[Balug-admin] DRAFT ANNOUNCEMENT: BALUG 2006-03-21: Tom Limoncelli, Google: Time Management for System Administrators (and everyone else too)

Larry Platzek larryp@inow.com
Tue Feb 28 08:25:28 PST 2006

Looks good to me and the folllow up reminder is good plan.

On Tue, 28 Feb 2006, Michael Paoli wrote:

> Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 08:07:41 -0800
> From: Michael Paoli <Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu>
> To: balug-admin@lists.balug.org
> Subject: [Balug-admin] DRAFT ANNOUNCEMENT: BALUG 2006-03-21: Tom Limoncelli,
>     Google: Time Management for System Administrators (and everyone else too)
> Anyway, this is what I've drafted for the "announce" list ... anything
> else we should add?  I'm thinking of sending this one out quite soon
> (like today or tomorrow) ... we could additionally send out a "reminder"
> announcement approximatey 7 to 5 days before the meeting itself.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> For our March 21, 2006 BALUG meeting, we have as guest presenter
> Tom Limoncelli, of Google, on:
> Time Management for System Administrators (and everyone else too)
> Whether you use Perl, Python or Ruby, whether you use Windows, Linux
> or Unix, all system administrators have a problem with time management.
> Users interrupt you constantly with requests, your managers want you
> to get long-term projects done but flood you with requests for quick-
> fixed, and the machines you manage just never behave, causing
> problems at the most inopportune moments.
> Tom will discuss techniques he has developed over the last 15 years
> for dealing with these things --- all of which (and more) can be found
> in his new book from O'Reilly, "Time Management for System Administrators".
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0596007833/tomontime-20
> (The book was the #1 computer book on Amazon on Feb 10, 2006)
> Tom Limoncelli has over 15 years of system administration experience
> and has been teaching workshops on Time Management at conferences since
> 2003. Tom has worked for both large and small organizations, including
> Bell Labs and AT&T. He speaks at conferences around the world. His
> previous book, The Practice of System and Network Administration, is
> considered a standard reference in system administration. He now works
> at the Google NYC office.  His web site is www.EverythingSysadmin.com
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Meeting time, location, etc. (also on the BALUG web site):
> 2006-03-21 7:00 P.M. PST
> $11.00 fee for dinner
> Four Seas Restaurant
> 731 Grant Ave., 3rd Floor Banquet Facility: "The China Room"*
> San Francisco, CA 94108-2113
> Feel free to join us as early as 6:30 P.M. at the bar for social chat,
> etc. before the main meeting.
> *Sometimes we eat and/or meet in the main dining facilities on the 2nd
> floor, just ask where the BALUG meeting is when you arrive and you'll be
> pointed to the appropriate place.
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Larry Platzek  larryp@inow.com

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