[Melbourne-pm] Dancing around the event horizon

John Kaye jkaye29 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 00:41:14 PDT 2015

Hi all,

Has a decision been made about a Perl Mongers meeting for tomorrow
(Wednesday) night?

If it is going ahead, will it be at the Mitre Tavern or will FastMail be
hosting the evening?

I am able to come this month and will attend if we have a meeting.

John Kaye.

On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 9:44 AM, Kahlil Hodgson <
kahlil.hodgson at dealmax.com.au> wrote:

> On 5 June 2015 at 20:58, Peter Lawrence <pml540114 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> However, every single one of these faces those same political problems
>> of acceptance, and many don't have fully optimised implementations
>> either.
> ​I remember a colleague raving about Forth about 8 years ago, but I never
> had a chance to look into it.  There are so many interesting languages to
> choose from these days. I managed to find an hour or two to play with
> clojure on the weekend and had a great time. I just wish I could justify
> exploring all these options during my working hours.  Perhaps ironic that I
> may have the freedom to do just that once we get the funding that's forcing
> us to use Python.
> The major realization for me is that my ability to make technical
> decisions is governed, not by my ability to make sound arguments, but by
> whatever social and political power I can muster.  If I head up the
> technology for a successful company, I gain a lot of power to make
> decisions.  Even if the success of the company has nothing to do with
> technology. Even if the company succeeded despite relying on inferior
> technology.  Once I'm there, business people are less likely do dismiss my
> arguments just be cause they conflict with sentiments alluded to by the
> Financial Review or touted by their favourite "tame geek".
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