SPUG: Last Stick, call for SPUG Town Crier

SPUG-list-owner tim at consultix-inc.com
Fri Jan 3 20:47:00 CST 2003

On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 06:12:29PM -0800, Geoffrey & Kristin Grosenbach wrote:
> I never thought I would generate such a discussion with my stick riddle, 

Nor did we . . .  But thank God it's finally over.  Over, right? 
*C'mon*, everybody say it along with me, "The Stick Riddle Thread is Over!" 
Thank you. <RELIEF MODE>

> but it has been thoroughly entertaining! I nearly sprayed a mouthful of 
> mint tea on my monitor while reading Damian's explanation of the 
> shearing qualities of sticks! I'm just hoping Tim won't force me to do a 
> talk on "Splitting Sticks with Perl."  ; )
> Geoff

Not on your life.  But I *was* thinking about asking you to write something
100 times on a blackboard . . .

Yes Geoff, it was an amazing thread, especially because it showcased the
collective intelligence and imagination of the group like no other
topic ever did.

Which reminds me of something I'd like to run by the group!

I've been thinking that in every meeting, we should have a 10-minute
"current affairs" update as part of our normal routine.  In that
segment, someone would summarize the last month's salient postings 
on use.perl.org, inform us about open calls for conference papers,
describe newly released modules by SPUG members, and recount the most
interesting threads on our mailing list.  All in bullet-item format,
with few details, but lots of pointers for more information.  An
associated posting on our web site would help in this regard.

Any volunteers?  I see this as a rotating assignment, where one
volunteer would have the responsibility for one quarter or so,
and then pass the baton on to the next one (because it would be
too much work to try to recruit a new "SPUG Town Crier" for every
meeting, along with recruting the speakers as well).

How do the rest of you feel about this?

| Tim Maher, Ph.D.            tim at timmaher.org       |
| JAWCAR ("Just Another White Camel Award Recipient" |
| SPUG Founder & Leader       spug at seattleperl.org   |
| Seattle Perl Users Group    www.seattleperl.org    |

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