Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 46160
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2018/10/19 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2007/3/30-4/3 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA] UID:46160 Activity:kinda low
3/30    I've been in CSUA for roughly 14 years, and during most of that
        time (13 yrs) it has been a stable environment.  It's only been the
        past year or so where it's been having a bunch of issues.  Is there any
        reason why now?  Did CSUA lose funding?  Admin Support?  Or something
        that drove it into the unstable environment it is today?  I know it's
        been a quasi-volunteer effort, so I appreciate the attention it has
        been given, but did the volunteerism just fall-off the past year?  Not
        trolling, seriously wondering.
        \_ soda moved to a linux box
           \_ That's a symptom, not a cause.
        \_ too many new hot cs girls? no time to be a geek
           \_ too many mmorpgs, no time to be a unix geek. Seriously, in
              recent years I've noticed that fresh grads are far less
              interested/knowledgeable about unix than in the late 90s
              and early 2000s. Even the ones who run Linux are way to
              dependent on guis and point and click. I think that the
              world has moved on and we crusty old geezers have been
              left behind.
              \_ Great, this week I've been called a "crusty old geezer" and
                 bought a walkman I used at Cal that is titled "vintage" on
                 bought a walkman I used at Cal now labeled "vintage" on eBay.
                 \_ On my 31st birthday I was asked how it felt to be
                    a member of the AARP by an undergrad. It was ment
                    as a joke, but still being around kids who were
                    barely alive when 4.4BSD was released makes one
                    feel OLD. I wonder what it will feel like when
                    they start playing U2 on the "oldies" stations.
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