[sf-lug] Volunteer InstallFest (Dec 15th)
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Nov 26 20:08:10 PST 2007
Quoting Christian Einfeldt (einfeldt at gmail.com):
> So Rick, is there a way that keeping a calendar could be easy for you? Do
> you like keeping the calendars?
1. It's not difficult, really. gcal, vim, a list of holidays, and my
own judgement. More-recent implementation had a Python script to
populate each new month from a template file (to reduce the repetitive
wrangling of fixed text), and was back-ended into MySQL. The Python
script broke at some software update, and the system is a bit
RAM-constrained to run MySQL, until after the migration.
2. Yes. Well, sort of. It offers the satisfaction of doing something
useful. (I actually started keeping it mostly for my own benefit.
Others found it handy, which is also nice. But it was always "upcoming
Bay Area tech. events that are of interest to Linux / open source people
in the opinion of Rick Moen".)
I've just put off doing the BALE revival until the server migration.
> Also, what do you think of a more distributed system?
What I like about hosting my own work is that I get to decide what I
want to be _in_ my work. Most proposals for a "more-distributed system"
contemplate the use of my work within something that is not my work, and
vice-versa. Sometimes, it is to be something I'm asked to work on, that
will reside on someone else's site. Frequently, I've given the latter a
try, done a lot of work on it, and a month later found that the site
either vanished or got overwritten by comment spam.
To give a more-specific comment, I guess I'd need to see a working
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