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    • New note by bobjonkman 23 October 2018
      If you get the chance, come to #Kitchener to hear Sailesh Rao, one of the original proponents of #ClimateVegan speak: http://kwpeace.ca/event/faith-and-climate-transformation-a-presentation-with-dr-sailesh-rao/?instance_id=6408 /cc @me @avolkov
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      I have no idea what I'm looking at or listening to. #LudditesAreWe
    • bobjonkman repeated a notice by bobjonkmangreen 15 October 2018
      RT @bobjonkmangreen I'm going out to our MPP's office this afternoon to protest the cut of the $15/hr legislation, and all the other rollbacks such as paid sick days, equal pay rules and laws to make it easier to join a union. https://bobjonkman.ca/event/waterloo-action-to-defend-15-min-wage-decent-work-laws/?instance_id=402 #ONpoli #Ontario
    • New note by bobjonkman 15 October 2018
      That's pretty much what's happening in #Ontario right now... #ONpoli
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      RT @inkslinger The UCP is just blatantly admitting they don't care about public opinion and that they'll deliberately try to move legislation at a pace that's too quick for people to organize and oppose. Disgusting.https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/quick-laws-and-freezing-wages-jason-kenney-outlines-plans-for-power#alberta #canada #politics #cdnpoli
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      bobjonkman favorited something by modernindustrial: @ink_slinger I'm not sure liberalism has necessarily failed, but our governmental structures have.Proportional representation would go a long way to fixing it, but I still haven't figured out how to stop the corrosive effects of concentrated capital over long timespans.
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      bobjonkman favorited something by modernindustrial: @ink_slinger I lean toward basic income, high marginal tax rates on large incomes, and strict white collar crime enforcement. Capitalism is really good at finding clever ways to do things in ways central planning isnt - the question for me is how to maintain sufficient containment so that the power […]
    • bobjonkman repeated a notice by gwmngilfen 13 October 2018
      RT @gwmngilfen OK, I can kinda put a bit of weight on it now. Probably will be fine by morning...While I was sitting around with little yo do, I decided to make a small thing. Definitely not rigorous, but maybe interesting? You tell me :)https://gwmngilfen.shinyapps.io/ScotlandClimate/#rstats #climate #weather #shiny
    • Favorite 13 October 2018
      bobjonkman favorited something by gwmngilfen: OK, I can kinda put a bit of weight on it now. Probably will be fine by morning...While I was sitting around with little yo do, I decided to make a small thing. Definitely not rigorous, but maybe interesting? You tell me :)https://gwmngilfen.shinyapps.io/ScotlandClimate/#rstats #climate #weather #shiny
    • New note by bobjonkman 13 October 2018
      And, of course, you'll need @pixley's explanation of how it all works: https://knzk.me/users/Pixley/statuses/100883510935121910

System Administrator Appreciation Day Dinner, 31 July 2015

Posted by Bob Jonkman on July 14th, 2015

Oh look! Pictures!
Oh look! More pictures in the gallery!

And the winner is: Chen’s Buffet! Reservations have been made; see you there on Friday, 31 July 2015 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Chen’s Buffet Map
50 Weber Street North,
Waterloo, Ontario

+1-519-208-5688

System Administrator Appreciation DaySysAdmin logo falls on the last Friday of July every year, and is allegedly celebrated by users gifting their SysAdmins chocolate cake and ice cream. Hands up, those of you who have actually experienced that? Hmmm? I thought so…

Nobody appreciates System Administrators more than other System Administrators, so for the last few years I’ve hosted a Systems Administrator Appreciation Day Dinner in Kitchener-Waterloo. Last year we went to LaiLai’s, and previously we’ve gone to Egg Roll King.

SysAdminDay is on Friday, 31 July 2015, just over two weeks away. Where would you like to go this year? Potential venues must offer vegetarian fare, and be physically accessible. Leave suggestions in the comments or send me e-mail, then next week we can vote. If there’s more than one candidate on the list we’ll rank choices from 3 points (most favoured) to 1 point (least favoured), and I’ll add them up, post the results here, and we’ll all meet for dinner.

SysAdminDay Dinner is open to everyone, whether you’re a System Administrator, a SysAdmin Student, or a former SysAdmin who’s been lured to the dark side. And also their friends, family, and end-users. OK, maybe not the end-users. Unless they’re friends or family.

See you on 31 July!
–Bob.

Proposed Venues

Venue Votes
Star Wok 1.5
Lancaster Smokehouse 1
Chen’s Buffet (Bridgeport Plaza, Weber & Bridgeport) 5.5
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