Perl books (for ladies)

Nic Gibson nicg at
Thu May 3 22:09:22 BST 2007

On May 3, 2007, at 21:39, John Costello wrote:

> On Thu, 3 May 2007, Nicholas Clark wrote:
>> On Thu, May 03, 2007 at 08:38:24AM -0700, Ovid wrote:
>>> --- amayer at wrote:
>>>> Didn't go the way of short-ish talks with ample  
>>>> martini's
>>>> and later adjoining to a pub for games? Less boring perhaps.
>>> More or less.  It was made easier by the fact that Portland is  
>>> slightly
>>> smaller than London (*cough*) and that makes it easy to travel  
>>> from the
>>> geek to alcoholic venues.
>> Does London have the same density of alcoholic venues as Portland?
>> Otherwise I'm not certain what the advantage is. I'm assuming that  
>> Portland's
>> public transport is roughly comparable with London's, on coverage.
> There probably is an answer to this later but:
> Portland has, or until recently had, the largest concentration of  
> brewpubs
> per capita on the planet (Bavaria may have edged them out recently).

And at least one brew cinema/movie theatre.

> A bit of googling reveals that Portland is 1/15th the size of  
> London, but
> has 5 times as many breweries (25 vs 5) within the city; this ratio
> changes in London's favor (25 vs 11) if you include brewpubs in  
> London's
> count.
> The public transport system is excellent for a city of their size.   
> There
> is no Tube, but they have light rail, trolley, and a very good bus  
> system.
> The downtown core is walkable.  There's a new tram, but I haven't  
> been on
> that yet.
> Portland's area is 130 square miles.  Quite a bit of info is at
> <>
> The brewery count doesn't include pubs, bars, or restaurants which,  
> as I
> see Ovid notes later, often hand out beer lists that are as  
> extensive as
> the wine lists.  Higgins is one such place, and I recommend them  
> highly.
> Beer selections are local and global, and some places will pour a  
> proper
> pint by British standards (not chilled).
> The lack of a Tube means that transit to certain parts of town is a  
> little
> pokey, either on foot or by mass transit, but there is a large ride- 
> free
> area that covers downtown and the convention center.
> Right, I'm stopping myself before I start thinking about why I  
> don't move
> back[1].
>> Nicholas Clark
> John
> [1] Seattle has a better array of bookstores, for one.

Portland has Powells.

And I got to see a band in a venue that had a plaque on the wall saying
"Curt Cobain proposed to Courtney Love  here" or something similar (I  
paying more attention to the band than to the wall)


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