[Linux-aus] Some questions

Bret Busby bret at busby.net
Sun Dec 16 05:36:17 UTC 2007

On Sat, 15 Dec 2007, Janet Hawtin wrote:

> Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2007 11:08:22 +1030
> From: Janet Hawtin <lucychili at gmail.com>
> To: Linux Australia List <linux-aus at linux.org.au>
> Subject: [Linux-aus] Some questions
> Hi folks
> Would you like to throw your thoughts in the middle around these questions?

> do you visit a lug

Sometimes, in the past - PLUG, when we are given enough notice of 
meetings, and what they are about, so we can plan for them and determine 
whether they are applicable to us. Have got very good help from 
workshops. Now that its venue has shifted, it's a bit far (but, not 
400km, as for someone else's response to this questionnaire, in 
relation to another LUG). It is no longer as convenient as it used to 
be, to attend. But, these things happen - changes happen, and they can't 
always suit everyone.

> do you subscribe to a lug list

Yes, PLUG and, this list (Linux Australia), if it is, or can be regarded 
as, a LUG list.

> are you a member of another free or open community?


Yes - if the following are regarded as such communities

Cornish Asociation of WA - open to "anyone with an interest in things 

Bowmen of Melville - suburban archery club, affiliated to the Archery 
Society of WA, which is a member of Archery Australia.

Society for the Promotion of Traditional Archery - an international 
organisation, "headquartered" in England - the name explains its 

Local residents and ratepayers association.

Western Australian Linking LETSystems - a state organisation related to 
LETS (Local Exchange Trade Systems - organisations that use a mix of 
barter and local currency)

Not sure whether it's applicable - I subscribe to many genealogy mailing 
lists, and, administer a few, so I suppose that I am a "member" of that 

> are you a member of another 'maker' community?

Not sure what that means.

> what are the 3 best local events you participated in this year

1. Bowmen of Melville Christmas Shoot and Dinner

2. Local Government Elections

> what are the 3 best state events you participated in this year
(This one added by me, as local and national/international categories 
given in other questions, but not state level)

1. Archery Society of Western Australia, Sorrento Handicap Tournament - 
I wunned it, and beat elite archers!

2. Bowmen of Melville "Ye Olde Sticke and Stringe Event) - Melville - 
August 2007 (It is run as a state "get-together").

3. Archery Society of WA Grand Prix Tournaments.

> what are the 3 best national or international events you participated
> in this year

1. Australian National Archery Championships - Perth, April 2007

> is there something different you would like to be able to do either
> locally or nationally next year?

1. (One thing I have already planned, and don't want to jinx it by 
naming it until its over)

2. Get my webcam set up and use it to make video phone calls, locally 
and internationally, and, hopefully, be able to do videoconferencing.

3. Try to cause some of the members of the new federal government, to 
get bits of the system, working properly.

4. Locally - I would like to be able to shop when I want to shop, rather 
than when some shonky politician tells me that I am allowed to shop. Ah, 
what it is, to have a pleasant dream...

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
  you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
   Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
   "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
   A Trilogy In Four Parts",
   written by Douglas Adams,
   published by Pan Books, 1992


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