bchaffin at programmer.net
Tue May 4 01:13:01 EDT 2004
Thanks for the information. What makes me want to come to Ottawa is
intense dislike for Toronto.:)
Working with Linux is what I want to get into. I already do it for a
hobby, so why not as a job? I do also have other fields I can work in
if need be.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brenda J. Butler"
Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 23:32:04 -0400
To: General Membership Discussion List
Subject: Re: [oclug] Hello
> On Mon, May 03, 2004 at 04:52:51PM -0500, Brice Chaffin wrote:
> > Thank you. I'm actually interested in learning more about the
> > area, but don't want to clog up the list with personal
> Silly you! You thought we talk about Linux. This list is
> for personal stuff and flame wars. ;-) Just kidding.
> If you're going to post personal stuff and flames, please
> put "[OT]" in the subject line.
> What makes you want to come to the high-tech job sink capital
> of North America? (_How_ many ex-Nortel-e rs and ex-JDS-ers are
> still out of work, or out of work in their field?)
> On the other hand, it _is_ a hotbed of all things Linux.
> If you're interested in kernel hacking, you'll want to sign
> up for Ottawa Linux Symposium while the prices are still
> at their lowest (till end of May - OLS itself is July 21-24
> this year).
> Also there is some kind of desktop application conference
> just before (KDE, Gnome, etc), this would be the first one
> of those.
> You've missed Open Source Weekend for this year, but maybe
> you can help us organize for next year :-)
> There are other open source groups here as well - perl mongers,
> unix user group, luck (linux user community kanata), Ottawa
> Valley SAGE, etc.
> And it sure would be nice if you'd help in the lobbying
> of people in the government to sa ve money and retain control
> of our own information by using open source software
> (the gosling group).
> If you want to go to Linux User Group meetings in French,
> you could go to the Club Linux Outaouais (aka linux-gatineau)
> across the provincial border in Gatineau.
> Also, you'll want to carefully investigate whether your future
> dwelling has high-speed internet or not. Don't just believe
> what the phone/cable company tells you. Find out from the
> neighbours yourself if it's important. Don't ask the neighbours
> across the street, they might be on a different loop.
> (Futile attempt:) Rather than start yet another thread on this,
> just check the archives for discussions. keywords: DSL,
> cable, high speed, highspeed, Rogers, Bell.
> bjb at istop dot com
> Open Source Weekend http://www.osw.ca
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