[DC LoCo] PC Retro and the People's Nuclear Free Republic of Takoma Park

Jeffrey Elkner jeff at elkner.net
Sat Dec 13 18:57:39 GMT 2008

Great read, Kevin!  It is encouraging to see things like this happening.  With that in mind, I have two questions:

1. Did we ever resolve the issue of not being able to edit our website (if so, it is time to update it!  -- I would be willing to help with that).

2. Is it possible to get our irc channel logging to:
http://irclogs.ubuntu.com ?

That would be a very useful thing and make it possible to hold meetings on the channel which will be automatically logged in a place everyone can access.


On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 17:29:05 -0500, Kevin Cole <kjcole at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>Hi boys and girls,
>I'm a bit tipsy from my own Hanukkah miracle: I only had enough midnight
>oil for one long night, but it has burned for several. ;-)
>The skinny: This morning, social butterfly (or is that gadfly) Phil Shapiro
>organized a meeting between Chris Scott, the latest driving force behind PC
>Retro, Takoma Park city councilmember Dan Robinson, yours truly, and
>himself.  Seems there's a harmonic convergence going on. PC Retro under
>Chris's management is gonna give Ubuntu a more serious push, and Dan has a
>long and checkered history in the computer biz and now in addition to doing
>the city council gig is the landlord of a co-op that houses the PC
>consulting company he founded in 1985 and "left" in 2004. Dan is getting
>going with an Ubuntu server, after getting his chops with Ubuntu desktop.
>(He may be seeking help w/ Postfix/Dovecot stuff soon.) Both Chris and Dan
>are in the "Let's do well by doing good," camp.  Phil (in case you haven't
>read him saying it himself) is all about bridging the digital divide, with
>a particular focus on what I'll half-jokingly refer to as "home schooling"
>-- putting computers with educational stuff in the hands of low-income
>and/or immigrant families, as well as building some sort of online
>repository of educational material developed by local communities.
>Anyway, we all walked away after about 90 minutes of chit-chat with a
>couple of ideas that boil down to scratching each other's backs.  I won't
>say more than that, because nothing's really definite, but I think we'll
>all be in touch, and I handed Chris a small stack of CD's...
>Stay tuned. ;-)
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