[SATLUG] [OT] or [ROT]

Al Castanoli afcasta at satx.rr.com
Sun Mar 23 10:59:45 CDT 2008


On Sat, 2008-03-22 at 10:01 -0500, skolars wrote:

> Wow!  I wish everyone was as passionate about opensource as they seem to
> be about "off-topic" items (he he ha ha ho ho).  Just gotta love it!

> Sent from my MacBook, sitting at my desk, drinking a Dr. Pepper, ...

> Steve Kolars
> Computer Security Specialist

On the one hand, when I send posts to the list from my Palm Pilot, I
should trim the autosig to leave off the "sent from my blah blah blah",
but all this bickering over robot dogs, government, and police is
getting a tad long in the tooth.

On the other hand, I'd love to talk about the challenges of getting
CentOS to deal with hardware raid stacks, and such, but the signal to
noise ratio is drowning out any useful discussion of Linux technical
issues.

On the gripping hand, when I was one of the list admins, the board of
directors had a long discussion about unsubbing a particularly annoying
off topic list member, and I was one of the ones who voted to extend him
an olive branch and just ask him to tone down the rhetoric.  If the list
membership thinks it's incumbent upon techies to preach a social
conscience of one ilk or another, I'll probably end up joining the other
founding SATLUG members in finding something more relevant than what
this mailing list has become.

Al Castanoli



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