[clug] [steve at nerdvana.org.au: Re: CLUG in need of a new cat herder]

Steven Hanley sjh at svana.org
Mon Aug 12 06:32:42 MDT 2013

Hmm Lets see

Paul Wayper wrote

And I feel that I've been doing a crap job at running the CLUG meetings in
the last year or so.  I've had lots of trouble finding people to give talks,
I haven't even started on the website redesign I wanted to do, I've (some
might say inevitably) got behind in processing the videos of the meetings,
and I haven't done any of the social media engagement that I think is
important to build a healthy Linux User Group.  Maybe it's time for me to
retire and hand the baton to someone who can give it more time and love.

Then Steve Walsh wrote

----- Forwarded message from Steve Walsh <steve at nerdvana.org.au> -----

Date: Thu, 02 May 2013 23:07:26 +1000
From: Steve Walsh <steve at nerdvana.org.au>
To: linux at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [clug] CLUG in need of a new cat herder

On 05/02/2013 10:27 PM, Jessica Smith wrote:
> Does all that have to be done by one person? Perhaps splitting it up
> amongst 2-3 people would work better? I'm not in a position to take on the
> whole ball of wax, but would be happy to put up my hand to take on (say)
> social media stuff or help out with web dev.

I don't have the time to "do it all" I had when I handed it off to
Paul in 2007, but I'm certainly happy to take the main CLUG meetings
organising back on board if other other people are interested in the
other roles.


Stephen Walsh: Today included that moment where someone said "Wait, you're *that* Steve Walsh? You are way calmer than the company doco makes you seem"
Gabriel Noronha: I always assumed there was a community service video in the staff induction about you...
Anthony Towns: ???"Have you recently found yourself set on fire? Perhaps you're bleeding from unusual places? If so you may benefit from learning to SWEAR -- Steve Walsh: Enrage, Apologise, Run away."

----- End forwarded message -----

And yet now Paul Wayper writes

"To be honest, I'm a little surprised you've approached this in this way."

When Steve wonders why some talks have been scheduled for CLUG in place of
those he had lined up.

One that had been announed for June rthat fell through when the speaker (who
lives in Canberra) arranged travel to be out of Canberra on CLUG night at
the beginning of CLUG week, then the excellent talk from Tony Breeds last
month and a few more lined up.

As for the LUG in a box system it is broken and no one has time to fix it
properly yet.

I for one am quite happy with the idea of Paul arranging PSIG meeting
speakers and Steve arranging CLUG meeting speakers. That way both
individuals who claim to be pressed for time can spend what little time is
available on those things and we will have a better outcome all up.

	See You

Steven Hanley sjh at svana.org http://svana.org/sjh/diary
you were my modulation, so that's what you will always be
we took each other higher, we set each other free
course, neither of us were wearing helmets, and our blood was just everywhere
and when the morphine kicked in later
the censors threw their hands up in despair
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