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Request #1: I've coded my interests meme (see previous entry) & it works but is quite slow (2-4 minutes running time for most users). Would any of the more experienced perl programmers on my friends list like to take a look & see if there are any obvious tricks I'm missing (warning in advance to anyone who likes their code elegant - I'm very much a 'bash it til it works' coder)
Edit: Now have several suggestions in hand - now I need to decide which to adopt and mak the changes- it may be a few days before I have time.

Request/Offer #2: I have a spare ticket for a recording of The Now Show this Thursday (got 2, but vectorious is now going to be in Northampton for work that day & not back in time.) Would anyone like to join me? (doors open 7:15pm and it's at the Drill Hall, near Goodge St tube station)
Edit: Looks like vectorious will be able to make it after all


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Jul. 6th, 2004 04:38 pm (UTC)
I'd be happy to take a look -- while my Perl is pretty spotty, I might be able to suggest algorithmic improvements. ('Perl' was the one interest your script got wrong, for me.)
Jul. 7th, 2004 01:06 am (UTC)
Thanks -- e-mailed!
Jul. 6th, 2004 09:21 pm (UTC)
I tried this twice. After I waiting 7-8 minutes for my list to come up, it finished with no "completed" after "extracting their interests" and no interest list.
Jul. 7th, 2004 12:49 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear that. I'll take a look at it in the next day or so and see if I can fix that or at least print a helpful message saying what the problem is.
Jul. 7th, 2004 12:34 pm (UTC)
It was probably busy. I tried in the middle of the night and it worked ok.
Jul. 7th, 2004 02:05 am (UTC)
*hopeful* Is the Now Show ticket still available? :) I'd like to go with you! I went there once before and really enjoyed it! (Let me know ASAP as I'd have to move pizza with doseybat to next week)

And your interests script is fab! :)
Jul. 7th, 2004 05:52 am (UTC)
vectorious now thinks his meeting might finish in time for him to make it after all - he's going to get back to me with a definite answer one way or another this afternoon.

Thanks for the offer though and it will be lovely to see you either then or on Saturday depending.

Jul. 7th, 2004 09:19 am (UTC)
Sadly for you (but happily for vectorious) he's now fairly confident of making it.

We must try to do it another time though...
Jul. 7th, 2004 02:30 pm (UTC)
I would be happy to take a look at it.
Jul. 7th, 2004 02:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks -- I've e-mailed it to your livejournal.com address.
Jul. 8th, 2004 02:42 am (UTC)
You've probably got a surfeit of coders now, but I'd be interested to see your script too if you're agreeable.
Jul. 8th, 2004 03:38 pm (UTC)
Now up on my website here.
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