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Thursday July 24, 2003
01:45 AM

evolving - Wednesday 23rd July, 2003

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Awoke with a mild headache, clearly it was sinus trouble and not possibly any form of hangover, oh no.

Breakfasted with, then wandered to the venue to set up my laptop for Nick Clark's When Perl Isn't Fast Enough talk. Having already read chunks of the talk in an early form I helped Earle debug his DHCP issues and then wandered about a little. Leon captured some of my soul in exchange for a nice orange badge, and I helped out a little with converting a flat-file based app to use DBD::SQLite.

Returned from lunch a little late and accidentally conspired in an interruption to one of MJD's tutorials. Ooops.

Checked in with Simon who had been doing chunks of work on Siesta, tossed a few executive decisions in his direction and started to catch up on email.

Stole code from Ingy's Kwiki Slideshow thing to make flipping slides more responsive - using the javascript that visits the next link on a (simulated) keypress is much much quicker than launching a galeon bookmarklet from the command line. I just got it finished in time to use it for my Device::Ericsson::AccessoryMenu talk which I did as part of the filler hour.

The CPANTS bof was thought provoking. Some of the thoughts could even be classified as non-destructive. Expect a flurry of hacking on that sometime around Friday.

Went for a nice relaxing walk with blech down to the Eiffel Tower from the big needle thingy. He took photos, I mumbled a bit about how to code up some more CPANTS metrics, though I'm very tempted by attempting a piescrow bot instead.

Got back to the hotel and ran into a chunk of and Mark playing cards. Diabolical schemes were plotted over pizza, and we were warned of the complexities of paying for cabs over the water.

Being too hot too sleep I knocked a few things off the Siesta TODO list taking us down to two items, one being a slightly tedious bit of the web interface, the other to batten down the hatches for a release. Now that's JIT programming in action.

Oh, and retro-blogged to Saturday.