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Old 12-15-2004, 07:57 AM   #1
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Possible good news about Patrick V.


I put this in the news sticky above, but I thought some interested people might miss it.

In an item posted today, Jim at www.linuxpackages.net includes a bit of encouraging news about Patrick's health:

http://www.linuxpackages.net/more-news.php?newsid=140

He doesn't cite the source, but it's the best news I've heard in a while.
 
Old 12-15-2004, 08:02 AM   #2
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cool - that's good news. I am stickying this so it won't get lost.
 
Old 12-15-2004, 10:12 AM   #3
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Wish we knew what the basis of this was. But Pat made it clear not to be posting his emails on public forums.
 
Old 12-15-2004, 12:28 PM   #4
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good news !
nice, also to have a new thread about Pat .
i think the other thread can be moved to the " Linux medical " forum

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Old 12-15-2004, 01:10 PM   #5
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Very Good News!!!!

I just hope that he takes a few days to rest when he gets home before diving back into the deap end.

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Old 12-15-2004, 03:25 PM   #6
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Well, I just hope that this piece of news is true...
 
Old 12-15-2004, 04:09 PM   #7
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As do I... but it probly is... soo Pat take your time healing
 
Old 12-15-2004, 11:40 PM   #8
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This is definatly good news...

For Patrick and for me as well, I was seriously considering going back to windows if development on slackware died.
 
Old 12-16-2004, 06:34 AM   #9
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This is very good news . As to switching back to windows, that would have been a bit too dramatic, I think if Patrick wasn't on the helm, Slackware development would have continued but probably in a different manner.
 
Old 12-16-2004, 07:05 AM   #10
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Yes, it is very good news. I just wish we could get independent confirmation of it, though. Can somebody phone his mother or something? Or maybe Jim of linuxpackage.net could verify the info for us.

Sometimes low-life journalists (of whom I know a few) manage to lure public figures out of hiding by intentionally floating a rumor. The idea is that the public figure or his publicist will feel compelled to respond to set the record straight.

Examples:

(1) Volkerding abducted by ____ (fill in the blank: space aliens, Al Qaida, Symbionese Liberation Army, suspected Microsoft terror squad, etc.)

(2) Volkerding to replace Dave Letterman

(3) Volkerding to head Homeland Security, suggests banning Windows, adopting Linux

(4) Volkerding hired by Microsoft, shuns Linux community; salary said to be 9 figures

(5) Volkerding in scuffle with NBA stars

(6) "Computers are tool of Satan," declares Volkerding, moves to Alaskan wilderness

Pardon the attempt at comic relief; I guess this isn't really very funny. Patrick, just take care of yourself, finish healing, and re-emerge whenever you feel like it. My Slack system is still working just fine, and I'm not in the least tempted to jump back through the Window.
 
Old 12-16-2004, 07:39 AM   #11
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Actually since he is getting better, some of your humour is quite funny
 
Old 12-16-2004, 08:53 AM   #12
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I'm glad Pat is going to be a-okay. Certainly I value Slack, but his life is much more important.

And yeah; clawhead's post is quite hilarious!
 
Old 12-16-2004, 01:45 PM   #13
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Finally, some good news.

Anyway liked #3 the most:
(3) Volkerding to head Homeland Security, suggests banning Windows, adopting Linux
 
Old 12-16-2004, 03:25 PM   #14
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Well... since I am a new convert to Slack 10, I definitely want Pat to get well and come back soon... I really really love Slack and by extension have a great deal of respect to a man who has made this possible. So, cheers Pat.
 
Old 12-16-2004, 09:04 PM   #15
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The little news item doesn't give any details at all. I wouldn't believe it until Pat himself puts up a little note somewhere. He gave us details on his condition, he'll certainly give us an update if he's truly on the mend.

I'm not trying to be negative, just saying not to count your chickens before they hatch.
 
  


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