I wussed out on Friday night and stayed at home and installed richardc's Timesink application, which is a web accessed RSS aggregator. I ended up patching it so a) it installs and b) it uses HTTP::Cookies to store cookies while scraping (this means that I can give it a cookie from my browser and it can now scrape friends only livejournal posts.)
Saturday evening I ended up joining the 'beer track' of the CPAN meeting at the Prince of Bonaparte in Notting Hill. One of acme's favourite pubs (even before it became his local) it was good, even if they did run out of pride. Truly excellent food; Getting a perfectly cooked burger at five to nine on a busy Saturday night is a miracle. Pub got busy, and last orders came, so some of us invaded acme's flat until the wee hours in the morning.
On Thursday and Saturday there was a lot of discussion about a whole host of Perl stuff, of which these are the highlights in no particular order: