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Friday, May 4

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    Next Meeting
    April 10th (2nd Tuesday) -- Federico Lucifredi / Hardware Hacking 101: timeMay 8th: Two short videos
    We'll watch (dissect?) two shorter conference videos, with our usual MST3K commentary
    and randomness
    Abstract: Using the lowest amount
    rabbit-hole research. Topics are 3 dialects of custom hardwareFunction Signatures in recent Perls and pouringinfinite precision computation in Perl over everything as the glue binding it all, we create two minimalistic devices delivering a perfectly tuned network time source (synchronizing with a GPS satellite), and a naturally random entropy source (leveraging a Geiger tube’s measurement of natural background radiation).6.
    Location: MIT Building 51, Room 372, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA
    NOTE: Parking Alert. Recent changes in MIT Parking Dept web pages (parking , visitors, public ) no longer allow un-permitted parking after-hours.
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    Unconfirmed Room
    Past
    April 10th (2nd Tuesday) -- Federico Lucifredi / Hardware Hacking 101: time and randomness
    Abstract: Using the lowest amount of custom hardware and pouring Perl over everything as the glue binding it all, we create two minimalistic devices delivering a perfectly tuned network time source (synchronizing with a GPS satellite), and a naturally random entropy source (leveraging a Geiger tube’s measurement of natural background radiation).

    March 13th
    Winter Storm Watch posted, meeting canceled.
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    2:06 pm
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    Next Meeting:
    March 13th : Canceled
    Winter Storm Watch posted, meeting canceled.
    April 10th
    Federico Lucifredi - Hardware Hacking 101: time
    May 8th: Short Videos
    Function Signatures
    and randomness
    (hardware hacking with Perl!) (details)
    Infinite Precision
    Parking alert.
    The full schedule and history can be found on our Calendar.
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    2:01 pm

Thursday, March 15

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    Next Meeting
    March 13th
    Winter Storm Watch posted, meeting canceled.
    April
    April 10th
    Speaker TBD but interesting rumors afoot ...
    (2nd Tuesday) -- Federico Lucifredi / Hardware Hacking 101: time and randomness
    Abstract: Using the lowest amount of custom hardware and pouring Perl over everything as the glue binding it all, we create two minimalistic devices delivering a perfectly tuned network time source (synchronizing with a GPS satellite), and a naturally random entropy source (leveraging a Geiger tube’s measurement of natural background radiation).

    Location: MIT Building 51, Room 372, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA
    NOTE: Parking Alert. Recent changes in MIT Parking Dept web pages (parking , visitors, public ) no longer allow un-permitted parking after-hours.
    ...
    (NOTE: Fall 2017: we're moving back to the squarer room 372 (first door after the partition), not the wider 376 (second door) that we had the last several years)
    Future - Spring reservations
    March 13th, 2nd Tuesday -- Federico Lucifredi / Abstract TBD
    Location: MIT Building 51, Room 372, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA
    *If you have a demo or talk idea, please, when would you like to present? Doesn't need to fill the full time.*
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    Unconfirmed Room
    Past
    March 13th
    Winter Storm Watch posted, meeting canceled.

    February 13th, 2nd Tuesday -- Ovid builds a MMORPG in Perl
    [This meeting is a video screening of an Amsterdam Perl Conference 2017 talk.]
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    6:47 pm
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    : Canceled
    Winter Storm Watch posted, meeting canceled.
    April 10th
    Speaker TBD but interesting rumors afoot ...Federico Lucifredi - Hardware Hacking 101: time and randomness
    (hardware hacking with Perl!) (details)

    Parking alert.
    The full schedule and history can be found on our Calendar.
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    6:43 pm

Sunday, March 11

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    Next Meeting:
    FebruaryMarch 13th : Ovid builds a MMORPG in PerlCanceled
    Winter Storm Watch posted, meeting canceled.
    April 10th
    Speaker TBD but interesting rumors afoot ...

    Parking alert.
    The full schedule and history can be found on our Calendar.
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    10:12 am
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    Next Meeting
    February 13th, 2nd Tuesday -- Ovid builds a MMORPG in PerlMarch 13th
    Winter Storm Watch posted, meeting canceled.
    April 10th
    Speaker TBD but interesting rumors afoot ...

    Location: MIT Building 51, Room 372, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA
    [This meeting is a video screening of an Amsterdam Perl Conference 2017 talk.]
    Noted Perl personality Ovid (Curtis Poe) has built a Space-exploration on-line role-playing-game called "Tau Station" in Perl. It's even a business. In this talk, he describes the game industry and how Modern Perl makes building his game fun.
    {screenshot.png} Original Abstract -
    "With Tau Station, we're building a sci-fi universe in a browser. However, in object oriented design, what does the "single responsibility principle" mean when your combat armor serves as armor, a weapon, and medkit?
    "And when many different behaviors have long chains of duplicated requirements (for example, do you have enough money to buy a medkit, or refuel your ship, or repair your blaster, or bribe a guard), how do you handle that in an efficient an easy to read manner?
    "And how do you avoid god objects when your character in the universe drives almost everything?
    "This talk explores some of the techniques we've developed for Tau Station to easily model complex behaviors."
    We'll have our usual community discussion after (or by hitting pause as needed) in lieu of speaker Q&A.

    NOTE: Parking Alert. Recent changes in MIT Parking Dept web pages (parking , visitors, public ) no longer allow un-permitted parking after-hours.
    (This is a natural response to several other East Campus parking lots being eaten by new building sites for campus expansion.)
    ...
    (NOTE: Fall 2017: we're moving back to the squarer room 372 (first door after the partition), not the wider 376 (second door) that we had the last several years)
    Future - Spring reservations
    ...
    Abstract TBD
    Location: MIT Building 51, Room 372, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA
    *If you have a demo or talk idea, please, when would you like to present? Doesn't need to fill the full time.*
    ...
    CONFIRMED DATES.
    Room E51-372 reserved 6:30p - 10:00p (setup time!)
    Tue 03/13/18
    Tue 04/10/18

    Tue 05/08/18
    Tue 6/12/18
    Unconfirmed Room
    Past
    February 13th, 2nd Tuesday -- Ovid builds a MMORPG in Perl
    [This meeting is a video screening of an Amsterdam Perl Conference 2017 talk.]
    Noted Perl personality Ovid (Curtis Poe) has built a Space-exploration on-line role-playing-game called "Tau Station" in Perl. It's even a business. In this talk, he describes the game industry and how Modern Perl makes building his game fun.
    {screenshot.png} Original Abstract -
    "With Tau Station, we're building a sci-fi universe in a browser. However, in object oriented design, what does the "single responsibility principle" mean when your combat armor serves as armor, a weapon, and medkit?
    "And when many different behaviors have long chains of duplicated requirements (for example, do you have enough money to buy a medkit, or refuel your ship, or repair your blaster, or bribe a guard), how do you handle that in an efficient an easy to read manner?
    "And how do you avoid god objects when your character in the universe drives almost everything?
    "This talk explores some of the techniques we've developed for Tau Station to easily model complex behaviors."
    We'll have our usual community discussion after (or by hitting pause as needed) in lieu of speaker Q&A.

    January 9th, 2018 - due to MIT IAP, we didn't actually have a room reservation for January, so we had a pizza discussion in the hallway/lounge.
    prior years history are chained (but not block-chained) :
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    10:10 am

Monday, February 12

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    Would you like to present for Boston.pm? See our Presenter's Guide
    Next Meeting
    January 9th,February 13th, 2nd Tuesday
    Location: MIT Building 51, Room 372, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA
    [This meeting is a video screening of an Amsterdam Perl Conference 2017 talk.]
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    RSVP for count encouraged but not required, to bill.n1vux@gmail.com or Boston-PM list, by 4pm Tuesday.
    (NOTE: Fall 2017: we're moving back to the squarer room 372 (first door after the partition), not the wider 376 (second door) that we had the last several years)
    Future - Summer/FallSpring reservations
    March 13th, 2nd Tuesday -- Federico Lucifredi / Abstract TBD
    Location: MIT Building 51, Room 372, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA

    *If you have a demo or talk idea, please, when would you like to present? Doesn't need to fill the full time.*
    Confirmed room assignments courtesy of MIT
    CONFIRMED DATES.
    Room E51-372 reserved 6:30p - 10:00p (setup time!)
    Tue 1/9/2018
    Tue 02/13/18

    Tue 03/13/18
    Tue 04/10/18
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    Unconfirmed Room
    Past
    January 9th, 2018 - due to MIT IAP, we didn't actually have a room reservation for January, so we had a pizza discussion in the hallway/lounge.
    prior years history are chained (but not block-chained) :
    previous Calendar2017 main page BostonPMHistory
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    11:07 am
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    Next Meeting:
    January 9thFebruary 13th : Ovid
    Parking alert.
    The full schedule and history can be found on our Calendar.
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    11:03 am

Tuesday, January 23

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    Tue 04/10/18
    Tue 05/08/18
    Tue 6/12/18
    Unconfirmed Room
    2018
    Tue 06/12 of 2018

    Past
    prior years history are chained (but not block-chained) :
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    7:28 am

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