• Subject: Re: Greetings from Dicks Last Resort in San Antonio, Uh I mean Common :)
  • From: Chuck Lewis <clewis@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 14:25:55 +0100

Don !

Thanks for including me on the update ! I REALLY appreciate it. Don't know if
you've ever been to San Antonio before but if not, get out and get around. 
Pretty
neat little town ! I co-worker and myself (and our wives) got to a Symbol
Technologies user group meeting there about 5 years ago and had a GREAT time. 
The
biggest impression for me was seeing the Alamo surrounded by buildings and RIGHT
down town - NOT to be a doofus, but heck, the only recollections I had of the
Alamo were from the western movies and pictures from history books when I was a
kid and it was out in the middle of nowhere :-)

River Walk is nice.

We stayed at the Hyatt Hillside Country Resort where the Symbol conference was
and then bopped into town when we could (which the way THAT conference was, was
EVERY afternoon - everything ended at 11:00 a.m. or so !!!).

Have you been following the thread on AS/400 password encryption on Midrange-L ?
That "leif" guy appears to be from Pentasafe although when I talked to them the
person I was speaking to had no idea who he was. Might be worth pinning them 
down
as to WHAT the heck they are trying to stir up ;-)

Have fun and keep the GREAT news coming and don't get too ROWDY at Sound off
tonight !

Tell Al hello !

Chuck

Don wrote:

> Hiya folks...
>
> Well, opening day was a boomer...Sunday that is.  The expo was busy but
> the pathways weren't overly stuffed...the expo could have handled alot
> more...  Every vendor I spoke with was v.happy with the Sunday crowd...
>
> Opening session on Sunday was OK from what I hear....not steller...  The
> whole tone here seems to be much lower keyed.  It's good and positive, but
> not all the hype, flash and glitter of past ones.
>
> Vendors today (Monday) are either resting from the onslaught of Sunday or
> wishing they had more traffice....I expect expo to be a ghost town on
> Tuesday....
>
> Expo content obviosely skewed towards net items...alot more education
> vendors than I've seen in the past.  Decent quality goodies...not alot but
> not alot of schlock stuff either...
>
> Opening session on Monday was OK...not earth shaking.  Jarosh promising to
> start marketing the 400 as a better server system than NT....yeah, I'll
> believe that when I see it....  I expect we'll see some sparks in the
> shortened soundoff this pm...I've got a couple ready and not sure what Al
> has up his sleeve right now... Jarosh also started raving about his
> business partners....Uh, he'll get a earfull on that this pm at
> soundoff...IBM just needs to start policing them as we're seeing hardware
> sales not happening due to shitty software coming out of some unpoliced
> BP's...fortunately, they're in the minority (also checkout
> www.wash-midrange.org newletter archive for State of the Midrange, Aug
> '99)
>
> Nora's back on the Board, Charlie's elected and if anyone knows anything
> about the 3rd BOD'er, I'ld like a pvt email cuz I haven't a clue about
> her...and can't find anyone that does have a clue....
>
> But all in all, off to a more subdued but busy start....lots of net
> stuff...as usual they would sched JAVA classes in small rooms that
> naturally blowout...
>
> Pentasafe's new password product is v.thought provoking...look for a
> article on it soon in my Spotlight column...  Dec Data has a interesting
> inet connectivity in a box that I found of interest....and there's a group
> that claims to have a utility that can undelete records, files, members...
> Uh, look for a Spotlight on that one also....
>
> Speaking of thought provoking, was anyone at Howl at the Moon Saturday
> evening :) :)
>
> Some doinks have already stolen both of my coffee mugs at the LUG table
> that I was using for collecting business cards...if that's you I hope you
> choke and spill boiling hot coffee on your shorts!
>
> No cybercafe....bummer....the laptops that are setup don't have the
> terminal configs for Telnet set right, but the PC supporters think that's
> the way it's supposed to be...sorry guys, passwords aren't supposed to
> echo on the screen...
>
> Anyway, I've just chugged down my Schlotzky's and now it's back to
> sessions...
>
> Don in DC....relocated to Dick's Last Resort in San Antonio for Common...
>
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