To all you committee folks for the year 2005 given that the there will be huge changes in the next couple of weeks.
There I was, reading some mails, that were suggesting that nobody cares about ILUG, well I want to agree with some of the sentiments and disagree with others.
ILUG was founded in 1997 or there abouts with the intention of promoting Linux in Ireland and it has done so with some success and other failures.
It has in its time done good and bad.
Good: website email lists for helping people having the craic suggesting what pub should be populated at what time and all that good stuff.
Bad: putting the fear of $Deity into people who might otherwise post to the lists by behaviour unbecoming.
Being pedants when there is no need for it, and in fact rather than hitting the ignore button accepting invites to flame fests with a stock of oil to pour over the existing fire.
Good: expo in so far as the exposure that it has gotten for the organisation.
Bad: in so far as the feeling I get from the committee is that it is a waste of time because it does nothing for the organisation other than let someone else advertise and dictate what goes on the stand.
Good: the technical answers to questions.
Bad: the age of the docs on the web site for beginners.
Good: The fact that there are so many blogs there
Bad: the same thing
Can anyone say how many people were at last years AGM and how many we need this year?
In May 2004 the web sites stats say that the site moved 20+ gigabits! thats a lot of stuff.
It had over 94 thousand seperate visits.
Anyway some people do not get this into their heads.
"What you post here gets read."
So there is all I have to say and after all that I do not know if I will be there.
Simple things like people posting what solution they used after they do the dirty deed of fixing that which was not broken would be useful, then the good answers would not be dross.
Anyway I'll give up now in case anyone thinks I care :-/
If you got to here I know you can figure out who I am but what do I care.
Sign up for eircom broadband now and get a free two month trial.*
Phone 1850 73 00 73 or visit http://home.eircom.net/broadbandoffer
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!