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Re: Perl on Familliar Linux.

by elusion (Curate)
on Sep 01, 2001 at 07:10 UTC ( #109600=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl on Familliar Linux.

I just ordered my iPaq last week. One of the monochrome ones. It was $150 after rebate with a compact flash card, a great deal. Unfortunately, it hasn't arrived yet. :-( It's great to hear about Perl on it though. I'd probably be willing to waste my time writing code on it, just because I can do it at school . :-) I'm going to at least experiment with Familiar.

While on the subject, did a handheld version of PM ever get made? If not I may look at making one.

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[Corion]: Talking about it, the top should be fairly visible in the situations I've experienced at least. The top is uncomfortable for people in the first three rows, but that's life ;)
[ambrus]: The pillars are there because this is in the 6th floor of building R of BME, which is an attic that was built in after the original building, which is also why the elevator doesn't go that high and the windows are tiny.
[Corion]: ambrus: Hehe ;) Yeah - such real life stuff is far more inconveniencing than wasting display area due to screen ratio problems :)
[ambrus]: Corion: yes, it's a bit tricky. you can try to adjust the slides live to cover only a part of the screen, but it's still hard.
[ambrus]: Corion: two very hard things about presentations I should try to work on if I have twenty times as much free time as in real life are:
[Corion]: That's why I like HTML - it makes it relatively easy to resize stuff. Resizing with Powerpoint is much harder, or at least, I remember it being that way
[ambrus]: (a) good sans serif fonts optimized for slides in a projector with coverage of the symbols needed for mathematical formulas in a sans serif font matching the text font well, and
[ambrus]: (b) a good presentation system that lets the presenter quickly interactively edit the slides live during a presentation, to combine the advantages of blackboard and overhead slide styles in modern tech
[Corion]: Heh - in university, I cheated on (a) by doing blackboard presentations using chalk. But those were 2 hour presentations, not quick/essential/ reduced presentations where you want to show something quick
[ambrus]: (either on just one screen or two screens). this is necessary because

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