status: Fransico franco still dead
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  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.  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  (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.  For more info, see the board list archives . For a large donation  or a few beers @ the next reunion I'd be happy to supply details of what (probably) went on in the closed executive session.  http://lyricsfreak.com/r/rolling+stones/you+cant+always+get+what+you+want_20117887.html  http://thecsl.org/go/board/  http://lists.thecsl.org/pipermail/divinerightofkings/  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.   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 , 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.  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.  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.