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DBIx::Class and Catalyst documentor and dev. DB2 fanatic.
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  Comment: Contradictions.. (Score 1) on 2009.04.29 7:19

by castaway on 2009.04.29 7:19 (#68345)
Attached to: Not an Iron woMan

Somehow your rant seems self-contradicting from here..

"it's tiring to always be made to feel different, abnormal."

So why not accept the logical thought (well to me anyway), and assume that everyone is included, its just a figure of speach?

IMO its much more of a compliment to have ones existance acknowledged by NOT being mentioned extra, by the speaker (or mst, whatever) just meaning everyone. "Man" is a race, as well as a gender.

I'd rather we did away with the -woman badges (it got started cos some *guy* said that women might be offended), and went back to the "its for everyone".

Jess - female, and just getting on with it.

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  Comment: Small world (Score 1) on 2009.04.16 16:52

by castaway on 2009.04.16 16:52 (#68147)
Attached to: Distribution channels - who will do that?
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  Comment: Great idea (Score 1) on 2009.04.08 1:35

by castaway on 2009.04.08 1:35 (#68053)
Attached to: Missing POD Boilerplate

I also think this would be useful in general. While the Makefile.PL should list the miniumum supported versions of modules + Perl, it would be nice to be explicit in the docs.

Should also list the supported versions of underlying libraries etc, as thats often hard to find.

Jess

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  Comment: Unworkable in the .eu (Score 1) on 2009.04.05 4:07

by castaway on 2009.04.05 4:07 (#68024)
Attached to: My Ideal Work Week

Luckily, IMO at least, this isn't possible in the EU, at least when working for an employer. If an employee were to work more than a week of days >10 hours, the employer would probably end up paying a fine. (Exceptions can be made for the occasional day, if the employer has deadlines to keep.)

Also whats this odd practice of counting the number of paid sick days as "time off"? No wonder you guys don't get much holiday..

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  Comment: Indirect object syntax (Score 1) on 2009.04.05 3:56

by castaway on 2009.04.05 3:56 (#68023)
Attached to: Surprising Deparse Result
Not all that surprised, I assume that works the same way as:

my $dog = new Dog;

does. More not-much-used-syntax we should get rid of?

(Hmm, print uses it, took me a while to figure which doc it's in, perlobj)

Aren't typos fun?

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  Comment: Re:Tempur! (Score 1) on 2009.03.29 5:13

by castaway on 2009.03.29 5:13 (#67939)
Attached to: Pillow
Heh, they have more than one these days.. Ours are the "original"
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  Comment: Tempur! (Score 1) on 2009.03.29 5:12

by castaway on 2009.03.29 5:12 (#67938)
Attached to: Pillow
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