[sf-lug] LUGRadio- Free O'Reilly book?- Register Now- This Weekend April 12-13

john_re john_re at fastmail.us
Fri Apr 11 05:26:27 PDT 2008

If I was in a position to give you a _FREE_ O'Reilly book, I surely
would. I'd give a book to you by carbon sequestering tree material.  I'd
give a book to you by online access.
I'd give a book to you by telepathic nanobot mind implants.
http://io9.com        [ Hi Annalee ]

Note: Be sure to see final section regarding SF-LUG free volunteer

While back I sent out a fun/humorous announcement about the great UK
LUGRadio Live event in SanFran this weekend April 12-13.
svlug] Event- 080412-13 Sat-Sun LugRadio Live USA ((SFO))   john_re

Didn't care about winning any prizes, just wanted to spread the word for
what looks like a great event, didn't suggest anyone list me as a

Now it turns out I'm interested in getting this eeepc they're giving
away, & Stuart Langridge encourages me:
> you have two days
> yet -- get out there and evangelise and you're in with a chance :-)

What more could I hope for? :)  Also know I've got at least 1 referral
in already.

This means there's still time for YOU to possibly get a FREE O'Reilly
BOOK & a Free T-shirt by registering online if you haven't yet. 
Register online for the event (only $10, credit card needed), put in
referrer "john_re", & _you_ could get an O'Reilly book. (if I'm the top
"referrer" - could be a likely possibility, see below.)

No credit card?  You're still OK, ask one of your friends: "I say, fine
lady, I'll gladly bring you a free wardrobe item (t-shirt), & pay you
$10- cash right now, if you'd please register me online for this chipper
LUGRadio event!  Might even come back with a job offer or two."

Fun, 35 speakers, 40 exhibitors, hang out with the .orgs, hiring
companies, two days, free party at Gillians, schwag, chance to learn
useful skills/tips from top people, be on live global internet Linux
radio, camaraderie, personal networking, BOFs, hack on software, hack on
hardware, chance to help progress GLFOSS, etc.

Get your friends to register also & make it a party. :)

Thank you for your consideration. :)

Use this link to register now:
  - [Please enter referrer "john_re"]

PS: Please email me if you use this referral. john_re at fastmail dot us
  That way I can keep you updated if you care to know how the referrals
are progressing. Thank you. :)

Also, why no Google Summer of Code speakers?

Registration for LugRadio Live USA 2008 is now open!! Pre-registering
guarantees you a place at the show, and also includes some additional

Pre-Registered guests are guaranteed entry - we expect a high number of
guests at the show.
First 50 registrations get a free copy of Postal 2 (subject to age
Entry into a raffle to win a number of prizes.
Special additional freebies.
Special entry into additional competitions

12th and 13th April 2008 Sat Sun - The Metreon Theater, San Francisco

EXHIBITORS, .ORGs:  Google, Dice, GNOME, PostgreSQL, O’Reilly, OpenSuSE,
Magnatune, Neuros, Sun, Texas Instruments,  South California Linux Expo,
Komputers 4 R Kids, San Francisco LUG, BytesFree.org, Ontario Linux
Fest, Frets on Fire, OpenNMS, One Course Source, Haiku, Hyperic,
BitNami, OpenStreetMap, FreeBSD, Ubuntu, Inkscape, Mandriva, One Laptop
Per Child San Francisco, KDE, Linux Pro Magazine, San Francisco
Community Colocation Project, Indamixx, Untangle, SF Hardware Hacking
Community, The Digital Tipping Point, San Francisco Perl Mongers,
ZaReason, EFF, Usenix, LAMPSIG, mediaarchives.com, Xiph, Joomla, Drupal

SPEAKERS:  Miguel de Icaza (Mono / Novell / Co-Founder Of GNOME), Ian
Murdoch (OpenSolaris / Founder Of Debian), Robert Love (GNOME / Google),
Aza Raskin (Mozilla / Humanized), Benjamin Mako Hill (Ubuntu / Debian /
FSF), John Buckman (Magnatune), Val Henson (Kernel / VAH consulting),
Christopher Blizzard (Mozilla / GNOME), Mike Linksvayer (Creative
Commons), David Schleef (GStreamer), Matthew Garrett (Power Management /
Kernel), Danese Cooper (Intel / OSI), Aaron Bockover (Banshee / Novell),
Liana Holmberg (Second Life / Linden Lab), Emma Jane Hogbin (Hick Tech),
Joe Zonker Brockmeier (OpenSuSE / Novell), Kristen Accardi (Kernel), Joe
Born (Neuros), Selena Deckelmann (PostgreSQL), Stewart Smith (MySQL),
Dan Kegel (Wine), Ben Collins (Ubuntu / Kernel), Jason Kridner (Texas
Instruments), Jeremy Allison (Samba / Google), Christian Hammond
(VMWare), Ian McKeller (Songbird), Alison Randall (Parrot / Perl /
OSCON), David Huffman (LVM), Brian Will (Pigeon), Belinda Lopez
(Ubuntu), Ilan Rabinovitch (SoCal Linux Expo), Eddy Mulyono (Packaging),
Matthew Walster (Demo Scene) 

SPONSORS:  Google, DICE, LinuxQuestions

Awesome eeepc hack:
# Massive internal modification to my Eee 4G
# Hacks and Modifications
#  » USB Hub + Bluetooth + GPS + Flashdrive + Card reader + FM

**!!**!!  WARNING - WARNING - GEEK pr0n  **!!**!!     NNSFW !!!!!@!

Full disclosure:
I don't want to step on anyone's toes.

Here are some thoughts & facts:
1) There have been many posts about LugRadio to the sf-lug list.  I
don't have time to read most of them.  None I read mentioned using a
referrer entry to perhaps qualify for a free O'Reilly book.
2) Jim Stockford made an announcement post about the event, didn't
mention the free book, didn't request referral.

3) Leslie Hawthorn also announced Lugradio on this list, didn't mention
the free book, didn't request referral, is a Google employee, is an
event organizer, thus unlikely to qualify for the referral prizes.
4) Someone from LugRadio made an announcement about LugRadio on this
list, didn't mention the free book, didn't request referral, is an event
organizer, thus unlikely to qualify for the referral prizes.

5) SFLUG is an LugRadio exhibitor organization, and booth volunteers may
have access to no cost admission passes.  I'm guessing the passes don't
include an O'Reilly book.  

6) It is currently unknown if in fact a paid LugRadio registration using
referer "john_re" will qualify for a free book. - it depends on if that
referrer is the most used referrer.

7) If "john_re" does qualify referees for a free book, the benefits of
paying $10 for a pre-registration might be of more than $10 value, &
good to do even if one could get a free volunteer pass.

8) If you won't be getting a possible free volunteer pass, & will
be doing the $10 preregistration, it might be worthwhile to use
as referrer.

Also, I've reviewed about 8 bay area mailing GLFOSS lists. None have
postings from anyone mentioning the free book, nor requesting people use
their names as referrer.

I will get this announcement out to about 12 local groups and some
schools & companies.

Thus, looks clear to use "john_re" for referral as most likely to be
successful for getting free book, shirt & other pre-reg raffle prizes &
freebies, etc.

Use this link to register now:
  - [Please enter referrer "john_re"]

Thanks. Cheers :)
  john_re at fastmail.us

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