[Melbourne-pm] Damian Conway presents - Fun with Dead Languages

Damian Conway damian at conway.org
Tue Aug 23 22:15:40 PDT 2005

Jacinta wrote:

> I'm sure you'll all be delighted to hear that Damian has volunteered to give the
> talk he gave at OSCON: "Fun with Dead Languages"
> 	When:  6:30pm, Wednesday 14th September, 2005
> 	Where: Level 8, myinternet house,  14 Blackwood St, North Melbourne

The abstract for the talk goes something like this:

     Watch in mesmerized terror as Damian hacks code in five unrelated
     languages (none of them Perl). Along the way, you'll also learn
     about modern archaeological techniques, bidirectional cross-
     dressing, Ancient Greeks hackers, improbable romances, the real Club
     Med, why programmers shouldn't frequent casinos, the language of
     moisture vaporators, C++ mysticism, conversational Latin, state
     machines on steroids, feeding the dog the old-fashioned way, the
     shocking truth about anime, programming without variables or
     subroutines, the Four Voids of the Apocalypse, Microsoft's new
     advertising campaign, what the Romans used instead of braces,
     drunken stonemasons, the ancient probabilistic wisdom of bodkins,
     how to kill a language with a single byte, and the price of fish.

> Damian will also have some copies of his brand new book: "Perl Best Practices"
> for sale @ $75 each.  If you'd like a copy of this great book please bring along
> correct change.  Copies are not yet available in bookstores, so this is your
> best chance for reading it before everyone else does.

I'll have about 12 copies available for sale. If anyone wants to reserve one 
of them in advance, just send me an email and I'll put it aside.


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