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They ran into problems with their boiler, and the 67th Pct.
Ruben Safir wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 08:38:49AM -0800, Elfen Magix wrote:
>> I was thinking of what happened to the Marcus Garvey Center?
>> I believe in that setting up small community computer centers in those places that do not have but need that we can expose them to Linux.
> That is great. Find some centers. Michael was working with Marcus
> Garvey. So I'm not sure what happened. I'd still like to do the
> C++ Workshops and the GTK Workshops. Can't we do this biweekly
> on a serious basis?
>> --- On Sat, 1/17/09, Ruben Safir wrote:
>> From: Ruben Safir
>> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] NYLXS Projects
>> To: hangout-at-mrbrklyn.com
>> Date: Saturday, January 17, 2009, 1:43 AM
>> Hey Guys
>> I have a problem. I can plan projects, meetings and activities from now
>> until when hell freezes over but the trouble is that it is impossible to
>> get anything productily done without the cooperation, companionship and
>> help of friends that NYLXS once provided.
>> NYLXS was one time the hurricaine of free software activity for the
>> region, but we did everything together. it was the people behind NYLXS
>> that made it work. All the enthusiasm, power, and dynamics that pushed
>> us forward was based on our compainionship.
>> I don't know what happened. Perhaps it is me, or the changing economy,
>> or the state of volunteerism in todays society, but i can't seem to get
>> anyone to move an inch off there asses anymore.
>> I tried to get several projects up and running, particularly the C++
>> program, classes and Freedom-IT and it just seems we are more interested
>> in talking about stuff getting done than actually doing it. I posted
>> C++ programs for 3 months until I burned out.
>> If we are going to have another meeting in the near future, I don't want
>> to argue and plan. I want to get some hacking done, and get some
>> membership drive working. I talk until I'm blue in the face but can't
>> push us past point one. I'd love to get more programming studies going
>> but I can't do it by myself. Even I become exhausted.
>> http://www.mrbrklyn.com - Interesting Stuff
>> http://www.nylxs.com - Leadership Development in Free Software
>> So many immigrant groups have swept through our town that Brooklyn, like
>> Atlantis, reaches mythological proportions in the mind of the world - RI Safir
>> http://fairuse.nylxs.com DRM is THEFT - We are the STAKEHOLDERS - RI Safir
>> "Yeah - I write Free Software...so SUE ME"
>> "The tremendous problem we face is that we are becoming sharecroppers to
>> our own cultural heritage -- we need the ability to participate in our own
>> "> I'm an engineer. I choose the best tool for the job, politics be
>> You must be a stupid engineer then, because politcs and technology have been
>> attached at the hip since the 1st dynasty in Ancient Egypt. I guess you missed
>> that one."
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