New Story: "Star Trek: We, the Living Dead"
shlomif at iglu.org.il
Tue Apr 17 17:11:33 BST 2007
Thanks for your email.
See below for my response.
On Tuesday 17 April 2007, David Cantrell wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 16, 2007 at 08:38:03PM +0300, Shlomi Fish wrote:
> > Since I figured many of you guys are probably trekkies, you may wish to
> > look at a screenplay for a Deep Space Nine episode, that I started
> > writing:
> While it's true that there's no such thing as off-topic on this list,
> common courtesy means that if you want to post random stuff to the list
> you at least make the effort to first become a member of our little
> community. Merely subscribing to the list ain't enough for that, and
> that's part of the reason why you will notice that many of the Country
> members tend to stick to topics that are broadly considered to be *on*
> topic for perl mongers groups - such as perl programming, drinking beer,
> complaining about work, and mocking the Welsh.
OK, thanks for the good advice. I'll try to keep that in mind. I don't care
too much about drinking beer, and don't know too much about the Welsh.
> Think of this list as your friendly local pub. Random strangers are
> welcome. Please join in our grumbling about the shocking performance
> of the England cricket team.
I do not care too much for spectating of cricket or any other sport, but I
don't mind such threads on the list.
> But if you want to talk about deviant
> behaviour like trains, phone number spotting, or star trek, don't expect
> anyone to be nice to you.
Again, thanks for the advice. Just to keep the record's straight:
1. My first post here within the context of the apology email was about Perl:
namely the Perl-Begin site. I hope it was considered on-topic. The apology
email spawned a large amount of funny discussion, which I liked. :-)
2. The Star Trek episode has or will have many elements of hackerdom. I may
have also forgot to mention it, but you can also find some traces of Buffy
3. I'll make a post about Perl soon. About Perl humour, even.
4. It often takes me some time to get used to the unwritten conventions of a
group. It's a curse.
Sorry if you were offended.
Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
If it's not in my E-mail it doesn't happen. And if my E-mail is saying
one thing, and everything else says something else - E-mail will conquer.
-- An Israeli Linuxer
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