[Wellington-pm] Reminder: meeting tonight

michael at diaspora.gen.nz michael at diaspora.gen.nz
Tue May 9 15:06:10 PDT 2006

Grant McLean writes:
>Thanks to both our speakers for interesting presentations.  Michael if
>you want to send me your slides I'll put them up on the web site
>(perhaps without the footnotes).

Definitely without the footnotes :)

>On an administrative note, it looks like we need to institute policy for
>deciding the order of speakers in the infrequent case where there is
>competition for a particular slot.  I suggest that from now on the rule
>is: the person who was first to volunteer gets to chose whether they
>speak first or second.  If I'd thought of that rule last night, then
>Michael would have got the first slot.

As it turns out, the wife wasn't upset at all, so apologies for the aggro,
Srdjan :/.

I've noticed the rule in previous meetings has been that whoever has
actually got their presentation in a presentable state goes first; the
other hacks away on a laptop to finish the presentation.  

That seems like a reasonable rule, that relies on human nature; it's
just that Srdjan and I are both obviously overachievers who prepare
things before time.

As it was, there was at least one slide that was written during Srdjan's
presentation (and yes, the footnotes as well), so I didn't suffer as
much as I might have made out :).

    -- michael.

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