Re: freebsd admin skills - free space

2000-12-14 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Dec 14, 2000 at 04:20:55PM +, David Cantrell wrote: Nope. Whilst it may make a minor difference to merkans, there's absolutely no difference between the two idiots as far as the rest of the world is concerned. It's possile that living with shit food and crap weather has dulled

Re: Re: Donation..

2000-12-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, Dec 18, 2000 at 08:14:26AM -0800, Dave Cross wrote: At the last minute, Piers wins the award for the most badly timed post on london.pm this year. What's the story here, EMAP switched to Java or something? Paul, had that happen twice this year already.

Re: one liner

2001-01-06 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Sat, Jan 06, 2001 at 10:12:37PM +, Greg McCarroll wrote: the only thing that gives potential for the marketing of a language is the projects that are achieved using it and java has a hell of a lot more cool projects than perl I've been playing with Akopia ne' MiniVend/Tallyman which

Re: the list is dead, long live the list

2001-01-11 Thread Paul Makepeace
From: "Andy Wardley" [EMAIL PROTECTED] In all fairness, I have to say that mailman is an *excellent* mailing list manager. Yes it is. Majordomo is the wrong choice for the 21st century. Once again I'll offer to run the list on euro.pm.org but if y'all'd rather debate stuff go ahead :-) Paul

Re: the list is dead, long live the list

2001-01-11 Thread Paul Makepeace
From: "David Cantrell" [EMAIL PROTECTED] Exactly. I just can't handle bernsteinisms when there are good alternatives available - exim (easy), postfix (secure), mailman. I can only put up with his oddities when the alternative is worse. djbdns vs bind. Totally agreed. FWIW, exim + mailman

Re: Hmmm

2001-01-12 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, Jan 12, 2001 at 10:42:54AM +, Simon Wistow wrote: http://douglas.min.net/~drw/jsr/jsr-daemon.jpg http://amyl.org/img/user/takeittux.jpg Paul

Re: Mailman in Perl (Re: the list is dead, long live the list)

2001-01-12 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, Jan 12, 2001 at 08:28:25PM +, David Cantrell wrote: lynx -source http://go-gnome.com/ | sh That's cute! If you wanted to use Perl; # `GET http://go-gnome.com` : ) Paul

Re: Mailman in Perl (Re: the list is dead, long live the list)

2001-01-14 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Sun, Jan 14, 2001 at 05:01:55AM +, Shevek wrote: I had always committed to the nature of Unix being that one does end up with a pile of stuff on disk which one doesn't use. for i in etc usr; do find /$i -mount -type f -atime +60 | perl -lne unlink; done :-) The point is that

Red Hat worm discovered

2001-01-17 Thread Paul Makepeace
Just to reinforce the point that this OS is a steaming pile of crap, and that if you're in the unfortunate situation of actually running it, watch out (130,000 nodes scanned in 15mins): http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-202-4508359-0.html Internet worm squirms into Linux servers By Robert Lemos

Zebware

2001-01-17 Thread Paul Makepeace
Anyone read/heard about http://www.zebware.com/ ? I just read an article on them in Open (Jan 2001) issue. In particular from their About page, "Equally important, web pages become a medium for collaboration, allowing geographically dispersed groups to seamlessly interact with each other in

Re: PIMB THC-shirts

2001-01-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
From: "Andy Wardley" [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] More effective, yes, because none of the THC is lost to the atmosphere. However, it takes an hour or so to notice the effects coming on and when they do, there's no way to stop them. So you might end up ingesting twice as much as

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

2001-01-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
From: "Leo Lapworth" [EMAIL PROTECTED] I've got a contact who says he can get hold of a million or so VC if this was an actually business plan, but then you have to pay them back with interest and stuff. That's not VC then, that's a "loan". VC is where you heave up a huge chunk of cash in

Re: Compiling mod_perl on Debian

2001-01-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
Welcome to London.pm ;-) From: "Niklas Nordebo" [EMAIL PROTECTED] Anyway, I have a problem I hoped someone might be able to help me with, when trying to compile mod_perl statically into Apache on my Debian box I get apt-get install libapache-mod-perl gets you the dynamic version -- is there a

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

2001-01-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
From: "David Cantrell" [EMAIL PROTECTED] Is a million considered a lot in the UK still? Not by people who can add up. OK, same here then. Having said that, it's amazing how much people can stretch a few $currency_unit if they *don't* have investment :-) But then so's a 24hr stretch of

Re: PIMB THC-shirts

2001-01-19 Thread Paul Makepeace
From: "Steve Mynott" [EMAIL PROTECTED] THC isn't water soluble at all which is why you have to dissolve the stuff in hot fat before cooking it. It is soluble, especially in smoke form. Perhaps not *miscible* but certainly it'll end up in suspension. Not much admittedly, but it is and crucially

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Paul Makepeace
From: "alex" [EMAIL PROTECTED] [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. [Oddly enough, same here. I'm Chris Paul ... It's an absolute pain in the arse. Note to parents: don't do

Re: Holy War

2001-01-19 Thread Paul Makepeace
From: "Michael Stevens" [EMAIL PROTECTED] And, of course, there's the obvious downside of following the unstable branch of anything... Except with Debian in my four years of using unstable I haven't had a single (serious) problem. The times when they've occasionally messed up dependencies I've

Re: Big Macs v The Naked Chef -- pitfalls of scaling consultancies

2001-01-20 Thread Paul Makepeace
From: "Robin Houston" [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.arsdigita.com/asj/managing-software-engineers/ I particularly liked: "Your business success will depend on the extent to which programmers essentially live at your office. For this to be a common choice, your office had better be nicer than

Re: ArsDigita working practices (was: Big Macs v The Naked Chef -- )

2001-01-21 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 08:37:02PM +, Kieran Barry wrote: Yup. There isn't enough talent around, so people get promoted beyond their competence. If you train your people they'll only leave. The only way out of that cycle is to train in-house, and treat people so well that they stay.

Re: ArsDigita working practices (was: Big Macs v The Naked Chef -- )

2001-01-21 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 11:32:19PM +, Robin Szemeti wrote: On Sun, 21 Jan 2001, you wrote: [Could you configure your editor/mailer to attribute correctly?] Keeping employees 101: Show respect, recognise them, care for them and provide opportunity for growth. It's all about the love;

Re: Conslutancy

2001-01-23 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, Jan 22, 2001 at 04:38:31PM +, Greg McCarroll wrote: la la la la *has hands over ears* i cant here you, la la la la The issue of millions-of-CCs needs to be addressed by anyone putting together a pro-reply-to: sender argument. Using procmail is *not* the right answer, neither is

Re: Dumb-assed question

2001-01-24 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Jan 24, 2001 at 06:17:45PM +, Robin Houston wrote: I suppose you were hoping for a simpler procedure, but this is the simplest I've found. Possibly IE doesn't have that problem. It has others, it'll s/\./_/g for all except the last. Exercise: Implement the "except the last" in a

Re: Mailing List Archive

2001-01-25 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Jan 25, 2001 at 11:24:44PM +, Greg McCarroll wrote: [1] you++ to anyone who gets the joke apart from stevem This is clearly a red ha^Herring. Ignore. Besides, policy type="groucho marx" / Paul

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

2001-01-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, Jan 26, 2001 at 10:42:16AM +, Dominic Mitchell wrote: Multi processor Solaris runs rings around any of the free Unixes. They've had kernel threads for nearly 10 years, and it's very optimized. Hmm, last time I checked Solaris threads were a nightmare... I suspect that SGIs IRIX

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

2001-01-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, Jan 26, 2001 at 02:33:54PM +, Dominic Mitchell wrote: Under FreeBSD, you've got sendmail-wrapper instead, which you can configure to point to any installed file. Debian has generalised this in /etc/alternatives, $ ls -l /etc/alternatives/ | head -6 total 1 -rw-r--r--1 root

Re: template toolkit .. one more kwestion solved

2001-01-29 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 05:31:52PM +0100, Philip Newton wrote: Reminds me of fits I had when doing Vignette/Tcl with lists of lists that I passed to another template with HTTP POST. When the list of lists contained only one element, it didn't wrap that list in extra {} so the foreach say a

Re: Technical Meeting Venues

2001-01-29 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 02:28:07PM +, David Cantrell wrote: On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 02:27:41PM -, 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? You will, of

Re: Bad programming considered harmless

2001-02-04 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, Feb 02, 2001 at 06:56:02PM +0100, Philip Newton wrote: Look at what Sun says Java is not suitable for to get a short list. IIRC they included stuff such as life support machinery in hospitals, air traffic control, and nuclear reactors. Space Shuttle or manned-space-flight rocket I

Re: Last Night

2001-02-05 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, Feb 05, 2001 at 09:15:07AM +, Redvers Davies wrote: They are not rude - its a lie. The correct term I think is apathetic. Funnily enough the times I've complained about the food they've done something about it fairly promptly. Sure they tutted and rolled their eyes but they did

Re: Last Night

2001-02-05 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, Feb 05, 2001 at 10:08:29AM -, Robert Shiels wrote: I've been there loads of times and a lot of the enjoyment comes from watching the faces of the uninitiated as they realise they have definitely come to the wrong place. Gentlemen, start your noodles :-) Paul, why are you up at 4

Re: Bad programming considered harmless

2001-02-05 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, Feb 05, 2001 at 10:42:08PM +, Shevek wrote: I later prove that it is possible to do a hard real time reference counting garbage collector, I've heard of implementations of hard real time GCs but they're ultra-slow. Can you prove one comparably as fast as a non-real time one is

Re: Mailbox co-lo - honest opinions

2001-02-09 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, Feb 09, 2001 at 04:23:36PM +, David Cantrell wrote: That's why I recommend Nildram. I've been banging their drum since '98. Good folk, in it for the joy rather than merciless customer accruement. P

Re: NY invasion, was Re: Conway Hall

2001-02-12 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 04:36:56PM -0500, David H. Adler wrote: On Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 04:32:08PM -0500, Mike Jarvis wrote: When looking at cost, remember what hotel rates in NYC are like (almost as bad as London). You can easily pay US$250/night for a room that you would swear is in

Re: The Conway Lecture

2001-02-20 Thread Paul Makepeace
From: "David H. Adler" [EMAIL PROTECTED] The Module isn't the problem, it's the Lecture... :-) I've seen it, heck I even missed the first few minutes -- what's the biggie? He uses his oratory skills to make you *think* it's awfully impressive hard (it certainly is cute). Paul

Re: t-shirts

2001-02-21 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Feb 21, 2001 at 01:04:34PM +, Michael Stevens wrote: Now if someone would just invent print-on lcd panels... http://www.visson.net/ Paul

Re: Kevin Smith Film Fest

2001-03-07 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Tue, Mar 06, 2001 at 10:18:36PM +, Richard Clamp wrote: But she has such an annoying voice. http://www.ifilm.com/images/audio/960803.mp3 ...from... http://www.ifilm.com/db/static_text/0,1699,13280,00.html *That's* an annoying voice, shared by many Californian women ;-( Paul

Re: Descrambling CSS w/ 7 Lines Of Perl

2001-03-10 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Mar 08, 2001 at 04:58:11PM +, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This includes the new way to get the source via the DNS, which still works, and doesn't use zone transfers: for DVDs in Linux screw the MPAA and ; do dig $DVDs.z.zoy.org ; done | \ perl -ne 's/\.//g; print

Re: white wine

2001-03-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 11:22:34PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: meaning to ring the vinyard to see if they can send me a case, or at least point me at a merchant over here who can. Alternatively, if TPC5 is held in Monterey again you can partake of the local plethora of vineyards in the area.

Re: white wine

2001-03-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 10:59:56PM -0500, David H. Adler wrote: On the other hand, since it's going to be in San Diego, maybe not... s/TPC5/TPC\\d/ -- you knew what I meant :) dha -- David H. Adler - [EMAIL PROTECTED] - http://www.panix.com/~dha/ "In my opinion, there's nothing in

Re: Debuggers (was Re: Perl Training Courses)

2001-03-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Mar 22, 2001 at 06:09:19AM -0500, Dave Cross wrote: Let me explain the set-up. I have a PC running Win95. OK, so the contract market's gone to the dogs. Paul

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

2001-03-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Mar 21, 2001 at 12:00:24PM -, Jonathan Peterson wrote: LASTNAME, [FIRSTNAME|FIRST INITIAL] This really doesn't address (ho ho) unfortunate people whose first name isn't used except when their passport/national ID kit is being bandied about. Nor people lumbered with four names. :-/

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

2001-03-27 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Tue, Mar 27, 2001 at 01:44:49PM +0200, Philip Newton wrote: Still not enough. It'll work for the Americans (yet again...)[1] but if you have a phone number whose country codes identifies it as being in country X, and you are in country X on a business trip and want to call that person,

Re: white wine

2001-03-27 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 11:31:00PM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: then we get on to the 'wine so sweet you could stand a spoon up in it'. I am a complete sucker for anything from Sauternes, Lupiac, Pauliac, Graves, Monbazilac etc. and had a very nice Trochenbeerenauslese a You would enjoy the

Re: Mac OS X (was Re: mmm ... toys ..)

2001-03-27 Thread Paul Makepeace
I don't suppose anyone else chose 'root' as their primary account name during install? I did and am wondering if this is why my OS X installation is totally hosed useless: I can't open folders in my (own!) Home (Insufficient Privileges), all Applications in Finder appears as folders, all

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

2001-03-28 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 02:09:50PM +0100, Piers Cawley wrote: the fuckwits at Oftel lumbered us with 01[78]1 in the first place is something of a mystery to me... Was it Oftel that made that choice or BT? I was assumed it was the lumbering ineptitude of The World's Most Evil Phone Company (to

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

2001-03-28 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 02:08:59PM +0100, Leon Brocard wrote: I reckon interperability is big, and that XML-RPC (or possibly even SOAP) will change the way we work. There's no point writing everything in one language or environment any more. Microsoft may have understood this with .NET.

Re: Mac OS X (was Re: mmm ... toys ..)

2001-03-28 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 08:05:18AM +0100, Neil Ford wrote: On Tue, Mar 27, 2001 at 04:11:13PM -0800, Paul Makepeace wrote: I don't suppose anyone else chose 'root' as their primary account name during install? I did and am wondering if this is why my OS X installation is totally hosed

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

2001-03-28 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 07:28:31PM +0100, Chris Benson wrote: it'll-only-happen-once change where the entire country moved to () - Twelve and eight digit phone numbers? So phalanxes of psychologists noting that the human brain has the magic number seven genetically

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

2001-03-28 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 08:51:10PM +0100, Robin Houston wrote: I think that's what Paul was talking about. He can correct me if I'm wrong :-) Exactly what I meant :-) And Java's a whole lot better for this than COBOL, C, and other things that make you go "blech". J2EE is horribly bloated but

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

2001-03-28 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 10:19:55PM +0100, Dave Cross wrote: London. Don't expect that to change soon either - as they've just started charging for tests. Perhaps the Perl community should have an online certification program that funnels cash into the Conway Coffers? :-) No, wait, that might

Re: Social Meeting (fwd)

2001-03-28 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 10:19:05PM +0100, Jonathan Stowe wrote: gellyfish@orpheus gellyfish]$ python -v snip Python 1.5.2 (#1, Aug 25 2000, 09:33:37) [GCC 2.96 2731 (experimental)] on linux-i386 Copyright 1991-1995 Stichting Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam aol excuse="mailman"

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

2001-03-28 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 10:29:46PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: advantage over other databases - speed. But I wasn't allowed to upgrade to (eg) postgresql for silly reasons which I forget now. Your PHBastard called in a $200k/month Oracle DBA and you walked after the weekend to find your root

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

2001-03-28 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 10:32:15PM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: well I just looked ... and their script failed to find 'Perl' even though they have a test for Perl ... I hope this isn't the programming language equivalent of dot-bomb stock becoming unlisted as 'junk' on the NASDAQ... "Perl

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

2001-03-30 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Mar 29, 2001 at 12:56:37PM +0200, Philip Newton wrote: Try doing Java in Lynx. Or Mosaic. Is there even a plugin for Netscape 3.0? Lynx Mosaic practically don't exist, demographically speaking. I'd say that's marketing and not something built-in. You want client-side Perl, you

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

2001-03-30 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 01:41:14PM +0100, Matthew Byng-Maddick wrote: host(1)'s error messages are often misleading - it can give the message "try again" to nxdomain responses, for example... Given how fast .NSI namespace is being eaten up, that doesn't seem like such an unrealistic message

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

2001-03-30 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 11:50:57AM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: But things like Avantgo - which are getting more and more users all the time - have pretty much the same capabilities as a text-only browser. From a display point of view, yes, but they certainly have the capability to run a JVM

Re: Web Server Configuration

2001-04-02 Thread Paul Makepeace
Have you tried http://support.zeus.com/doc/zws/ Failing that, their support is great, at least it was four years[1] ago when they gave me a free one to play with at university. I disagree about the security aspects of having +x turned out for scripts but hey, YMMV. Paul [1] that long?! I need

Re: Web Server Configuration

2001-04-02 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, Apr 02, 2001 at 10:56:52PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: are, and the web server has very few rights. Very few writes too, we'd hope :-) If I want people to download the source to one of my files instead of executing it, I turn off execute permissions. There are times when I want

Re: Web Server Configuration

2001-04-02 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, Apr 02, 2001 at 11:38:42PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: That's probably *not* such a good idea, cos it's in the libraries that things like database passwords are likely to be squirrelled away. Like And my, er, flamboyant comments. And evidence of that I write self-modifying code web

Re: sub BEGIN {}

2001-04-03 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 09:31:12PM +0100, Martin Ling wrote: Indeed, that was just my observation on a few posts' worth. Who *knows* what I might conclude about a whole day's traffic.. ..that you need to put your London.pm folder on its own spanning compressed partition. Paul

Re: sub BEGIN {}

2001-04-03 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 02:22:38AM +0100, Lucy McWilliam wrote: Yeah, yeah drunks, skateboarders, musicians . ...geeks, goths, jugglers, Natscis. And that's just me. I raise you (at least) two accomplished unicyclists... Paul, whose uni got nicked in fscking cambridge. "Ooh, it's got

Re: sub BEGIN {}

2001-04-04 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 09:08:09AM +0100, Matthew Byng-Maddick wrote: I raise you (at least) two accomplished unicyclists... Doesn't that make a bicyclist? No, trust me. Paul, whose uni got nicked in fscking cambridge. "Ooh, it's got a wheel! Not the usual two, but fuck it, let's steal

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

2001-04-04 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 10:04:45AM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote: Funnily, enough, no. I was born in 1974, I've never been taught english grammar and I know of nobody who has. It's actually quite annoying as Me too, ('74 vintage) but I got learnt grammar. I think mostly by my mother if truth

Re: sub BEGIN {}

2001-04-04 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 10:57:40AM +0100, Simon Cozens wrote: On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 09:19:32PM -0700, Paul Makepeace wrote: Paul, whose uni got nicked in fscking cambridge. "*think* *think* Don't they have enough universities of their own?" I've been in the US too long,

Re:

2001-04-04 Thread Paul Makepeace
s/(pc-)?pine/mutt/gi; # puh-lease :) On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 10:16:36PM +0100, Jonathan Stowe wrote: On Wed, 4 Apr 2001, David Cantrell wrote: On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 04:27:23PM +0200, Philip Newton wrote: Clarke, Darren wrote: It appears I have been remiss with the HTML/text

Re:

2001-04-04 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 10:46:44PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: Bollocks. SAUCE is concerned with header information, DNS correctness etc. In the above, I am ranting about content. It might not occur to some people that those 'evil/ignorant bastards' posting in uuencoded or base64 (or

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

2001-04-04 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 12:51:31AM -0400, Alex Page wrote: AOL. A strongly grammatical language like Latin really makes you think about your grammar in English. I did Latin to A-level, and remembering which form of qui to use in a given situation really helps you work out that whole who / whom

Re:

2001-04-05 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 11:21:33AM +0200, Philip Newton wrote: I found a workaround which I can live with; Do tell -- HTML email pisses me off as much as the the next person and there are a few Lookout/!Exchange users I'd like to clue in. P

Re: sub BEGIN {}

2001-04-05 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 03:19:54PM +0100, Dean wrote: Well i mean Martin what kind of freak would build a wearable for personal use... Even going so far as to hack the hardware in a webcam and a touch pad? ;) This guy -- http://eyetap.org/mann/ I set up one of his exhibits

Re: Silly postings

2001-04-05 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 07:10:34PM +0100, Simon Cozens wrote: On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 01:45:40PM -0400, David H. Adler wrote: Thanks for reinforcing the view that people outside of New York don't know dirt about pizza... :-) I thought it was "people outside of Italy". My how times change.

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

2001-04-05 Thread Paul Makepeace
Greg McCarroll IS Tommy Cooper! Stand-up comedy slots at TPC would get my vote. P On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 02:29:09PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: I was a cheeky brat as a child, I remember having an argument once with a teacher, whose comeback was - well if you don't study harder what

Re: Appalling vampire joke

2001-04-05 Thread Paul Makepeace
Doh. I have the archive too, and knew I should've ~b'ed it but the pain of dial-up prevented me. Sorry 'bout that. P On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 11:03:06PM +0100, Neil Ford wrote: On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 01:51:45PM -0700, Paul Makepeace wrote: What the hell, it's no less than you deserve

Re: Test

2001-04-05 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 02:40:03PM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote: Anyway, tip-o-the-day for mutt users. How to get HTML viewed easily and automatically. I'm not 100% sure of the security aspects, but it's still better than Lookout. ;-) [ ~/.mailcap

Re:

2001-04-06 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, Apr 06, 2001 at 11:34:03AM +0100, Natalie Ford wrote: ...and maybe people who prefer a GUI? :) http://www.thebat.net/ is good I hear. You can poke around on the server before doing a download which is a neat feature. Paul

Re: Silly postings

2001-04-06 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, Apr 06, 2001 at 04:44:59PM -0400, David H. Adler wrote: You *used* a public toilet in nyc??? eek. I've slept in Central Park too. (I was so ill from sleeping with the 10th floor window open there wasn't much else I could do.) Paul

Torvalds not impressed with OS X

2001-04-06 Thread Paul Makepeace
http://www.msnbc.com/news/555930.asp Sadly, lacking on details. Paul, who still likes it.

Re: Tie::Scalar::Decay ...

2001-04-10 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Tue, Apr 10, 2001 at 10:41:51PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: Whilst I thought that a radioactive-style decay was a suitable default, for the app I wrote it for, a simple decrement every time period was more appropriate. Cool Uses For Technology #497: Hmm, triggered on first access would be

Re: The Most Boring Thread Ever on London.pm : Cool Letter Heads

2001-04-15 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Sat, Apr 14, 2001 at 08:48:10PM +1000, Damian Conway wrote: All roads lead to London.pm, 'twould seem. Welcome aboard crewmates! Paul

Re: Komodo

2001-04-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Tue, Apr 17, 2001 at 07:12:32PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: Rip, Mix, Burn, unless you're using our latest and greatest operating system which we couldn't be arsed to complete You mean, "...if you choose to install an OS over the one we're actually supporting for those

Re: Komodo

2001-04-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 10:52:58AM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: actually supporting for those operations"? No, I mean "unless you're using our latest and greatest operating system which, despite us only supporting a limited number of systems to make it This is specious. The ad is running

Broadcast datagrams

2001-04-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
Anyone hackers here sent broadcast packets? I think this is how you do it: #!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use Socket; my $dst = inet_aton("172.30.255.255"); socket(SOCKET, PF_INET, SOCK_DGRAM, getprotobyname("udp")) or die "socket: $!"; setsockopt(SOCKET, SOL_SOCKET, SO_BROADCAST,

Re: Komodo

2001-04-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 11:12:30AM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: if it doesn't work on a standard Perl install its dead in the water IMHO FWIW, I agree. Not only that, if it conflicts with existing distribution's package management that'd be a nightmare. Paul

Re: Komodo

2001-04-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 11:44:38AM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: The iMac is one of the platforms supported by OS X. One has to assume anyone installing an OS over a different is intelligent enough to read the caveats. In fact, CD burning doesn't work under OS X on *any* machine and isn't

Re: Broadcast datagrams

2001-04-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 11:49:20AM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote: If you have a complete /usr/src installed, look in there for examples of how it's done in C (it looks like you have a BSD machine - so it's quite likely /usr/src is populated). The weird thing is this is even happening with

Re: Broadcast datagrams

2001-04-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 12:11:45PM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote: You're probably going to have to grep through the kernel source to see why it's being returned in that case. And I have a sneaky suspicion that the networking stuff is quite changed from the "normal" BSDs... I've been using

Re: Broadcast datagrams

2001-04-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 12:41:49PM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote: According to the book in front of me (UNP2v1, P472): "Another question is: what does a multi-homed host do when the application sends a UDP datagram to 255.255.255.255? Some systems send a single broadcast on the

Re: The Natives are Revolting

2001-04-18 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 12:20:45AM +0200, Marcel Grunauer wrote: get it to work, and not just because of fonts. Or sendmail - I haven't really used it much, just to route my personal mail; I ported exim to OS X last week, it was very easy and runs fine (qmail was a dog). Give me another day

Re: JOB: Anyone still looking?

2001-04-19 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 09:17:22AM +0100, dcross - David Cross wrote: Rate ca. ?22k or equivalent for contract Is that really the going rate for Perl proggers in London? Doesn't seem like much (for reasonable definitions of "progger" :-). Paul

Re: The Natives are Revolting

2001-04-19 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 11:33:53AM +0100, Piers Cawley wrote: http://www.cookwood.com/cgi-bin/lcastro/perlbbs.pl?read=4453 Shame your solution ignored the locking problem... Ha ha, we both just posted simultaneously -- I think between our posts we should have *that* problem sorted.

Re: JOB: Anyone still looking?

2001-04-19 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 12:01:10PM +0100, Leo Lapworth wrote: I'm glad to say I am now employed *cheer*. Was a rather nice birthday present to get today. "Congratulations" x 2! Leo Funny name for an Aries :-) Oh well, fire sign all the same. Paul, 10th Apr.

Re: Komodo

2001-04-19 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 01:46:03PM +0100, Piers Cawley wrote: Works with Objective C too. Which is still (for my money) the best way of messing with the NeXTSTEP object model. s/best/only/ Paul

Re: BtVS : Best Male

2001-04-20 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Fri, Apr 20, 2001 at 11:02:18AM +0200, Philip Newton wrote: Robin Szemeti wrote: On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, you wrote: Hey, Robin -- remember the "reply to list" feature is on; "you wrote" is not particularly clear :). (In this case, it's Jonathan Stowe, which is significant.) aol/ Yes,

MySQL - Oracle wrapper/compat. libs

2001-04-24 Thread Paul Makepeace
Here's a perl question (OK, not really).. Is anyone aware of a compatibility/wrapper library which a developer could use to take an app using the MySQL API and with some (ideally) minimal munging turn it into Oracle OCI or Pro*C code? I'm faced with converting a couple of apps that have MySQL

Re: MySQL - Oracle wrapper/compat. libs

2001-04-24 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Tue, Apr 24, 2001 at 12:28:42PM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote: Don't forget that even if you could automatically change the API over, you'd still have to change all the SQL in the API as well. Which is probably just as difficult a task, given how much SQL can vary from product to

Perl Monger spotted in the wild

2001-04-24 Thread Paul Makepeace
Are you DJ Adams? http://www.byte.com/column/BYT20010404S0014 Good, and depressing, article. Paul

perlismybitch.com

2001-04-24 Thread Paul Makepeace
FYI, this domain is about to expire. So if anyone wants it, snag it. I was going to transfer it to bulkregister (my preferred registrar) but simply couldn't be arsed. Paul

Re: perlismybitch.com

2001-04-25 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 08:34:19AM +0100, Chris Ball wrote: It's a cute domain. I haven't seen a domain expire and go to back to available in a reasonable period for quite a while, though; they're kept on as expired records for $bignum amount of time. :-) Yeah, I don't know why that is. There

Re: perlismybitch.com

2001-04-25 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 05:51:59PM +0100, Chris Heathcote wrote: on 25/4/01 5:25 pm, Paul Makepeace wrote: If you read the small print they threaten to disconnect service if whois info isn't accurate. Pity you have to supply perfect info for spammers. I think that's fair, like

Re: Good Accountants

2001-04-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 09:39:45AM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: Flemings Premier Banking 01708 713317 God help you if you put your company into dormancy however. Then they get really arsey since you're not depositing huge amounts of cash into it any more. They unilaterally decided to close my

Re: London.pm List Weekly Summary 2001-04-23

2001-04-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 02:17:01PM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote: Doh! We entirely missed this: http://www.mysql.com/news/article-57.html That's an amusing read! 'spos it legitimises us, but, but! Which links to (not sure if it's working right now):

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