to trade on foreign markets? If you do then you should check that this is possible with whoever you go with. Got any good tips :) -- Robert - Original

Re: Disclaimer

2001-04-10 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "David Cantrell" [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 10 April 2001 10:40 Subject: Re: Disclaimer On Tue, Apr 10, 2001 at 09:58:41AM +0100, dcross - David Cross wrote: Anything I release always has the following copyright and I think that a number of module and script

Re: Perl on HPUX

2001-04-10 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Dean" [EMAIL PROTECTED] Hi All Question for the list, i'm currently writing some scripts for a HP box running HPUX 11 and i keep hitting the same error when ever i try and use Last time I used the default perl on HP-UX, it turned out to be perl 4. You may need a more recent

Re: Disclaimer

2001-04-10 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "dcross - David Cross" [EMAIL PROTECTED] You want the GPL for that. Which means that you can't use my copyright message as it includes the Artisitc License - which doesn't disallow your point 2. I think therefore GPL will be good. People can sell my code, but as I will be giving it

Re: Installing Perl/Tk on Win32

2001-04-10 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Andrew Bowman" [EMAIL PROTECTED] From: Dean [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] If you don't really need to compile it yourself how's about: ppm install Tk? Good idea - I can see PPM being useful if I have to persist with Win32 stuff! Also, if you have any firewall problems, or a fast link

Re: when are we going to see the caaaamels

2001-04-03 Thread Robert Shiels
Yes please, before our tickets run out /Robert From: "jo walsh" [EMAIL PROTECTED] can we go now that it is spring? some sunday afternoon soon? davorg? can we davorg? z

Perl MySQL TT DBI/DBD

2001-04-02 Thread Robert Shiels
I want to write a web-based app using the tools mentioned in the subject. I want specifically to keep the db calls and presentation separate, something I've not paid much attention to in the past. Does anyone have, or know of, a good example of this; something small that I can get working, and

Re: Perl MySQL TT DBI/DBD

2001-04-02 Thread Robert Shiels
And what part of the Template Toolkit doesn't fulfil your requirements? ;-) g but, a major part of the requirements is actually building my skills all these things. I may end up not using what I've written (though I doubt that), but when I've finished I'd like to be able to knock up new

Re: Social Meeting (fwd)

2001-03-29 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Dave Cross" [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 28 March 2001 22:12 Subject: Re: Social Meeting (fwd) At 18:52 28/03/2001, you wrote: Ok, I'm useless, but I've just been to talk to the Cittie, and they say they're booked out next Thursday. OK. Looks like it's back to the

Re: Social Meeting

2001-03-29 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Dave Cross" [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 29 March 2001 09:13 Subject: Social Meeting OK. Bowing to pressure from the heretics - we'll go to the Anchor next Thursday. Never let it be said that I don't listen to the little people :) So I go home at 7pm, and when I get

Re: mmm ... toys ..

2001-03-27 Thread Robert Shiels
- Original Message - From: "James Powell" [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 27 March 2001 09:41 Subject: Re: mmm ... toys .. Alternatively if anyone has one of the titanium macs going spare? I have an original bondi-blue iMac, running MACOS9 at the moment, with 32Mb RAM. I

Re: white wine

2001-03-27 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Dave Cross" [EMAIL PROTECTED] I don't want to sound like a twat, but it may be too late already so here goes, one of the things i hate about going out to a italian restaurant is the wine. Nonsense. You just order the most expensive Barolo on the wine list. homer mmm Barolo /homer

Re: Not Matt's Scripts

2001-03-27 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Robin Houston" [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 27 March 2001 14:59 On Tue, Mar 27, 2001 at 02:08:11PM +0100, Mark Fowler wrote: 2) How do I get strftime to produce th/st/nd for the date? I can't see it on man strftime, but I might just be going blind. use POSIX 'strftime'; my @th=(qw(th

Re: mmm ... toys ..

2001-03-27 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Chris Devers" [EMAIL PROTECTED] At 10:15 AM 27.3.2001 +0100, Robert Sheils wrote: I have an original bondi-blue iMac, running MACOS9 at the moment, with 32Mb RAM. I was in an Apple shop at the weekend and found that a 128Mb upgrade and OSX will only set me back about 200gbp. I was

Re: upgrade fund

2001-03-26 Thread Robert Shiels
i'd like to do it via dabs.com, because their interface is useable and i've not personally had any problems with them. i'll pick only in-stock stuff because i understand that they can be slacker than they advertise when it comes to re-stocking. jo would hopefully oversee the process so i don't

Re: script archive naming

2001-03-23 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Robin Houston" [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 23 March 2001 17:51 Subject: script archive naming Your search - "london script archive" - did not match any documents. .robin. so how about londonscripts.com/org then /Robert

Re: Perl Training Courses

2001-03-22 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Simon Cozens" [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 22 March 2001 10:33 Subject: Re: Perl Training Courses On Wed, Mar 21, 2001 at 06:41:07PM +, Dave Cross wrote: You have a decent Perl debugger. It's called perl -d. The most effective debugging tool is still careful

Re: Perl Training Courses

2001-03-22 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Robin Szemeti" [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 22 March 2001 12:03 Subject: Re: Perl Training Courses On Thu, 22 Mar 2001, you wrote: The most effective debugging tool is still careful thought, coupled with judiciously placed print statements. -Kernighan, 1978

Re: Matt's Scripts Projects

2001-03-20 Thread Robert Shiels
On Tue, 20 Mar 2001, David Cantrell wrote: On Tue, Mar 20, 2001 at 05:48:25PM +, Michael Stevens wrote: On Tue, Mar 20, 2001 at 05:38:09PM +, David Cantrell wrote: Then they deserve to be hurt. Really. We can't possibly support dribbling idiots, and frankly, I have no

Re: Matt's Scripts Projects

2001-03-19 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Simon Wilcox" [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 19 March 2001 13:34 Subject: Re: Matt's Scripts Projects At 13:18 19/03/2001 +, Mark Fowler wrote: On Mon, 19 Mar 2001, Simon Wilcox wrote: b) That is should have a name that appeals to newbies. How about

Re: DJ jabbers on the O'Reilly Network

2001-03-13 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Jon Eyre" [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 13 March 2001 10:14 On Tue, 13 Mar 2001, Michael Stevens wrote: On Mon, Mar 12, 2001 at 10:18:53PM +, Dave Cross wrote: You _do_ realise that I've now put the trademark notice on all of the london.pm web pages :) Anyone know if we could

Re: Strange Request

2001-03-13 Thread Robert Shiels
- Original Message - From: "Dave Hodgkinson" [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 13 March 2001 12:49 Subject: Re: Strange Request Dave Cross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I think this is a good idea and would be happy to get involved. What I'd like to see is a series of

Re: Strange Request

2001-03-13 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Dave Cross" [EMAIL PROTECTED] You need to define a standard and stick to it. I suggest we write to Perl 5.004_04 as it was a) pretty stable and b) the first to include CGI.pm. Agreed. I just installed one of his scripts on my laptop, Win98, Apache 1.3.9, ActiveState's Perl5.6. There

Re: Matt's Scripts

2001-03-13 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Dave Cross" [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 13 March 2001 15:47 Subject: Re: Matt's Scripts At 14:23 13/03/2001, you wrote: Dave Cross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Oops. I just did the Random Text one. Should have put my name down really I suppose. Here it is if you're

Re: DMP Availability

2001-02-22 Thread Robert Shiels
I don't know what disturbs me more - my books being sold by Amazon or my books being bought by III :) Dave... I want to buy a book "Code" by Charles Petzold. streetsonline - not available whsmith 12.45 + 2.74 = 15.19 delivery 1-2 weeks bol.com 12.59 + 2.95 = 15.54 delivery 3-7 days

Penderel Configuration

2001-02-15 Thread Robert Shiels
Is this a suitable place to talk about our server? I guess we should have a separate mailing list for it eventually g I was just wondering if we could make a list of things that have been installed and services that are available. I would be willing to start a FAQ and wish list if someone else

Re: Penderel Configuration

2001-02-15 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Jonathan Stowe" [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 15 February 2001 15:40 Subject: Re: Penderel Configuration On Thu, 15 Feb 2001, Robert Shiels wrote: I'd like to know which perl modules are already installed. I think Meestah Cross has written something

bbspot article

2001-02-09 Thread Robert Shiels
Student Suspended Over Suspected Use of PHP http://www.bbspot.com/News/2000/6/php_suspend.html The last paragraph is amusing, and, surprisingly for me, nearly on-topic. -- Robert

Re: Last Night

2001-02-05 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Paul Makepeace" [EMAIL PROTECTED] It's cool because you end up sitting on the big table and meeting other people by 'accidently' lashing them with noodles. Paul (why should only children get to play with food?) I think it's a case of knowing what to expect. If you expect quick, very

Re: Perl Books

2001-02-02 Thread Robert Shiels
However, I don't question the plumber's competence, or indeed pretend to anyone including myself that I can do a good job of it. The same should apply to programming. If I were to try my hand at re-plumbing my kitchen, know I'd make a god-awful mess, and I am intelligent enough to not attempt

Re: Last Night

2001-02-02 Thread Robert Shiels
I liked it because it only took 20 mins to get home :) It took me 3 hours to get home :-( /Robert

website directory access

2001-02-01 Thread Robert Shiels
I'm trying to stop people buggering about on my website and looking in directories they shouldn't be, this includes several robots that have started trawling through it. I have family pictures, and work related pictures. I want each group to only look at their own images (for example I don't

Re: website directory access

2001-02-01 Thread Robert Shiels
I don't really like this, is there another way? I don't want to have to resort to .htpasswd files, which is what I've implemented for now. er, what's wrong with them? Well, publishing username/passwords to everyone who needs them is trickey, and getting people to remember them is also

Re: Amazon Sales Rank

2001-02-01 Thread Robert Shiels
On Thu, Feb 01, 2001 at 01:56:24PM +, Paul Mison wrote: Didn't the case of 'A Fist In the Bush' prove that Amazon's "Sales" rankings are actually down to how many people look at things? Wasn't that more to do with the "people who like like also like *this*" rankings that the actual

Re: Video Tips

2001-01-29 Thread Robert Shiels
Staying resolutely on-topic [1], I've started watching my "League of Gentlemen" first series DVD. This is a very good DVD indeed, with an second audio track by the cast talking about why they did everything. The DVD starts with a question "Are you Local ?" If you click "No" it switches off :)

Re: LAMP Stuff

2001-01-29 Thread Robert Shiels
http://www.onlamp.com/ Dave... /me wonders if Dave's article on the main page is at all relevant to this thread :-) /Robert

Re: odd -w effect

2001-01-24 Thread Robert Shiels
- Original Message - From: "Mark Fowler" [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 24 January 2001 11:19 Subject: Re: odd -w effect Strange. Does anyone have any suggestions? I've also had this problem with CGI scripts running under apache on Windows. Keep the -w in the file,

Re: odd -w effect

2001-01-24 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Michael Stevens" [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 24 January 2001 12:43 Subject: Re: odd -w effect OTOH, that doesn't help us much with the desirable goal of getting unix used more in the workplace. I dunno. Well, it does actually, in a roundabout way. People who run it

Re: odd -w effect

2001-01-24 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Jonathan Peterson" [EMAIL PROTECTED] *nix is not the future. Something else entirely is. Yeah, BeOS. BeOS is the future. Which is to say BeOS _was_ the future. Oh well. Jon, who thinks Windows workstation connected to *nix machine running samba is the prefered development

Re: Consultancy company- Where do you want to go?

2001-01-22 Thread Robert Shiels
So who's bankrolling the van and who wants to be BA? Neil. (whose tounge is ever so slightly on his cheek!) -- Sorry, but I can't resist pointing out that this amusing misspelling. I guess I'd pronounce this a bit like lounge. Tongue is a pretty stupid way to spell it anyway, tung would be

Re: Consultancy company

2001-01-22 Thread Robert Shiels
Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I sometimes feel guilty because 90% of my work gets done in 10% of my time. There is in fact Pareto's Law which says that 80% of results come from 20% of work (or 10-90 or whatever the numbers don't really matter). Often, when I do something

Re: [OT] Putty invocation

2001-01-22 Thread Robert Shiels
And does anyone know how to get putty to save settings like they key for backspace, etc, rather than my having to set them every time I start it? Do you mean setting the backspace to Control-H in the keyboard tab isn't working, or are there other esoteric things you want to set? /Robert

Re: Conslutancy

2001-01-22 Thread Robert Shiels
i'm ignoring all your points reply-to having the address of the sender is the right thing, it means when you reply to a message you reply to author of that message, when you reply-all you reply to all its just the right thing so there Define sender then? the mailing list

Re: [OT] Putty invocation

2001-01-22 Thread Robert Shiels
On Mon, Jan 22, 2001 at 04:33:11PM -, Robert Shiels wrote: And does anyone know how to get putty to save settings like they key for backspace, etc, rather than my having to set them every time I start it? Do you mean setting the backspace to Control-H in the keyboard tab isn't

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Robert Shiels
- Original Message - From: "Michael Stevens" [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 19 January 2001 14:41 Subject: Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund On Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 02:37:24PM -, Jonathan Peterson wrote: Personally I'd be happier if we had mirrored disks in there. I'd

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Robert Shiels
Who is planning to store data on penderel that they won't have somewhere else anyway. I don't think we should ever rely on our data being there. I have a local copy of everything that I have on other servers. So, we need only buy two more of whatever size disk we want in there, and

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Robert Shiels
At Fri, 19 Jan 2001 16:33:40 -, "Robert Shiels" [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What are you planning to do on the box? It'll be purely for home use, so: * Hacking perl * Prototyping web sites * Playing with new toys like AxKit and Camelot * Write * Su

Re: Zebware

2001-01-18 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Paul Makepeace" [EMAIL PROTECTED] Anyone read/heard about http://www.zebware.com/ ? I just read an article on them in Open (Jan 2001) issue. I haven't tried this with Netscape but with IE every element on their pages is drag and drop-able in an impressive/disconcerting way. They

Re: (OT-ish) whois microsoft.com

2001-01-18 Thread Robert Shiels
SLASHDOT.ORG.SUCKS.COMPARED.TO.JIMPHILLIPS.ORG jimphillips has one on Microsoft too. MICROSOFT.COM.IS.NO.MATCH.FOR.THE.UEBER-GEEKS.AT.JIMPHILLIPS.ORG Hmmm /Robert

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

2001-01-18 Thread Robert Shiels
- Original Message - From: "David Cantrell" [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 18 January 2001 11:25 Subject: Re: [Job] BOFH wanted was: Re: Red Hat worm discovered On Thu, Jan 18, 2001 at 10:31:02AM +, Dave Hodgkinson wrote: David Cantrell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

Re: Forthcoming Meetings - Summary

2001-01-08 Thread Robert Shiels
dcross - David Cross wrote: If I don't hear any objections by the end of tomorrow, I'm going to appoint Simon as official pub organiser and suggest we try the BBB for the Feb meeting (the McCarroll heretics can, of course, have their meeting the following week wherever they