Re: me-commerce

2000-12-14 Thread Greg Cope
jo walsh wrote: desperately seeking open-source, perl ecommerce application. so far we are looking at: AllCommerce - http://www.zelerate.org (formerly OpenSales), which at a brief glance looks fairly complex and inflexible... InterChange (formerly MiniVend)

Re: the list is dead, long live the list

2001-01-11 Thread Greg Cope
Roger Burton West wrote: On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 01:11:45PM +, Peter Corlett wrote: Mmph, it's not that hard to install Majordomo is it? If need be, just give me the root password and I'll go and set it up... ...and once you've installed Majordomo, _everyone_ has the root

Re: XML::Schema, YAPC::Europe, mod_perl, Camel Visit, !RANT!

2001-01-12 Thread Greg Cope
David Hodgkinson wrote: David Cantrell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: The Mod Perl Evangelist Site - Dave Hodge.. No. I'm writing a poor man's intro to stapling the TT into a mod_perl handler that will be superceded by Apache::Template when Andy finishes

Re: XML::Schema, YAPC::Europe, mod_perl, Camel Visit, !RANT!

2001-01-12 Thread Greg Cope
Andy Wardley wrote: On Jan 12, 3:57pm, Greg Cope wrote: Is such a thing as Apache::Template being done or is it a pipedream [TM] No, it's real, just not officially finished or released. Someone sent me some new code for it which I'll be intergrating and releasing in the next week

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

2001-01-18 Thread Greg Cope
Leo Lapworth wrote: Location A big pub in central London. Top floors: development Ground floor Pub: with comedy stand and terminal points for laptops Basement: disco / conference room, big flat screens etc.. What about a bed / kip room and of course a

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

2001-01-18 Thread Greg Cope
Greg McCarroll wrote: * Greg Cope ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Leo Lapworth wrote: Location A big pub in central London. Top floors: development Ground floor Pub: with comedy stand and terminal points for laptops Basement: disco / conference

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

2001-01-18 Thread Greg Cope
David Cantrell wrote: On Thu, Jan 18, 2001 at 04:51:18PM +, Greg Cope wrote: What about a bed / kip room and of course a play room - and I do not mean some 70's swingers thing - a P2, etc ... Having something to crash on when pulling an all-nighter is, IMO, a bad idea

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

2001-01-18 Thread Greg Cope
Dave Hodgkinson wrote: "Paul Makepeace" [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: The US has much more to worry about than the UK, like high water tables, vicious weather and earthquakes. The smart money goes on hosting in Texas (San Antonio) not California though -- relatively

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

2001-01-18 Thread Greg Cope
Robin Szemeti wrote: On Thu, 18 Jan 2001, you wrote: Having something to crash on when pulling an all-nighter is, IMO, a bad idea as it encourages pulling all-nighters. You just don't write good code at 2 in the morning, and end up spending just as much time untangling it as you did

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

2001-01-19 Thread Greg Cope
Dave Hodgkinson wrote: Greg Cope [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Dave Hodgkinson wrote: "Paul Makepeace" [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: The US has much more to worry about than the UK, like high water tables, vicious weather and earthquakes. The smart money goes on hostin

Re: What's a perl person then?

2001-01-19 Thread Greg Cope
Jonathan Peterson wrote: Got this through the email. Where do Perl people fit in? Unix person: So then he tried to su to chroot, but of course the crontab wasn't even mounted because there were four spaces instead of a tab in the getty sed awk ^] sh ksh zsh | and that's why we're

Re: Consultancy company

2001-01-19 Thread Greg Cope
Andy Wardley wrote: On Jan 18, 4:28pm, Leo Lapworth wrote: Ok, it's all a pipedream.. but what a nice one. It sounds like an excellent idea. In fact, I've even got as far as writing a (fledgling) business plan for such a venture based around Template Toolkit-ish web development,

Re: Consultancy company

2001-01-19 Thread Greg Cope
Piers Cawley wrote: Greg Cope [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Andy Wardley wrote: On Jan 18, 4:28pm, Leo Lapworth wrote: Ok, it's all a pipedream.. but what a nice one. It sounds like an excellent idea. In fact, I've even got as far as writing a (fledgling) business plan

Re: Consultancy company

2001-01-19 Thread Greg Cope
Piers Cawley wrote: Greg Cope [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Piers Cawley wrote: Greg Cope [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Andy Wardley wrote: On Jan 18, 4:28pm, Leo Lapworth wrote: Ok, it's all a pipedream.. but what a nice one. It sounds like an excellent

Re: Consultancy company

2001-01-19 Thread Greg Cope
David Cantrell wrote: On Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 05:04:54PM +, Piers Cawley wrote: I'm *really* unsure about telecommuting. Seems to me that the way to really build a team (especially when doing serious development) is to have people in the same room; Plus there's too many

Re: Consultancy company

2001-01-20 Thread Greg Cope
Piers Cawley wrote: Greg Cope [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: David Cantrell wrote: That should read there's too many distractions at home for me (or you as the case may be). I am about 150% more productive at home - 25 % because I save the journey, and the other 25% due

Re: Perl/MySQL based forums

2001-01-21 Thread Greg Cope
Dave Hodgkinson wrote: Michael Stevens [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 01:33:09PM +, Greg McCarroll wrote: * Dave Hodgkinson ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: No, I'm not going to code a forum package by hand. go on dave, it cant be that hard Having done

Re: TPC5

2001-01-21 Thread Greg Cope
Jonathan Stowe wrote: On Sun, 21 Jan 2001, Jonathan Peterson wrote: If you're prepared to consider locations a little out of central London there are lots of large hotels around Heathrow that have sizeable conference type facilities (also handy for the airport!).

Re: TPC5

2001-01-21 Thread Greg Cope
Dave Hodgkinson wrote: Greg Cope [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: The Beach. For some values of beach not including sand. Don't start that argument. I spend many an hour - recently opcodes clicked whilst on the beach - and watching three nutters go for a swim ! Greg -- Dave

Re: TPC5

2001-01-21 Thread Greg Cope
Jonathan Peterson wrote: If you're prepared to consider locations a little out of central London there are lots of large hotels around Heathrow that have sizeable conference type facilities (also handy for the airport!). FWIW, I know my mother has booked some largish meetings

Re: TPC5

2001-01-21 Thread Greg Cope
Greg McCarroll wrote: * Greg Cope ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Andrew Bowman wrote: 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

Re: Consultancy company- Where do you want to go?

2001-01-22 Thread Greg Cope
Neil Ford wrote: The "A-Team" - scenario is one in which a team goes in to rescue a failing project, or go in and retune/redesign an existing project that works but has become a victim of its own success. Think of this work as bespoke enhancements. That just has me conjering up images

XP, testing and perl

2001-01-24 Thread Greg Cope
Dear All All the posts about XP and a Slashdot article about it got me thinking and I have a generic question for the virtual floor. Does Anyone know of any good perl test tutorials - i.e how to make various test suites for a perl modules "make test" target ? I've seen the Test::Harness stuff

Re: Sun's Perl was Re: Application servers and e-commerce platforms

2001-01-26 Thread Greg Cope
Dave Hodgkinson wrote: Robin Houston [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: (Sadly I no longer have shell access to any four-processor Sun machines to confirm this.) Which reminds me. How in gods name do Sun get away with charging so much for stuff? We've erm, "acquired" an enterprise 420.

Re: Sun's Perl was Re: Application servers and e-commerce platforms

2001-01-26 Thread Greg Cope
Steve Mynott wrote: Dave Hodgkinson [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: [..] How in gods name do Sun get away with charging so much for stuff? Because they can and they have a brand people trust like IBM or Microsoft. In fact you can buy far cheaper Sun clones from companies like Transtec

Re: Sun's Perl was Re: Application servers and e-commerce platforms

2001-01-26 Thread Greg Cope
Michael Stevens wrote: On Fri, Jan 26, 2001 at 10:35:45AM +, Steve Mynott wrote: I suspect things like SMP probably still work better. And if I were on call supporting a server I would probably still trust a Sparc running Solaris over some dodgy PC desktop with Redhat stuck on it by

Re: Sun's Perl was Re: Application servers and e-commerce platforms

2001-01-26 Thread Greg Cope
Redvers Davies wrote: Would this still hold for a RedDrat system with all the X stuff and other unncessary stuff removed ? Nah, ou want slackware A, N and D... No more. 10 meg for your base OS, compile what you need. Stop IT ... I am not using slackware ! Greg

Re: Sun's Perl was Re: Application servers and e-commerce platforms

2001-01-26 Thread Greg Cope
Redvers Davies wrote: Stop IT ... I am not using slackware ! Ans why not?? For a server it is perfect. Very small, very compact. Perfect for a secure environment. Only joking - I'm used to redhat - I might move to Debian who knows ? I am quite happy with redhat / debian as I know

Re: Mark Thomas

2001-02-01 Thread Greg Cope
Dave Cross 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 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,

Re: Perl Books

2001-02-02 Thread Greg Cope
Aaron Trevena wrote: On Thu, 1 Feb 2001, Elaine -HFB- Ashton wrote: No, there wasn't even something I could buy for it sadly. It's a simple CGI, I would have paid $15 for a quickie 'here's your simple cgi just plug in your variables here' code. Been there - more often than not, the

Re: Midgard Content Management

2001-02-07 Thread Greg Cope
Dean S Wilson wrote: I've seen lots of Content management systems get shredded and left on the floor of this list and I'm after opinions from anyone whos used Midgard, basically is it any good? (http://www.midgard-project.org) php - nasty Have you looked at openinteract (.org) ? A

Re: The Conway Lecture

2001-02-15 Thread Greg Cope
Neil Ford wrote: (please circulate this to any interested parties) Forwarded to the UK FreeBSD User Group and the Brighton Linux User Group. Brighton LUG - Where ? Greg Neil. -- Neil C. Ford Yet Another Computer Solutions Company [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: The Conway Lecture

2001-02-16 Thread Greg Cope
Neil Ford wrote: Neil Ford wrote: (please circulate this to any interested parties) Forwarded to the UK FreeBSD User Group and the Brighton Linux User Group. Brighton LUG - Where ? http://www.brighton.lug.org.uk It's a fairly dorment group but it does exist. The web page

[JOB] Passing on a permi web developer add from an old client

2001-02-28 Thread Greg Cope
Dear All An old client I used to contract for needs a permie web developer - London, W2 based. This role has nothing to do with me, and I am not an agent, just spreading the word for an old client - I thought the people here may be interested. i.e if it all goes pear shaped don't come running

perl (compling) optiziations

2001-03-05 Thread Greg Cope
Dear All I know this is best asked elsewhere but I'm looking at perl-5.6.1-TRAIL2 as I am thinking of moving to this for some production platforms (or 5.6.1 when that comes out) Is anyone using any funky optimizations for the CFLAGS beyond -Doptimize=-O3 -march=pentiumpro ? This is for

Re: perl (compling) optiziations

2001-03-05 Thread Greg Cope
Philip Newton wrote: Greg Cope wrote: I know this is best asked elsewhere but I'm looking at perl-5.6.1-TRAIL2 as I am thinking of moving to this for some production platforms (or 5.6.1 when that comes out) Is anyone using any funky optimizations for the CFLAGS beyond

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

2001-03-28 Thread Greg Cope
Robin Houston wrote: On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 01:23:01PM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: I concur. There is simply too much of the important stuff missing from Java to make it useable for web content delivery as far as I can tell. I just couldn't do half of what I do without regexes

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

2001-03-28 Thread Greg Cope
Robin Houston wrote: On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 01:59:40PM +, Greg Cope wrote: I was thinking about this the otherday - can you recommend some (pref open source) Java regex libs ? OROMatcher. http://jakarta.apache.org/oro/index.html There's also gnu.regexp, for LGPL fans: http

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

2001-03-29 Thread Greg Cope
Robin Szemeti wrote: On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, you wrote: On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 01:10:00PM +0100, Aaron Trevena wrote: Plain and simply I don't think java is the right technology for e-commerce, plain and simple. gartuitous snippage no .. it _does_ have its strong points .. I wouldn't

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

2001-03-29 Thread Greg Cope
James Powell wrote: On Thu, Mar 29, 2001 at 09:59:35AM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote: On Thu, Mar 29, 2001 at 08:56:36AM +0100, James Powell wrote: Course, mysql does support transactions now... I believe with two different types of table for some reason. It's because the

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

2001-03-29 Thread Greg Cope
Philip Newton wrote: Greg Cope wrote: I once read a report (18 months ago) where the same projects where given to lots of programmers, the usualy results were show i.e algorythm design was the most important factor, although on the whole scripting langauges were faster to develope

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Greg Cope
Robin Szemeti wrote: On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, you wrote: Where do you live? DJ Adams recommended Menzies (www.menzies.co.uk) to me, and I went to see them last night for the first time. They are going to set up my new company for me too. They like IT contractors, and the partner I met

SQL statements to DB Schema (dia ?)

2001-05-30 Thread Greg Cope
Dear All This is not perl related, but I hope to tap your collective knowledge. I'm involved with taking on a project started (and nearly finished) by an Agency writen mostly in PHP and Delphi. No statements that I'm already in trouble - thanks. I have no DB schema, and as such could dump the

Using perl for a high performance mailer daemon ?

2001-06-19 Thread Greg Cope
Dear All Sorry to drag the tone back down to perl, but, I've a question that is ripe for the lists collective expertise. I want to design a mailer for sending large numbers of individual messages to a large list. This is for a client whom manages companies customers CRM lists. This is more of