[svlug] What went wrong? was: Re: Installfest?
jim at well.com
Mon Jun 9 08:58:32 PDT 2008
best i can tell from this, it seems rick's
criticism was mainly on target: be sure in
advance that the location really is available
and do not rely on notes on doors in the case
of last-minute problems.
perhaps there's not a great need for a
well-written rebuttal to his comments. this
note surely shows your concern and the
likelihood that next time will work better.
On Mon, 2008-06-09 at 03:54 -0700, john_re wrote:
> Oh, Tony - this is terrible!
> I'm the guy who created & organized the event.
> You must be very disappointed, & angry too. I'd be too, if I showed up
> at an announced event after driving so far & the doors were locked &
> there were no notices!
> If I'm responsible for the problem, I apologize profusely.
> There were, besides myself, 11 other people at the meeting, (two came
> from Pleasanton after seeing the notice on SVLUG, & one came from
> Sacramento after seeing the same notice on the LUGOD list).
> People arrived at various times throughout the event - even after we'd
> moved down to the cafe. - I left a note on Room 5 with directions & my
> cell phone #. IIRC, The people who arrived after we moved to the cafe
> all saw the note & came directly down - noone called my # to ask for
> I'd very much like to know what happened when you got to Evans Hall, so
> the problem you experienced doesn't happen again. (I know that's no
> consolation for _you_.)
> Please tell me:
> What time did you arrive at Evans Hall?
> Which entrance(s) did you go to? (There are two on the 1st floor, the
> uphill side of the building (the East & West entrances), & 2 on the
> ground floor, the floor below the 1st floor, on the downhill side of the
> Did you go to the NorthWest or SouthWest entrances (sets of glass doors)
> which are on the downhill side of Evans?
> Please tell me anything else you can think of of relevance, which I
> haven't thought to ask you in this message.
> I see from the SVLUG archives you're very knowledgeable, & have been
> around a while. I don't recall your name - have we met? I'm a 10 years
> member of SVLUG, & have been to many SVLUG installfests. Only been to a
> few SVLUG talk meetings the past several years.
> This was not an SVLUG event. It is a new event I am organizing,
> primarily on the buug.org mailing list. This was the first meeting for
> this new group, as I said in the announcement. I sent announcements to
> about 10 groups on Friday, and about 50 % of the people who were at the
> meeting came from seeing those 1 day ahead of time announcements.
> I know it is no consolation, but I've been working hard to get this
> meeting off the ground on very short notice. I apologize if it was
> something I should have done that fell through the cracks & caused you
> to miss out.
> [I'm doubly disappointed because you were the only person, besides
> myself, who brought some potluck stuff! I would have loved to have
> enjoyed a meal with you! Shoot. :( ]
> Please reply to this message through the svlug list, so we can all be
> wiser for next time.
> Your's truly, John Regan
> On Sat, 7 Jun 2008 18:05:14 -0700, "Tony Hartzell"
> <hartzellt at charter.net> said:
> > I was at Evans Hall. It was locked up. I saw no activity inside and no
> > notices. I live in Hollister, my round trip gas cost about $40. I
> > brought ribs & cornbread for the potluck.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: mark at weisler-saratoga-ca.us [mailto:mark at weisler-saratoga-ca.us]
> > Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2008 5:10 PM
> > To: Tony Hartzell
> > Cc: svlug at lists.svlug.org
> > Subject: RE: [svlug] Installfest?
> > Tony wrote...
> > > -------- Original Message --------
> > > Subject: [svlug] Installfest?
> > > From: "Tony Hartzell" <hartzellt at charter.net>
> > > Date: Sat, June 07, 2008 4:28 pm
> > > To: <svlug at lists.svlug.org>
> > >
> > >
> > > I was there.
> > Where?
> > >The building was locked.
> > Which building?
> > >No notice posted. I'm out about
> > > $60.
> > For what?
More information about the svlug