[TAG] Linux for Dummies
ben at linuxgazette.net
Fri Nov 19 16:29:52 MSK 2004
On Fri, Nov 19, 2004 at 04:34:29AM +0000, Jimmy O'Regan wrote:
> Benjamin A. Okopnik wrote:
> >On Thu, Nov 18, 2004 at 09:19:24AM -0500, Melanie Hill wrote:
> >>Melanie Hill, and may I suggest you change your "How to ask smart
> >>Questions" to "I feel the need to put people down when I cant understand
> >>their Questions."
> >You're welcome to get your back up in whatever way you like, and imagine
> >any slights you want. What you're not welcome to any longer is my
> >participation in the process.
> Melanie, have you seen "Jerry Maguire"? If so, you'll remember the
> phrase "Help me help you"; that's what Ben was asking originally, and if
> I know him at all, is asking still.
You know, Jimmy, I try to make myself as clear and obvious as I can, and
I know you've got a gift for "hearing the undertones" as well - but it's
always awesome to see good communication happen; you've read me like an
open book. That's my attitude exactly, and any variation from it is
there only long enough for me to put up the "Warning: Human Being Under
Construction" signs and get the excavation tools. Thank you for
I am indeed "still open for business" with Melanie, almost as much as
with anyone (minus a small self-cautionary note); I just don't see
myself contributing energy to pointless recrimination. Due to some
recent events (short TAG announcement coming), I have a *very* clear
definition of my internal boundaries these days.
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