[buug] CalLUG discussion at BUUG & Berkeley Linux Users Group meetings (?) ...
Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Wed Apr 20 22:23:14 PDT 2011
CalLUG discussion at BUUG & Berkeley Linux Users Group meetings (?) ...
Anyway, I will be at this Thursday's BUUG meeting, and am interested in
discussing CalLUG with anyone that cares to ... but I may be departing
the meeting rather/quite early (about 7:45pm or so) - I've a conflicting
engagement later that evening that I'd also like to attend.
As for the next Berkeley Linux Users Group meeting, at the moment there
seems a slight implied ambiguity as to date. I've not seen it mentioned
on that list ... *yet* (there's typically reminder sent by someone hours
to a few days before the meeting, that the meeting will be taking place,
etc.) ... but I think it quite likely that a bit (like a day or two or
so) before Sunday, that ambiguity will be rather quickly resolved. The
present ambiguity being:
o those meetings are generally 2nd and 4th Sunday, such is practice and
what the web site says
o this coming Sunday happens to be Easter Sunday
o nothing's been explicitly said about that on the list:
- yet - as far as I'm aware
o http://www.berkeleylug.com/?page_id=67 is semi-regularly updated, and
presently indicates both:
"We have meetings the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month*" (asterisk
apparently not referenced on that page), and:
"Our Next Regular Meetings
Dates: May 8, 22"
and doesn't mention anything about skipping this Sunday.
Anyway, likely fairly soon, clarification(s) will appear on that LUGs
list and/or the URL noted above. (Appears Bobby G's will be open
regular hours this Easter Sunday ... at least that's what the person
answering the phone I called there earlier this evening seemed to think
was the case).
> From: "Rick Moen" <rick at linuxmafia.com>
> Subject: Re: [buug] Reviving CalLUG
> Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 07:47:51 -0700
> Quoting Paul Ivanov (pi at berkeley.edu):
>> Would you be able to make it to either the BUUG or BerkeleyLUG
>> meetings on Thursday and Sunday, respectively (see Michael's
>> notes on the matter below).
> Sorry to report, I have some conflicting commitments, and also need to
> do a whole lot of catch on matters have have waited while my wife and I
> were on holiday in Europe for a couple of weeks.
> Anyway, reverting to a prior subtopic_ I could write a book about
> characteristic psychopathologies of LUGs (and some of that is already in
> the Linux User Group HOWTO), which is a minor variation on the
> psychopathologies of geekdom generally. One of the many things I notice
> -- which I mention because I'm sure it will come up -- is that LUG
> social circles tend to freeze collective action through endless
> debate. In particular, there's a strong tendency for the leadership
> to sit on their hands as long as anyone has any objection whatsoever to
> something that has been proposed or announced.
>  The Irony Fairy may strike me dead for saying this, but you will
> find that most useful input and participation, with a minimum of bizarre
> interference, gratuitous ideology, and impractical notions, comes from
> in-person interaction rather than from strangers talking at you over the
> Internet (says the stranger talking at you over the Internet).
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