Please don't change Beastie [bike shed, EOT]
nalists at scls.lib.wi.us
Fri Feb 11 07:37:52 PST 2005
Bart Silverstrim wrote:
> I'm missing the part about the tennis shoes though. I didn't realize
> that was part of the joke...? :-)
goes to "why is it cartoonish?", "the shoes mean 'fast'", etc.
> Your duty should be to answer their questions and go over pertinent
> information for the presentation. If they want to know about it
> *again*, give them the info. If they keep forgetting, print up a
> pamphlet. There may already be stuff at the FreeBSD advocacy sites
> ready to print.
It's not just a small group of people (the board), nor is it the
same people for very long (rotating appointments), it's the boards
and customers of all regional libraries (numbering dozens and
hundreds of thousands). Having IT staff explain and defend
"daemon/demon" simply does not scale, is my point. Even if it did,
there's still the problem of people who are not convinced by the
logical explanation (the willfully clueless).
Anyway as amusing as this topic is, I am personally /dev/nulling all
related threads now, with a parting shot repeating my opinion that
this whole thing is a *bike shed*.
To the defenders of the "no change!" position: if your argument is
based mainly on love of Beastie or hatred of cluelessness, please
consider stepping away from the bike shed while those interested in
the more mundane aspects of this problem design a shed based on more
practical concerns. ;-)
If a new, more practical shed emerges, I will be happy. If not, I
will continue to use a high fence to obscure the view of the shed
that I cannot use. I would of course be thrilled with a solution
that used a sysinstall "theme" choice for boot screens and other
"logo embedded" aspects of the OS so that at work I could use the
"professional theme" while at home I could let Beastie roar.
Greg Barniskis, Computer Systems Integrator
South Central Library System (SCLS)
Library Interchange Network (LINK)
<gregb at scls.lib.wi.us>, (608) 266-6348
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