[Semibug] first real message
avj at iwerk.com
Wed Nov 4 21:48:35 EST 2015
I work in Royal Oak in the building attached to the Music Theatre, so the idea of having it in RO is rather selfishly appealing. I remember being excited by jturner's LivBUG, but the drive is just a bit too much.
Goldfish Tea is a nice option. There are also a couple of new coffee joints that have opened recently: Atomic Coffee and The Office. I can pop in to Goldfish tomorrow after lunch and float the idea.
I'd also be happy to further investigate the RO Public Library option, as several colleagues live in the city and would likely be participants -- but really, participant or not, I'm sure I could convince them to put their names down for the space if needed.
The office in which we work has a fairly sizable area where regular internal meetings, cocktail hours, and other little events are held. This may be a possibility, and one I'll discuss further tomorrow.
Exciting times ahead! Thanks for putting this together.
--avj [from mobile device]
> On Nov 4, 2015, at 20:48, Michael W. Lucas <mwlucas at michaelwlucas.com> wrote:
> In getting space in a library, it's best if a local resident reserves
> the room. Don't suppose you (or anyone here) is a resident of RO or
> I can stop by Goldfish Tea on my way to the dojo one night, check it
> out. We'd probably be the only North American user group to meet in a
> tea house, but what the heck.
>> On Wed, Nov 04, 2015 at 08:38:58PM -0500, Sonic wrote:
>> Hello to all,
>> Thanks much for your efforts Michael. Both the Ferndale and Royal Oak
>> Public Libraries are possibilities. Also there's an appropriate place
>> in downtown Royal Oak that would most likely accommodate the group -
>> Goldfish Tea (nice place to sip some tea while meeting). Suggest a
>> peek into Goldfish and if enough are interested in it or the libraries
>> I can do some followup.
>> On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 7:12 PM, Michael W. Lucas
>> <mwlucas at michaelwlucas.com> wrote:
>>> Hi there! Welcome.
>>> We have a dozen people on the list now, so I guess I'll get this ball
>>> rolling. Let's talk place, timing, and topics.
>>> 1) Before we can have a real user group, we need a place to meet.
>>> I'm very open to suggestions. Nick and I live over next to Lake St
>>> Clair, though, and we'd really rather not drive to Novi every month. A
>>> place somewhere vaguely near the I-75 and I-696 intersection would be
>>> I'm told that many restaurants and bars have space for meetings. Many
>>> public libraries do as well. I can get a room here at the Grosse
>>> Pointe Public Library, but that's a little far east for most
>>> people. Nick and I would be fine, though.
>>> A consistent meeting day and place is key to a successful user
>>> group. If people know when and where the group will meet, they're more
>>> likely to show up even if they miss a couple months.
>>> Josh Grosse (not on the list yet, so I've cc'd him) has volunteered to
>>> take point on investigating restaurants & bars for suitability. But
>>> there's lots of places out there, and room for lots of people to pitch
>>> Or suggest places you already know of.
>>> 2) Once we have place, there's time. I'm assuming that Friday-Monday
>>> is less than desirable. I'm inclined to Tuesday, Wednesday, or
>>> Thursday night, after work. Other thoughts?
>>> 3) Finally: try to keep this on-topic. Specifically, try not to talk
>>> about (electoral) politics or religion. These two topics have
>>> destroyed more than one online group I've been in. I feel obliged to
>>> state my biases up front, so: I'll use my unfair advantage as mailing
>>> list admin to squash such discussions before they turn bloody.
>>> Michael W. Lucas - mwlucas at michaelwlucas.com, Twitter @mwlauthor
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