Folks, I'm resending this message here for Greg Rose. If anybody can help him out, please respond to email@example.com (not to me).
Greg, if you still get no response, then I suggest sending the mssage to greater firstname.lastname@example.org. There's gotta be /somebody/ out there who is interested in participating.
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At 17:07 30/09/1999 -0400, you wrote:
Hope that helps. If neither of these guys can do it, and can't suggest someone who can, let me know and we'll post an announcement on all the usual Python haunts.
Well, as they say, those who volunteer end up doing things...
I've tried both of your associates, and about three or four others who were recommended, and have struck out. I'd really appreciate your help trying to find someone competent to do this. Bear in mind that the audience is sysadmins, not generic programmers.
thanks in advance, Greg.
Here's the text I've been sending out, but you should feel free to modify non-factual stuff:
Long ago there was a shell/perl/awk bakeoff invited talk at a USENIX conference somewhere or other. It was fun for all involved, and was very well received. We're looking to do something similar at the LISA conference in Seattle. You have been recommended as Python advocate.
It would be on thursday 11th november. The idea would be to have a moderator and three advocates, and a slightly rowdy audience. We'd ask each advocate to nominate in advance some simple sysadmin task which shows their language to its advantage, and also to do the solutions to the other two's tasks... then there'd be some room for (presubmitted) tasks from the audience to be solved on the fly. Any suggestions you have regarding how to make it work would be appreciated.
Are you intending to attend LISA? Would you be willing to do this? (We have Tom Christiansen for perl and Brent Welch for Tcl/Tk.)
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