[web-team] News updated

Marc MERLIN marc_news at vasoftware.com
Fri Jan 25 11:02:02 PST 2002

On Fri, Jan 25, 2002 at 10:12:04AM -0800, Heather wrote:
>   I'm considering putting an expire on Marc Merlins' conference repots but
>   they are kinda cool so I left them up there.  Your opinions welcome, and

I don't have any problems with them expiring, it's just that we haven't put
any news there in a long time, so something even older will pop up.
In theory, my reports  are supposed to disappear as new  events are added to
the list.

>   if you feel particularly ardent about knocking them out, svlug-news.txt
>   is the file to tweak.

It'll probably show even older reports of mine ;-)

> 	However I'm not sure if the cron jobs still spin;  I forced the
> 	update.

I don't think they do, and I don't see the point, I've always forced the
update after updating the file. Why wait for a cron job?

>   but she desrves some recognition for stepping up to the plate.  Marc seems
>   to think that only one person could do it if they merely paid attention,
>   and I think he's wrong.  Well perhaps he may be right, but we have other
>   jobs (and if anyone joins who doesn't, they should have the job of looking
>   for one, which is harder).  There is more work than that here, and it's all
>   unpaid in the monetary sense.
This was an example. I said one person _can_ do it, not one person should be
enough to do it.
>   If either of you want the title Web Software Coordinator it's yours.

Not me,  but since Joyce  seems to  have time, and  has offered her  help, I
think it's only fair that she gets it for now.

Let me re-instate  that I'll never be  mad at anyone for not  having time to
volunteer, but I  however get unhappy at people who  are currently in charge
but who don't have the time, and who don't let anyone know about it. 
This prevents  us from knowing  about the situation  and having a  chance to
work with  it (example: Sam Ockman, who  clearly didn't have the  time to be
speaker coordinator anymore, and who repeatetly refused to give up his title
and have other people take on the role)

Microsoft is to operating systems & security ....
                                      .... what McDonalds is to gourmet cooking
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