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Tuesday July 01, 2003
06:20 PM

test

Testing to see if the bot I wrote works...
Wednesday August 14, 2002
04:23 AM

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye

Those evil people at the cabal gave me access to their box and gave me a Movable Type account. I've started doing "proper blogging", and you can find it here.

See you on the other side...
Thursday May 16, 2002
08:59 AM

Exam, Belfast.PM talk, Pub Quiz

On Monday, I had an exam in natural language processing in the morning, gave a talk to Belfast.PM in the evening, and went to the bar after that. The exam didn't go that well, but I think I did enough to pass (!).

The talk went disasterously. I wrote it in the bus on the way into Belfast. It was a lightning talk, 7 minutes, so I thought 5 "slides", each about one to one and a half minutes would be okay. When I got up to do my talk, I was pretty nervous. My notes took all of about a minute to go through and I was left standing there like an idiot. I knew the talk would either be too long or too short, but I couldn't really do anything about it in the time I'd left myself to prepare for it. Anyway, I'm going to prepare something better and do it next time we're doing lightning talks.

So, Pete McEvoy, Paul Dundas and myself went to Katy Dalys after the meeting. We had wanted to get food in the bar, but they weren't serving, and we couldn't be bothered going elsewhere. It was good enough crack though. We entered the pub quiz. Let's just say our pop-knowledge wasn't up to scratch. We came last without even trying (when I used to go to the pub quiz, we'd try to come last to get the free booze...). Pete and Paul buggered off just before the end, leaving me to collect the booby prize (a packet of frickin condoms! No booze!!). Anyway, it was a good enough night. Can't remember how I got a taxi or how much it cost though, worryingly enough.
Monday April 29, 2002
02:59 PM

Chameleon

My final year project has been released. Actually, I released it under as Apache::Onanox on the 18th, but hey, who's counting.

Chameleon...
  • Is a multiple user application framework
  • Provides user customisation
  • Supports theming
  • Uses Apache and mod_perl
  • Uses Template::Toolkit

It's currently in beta, so test it out and give me some feedback. It'd be useful for my oral examination if you did :)

It is lacking in a few places, notably the permissions system. Consider it to be a Wiki for now :)

Get it from CPAN as Apache::Chameleon or directly from my webpage at http://russell.matbouli.org/code/chameleon/

Your feedback is requested...

Thursday March 07, 2002
11:27 AM

plasticbag.org

Seems whoever runs www.plasticbag.org liked my Pixies perl, in my last(?) journal entry there. They put it on the front page of their site, which was cool. Thanks to blech for pointing it out to me. But they didn't give any attribution to me. Which is a bit annoying. Anyway, on with my day...

Postscript: it has moved from the front page to here now.
Thursday February 28, 2002
10:45 AM

Still offline...

I've been moved into my new house for a month now, and still don't have a phone line, so I'm still offline... It's actually quite good, I have a lot more time now :) Being out of contact via email is annoying, but I'm getting used to just checking it a few times a week now. Anyway, if anyone has tried to get in touch with me, I'll reply, but will take a week or two :)
Wednesday February 13, 2002
08:15 AM

WWW::UsePerl::Journal 0.03 released

Thanks to Richard Clamp for sending patches. Check the changelog for more details.
07:31 AM

There was a guy...

I ported the Pixies song "Monkey Gone to Heaven" to Perl.
Tuesday February 05, 2002
01:53 PM

Life, the Universe and Everything

This may possibly fry your brain. I woke up at 4am last night thinking about Quantum::Superpositions...
Sunday January 27, 2002
09:07 PM

WWW::UsePerl::Journal posting test

This is a posting made using WWW::UsePerl::Journal

Yes. Thank you Iain Truskett.