going to CABAL maybe- carpooling from East Bay? + Ubuntu on iMac + Re: [conspire] I get mail

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Sep 23 11:54:35 PDT 2005

Quoting Tony Godshall (togo at of.net):

> Hey, cool.  If you are doing Mac, maybe I'll come and 
> bring my blueberry iMac along and put Ubuntu on it too.

We can do that.  We've successfully configured those with antique
versions of Yellow Dog, so the Ubuntu 5.10 preview should be no

> What time?

The usual, which is 4pm until midnight-ish.  (Because it's our house,
we're relaxed about closing time, but would prefer people in general 
not linger after the residents tuck it in.)

> Anybody going from East Bay want to carpool?

Alternatively, if you take BART to the Colma station, I can come up and 
pick you up.  (Unlike my driving to the downtown Menlo Park CalTrain
station, a mere 3 km away, this offer doesn't scale to multiple arriving
parties very well, so I'll ask that anyone wanting such a pickup consult
with me in e-mail, first.)  

Of course, shlepping even an iMac along on BART would be a bit of a
stretch; it's feasible mostly for people with laptops or mini-ATX

> You are absolutely right on.

Thanks.  I worry, occasionally, that I'm going to go around the bend
with these people.  (And yes, I know I could just delete them and move
on, but there's a chance that they're reasonable people and potential
community members who've just started out badly.)

> I'm wondering if it was maybe a spam address collector and
> not a real inquiry.  They get more for verified-human-reader 
> addresses.

I always try to bear that possibility in mind, but this one seemed
purpose-written, and spambot solicitations don't.

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