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  Comment: PDL of interest to your Geoscience students? (Score 1) on 2009.05.17 1:00

by oneiron on 2009.05.17 1:00 (#68601)
Attached to: Perl for Geoscience

Very interesting post PJF. Just wondering how many of your scientific students have an interest in PDL. I would have thought PDL would be useful to geoscience folks, just as it is to other scientists, notably astronomers. Or is it that most of your students are Perl beginners, not yet ready for PDL?

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  Comment: Other weird things to liven up a CPAN distro (Score 1) on 2009.05.16 4:11

by oneiron on 2009.05.16 4:11 (#68592)
Attached to: Acme::ReturnValues is back

Thanks for posting this. I wasn't aware of it before and I'm a bit annoyed I didn't think of this when creating Acme::EyeDrops. :) You see, at the time, I did try to think of various little ways to liven up a CPAN distro, but, for A::E, only came up with:

  • Tarball user/group names of arthur/dent
  • When you run "perl Makefile.PL", a little Ascii Art camel is displayed
  • When you run "make test", the test names form a haiku, for light relief while you wait
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  Comment: Considered Harmful Essays Considered Harmful (Score 1) on 2009.04.17 19:19

by oneiron on 2009.04.17 19:19 (#68167)
Attached to: Mixins Considered Harmful

I should do a "Considered Harmful Considered Harmful" writeup?

"Considered Harmful" Essays Considered Harmful

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  Comment: You forgot Multiverse (Score 1) on 2009.04.17 19:08

by oneiron on 2009.04.17 19:08 (#68166)
Attached to: HHGTTG implementation of

Should it start with Multiverse::OurUniverse?

This distribution seems to belong in the Acme top-level namespace, though doing that might spoil the joke.

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  Comment: Allow service to interact with the desktop (Score 1) on 2009.04.14 7:28

For the hanging agent/service, you might try: Control Panel -> AdministrativeTools -> Services, choose the offending service, right click (Properties) and check the "Allow service to interact with the desktop" checkbox (this checkbox will probably be in the LogOn tab). No guarantee it will change anything, but it is definitely worth a try, based on the symptoms you describe. Your hangs may be because the Service is not allowed to interact with the desktop and so is not allowed to create a (desktop) console window for stdin/stdout/stderr. If that fixes the problem, you need to alert the folks who wrote the agent/service; they should be able to fix the service so that it doesn't require the "Interact with the desktop" setting (it is generally considered poor style and less secure/robust for a service to interact with the desktop). BTW, which version of Windows is the service running on?
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