Re: Feelers for London Open Source Convention

2001-01-16 Thread Andrew Bowman
From: "Nathan Torkington" [EMAIL PROTECTED] We're planning a London Open Source Convention. The dates we're looking hard at now are August 20-23. Are there any obvious clashes that you can think of? You mean apart from the traditional British summer hols[1]? August is, in some quarters at

Re: Feelers for London Open Source Convention

2001-01-16 Thread Andrew Bowman
From: "Nathan Torkington" [EMAIL PROTECTED] Bugger, we were afraid of that. It's more than just Perl, it's for a lot of Open Source (Python, Linux, MySQL, PHP, etc.) What we really need to know is: will our attendance from Europe suffer because it's in August? I imagine it will to some

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

2001-01-19 Thread Andrew Bowman
From: Greg McCarroll [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] write a suggestions document of where the project management and management functions are going wrong if they ignore it leave Do you know anywhere this has happened Greg? ;-)

Re: TPC5

2001-01-20 Thread Andrew Bowman
From: "Paul Makepeace" [EMAIL PROTECTED] Where you'll be consulting for a munitions firm? :-) Nah, I don't know enough about encryption ;-) But then again, ignorance doesn't seem to be an obstacle to most lobbyists or salesmen! Reminds me of ye olde joke: Q. What's the difference between a

Re: TPC5

2001-01-20 Thread Andrew Bowman
From: "Nathan Torkington" [EMAIL PROTECTED] 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. What sort of numbers are we talking about then?

RE: Mark Thomas

2001-02-01 Thread Andrew Bowman
From: Greg Cope [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Does MT have a special T shirt vendor ? Yesterdays was a monopoply joke that I did not get I tuned in halfway through an item about ECGD (the UK Govt's export credit guarantee department), which was something to do with two hotels they helped fund

RE: Penderel Configuration

2001-02-15 Thread Andrew Bowman
From: Michael Stevens [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Tools - Options - Preferences - E-mail Options ... (This is Microsoft Outlook 2000 SR-1 Corporate or Workgroup) Outlook 98 and Outlook Express also have this feature. Outlook 97 (my current employer's choice) doesn't (so the above quoting is

RE: geek football

2001-02-27 Thread Andrew Bowman
From: Mike Jarvis [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Just be glad they didn't start playing "Slap the Yank". You mean like the Polizei that you mentioned during our happy sojourn in The Bunker at ebookers? Those were the days :-) (The Bunker, not the Polizei!). Andrew.

RE: Pointless, Badly-Written Module.

2001-03-20 Thread Andrew Bowman
From: Michael Stevens [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] MMDDYY is about as backwards and illogical as you can possibly get[0]. Our cousins across the ocean appear to like it for some reason. I suspect this was the motivation for the module. Along with a few other quirks, such as: - copper plate

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

2001-03-21 Thread Andrew Bowman
[Continuing off-topic - not a surprise on London.pm, I'm sure (I thought Mr. Cantrell's [ot] the other day denoted 'on-topic' :--)] From: Marty Pauley [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] In some countries the 'family name' is actually defined by your job, location, or other mutable property. It used to

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

2001-03-23 Thread Andrew Bowman
From: "James Powell" [EMAIL PROTECTED] ps - For an extra point, what show had an impression of Trevor McDonald called "Trevor McDoughnut"? Trevor McDoughnut is/was a Lenny Henry character - so it was probably Three of a Kind (remember that?), or another programme with Lenny H. in it. For

Suggestion - use of Subject: line

2001-03-29 Thread Andrew Bowman
Just now there are two interesting discussions going on, one about Perl certification, the other about databases, under the subject 'Re: Job: I'm looking for one..", both of which forked off from the original discussion a long while back. Can one or preferably both sets of participants please

RE: Crazy Idea

2001-04-03 Thread Andrew Bowman
From: David Cantrell [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Why the hell not. The farm which I believe Greg has in mind (www.middlefarm.com) also sells mead. Yum! And do they supply Butane canisters and matches too? ;-) Andrew.

RE: Crazy Idea

2001-04-03 Thread Andrew Bowman
From: Simon Wistow [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 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

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

2001-04-04 Thread Andrew Bowman
From: dcross - David Cross [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] If you know the difference between it's and its, you're and your, and don't write 'alot', you're probably in the top 1%-ile :) True. Shouldn't we also need to include "should'nt" (etc.) here as well? . These are trivially simple rules to

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

2001-04-04 Thread Andrew Bowman
From: Dave Hodgkinson [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] And of course, the best English speakers are probably the Scots and the Welsh. Discuss! I'm not so sure about the Welsh you know ;-) Re. the Scots, me apart, it depends on which part of Scotland. Some of the clearest and most pleasant English

RE: Wavelan

2001-04-10 Thread Andrew Bowman
From: Neil Ford [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] The perl script to do stuff with wireless scanning and GPS had me salivating :-) Time to buy an eTrek I think. Where was GPS mentioned? I had a good hunt round (by myself and with the assistance of the Altavista host: search parameter) but couldn't

Installing Perl/Tk on Win32

2001-04-10 Thread Andrew Bowman
I'm trying to install the Tk module on a Win32 system (I realise this is where my mistake lies, however, leaving that aside...). The docs say to: perl Makefile.PL nmake nmake test nmake install_perl Which seems to presume the presence of nmake as part of either an MS C or Borland C compiler

RE: Installing Perl/Tk on Win32

2001-04-10 Thread Andrew Bowman
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! Thanks for the pointer James Dean. Andrew.

RE: Installing Perl/Tk on Win32

2001-04-10 Thread Andrew Bowman
From: Robert Shiels [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Also, if you have any firewall problems, or a fast link at work and a slow dialup at home Thanks again - I got it installed okay (no firewall probs). The laughable thing is that I have a fast link at home[1] and a slow ISDN at work (soon to be

RE: Installing Perl/Tk on Win32

2001-04-11 Thread Andrew Bowman
From: Barbie [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quote Installing CPAN modules requires that you have Microsoft DevStudio or nmake.exe installed. If you are installing modules that contain xs files, then you need DevStudio, otherwise you only need nmake.exe. You can download nmake from

Re: TPJ Reborn

2001-04-11 Thread Andrew Bowman
From: "Paul Makepeace" [EMAIL PROTECTED] point of order - they are filters, not bots Isn't that two points? And is a line the shortest distance between them? Point of yet further pedantry: I think you mean a directed line segment that intersects two points... Andrew.

RE: Company Name

2001-04-25 Thread Andrew Bowman
From: Philip Newton [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Chris Heathcote wrote: Mega-Shiels 2001 Ltd. Shiels-Up! PLC In a similar vein, how about 'Green Shiels Temps'? It has a certain ring about it to those of us old enough to remember reams of the things being dished out in Woolies and the like.

RE: sing if you're happy that way

2001-05-08 Thread Andrew Bowman
Excuse me for my ignorance of this matter, however I can't figure out what 'CHOPS' means in this context (and am sure I'm not alone among London PMers, at least not on this question). According to acronymfinder.com it's Controlled Humidity Operational Preservation System, but I doubt this is

RE: sing if you're happy that way

2001-05-08 Thread Andrew Bowman
From: Cross David - dcross [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] It's what Chris uses to sign off his more erudite postings at the Cookwood board - either that or the even more scarey 'PISHA'! That much I'd figured out - perhaps I'm being too deep and meaningful in assuming that 'CHOPS' has some