RE: [houston-php] Problem with group meeting attendance

From: Todd
Sent on: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 9:27 PM
Gary put it well:  "It's hard to be to committed with so many cancellations. Are we meeting 75% of the time? "  This is why I stopped attending.  I used to look forward to the meetings... but with so much unpredictability and so very little "unoccupied time" in the schedule... well, I just stopped "bothering."  I disagree with the criticism of "the meetings used to have a broader appeal... and now focus in on what is hot."  I like the "new & shinny."  Technology keeps moving.  "New & shinny keeps us sharp and exposed to different ways of approaching problems."  Alas, again, it's the "spottiness" that I can't stomach.  I {hate}++ the early time... but I can "deal" with it once per month... usually.  However, again, it requires a bit of maneuvering to set-that-up... and then often for naught.

Admittedly, I have RSVP'd and then been unable to attend (mostly because it's hard to get out the office so early).  I was unaware that this caused logistical issues and offer my apology to both Joao and the group.

- Todd

BTW:  I still like PHP.  It's my favorite.  However, I've been writing a LOT of Python, lately.  It has its merits (e.g., being stupendously faster than PHP) and its detractors.  The lack of braces -- although VERY "WRONG" at first -- is actually NICE!  Who knew?  If you use RedHat/Fedora-centric distros, the availability of Python during the installer environment is quite nice.  I digress -- just another geek toy.

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