[ucc] minutes 2007-10-05
nick at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Fri Oct 19 13:15:03 WST 2007
On Fri, Oct 05, 2007 at 02:23:49PM +0800, Grahame Bowland wrote:
> Fair enough - from the minutes it looked like a popular and useful
> idea had been randomly and capriciously dropped by a committee so
> disconnected from the needs of its members that it wanted to buy
> 2.4GHz Xeons!
...and here I was thinking the Committee was out of touch enough that it
wanted to buy another effectively single user desktop machine outright
rather than leverage club cash with donations; and to ignore buying a
~$1500 flavour-of-the-year virtual host server!
> Obviously I was mistaken!
Me too! Thanks to those who made it happen. I already gave $50 to [TRS]
for the Xeon machine; I'm hereby retrospectively pledging another $50
to the Mac, or Xeon, or whatever's up next on the list.
(I do hope that now we'll have the taste of a bargain $450 virtual server
that we'll upgrade it next year to one with shiny new CPU extensions)
Nick Bannon | "I made this letter longer than usual because
nick-sig at rcpt.to | I lack the time to make it shorter." - Pascal
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