[Chicago-talk] what's wrong with chicago.pm

Eric Ellington e.ellington at gmail.com
Tue Aug 8 11:52:16 PDT 2006

If your thinking of traveling Amtrak to Pittsburgh or a hackathon you
should know about this deal. I am using to to go to D.C. in a few
weeks there is no catch just have to use the code.

Amtrak is offering one free ticket when you purchase one using coupon
code H568. Thanks spike00!

Tickets must be purchased by December 8, 2006 for travel through
December 15, 2006. This offer is not good during the following
blackout dates: Jan. 13-16, 2006; Feb. 17-20, 2006; Apr. 13-17, 2006;
May 26-29, 2006, Sept. 1-4, 2006, Oct. 6-9, 2006, Nov. 9-12, 2006 and
Nov 21-28, 2006; plus per fare plan purchased.

Also not valid for travel in the Northeast Corridor between Boston and
Washington D.C. at Peak Travel times. (Peak travel times are Friday
and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6:59 p.m. Exceptions to these periods may
occur on certain dates near major holidays.)

Eric Ellington
e.ellington at gmail.com

On 8/8/06, Joshua McAdams <joshua.mcadams at gmail.com> wrote:
> In follow-up to the what's wrong with chicago.pm.org note, here is the
> inflammatory note asking what's wrong with Chicago.pm... okay, not
> really, but the YAPC burnout is officially over and it's time to start
> being active again.  Here's what I have:
> - Today, as in within the next few hours, the final tally of PM shirts
> will be given to Omaha.pm so that they can have the shirts created.
> This is the last call to sign up at
> http://www.perlcast.com/chipm/index.cgi?PerlMongersTShirts.
> - Amazon.com is sending a developer to Chicago to talk about the
> Amazon Web Services.  I'm hoping that we can see what all of the
> services are and see some in action.  Right now I have September 19th
> marked off as the date for Amazon to visit... official announcements
> coming out soon.
> - Presenters... anyone want to talk in August?  I'm publicly prodding
> Mike Fragassi (sorry Mike, I should have asked you privately first) to
> see if he would mind doing a practice run of the talk that he is
> slotted to give on September 23rd at the Pittsburgh Perl Workshop
> (http://pghpw.org).... how about it?  No pressure or anything :)  If
> not Mike, I know that Pete and Andy have both been working on some
> cool projects... Andy on the Parrot Cage Cleaners and Pete on PITA.
> Both of those sound cool.
> - As mentioned, the Pittsburgh Perl Workshop is September 23rd.  I'm
> about 75% sure I'll be going.  Frag is of course going to be there....
> anybody else?  If anyone wants, we can probably carpool and save some
> $$.  Other options that I've priced include Amtrak at $102 round-trip
> (in at 4am, out at 11pm) and Greyhound at $120 (hotel required).
> Flying was in the $200 range, so I'll probably end up taking the
> train.
> On a final off-topic note, if anyone is a Perl and C# programmer and
> is looking for a job, send me a note.
> Josh
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