[theforum] Can't get on steering, finance or sysadmin

William Anderson neuro at well.com
Fri May 21 08:57:28 CDT 2004

paul at rixort.com wrote:
>>Which we can't do yet, so hardly a rejection!
> Well if/when I get a better server that doesn't stifle me to death at
> night from the heat it produces, I will have no objections to sticking a
> beo mirror on my ADSL line for people with 56k modems to use (not much
> point in any higher connections, because my upload will be less than their
> download).

... but we don't recommend hanging full beo mirrors off residential-class 
connections, as how can we distinguish who gets to see your mirror link?  We 
certainly can't tell modem users from broadband (or higher speed) users ...

> [snip]
> I've no objections to helping out, but there doesn't seem to be a great
> deal for me to do. I'm hardly likely to get involved in moving stuff from
> one server to another (apart from being thousands of miles away from the
> damn things, I doubt I'd be part of the sysadmin anyway) and I'm not the
> world's greatest designer.

I would suggest such a scenario should compel you to sit tight, wait and see 
what opportunities pop up that match your skill set (or even try and 
generate opportunities that you can meet for the community), and most 
definitely not bite the workers of the community you wish to join! :)

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