Somewhere it stopped being fun

Y’know, I took the job of TriLUG chair, because I could help out, help other have fun, and because, well it’s fun to do this.

Somewhere in the last week or three, it stopped being fun. And in the last hour or so, I’ve just about quit, because I just can’t take the constant disagreements and bickering. I mean, I want to do something good here, right? I want to set things up so that EVERYONE can get something out of it.

But maybe I’m overly cautious. Maybe I’m just enough of a control freak that if I can’t do it my way, or at least find a happy compromise, I don’t want to do it. Maybe I’m too paranoid.

But fuck it, I give up. I’m probably going to open access to everyone who wants an account on the TriLUG server in a matter of days, not because I want to do it that fast, but because I’m caving, and everyone seems to think it’s worth doing now, right or wrong.

Who cares if it’s insecure! Who cares if we’ll probably be owned by some script kiddie in Kazakstan in a few weeks. As long as they get their damn shell accounts, it’s worth the risk!

I almost quit. Almost. but then I have to ask who would get the job, and I don’t.


About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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2 Responses to Somewhere it stopped being fun

  1. pam says:

    *hugs* sometimes I know how you feel…. at least about how it is to herd cats…. and how frustrating people who argue a lot can be…

  2. alchemist says:

    Well, sicne the ISDN line was down this AM, I called my No 2 and made it his problem. And I suppose I can use *THAT* as an excuse for a mini-TriLIUG vacation. At least until Monday…

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