Re: early peek at a bit of fun

2001-06-18 Thread Alex Page
On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 12:11:50PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: I must have imagined London.pm. Thank God! It was all a horrible, horrible dream!!! Alex -- Four pints of milk, a turkey baster and some plastic tubing, that's all you need. http://www.cpio.org/~grimoire http

Re: YAPC::Europe

2001-06-14 Thread Alex Page
= ( $a || $b ) $c $d; Alex -- Four pints of milk, a turkey baster and some plastic tubing, that's all you need. http://www.cpio.org/~grimoire http://www.livejournal.com/users/diffrentcolours

Re: Pubs - a serious investigation

2001-06-09 Thread Alex Page
On Fri, Jun 08, 2001 at 05:46:33PM +0100, Simon Wistow wrote: o The Doggetts Coat and Arms (by the river) It has to be said, Doggetts is a fine, fine pub. Plenty of room, not-too-loud music, nice beer... and fairly convenient for most people. Alex -- Four pints of milk, a turkey baster

Re: [Possible Job] Perl, Linux

2001-06-07 Thread Alex Page
gainful employment right now :-) Alex -- Four pints of milk, a turkey baster and some plastic tubing, that's all you need. http://www.cpio.org/~grimoire http://www.livejournal.com/users/diffrentcolours

Re: Religion

2001-06-02 Thread Alex Gough
At 15:53 01/06/01 +0100, you wrote: Jon, thinking Paganism and Christianity should co-exist happily as do Art and Science. Yes, if only... http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-112765,00.html Alex Gough -- Today class, we'll be cloning extinct species to see how they taste.

Re: Religion

2001-06-02 Thread Alex Page
Morrising for ages. Count me in! Alex -- Four pints of milk, a turkey baster and some plastic tubing, that's all you need. http://www.cpio.org/~grimoire http://www.livejournal.com/users/diffrentcolours

Re: LCN June

2001-06-01 Thread alex
On Fri, 1 Jun 2001, Dean wrote: Lonix Date: Wednesday 6th June at 6.00pm. hasn't this been postponed? alex

Re: Election Manifestos

2001-05-22 Thread Alex Gough
On Tue, 22 May 2001, Robin Szemeti wrote: hmmm .. I was tempted just to let it pass .. but I can't resist ;) What you need to remember is this : They will say ANYTHING to get your vote .. ANYTHING. Even the truth? I'd very much doubt that. Alex Gough -- I don't believe that honesty

Re: pc components

2001-05-17 Thread Alex Gough
On Thu, 17 May 2001, Simon Cozens wrote: On Thu, May 17, 2001 at 11:03:35AM +0100, AEF wrote: When I last ordered a HDD from Dabs, they mailed me a couple of days later to say that it wasn't in stock (there website said it was). My motherboard from Dabs has spent two days awaiting credit

Re: Politics (was RE: BOFHs requiring license)

2001-05-14 Thread Alex Gough
, I want you to sign this confession of your own incompetance using your ordinary looking pen. action type=strokes naked cat Alex Gough -- Guyfawkes made a very loyal plan to to blow up the King and the bishops and everybody else in Parliament, with gunpowder. Although he failed attempts are made

Re: see attachment

2001-05-12 Thread Alex Page
the surviving Perl Mongers are desperately trying to survive against the hordes of radiation-addled Java Zombies, and locate the few remaining stashes of beer and bandwidth? Or some kind of bizzaro martial arts fest pitching the Heretics against the True London.pm'ers (tm)... Alex -- I ask for so

Re: see attachment

2001-05-11 Thread Alex Page
On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 10:06:52PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: well i had 15 minutes to spare so i decided to do this ... Right, so who's going to write a script that parses all of the london.pm traffic and tells us what we need to drink? Alex, what, *read* the bloody thing? -- I ask for so

Re: Monitors

2001-05-11 Thread Alex Gough
trying to buy this...)) And, tied to the ceiling above the monitor, a 35p flying dinosaur which waves in the thermals. Alex Gough -- A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-27 Thread Alex Page
drinking too much snakebite and falling over while trying to dance to the Sisters of Mercy probably won't interest most of london.pm Alex -- I ask for so little. Just let me rule you, and you can have everything that you want. - Jareth, Labyrinth

Re: Migrating South (was Good Accountants)

2001-04-27 Thread Alex Page
to make it worth attending... Alex ObLondon.pmRef: The Bronze looks like a really good club! -- I ask for so little. Just let me rule you, and you can have everything that you want. - Jareth, Labyrinth

Re: Good Accountants (?)

2001-04-27 Thread Alex Page
in slow motion? Actually, in Manchester, one traditionally dances to the Sisters either with a four-way country reel, or the Can-Can. Sobriety is not an option :-) Alex -- I ask for so little. Just let me rule you, and you can have everything that you want. - Jareth, Labyrinth

Re: Migrating South (was Good Accountants)

2001-04-27 Thread Alex Page
... No, sort of, no. Alex -- I ask for so little. Just let me rule you, and you can have everything that you want. - Jareth, Labyrinth

Re: Migrating South (was Good Accountants)

2001-04-27 Thread Alex Page
On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 07:47:47PM -0400, David H. Adler wrote: On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 06:56:22PM -0400, Alex Page wrote: Hmm, I'm feeling like this is getting waaay too off-topic What is this off-topic you speak of? Is it a custom of your people? Yeah... I'm on this mailing list called

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Alex Page
bugging me is the lack of support for paged media - I've got a very simple rule that says that you should avoid page-breaking after the employer's name / details (so you get at least one paragraph of the job description in), but have yet to find a browser that works for this. Alex -- I ask

frot the box

2001-04-24 Thread alex
the stuff has arrived, so we'll probably have a go at putting shiney new things in penderel tomorrow evening. if there's a time when this would inconvenience you, let me know and i'll make a proper schedule if need be. otherwise watch out for wall'd and irc announcements. alex -- here

tech meet at state51

2001-04-19 Thread alex
looking forward to the meeting... just thought i'd mention that although last time i said there wouldn't be beer and there was, this time there really won't be beer... no time to organise it i'm afraid. but please feel free to bring your own :) cheers alex -- here they come lalalalala

Re: NY Invasion

2001-04-12 Thread Alex Page
On Thu, Apr 12, 2001 at 11:25:27AM +0100, dcross - David Cross wrote: and we've tentatively pencilled in Thursday 26th April as a good date for us to show them how to drink. Shit, and The Fall are playing Oxford then :-( Alex -- "I ask for so little. Just let me rule you, and you can

Re: Technical Meeting - 19th April

2001-04-09 Thread alex
On Mon, 9 Apr 2001, dcross - David Cross wrote: 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'll do some more music for a bit. alex -- here they come lalalalala la lalalalala la

Re: [HELP] Traceroute

2001-04-07 Thread Alex Page
On Sat, Apr 07, 2001 at 06:59:44AM +0100, Dave Hodgkinson wrote: Alex Page [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols, Gah, I've got a copy of that on my shelf. Really should get round to reading it at some point... Ah, "bought any good books l

Re: Grammar (was: Re: Linux.com Online Chat)

2001-04-07 Thread Alex Page
On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 11:28:16AM +0200, Philip Newton wrote: Alex Page wrote: When I was at prep school, my English teacher had lots of little signs over the classroom walls saying things like "It's not all right to say 'alright'", to drum little things like that in

Re: Grammar (was: Re: Linux.com Online Chat)

2001-04-04 Thread Alex Page
and its, you're and your, and don't write 'alot', you're probably in the top 1%-ile :) When I was at prep school, my English teacher had lots of little signs over the classroom walls saying things like "It's not all right to say 'alright'", to drum little things like that in. Alex

Re: Crazy Idea

2001-04-03 Thread Alex Page
, and then spend the night around a camp fire, drinking and talking. But where would we find a camping ground with a fast net connection and wireless LAN connections? Alex -- "I ask for so little. Just let me rule you, and you can have everything that you want." - Jareth, Labyrinth

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

2001-03-29 Thread alex
i am a little unclear what the benefits of this exercise might be without a brand or larger player backing it up. if we could hook up with someone like learning tree (eg they can claim to deliver courses to "PCSE" standards) this might be a big winner. alex ps i only mention lea

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

2001-03-29 Thread alex
a professional certification a la MCSE simply to address corporate criticisms that this is a hackers only language with no certification. i think the whole initiative should be more about making Perl be taken more seriously OUTSIDE the community. alex Shouldn't that be CPH for "Certified Perl H

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

2001-03-29 Thread alex
you don't think having a single body with london.pm representation whose responsibilities would be exam delivery, assessment and certificaiton would be more efficient/effective than what you describe? alex On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, Robert Shiels wrote: I think a lot of this will be about signing

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

2001-03-29 Thread alex
, well-meaning effort will achieve this. alex * alex ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: you don't think having a single body with london.pm representation whose responsibilities would be exam delivery, assessment and certificaiton would be more efficient/effective than what you describe

Re: Perl Certification Drive

2001-03-29 Thread alex
s attitude, I've seen this often. -- ____ alex nunes | t 020 7603 5723 | f 020 7603 2504 director | read the NEW story @ http://codix.net/ codix.net | 107 shepherd's bush road, london w6 7lp

Re: Proposal for the certification body

2001-03-29 Thread alex
such a YAS exist (or other type of body)? alex YAS has already had `salaried' staff and grants so thats not that new a thing, if the certification brings in cash i'm sure some of it can be redirected to the costs. But I am keen to see the certification content first before we get b

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

2001-03-28 Thread alex
perl) but i don't think that is the market situation. alex On Tue, 27 Mar 2001, Greg McCarroll wrote: 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

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

2001-03-28 Thread alex
corporate puts marketing muscle behind it (highly unlikely) people will perceive it as a hacker technology. alex ps whoever raised the issue of opex/capex - openness: the more people i talk to nowadays about selling consultancy work - the more i hear people wanting product and support - not bespoke

Re: Pointless, Badly-Written Module.

2001-03-20 Thread Alex Page
On Tue, Mar 20, 2001 at 04:40:29PM +, Simon Wilcox wrote: 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 YY-MM-DD which avoids cross-pond confusion. Or even better still, -MM-DD :-) Alex

Re: if we can make it there, we can make it anywhere

2001-03-04 Thread Alex Page
once again fallen off, where are we on this? Dunno, if someone wants to use a perl meet as a smokescreen to coincide with a music festival I want to attend in NY at the end of august so I've got more chance of getting time off past my bosses, I'd be most grateful :-) Alex -- "I ask f

server money

2001-02-21 Thread alex
on the london.pm server, either send me a cheque, transfer the money into my account, or bring the money to the axkit talk tomorrow. 50 pounds each cheers, alex

Re: Perl Books

2001-02-02 Thread Alex Page
to flush when forking, and I've done some horrible things with IPC::Open3 before... Alex -- "I ask for so little. Just let me rule you, and you can have everything that you want." - Jareth, Labyrinth

Re: Last Night

2001-02-02 Thread Alex Page
;home", but I'm like that so feel free to ignore me :-) Alex -- "I ask for so little. Just let me rule you, and you can have everything that you want." - Jareth, Labyrinth

Re: Mailing List Archive

2001-01-25 Thread alex
a public archive containing all our email addresses is obviously bad. no-spam countermeasures help, but it's an ugly solution.. it's also about atmosphere. i don't like contributing to a friendly, discussive list that's archived and searchable by anyone who happens to drop by. mutual trust is

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread alex
On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Dave Cross wrote: Anyone fancy it? I forgot to mention, I offered to do this before, and that offer still stands. alex -- Snack pastries are dramatic when shapes are combined

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread alex
money we have and we can then decide what to do with it. Alex [1] My first name is actually Christopher, but handily my parents changed their minds after registering my birth and decided to call me by my middle name. PS The guy with the tennants extra broke in to another part of the building

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread alex
On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Dave Cross wrote: I'm not sure. I don't think I've ever known this. I'm hoping that someone woh a) bought it or b) is sitting next to it will be able to leap in with this information. [alex@penderel alex]$ cat /proc/cpuinfo processor : 0 vendor_id

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread alex
On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Greg McCarroll wrote: ok i was a bit late ;) -- Snack pastries are dramatic when shapes are combined

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

2001-01-19 Thread Alex Page
On Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 09:27:18AM +, Dave Hodgkinson wrote: It should be mandatory for all public servants to be adept at Sim City. IIRC, Sim City is one of Ken Livingstone's favorites. Alex

whiteboard pens

2001-01-18 Thread alex
t;yes please bring your whiteboard pens along by all means." cheers, alex -- Snack pastries are dramatic when shapes are combined

techmeet aftermath

2001-01-18 Thread alex
(sorry) I am happy to discuss this stuff in greater detail off-list, or in the generative art mailing list 'eu-gene' at generative.net. Best, Alex

Re: Feelers for London Open Source Convention

2001-01-17 Thread alex
In my opinion London would be fine for an August conference. I don't know what the fuss is about, really. London is not like Paris in the summer. We have a lot more parks. Perhaps September would be better, but hey. Alex -- Snack pastries are dramatic when shapes are combined

Re: PIMB T-shirts

2001-01-16 Thread Alex Page
On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 12:32:47PM +, Marcel Grunauer wrote: How about "Smoking Perl" for Amsterdam? "YAPC::Europe::Amsterdam - A Week-Long Hashref" Alex

Re: PIMB T-shirts

2001-01-16 Thread Alex Page
ct. IANAL, but AFAIK parody is protected under trademark law, as long as you're not making profit (I presume beer money for the hassle of T-shirt making is excusable). Alex

Re: trade mark parody (Re: PIMB T-shirts)

2001-01-16 Thread Alex Page
On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 01:43:00PM +, Robin Houston wrote: Don't we have someone here who *is* a lawyer? :-) More to the point, don't we have someone who could drop a mail to one of the happy bunnies at O'Rielly and ask them nicely not to sue us? Alex

Re: one liner

2001-01-06 Thread alex
On Sat, 6 Jan 2001, Dean S Wilson wrote: I left (void) and you'l not take me back alive! Outlook canne take the strain! i think london.pm is busier than (void) nowadays, a lot of the thought-provoking people left -- Snack pastries are dramatic when shapes are combined

Re: one liner

2001-01-06 Thread alex
code in my art this is a highly important point. so to me, Perl is the most human computer language, and so the most suitable language for computer art. alex ps Tangram and Template Toolkit are great! -- Snack pastries are dramatic when shapes are combined

Re: Technical Meeting

2001-01-04 Thread alex
On Thu, 4 Jan 2001, Dave Cross wrote: It was pointed out this evening that I hadn't send out a reminder for the technical meeting which is in two weeks time (Jan 18th). We'll be holding it at State 51 and I'm hoping that Alex or Jo will post detailed directions. walk out of the bagel shop

Re: Getting keys of mapped hash?

2001-01-03 Thread alex
On Wed, 3 Jan 2001, Shevek wrote: my @sort=sort keys %{ +{ map { $_ = undef } @list } }; Maybe I'm missing something here, but how is this different to my @sort = sort @list; values in @sort are unique?