Re: Templating Solutions

2001-06-18 Thread Simon Wilcox
Philip Newton wrote: Simon Wilcox wrote: I avoided HTML::Embperl, HTML::Mason Apache::ASP because they all embed perl into the template which is a Bad Thing (tm). Why is that so evil? I'm willing to be enlightened here. A couple of reasons. Separation of code presentation

Training anyone ?

2001-06-13 Thread Simon Wilcox
Just saw this linked from a hugely obvious banner ad on the Register : http://training.gbdirect.co.uk/courses/perl/for_the_register.html Great idea to tie it in to a success story I thought. Simon.

Re: Not Matt's Scripts

2001-05-02 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 13:27 02/05/2001 +0100, David Cantrell wrote: If the purpose of this is to make it utterly drool-proof, then why not re-write File::Find (can't make them install it of course, that would be expecting too much) Is there a reason why we can't distribute our own versions of modules with the

What time tonight ?

2001-04-19 Thread Simon Wilcox
What time is the technical meeting starting tonight ? Simon.

RE: What time tonight ?

2001-04-19 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 17:37 19/04/2001 +0100, dcross - David Cross wrote: From: Simon Wilcox [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 5:38 PM What time is the technical meeting starting tonight ? oh. um. well. let's say 7:00pm. how does that sound? Good. Almost got stuck here but have finally tracked

Re: Crazy Idea

2001-04-04 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 02:38 04/04/2001 +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: * Simon Wilcox ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Count me in. I have a tent and everything ! any you have the ``right'' attitude when it comes to beer and explosives I used to use theatrical maroons (explosives with electrical detonators) to blow

Re: Crazy Idea

2001-04-04 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 11:12 04/04/2001 +0100, Roger Burton West wrote: On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 02:38:44AM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: any you have the ``right'' attitude when it comes to beer and explosives http://firedrake.org/roger/fireworks/ ooh, ahh !

Re: Crazy Idea

2001-04-04 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 09:50 04/04/2001 +, Robin Szemeti wrote: 1) LeMaitre make some very big marroons for stage use. The very brand :-) 2) it says they need to be in some form of container when they go off. Nah. Bury them in sand for realistic WWII FX. Mwahahahaha 3) do NOT use those funny square

Re: Crazy Idea

2001-04-04 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 11:33 04/04/2001 +0100, Chris Heathcote wrote: on 4/4/01 11:27 am, Simon Wilcox wrote: Luckily it only did minor damage to the backstage area. I bought a supply of various flashes and explosions, but did not have a firing box. Using the switch on a 4 way extension block (with a number

Re: Crazy Idea

2001-04-04 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 12:39 04/04/2001 +0100, Martin Ling wrote: I received a 240V shock whilst still in the womb. Various people have made the obvious comic-book connections about my affinity for all things electronic I once got an electric shock off a stage lantern whilst 18ft up a ladder. The only reason

Re: Crazy Idea

2001-04-03 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 15:29 03/04/2001 +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: How would people in London.pm like a one night camp out, subject to the FM issue going away. The plan would be - we bundle into vehicles on a given afternoon (probably saturday), go to a farm shop and get lots of cider, and then spend the night

List jumping ? [was] RE: when are we going to see the caaaamels

2001-04-03 Thread Simon Wilcox
Is there list jumping going on ? I seem to be getting about half the traffic this afternoon. frinstance, I didn't get the original post this replies to. At 17:29 03/04/2001 +0100, dcross - David Cross wrote: From: jo walsh [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 03 April 2001 16:15 can we go now that it

RE: Perl Certification Drive

2001-03-29 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 11:56 29/03/2001 +0100, Jonathan Peterson wrote: 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"

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

2001-03-27 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 10:31 27/03/2001 +0100, Jonathan Peterson wrote: Rumour has it that many people are bringing tech in house, which is hitting conslutancies and agencies harder. I'm still not convinced that there's a major downturn in the total number of tech jobs. That's exactly what we're doing. I have a

Benchmarking [was] Re: Not Matt's Scripts

2001-03-27 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 13:29 27/03/2001 +, Matthew Byng-Maddick wrote: my @th=(qw(th st nd rd),("th")x16)x2; $th[31]="st"; That's an evil and gross hack. [snip] sub th{(($_[0]-10-$_[0]%10)/10%10)?(qw(th st nd rd),('th')x6)[$_[0]%10]:"th"} The first one I understood. Not sure about the second but I'll work

Re: Benchmarking [was] Re: Not Matt's Scripts

2001-03-27 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 16:53 27/03/2001 +0100, Robin Houston wrote: On Tue, Mar 27, 2001 at 05:40:19PM +0200, Philip Newton wrote: Well, remember that the sub effecticaly recalculates (what amounts to) the array each time. To be fair, you should include the array initialisation inside the loop and see who wins

Re: London.pm List Weekly Summary 2001-03-19

2001-03-23 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 05:25 23/03/2001 -0500, Dave Cross wrote: For even more points: What was the first TV show the Lenny Henry appeared on? Dave... Tiswas ! Actually - I think this was where McDoughnut first appeared ? Simon.

Re: Pointless, Badly-Written Module.

2001-03-22 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 17:51 22/03/2001 +0100, Philip Newton wrote: Simon Wilcox wrote: Or even better YY-MM-DD which avoids cross-pond confusion. Oh yeah? Which year, month, and day are represented by the combination 02-03-04? Depends on the side of the pond, and on which pond (MM-DD-YY in US, DD-MM-YY in UK

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

2001-03-21 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 11:43 20/03/2001 -0500, Dave Cross wrote: Which is the ISO standard (number 8601) for dates for a very good reason. I thought I'd look this up, but the BSI want 50 quid for a copy. I appreciate this is how they make money to fund the standards work but it seems a tad steep for the casual

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

2001-03-21 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 06:42 21/03/2001 -0500, Dave Cross wrote: At Wed, 21 Mar 2001 11:37:32 + (GMT), AEF [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Useful Summary: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-time.html Standard: ftp://ftp.qsl.net/pub/g1smd/8601v03.pdf This one seems to be a second edition although the

Re: Matt's Scripts Projects

2001-03-20 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 15:40 20/03/2001 +, Gareth Harper wrote: - Original Message - From: "Robin Szemeti" [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 3:06 PM Subject: Re: Matt's Scripts Projects On Tue, 20 Mar 2001, you wrote: apart from that the benfits of running as a

RE: Pointless, Badly-Written Module.

2001-03-20 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 16:29 20/03/2001 +, Jonathan Peterson wrote: a) a two reasons why this module should never have been written, and 1. It's redundant, other modules do this already. 2. MM DD YY is an evil date format, and should be abolished in favour of DD MM YY which is more sensible. Or even better

Re: Matt's Scripts Projects

2001-03-19 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 12:40 19/03/2001 +, Mark Fowler wrote: It has occured to us we need a decent name for this. Discussion on IRC has concluded that: a) It shouldn't mention Matt in the title. So "Not the Matt Wright Archive" is out then ;-) b) That is should have a name that appeals to newbies. How

Re: Matt's Scripts Projects

2001-03-19 Thread Simon Wilcox
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 EasyScripts ? the domain name is available, anyway. Not very perl, but I like it. Something similar though. EasyPerlScripts or even

Re: Matt's Scripts Projects

2001-03-19 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 14:59 19/03/2001 +, Simon Wistow wrote: Chris Devers wrote: Probably, as is "The Matt's Wrong Archive", which is probably far too negative obvious anyway... ;) But if Matt Sergeant put it up ... ... it would all be in XML ;-)

Re: Silliness

2001-03-15 Thread Simon Wilcox
Thanks everyone. That exposes my lack of familiarity with the q qq operators ;-) Another little bit of learning learned. S.

Re: Scraping news feeds?

2001-03-07 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 12:54 07/03/2001 -0500, Dave Cross wrote: [snip] Chapter 10 isn't it Dave ? Section 10.4 to be precise. "Specialized parsers - XML::RSS" :) You've got a bit further since last Thursday then! Yep, but not quite that far ! Also been reading Rebel Code which has a nice bit about Perl in

Re: DMP

2001-02-20 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 10:13 20/02/2001 +, you wrote: amazon uk have started shipping data munging with perl. I have my copy. Michael Must be very popular, it's just dropped back to "On Order; is usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks" ! Simon

Re: Forwarded : ChineseWall Job External Mail Re: Re: NY invasion, was Re: Conway Hall

2001-02-13 Thread Simon Wilcox
address finally working, I have unsubscribed my work email from the list. Hopefully that will stop this sort of rubbish. -- Simon Wilcox | [EMAIL PROTECTED]

In defence of Perl

2001-02-13 Thread Simon Wilcox
and continue to sub out for developers, and use open source tech for new development, with commercial backends when we need that level of sophistication. Anyone have any comment on this ? Thank you for your attention, all advice gratefully received. Regards, Simon Wilcox

Re: In defence of Perl

2001-02-13 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 11:12 13/02/2001 +, you wrote: This is all fine but there is a big cloud. We have a new IT manager who wants to bring all development into one team and use a single toolset for web based applications. why dont you just track both projects for a while and get some results about the

RE: In defence of Perl

2001-02-13 Thread Simon Wilcox
At 11:48 13/02/2001 +, you wrote: [snip] As one of the requirements listed was content management you can through in the BBC, especially the interactive telly division. Heck, they even gave a presentation at YAPC::Europe. Does anyone know if that presentation is available online anywhere

Re: Last Night

2001-02-02 Thread Simon Wilcox
, it has it's own bar ! I'll check out costs etc if people are interested. Simon. -- Simon Wilcox | [EMAIL PROTECTED] "The avalanche has started, it is too late for the pebbles to vote." Kosh