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Perl programmer at the University at Buffalo.
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  Journal: Don't lose your wiki changes ever again on 2009.07.28 15:05

Journal by cbrandtbuffalo on 2009.07.28 15:05
User Journal
For the umpteenth time, I just lost a bunch of documentation I was writing into a wiki page (big textarea) when I tried to use some emacs shortcut keys and accidentally navigated off the page. One of the nicest features of SocialText is that they nag you if you try to navigate away without saving changes.
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  Comment: Re:Shipped and compiled (Score 1) on 2009.07.07 10:37

by cbrandtbuffalo on 2009.07.07 10:37 (#69341)
Attached to: Question for Mac Users
I do the same as the above. I like to have a version of 5.10 to work with and prefer not to mess with the delivered version of perl.
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  Comment: Talk about Selenium and browser testing (Score 1) on 2009.06.16 7:55

by cbrandtbuffalo on 2009.06.16 7:55 (#69078)
Attached to: Trapped In A Room With Schwern
I'd love to hear more about your last two posts (testing with Selenium). Since it's fresh and you're new to it, I'm guessing there's a window of opportunity where your fresh eyes can deliver a good perspective on getting up and running.
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  Comment: Re:the backporter provides support? (Score 1) on 2009.04.08 6:42

by cbrandtbuffalo on 2009.04.08 6:42 (#68060)
Attached to: Missing POD Boilerplate

In general, the implicit open-source support policy is pretty straightforward: "if you're using an old version, too bad."

Commercial software pretty much works this way too and it's explicit (upgrade or don't call us). Oracle likes to use the term desupported. They have one extra clause where they will often sell you additional support for an old version at such outlandish rates that upgrading doesn't seem so bad by comparison. But when you don't charge anything, it's hard to mirror this model. :)

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  yapc: YAPC::NA 2009 Call for Venue on 2008.03.27 11:49

Posted by cbrandtbuffalo on 2008.03.27 11:49
yapc
Welcome, once again, to the Yet Another Perl Conference, North America Call For Venue! The 2009 YAPC::NA marks the 10th anniversary for YAPC. Wow, 10 years of YAPC! This year we've decided to try something a little different. After some discussion and feedback, we've decided to take an approach similar to YAPC::EU. We're putting out the request for bids now, with a June 1 deadline. This gives the Conferences Committee time to review the bids and make a decision to be announced at this year's YAPC::NA in Chicago.
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  Journal: YAPC::NA in Chicago...again! on 2007.08.24 11:37

Journal by cbrandtbuffalo on 2007.08.24 11:37
User Journal
Chicago.pm has stepped up to be first group in recent years to bid for a repeat YAPC, and in close voting they nudged out Columbus for the opportunity to do it. Jonathan Rockway will be the head organizer, with support from previous Chicago organizers Josh McAdams and Pete Krawczyk.

Both groups submitted strong bids and it was a tough choice.

Watch for more announcements with final dates and other details. See you in Chicago!
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  YAPC::NA in Chicago...again! on 2007.08.24 11:37 cbrandtbuffalo

Submitted by cbrandtbuffalo on 2007.08.24 11:37
User Journal
Chicago.pm has stepped up to be first group in recent years to bid for a repeat YAPC, and in close voting they nudged out Columbus for the opportunity to do it. Jonathan Rockway will be the head organizer, with support from previous Chicago organizers Josh McAdams and Pete Krawczyk.

Both groups submitted strong bids and it was a tough choice.

Watch for more announcements with final dates and other details. See you in Chicago!
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  Journal: Reminder: Call for Venue--YAPC::NA::2008 deadline on 2007.07.11 14:38

Journal by cbrandtbuffalo on 2007.07.11 14:38
User Journal
The deadline for submitting your venue bids for this year is approaching. I know there are some folks out there working on bids, so don't count on us going into overtime.

The due date is August 1.

You can find more details in this year's call and the previous call.
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  Reminder: Call for Venue--YAPC::NA::2008 deadline on 2007.07.11 14:38 cbrandtbuffalo

Submitted by cbrandtbuffalo on 2007.07.11 14:38
User Journal
The deadline for submitting your venue bids for this year is approaching. I know there are some folks out there working on bids, so don't count on us going into overtime.

The due date is August 1.

You can find more details in this year's call and the previous call.
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  Call for Venue--YAPC::NA::2008 on 2007.06.05 11:14 cbrandtbuffalo

Submitted by cbrandtbuffalo on 2007.06.05 11:14
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cbrandtbuffalo writes "It's that time of year again--we need your bids in to host YAPC::NA in your town next summer. Most of the details for a bid are in my post from last year. Same rules apply this year.

To re-iterate a few points:

  • If you plan on bidding, folks from your group should really attend YAPC::NA this year to see how things work and maybe even help out.
  • Get your bid ready early and we'll give you feedback before the due date at the YAPC BOF.
  • Venue requirements are available and bids from previous years are available in the TPF Blog. Last year all of the bids were very good, so they are a good resource.
  • Details on running a YAPC are available in the TPF project on Google code.
  • As with previous years, the bids will be made public in the TPF Blog after the due date.


Send any questions and completed bids to the TPF conferences group: tpf-conferences (at) perl (dot) org"
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  Journal: Call for Venue--YAPC::NA::2008 on 2007.06.05 11:14

Journal by cbrandtbuffalo on 2007.06.05 11:14
User Journal
It's that time of year again--we need your bids in to host YAPC::NA in your town next summer. Most of the details for a bid are in my post from last year. Same rules apply this year.

To re-iterate a few points:

  • If you plan on bidding, folks from your group should really attend YAPC::NA this year to see how things work and maybe even help out.
  • Get your bid ready early and we'll give you feedback before the due date at the YAPC BOF.
  • Venue requirements are available and bids from previous years are available in the TPF Blog. Last year all of the bids were very good, so they are a good resource.
  • Details on running a YAPC are available in the TPF project on Google code.
  • As with previous years, the bids will be made public in the TPF Blog after the due date.


Send any questions and completed bids to the TPF conferences group: tpf-conferences (at) perl (dot) org
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  Call for Venue--YAPC::NA::2008 on 2007.05.30 15:01 cbrandtbuffalo

Submitted by cbrandtbuffalo on 2007.05.30 15:01
yapc
cbrandtbuffalo writes "Cross-posted from the TPF blog as a reminder, we're looking for next year's intrepid organizers for YAPC::NA.

One key point: if you bring your semi-complete bid to YAPC this year, we'll review it at the YAPC BOF for free!"
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  Journal: Call for Venue--YAPC::NA::2008 on 2007.05.30 15:01

Journal by cbrandtbuffalo on 2007.05.30 15:01
yapc
Cross-posted from the TPF blog as a reminder, we're looking for next year's intrepid organizers for YAPC::NA.

One key point: if you bring your semi-complete bid to YAPC this year, we'll review it at the YAPC BOF for free!
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