[TAG] Re: [Lgang] linuxgazette.net down......
thomas_adam at bonbon.net
Wed May 26 22:16:06 MSD 2004
On Wed, 26 May 2004 13:59:49 -0400
Ben Okopnik <ben at callahans.org> wrote:
> Oh, *YEAH*. Education is - surprise! - a hot topic for me, anytime.
> I'm a big believer in the power of it, and I believe that Linux is one
> of the greatest tools for supporting it.
Then I shall see what I can do -- I'll have to collate some ideas first.
> > Jump forward four years to the current day, and I am now admining a
> > whole floor at Uni which now dual-boots Debian (I'm not biased,
> > honest!).... I really should document this as _one_ aspect of a
> > future ideal for LG.
> Yep. This may not be a direct benefit scenario (except for what you
> get to learn in the process), but I can guarantee that having that
> admin job on your resume is going to be a nice plus when you get out
> of Uni.
Oh sure. I don't even look at it as a CV plus-point. I just did it
because I was f**ed off with me being a CS student and being tied to
> I don't mind "newbie-centric" as such - in fact, I want to stay close
> to that aspect. However, we do need to revamp the concept of what
> "newbie" means. If our image of our readers doesn't fit reality, then
> we need to correct it.
> I just got off the train from Richmond, where Sun was paying me to
> teach a client of theirs (a large bank, actually) about the benefits
> of converting to Linux. It went _very_ well - before I even left the
> place, the manager called Sun to find out when I could come back to do
> an advanced session.
> Is "WOO-HOO!" the right term, or what? :)
Well done!! I bet Sun want to keep you forever and ever, eh? :) What's
consultancy like out there in America?
> I don't know that I can write about how it's being introduced; being a
> consultant, I generally don't get to see the fruit of my labor. All I
> can do is extrapolate - and oh, brother, do I ever! However, it would
> be nice to have this stuff confirmed by the real world before writing
> about it; vaporware is Micr0s0ft's game, not mine.
Agreed. That's interesting -- you only shovel the information in and not
see an end-product. I suppose that's a good thing in a way. At least
you're not being called back to do the job properly :)
> [smile] Thanks, Thomas. Good to hear it.
-- Thomas Adam
"Annie Hall leaves New York in the end. Press rewind, and Woody gets her
back again." -- "Look Inside America", Blur.
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