Acme::BooK::Is::My::Bitch - BooK is my Bitch
use Acme::BooK::Is::My::Bitch; my $bitch = Acme::BooK::Is::My::Bitch->new(); my $quote = $bitch->random_quote();
Acme::BooK::Is::My::Bitch has a great story behind it.
At YAPC::EU::2006, in Birmingham, England, BooK auctioned the right for someone to pick a module from CPAN and have that module's name (temporarily) tattoed in his arm for all the conferences BooK would go to during 2007.
Cog asked if the module had to exist by that time, and BooK said "No."
Creates a new Acme::BooK::Is::My::Bitch object.
my $bitch = Acme::BooK::Is::My::Bitch->new();
Since all methods are actually class methods, the following line is exactly equivalent to the above one (and shorter!):
my $bitch = 'Acme::BooK::Is::My::Bitch';
Returns the list of available quote methods.
BooK is really clever.
my $code_quote = $bitch->code();
BooK is known to auto-generate the names of his lightning talks.
my $next_talk_quote = $bitch->next_talk();
BooK has something to say about the place the next YAPC::EU is going to be.
my $next_yapc_quote = $bitch->next_yapc();
BooK claims he's not an SQL guru.
my $sql_quote = $bitch->sql();
BooK has the pornstars theme on Acme::MetaSyntactic. There must be a reason.
my $tell_the_truth_quote = $bitch->tell_the_truth();
BooK has the craziest ideas ever for auctions.
my $thats_nothing_quote = $bitch->thats_nothing();
BooK is known to write very obfuscated code.
my $twisted_perl_quote = $bitch->twisted_perl();
BooK claims he got a lot of wisdom from his grandfather.
my $words_of_wisdom_quote = $bitch->words_of_wisdom();
To tell you the truth, no one really knows what BooK is going to say next.
my $random_quote_quote = $bitch->random_quote();
Acme-BooK-Is-My-Bitch requires no configuration files or environment variables.
All reported bugs have been fixed, all requested features have been added.
Philippe Bruhat (BooK)
BooK actually wrote part of the code for this module and suggested some of the ideas that were turned into methods.
This module is not about Cog mocking BooK; it's rather about Cog and BooK making fun of themselves.
We spent a very funny afternoon in a mini-hackathon in Birmingham starting up this module. We finished its first version while at the Old Joint pub with some more YAPC attendees.
The phrase "... is my bitch" has been thrown around a lot during past YAPC Europe conferences. This tradition has thankfully been lost, but some artifacts remain:
The T-shirt that started it all when the first YAPC Europe was organized, back in 2000.
Schwern worked for Belfast.pm, and all he got was this lousy T-shirt. One of those shirts was auctioned at the Amsterdam YAPC in 2001.
Dave Cross bought an obfuscation by BooK at the Amsterdam YAPC auction. The code was revelead during the Paris YAPC auction in 2003, and the crowd bid (and won) against Greg to see it run.
The temporary tatoo alluded to above, at the Vienna YAPC in 2007.
Copyright (c) 2006, Jose Castro
<email@example.com>. All rights reserved.
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