Ottawa Valley SAGE

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Mar 16, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

Attendees

This is a list for the people who actually show up for meetings.

Mar 15, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

We are now affiliated with LOPSA

I’m not sure if it was late yesterday or early this mornong, but we are now a recognized LOPSA affiliate (the first in North America). We have been asked if we wish to be a local chapter, but that requires 12 members who are members of LOPSA and at my last count, there were only 4 LOPSA members and we don’t have 12 regular attendees. Perhaps this will change over the next few months, especially as we get started on the new education project.

Mar 14, 2007 - 4 minute read - Comments

Don't ask employees to be passionate about the company!

I guess I have to learn how to sleep. It’s 02:44 and I have no desire to go to sleep. I despise DST and the circadian rythm it upsets. I was browsing some items at the LOPSA site the other day and ran across a reference to the 4-question test and a blog article. I hadn’t heard of the 4-question test before, so I had to go and read about it.

Mar 7, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

New meeting location approved!!

We have a new home. Thanks to Brenda, we have the use of the board room at Fidus to hold our meetings. I’m not going to change the location item until after the first successful meeting. (March 15, 2007) I’ll have to put together a sponsor page and acknowledge Fidus for the use of their facility. It’s only fair. The details that I have been given. Location: Fidus 900 Morrison Drive, Suite 203

Mar 5, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

Usenix

usenix, the advanced computer systems association. Visit the link for more information.

Mar 4, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

It's Sunday night again

Yep, Sunday night. Tomorrow starts another week of the standard stuff… or does it? I have spent some time adding new modules and things to the site, but not all of it is configured yet. I cleaned up the non-logged in main page to add info about the meetings, as it didn’t make sense to not have that on there. I also discovered that once you disable anonymous access from a number of items, everything vanishes when you are not logged in.

Mar 3, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

Vista Review

For any of those who are interested, there is a write-up on yahoo about Vista. I saw this just after Vista was available in the stores and promptly forgot to post it. For those who care: news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20070220/tc_pcworld/129126;_ylt=ArUL.0rIZ1sp2JhxpDrz3yEDW7oF

Mar 1, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

New scam: phone calls regarding new lower interest rates on credit cards

It looks like there is a new scam on the go. You get a phone call offering you a low interest rate on your card. Just press 0 (or some number) to speak to a representative. After a moment you get a person on the other end who offers a very sweet deal on a credit card or some such and then asks some verification info from you to prove who you really are.