[sf-lug] Troubleshooting sound problem on Ubuntu system

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Oct 4 16:08:22 PDT 2017

Monday morning, I wrote:

> Quoting maestro (maestro415 at gmail.com):
> > well done aaron...
> > thank you for being a positive ambassador for the LINUX community...
> I think it a fine and creditable thing that Aaron is extending a
> (further) hand to Ms. Harrison if she can show up at BerkeleyLUG.  
> You'll note that she says she's actually not at all certain that she can
> make it with her computer to 85c Bakery, and would prefer to get help by
> telephone.  If you are dissatified with the response of the Linux
> community so far on the mailing list (which would mean you're unhappy
> with several people who tried to help including yourself), why don't you 
> volunteer to spend time on the telephone with Ms. Harrison?

Cat got your tongue, sir?

I admire your generous stance that members of the Linux community should
not only give effective help on the community's public forums but also
give free of charge personalised consulting services to strangers who
have deliberately ignored our public process and claim to be unable to
participate in it -- but I was wondering when you were intending to
start leading by example.

Seems to me you're pretty free with criticism from behind cover of your
pseudonym, but not willing to walk the walk you appear to urge onto others.

If being a 'positive ambassador for the Linux[1] community' requires
giving out unpaid personalised assistance to random strangers like Ms.
Harrison outside our public outreach forums, at their convenience,
not ours, and without benefit to the community through public teaching,
why aren't you doing it?  Is moral consistency just for others?

[1] Not acronym; no all-caps.

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