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  • I've been working on OSCON, sorting out rooms and tracks and trying to drum up proposals. We're on a really tight time budget once the proposals come in, so if you're thinking about submitting something then you should do it sooner rather than later.


    If the first proposals in get more consideration than later ones, could you please say this in the goddamn CFP! If you just give a deadline, you imply that you won't actually select anything before that deadline has passed. To then go ahead and start assig
    • That's not what I said. We'll have two days to put together the program. This means that if you're late, you're fucked. So don't be late. Don't put it off to the last minute, get your shit together and do it now.

      Take that Prozac, man.

      --Nat

      • by autarch (914) on 2003.01.26 2:06 (#16389) Homepage Journal
        Oh, I see. I always assumed that it was obvious that if you were late, you were fucked. That's why it's called a deadline, right?

        Prozac? That's for depressed people. Not my problem. And I'm too old for Ritalin. I'm not sure what drug I need. Chocolate, probably.
        • I always assumed it was obvious that if you were late, you were fucked.

          You appear to be in the 1% of people living in the real world. Every year we get a ton of last-minute "hey! I missed the deadline but can you take my proposal anyway?" messages. Normally I say "okay", because it takes us a while to get up to speed on selections. But this year there's no such slack.

          --Nat

          • Wow, someone accusing me of living in the real world! Scary.

            You might want to recant that statement ;)