Matthew Garrett, Cambridge & Debian: female colleague was afraid

Matthew Garrett has admitted that a female colleague was so afraid of something that she would unplug his computer and phone whenever he was not in the office.

What made her paranoid? Was she afraid that Garrett was spying on her, in the manner of the notorious Cambridge graduate Matthew Falder, who wired up the bathrooms of Clare College with hidden cameras?

Garrett is also using a Cambridge affiliates email address.

Subject: Re: Java, drugs and rock&roll
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 15:48:16 +0100
From: Matthew Garrett <>

On Fri, Jun 16, 2006 at 04:10:50PM +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:

> I posit that people starting expulsion process are part of that
> category.  If you prefer to get rid of people instead of working with
> them, you do no not work well as part of a team.

Are you suggesting that anyone who felt the project would be better off without Ted is unable to work well as part of a team?

It's an unfortunate fact that it is impossible to work with some people without making compromises that limit your own enjoyment of the activity. As an (extreme) example, the fact that my officemate is currently showing signs of extreme paranoia (to the extent of unplugging my computer and phone whenever I'm not in the office) makes it impossible to work with her. Is my willingness to start a formal complaints procedure against her a sign that I'm not a good team player?

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