As you may have noticed if you follow the TriState LUG Twitter feed (and you should!), there is a fantastic TriState LUG meeting coming up next Tuesday, July 21 in Newark, NJ, with great sessions by Akiba Saeedi about Sametime 8.5 and Declan Sciolla-Lynch about XPages. As you may also have noticed via recent blog posts by Jim and Mitch, an attendance challenge was issued. Somehow I got roped into baking cookies if 25 attendees registered, while Mitch merely has to don a tie if 50 attendees registered. I know how much you guys complain about ties, but I think it's at least slightly more effort to bake a few dozen cookies than it is to throw on a tie! At the next meeting, this disparity will have to be reconciled (Jim and Mitch, watch out)!
In any case, we already have over 25 non-IBM, non-organizer attendees registered, so it looks like I will be baking cookies on the day of the event and bringing them there for your enjoyment. I am currently planning to make chocolate chip (sans bacon, sorry bacon lovers!) and ginger butterscotch. I have been informed that chocolate chip cookies are mandatory, but I am flexible on the second cookie variety, so if you are attending, you may indicate your preferences in the comments from the following choices: ginger butterscotch, peanut butter, oatmeal toffee, or blondies (technically not a cookie, but hey! I'm accommodating like that). If I get no comments or there is a tie, it'll default back to the ginger butterscotch cookies, which is a pretty good deal if you ask me. They are delicious.
Be sure to register for the event - we need a list of names for building security - and we'll see you there. Feel free to leave cookie preferences in the comments, though revenge tactics for an attendance challenge for Jim and Mitch for the next meeting are welcome as well!