We went to the Red Lobster's in the Dublin area. There, we had a choice
in various crustaceans of all sorts. We talked about where we're going
with the Crew. The patrols, for example, were chosen to be very well-balanced.
We talked about the patches, then moved on to our discussion of what's going
to happen with the Court of Honor. Basically, we're going to move the
Court of Honor. There's some disadvantages, but I know some of us are eager
to have that new cord too. We also talked about the three registered youths
we need to have a Perl class.
Speaking of which, there will be a seminar for the first-year Red-level
I brought up the topic of GIMP again. I found out that the Script-FU language
is a Scheme-based lanaguage. That means, it's syntax is similar to LISP.
However, there is a Perl-Fu module, so one can write scripts based on Perl.
That requires Perl 5, and two other bindings to it. Otherwise, the API between
the two languages are the same (meaning it is easier to port Script-Fu to
Perl-Fu). With Perl-Fu, we can also create CGI scripts that automagically
creates dynamic graphics. Finally, we're having a Perl course -- this would
be a great project to do.
We then caught the 8:15 showing of Toy Story 2. That was a really cool
movie. From the start, we saw references to a certain other movie ...
but lest we spoil the movie, go see it for yourself. :-) Some of the
scenes are incredible -- you almost can't tell they were animated.
All in all, worth coming to, and worth going to again.
James D. Corder
It was great fun. Gathering together at Red Lobster. We received several
nice comments about how well behaved our youth are, and the fact that they
are brave enough to wear their uniform in public. The conversation went
from Microsoft possibly being tossed out of Germany for religious reasons
to building one of the 500 fastest computers in the world. Oh, if the
Venturing Crew only had $14,000,000.00 laying around.
The fellowship is what the Gentleman's Club is all about. But it is the
hard work and dedication, being accountable for ones word, that gets a you in.
Toy story 2 was hilarious. The satire on Star War and Star Trek kept you
rolling in the isles. Pixstar did a great job controlling the content of
the movie. The sexual innuendoes where so subtle that they were able to
keep their G rating. Numerous times you could hear a small fry uttering
to their parents "I don't get it?" as the older generation busted a gut.