[sf-perl] Randal Schwartz "non-party" Monday night

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Thu Mar 1 14:14:56 PST 2007

i'm not in the bay area anymore, but i certainly appreciate all randal
schwartz has done for perl.  i read the "shiny ball" book back when it
came out, and it really changed the way i think about programming and
approach problems.  i'd say it changed my life as much as it is possible
for a computer book to do.  even as perl ages, it is still my favorite
language to work in, and it is randal schwartz's writing in the perl
journal and various perl books that gave me this appreciation for perl and
made me aware of what i am missing when i have to work in other languages.
i'm sure many of us are in his debt and i would like to send along my
thanks and best wishes.

On Thu, 1 Mar 2007, Quinn Weaver wrote:

> Hey,
> Great news from Randal:  his conviction has been expunged in the infamous
> Intel case.  His record is clear at last, after 13 years and lots
> of money.  He's having a little celebration in Milpitas, this Monday night
> (March 5).
> For those who haven't heard about the case, there's a very brief summary here:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randal_Schwartz#State_of_Oregon_vs._Randal_Schwartz
> The common take on the story is that Intel management got egg on its face,
> then acted vindictively to kill the messenger.
> No word yet on what time the thing starts, but it's probably whenever Randal
> get off work on his consulting gig.  I've asked him to send the time.
> Please feel free to forward this to other lists (besides oakland, which
> is already CC'ed).
> ----- Forwarded message from "Randal L. Schwartz" <merlyn at stonehenge.com> -----
> To: qw at sf.pm.org
> Subject: a little non-party monday night
> From: "Randal L. Schwartz" <merlyn at stonehenge.com>
> Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 10:47:02 -0800
> Since <http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/fors-announce/message/22> I'm no
> longer a felon, and I'm down here working for a $client, I thought it'd be
> nice to get together with a few of my bay-area friends to celebrate.
> Sadly, it's east bay... I'm hanging out at Dave and Buster's monday night in
> the Great Mall in Milpitas.  But some people might not mind the trip, so
> please pass it along to the group.  I'll also drop an invitation
> --
> Randal L. Schwartz - Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc. - +1 503 777 0095
> <merlyn at stonehenge.com> <URL:http://www.stonehenge.com/merlyn/>
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> See PerlTraining.Stonehenge.com for onsite and open-enrollment Perl training!
> ----- End forwarded message -----
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