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Month: November 2019

Re: [trinity-users] TDE featured in german magazine

From: "William Morder via trinity-users" <trinity-users@...>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:16:12 -0800

On Wednesday 20 November 2019 14:56:19 BorgLabs - Kate Draven wrote:
> > I think we are an interesting friendly community of peoples (and others)
> > who think similarly, have similar opinions, and we simply talk about all
> > things together, even if it's not strictly technical. I think it creates
> > a better friendly atmosphere here.
> >
> > Cheers
> > --
> > Slavek
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Agreed
> :)
> Kate

I am actually a cat in real life. That's why I always do the opposite of what 
others want. I also sleep when others are awake, then stay up all night 
meowing my heart out, and often cough up furrballs. 

In my own view, I try to keep some balance here, and if it seems the 
conversational thread is about to go off the rails, I generally suggest 
taking it private and not bothering others with our inner weirdness. However, 
I believe that it is humanly impossible for us to keep things strictly 
business and technical, unless of course there are real control freaks here. 
Or maybe some of you are actually bots or trolls? (I am not naming names, but 
one of them looks a lot like myself sometimes.) 

If I offend anybody, then please forgive me; but as I said, none of use can 
possibly adhere to rule of "strictly business-technical conversations." If 
that must be so, then I would ask Felix, for example, to cut out his rant 
against evolution that is attached to his every single email; likewise, Gene 
would be forbidden from his political (or maybe anti-political) rant that is 
attached. But I indulge them both, because I have my own idiosyncrasies. And 
there are others here who do the same. 

For myself, it is interesting how often our disputes turn on what are actually 
underlying or hidden issues: for example, the differing points of view 
between those of us who are younger and those who are older; also between 
those who have money and resources (or the use of higher grade equipment due 
to their jobs, etc.) and those of us who build computers out of old parts. I 
upgrade when I can afford it (and am looking for a new SSD at present), but 
sometimes other people recommend solutions which are easy for them, but not 
viable for others. The different points of view are useful, though, because 
collective knowledge of the whole TDE users group makes it possible for each 
of us to advance our own individual knowledge. 

In any case, I still agree in general with the hard-liners: that we ought to 
take personal conversations elsewhere, or at least move them to separate 
threads. I just don't want these conversations to be limited to strictly 
technical and business matters, without friendly asides and glimpses into 
other people's lives. Otherwise, as I said, I must insist that everybody does 
the same, and then this will quickly devolve (not evolve) into a food fight. 

Anybody who wants can send me a email or we can chat sometimes. In the past 
I've had some fairly extensive private conversations with others (who may or 
may not wish to reveal themselves). Hereafter I'll attach my email and 
jabber/xmpp addresses; and when we start to go off-topic, I will direct 
others to contact me privately.