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Mark Fowler has never been the same since he was elected leader of the London Perl Mongers. The strain manifests itself mainly in releasing various [cpan.org] modules [cpan.org] to CPAN, giving talks [2shortplanks.com], and use of the Trelane nick on #london.pm for endless procrastination. Doctors are still seeking a cure.
Friday February 08, 2002
04:24 AM

These things are more fun when you can drink

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Perl Mongers social last night. Beer. Odd Beer. Good Beer. Back once again in the Cittie of Yorke, down in the cellar. Cool pub. Needs a pool table ;-)

chrisc talked about scary bioinformatics stuff. And you ever thought you had a lot of data to process! I bored him with talk of my recent adventures with Test::Builder::Tester. Yey, tests.

davorg and acme kept muttering "Must finish slides" under their breath, presumably to do with the upcoming German Perl Workshop where they're both giving tutorials

richardc popped open his (paper) notebook and wrote some new ideas down in it. Something to do with Devel::Cover on C code, taking over the world, and blaming me for really annoying tests for Acme::Your IIRC.

I brought with me qmacro's Jabber book and the Slash book which quite a lot of people had a look at. The latter is a silly (but possibly useful) book, the former is very thick and is probably the definitive work on the subject. Proper reviews at a later date. Davorg was pleasantly surprised to find himself name checked in the slash book (referring to his perl.com article on the Template Toolkit.)

Talking of Jabber mutated into a discussion with Ivor about monitoring systems, writing graphical systems to tail log files, and finally wrapping command line scripts with Gtk with Perl. I'm still thinking about that one, I've got some ideas...

Kake talked about grubstreet project (the London wiki.) She also tried to convince me to use mutt to read my mail (sorry, I'm sticking to PINE for the pointy-clickness - at least I'm not using Outlook)

muttley was still recovering from Dorkbot and talked a bit about that. blech was still raving about playing Rez on a huge projector. Sweet. Oh, and talking about arranging other things such as the next social and the next tech meet. Herding cats.

davorg talked more about NMS. Some fights he had fought. Some new ideas. Organising things and Project Management. Scary, but highly cool, stuff.

And other things were discussed; The uselessness of the NHS; Accidental forkbombing; From Hell; Running out of hash space in main memory; Primary Schools; Playstation Linux; Doodling; Perl and Branding and Press Coverage and how it's all going to go wrong; Let's all stop being ill; Java verses C verses Perl (TMTOWTDI); More trips to Amsterdam; Going for a curry? ; CVs; CVS; Missing people; My Dog Is An Alien Dot Com; BBC and domain squatting; We all hate our jobs; We all love our jobs; Another beer? Go on then.

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