[lug] BLUG Meeting Announcement 2008-08-14

Neal McBurnett neal at bcn.boulder.co.us
Thu Aug 14 11:37:15 MDT 2008

Many Bell Labs fans were happy, and I was proud, back in the late 1990's
when Lucent started basing its PBXs on Linux.  But the new pointy-haired
bosses-of-bosses in IT decided to embrace the anti-standards of our
competitor Microsoft and break many internal web sites so workers
couldn't even use Mozilla, making it harder to even internally use the
free software that our researchers had inspired with the original Unix
operating system decades before.

This sums up my response to the new IT management  - thanks to martin
kester for the description and image....

> Those of you that worked in the Lisle / Naperville Lucent locations
> will get a kick out of this.  The entrance to IH Main on Warrenville
> Rd (just West of Naperville Rd.) was modified to connect with a new
> road that leads to a new entrance to I-88 (East West tollway).  The
> new road that connects to the tollway is called 'Freedom'.  The
> entrance road to IH main is called 'Lucent Lane'.  The picture is an
> unretouched photo of the sign that was put up at that intersection &
> can be seen when traveling Westbound on Warrenville Rd. 

Neal McBurnett                 http://mcburnett.org/neal/

On Wed, 2008-08-13 at 09:19 -0600, Jeffrey Haemer wrote:
> There's a city street sign, on Baseline, marking the intersection with
> "Inca Pwky."  I think that's pronounced "Inca Pookie."
> I have also seen a hand-lettered street sign, at the jog of
> Cherryvale, during a bout of street construction, pointing the way to
> "Vaseline Rd."  If you know about 'b'/'v' mix-ups in Spanish (both are
> bilabial affricatives), this turns more understandable, but still
> brings a smile.

> On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 8:47 AM, George Sexton
> <gsexton at mhsoftware.com> wrote:
>         Boulder Linux wrote:
>                          Aztek Networks is on 55th between Arapahoe
>                 and Perl, just
>         What a geeky town.

> Mailing List: http://lists.lug.boulder.co.us/mailman/listinfo/lug

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