brainbuz on 6 Jan 2014 07:49:21 -0800

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Re: [Philadelphia-pm] Meeting schedule

The 6:12 from 30th St gets to Paoli at 6:37, the rest of the time it takes
50 minutes. Going back Septa trains run 60-90 minutes apart, but it looks
like faster Amtrak trains may also be available and only slightly more

> We'd be happy to host sometimes at DuckDuckGo, especially as an
> occasional location change-up. We're in Paoli right off (walking
> distance) from SEPTA/Amtrak on R5/30th street trains. Right across the
> street is a good place for after b(urger|eer)s:
> Wrt Unicode, not the worlds expert but we do deal with that and would be
> happy to contribute to a discussion on it. I find myself essentially
> relearning it every year when some pernicious bug comes up and enough
> time has passed where some of the details have atrophied. Practically, I
> find myself coming back to these two pages each time, which is where I
> would recommend starting (in that order):
> One thing that has tripped me up repeatedly but not listed on either is
> your terminal encoding. If you're messing around with Unicode but your
> terminal encoding is not set to UTF-8 or something like it you're going
> to have trouble seeing output correctly. One nightmare recently resulted
> from having two terminal windows open, one with a UTF-8 encoding and one
> without, and me trying to figure out what was wrong with my code (answer
> --
> Gabriel,
> On Sun, Jan 5, 2014, at 06:02 PM, Walt Mankowski wrote:
>> Several people emailed me today asking if we were going to have a
>> meeting tomorrow.  I've got admit, our current "first Monday of the
>> month" schedule has become really bad for me.  In September I started
>> teaching a class at Drexel that meets every Tuesday at 9:30 in the
>> morning.  It's a 3-term course.  Part 2 starts on Tuesday and runs
>> through mid-March.  Part 3 will start in April and run until June, and
>> I'm guessing it's likely to meet Tuesday mornings as well.  I've never
>> taught this course (or anything else!) before, and I like to spend
>> Monday evenings preparing for class.
>> So some other day of the week would work better for me.
>> John Karr emailed me a few days to suggest a topic:
>> > I'm working on a project where I have to deal with character
>> > encoding issues a lot.  I'd like to suggest a Unicode Gripe and
>> > Solutions session.
>> That sounds like a great topic to me.  I've never had to deal with
>> unicode programmatically so I couldn't contribute anything, but I'd
>> like to hear what people have to say in case I ever do.
>> I'd like to also suggest that if anyone has any topic suggestions,
>> please send them to the mailing list instead of to me directly.  This
>> is doubly true if you're going to email me on a holiday when I'm about
>> to head out of town for the better part of two days and am likely to
>> forget about your email when I get back. :)
>> So, to answer the questions, no, we don't have a meeting scheduled for
>> tomorrow.  I'm not even sure if we even have the room scheduled.  I
>> suppose there's still time to organize a social meeting, but I
>> probably won't make it.
>> Walt
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