[nSLUG] Re: Moving to Halifax

J. Paul Bissonnette jpaulb at eastlink.ca
Sat Jun 10 13:22:19 ADT 2006

jeff white wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Spencer" <mspencer at tallships.ca>
> To: <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
> Sent: Friday, June 09, 2006 11:53 PM
> Subject: [nSLUG] Re: Moving to Halifax
>> Am I the *only* NSLUG guy who's a Linux {desk,lap}top user who is
>> without a job in IT?  I slog through numerous problems getting old but
>> quite usable hardware from the $CHEAPO bin -- scanners, printer,
>> cameras, $WHATEVER cards -- to do useful stuff because I don't have a
>> budget for new boxen or the latest Gee Whiz gadgets.  I can do a
>> moderately awesome demo for the blacksmiths but I don't suppose I
>> could do anything to impress IT pros beyond perhaps 90 seconds of awe
>> that my incredible snarl of old hardware -- 4 desktops, two laptops,
>> wireless router and peripherals -- actually all works.
> youre not the only one. i gave up the IT career a few years back and 
> work in a lumber mill now. fortunately, being self taught in unix, my 
> skills aren't easily forgotten.
I moved back from Munich area 2 years ago after 20 years. Any Unix I 
learnt, I taught myself or leaned through night school courses at the 
local high school (VHS) there.  I was never in the IT branch, sold 
fishing and hunting trips, very hi tech eh.

To drive to Halifax would be about a 5 hour return trip. it would have 
to be really good coffee and cake. :)

A once a year meeting would be nice though, just to see the faces 
connected to those fingers.


J. Paul Bissonnette


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