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  • ... I want to go through and identify the talks that were only just bumped out of the spaces and recommend they submit to YAPC. There were a lot more talks that I wanted to see than made it to the program. If I nudge them towards YAPC, maybe I'll get a chance to see them after all ...


  • by jdavidb (1361) on 2003.03.18 1:49 (#18011) Homepage Journal

    And then there's what they did to me at last year's YAPC. Check the listing in the back of the conference book and compare with other people who have three elements in their names. There's a case where your testing strategy would have worked. (Well, except for the fact that you apparently tested with only one name. ;) )

    So one of my first impressions of my first in person contact with the Perl community was "They can't even get a script to churn out my name correctly?" :) (Wasn't really a problem; everyone knows everyone creates bugs now and then. I just appreciated the humor of the situation.)

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • lemme see... you've toiled under a labor of love trying to produce something of quality, only to have people complain and throw insults at you when it doesn't exactly work for them.

    sounds like just another day in open source ;)
  • You're not alone. I've been bitten by this same bug [], too.


  • What I'm curious to know is how many replies you get from people who didn't understand your email. While I must admit to noticing the hash for a middle name on Vee's email, I didn't understand your email on the first glance.

    I thought you had mistaken me for the presenter of "Perl Testing", and the email sounded like you were telling me that you were interested in attending. Had I have not previously noticed the hash for a middle name, I would have really been confused. :-) So, has anyone replied saying tha
    • I've only had a handful of "uh, what the?" mail about the apology, thank goodness. I realize now that it assumed the reader had spotted the problem. There's no way I was going to send out a third spam, though :-)

      I ended up writing a lot about how being a name influences the decision making, and what the decision making looks like. (Warning: it's like sausage and law). Anyway, I posted it as a journal entry [] instead of a comment. I hope this answers your question.

      (And PHP guys are always welcome in u

    • I *am* a presenter of Perl Testing, and I was confused!