[sf-perl] Hello everyone!
scott at illogics.org
Mon Nov 30 15:19:44 PST 2015
I'm in Phoenix over Christmas but haven't booked Amtrak yet. I should
be here until Dec 21st. Then I'll be back again some time after
Christmas, and likely vaguely around for a year or two. How's that
for vague plans?
As for topics, I like to offer a menu. I did an Everything Perl Has,
It Stole From SNOBOL talk for Frozen Perl a while back. It's half
serious and hasn't been done outside of there. I have a joke
Lightning Talk I haven't given yet (wasn't approved), More Continuous
than Continuous Integration. I'm always grateful for a chance to
re-attempt a talk I butchered, such as Building Applications using
WebGUI 8 as an Application Framework (or whatever its actual title
was) or Perl Games. I could also talk about the tech behind the Tempe
Bike Count and related research.
Probably won't make it to Silicon Valley before Christmas but good to
know about it.
Hi Mike! Good to hear from you. Long time since Phoenix.PM.
Hi Joseph! Thank you for the review way back then =) Any interest at
all is nice.
Not to argue, but I think problems with prose and structure had more
to do with my lack of experience writing than with haste. Or
alternatively, maybe the nth re-write of the chapters became hastily.
As far as I'm concerned, the only thing I definitively did right was
correctly predict that Perl 6 was a ways off and would change a lot
before it came out, and refuse to write a straight up Perl 6 book.
Cynicism won that round. Also, I guess my half-baked Perl 6 examples
became some of the early Pugs unit tests, which is neat.
On 11/30/15, Joseph Brenner <doomvox at gmail.com> wrote:
> Depends on when Scott's around, don't you think? I was thinking if he's in
> town for a few weeks we might do a regular talk type thing some time next
> week (but not on Dec 9, I hope, I'm going to be at the Rick Prellinger deal
> at the Castro).
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 1:41 PM, Fred Moyer <fred at redhotpenguin.com> wrote:
>> It is the holiday season, so perhaps we could do our annual-ish
>> holiday social, and bundle this in.
>> On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 11:13 AM, Joseph Brenner <doomvox at gmail.com>
>> > Well, hollowdaze madness doesn't help, but the first question is what
>> > do
>> > feel like talking about, and the second is when are you available?
>> > I see that some guy named Joseph Brenner reviewed your book "Perl 6
>> > Now"
>> > some years back:
>> > On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 10:19 AM, Scott Walters <scott at illogics.org>
>> >> Hi everyone,
>> >> I'm in town for a while so I thought I'd say hi. I don't see any
>> >> meetings scheduled on meetup. If the blocker is finding someone to
>> >> present, I'd be happy to take that bullet. More likely, the blocker
>> >> is holiday craziness, in which case I'll see you all next major
>> >> version.
>> >> Cheers,
>> >> -scott
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