[nSLUG] Fwd: nSLUG Digest, Vol 23, Issue 5

Wayne Renshaw wayne.renshaw at gmail.com
Sun Dec 4 15:56:03 AST 2005


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Wayne Renshaw <wayne.renshaw at gmail.com>
Date: Dec 4, 2005 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: nSLUG Digest, Vol 23, Issue 5
To: nslug at nslug.ns.ca

Jim,

I haven't seen Moose for years - I heard that he was still around about 6
months ago, I think.

Have you tried www.twistedpair.ca  ??  Phone & pager numbers, etc. that were
valid are there. Site still works, but the content does not appear to be
current.

He was living in Dartmouth.

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Whoops!!, make that Preston:

Ben,

Are you an editor for dmoz.org??  Which area?  It sounds interesting, what
else do you know about them?

Thanks,

Wayne


On 12/4/05, nslug-request at nslug.ns.ca <nslug-request at nslug.ns.ca > wrote:
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2005 15:50:47 -0400
> From: Jim Haliburton <jim at on-site.ns.ca >
> Subject: [nSLUG] Looking for Nslug member
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> Message-ID: <4391BEFC.1645.14AC31CD at localhost>
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> Hello All:
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> Am trying to locate / connect with Michael "Moose: Dinn.  Has any one
> current contact information for him?
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> TIA
>
> Jim Haliburton
> James A. Haliburton
> On-Site Computer Services of Halifax
> Suite 100, 25 Walton Drive
> Halifax, Nova Scotia
> Canada     B3N 1X6
> Cell/Pager  : (902)499-5250
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> e-mail      : jim at on-site.ns.ca
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> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2005 16:40:49 -0400
> From: "Artson" <artson at hotpop.com>
> Subject: Re: [Fwd: [nSLUG] Ubuntu 5.10]
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca >
> Message-ID: <4391CA91.4287.20FFA9C at localhost>
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> On 3 Dec 2005 at 9:03, Ben Armstrong wrote:
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> > Yes, I'm well aware.  Yet my observation is valid: most nSLUG members
> > have broadband and have burners, so few nSLUG members would take
> > Preston up on his kind offer.
>
> > But you could just as well say "I find those in the Linux community to
> > be blind to the fact that not all users have CD-ROM drives".  It is a
> > matter of focusing your product on a particular market, isn't it?  I
> > feel your pain.  I, too wish there were one distribution that installs
> > on a huge range of hardware via a huge range of installation methods,
> > including dialup and floppy (*cough*[1]).
>
> Well, thanks for the empathy anyway Ben. Still,
> http://www.websiteoptimization.com/bw/0506/ says 77% of Canadians and
> only 57% of Americans have broadband access. Sounds about right to me.
> Ubuntu and its users spend a lot of effort proselytizing and make great
> use of
> the distribution's African roots - what proportion of Africans have
> broadband
> access I wonder?
>
> I think it comes down more to sloppiness and lack of understanding that
> Ubuntu doesn't make the effort to correctly deduce that if there is no NIC
> and
> there is a modem, then it's quite likely that the user will require an
> internet
> dialer....
>
> I'm probably beating a dead horse, but it mystifies me that a Linux
> distribution
> that so desperately wants to be popular and successful will leave out so
> many
> users because they can't be bothered to make the effort. (end of rant)
> --
>
> Put your expertise to work,
> join the editors at DMOZ
> http://dmoz.org/about.html
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Wayne

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Wayne


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