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PROTEST

MATT NOW WITH A JOB
 BOARD
 JOSH BONNETT SOUNDING
 FRANCO STILL DEAD
 MONEY
 PROTEST
 FUTURE FAILURE FORMAT
 
 MATT NOW WITH A JOB
 
 Matt Ouellette hooked up with the IVPR [9] posse.  He can have as many 
 or few hours as he wants. This is good for us because it let him take on 
 a little contract from us to re-package his server monitoring stuff for 
 the next release of Debian.
 
 	[9] http://ivpr.cs.uml.edu/gallery/
 
 We still see him almost every day at the Gym. Last friday at coffee, he 
 said his first day was fun enough. He is comfortable breaking other 
 people's software.
 
 BOARD
 
 We had the quarterly board meeting. It was good, though not what I
 wanted. As the song [1] (approximately) goes, sometimes you just get
 what you need. At this meeting the board gave us a bit more than what
 they signed on for. [2] For more info, see the board list archives [3].
 For a large donation [4] or a few beers @ the next reunion I'd be happy
 to supply details of what (probably) went on in the closed executive
 session.
 
 [1]
 http://lyricsfreak.com/r/rolling+stones/you+cant+always+get+what+you+want_20117887.html
 [2] http://thecsl.org/go/board/
 [3] http://lists.thecsl.org/pipermail/divinerightofkings/
 [4] http://thecsl.org/go/donatione
 
 JOSH BONNETT SOUNDING
 
 Josh Bonnett (aka nodus) surfaced over the weekend. He IM'd me. For
 future reference seekers/reference: repeatedly calling me stuff that
 rhymes with "truck"-head is absolutely fine if you get shit done. I
 don't care, call me bad names AND get shit done, I'll be happy to give
 you a good reference. (really)
 
 FRANCO STILL DEAD
 SPAM filtering is still working (thanks John) and that evil bastard
 Franco is still dead. Saturday night live told a few jokes, but for the
 real scoop see Eric Blair's word on the Spanish Civil War. [5]
 
 	[5] http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0156421178
 
 Kamala's still working on the downtime database, which is teaching her
 database web programing and will help us figure out how to prevent
 downtime.
 
 MONEY
 We have some [6], our low point for fiscal year 2006/07 is likely to be
 three hundred and some dollars see:
 
 	/http://thecsl.org/sys/finance.d/csl_2006-2007_budget_v3.xls
 
 We want more. Expect these pages in the future to include a sneaky
 little pitch for donating more.
 
 	[7] http://thecsl.org/go/donate/
 
 PROTEST
 This week http://cbacre.org marched up to a closed Catholic Church in
 the acre. CBA wants the arch-diocese to sell the building to CBA to
 use for low income housing instead building luxury condos. s 
 anti-Catholic protests go, this was pretty good. The worst of it was 
 somebody starting their remarks:
 
 	"As a recovering Catholic..."
 
 The whole thing seemed reasonable enough to me and I am pretty much a
 yes-man as far as the Pope and the bishops go.
 
 We (the CBA interns anyway) left a big banner in Spanish stapled to the
 door. My guess is that it'll be there for a while. They used a lot of
 staples.
 
 The 11 year olds were focused on balancing on the rails in front of the
 church while holding a banner for the geeky guy taking pictures. The
 megaphone was something of a hot potato. (I got out of it by looking
 scared and inarticulate).
 
 I think the little old widow ladies in black did the best with the 
 megaphone, but it is hard to say for sure because I didn't understand 
 their (or anyone's) Spanish at all.
 
 As an aside, the former paster of the church is now working @ Saint
 Patrick's down the street and (last I heard) on the CBA board. Politics
 are complicated I guess.
 
 FUTURE / FAILURE / NEW FORMAT
 
 At the board meeting, there were a few people asking stuff like
 approximately:
 
 	"so again, what did the 5 of you do all summer?"
 
 ...which maybe was a clue that these reports are a little light on the
 technical detail.
 
 But on the other hand donors seem more interested in vicariously
 reliving CSL Friday afternoon coffee hour than technical detail.
 I've yet to have anyone on this list email and say:
 
 	"Please explain why John used the
 	 SA package from backports.org
 	 and not from debian volatile."
 
 But on the gripping hand, we are about technology and convincing people 
 to use it.
 
 	[8] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gripping_hand
 
 I guess by way of experiment, next week I'll write about technology 
 failure and getting fired and the following week, I'll talk about John's 
 work with either Samba or server side filter rules.