RE: Re: [phillip@goats.com: Re: Meeting reminder]

2000-12-15 Thread Dave Cross
From: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 12/15/00 2:58:04 PM nope i really do have a big list He does too. After a few drinks, it can be as large as 25 degrees. Dave... -- http://www.dave.org.uk "The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one", he said. But still they

FW: Perl Developer position.

2000-12-18 Thread Dave Cross
This is from an agent who contacted me this morning. I'd have investigated further myself, but I accepted an offer half an hour before I heard of it. Dave... From: Adam Bassett [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 12/18/00 12:18:54 PM Hi Dave, here is the initial requirements needed for the Perl

RE: Re: Donation..

2000-12-18 Thread Dave Cross
From: Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 12/18/00 9:40:40 AM "Leo Lapworth" [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Ok, ok, *stop twisting my arm Greg!* yes we did get Aaron from the perl list. So I've wangled the authorisation for $500 as a donation to YAS. Leon asked me to 'trust' him and

Re: Jim Davison (was Re: Donation..)

2000-12-20 Thread Dave Cross
On Wed, Dec 20, 2000 at 02:06:50PM -0700, Nathan Torkington ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Dave Cross writes: not even the comic genius jim davidson's adult one? "Peter Cook is a sadly missed comic genius, unlike Jim Davidson, who is a talentless, sexist, racist waste of space."

Re: Donation [off topic]

2000-12-20 Thread Dave Cross
On Thu, Dec 21, 2000 at 02:07:03AM +, Robin Szemeti ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Wed, 20 Dec 2000, you wrote: I thought he was supposed to b*gger off (along with Paul Daniels and Andrew Lloyd Webber) when Labour won the last election ;) hah .. chance would be a fine thing! ..

Re: Clue Distribution

2000-12-28 Thread Dave Cross
From: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 12/28/00 4:03:31 PM * Dave Cross ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: I seem to have found myself on a CGI discussion mailing list populated by people with no clue and I wondered is anyone out there fancied joining me in a little clue distribution

Perl::Flash

2000-12-29 Thread Dave Cross
It seems that Simon's Perl::Flash is currently the lead story on /. I hope the server can handle it :( Dave.. -- http://www.dave.org.uk | [EMAIL PROTECTED] | [EMAIL PROTECTED] plugData Munging with Perl http://www.manning.com/cross//plug

Re: Fwd: SPUG: ActivePerl 623

2001-01-02 Thread Dave Cross
On Tue, Jan 02, 2001 at 05:40:36PM +, Mark Fowler ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: [from my so-called signature] The information contained in this communication is snip Is there anything you can do about that? Eeeeugh! Working on it. I wasn't going to post at all, having realised

TPJ to Close?

2001-01-02 Thread Dave Cross
From Jon Orwant, via a circuitous route... http://www.netaxs.com/~waltman/orwant_tpj.txt Dave... -- http://www.dave.org.uk | [EMAIL PROTECTED] | [EMAIL PROTECTED] plugData Munging with Perl http://www.manning.com/cross//plug

Fwd: [orwant@oreilly.com: The state of TPJ]

2001-01-02 Thread Dave Cross
More on the TPJ saga. Dave... - Forwarded message from Jon Orwant [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 19:18:48 -0500 To: Jon Orwant [EMAIL PROTECTED] January 2, 2001 Some folks have been asking me about the status of The Perl Journal #20, and prospective authors have been

JOB: At A Very Well-Known Company

2001-01-03 Thread Dave Cross
I posted something like this a couple of weeks ago, but Adam tells me that they're looking for another person with a similar skillset. If you're interested, contact Adam, not me. Cheers, Dave... - Forwarded message from Adam Bassett [EMAIL PROTECTED] - From: Adam Bassett [EMAIL

Re: Damian's Visit

2001-01-04 Thread Dave Cross
On Fri, Jan 05, 2001 at 02:26:45AM -0500, David H. Adler ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Fri, Jan 05, 2001 at 07:14:17AM +, Dave Cross wrote: As you'll have seen from his web site http://www.yetanother.org/damian/, Damian will be in London on 25th and 26th Feb. I've exchanged emails

More Visitors

2001-01-06 Thread Dave Cross
We're so popular! At the official February monthly meeting (i.e. not the McCarroll heretics meeting) we'll be graced with the presence of Mark-Jason Dominus. Dave... -- http://www.dave.org.uk | [EMAIL PROTECTED] | [EMAIL PROTECTED] plugData Munging with Perl

Re: one liner

2001-01-08 Thread Dave Cross
On Mon, Jan 08, 2001 at 07:22:31PM +, Tony Bowden ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Mon, Jan 08, 2001 at 10:14:59AM -0700, Nathan Torkington wrote: We also have another Perl/Tk book coming out. It's more advanced than "Learning ..." and, we hope, learns from the criticism levelled at

Re: joke or bug?

2001-01-10 Thread Dave Cross
On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 08:02:01PM -0500, David H. Adler ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 11:12:06PM +, Dave Cross wrote: I just sent Randal an email and got an automated response from his "answering machine". All very clever stuff, but the subject of

Re: PIMB T-shirts

2001-01-17 Thread Dave Cross
At Wed, 17 Jan 2001 10:17:29 + (GMT), Mark Fowler [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Quite frankly I'd rather not piss of O'Reilly. IMHO they're a nice company that do nice things and the legality of the issue really has nothing to do with it. I think this is a _very_ good point. On a

Re: Feelers for London Open Source Convention

2001-01-17 Thread Dave Cross
At Wed, 17 Jan 2001 10:58:25 +, Tony Bowden [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 02:54:50PM -0700, Nathan Torkington wrote: 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 Depends on how

Re: PIMB T-shirts

2001-01-17 Thread Dave Cross
At 17 Jan 2001 10:09:29 +, Dave Hodgkinson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [Puff the Magic Dragon] Snopes has this to say: http://www.snopes2.com/music/songs/puff.htm Which I'd be happy to read in detail if it wasn't for the fscking midi of the tune blasting out and letting everyone in the

Re: Feelers for London Open Source Convention

2001-01-17 Thread Dave Cross
At Wed, 17 Jan 2001 12:00:57 +, James Powell [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [Vienna] This means nothing to me, ohhh... True pop fact: Vienna never made it to number one in the UK. It was help at number two for weeks, by Another Record. Pop quiz: A pint on Thursday night to the first

RE: Feelers for London Open Source Convention

2001-01-17 Thread Dave Cross
At Wed, 17 Jan 2001 12:09:46 -, Mark Kitching [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This means nothing to me, ohhh... True pop fact: Vienna never made it to number one in the UK. It was help at number two for weeks, by Another Record. Pop quiz: A pint on Thursday night to the first

RE: Feelers for London Open Source Convention

2001-01-17 Thread Dave Cross
At Wed, 17 Jan 2001 12:18:12 -, Mark Kitching [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [Joe Dolce] Do any others watch those Top Ten blah programs on Ch4? I think I knew this due to watching the Top Ten Comedy records! Wow, I really must get out more. And there's me thinking that you must be an old

RE: Feelers for London Open Source Convention

2001-01-17 Thread Dave Cross
At Wed, 17 Jan 2001 14:15:01 + (GMT), Kieran Barry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I thought Joe Dolce was only number 1 for a week or so, to be knocked off the top by Jealous Guy from Roxy Music. And poor old Vienna hung about at number 2 for yonks. Hmm... you may be right. Anyone know a site

Re: Feelers for London Open Source Convention

2001-01-17 Thread Dave Cross
At 17 Jan 2001 15:54:31 +, Steve Mynott [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dave Cross [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Anyone know a site that lists UK top tens for the 1980s? I don't but there is a excellent book called something like the "Guiness Book of Hit Singles". Yeah. Great book. I

Network Programming with Perl

2001-01-18 Thread Dave Cross
I picked up a copy of Lincoln Stein's new book "Network Programming with Perl" last night. I've only had time to flick thru a few chapters but it looks very interesting. I'll bring it along tonight if anyone wants to hav a look. Dave...

Re: apologies

2001-01-18 Thread Dave Cross
At Thu, 18 Jan 2001 10:54:40 +, Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Apologies one and all, i am not going to be able to make it tonight, today is my first day back at work after some flu like illness. i had hoped to make it tonight but currently feel like matt wrights code, OK.

TPJ

2001-01-18 Thread Dave Cross
According to a mail I got on the SPUG mailimng list last night, TPJ #20 _has_ been printed and is in the post now. Which is good news. Dave...

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

2001-01-18 Thread Dave Cross
At 18 Jan 2001 10:09:04 +, Dave Hodgkinson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: And on the same lines...what with all these perlmongers on the market right now, just bloody band together and start a consultancy. Sounds good to me. Anyone else up for it? Dave...

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

2001-01-18 Thread Dave Cross
At Thu, 18 Jan 2001 15:16:59 +, Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: * David Cantrell ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Thu, Jan 18, 2001 at 02:56:43PM +, Greg McCarroll wrote: there is a big question here, do people want to create a small business with a few perl programmers

Re: apologies

2001-01-18 Thread Dave Cross
At Thu, 18 Jan 2001 16:03:39 +, "Andy Wardley" [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Jan 18, 4:57am, Dave Cross wrote: OK. So we're now a speaker down. Anyone want to save the day by stepping in to give a 20 min talk - or do I have to talk about Symbol::Approx::Sub _again_? I ca

Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Dave Cross
A quick reminder of something I mentioned last night. The hardware spec for penderel (our server) is starting to show its age (I don't know exactly what the specs are, but the box is at least 18 months old). There are also a number of people who have expressed an interest in joining the

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Dave Cross
At Fri, 19 Jan 2001 12:10:26 + (GMT), alex [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 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, Thanks for the offer. I'm more that happy to take you up on it. How soon

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Dave Cross
At Fri, 19 Jan 2001 12:12:58 +, Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 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. Simon, The advantage

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Dave Cross
At Fri, 19 Jan 2001 12:41:38 + (GMT), alex [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Dave Cross wrote: How soon do you think you can have a list of the kinds of hardware that you want to buy? That would give us an estimate of how many new donors we're looking for. I'd prefer

Re: Oh! Idea for penderel!

2001-01-19 Thread Dave Cross
At Fri, 19 Jan 2001 14:52:54 -, "Jonathan Peterson" [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Could we create domains for every user and then put the zone files in each person's home dir, with a SUID script to kick named? Then I could have *.jon.penderel.state51.co.uk and be able to quickly create

Re: Penderel query

2001-01-19 Thread Dave Cross
At Fri, 19 Jan 2001 10:15:29 -0500 (EST), I wrote: Basically, you get an account on a server which is permanently connected to the web. Net! I meant net, goddamit. I'm very tired and have been absorbing too much media that doesn't know the difference. I'm sorry. I'll go and have a lie

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Dave Cross
At Fri, 19 Jan 2001 15:33:57 +, Roger Burton West [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On or about Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 10:29:18AM -0500, Dave Cross typed: So I'm looking for advice on the best distro to use. What are you planning to do on the box? It'll be purely for home use, so: * Hacking

Re: AUTOLOAD speed

2001-01-19 Thread Dave Cross
At Fri, 19 Jan 2001 16:02:23 +, Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I was just typing this ... # Unsigned int 8bit sub ui8() { my $self; = shift; $self-UI8()} # Unsigned int 16bit sub ui16() { my $self; = shift; $self-UI16() } sub Word() { my $self; = shift;

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Dave Cross
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 * Surf the web * Read mail

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Dave Cross
On Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 05:13:30PM +, Redvers Davies ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Seriously, my current machine is a PentiumPro 200 Mhz and that's getting so frustrating that I knew I needed a new machine and I always buy the fastest I can so it will last as long as possible. Was it

Damian/TPC Papers

2001-01-22 Thread Dave Cross
I see that in Damian's latest diary entry (you _are_ reading Damian's diary I assume) he talks about the ridiculous number[1] of papers, talks and tutorials that he's proposing to give at TPC5. The piece also seems to act as an advert to encourage other people to submit proposals to the

Re: Consultancy company

2001-01-22 Thread Dave Cross
At Mon, 22 Jan 2001 10:42:46 +, Leon Brocard [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dave Mee sent the following bits through the ether: One of the best solutions I've come accross to this problem is to take an iterative approach to development. Inded. Look at XP. The whole idea is that at the

Re: Lunch

2001-01-22 Thread Dave Cross
At 22 Jan 2001 12:18:05 +, Dave Hodgkinson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Lunch was fabulous if only to hear Cantrell say: "this is nice, what the hell is it?" (or something). Any chance of someone posting a summary of the discussion? Dave...

Re: odd -w effect

2001-01-24 Thread Dave Cross
At Wed, 24 Jan 2001 12:08:50 +, Michael Stevens [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Wed, Jan 24, 2001 at 12:04:33PM +, Roger Burton West wrote: On or about Wed, Jan 24, 2001 at 12:08:37PM +, [EMAIL PROTECTED] typed: Got it -- something else to stick in the commit checks... grrr... I

RE: odd -w effect

2001-01-24 Thread Dave Cross
At Wed, 24 Jan 2001 14:23:57 -, "Bates, Duncan" [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I wrote my book under Windows - I figured that Word would be the easiest way to produce it. so in retrospect what would be the best format to produce a book in? Oh, I'd probably do something based using the

Re: Web site

2001-01-24 Thread Dave Cross
At Wed, 24 Jan 2001 15:36:28 +, Neil Ford [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dave I know you've probably got load on at the mo, but the website still lists the February meeting as being at the PO. An update perhaps? Which page did you have in mind? It all looks up to date to me. Dave..

Re: Web site

2001-01-24 Thread Dave Cross
At Wed, 24 Jan 2001 16:20:36 +, Neil Ford [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: At Wed, 24 Jan 2001 15:36:28 +, Neil Ford [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dave I know you've probably got load on at the mo, but the website still lists the February meeting as being at the PO. An update perhaps?

Re: Web site

2001-01-24 Thread Dave Cross
At Wed, 24 Jan 2001 16:41:01 +, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: At Wed, 24 Jan 2001 15:36:28 +, Neil Ford [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dave I know you've probably got load on at the mo, but the website still lists the February meeting as being at the PO. An update perhaps? Which

Technical Meeting Venues

2001-01-25 Thread Dave Cross
I'm still looking for suggestions for venues for the next two technical meetings (Feb 22 26). How do people feel about going back to State51? Does someone want to contact the ICA? Any other suggestions? Dave...

Mailing List Archive

2001-01-25 Thread Dave Cross
From the discussion on IRC, it seems that Leon's summary mail has opened a bit of a can of worms. There are a number of people who don't like the idea of a publically advertised archive of this mailing list. It seems that mail-archive.com have been archiving our list for some time and anyone who

Fwd: [uri@sysarch.com: free copy of data munging with perl]

2001-01-25 Thread Dave Cross
PROTECTED] Subject: free copy of data munging with perl this is forwarded from manning and they are offering each pm group a free copy of data munging with perl by dave cross. uri New Book Announcement: Data Munging with Perl by David Cross January 18, 2001 This message is being sent to you

RE: Mailing List Archive

2001-01-26 Thread Dave Cross
At Fri, 26 Jan 2001 09:23:17 -, Mike Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Why don't we make our own archive and ask mail-archive.com to stop doing their thing? Then we have control of what is published and everyone's happy... I don't think that mail-archive would be amenable to removing the

Re: Mailing List Archive

2001-01-26 Thread Dave Cross
At Fri, 26 Jan 2001 10:59:34 -, "Robert Shiels" [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I never say anything I wouldn't stand by on any list, but as the search engines get better, more people than I'd like will have access to what I say. How many of you who have discussed drug use would like their

Re: List Archive ( was SUBSCRIBE london-list archive@jab.org (fwd))

2001-01-26 Thread Dave Cross
At Fri, 26 Jan 2001 12:01:21 + (GMT), Jonathan Stowe [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: For those that might be interested this was when mail-archive started archiving london-list. -- Forwarded message -- Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 07:11:22 -0400 (EDT) From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To:

Re: Mailing List Archive

2001-01-26 Thread Dave Cross
At Fri, 26 Jan 2001 12:44:31 +, Richard Clamp [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Got a complete archive of this list? I don't but would like. Not complete, but I think I subscribed pretty early. The earliest post I have is: fx sound="rummage"/ From: "Cross, David" [EMAIL PROTECTED] To:

Video Tips

2001-01-28 Thread Dave Cross
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 :( Dave... -- http://www.dave.org.uk SMS: [EMAIL PROTECTED] plugData Munging with Perl

Re: Video Tips

2001-01-29 Thread Dave Cross
At Mon, 29 Jan 2001 11:18:29 +, Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 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

LAMP Stuff

2001-01-29 Thread Dave Cross
O'Reilly have launched a new site discussing LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/Python/PHP) web development. Most of the current content seems to be links to existing O'Reilly Network content (e.g. perl.com), but it's a interesting start. And good to see the term being given credence by someone

Re: LAMP Stuff

2001-01-29 Thread Dave Cross
At Mon, 29 Jan 2001 13:58:44 +, Michael Stevens [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 08:52:37AM -0500, Dave Cross wrote: O'Reilly have launched a new site discussing LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/Python/PHP) web development. Most of the current content seems to be links

Re: HTML:Parser

2001-01-29 Thread Dave Cross
At Mon, 29 Jan 2001 14:07:27 -, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've just installed HTML::Parser on a machine here. It passed all of make, make test and make install fine. (output from make test pasted) [snip] Then when I try to use it in the following file (which is a quick paste from

Re: fspi

2001-01-29 Thread Dave Cross
At Mon, 29 Jan 2001 14:12:01 +, Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: i got a shiny copy of Dave's book in the post on saturday, very nice indeed *blush* Thanks. Dave... [who hasn't actually got a copy yet!]

RE: Technical Meeting Venues

2001-01-29 Thread Dave Cross
At Mon, 29 Jan 2001 14:27:41 -, Matthew Jones [EMAIL PROTECTED] 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? We'd be very happy for you to come along whenever you wanted to.

Re: fspi

2001-01-29 Thread Dave Cross
At Mon, 29 Jan 2001 14:46:40 +, Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: * James Powell ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 02:12:01PM +, Greg McCarroll wrote: i got a shiny copy of Dave's book in the post on saturday, very nice indeed Where did you get it

Fwd: [mengerin@deja.com: [?] Template Toolkit]

2001-01-29 Thread Dave Cross
I got the following email in response to my TT2 article. I know nothing about EmbPerl so I can't really answer these points. Does anyone who has used EmbPerl have any ammo that I can use in my reply? Dave... - Forwarded message from [snip] - Howdy, I'm curious why you prefer the TT to

Re: 33 mails

2001-01-29 Thread Dave Cross
On Tue, Jan 30, 2001 at 12:23:43AM +, Greg McCarroll ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: if i can have 2 teams of 3 before tomorow (tuesday) night i'll come up with a drinking game/quiz based around perl/london.pm/computing trivia how about Dave Cross and MJD as team captains? I thought you

Re: Meeting Reminder

2001-01-29 Thread Dave Cross
On Tue, Jan 30, 2001 at 12:09:01AM +, Greg McCarroll ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: * Dave Cross ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: There's a social meeting on Thursday 1st Feb (that's this coming Thursday). It will be in the Barrowboay Banker at the southern end of London Bridge

Re: London.pm nearly have a new server (fwd)

2001-01-30 Thread Dave Cross
At Tue, 30 Jan 2001 09:45:09 + (GMT), Jonathan Stowe [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Tue, 30 Jan 2001, Jonathan Stowe wrote: OK Groovers, The DNS has been set up so now london.pm.org is penderel.state51.co.uk as outlined below. The only problem with this is that the http server

Re: London.pm nearly have a new server (fwd)

2001-01-30 Thread Dave Cross
At Tue, 30 Jan 2001 09:57:56 + (GMT), Jonathan Stowe [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Tue, 30 Jan 2001, Dave Cross wrote: At Tue, 30 Jan 2001 09:45:09 + (GMT), Jonathan Stowe [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Tue, 30 Jan 2001, Jonathan Stowe wrote: OK Groovers, The DNS has

Damian's Latest

2001-01-30 Thread Dave Cross
Damian's latest diary entry http://www.yetanother.org/damian/diary_latest.html talks about the work he's been doing on a module called Regex::Common. It's the usual Damian brain-stretching stuff - and this time he manages to find a good use for the $; variable which is _so_ deprecated that I

Re: Bad Perl

2001-01-30 Thread Dave Cross
At Tue, 30 Jan 2001 11:11:36 +, Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Saw this in a bookshop on Saturday (Borders?) and I've been meaning to send it to you lot. There's this book - "Perl and CGI for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide" by Elizabeth Castro (online at

Re: Fwd: [uri@sysarch.com: free copy of data munging with perl]

2001-01-30 Thread Dave Cross
At Tue, 30 Jan 2001 11:32:49 -0500, "David H. Adler" [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Tue, Jan 30, 2001 at 07:59:29AM +, Greg McCarroll wrote: * David Cantrell ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 11:03:19PM +0000, Dave Cross wrote: It's starting to soun

Fwd: [briant@earthweb.com: RE: New Perl Journal]

2001-01-31 Thread Dave Cross
A... er... 'friend' of mine emailed customer services at TPJ to find out what the official story was on its future. Here's the response I, er, he got. Dave... - Forwarded message from Brian Todd [EMAIL PROTECTED] - From: Brian Todd [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: "'Mike Brown'" [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Perl Books

2001-01-31 Thread Dave Cross
On Wed, Jan 31, 2001 at 07:41:54PM +, Jonathan Stowe ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Wed, 31 Jan 2001, Elaine -HFB- Ashton wrote: Robin Szemeti [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth: * *no one ever said the buying public were intelligent ... Well, people rise to meet expectations too. There is

Re: Perl Books

2001-01-31 Thread Dave Cross
On Wed, Jan 31, 2001 at 09:05:25PM +, Dave Cross ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: [Liz Castro's appalling Perl/CGI book] I wrote a very scathing review of Castro's book on amazon.com yesterday. In case it doesn't get published, here's the gist: For a technical book to be worth buying

Re: previous jobs

2001-02-01 Thread Dave Cross
At Thu, 1 Feb 2001 09:44:28 +, Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: so who else has had cool non-IT jobs in the past? I was the social secretary at City University for a year - 1981/2. Does that count? Interesting stories that I can be persuaded to tell after a few beers: 1/ Turning

Mark Thomas

2001-02-01 Thread Dave Cross
(Even more off-topic than usual) I've got four tickets for the filming of the Mark Thomas Product this Sunday. It's filmed in the pub at the end of my road, but I don't think I'll be around in time to go. You'd need to be in the pub for about 7:15pm to get decent seats, but the filming doesn't

Opening Files using OO Modules

2001-02-01 Thread Dave Cross
I'm tidying up a script that splits a file into several other files. The script is called like this: splitter.pl input.dat 3 out1.dat 4 out2.dat 5 out3.dat Within the script, the lines output to different files depending on a $type data field. The files are used like this: my $fh = "FH$type";

Re: Opening Files using OO Modules

2001-02-01 Thread Dave Cross
At Thu, 1 Feb 2001 10:52:25 +, Robin Houston [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Thu, Feb 01, 2001 at 05:01:37AM -0500, Dave Cross wrote: Within the script, the lines output to different files depending on a $type data field. The files are used like this: my $fh = "FH$type";

Re: Mark Thomas

2001-02-01 Thread Dave Cross
At Thu, 1 Feb 2001 10:57:11 +, Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: * Dave Cross ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: (Even more off-topic than usual) I've got four tickets for the filming of the Mark Thomas Product this Sunday. It's filmed in the pub at the end of my road, but I don't

Re: Mark Thomas

2001-02-01 Thread Dave Cross
At Thu, 01 Feb 2001 10:27:25 +, Greg Cope [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Does MT have a special T shirt vendor ? Yesterdays was a monopoply joke that I did not get I think it was a comment on the project in Ghana (or was it Kenya?) where the money for two hotels had ended up building a

Intra-list wanderings

2001-02-01 Thread Dave Cross
I've noticed that a couple of threads have been wandering between the dircon and hfb lists. I think that we should be heavily deprecating the hfb list now and as some people are only on the dircon list it means that they are only getting a partial transcript of the discussion. Can everyone

Amazon Sales Rank

2001-02-01 Thread Dave Cross
Data Munging with Perl by David Cross Amazon.com Sales Rank: 760 Blimey, how did that happen? Yesterday it was 87,867! Dave...

Re: Amazon Sales Rank

2001-02-01 Thread Dave Cross
At Thu, 1 Feb 2001 13:39:08 +, Michael Stevens [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Thu, Feb 01, 2001 at 08:35:10AM -0500, Dave Cross wrote: Data Munging with Perl by David Cross Amazon.com Sales Rank: 760 Blimey, how did that happen? Yesterday it was 87,867! Now if they'd just actually

Re: Amazon Sales Rank

2001-02-01 Thread Dave Cross
At Thu, 1 Feb 2001 13:44:25 +, Struan Donald [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: * at 01/02 08:35 -0500 Dave Cross said: Data Munging with Perl by David Cross Amazon.com Sales Rank: 760 Blimey, how did that happen? Yesterday it was 87,867! a day in the life of a famous perl author

RE: Amazon Sales Rank

2001-02-01 Thread Dave Cross
At Thu, 1 Feb 2001 13:40:08 - , [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I thought you were boycotting/not paying any attention to amazon ? Boycotting, yes. No paying any attention to, no - that would be stupid. Much as I hate it, I must accept that the majority of my sales will come thru Amazon. That's

Last Night

2001-02-02 Thread Dave Cross
I hope that everyone who turned up last night had a good time - I certainly did (that may, of course, have something to do with the fact that I was drinking for the first time for a month). I'd be interested in any opinions that people had about the venue as I'm still looking for a new home for

Mailing List Stuff

2001-02-02 Thread Dave Cross
I came to my attention last night that there is still a small amount of confusion over the multiple mailing lists. Here is an attempt to clarify... The list on hfb.pm.org is now supposed to be defunct. If you are only subscribed to that, then you should resubscribe to the dircon list by sending

Technical Meeting Sponsorship

2001-02-06 Thread Dave Cross
I've been investigating places to hold Damian's meeting and I've already got some interesting leads (the Conway Hall looks like it might well work out!) The problem with moving from a room in someone's office to a 'real' meeting room is that we'll probably have to pay for it. I'm therefore

Re: Technical Meeting Sponsorship

2001-02-06 Thread Dave Cross
At Tue, 6 Feb 2001 13:12:24 +, Robin Houston [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Tue, Feb 06, 2001 at 07:29:53AM -0500, Dave Cross wrote: I've been investigating places to hold Damian's meeting and I've already got some interesting leads (the Conway Hall looks like it might well work out

Re: Technical Meeting Sponsorship

2001-02-06 Thread Dave Cross
At 22:26 06/02/2001, Jonathan Stowe wrote: Oi! Davorg! stop posting to the wrong list and confusing everyone :) You're the third person to point this out to me - and it wasn't me who started it. The culprit has been identified and told off :) Dave... -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] [ICQ: 34465585]

Re: Technical Meeting Sponsorship

2001-02-07 Thread Dave Cross
At Wed, 7 Feb 2001 17:49:17 +0100, Merijn Broeren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: You can jot me down for a personal sponsorship of £50. No way I can get a corporate sponsorship in time. Most kind. Thank you. Once again we see the awesome power of the Perl communities bottomless pockets :) I've

Re:

2001-02-07 Thread Dave Cross
At Wed, 7 Feb 2001 16:37:59 +, David Cantrell [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Wed, Feb 07, 2001 at 11:55:39AM -0500, Dave Cross wrote: I don't need directinos, but I _have_ forgotten to let you know that... er... my er... friend, yeah, that's it my friend, would like to come along

RE: Technical Meeting Sponsorship

2001-02-07 Thread Dave Cross
At 14:24 06/02/2001, Clyne, Richard wrote: If it was at Conway Hall could PC Bookshop be persuaded to sponsor it - after all they are very local. That's a very interesting idea, but I think we have plenty of private sponsors to raise the money for the Conway Hall. Cheers, Dave... --

Emergency Meeting: Tuesday 13th Feb

2001-02-11 Thread Dave Cross
Very last minute, I know, but we have a fellow Perl Monger from Paris in town over the next couple of days. I've told him to meet us in the Penderel's Oak on Tuesday night. Hopefully some of you can join us. Dave... Hello, I just received this morning the confimation that I'll be in

Re: London.pm List Weekly Summary 2001-02-05

2001-02-12 Thread Dave Cross
At Mon, 12 Feb 2001 09:00:21 +, Steve Purkis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Greg McCarroll wrote: [ The same old tired nonsense about london.pm meeting dates ] Absolutely! I mean, does anyone actually *believe* that life is as simple as "The first Wednesday of every month" ?!? C'mon -

Re: AxKit Talk

2001-02-12 Thread Dave Cross
Matt, My preferences marked below. I think I'm going to take up Torrington's kind offer to host this event (as they offered first :) so hopefully I'll have fully details in the next couple of days. Cheers, Dave... At Sun, 11 Feb 2001 14:40:52 + (GMT), Matt Sergeant [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Technical Meeting 22nd Feb

2001-02-12 Thread Dave Cross
I'm assuming that Matt won't want to talk for the _whole_ evening :) So anyone got a short talk they want to give as a support act? Cheers, Dave...

Conway Hall

2001-02-12 Thread Dave Cross
I'm going along to take a look at Conway Hall tomorrow lunchtime. If it looks ok[1] I'll book it and pay for it on the spot. If anyone wants to come along with me, then feel free. Dave... [1] And I hope it does - as I don't really have a plan B :)

Re: Technical Meeting 22nd Feb

2001-02-12 Thread Dave Cross
At Mon, 12 Feb 2001 10:59:55 +, Neil Ford [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm assuming that Matt won't want to talk for the _whole_ evening :) So anyone got a short talk they want to give as a support act? Cheers, Dave... Related question: What kit are we going to need for this?

Re: Technical Meeting 22nd Feb

2001-02-12 Thread Dave Cross
At Mon, 12 Feb 2001 11:17:14 +, Neil Ford [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [kit for Damian's talk] I'll be able to answer that better after I've visited tomorrow. I strongly suspect that we'll be asking to borrow you prjector again tho' Neil. Shall I come along tomorrow? If you have the

Re: Technical Meeting 22nd Feb

2001-02-12 Thread Dave Cross
At Mon, 12 Feb 2001 15:25:34 +, Matthew Robinson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What kit are we going to need for this? (projector, etc.). I assume we'll need the usual. Projecter, Screen (or white wall!), net connectivity. Can someone at Torrington please confirm which of that list they

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