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Turbolinux, Caldera and Linuxcare have contributed some great stuff (door prizes) for this months BALUG meeting in San Francisco. My thanks to these excellent companies for responding generously at relatively short notice! Turbolinux came though with two complete self-study Linux systems administration courses targeted toward LPI certification and some great O'Reilly books. Caldera is sending us 1 NFR OL (OpenLinux) Workstation, 1 NFR Volution, 1 set (4) Power of the People posters, 10 mouse pads and 25 foam sitting penguins. Linuxcare is sending along a couple of golf jackets, and some of the famous BBC (Bootable Business Card) wallet sized rescue CD's. Please make sure to let people know about the BALUG meeting this upcoming Tuesday - details at http://www.balug.org

Swag Update - IDG is providing 50 Exhibit Only, and 10 Individual Conference Session passes as door prizes for BALUG on 8/21 in San Francisco. Very cool!

This weekend I learned how to repair an air-conditioner. Also spent some qtime on BALUG related matters. The next Bay Area Linux Users Group meeting is Tuesday the 21st. Peter Braam is speaking - and we expect it to be a very interesting evening. I have asked the good folks at IDG for some guest passes (and other door prize swag) for the upcoming Linuxworld Conference and Expo here in San Francisco. (Aug 26th through the 30th) If you work for a Linux company - and want to give stuff away at BALUG just send me a note, or contact Dave Sifry (dave@sifry.com). In any event- if you are in San Francisco, and want to enjoy a great feed amongst others of our kind... Just show up at 731 Grant St. (Four Seas Restaurant) at 7:00 PM, dinner is $10.00 per person and the meeting is always FREE!

White LED flashlights are incredible! Returned safely from freight trip via. Denver, Grand Junction, Salt Lake City, Elko, Reno and then Sacramento. Incredible scenery, great adventures with interesting non-computer people. Found a wallet with over $2K in it, returned it - cash intact to the Baptist Minister who dropped it at the Inn at Aspen. I hope to see a windfall of good karma for that. Things are good at the office. Came back to "6371 New Messages." It's going to be a late evening...

I suspect that I'm the first person to post a diary entry from the top of a moving freight train... :) I should also point out that 2nd generation night vision goggles are NO SUBSTITUTE for a decent Mag-Lite.

On vacation (the first in 3 years). Jumping freights, exploring Nevada silver mines, Area 51, attending the Eris Society annual gathering in Aspen CO, then travelling back. A much needed rest...

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