The Skinny on The Linux Show!!
Oct 03, 2000, 22:26 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Gerhardt)
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[ Thanks to Jeff
Gerhardt for this announcement: ]
Attn: Listeners of The Linux Show
For those of you who have been coming by the site looking for
the show, we thought that we would post this little bit of
information to let you all know what has happened to our show. Back
in the middle of August we made an announcement that we would be
off the air for two to three weeks, because we were going to move
Well, as they say about the best laid plans of mice and
What was supposed to take 2 or 3 weeks turned into a nightmare
for all of us at TLS. However, it now appears that we are in the
process of coming out of the nightmare.
It is a very long, ugly and complicated story, but here is the
The first major problem was with facilities. We began the
process of moving into a new facility in late August. As I said
before, we anticipated being down a few (2-3) weeks. When we
started to actually set up in the new location, all kinds of
problems started to happen. The power sucked. The network was
non-existent. Everything we were promised never materialized. After
4 weeks we gave up and started looking for a new location. The
bright side was that it was easy to get out of the lease.
Finding a new location took another 2 weeks. We signed a lease
and have been under construction since. We should be able to move
in within the next 7 days (we hope) or so. I am hoping that we will
be on the air by the second week of October.
The next major problem was LEGAL (man I hate lawyers). For those
of you who did not know, Kevin and I have been partners in a couple
of Internet businesses over the years. A few of those have made an
international splash, a few did not work out. One of the ventures
we have been involved with lately, unfortunately falls into the
So, concurrent to all this BS happening with the move, we have
been in the process of ending/breaking apart/shutting down one of
those business ventures. To make my lawyer happy, I will just say
that Kevin and I were "less than pleased" with the business
situation we were in, and it had to end. That process turned into a
legal nightmare, and was way to ugly to go into here. As with all
legal BS, this process has sucked.
But we are coming out of this with a pretty nice NEW facility,
and a NEW ISP/Consultancy business that is a much stronger company
than the previous situation. Most of all, we trust and LIKE our
partners. Because of the fact that it turned so ugly, my lawyer
suggested that Kevin and I "lay low," and stay off the air. You
see, Kevin and I have a tendency to speak our mind on the show, and
it is oft times close to getting us in trouble.
OK, so when are we going back on the
Our hope is to be back on the air next week (the second week of
October). We will be having our 3rd annual Halloween Scavenger Hunt
in just a few weeks.
A lot of people have been real helpful during the last several
weeks. In particular I would like to thank Chris DiBona of VA Linux
(Larry too). VA is going to be a major sponsor of TLS, with details
on that coming in the near future.
Speaking of "sponsors," everyone could be a help to us there. It
has been a real nice two year run, but even NPR gets people to
contribute SOME money. We are looking for a several vendors or
groups to sponsor parts of our infrastructure, or be cash sponsors.
We have a tentative agreement with LinuxMall to act as our Sales
Department, and put together some packages that include stuff on
the air along with stuff at the mall. That should be very
interesting to see all the bugs worked out of that. Well anyway,
please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org about
getting ads on our show.
Well, that is enough for now. I hope to be talking to you all
LIVE next Tuesday(one week from today).....