[volunteers] Dates in calendar are closer than they appear

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 18:02:42 PDT 2008

I can talk about the new Sugar Labs and Pixel Qi operations, both
created by ex-OLPC managers. Sugar Labs is an all-Linux shop so far
(no objection to supporting BSD), and Pixel Qi is trying to find a
model for Open Hardware development. Also the XO-2, recently announced
by OLPC, which will have a second touch screen acting as keyboard.
Much cheaper than keeping track of all those pesky keyboard SKUs.

I'll see whether I can interest John Gage, formerly Chief Researcher
at Sun, and now a principal at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, and Byers,
to give us a talk on where technology is heading worldwide and also
show us some of the latest toys.

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 3:09 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Wednesday, July 2nd is approaching, and SVLUG doesn't have a speaker for
> that General Meeting date.
> If you go to http://www.svlug.org/meetings.php (the General Meetings
> page), and look down at the bottom, you'll see:
>  Possible future meetings, yet to be scheduled, are listed on our TBA
>  [link] page.
> Lo!  We need to find a speaker (_or_ cancel the meeting and wish people
> a happy Independence Day) -- and the Web Team has already been storing
> away speaker ideas / prospects, just for such a turn of events.
> Following the hyperlink takes you, not surprisingly to
> http://www.svlug.org/tba.php .
> (Web Team members:  _Please_ remember to add items to that page, any
> time someone mentions a half-way credible name or topic or venue for
> possible future general meetings.  You should also add an entry if
> someone says "I'd like to speak but not right now", or schedules a
> meeting and then cancels and says we'll have to find some unspecified
> future date -- and so on.  The idea is that, when we're short a speaker
> or topic, etc., this is the place we mine for possibilities.)
> Might I ask that one or more other volunteer take the lead to attempt,
> over (say) the next week, to find a speaker?  I'd suggest that, if we
> don't have one in one week, declare the date cancelled.
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Edward Cherlin
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