Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks Joe
We don't bite newbies here... much
 
PerlMonks  

A PerlMonk's favorite vacation destination:

by davido (Archbishop)
on Nov 08, 2005 at 18:00 UTC ( #506825=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on A PerlMonk's favorite vacation destination:

Cowboy Neal's dude ranch
[bar] 6/3%
Paco's hideaway
[bar] 24/12%
NodeReaper's lair
[bar] 11/5%
Merlyn's castle
[bar] 25/12%
Borg's belly
[bar] 8/4%
The Monastery's day-spa and microbrewery (gods only, please)
[bar] 21/10%
Vote Fairy's ethereal factory of intangibles
[bar] 19/9%
Anonymous Monk's fraternity house
[bar] 14/7%
map's void
[bar] 33/16%
Segfault's dump
[bar] 12/6%
Witt's end
[bar] 32/16%
205 total votes
Comment on A PerlMonk's favorite vacation destination:
Re: A PerlMonk's favorite vacation destination:
by kutsu (Priest) on Nov 08, 2005 at 18:04 UTC

    Visiting Paco at his secret hideaway is a good way to forget about the everyday frustrations of Witt's End ;).

    "Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - I think that I think, therefore I think that I am." Ambrose Bierce

Re: A PerlMonk's favorite vacation destination:
by blue_cowdawg (Prior) on Nov 08, 2005 at 18:26 UTC

    Microbrewery! Not to drink so much but to brew up some beer!

    UPDATE: Official entry for this recipe with the home brewer's website

    Beer Recipe

    Yield: 10 gallons
    QTYIngredientNotes
    25lbsTwo Row Malt
    2lbsBelgian Biscuit
    2lbs40L Crystal
    2lbsBelgian Candi Sugar
    2 ozSaaz HopsBittering
    2 ozSaaz HopsAroma
    2 ozGingerAdd last 15 minutes of boil
    2 ozBitter Orange PeelAdd last 15 minutes of boil
    Mash grains at 154F for 60 minutes, mash out at 165F and sparge. Vorlauf until wort runs clear and rinse grains for 12-15 gallons of wort. Add candi sugar and bring to a rolling boil and add bittering hops, boil for 60 minutes. Last 15 minutes of the boil add spices and aroma hops. Cool to 80F and add yeast. Belgian ale yeast works best. (Wyeast #1214)

    Ferment for one week or until fermentation ceases visible activity. Add two cups of DME to 1 quart of water and boil. Rack off half the beer to a bottling bucket and add half the sugar mixure. Add 1 packet of champagne yeast to bottling bucket and mix well. Bottle in 750ML Belgian Ale Bottles, cork and tie shut with wire bales. Repeat with other half of the beer

    Allow to bottle condition for another six weeks before opening first bottle.

    Enjoy!

      Microbrewery! Not to drink so much but to brew up some beer!

      Why would you brew if you are not going to drink?

            Why would you brew if you are not going to drink?

        Brew now... drink later.

        Too much drinking while brewing can spoil the brew!

        Coffee & Beer? There is a heaven!
        How about coffee-beer

        I think that would have to be just about the worst-smelling beverage ever devised. From an olefactory perspective, I don't like to be in the same room with *either* of those items, much less both at once.

        As for me, skip the coffee and beer; just give me dark chocolate, and nobody gets hurt.

      25lbs Two Row Malt

      How much DME would that be? I have a suitably large brewing vessel, but I am limited to partial mashes for lack of a proper mash pot.

            How much DME would that be?

        Hmmm.... not sure... I've never brewed with DME. Malt Syrup, yes, but never DME. The last time I used extract to brew a "Belgian-ish" type brew I used about 3 cans (9.9 lbs) of Muntons syrup for a 5 gallon batch so it would be roughly 6 cans for a 10 gallon batch. I'd be tempted to use a can or two more to make sure the OG was around 1090 when it was time to put it in the fermentor.

        According to this guy its about 2/3 lb. DME to 1 lb. grain.
        Papazian, "Home Brewers Companion" says sustitute about 0.7 lb. DME for every lb. of grain.

        Thats one of the fun things, try it, you'll at least be able to drink the result; if its not just right, try it again! ;-)

        Its the same thing with Perl...
Re: A PerlMonk's favorite vacation destination:
by g0n (Priest) on Nov 08, 2005 at 18:27 UTC
    A pilgrimage?

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    "If there is such a phenomenon as absolute evil, it consists in treating another human being as a thing."

    John Brunner, "The Shockwave Rider".

Re: A PerlMonk's favorite vacation destination:
by salva (Monsignor) on Nov 08, 2005 at 18:43 UTC
Re: A PerlMonk's favorite vacation destination:
by talexb (Canon) on Nov 08, 2005 at 21:24 UTC

    I was thinking more along the lines of a busman's holiday -- like going to YAPC::NA on my vacation.

    My second choice would be band camp, because this one time at band camp ..

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    "Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

Re: A PerlMonk's favorite vacation destination:
by inman (Curate) on Nov 09, 2005 at 09:02 UTC
    Not so much the Borg's belly as Bjork's belly...

    There is a landmark building in Reykjavik, Iceland called the Perlan (Thats pearl in icelandic!). It is a glass dome mounted on a number of very large tanks that are used to store geothermally heated water. Pictures from Flickr

    Anyway - Iceland is cool!

Re: A PerlMonk's favorite vacation destination:
by Happy-the-monk (Monsignor) on Nov 09, 2005 at 12:53 UTC

    Not to forget the village Perl containing another village called "Borg".

    Cheers, Sören

Re: A PerlMonk's favorite vacation destination:
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Nov 09, 2005 at 13:37 UTC
    I wouldn't call "Witt's end" a vacation; that's where I spend most of my work week.

    --
    tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
    And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
    - Chick McGee

Re: A PerlMonk's favorite vacation destination:
by swampyankee (Parson) on Nov 09, 2005 at 15:31 UTC

    I've teenaged daughters. If there isn't a mall there, it would be a vacation for me except for all the whinging about "I'm bored".

    Wits' end? Did I say I've got teenaged daughters? I'm already there.

    emc

          I've teenaged daughters. If there isn't a mall there, it would be a vacation for me except for all the whinging about "I'm bored".

      I can so relate to that. I made the mistake of taking my wife, son and daughter camping for our vacation one year. I'm talking real camping, in a tent, with sleeping bags, campfire and the whole nine. This was up in Maine on Lake Damariscotta. Keep in mind that while some folks get to pay really good money for the privelege of camping up there, since we were staying on my cousin's property we got to stay for free.

      The first morning we were there, my wife got up and was all set to wash her face, wash her hair, etc. etc. The normal things a woman does when she gets up in the morning when staying in a five star hotel. She asks me "where do I wash my face?" I point to the lake and she gets a horrified look on her face.

      The list of complaints also included:

      • Where do I plug in my hair curler iron and dryer? (my daughter)
      • When do the bugs all stop making noise?
      • Where's the mall?
      • I can't stand smelling like bug repelant.
      And on it went all week. So, now camping consists of a 27 foot long RV trailer.


      Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
      Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg

        Surely, you are a braver man than I! Convincing my wife to go camping would be slightly more challenging than convincing Pres Bush to appoint Hillary Clinton to the Supreme Court.

        emc

Re: A PerlMonk's favorite vacation destination:
by Moriarty (Abbot) on Nov 09, 2005 at 22:51 UTC

    I can't say that any of these would be a favourite holiday destination, although paco's hideaway and merlyn's castle sound inviting. I just seem to end up at Witt's End tho.

Re: A PerlMonk's favorite vacation destination:
by Joost (Canon) on Nov 10, 2005 at 17:15 UTC
Re: A PerlMonk's favorite vacation destination:
by SirBones (Friar) on Nov 11, 2005 at 02:49 UTC

    Hash Bar.

    "This bounty hunter is my kind of scum: Fearless and inventive." --J.T. Hutt
Re: A PerlMonk's favorite vacation destination:
by mulander (Monk) on Nov 12, 2005 at 09:04 UTC
    Follow the Reaper and meet the Creeper ;)
Re: A PerlMonk's favorite vacation destination:
by northwind (Hermit) on Nov 12, 2005 at 23:40 UTC

    Could the Whitt's End in the poll be refering to this Whit's End?

      Wow! That cannot be it!

View List Of Past Polls


Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others taking refuge in the Monastery: (13)
As of 2014-04-23 17:58 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    April first is:







    Results (551 votes), past polls