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[Computerbank] crossing or crosspollinating 225bank (or Comp225q?)

Hi all,

For a bit, please excuse some crossposting to both the 225q and
Computerbank lists -- just while we get the bonding between the two

Those outside Melbourne can follow along on the 225q list and/or its
website  http://225q.shallow.net/ which has a chat feature and could
develop a Virtual 225 if there is enough interest and participants. It is
thus not exclusively an inner Melbourne thing -- physically yes, but
there's so much more that is possible..

One of the current crossovers is joint interest in and commitment to Linux
but to get the best out of the interconnection and likely synergies we need
some more from each list posting onto the *other* list, whichever they come
from originally.

To kick things off, here are six suggestions which will need only
individual decisions by 225ers but for Computerbankers some of these and
later ones you raise will need to be 'officially' decided: 

1. A joint party held @ 225 ... soon.  (seeing 1.1.02 now seems a bit too
2. An exchange of website links. (with attached appreciative comments?)
3. Proactive bleeding together of members between the lists.
4. Adoption of 225 by VIC Computerbankers as being their party and
relaxation place.
5. A vigorous exchange of expertise.
6. Banners inside each building promoting the link to the other group.

If you were able to unthread Sam's recent reposting of a discussion we'd
been having, the idea is to have Computerbank (MELB) interacting and
intertwining with 225q (aka. Sam's Hideaway) in Queensberry St, Carlton.
Melway 2B D 10 (Cnr Lansdowne Pl.) Drop in anytime. 

Under "[Computerbank] Re: [NOT REALLY 225q] Re: graphics for 225q" Sam
reposted what he, Bruce and Allan had been discussing privately (no
worries!) [edited here]:

> [Bruce] ... is signwriting really your thing? I'm one
> for people only doing what they love doing in a combined effort, fun
> involvement, like 225. Doesn't come naturally or it's a chore? Forget it.
> No other way it'll work. Gotta involve just love (of all sorts) and play of
> all sorts, in the mind of the one concerned in whatever. You guys get my
> drift........?
> One thing with the needed signwriting and banners ... I'm talking
> tradesmanlike (professional, if you like) ... but with the
> quirkiness/alternative/different/new 225 spirit/feel to it. Translation: a
> signwriter who has done it for a living working with one or two who have
> the 225 feel. Just the right combo.. > Bruce 
> >> [Earlier: Bruce:]
> >> But, on another but related graphics matter, who knows a signwriter?
> >> The sign in the window is not big enough to be read by the passing
> >> traffic and we need a sign inside Computerbank reminding them about us
> >> ... and a sign inside 225 reminding visitors here about Computerbank
> >> at 92 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne.
> >
> >[Sam] Allan did the sign for 225q (well, just added a "q" and border). I
> >think Allan is still looking for work - how do you feel about going
> >professional, Allan?  :)
> >> For those who don't know, eight of our computers came from Computerbank
> >> Australia Inc. http://www.computerbank.org.au/ and Grant Diffey its
> >> President has been helping Sam. They know each other through LUV and
> >> Computerbank is a Linux mob, refurbishing donated computers to give to
> >> disadvantaged people. We're simpaticos.
> >[Sam] Yes, perhaps we should develop a "cross link" relationship on our
> >websites?  That would benefit 225q more than Computerbank at the moment!
> >At one point I decided not to acknowledge the source of each donation on
> >the wiki, but perhaps we didn't thank computer bank for this generous
> >gift.  Thanks again, CB!
> >> [Bruce] Actually, there's going to be a combined Computerbank/225 party 
> >> early in the new year. Ask Sam.
[But Sam said:]
> >Ask Bruce!  It was YOUR idea, Bruce!  (it was also Bruce's idea to leave
> >the place open all the time, thank-you Bruce you are full of good ideas!)
> >I am hoping this place will become one big continuous party after a
> >while - but sure it would be fun to have a new years party some time
> >early Jan.  Any suggestions when?  Let's get everyone to dress up as a
> >piece of outdated computer hardware!  Ar maybe not.  We might have
> >people trying to log into each other by mistake.
> >Does Computerbank have space to host such a party?  I'd like to have it
> >here - or perhaps we could have a migrating party, visit both places!
> >Grant, what do you think?

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