Re: YAPC::Europe

2001-06-18 Thread Simon Wistow
. Organising anything for London.pm once a year is enough. (Oh, did the pub evaluation sessions happen this week, or did I miss something?) No, I was really busy last week. Will try and do them this week. -- simon wistowwireless systems coder only second toughest

Re: early peek at a bit of fun

2001-06-18 Thread Simon Wistow
::Binary and Apache::Session::SharedMem so I should at least 3= :( /me pouts -- simon wistowwireless systems coder only second toughest

Re: CMS frameworks

2001-06-18 Thread Simon Wistow
of the familiarity part but... 'cos they're all based on the Slash code? Which isn't all that amenable to total reskinning. -- simon wistowwireless systems coder only second toughest

Re: early peek at a bit of fun

2001-06-18 Thread Simon Wistow
/org.globus.applications.mapper.GeographicalLocator.html -- simon wistowwireless systems coder only second toughest

Re: Training anyone ?

2001-06-13 Thread Simon Wistow
Dave Thorn wrote: that settles it, yes. everything's for sale, even pride. London Pride? -- simon wistowwireless systems coder only second toughest

Re: Persistent Perl

2001-06-12 Thread Simon Wistow
(passing credentials along unix sockets is still pretty slow and non-portable). But isn't it roiughly the same scheme that mod_perl uses? And that *is* demonstrably useful. -- simon wistowwireless systems coder only second toughest

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

2001-06-07 Thread Simon Wistow
Leon Brocard wrote: And where are those London.pm tshirts, eh?, Leon Waiting for Dave to pawn one of his gold plated cats to get the seed money. -- simon wistowwireless systems coder i think, i said i think this is our fault.

Re: M$ SQueaLServer

2001-06-07 Thread Simon Wistow
/askslashdot/99/09/29/0520201.shtml RAID Solutions For Terrabyte Databases? http://slashdot.org/askslashdot/01/01/11/2243216.shtml might also have some useful links -- simon wistowwireless systems coder i think, i said i think this is our fault.

Re: Tie::Hash::Cannabinol

2001-06-06 Thread Simon Wistow
or ... I'll get me coat. -- simon wistowwireless systems coder i think, i said i think this is our fault.

Re: TPC Travel

2001-06-04 Thread Simon Wistow
Leon Brocard wrote: Hey, groovy, you can join Simon and me on a drive down to crazy Mexico. We'll pick up beer, chicks and crazy Mexican guitar-playing people. Just remember to bring a stake just in case we happen to bump into a vampire-filled bar... or a handy vampire slayer.

Re: TPC Travel

2001-06-04 Thread Simon Wistow
Cross David - dcross wrote: Cost me £660, but I notice that this morning Ebookers are showing only £1200 seats left on those flights :( Eeeek. Must. book. Flight. p.s. Oh, and I'm staying in the East Tower of the Sheraton. Moi aussi I think. -- simon wistowwireless systems

Re: [PUB] Possible candidate

2001-06-04 Thread Simon Wistow
on the floors, no stairs, is quiet and has nice food and also a there's pub in the market which I can't remember the name of but is quiet nice when it iusn't heaving. Simon [0] Technically Guy's, Kings and St Thomas'. -- simon wistowwireless systems coder i think, i said i think

Re: [PUB] Possible candidate

2001-05-31 Thread Simon Wistow
Neil Ford wrote: Only one question food? Yes, AFAIK. Standard pub grub. -- simon wistowwireless systems coder i think, i said i think this is our fault.

Re: OT,Joke : Forwarded from alt.humour.best.of.usenet

2001-05-31 Thread Simon Wistow
Cross David - dcross wrote: [1] http://www.pair.com/spook [2] for those of you not yet acquainted with Mr Corley's particualt brand of madness. [2] At least, that _was_ his web site, but trying to access it from behind this firewall I get The Websense category Tasteless is restricted.

Re: Slow disks under linux

2001-05-31 Thread Simon Wistow
a kick in the tits with a wet haddock. http://www.swift-tools.com/Flash/ -- simon wistowwireless systems coder i think, i said i think this is our fault.

Re: bad greg

2001-05-30 Thread Simon Wistow
Matthew Byng-Maddick wrote: https://www.joker.com/ ? Who appear to have clue. I *heart* Joker.com -- simon wistowwireless systems coder i think, i said i think this is our fault.

Re: [PUB] Possible candidate

2001-05-30 Thread Simon Wistow
in London. It was initiated by Thomas Doggett to commemorate the coronation of George I. The badge is silver and shows the white horse of Hannover. The race is now held in July. -- simon wistowwireless systems coder i think, i said i think this is our fault.

Re: [PUB] Possible candidate

2001-05-30 Thread Simon Wistow
Cross David - dcross wrote: I think it's too late to organise anything for tonight, but feel free to organise a recce for next month. Tonight? But it's Wednesday the 30th today. /me gets confused -- simon wistowwireless systems coder i think, i said i think this is our fault.

Re: Email::Valid

2001-05-30 Thread Simon Wistow
Andy Williams wrote: Has any one used this module at all? How does it match up against tchrist's stuff? http://sunsite.lanet.lv/ftp/mirror/x2ftp/msdos/admtools/ckaddr -- simon wistowwireless systems coder i think, i said i think this is our fault.

Re: Grammar - Class creation

2001-05-29 Thread Simon Wistow
and everybody's got full functionality again. I think this article talks about it some http://advogato.org/article/59.html Like I said, I looked into and didn't find anything and didn't have the time/experience/inclination to start doing something myself - too many gotchas :( -- simon wistow

Re: Grammar - Class creation

2001-05-29 Thread Simon Wistow
Paul Makepeace wrote: Like I said, I looked into and didn't find anything and didn't have the time/experience/inclination to start doing something myself - too many gotchas :( Like what kind of gotchas, besides the padding/endianity stuff? Well, Parse::RecDescent didn't do binary (I

Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-25 Thread Simon Wistow
Niklas Nordebo wrote: I happened to find this on DVD at Tower yesterday, 2 for £25[0], so I bought it, and will bring it on Sunday. Groovesome. May have to pick that up myself as well.

Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Simon Wistow
Leon Brocard wrote: I could bring along Real Genius? (slightly more old-skool hackers though) Ooh, yes. I was going to dig out my (recorded-from-tv) copy of that from home next weekend. Can't seem to find it anywhere as an original. [0] I also have D.A.R.Y.L (Data Analyising Robot Youth

Re: Election Manifestos

2001-05-24 Thread Simon Wistow
Chris Ball wrote: I used to use At-mail a lot at work. Pseudo-interesting question of the day; do you really feel it was ripped off (in the stigmatism-attached sense of the word), or given that it was GPLed or Artistic'd anyway, that it's fair play to them and that's something that happens

Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Simon Wistow
Dave Hodgkinson wrote: If that counts, then Weird Science counts too! Got that as well. I'm more than willing to just put on the 'creation' scene from that.

Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Simon Wistow
Dave Hodgkinson wrote: Wow, and she's got three kids by Steven Seagal. The eighties were a crazy decade and people did a lot of things they regret.

Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Simon Wistow
Greg McCarroll wrote: but [Steven Seagal] can also cook! And he's rather good at Aikido (he's a 7th Dan and also a shinto priest IIRC). I vaguely rmemeber something about him openign up the first wstern run Aikido dojo in Japan but I have absoultley no way of backing that up.

Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-24 Thread Simon Wistow
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 do have The Sure Thing (imdb: John

Re: Election Manifestos

2001-05-23 Thread Simon Wistow
Simon Cozens wrote: On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 09:43:23AM +0100, Leon Brocard wrote: It didn't hit critical mass. Discuss. Yet Another Webmail Client; it wasn't exactly filling a gaping niche. (And I say that as someone who may soon be maintaining one of the others...) It did at the time -

Re: Election Manifestos

2001-05-23 Thread Simon Wistow
Simon Cozens wrote: On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 11:04:19AM +0100, Simon Wistow wrote: that Mail::Cclient is powerful but complicated and can be a bitch to install, And use. Ripping that fucker out would be my first act. :) There's also http://www.horde.org/imp/ which is reasonably popular

Re: Election Manifestos

2001-05-23 Thread Simon Wistow
AEF wrote: Could you elaborate on that a little? It's not too much of a danger, but I may have to persuade people that PHP isn't the right solution for a large-scale application. I know quite a few of the arguments, but it'd be nice to have some real-world examples... Well I haven't played

Re: [Announce] Hackspoitation film fest

2001-05-23 Thread Simon Wistow
Neil Ford wrote: Had I been able to locate my copy you would have been more than welcome to borrow it it would appear mine's in storage. If I get a chance before Saturday I'll try and track it down. Ooh, you are a star.

Re: Election Manifestos

2001-05-22 Thread Simon Wistow
Simon Cozens wrote: I've yet to hear a Labour MP talk eloquently about anything at all. Anyone ever talked - sorry, tried talking - to their MP about RIP? Harriet Harman tried to tell me that I didn't really know about computers or the Internet. Personally I don't believe a word anybody says

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

2001-05-21 Thread Simon Wistow
Robin Szemeti wrote: I suspect the current 'Lad's' magazines phase is a backlash against the crazy political correctness of the 80's .. hopefully the whole thing will settle down eventually. If you see it lying around the reading 'Getting away with it - the story of Loaded' by Tim Southwell

Re: Long shot

2001-05-21 Thread Simon Wistow
Jonathan Peterson wrote: Anyone know a windows IMAP client that: 1. Isn't Netscape 2. Isn't Eudora 3. Actually Works 4. Is free or cheap Pc-Pine? http://www.washington.edu/pine/pc-pine/

Re: Long shot

2001-05-21 Thread Simon Wistow
Jonathan Peterson wrote: Netscape - works, can filter mail, poor interface, dreadfully slow Hmm, I like Netscape's Interface - does everything I want it to, no unessecarily wasted screen territory, excellent configuartion system. The only thing that narks me off is the fact that, unlike the

Re: pc components

2001-05-18 Thread Simon Wistow
Matthew Byng-Maddick wrote: He was touring with Norman Lovett, who wasn't nearly as good. I found Norman Lovett really funny. Managed to keep the whole audience laughing without actually saying anything for a few minutes and thena few minutes more just by saying what? Simon [easily amused]

Re: TPC Quiz Team

2001-05-18 Thread Simon Wistow
Leon Brocard wrote: Cross David - dcross sent the following bits through the ether: I need three volunteers to join me in the london.pm team for Jon Orwant's Internet Quiz at The Perl Conference. If you'll accept me, I'd be happy to join you... I'm up for it as well unless you find

Re: Enough!

2001-05-17 Thread Simon Wistow
Simon Cozens wrote: One of the things I plan to do on my way around America after TPC is sit down with Kevin and DHD and start writing some funky robots. sphinx + infobot + reefknot + festival -- why hire a secretary when you can write one? :) I've been meaning to have a crack at hooking

Re: T-Shirts

2001-05-17 Thread Simon Wistow
Barbie wrote: ...and then sunny Birmingham .. You must have been dreaming! I was stuck in the Chamberlain hotel on Broad Street. I wanted to go out for a walk and go to a bar and a restaurant (rather than being stuck in the hotel ones) but it was absolutley pissing it down with rain so I

Re: Monitors

2001-05-14 Thread Simon Wistow
Lucy McWilliam wrote: On Fri, 11 May 2001, Mark Fowler wrote: (I don't eat chocolate.) *shock* Me neither. I came to the startling conclusion about 5 years ago that I don't really like. I don't hate it, just don't particularly enjoy it except in odd moods and even then mostly dark

Re: UK programmers left-wing? was Re: BOFHs requiring license

2001-05-14 Thread Simon Wistow
Steve Mynott wrote: Libertarianism seems more popular than socialism on the internet as as a whole, at least, with many American programmers. To counter Dave's left wing views (trolllhave you ever noticed how left wingers tend to be less tolerant to the fact that their views may

Re: BOFHs requiring license

2001-05-14 Thread Simon Wistow
Andy Williams wrote: Andy (preparing for all the insults under the sun for being a tory!) Solidarity brother!

Re: Perl training

2001-05-14 Thread Simon Wistow
Chris Ball wrote: On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 12:21:59PM +0100, Martin Ling wrote: STPPPIDD! OoOoOoh, Red Snapper! Very tasty! /obscure_quoting UHF++ Ghandi II - No more Mister Passive Resistance, Spatula City, Conan the Librarian (Donch yew

Re: BOFHs requiring license

2001-05-14 Thread Simon Wistow
Struan Donald wrote: wasn't it an auction? i like to look on this as some sort of crack induced madness on the side of tha various telcos involved in which thet actually belived the hype aboug 3G comming out of their marketing departments. Basically it went like this: As a telco you ahve

Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Simon Wistow
Robin Houston wrote: On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 01:06:42PM +0100, Lucy McWilliam wrote: Is this the point where I can try and recruit some of you compscis to the bioinformatics revolution? I've always thought it sounded like fun. How does one go about joining the bioinformatics

Re: TBA?

2001-05-10 Thread Simon Wistow
Greg McCarroll wrote: Penderels Oak, and afterwards I have a table at the Gaucho Grill for steak. Can't we just eat beef instead? It will be a lot less wooden for a start. Badoom, boom. Thankyourveramuch ladies and germs I'll be here all week.

Re: Dim Sum?

2001-05-09 Thread Simon Wistow
Dave Hodgkinson wrote: ARGH! Sorry, I got PHB-ed. Psycho Hose Beasted? /me suspects that Dave and Simon have very different definitions of PHB

Re: Dim Sum?

2001-05-09 Thread Simon Wistow
Greg McCarroll wrote: Psycho Hose Beasted? Simon, if you are going to reveal next week's Buffy episode at least put SPOILER in the subject ;-) Huh? Can't remember where I first heard it although both Red Dwarf and Calvin and Hobbes spring to mind.

Re: Dim Sum?

2001-05-09 Thread Simon Wistow
Mike Wyer wrote: Can't remember where I first heard it although both Red Dwarf and Calvin and Hobbes spring to mind. Wayne's World. That's the ticket. I was getting it confused with Calvin and Hobbes' Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat :)

Re: [OT] Anyone want a Defender?

2001-05-08 Thread Simon Wistow
David Cantrell wrote: I've got bored with my Defender, so am selling it. Anyone interested? ObLondon.pm: defender beats watching buffy on the stupid-box any day of the week. Will. To. Save. Money. Fading. Is it an original Williams cab? How much? (important things first) Want me to

Re: cocktails

2001-05-03 Thread Simon Wistow
Chris Heathcote wrote: Off the top of my head: ICA bar, Match (Noho/Farringdon/Sosho), lab (on Old Compton St.), aka... also heard about Smiths of Smithfield, but never been there. Smiths isn't really a cocktail bar IIRC. Cocktails at the Marriot (aka the old County Hall) aren't

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

2001-05-03 Thread Simon Wistow
Cross David - dcross wrote: I'll get my photos up before too long. But I do need to get them developed the old fashioned way, so if anyone wants to prevent photos taken on the Staten Island Ferry from being published then they still have a few days to approach me with an appropriate bribe.

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

2001-05-03 Thread Simon Wistow
Cross David - dcross wrote: At least _I_ was on the roller coaster at Coney Island - unlike some people I could mention. And I'm hoping that Gill has the photo to prove it :) I'd have been on it too if I hadn't needed to go back to Manhattan. Gah, publish and be damned Cross.

Re: London.pm List Weekly Summary 2001-04-16 (Attempt 2)

2001-04-23 Thread Simon Wistow
Leon Brocard wrote: Leon, who didn't get as many points snowboarding than he does in SSX. Somehow falling hurts more... *cough* Deja-Angst : http://www.inktank.com/index.cfm?toon=02-26-01

Re: More Natives

2001-04-23 Thread Simon Wistow
Cross David - dcross wrote: Now, take yer lame ass fountain pens, and leave me alone. I'm in Hereford, England on business, and have _NO_ time to deal with this I'm right/your wrong/i kill/you write crap. I used to see bk and his ilk when I used to go to Hereford - they were hanging around

Re: London.pm List Weekly Summary 2001-04-16 (Attempt 2)

2001-04-20 Thread Simon Wistow
Jonathan Stowe wrote: On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, Simon Wistow wrote: segwayed I dont think so Simon ... Neither did I. But i was tired. /me waves hands vaguely

Re: London.pm List Weekly Summary 2001-04-16

2001-04-19 Thread Simon Wistow
Simon Wistow wrote: This is the thirteenth of hopefully many weekly summaries of the London *cough* Frscking, sucking, send shortcuts in netscape. Apologies.

Re: Komodo

2001-04-18 Thread Simon Wistow
Dean wrote: I've been using [Kdevelop] for C coding recently and its not too bad. It has a couple of nice tricks though like clicking on the compile errors and being taken to the line. Ultraedit does this. It's great and I love it. And it works under Wine.

Re: re-release of autodial

2001-04-12 Thread Simon Wistow
Aaron Trevena wrote: the new version of autodial - codenamed DiaKiller, is available at http://droogs.org/autodial/ From the FAQ (http://droogs.org/autodial/FAQ) Q: Why is AutoDIAL so rubbish. A: Because Trelane told me to 'just release it' although blame is automatically deferred to

Re: Technical Meeting - 19th April

2001-04-10 Thread Simon Wistow
Dave Cross wrote: I understood that you had delegated the actual work to someone else. Can you ensure that your vice-chair is able to speak in your place. Umm. Ok. Somebody give me the designs and I'll get them printed. Talk over. Or am I missing something?

Re: Technical Meeting - 19th April

2001-04-10 Thread Simon Wistow
Neil Ford wrote: Do we need to dig up the original meeting notes regarding .pm/colour combinations or is Simon to 'wing it'? Got em, cheers.

Re: Test

2001-04-05 Thread Simon Wistow
Simon Cozens wrote: On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 09:19:15PM +0100, Matthew Byng-Maddick wrote: Feature request - IMAP client. Mail::IMAPClient exists, so I guess it's a real possibility. When I get a spare second. (Yeah, right.) There's also Mail::Cclient (by Malcolm Beattie) which can be

Re: Test

2001-04-05 Thread Simon Wistow
Simon Cozens wrote: On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 10:41:56AM +0100, Simon Wistow wrote: There's also Mail::Cclient (by Malcolm Beattie) which can be tricky to install and the interface is a bit unfriendly That's the fault of the underlying Cclient library. :( Yeah, tell me about it. hence

Re: Crazy Idea

2001-04-03 Thread Simon Wistow
dcross - David Cross 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 ^^^ Hmmm. Do the words "foot" and "mouth" mean nothing to you? /me suspects Dave may have been kidnapped

Re: from ntk

2001-04-02 Thread Simon Wistow
James Powell wrote: RANDAL SCHWARTZ slams London.pm's "Perl is my bitch" T-Shirt - odd, considering: http://www.stonehenge.com/perl/amihooternot/ ... *cough* Will email NTK and point out that it is not and was never a London.pm t-shirt.

Re: from ntk

2001-04-02 Thread Simon Wistow
Aaron Trevena wrote: I think the jamie olover link has saved them - it is mighty fine. Which is from pobitch anyway.

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

2001-03-30 Thread Simon Wistow
Robin Szemeti wrote: IMHO to be of any use certification needs to be HUGE .. eg we need O'Reilly AND Manning behind it or it simply won't fly. We could write a very comprehensive set of tests and assesment levels, do all that. The theory driving test in this country was doen by getting

Re: Perl Auto-RPC

2001-03-28 Thread Simon Wistow
Greg McCarroll wrote: # locally an rpc call is made to the remote package server, which creates # an object and returns the local id to the other machine That was the way I was thinking of doing it as well. Hmm, nother thing to add to the list of things to do.

Re: Perl Auto-RPC

2001-03-28 Thread Simon Wistow
Robin Houston wrote: A stateful server would definitely help here. It was going to be a stateful server. But stateless could be an option.

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

2001-03-23 Thread Simon Wistow
Dave Cross wrote: For even more points: What was the first TV show the Lenny Henry appeared on? Black and White Minstrel show IIRC . Although I think he was a on a couple of talent shows first.

Re: Matt's Scripts Projects

2001-03-19 Thread Simon Wistow
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 ...

Re: [boring] Statistics

2001-03-15 Thread Simon Wistow
David Cantrell wrote: Quick question for any statisticians out there: Does this look like it should be modelled with a Poisson distribution to you? This data represents the number of logins on a workstation per hour. Don't think so, there's too much of a dip at 11:00 and 14:00

Re: Autoconf Magic

2001-03-12 Thread Simon Wistow
Dean wrote: Not personally but i have this in my bookmark list: http://sources.redhat.com/autobook/autobook/autobook_toc.html Seems to be the ticket - I only needit for very quick stuff - compiling and installing a .so and a program linked about it. Will have a look at that page and other

Re: Kevin Smith Film Fest

2001-03-09 Thread Simon Wistow
Hamlet D'Arcy wrote: Long story short... I won advance tickets, a mallrats CD, Mallrats baseball hat, mallrats stickers, and... A FULL SET OF MALLRATS TRADING CARDS! (which I still have). Must. Resist. Urge. To Burgle. House.

Re: T-shirts for Monday

2001-03-05 Thread Simon Wistow
"David H. Adler" wrote: I'm guessing that those of us on this side of the atlantic are, therefore, out of luck at this point? Nope. Well, sort of. I saved 3 * XL for Merkins. I'm also thinking of printing some more.

Re: New London PM Shirt Designs

2001-03-01 Thread Simon Wistow
Struan Donald wrote: couldn't all this sort of thing be summed up as: my ($meme,$buzzword) = @ARGV; $meme =~ s/$buzzword/perl/g; print $meme; or even any(@memes) +~ /any(@buzzword)/perl/g; print any(@memes); or something

Re: Buffy episode 'too explicit'

2001-02-28 Thread Simon Wistow
Dave Cross wrote: "My name is Dave and it's been three weeks since I watched more than one episode on Buffy on the same day." Wah, due to circumstances beyond my control I haven't seen (terrestrial) 8uffy for about a month now. I think the last episode I saw was the one with Faith waking

Re: Do what I mean!

2001-02-27 Thread Simon Wistow
Steve Purkis wrote: A *few* tweaks to the core? Come on now, you'd have to make the core grok multiple dimensions! (... and that would be about as easy as building an infinite improbrability drive...) We can reason that there is a Perl Core that spans multiple dimensions so there must be a

Re: Do what I mean!

2001-02-27 Thread Simon Wistow
Matthew Robinson wrote: I have now implemented the changes to the constant pragma module so that all scripts run in constant time (in fact they run instantaneously). You're ill. Get help.

Re: ActiveState Awards

2001-02-26 Thread Simon Wistow
dcross - David Cross wrote: All worthy winners, but ask yourself - which one is most likely to buy you a drink at a london.pm meeting if he wins the award? Hopefully Matt - I nominated him ;)

Re: Conway Hall

2001-02-12 Thread Simon Wistow
Leon Brocard wrote: Might this have anything to do with the fact that you, sir, are currently in charge[1] of it? Passing the buck, are you sir? Pistols at dawn etc. etc. Leon, vaguely remembering blech volunteering for this... If not I'll have a crack at doing it. Or doing it jointly.

Re: NY invasion, was Re: Conway Hall

2001-02-12 Thread Simon Wistow
Paul Mison wrote: I'll welcome the help. Consider this me co-volunteering then. We could go for Wed 28 March to Mon 2 April instead; comments? London.pm does April Fools' in NY. Hmm. Distinct possibilities. Means I skip the flight home to go see my Dad on his birthday (also April 1 -

Dada Dodo Does Four Char Word Ouli Perl

2001-02-08 Thread Simon Wistow
This'll probably mena nothing to you unless a) you were at the last London.pm technical meeting b) hang around on #london.pm c) are also on ( void ) but, because of sudden but temporary free time yesterday afternoon (Nokia WTLS gateway was down and we couldn't test RC5 connections with our

Re: Last Night

2001-02-02 Thread Simon Wistow
Alex Page wrote: It didn't seem too bad - my pints were 2.50 each, which for central London isn't bad. There were certainly space issues, however. Hmm. yeah. There was a bit of a mix up - I booked in advance and asked for seating for 30 people but when I arrived they'd done standing space

Re: Mailing List Stuff

2001-02-02 Thread Simon Wistow
Robin Houston wrote: I've wondered that too. Seems to be a #perl obsession... As in "stroke the pony"?

Re: Bad programming considered harmless

2001-02-02 Thread Simon Wistow
Jonathan Peterson wrote: There is nothing wrong with bad programming. There is however lots of thinsg wrong with teaching bad pregramming. Whilst I agree with you to a certain extent about cars a less sinister explanation is that cars *ARE* getting hideously compilcated with variable valve

Re: previous jobs

2001-02-01 Thread Simon Wistow
Matthew Jones wrote: so who else has had cool non-IT jobs in the past? I walways had crappy non-IT jobs. The absolute worst was when I went to work in a plastics factory. As new boy, it fell to me to make sure that all the waste plastic was disposed of as efficiently as possible. I

Re: Technical Meeting Venues

2001-01-30 Thread Simon Wistow
Matthew Jones wrote: So how do That.pm feel about some northern tyke scuttling down to join you for the odd beer and tech meeting on a sort of semi-regular basis? For the love of God NO! Every time you're down in This I end up the next morning feeling fragile wearing nothing but a traffic

Re: Meeting Reminder

2001-01-30 Thread Simon Wistow
Greg McCarroll wrote: The Anchor, near London Bridge, 8/1/2001, starting 6.30 ish ;-) (ask me for directions if you dont' know it) Top pub. Although I'm partial to Davy's Pot House under the bridge as well. Conveniently close to Cynthia's Cyberbar. Simon [who decided to give up drinking

Re: Video Tips

2001-01-29 Thread Simon Wistow
Dave Cross wrote: Here's a top tip. Don't try to video two hours of programs on an hour and a half of video tape. Does anyone happen to have Friday's Angel taped - I only really need the second half :( Anybody got the 1st half of the terrestrial Buffy from this week taped? And the second

Re: Technical Meeting Venues

2001-01-29 Thread Simon Wistow
Matthew Jones wrote: Dave is sitting in his living room, leafing through his back issues of "Canned Food and Preserved Rations Monthly". Wrong Dave. More like "Dave is lounging casually in his Chippendale, stroking his gold plated cat and having his feet massaged by a minion. Another lackey

Re: odd -w effect

2001-01-24 Thread Simon Wistow
Michael Stevens wrote: I hate to say it, but I'm slowly becoming converted to windows cut paste. I like being able to highlight a block of text and hit ctrl-v to replace that with the contents of the clipboard. troll Why do you hate to say it? It's better than cut and paste of X. Linux

Re: Consultancy company

2001-01-22 Thread Simon Wistow
Andy Wardley wrote: Having said that, I do very little "real" work at work, instead spending my time reading/writing email, chatting to people, playing table tennis, having meetings, and doing other brain dead tasks. I sometimes feel guilty because 90% of my work gets done in 10% of my time.

Re: Conslutancy

2001-01-22 Thread Simon Wistow
Andy Wardley wrote: So without wishing to start another holy war, is it possible to change the mailing list configuration to have a more sensible default Reply-to? rant I have arguments with Leon about this. He usually quotes 'Reply To munging considered harmful'

Re: What's a perl person then?

2001-01-19 Thread Simon Wistow
Greg Cope wrote: perl person: Hacked a drawing program in 2 hours. other person: That long, oh dear .. perl person: yeah but I was drunk at the time. Oh and it sends mail. And it's written in Latin. And none of the sub routines are actually called. It just sort of guesses which one you

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Simon Wistow
Dave Cross wrote: I'm therefore looking for a volunteer to organise this. The organiser would, of course, be given a free login on the server. Anyone fancy it? I'll give it a go.

Re: Advice

2001-01-19 Thread Simon Wistow
Dean S Wilson wrote: What kind of low level stuff are you interested in? kernel/device drivers kind of thing or something else entirely? I've been working on compilers, WAP browsers and crypto since I got here. I'd love to have a go working on kernel stuff or device drivers. What I'd really

Re: Advice

2001-01-19 Thread Simon Wistow
Redvers Davies wrote: Is that a change in conditions such that you have to give 3 months notice or that you don't have a termination clause such that you sign up on a rolling 3 month contract. I'm coming to the end of my 3 month probabtion period. AFter that, becuase I work for the RnD part

Re: Oh! Idea for penderel!

2001-01-19 Thread Simon Wistow
David Cantrell wrote: However, I don't believe it supports some of the more weird DNS entries you can have like HINFO and LOC records. You learn fast young Grasshopper. Oh, wait. You weren't there last night. http://www.2shortplanks.com/simon/ip2ll/2.html

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