Lane, Bryan bryan.lane at rez.com
Fri Jan 22 11:13:27 CST 1999

According to David:

>1) Reply doesn't work as I expected (mail wanted to go back to the
   individual rather than the list).  How does everyone else feel
   about this, and can the setting be changed?

I think the setting should be changed.  There is always a way to do it, but
I'm not sure how.  Doug any ideas?

>2) If we're looking for members, dropping a note off to phoenix linux
   user's group (PLUG) or AZ Sys Admin (AZSAGE) would prolly generate
   a heap o' folks.

That was one of the items we talked about on Tuesday's meeting.  Only there
is one hole with this plan, no one was assigned to do the honors.

>3) Meetings.  Yum.  Tasty.  Wish there were a televideo option for
   those of us to lazy to drive out of our burbette to Phoenix.  Mebbe
   we can use ASU facilities for this?  If we invited students?

   Don't anyone get hyper, it was just an idea.  :-)  Show them the
   true way before they have to learn something useful, like, say,
   Fortran.  Sorry, FORTRAN.

I live in Apache Junction.  I know what you mean.  At the meeting we
discussed a couple of different options for this.  We even thought about
splitting the group's meeting place into two different locations.  One for
East Valley folks, and the other for West Valley folks.  ASU would be a
definite possibility.  Anyone have other ideas?

>4) As to the OS of choice for me, I run linux by default, but have
   '95 and NT on my box at home as well.  Keeps the customers happy.

>5) Ob perl: when using a flat-file database for a cgi app, please be
   sure to wrap the calls to read/write the file with flock().  I've
   had to deal with other folks' race condition-corrupted files too
   many times now.  OTOH, it's good for job security.  :-)

Hopefully we can come to some kind of arrangement that is both convenient
and beneficial for everyone.  At the Tuesday meeting Doug kept asking for
ideas, so I'm sure that anyone who has an idea can rest assured that it will
be seriously considered.


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