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David A. Goldfarb
11-09-2007, 03:45 PM

I think that was the tentative list. The current list is--


so we've got--

David Vickery
Jim Chinn
Alex Hawley
Joe Lipka
JD Callow

That would make Alex Hawley next, and I'm fairly confident that he'll be in, since he's active on APUG.

Alex Hawley
11-09-2007, 03:48 PM
Yep, I'm in.

David A. Goldfarb
11-09-2007, 03:49 PM
Excellent! I've just sent you a PM.

Mick Fagan
11-09-2007, 08:34 PM
I think with the remaining participants in this round still to go, the portfolio is going to be closer to 1 1/2 years, or even longer.

Nothing wrong with that, just an observation. I'll start thinking, and maybe shooting, what I'll put in for the next round, during our Christmas summer holiday.


David A. Goldfarb
11-09-2007, 09:30 PM
Yeah, I'm not sure how to make it go faster, with the whole shipping process.

This time around, I'm taking a more active role confirming addresses and participation with each shipment, so at least it doesn't disappear for months at a time, as it used to when we just posted an address list and let everyone handle it on their own. I'm amazed that we haven't lost it completely.

11-09-2007, 10:03 PM
David G.

I'm sure I'm one of many that appreciates the hands-on involvement and management of the Member Organized Function process managers. Democracy's for the birds. I'll take a benign dictatorship, at least where
apug projects are concerned.


I'll commit to shipping you the portfolio this weekend. Unless something crazy happens, I'll post a link to the thread to track it on its happy path.

John and Matt,

Sorry about my cluelessness. I couldn't find a clue with both hands if it was clue rutting season and I was smeared with clue musk. Someone should hit me with a clue-by-four.



Alex Hawley
11-09-2007, 10:27 PM

I'll commit to shipping you the portfolio this weekend. Unless something crazy happens, I'll post a link to the thread to track it on its happy path.

Sounds good to me but no need to rush anything on my account.

David A. Goldfarb
11-20-2007, 11:02 AM
Alex and Joe Lipka have checked in, and Joe will be sitting out after he gets the portfolio this round, so chuckp and jd callow are up after Joe.

11-21-2007, 01:38 PM
I'm still in. Not sure how long it will take to get through Alex and Joe but I'll be out of town around Christmas. So if it comes that soon I'll need to delay shipping until after the holidays.

David A. Goldfarb
11-21-2007, 02:10 PM
Thanks, Chuck. When Joe is ready to ship, he should let me know, and I'll PM you be sure you'll be there to receive it.

Markus Albertz
12-05-2007, 06:38 PM
Good day,

Is there room for additional participants? What would I need to do in order to join the crowd?


Markus Albertz

David A. Goldfarb
12-05-2007, 07:29 PM
Just send me a PM with your name, mailing address, e-mail address and phone number, and I'll add you to the list. Depending on where the portfolios are currently, you may not see it for several months. It generally takes a year or so for each portfolio to make a complete round.

Bruce Osgood
12-05-2007, 08:15 PM
I checked the list you refer to and find I'm in the first poosition for portfolio #2. I haven't seen a portfolio in over 2 years.

Am I waiting for portfolio 2 or has it passed me by? Or was that portfolio 2 I saw at your place?

David A. Goldfarb
12-05-2007, 08:29 PM
Bruce, I think that's the one you saw at my place. You brought your print to put in. At the time, actually, there was just one portfolio, but after the last round, I split it into two and added everyone on the waiting list, so that both portfolios would have something there for the people at the top of the list and to keep the mailing order reasonable.

Was the last gathering at my place Feb. 2006? Boy, it has been a while. Then there were a few months while we were sorting out the next round for the split, so it got moving in July 2006.

Maybe it's taking a year and a half, even with tighter management of the list than we used to do. There are around 15-20 participants per portfolio, figure each has it for two weeks (some take more than a month, though, and a few can move it along in a week), and a week for mailing (a little less within a single country, but more for the transoceanic hops). I don't suspect another split on the next round, and we've managed to avoid building up a waiting list just by adding new participants to the existing lists, so the turnaround on the next round should be seamless.

Bruce Osgood
12-05-2007, 09:18 PM
I think that's it. In Feb 2006 I brought a pint to add to your place.

So I've seen it..... I'm not waiting to see a portfolio....?

I need to wait to see a portfolio, will you add me to the list? Would that then be Portfolio 3?

David A. Goldfarb
12-05-2007, 09:33 PM
You're at the top of the list, so it comes back to you on round 4 (we may just give up on "round" numbers, since the two portfolios will probably move at different rates).

Here's the list--


I think JohnZ has it, and then it's off to New Zealand and maybe Israel if I'm not mistaken, and then you're up, so just three people, but a couple of long trips in there.

It occurs to me that what we can do, if Porfolio I is running faster than II is move gbenaim from II to I, since this is his first round, and he doesn't already have a print in either portfolio. When I gets to JD Callow, we'll see where II is and maybe make the shift then.

David A. Goldfarb
12-14-2007, 09:54 AM
Okay, JohnZ and ChuckP have confirmed receipt of the portfolios, so we're moving right along.

Of all the Texans participating, who is in Houston or close to Houston, so I can figure out where to put another participant in the order for the next round? Feel free to PM if you would rather keep your location private.

David A. Goldfarb
01-09-2008, 09:05 PM
Things are moving right along. ChuckP is ready to ship to JD Callow. JohnZ is shipping to John McCallum. JohnZ should also be acknowledged for purchasing a new case for Portfolio II after accidentally damaging the old one (no harm done to the prints). Thanks JohnZ!

I've moved gbenaim from Portfolio II to Portfolio I, so they'll finish at about the same time, and I've added Markus Albertz to the list for the next round in Portfolio II.

You can find the updated shipping order at--


David A. Goldfarb
01-10-2008, 02:29 PM
Update: JD Callow is sitting out this round, so gbenaim is up for Portfolio I.

David A. Goldfarb
01-12-2008, 12:31 PM
Okay, a lot of people traveling this time of year. gbenaim isn't available to receive the portfolio at the moment, so I've moved Markus Albertz to Portfolio I, if he's ready, and then it can go to gbenaim, or if he's not back yet, it can go back to me, and I'll move gbenaim up in the list for the next round.