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Thursday May 03, 2007
03:05 AM

Beering tonight

It's all been a bit busy recently - sorry I haven't blogged recently. I didn't manage to make it to Copenhagen or the last social but I shall make it tonight where I'll meet up with Niles and chat a bit about Perl. And beer of course. I wonder when the next Leader elections will be?
Wednesday October 09, 2002
12:48 PM

It's happening again

Well, I lost last time, but you'll all be happy to know that leader elections for the next year are on their way!
Friday August 02, 2002
05:10 AM


Hello again.

I've been quite quiet recently. Work has been busy. I'm slowly getting into more Perl stuff though.

Yesterday there was a Heretics meeting. No, wait, "New Heretics" meeting. It's all quite confusing - the official meetings are on the day after the first Wednesday of the month, and the New Heretics meet when... wait. I'm sure this was clear when dumrats explained this to me in the pub last night. Very confusing.

Anyway, the meeting last night was quit riotous. A lot of beer was involved. And port. And wine. It got quite silly, and I think someone had a camcorder too.

I've been worrying about the current leader recently. Organising the herd of cats that is Perl Mongers seems to be taking its toll on him. He's been doing a great job, but perhaps something needs to be done. Hmmm.

Friday December 14, 2001
05:29 AM

I lost

It is a sad day for Beanie-baby kind. As you may have already read in davorg's journal, the results to the leadership election came out yesterday. I didn't win. blech won. Bravo to him. May he delegate all decisions to davorg...

How can people not have faith in a leader that is a stuffed camel?

Tuesday December 11, 2001
07:14 AM


It has been a quiet couple of weeks since the leadership election was announced. Apart from a few post correcting the rules (times and dates are something can never seem to handle) there has been absolutely no discussion of the two candidates. To refresh your memory, both blech and I are standing. Oh, and RON (ReOpen Nominations). Voting ends real soon now and the winner will be announced at the social meeting on Thursday.

I'm actually quite annoyed that there has been no discussion of the candidates. Granted, both candidates went for the same "hands-off" approach to leadership in their manifesto. I'm not sure people care enough. It'll be interesting to see how many people vote and, of course, how many votes either candidate receives. I wonder if we can start tracking metrics to see if the candidate is successful in the coming year...

May the best stuffed camel win!

Saturday November 24, 2001
04:53 PM


I've just finished my election manifesto. Here it is (it'll be posted to london-list too). Oh, and I do hope hfb doesn't discriminate against me just because I'm differently-alive...

If I, Amelia C. Bactrianus, win the current election and
become leader of the group I promise to:

    Encourage complete and utter delegation. I myself do not have enough
    time to organise everything that the group should do. I will instead
    nominate members who seem capable, to organise

    Be the one point of contact for the group

    Encourage more stuffed, non-living members
    Represent's interests - the aforementioned delegation will
    mean that the group does entirely what it wants

    Encourage more trips to the zoo so that the group can understand the
    magical power of camels

    Encourage spreading the word of Perl throughout a) London's other
    groups b) Europe c) The World

    Encourage trips to restaurants to eat a wide range of foods (not
    including camel)

    Encourage more projects like NMS, but make sure that from the start
    the projects are open to all and have a short-term positive plan

    Encourage more drinking in pubs whose name contain the word "camel"

    Encourage attendance at technical meeting and Perl conferences

    Encourage social meets in large desserts (trifles, pancakes, etc.)

    Encourage more media hacking and publicity for the group

    Publically humilate camel violators

To summarise: A vote for Amelia is a vote for you!

Friday November 23, 2001
05:36 AM


Gosh, I'm pretty excited. During the technical talk yesterday it was announced that I'm one of the two candidates for leader! (we're having an election)

Now, I know people may be prejudiced against me just because I'm a little Beanie Baby camel, but I have strong views on and I intend to fight the fair fight and try to be leader.

My owner, acme, told me that I need to get my manifesto out as soon as possible. And he mentioned that using beer to influence voters was wrong, but I haven't decided on my campaign strategy quite yet. It'll be exciting you can be sure. Stayed tuned...

Thursday November 22, 2001
08:35 AM

Hello World

Hello everybody.

Just thought I would say hello.

I'm a bit of a quiet Perl person and I think it is time I should get a bit more involved.

I program Perl in London, which means that I have gone to lots of meetings. They're very scary sometimes, but they're ok once you get to know them.

Tonight is a technical meeting, which is quite exciting as there is an election going on for who gets to be the next leader.

I think the meeting is going to be very interesting. I especially look forward to the OpenFrame and Benchmarking Perl talks. What is an application server framework anyway?

Not a lot of Perl content in this journal entry, but Perl isn't just about programming you know.

See you, Amelia.