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  Comment: sorry to hear the news (Score 1) on 2010.08.12 9:12

by mw487 on 2010.08.12 9:12 (#72306)
Attached to: use Perl;

Sorry to hear the bad news.

Losing a job can be very hard on morale and finances. You have many deep skills, and I wish you the best in rapid, gainful resolution to this change.

As to use.perl, it has been great, but lately the format has been eclipsed, affecting the content as contributing membership declines. Maybe the best thing to do is donate the content into another site like perlmonks. I have gotten a lot out of both sites. But the trend is to blogging.

I think use.perl may have had its day in the sun, though I enjoyed it, and was impressed how it stood higher than its peers.

Best of luck.

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  Comment: if only (Score 1) on 2010.04.24 7:26

by mw487 on 2010.04.24 7:26 (#71918)
Attached to: RIP Jaime Escalante

every home schooler had your perspective, and the talents of Jaime Escalante, i trust the world would be a better place.

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  Comment: Re:It happens every so often :-( (Score 1) on 2010.02.23 6:09

by mw487 on 2010.02.23 6:09 (#71723)
Attached to: Test

The quality. Why do you ask?

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  Comment: Re:Errrm (Score 1) on 2010.01.19 12:31

by mw487 on 2010.01.19 12:31 (#71540)
Attached to: On MSN bot

"If they with to collect data, they should be able to do that, I think."

I think so too, but they should not be evil when being nice can do the job.

And this banning is part of what is getting their attention. Barbie can not make them be nice, only they can decide to be nice. In the meantime, cpan should not bend over for them being stupid and mean and uncaring.

They know they have a problem, and they choose to go on anyway for their own profit.

Let them in when they can act properly.

I understand they ignore robots.txt. _Bad_

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  Comment: Re:documentation (Score 1) on 2009.12.01 9:01

by mw487 on 2009.12.01 9:01 (#71272)
Attached to: Some interesting group dynamics in Padre

Thank you for pointing out that wiki page with a list of features.

I hope someday there will be a page that tells more directly how to access or use the features, rather than mostly listing their presense. Often I am mystified about how to get to a feature.

Padre seems like a great idea. But the learning curve appears very very steep (to me).

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  Comment: Re: I'm moving on up! (Score 1) on 2009.11.30 8:49

by mw487 on 2009.11.30 8:49 (#71267)
Attached to: I'm moving on up! (... or simply away)

To the East Side?

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  Comment: documentation (Score 1) on 2009.11.30 8:46

by mw487 on 2009.11.30 8:46 (#71266)
Attached to: Some interesting group dynamics in Padre

so has padre gotten a whiz-bang documentor to let we peons know what the hell we can use?

i found such things sadly lacking, and hopefully I am woefully out of date

maybe all I need is a pointer to find the very fine documentation...

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  Comment: Wow (Score 1) on 2009.11.07 5:44

http://stats.cpantesters.org/osmatrix-month-wide.html

I really like it!

Hey, web, what do you think of eliminating any column where the total is zero?

Then the whole thing will fit on my screen. ;-)

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  Comment: Re:There have indeed been some CPAN problems (Score 1) on 2009.10.30 11:58

All this information is good. And thanks for your work on SP, I love the idea.

But the most important thing I am saying, is when I install SP, it should make obvious some of these issues, right in the faces of the novice installers (like me). I don't use IRC, but I do lurk on useperl.

Maybe in the last install window, an "open install notes from c:\strawberry\INSTALL_strawberry.txt" checkbox with default checked...

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  Comment: Re:There have indeed been some CPAN problems (Score 1) on 2009.10.29 7:53

Thanks much! I think I understand, and I will try that.

In a previous version of strawberry (last one?), when padre tried to update, for me things choked due to failures in the toolchain of padre. Does this likely have to do with the path during the update of padre? (I think that happened before I have the opportunity to intervene...)

It would be lovely for such advice as yours to be obvious to strawberry perl installers who encounter such problems.

Thanks again! I love perl, though it can be trying at times.

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  Comment: Re:There have indeed been some CPAN problems (Score 1) on 2009.10.28 8:42

I submit that almost anyone installing strawberry already has a perl, and likely more than 1.

When I install strawberry, I have activestate, cygwin, and I tried building my own. And after that, I have an old strawberry in front of the new strawberry.

A prominent set of warnings seems appropriate.

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  Comment: Re:perl and graphics (Score 1) on 2009.10.24 9:50

by mw487 on 2009.10.24 9:50 (#70965)
Attached to: Why I signed-up on use Perl, or, why I like PDL

Sounds like you have good ideas. Thanks for sharing as you learn.

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  Comment: Re:perl and graphics (Score 1) on 2009.10.23 9:37

by mw487 on 2009.10.23 9:37 (#70957)
Attached to: Why I signed-up on use Perl, or, why I like PDL

Writing more about it would be lovely.

When you say the OpenGL stuff, do you mean there are perl modules of OpenGL plotting routines for 3D? And Chris is integrating them? Or that OpenGL is more like PGPLOT, and Chris has the bigger job of taking non-perl stuff OpenGL and integrating it?

Thanks. My need is not immediate, but I like to keep up.

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  Comment: perl and graphics (Score 1) on 2009.10.21 10:14

by mw487 on 2009.10.21 10:14 (#70934)
Attached to: Why I signed-up on use Perl, or, why I like PDL

I love perl, and I used to often use MatLab for its fabulous ability to crank out a good graph or chart to understand what was going on.

I have not used PDL, but I imagine it can get the computations right.

Does PDL or something in perl do the rough draft presentations of grpahics right? I am not talking publication quality needed, but insight needed.

Thanks for any insights

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  Comment: Am I right (Score 1) on 2009.10.14 9:10

that this data is (basically) only for Strawberry perl default distribution use of CPAN?

I think it would be lovely if all module downloads first registered the download (if possible) at a counter before actually using bandwidth of a mirror.

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