[conspire] (forw) Re: need some corrections to dates for Bay Area Linux Events on website

Darlene Wallach freepalestin at dslextreme.com
Thu Mar 12 13:19:05 PDT 2009

I was referring to the Google calendar listed as Bay Area Linux Events on
http://opensource.sfsu.edu/node/619, which has now been corrected.

I apologize. Please forgive me for not realizing the name of the Google
calendar appears to have been taken from Rick's Bay Area Linux Events
(BALE), http://linuxmafia.com/bale/. I obviously need to pay more attention
when I read.

Rick - thank you for pointing out the correct location for the Bay Area
Linux Events calendar.

Darlene Wallach

On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 12:26 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:

> Hmmpf.
> ----- Forwarded message from Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> -----
> Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 12:26:05 -0700
> From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
> To: Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu>
> Cc: Darlene Wallach <freepalestin at dslextreme.com>, william.ward at gmail.com
> Subject: Re: need some corrections to dates for Bay Area Linux Events on
> website
> Quoting Sameer Verma (sverma at sfsu.edu):
> > On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 10:23 AM, Darlene Wallach
> > <freepalestin at dslextreme.com> wrote:
> > > Sameer,
> > >
> > > The "Bay Area Linux Events" has some incorrect dates posted for some
> events.
> > > SVLUG meets the first Wednesday of the month. In general CABAL meets
> the
> > > second and fourth Saturday of the month. As I scrolled through the
> listing,
> > > I saw SVLUG listed for a Tuesday and CABAL listed for a Friday.
> > >
> > > http://opensource.sfsu.edu/node/619
> > >
> > > Thank you for your attention,
> > > Darlene Wallach
> > >
> > >
> >
> > Hi Darlene,
> > Thanks for pointing it out. The calendar is maintained by multiple
> > people. I do the OLPC-SF dates. I'm, cc'ing Bill Ward and Rick Moen on
> > this so that they can make changes accordingly. I'm not sure who does
> > SVLUG scheduling, but Bill might know.
> Bay Area Linux Events (BALE), http://linuxmafia.com/bale/, has correct
> dates for SVLUG, CABAL, and all other events as far as I'm aware.
> CABAL's home page, http://linuxmafia.com/cabal/ , has correct meeting
> dates for CABAL meetings.
> SVLUG's scheduling pages, http://www.svlug.org/ ,
> http://www.svlug.org/meetings.php , and http://www.svlug.org/installfest/,
> have correct dates for SVLUG's upcoming events.  The next several
> installfests are likely to be rescheduled, but have not yet been.
> (Thus, their dates are marked as tentative.)
> If and when SVLUG does screw up its own dates -- which has not happened
> for about a decade, and then was caught in two days -- you should please
> notify webmaster at svlug.org, to reach the Web Team mailing list.
> So, basically you're not talking about correcting wrong dates on BALE,
> or on SVLUG, or on CABAL.  I would infer that you're talking about Bill
> Ward's effort.
> On a personal note, I find it vexing, Bill, that you keep
> referring to your Google Calendar as "Bay Area Linux Events", because
> doing so inevitably causes confusion such as the present example:  I get
> "corrections" for things that aren't on BALE at all.  This happens all
> the time.  All the damned time -- a point I'll return to, below.
> BALE / Bay Area Linux Events has been around and had that name since
> 1997 (with, admittedly, a period when it had only its extensive group
> descriptions active and no links to dated events, because of a subtle
> MySQL glitch that it took a long time to find).  It would seem to me to
> be common courtesy, Bill, for you to pick a different name for your
> thing over at Google.
> Because, for now, every time we see this sort of thing happen -- and it
> happens A LOT -- I get pissed off at you for inconsiderate behaviour.
> Meanwhile, Sameer, if _you_ would please alter, e.g.,
> http://opensource.sfsu.edu/node/491 to _not_ refer to Bill Ward's
> calendar as "Bay Area Linux Events", I would be personally grateful.
> Thanks.
> ----- End forwarded message -----
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