[vcf-midatlantic] Snipe-It

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Nov 29 15:45:17 EST 2018

On 11/29/18 3:27 PM, Evan Koblentz wrote:
>>> Certainly it's your call for the makerspace; as for VCF we still
>>> aren't 100% decided about using that product. Eric noted that it
>>> would take a bunch of customizing to meet our needs. Also for any
>>> organization, especially a growing one like VCF, it would be poor
>>> business practice to put our data on any individual's server or any
>>> account at all that is not fully under our control.
>> Like a "cloud" server, for example.
> I know it's your favorite pasttime to make fun of that idea,

  Yes, because it's stupid.  (sorry, no offense intended!)

> but -- yes.
> By "control" I don't mean security. I meant we would want a business
> account with accessible support staff, receipts for all expenses, and so
> on. Clearly you, Martin, and any number of VCF members have the *
> capability * to run a pro-grade server; I'm just saying it is poor form
> to rely on individuals who have their own priorities vs. companies that
> are paid to perform a given service. This is not an attack on anyone's
> ability, experience, skills, or tech.

  Hey, I DID NOT OFFER to host this stuff!  I offered to donate server
hardware to VCF for YOU to do it in-house...where it belongs.  But,
since you mentioned it...

  In my case, my company is a registered, tax-collecting, tax-paying
corporation, it runs professional hardware in a commercial building with
redundant systems and a support staff, and it is paid to provide these

  But I am the owner of this company, and you know me personally, so
some random hosting/VPS company that's owned by strangers of
heaven-only-knows-what expertise and motivations would obviously be
preferable!  Of course, I see the logic now.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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