SPUG: The SPUG Report, 16 November 2004

Andrew Sweger andrew at sweger.net
Wed Nov 17 00:39:29 CST 2004

We had a good turnout at the meeting tonight with about 28 folks (with
approximately 8 of those from Amazon.com). Jonathan Swartz is an excellent
presenter and has me thinking of taking a closer look at Mason as another
tool in my arsenal of Perl munitions.

I gave away five copies of The Perl Review summer 2004 print edition sent
to us courtesy of brian d foy [1] (the publisher). If anyone was
disappointed that I did not hold an auction or raffle to raise money for
The Perl Foundation, you can still do so at:


For those wishing to see about getting their own dead-tree subscription,
please see The Perl Review website at:


If you happen to go to theperlreview.org, that seems to be a different
site with a message about brian being on US Army active duty in Iraq. I'm
not sure what that's about.

I created a Meetup.com group for SPUG a few months ago. But there were
some problems with this particular meetup group and the Meetup.com
application which is now fixed. I have configured the group's meetup time
to coincide with our regular monthly meetings. If folks find the
Meetup.com reminders helpful, feel free to join the group there. I have
been making a point of putting meeting information there (as well as the
list and website) figuring that the Meetup.com format might be convenient
for some folks.


If the Meetup.com thing becomes wildly popular, perhaps we can use it to
get a forecast on how many people will be showing up at the meeting so we
can make building security happy.

Thanks to all those who showed up and made the meeting happen tonight. It
helps remind me that Perl is not dead.

Andrew B. Sweger -- The great thing about multitasking is that several
                                things can go wrong at once.

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