I have a copy of Eric's Ultimate Solitaire to give away. Lucky person
gets to pay the postage... ;)
Oliver Jones » Roving Code Warrior
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I realise, as displayed at the last LUG meeting, that most of you read
Even so, I'd like to ensure that all of you have read the O'Reilly
article on effective advocacy.
Advocacy is something that is very important to me, and our WLUG Charter
also lists it as one of the core goals of our group.
I think we have been doing well lately to be taken reasonably seriously
as a LUG, and I'd like to continue this trend.
One thing which I perceive to be damaging to our credibility is people
at meetings asking "questions" which are little more than excuses to
rant about how Microsoft ate their baby/killed their cat/defiled their
church/whatever. I don't like Microsoft. I've never liked them, even
before they adopted their extremely aggressive and monopolistic business
practices. That said, calling them evil, and frothing at the mouth to
people who can't do anything about it, does absolutely nothing to help
the situation. It only serves to weaken the perception of the WLUG as a
Jokes are fine. I like jokes. Just remember that nobody likes to
listen to a zealot (think of the mad bible bashers in Garden Place...),
and "being that guy" will never get you taken seriously.
This is as close to official as I like to get, so please take it on board.
Your funloving, but slightly frustrated President,
Its not just that, it's users having to wade through copious quantities
of emails. I get enough without getting duplicates! All I can say is
thank god for filtering.
From: Daniel Lawson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 2 March 2005 11:53 am
Subject: Re: [wlug] WLUG Meeting was last night
Just to follow this point up, this point seems like it might have a
bigger impact if we still lived in the days where you were changed
$30/MB for email. Data is basically flatrate, so sending lots of emails
doesn't matter any more.
However, spam and virus scanning isn't cheap. I've seen threads on
mailing lists CC'd to 6 lists members and the list itself. That's
another 6 passes through spam and virus scanning processes. Unless
spamassassin etc are smart enough to do duplicate suppression themselves
- anyone have any idea if that's the case?
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hi guys, my official ubuntu cds finally arrived the other day (i have a
number of x86 32bit and about 5 64bit vers). if anyone wants a set,
just drop me a line to organise pickup. ih and for those mac fans i also
have 1 ppc version... i would like to keep this one though, so i am
quite happy to copy it.
finally, the x86 32 bit packages come with both a live cd & an install
cd. the 64 bit version only comes with a single install cd.
Computer Support Consultant
School of Science & Engineering/Dept of Chemistry
The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand