[svlug] Alan Shalloway - talks in California, March & April
wallachd at earthlink.net
Tue Mar 5 09:34:48 PST 2002
Please accept my apologies. Noone told me to contact you. I knew
you worked for Cisco Systems and thought you might know the name
of the contact person. I am very sorry for giving you the
impression someone told me to contact you - it is all on me. I
also apologize for being another person making this kind of
request of you.
Ian Kluft wrote:
>>From: Darlene Wallach <wallachd at earthlink.net>
>>[...] Does anyone have a large room
>>available where he could give a talk [...]
> Sigh. Here we go again...
> Whoever told Darlene to contact me, please be aware that I'm not the
> contact for the room reservation where SVLUG currently meets. And
> I'm not going to mention who is because he probably can't help either.
> The facility is not available for public reservation, and even quite
> difficult for employees to reserve (requiring management sponsorship.)
> SVLUG got the reservation originally with the help of the company's CIO,
> a gesture to thank the Linux community for the rock-solid platform the
> company's print servers run on. (In 1998, that was the main example
> at the time. There are more now.) That also paved the way for CTLUG
> to meet at the company's facility in Austin.
> But someone has been referring people to me about reserving the facility.
> Please don't do that - there is nothing I can do. I'm just an engineer.
> I hope that clears up some apparent confusion there. I had to tell
> Darlene that if any members of her group also work there, they they're
> her contacts. And they'd still have to at least get their manager to
> pay for the room.
> Frankly, this question now grates the wrong way on me after last year
> when an NT group tried to trick me into helping them reserve the center,
> concealing who they were representing by referring only to an acronym.
> Google revealed their mysterious acronym and I told them to get lost.
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