[volunteers] Election deferred
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Dec 16 04:01:20 PST 2009
Quoting Luke S Crawford (lsc at prgmr.com):
> Anyhow, I wasn't talking about organizational issues; I was just
> saying I seem to have a general impression of in-person hostility
> and speaker heckling. low-grade stuff, mostly, aside from the rare
> steve balmer moments.
I've literally heard of anything that could be fairly termed speaker
heckling except that one time, with the deranged engineer tangling with the
speaker from Alameda Computer Recycling Center, which was apparently a
really weird incident. (I heard about it from Andrew, who was there,
as I was not.) Mind you, I miss a lot of meetings (mostly because I'm
stuck working late), but my own impression is that our monthly meeting
audience is extremely respectful and polite.
I'd honestly be interested in knowing who claims otherwise.
> Hah. well, if it really is a problem that nobody will play speaker
> coordenator, and I've not offended people with my previous suggestions
> to the point where I'm not welcome, I'm willing to give it a shot.
That would be unbelievably useful and appreciated. I'm glad to give you
any help I can in that department. To explain, I really care a great
deal about SVLUG's continued existence and prosperity, and towards that
end am very glad to take care of almost all of the scutwork that nobody
else wants to do. That is, I administer the mailing lists, adminster
our serves, do all our DNS and domain administration, watch our domains'
upcoming expirations (well, my weekly domaincheck cronjob does that) and
jump in, if necessary, to pay for renewals when nobody else bothers.
_However_, I have to put limits on the extent of my work, or I fear I'd
end up running the group single-handed -- and the limits I decided on
are as follows: I won't run for office (I already am management for two
groups, CABAL and BayLISA), and I won't line up speakers or (routinely,
at least) run the monthly meetings or installfests.
I _do_ try to fastidiously collect every single idea about a speaker or
topic that gets posted here or elsewhere: http://www.svlug.org/tba.php
As I recently mentioned in this space, I count 21 strong leads on future
> Now, as some of you probably know, I'm probably not the best man for
> the job.
Feh, I'm sure you'll do great. ;-> If I can help in any way, please
ask. Seriously. My cellular is +1 (650) 283-7902 (which is also on my
public Web page, if you lose it). Don't be a stranger.
> Anyhow, if you think I'd be a net positive, my OpenSSH key can be found
> below. I think we all know how I feel about passwords.
I'll set up your public-key accesss to the Web server tomorrow. (It's
late; I'm really, really tired.) However, FYI: I and other members of
the Web Team are delighted to do _that_ scutwork (adding new scheduled
speakers to http://www.svlug.org/meetings.php and the front page, as
well. You don't need to, if you don't feel like it.
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