Last night's meeting

Bob Kleemann rkleeman at
Thu May 17 12:22:38 CDT 2001

On Thu, 17 May 2001, Todd Rockhold wrote:

> ~sdpm~
> Last night we talked a bit about decorations for
> T-shirts we all might wear at the O'Reilly conference 
> in July.  It was noted that we may not use a camel 
> without O'Relly's permission.  Before the meeting
> President Kleemann had suggested "just a local
> Perl hacker" and many of us liked that.

Expanding on my idea a little, on the front could be:


And on the back:

Just A Local Perl Hacker!

Or maybe that should be reversed?

>  One of our
> members works for someone who also owns Geek Gear
> (correction, please -- I know neither the official
> name nor the URL) which could produce the shirts.

I think it was Nerd Gear (

> We need to start kicking around ideas for the T shirts
> because we only have two meetings between now and
> the conference.

If we're going to do this, we need a desgin and pricing by the next
meeting so we can collect money.  Then we can get the T-shrits delivered
at the July meeting.

> Chris Radcliff regaled the assembly with tales of writing
> "The Book".  Remember that as we read it (we ARE going
> to read the book, AREN'T we?  Good. I thought so!) the
> last third or so was typed on a keyboard with broken "6", 
> "hyphen" and  left "shift" keys.  Chris didn't use these 
> exact words, but my take on it was "writing a book is 
> harder than you think, even after taking that statement 
> into account".

Based on the discussion last night, something tells me no matter how many
recursive levels deep you go when taking the above advice, you still will
end up underestimating the amount of work involved.

> And -- thanks, Chris, for the pizza -- yum! yum!

Yes, Pizza, Good!

And thanks for the good summary Todd!


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