I think life is going to change soon...:)
Update: And for you skeptics out there, some pictures (look for the yellow jerseys).
"And it's much easier not to have to ponder the gestalt psychodynamic ramifications of the class on the collective developer consciousness in order to work out that you needed to write that extra line in the first place."
Perl Best Practices, page 344. Thanks, Damian!
Looks like these folks are looking for some scripts for their repository:
They only have one Perl script! One! There has to be more out there:
My issue with this analysis is that it suggests that large fortune 1000 companies have only one web server, have made only one technology choice, and it is up for display at the front door. This is a fundamental flaw in their theory that their results are more significant than the Netcraft results. All they are showing is what these companies use at the front door. These sites don't typically do much aside from showing flashy pictures to visitors. Large companies have 10's if not 100's of other internal and external web sites for dealing with a variety of constituents. What are those other sites running?
Of course, it's very difficult or impossible to find out, but I'll bet there is a mix of technology across all large companies such that you can't make the blanket statement that Company X has chosen Apache or IIS. Life just isn't that simple.
After going over the bids and voting, the TPF Conference Committee has selected Chicago to host YAPC 2006. Look for a more official announcement soon.
All of the bids this year were excellent. We owe special thanks to all three groups for pulling together bids to make sure we had a YAPC::NA next summer. Things went a little beyond the original deadline, but now we're back on track.
Also, many thanks to the Conference Committee for taking time to read the bids, discuss, and vote.
Congrats to Chicago.pm, and see you all in Chicago next summer!
Right now, we're in phase one. I hope to have all the votes in by the end of the this weekend. Then we'll discuss and try to work toward a decision by next weekend.
"But of course!" we said, and so the race was on. We set a new date, which was this last Saturday, and we received three proposals.
The three contenders are: Boston, Chicago, and Vancouver (all NHL cities, I might add). The TPF conferences committee will be going over the bids, discussing, and voting soon. We'll try to have an answer in the next two weeks.
Many people use Garter information as a major component of their decision making, so it's important that they are finally getting clued-in. As they say, better late than never.
Leading up to the game, the mood in HSBC Arena can be described in one word: giddy. Grown men were literally skipping down the halls before the initial puck dropped. The good vibe in the air was palpable. It was fantastic.
The game was a bit sloppy, but it was great to just be there again. Here's hoping they can avoid being so thickheaded in the future.