Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1996:October:17 Thursday
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1996/10/17-19 [Computer/SW/Languages/Perl] UID:31939 Activity:high
10/17   Tk400.200 installed.  This is a perl5 extension for utilizing TK
        widgets in perl5 scripts.  Sample script is shown below.  -- cmlee
        use Tk;
        $main = new MainWindow();
        $label = $main->Label(-text => "Hello Sodalites!");
          \_ What I want to know is when we are going to stop calling
             perl5 perl5, and just call it perl :) :)
         \_ When you can do it without breaking everyone's old perl 4
          \_ /usr/bin/perl -> perl4, /usr/local/bin/perl -> perl5
             is how many sites have it set up.  Look into it.
           \_ Yes sir!  Looked into sir! Found that most
              perl-using soda users have scripts that say
              "#!/usr/local/bin/perl" expecting perl4 to
              be there and think you're an asshole sir!
              Any other orders sir?
         \_ Make perl4 point to perl, put an announcement in the motd
          warning people, give people a couple weeks to change
          their scripts, and then make the switch.  -alanc-
1996/10/17 [Uncategorized] UID:31940 Activity:nil
10/17   The mind is a terrible thing to waste.  Please donate yours to
        advance the research of neural interface.  -- cmlee
1996/10/17 [Uncategorized] UID:31941 Activity:nil
10/17   Hello, it is I. I dont really want to do a Help Session type formal
        talk on this, but if some of you are interested in learning a little
        bit about the (relative) composition of what "stuff" goes across "the
        net" I can give a short talk about it. Or it might just make more sense
        if I wrote up a doc or web page. Mail me if interested.
1996/10/17 [Uncategorized] UID:31942 Activity:nil
10/16   For those of you who missed the Be demo this afternoon, they will
        also be giving a demo tomorrow (Thursday, 17 October) night at the
        BMUG Main Meeting in 2050 VLSB.  The meeting starts at 6:30 pm, and
        the Be demo will start around 7:30.  See for more
        info.  -icrew
1996/10/17-19 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:31943 Activity:high
10/16   Anyone with suggestions about social activies they'd like to see
        come to fruition; email me about them. --anitac
        \_ CSUA orgy.  CSUA strip joint.
           \_ We should at least make it a demonstration of safer
              sexual practices.  What scares me is that this may
              actually improve the department's view of us. -- tmonroe
        \_ How about a dunk tank for the politburo, only we use HCl instead
           of H2O      \_ H2SO4
           \_ Who are you, bitch? --politburo mafia thug
        \_ Co-ed naked programming contest.
        \_ Collaborative authoring of interactive science fictions. -- cmlee
        \_ Lets hold a "Lynch the Politburo" Halloween Party!  Blood, guts,
         and dead idiots from the politburo everywhere!
1996/10/17-19 [Uncategorized] UID:31944 Activity:high
10/15   "Free" ticket to Jean Anoulih's Becket production in Mill Valley.
        Details in ~psb/Becket. --psb
          \_ why is "Free" in quotes?
1996/10/17 [Uncategorized] UID:31945 Activity:nil
10/15   Does anybody remember the cartoon character SHMOO? (looks like
        a ghost, has 2 eyes and whiskers). If so, do you know where I can
        get a picture of him (online)? Thanks a million!
        \_ Search on AltaVista for image:shmoo
        \_ It was from the Lil' Abner comic strip, so try searching for that
         (or Dogpatch)
        \_ Not on
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1996:October:17 Thursday