[Melbourne-pm] Dancing around the event horizon

Kahlil Hodgson kahlil.hodgson at dealmax.com.au
Tue Jun 9 02:30:32 PDT 2015

I'm keen if anyone else is.

Kahlil (Kal) Hodgson                       GPG: C9A02289
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On 9 June 2015 at 17:41, John Kaye <jkaye29 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Cheers,
> 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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