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Date:      Tue, 1 Aug 2006 23:53:55 +0100
From:      "aaa comms" <>
To:        "'Paul Robinson'" <>, "'Julian H. Stacey'" <>
Cc:        'freebsd users' <>,
Subject:   RE: Manchester BSD UG - Tonight!
Message-ID:  <000001c6b5bd$61e064a0$0201a8c0@compaq>
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Does Anyone in the south Fancy meeting up ? I personally live near Brentwood
and can easily make it to London ..

Any takers ?

Regards Richard

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Paul Robinson
Sent: 01 August 2006 18:04
To: Julian H. Stacey
Cc: Ingrid Kast Fuller; freebsd users;
Subject: Re: Manchester BSD UG - Tonight!

On 1 Aug 2006, at 17:07, Julian H. Stacey wrote:

> Most technology clubs in Munich get a much higher turn out when
> there's a tech talk/ presentation associated, & not just the normal
> monthly drinking.

We've been going in Manchester now for a few years. We[*]  
specifically decided it would be:

a) Informal
b) No presentations
c) Not strictly about BSD

It's quite laid back, and turnout really depends on how busy we are.  
We have had 8-9 people in the past, but the core tends to be about 4  
of us who regularly turn up.

At some point we might get our act together and do something more  
formal, but who wants to sit in front of PowerPoint one evening when  
you've been working all day? Having a casual chat with like-minded  
people just seems to be more attractive.

[*] - I bullied Sam Smith into making it this way to be fair. I think  
he was open to something different to the LUG meets, but I thought it  
would be better if we went for something that felt more like a 2600  
meet without the criminal element. :-)

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