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Friday June 22, 2001
03:42 AM

london.pm meeting

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Another london.pm technical meeting last night with usual wide range of topics:

  • Leon on how easy it was to write the Tie:GHash module using Inline::C
  • Marty Pauley on using the Template Toolkit as an h2xs replacement
  • Me trying out my "Perl For The People" talk that I'll be giving at both TPC and YAPC::Europe. The talk seemed to go down very well and won't need much tuning at all. Everyone laughed at all the right points :)
  • Leo Lapworth on how he redesigned the london.pm website (using, of course, the Template Toolkit!) The new site is now live at http://london.pm.org and I think it looks great
  • And lastly, Robin Houston on Computational Complexity, Quantum::Superpositions and Perl's regex matching. He demonstrated a really scary regex for calculating if you had the right change to buy a beer and introduced a great new term for a particular type of computational problem - RFIDD (Reasonably Fast In Damian's Dreams). These are the problems that are solved in constant time using Q::S

Someone mentioned that london.pm is getting a reputation of being a bit cliquey. Apparently new people are turning up at meetings and are finding it difficult to inflitrate the group. I'll need to do something to address that.

Oh... and the london.pm team has got a place in Jon Orwant's Internet Quiz at TPC. The team is called "The President's Dog". Those of you who saw us cruelly robbed of victory last year will know why!