[vcf-midatlantic] How was TCF2016 besides the booth?

Herb Johnson hjohnson at retrotechnology.info
Wed Mar 23 12:29:23 EDT 2016

VAXman writes to my post:

> Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic writes:
>>I went to a number of talks; quality varied. Mostly speakers overran
>>their hour, they outta work on their presentations. Talks varied from
>>lock-picking to solar-panel technology.
> 'outta work'?

1) I write 400 words, you comment on the choice of one?

preposition: outta; preposition: outa

     an informal contraction of “out of,” used in representing 
colloquial speech.
     "we'd better get outta here"
- courtesy of Google Translate

My error, my intention was a contraction of "ought to", as in "oughta". 
It's a (regional) homophone. I ignored the spell-checker to be colloquial.

2) My post is time-stamped Mar 22 17:10 CET (I don't know why the list 
chooses Central time and not Eastern time). Your reply after was 
time-stamped Mar 22 16:15. Looks like someone's computer clock was not 
set forward (not sure whose).

3) These are examples of posts that ignore the content of a thread and 
go off on tangents that are silly or are non-informative about core 
topics, or lead to harsh exchanges. Or, responses to posts so brief they 
are ambiguous and generate excessive dithering about their meaning or value.

4) "Don't bite my finger, look where I'm pointing", one of my favorites; 
from Warren McCulloch.

5) (ignore, no response)

Readers: vote for your favorite response. VAXman: what fits your 
expected response?

;) Herb

Herbert R. Johnson,  New Jersey USA
http://www.retrotechnology.com OR .net

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