[nycbug-talk] thoughts, issues, and ideas.

Isaac Levy ike
Mon Jan 24 12:30:46 EST 2005

Hi Steve, All,

On Jan 24, 2005, at 10:06 AM, steve wrote:

>  i would like to propose that we create a separate mailing list called  
> bsdmanagers,

Steve, I appreciate your sentiment, and insomuch as I agree with the  
others that a seperate nycbug-bsd-managers list would fragment things,  
I do want to hone in on what your thinking about here-

If I'm getting this right, it sounds like there's a level of  
communication/support on (especially) the sunmanagers list that you'd  
like to see happen somewhere with the *BSD's?  Have you not found this  
yet on other various BSD tech lists?

I don't mean to give a RTFM-type response here Steve, (especially  
because I know you know your stuff and know these resources all too  
well), but for the public record here, I'd hope that something similar  
to sunmanagers could be found in these various BSD resources(?):

FreeBSD Mailing Lists:

OpenBSD Mailing Lists:

NetBSD Mailing Lists:

(sorry not all BSD's listed, but these BSD's definitely have masses of  
folks running these BSD's in heavy production)

On Jan 24, 2005, at 10:38 AM, G. Rosamond wrote:

> I mean, is there a better place to ask for the cheapest cat 5e cable  
> in midtown?

Gman-that statement is key.
To me, NYC*BUG is much more about connecting like-minded folks locally,  
in, (but not restricted to) NYC.    I personally pay attention to a  
boatload of other much more tech-centric mailing lists, and for me,  
NYC*BUG is a breath of fresh air- because it can do trivial stuff-  
which in the end, can be important stuff.

With regard to the more technical-heavy threads on the list, I have to  
say, I've lurked on threads for topics here where I'd NEVER have time  
to actually sign up to a list and get more involved in that  
community/technology.  It's the shotgun learning I like here.

There was some discussion a while back from some published comments Rob  
Pike made about Bell Labs, the Unix Room, where the coffee machine was-  
and how that's where the really interesting work got done etc...  I  
kindof taste that coffee on this list, and love the fact that it's a  
list where I have a MUCH better chance of seeing a posters face  
eventually... :)

Rockin' in with my .02?

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