I totally agree with you and I am absolutely amazed by some of the
responses. I joined the iLug with huge optimism but these recent events have
Keith - I hope you get a job and I encourage your vision. People have short
memories, such as when unemployment was 20% and interest rates were 17% and
all we could do was emigrate. Go for it.
From: Glen Gray <glen at lincor.com>
To: ilug at linux.ie <ilug at linux.ie>
Date: 11 May 2004 12:51
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Summer Job
>On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 10:53, kevin lyda wrote:
>> i get all twitchy when i agree with tim or paul, but i agree with tim
>> here. i wish there was something i could offer keith, and i think it's
>> great that he's trying.
>>I was in the middle of writing a "cut the kid some slack for Christs
>sake" email. I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks fair play to him.
>He's young, inexperienced and enthusiastic to learn. We where all geek
>wannabes at one point.
>>I encouraged him to mail the list to say he was available for summer
>work and wanting experience with computers, in the hopes that someone
>might be able to offer him something or at least keep him in mind if
>something came up. Seeing as I wasn't in a position to do so. OK, so his
>knowledge of mailing list protocol is a little lacking, but encourage
>the kid and point him in the right direction, don't shoot him down in
>flames and make him think your a bunch of pedantic <insert expletive>.
>>I really am surprised at some of the aggressive posturing some people
>take when replying to emails and people who make mistakes. This is
>supposed to be a community that should encourage people like Keith. Not
>a clique for self righteous uber geeks with no time for outsiders. To
>quote Ab Simpson "For shame".
>>/me puts on his flame retardant trousers in anticipation
>Glen Gray <glen at lincor.com>
>Lincor Solutions Ltd.
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