2004 Boston.PM Calendar History

Tech Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
In late 2004 and early 2005 we met at BU.

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December 14, Tuesday, Tech Meeting

BU Kenmore Classroom Building room 106, 7:30pm

Only a few people showed up, so we went straight to Boston Beer Works for drinks and food.

November 9, Tuesday, Tech Meeting

BU Physics Research Building room 148

Cool Uses for Perl: "Bring a fun script to show."
BillRicker started us off by presenting some scripts he's written for analyzing and creating cryptograms, interspersed with interesting tidbits from the history of cryptography.
RonaldJKimball followed with some scripts he's written for solving cryptograms. We also discussed some of the shortcomings to his brute force approach, particularly the problem of proper nouns.
TimKohl then reviewed a short script that finds words whose digital sums add up to 666. (e.g. cat = 3+1+20 = 24) Except it really looks for 111, because it multiplies the digital sum by 6, because that's what the TV evangelist who inspired this script did. We had fun looking through the words that the script found.
After that people threw out a few questions for discussion. One was a tab-delimited file transposition issue that was then discussed on the list. Another was about recursively copying directories in Perl; the File::NCopy module was suggested.
The pizza and soda were generously sponsored by monger GregLondon. Greg has two books available through his website,http://www.greglondon.com/: Impatient Perl and Hunger Pangs, a science fiction novel.
(PRB 148 is not our usual room, but is less than two blocks away.)

October 2, 2004 NOT FREE 8 Hours Seminar

Perl 6 and Parrot with Dan Sugalski
Lunch included. at MIT. Part of Fall, 2004 GBC/ACM Professional Development Seminars http://www.gbcacm.org for online registration and information.

September 28, 2004

Dinner with Randal L Schwartz at Legal's, Framingham

September 22, 2004

Extra-ordinary meeting at Akamai, Cambridge – a workshop to implement the (previous) kWiki wiki.
Followed by Beer and Dinner at CBC with Randal L Schwartz who somehow managed to escape from his conference SD Best Practices.

Here the recorded history ends abruptly, since 2004-09-22 was birthdate of the wiki recording the history.

NOTE TO WIKI GNOMES - meeting history before this can be found in the Mailing List archives. Highlights from prior years are on
BostonPMHistory main page.

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