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  Comment: check your legal options (Score 1) on 2009.08.11 5:19

by kudra on 2009.08.11 5:19 (#69962)
Attached to: Dolphin Square - Why I Don't Want To Live There

I hope you have documented incidents such as the feces and the lack of cleaning. Continue to document any similar things which occur. In many countries, if they fail to live up to their obligations, you are justified in ending the contract early. I'm not sure if this would be the case in the UK, given how much the country likes to get exemptions from EU protections, but you might consider looking into the matter.

Also look at what the maximum legal penalty is for breaking the contract--it may not be as much as they've written in the contract. I find that landlords and employers often like to stick clauses which can't be enforced into contracts, assuming that nobody knows the actual law or can be bothered to investigate it. (In the Netherlands this position is especially silly, given that almost everyone has insurance which entitles them to legal representation.) Visit the legal aid society as well, once you've found something out, so that you're prepared if the landlord decides to fight you.

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  Journal: Research subjects wanted on 2009.07.28 5:48

Journal by kudra on 2009.07.28 5:48
User Journal
As I mentioned in my last post (about a year ago!), I have gone back to school where I am studying for an MSc in International Business. I am now working on my thesis, which looks at free/libre and open source businesses. I am looking for people who are willing to participate in the research. Please refer to http://ann.barcomb.org for more details about the research. Feel free to pass this on/repost this--the more people that know about it the better cha
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  Perl 6 summary, 08-14 Apr, 2007 on 2007.04.22 2:36

Posted by kudra on 2007.04.22 2:36
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"The current pugs implementation is just translating to the old form underneath, so it's not surprising it's a bit off. That's the sort of thing that happens when the language designer gives the language implementor whiplash. However, I rather suspect the interpersonal metaphorical meaning was lost on the physicist/comic who decided that the 3rd derivative of position should be called 'jerk'. :)"

-- Larry Wall, in 'What should file test operators return?'

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  Perl 6 summary, 01-07 Apr, 2007 on 2007.04.21 3:11

Posted by kudra on 2007.04.21 3:11
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"developers shouldn't live in fear of $^O"

-- Jerry Gay, in 'Use of English pragma'

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  Perl 6 summary, 25-31 Mar, 2007 on 2007.04.19 7:15

Posted by kudra on 2007.04.19 7:15
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"I don't think that it's possible to make this non-conformity a fatal heresy :-(
(gcc --spanish-inquisition)"

-- Nicholas Clark in '[perl #42110] [PATCH] Returning values from void functions'

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  Perl 6 summary, 18-24 Mar, 2007 on 2007.04.18 12:31

Posted by kudra on 2007.04.18 12:31
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This week saw the introduction of the Perl 6 Microgrants. Read more about them in 'Perl 6 Microgrants. Now accepting proposals.'

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  Perl 6 summary, 11-17 Mar, 2007 on 2007.04.03 17:02

Posted by kudra on 2007.04.03 17:02
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Due to a lack of free time, I will be unable to continue creating the Perl 6 summaries after April. We are looking for a volunteer or group of volunteers to take over the task.

Please contact me if you would like more information about what the job entails (contact information can be found at the end of this post).

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  Perl 6 summary, 4-10 Mar, 2007 on 2007.03.31 9:27

Posted by kudra on 2007.03.31 9:27
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"Q: Can February March? A: No, but April May..."

-- Larry Wall's r14313 log message for a date correction

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  Perl 6 summary, 25 Feb - 3 Mar, 2007 on 2007.03.21 15:20

Posted by kudra on 2007.03.21 15:20
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"It seems you are presuming a Waterfall model of development here. We're not doing the Waterfall, we're doing the Whirlpool, where the strange attractor whirls around with feedback at many levels but eventually converges on something in the middle. In other words, a whirlpool sucks, but the trick is to position your whirlpool over your intended destination, and you'll eventually get there, though perhaps a bit dizzier than you'd like."

-- Larry Wall, in 'What criteria mark the closure of perl6 specification'

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  Perl 6 summary, 18-24 Feb, 2007 on 2007.03.04 13:01

Posted by kudra on 2007.03.04 13:01
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"'Course, if someone goes ahead and adds the Y combinator, one must naturally begin to wonder what the YY combinator would be... :-) "

-- Larry Wall

"Obviously it generates a function so anonymous that it can't even refer to itself. I call it the depressed existentialist solipsist operator."

-- chromatic, in 'Y not'

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  Perl 6 summary, 4-10 February, 2007 on 2007.02.25 9:40

Posted by kudra on 2007.02.25 9:40
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"> Errrr ... I'm the one who needs the tutorial, not the one to write it.

"That makes you a prime person to capture the questions it needs to answer! You can't evade the Responsibility Ponies that easily."

-- chromatic, responding to James E Keenan in 'What Skills Do We Need to Finish Parrot?'

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  Perl 6 summary, 29 Jan - 3 Feb, 2007 on 2007.02.25 4:32

Posted by kudra on 2007.02.25 4:32
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": This mornings up date proposed

"Now the da rn spam fi1ters are chang.ng my spelling to look like sp*m. Yeah, that's the 4icket... :)"

-- Larry Wall, in 'Enhancing array indices'

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  Perl 6 summary, 21-28 January, 2007 on 2007.02.23 11:04

Posted by kudra on 2007.02.23 11:04
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"Take the longest token, lie down and if the unease persists, write some code..."

-- Brad Bowman, in 'DFA/NFA context is non-local'

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  Perl 6 summary, 14-20 January, 2007 on 2007.01.21 15:22

Posted by kudra on 2007.01.21 15:22
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"For the first time in the two months I've been working on Parrot, 'make test' completely succeeded -- and with some TODO tests passing, to boot!"

-- James Keenan, sharing the good news in 'All tests passing!'

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  Journal: TAPx::Parser 0.50_04 on 2007.01.14 14:43

Journal by Ovid on 2007.01.14 14:43
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The next devel version of TAPx::Parser is on its way to the CPAN. Note that at least one change is backwards incompatible. Of course, this has always been labeled ALPHA software and in any event, folks should not have been relying on the TAPx::Parser::Results classname, but there you go.

Based on feedback from Corion, I've altered my IPC::Open3 call in such a way that this might now run under Windows and Cygwin. I expect some tests to fail, but the code itself to work. If it fails, if you'd run the tests in verbose mode and send me the output, I'd be grateful.

0.05_04 14 January 2007
  - BACKWARDS IMCOMPATIBLE:  Renamed all '::Results' classes to
    '::Result' because they represent a single result.
  - Fixed bug where piping would break verbose output.
  - IPC::Open3::open3 now takes a @command list rather than a
    $command string.  This should make it work under Windows.
  - Added 'stdout_sterr' sample test back to regression tests.
    IPC::Open3 appears to make it work.
  - Bug fix:  don't print 'All tests successful' if no tests
    are run.
  - Refactored 'runtests' to make it a bit easier to follow.
  - Bug fix:  Junk and comments now allowed before a leading
    plan.
  - HARNESS_ACTIVE and HARNESS_VERSION environment variables
    now set.
  - Renamed 'problems' in TAPx::Parser and TAPx::Aggregator to
    'has_problems'.
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