[Purdue-pm] Matt S Trout: Re: [yapc] This is a QR Code. We’re going to use QR Codes a lot at...

Bradley Andersen bradley.d.andersen at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 02:25:25 PST 2012

I really fail to see why people must take a philosophical stand on _every_
issue.  It is a waste.  You get a name badge with your ACT info encoded -
so what? You can always: not wear the badge, cover the QR code with a funny
picture, cover it with duct tape, or, as one person to the list wrote, you
can even dance when someone tries to scan your code, thereby thwarting his
ability to so scan.

People need to wake up and realize that life is full of battles; we'd be
wise to carefully examine those for the ones that are worth fighting.  Some
people act as if QR codes are the hill they plan to die on.  Those same
people probably carry a FSF "What I do and don't have to tell the police
when they pull me over in state X" card with them - good luck with that.
You're free to not speak with the police - that won't stop them from
ruining your day and forcing you to spend a lot of money and energy, when
all you really needed to do was suck it up and play nice for two lousy


On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 8:45 PM, Mark Senn <mark at ecn.purdue.edu> wrote:

> I understand they may put QR codes on everyone's badges
> at YAPC.  I assume you already know about the YAPC
> mailing list (forwarded message attached).  You may want
> to register for the conference in such a way that you can see the way
> your registration info propogates.
> -mark
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Matt S Trout <mst at shadowcatsystems.co.uk>
> To: Darren Duncan <darren at darrenduncan.net>
> Cc: "YAPC::NA" <yapc at pm.org>
> Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 20:57:06 +0000
> Subject: Re: [yapc] This is a QR Code. We’re going to use QR Codes a lot
> at...
> On Fri, Jan 06, 2012 at 12:19:55PM -0800, Darren Duncan wrote:
> > YAPC::NA Director wrote:
> > >This is a QR Code <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code>. We’re going
> to
> > >use QR Codes a lot at YAPC::NA 2012 <http://www.yapcna.org/>, so make
> > >sure you have a QR Code reader on your phone before you come to YAPC.
> >
> > I don't have a cellphone and when I got one I was intending to get the
> > cheapo one that just made calls and isn't subsidized.  I do computer
> stuff
> > with my laptop when traveling. -- Darren Duncan
> Thank you for your cogent and relevant contribution to this conversation,
> which I'm sure will have contained substantial utility to every single one
> of the many people subscribed to this mailing list.
> Next, please can everybody who isn't coming to YAPC this year send an email
> giving your reasons why in order to maximise the bandwidth consumed and
> thereby improve perl's chances of future success by speeding IPv6 adoption.
> --
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