[NMLUG] NMLUG Meeting

GEOFF SMITH nmlug@swcp.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2001 08:34:03 -0700


Is the meeting going to be at Oso Grande again? 7:00ish?

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Jason Davis [SMTP:jasond@cybermesa.com]
> Sent:	Monday, November 12, 2001 10:07 PM
> To:	nmlug@swcp.com
> Subject:	Re: [NMLUG] NMLUG Meeting
> 
> 
> meetings are great!!!! nerds of the world unite!!(in person)
> jd
> 
> 
> On Monday 12 November 2001 07:38 pm, you wrote:
> > > |And now, some propaganda: Monday! Yes! The beginning of another new
> > > | week! The start of another 5-day coffee binge! The official Day of
> The
> > > | Week for the NMLUG meetings (pending group approval)! Act now! Etc,
> > > | etc!!
> >
> > I shall now argue the contrarian viewpoint...
> >
> > Top 10 Reasons NMLUG Should Not Have Meetings
> > =============================================
> >
> > 10. Computer nerds shy even in small groups, will tend to stare into
> space.
> >
> >  9. Alien members of NMLUG have difficulty assuming human form.
> >
> >  8. Most NMLUG members extremely unattractive despite DNRC membership.
> >
> >  7. It's the 21st century -- everything should be virtual.
> >
> >  6. Flame wars between BSD and Linux could lead to rioting.
> >
> >  5. Flame wars between Linux distributions could lead to boredom.
> >
> >  4. Small contingent of Truman Middle Schoolers now following NMLUG
> > members may prevent entry into adult-only establishments.
> >
> >  3. Guy who will show up asking "can I run it on Windows?"
> >
> >  2. Large number of stuffed penguins may lead to dreaded "critical
> penguin
> > mass".
> >
> > and the number one reason NMLUG shouldn't have meetings....
> >
> >  1. Networked QUAKE marathon will take up 90% of meeting time.
> >
> > The Alternative
> > ===============
> >
> > Have we considered meeting virtually? IRC channel, AOL chat room (yes,
> you
> > can enter AOL chat rooms using Linux), something of that nature. I agree
> > it's not as good as face-to-face, but we'll probably get a higher
> turnout,
> > and it's more "live" than a mailing list. We could even setup some sort
> of
> > NMLUG IRC "lounge" where members could hang out to talk with other
> > members?
> >
> > A long time ago, I used to hang out on Jay's House MOO, which was a
> > non-typical MOO in the sense that everyone there was extremely
> intelligent
> > and used Unix; I learned a lot asking questions there -- I think we
> could
> > do something similar with NMLUG.
> >
> > - Sarang
> >
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