I’ll be repris­ing my pre­sen­ta­tion on Perl sub­rou­tine sig­na­tures and type val­i­da­tion for the Boston Perl Mongers on Tuesday, March 9 at 7 PM EST. Visit their wiki for details; they’ll be post­ing the Jitsi URL short­ly before the meet­ing. There’s also a Meetup page.

From Bloomberg:

In an argu­ment at the inter­sec­tion of intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty and the sep­a­ra­tion of pow­ers, the jus­tices on Monday will con­sid­er a chal­lenge to a congressionally-​created board that crit­ics have dubbed a death squad” because of its ten­den­cy to toss out patents.

Greg Storhr and Susan Decker on BloombergQuint

I told you this thing was bad news.

Picture of Ayn Rand

Speaking of Ayn Rand, there’s anoth­er event the fol­low­ing week­end on Saturday, March 6. Titled How to Put a Dent in the Universe,’ ” it looks like a good (and free!) one-​day con­fer­ence for every­one from begin­ners to advanced stu­dents. Be sure to reg­is­ter on the web site and tune in!

Ayn Rand curious? Join the Zoom meetup!

NEW group this Sunday on Meetup! Are you Curious about Ayn Rand? Join this wel­com­ing group to dis­cuss how Ayn Rand’s ideas relate to your life. Our first online con­ver­sa­tion will focus on ques­tions raised by the COVID cri­sis and the method for decid­ing how to han­dle sim­i­lar issues in the future. You can read this very brief sum­ma­ry in advance. Please know this is not a debate but an open dis­cus­sion for those who are gen­uine­ly curi­ous to learn more about apply­ing the prin­ci­ples of Ayn Rand’s phi­los­o­phy of Objectivism.

I’ll be pre­sent­ing Better Perl: Subroutine Signatures and Type Validation” (based on my ear­li­er blog post) for Houston Perl Mongers on Thursday, February 11 at 6:00 PM Central US time.

Check here to see what time that is in your local time zone, then go here at that time to open the Zoom meet­ing ID 920 069 702. You’ll need a pass­word; run this Perl code to get that:

print +(0b1000100).((3<<2)*10).(010)