jim at well.com
Sat Nov 7 17:00:31 PST 2009
number 11, done:
nice to see we seem to have implemented most
of your point. i'll reread and contemplate.
On Sat, 2009-11-07 at 13:05 -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Bob Remeika (bob.remeika at gmail.com):
> > I've never been to a sf linux user group meeting before and was interested
> > in going.
> Cool! I expect and hope you'll enjoy it.
> > When and where is the next meeting?
> Here, let me work that out for you (the ":r!" incantation being a way of
> showing my having done shell escapes from vi's colon command prompt to
> bash, and read the result of the commands back into the buffer to
> include in this message):
> :r! lynx -dump http://www.sf-lug.org/ | grep -A 3 "first Sunday"
> SF-LUG meetings are the first Sunday of the month, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM,
> and third Monday of each month, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Meetings are
> usually in San Francisco at the Cafe Enchante on Geary Boulevard at
> 26th Avenue.
> :r! cal -3
> October 2009 November 2009 December 2009
> Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
> 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5
> 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
> 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
> 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
> 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 29 30 27 28 29 30 31
> The rest is left as a (very small) exercise for the reader. ;->
> Yes, the guys who maintain the Web site do need to update it, but,
> really, it's really not that hard to figure out when the next first
> Sunday or third Monday is going to be. /usr/bin/cal is your
> Hey, Web page maintainers: Might I make a modest suggestion for site
> maintenance? It's item #11 on
> http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Linux_PR/newlug.html :
> 11. Design your Web page to be forgiving of deferred maintenance.
> Much as we'd like our LUGs' "upcoming events" and other time-sensitive
> information to be always current, it isn't going to happen: Sometimes,
> you don't re-check and update them for a week or two. Therefore, always
> list _several_ months' upcoming events. (You know when they'll be because
> you have a meeting-date formula, right?) That way, when you're
> unavailable for Web-page maintenance for two months running, the Web
> page will still include current meeting information.
> Somehow, my local LUGs' webmasters seem resistant to that simple idea,
> with the result that most list only one upcoming meeting at a time,
> which, for three quarters of the month, because of the inevitable
> deferred maintenance, ends up being last month's date.
> The whole point of listing specific upcoming meeting dates is to make it
> unnecessary for casual visitors to work out when the next (say) 2nd
> Tuesday will be, by doing it for them. But that effort is wasted when
> the only meetings shown are already past: It makes new LUG members that
> much less likely, and additionally may lead some to think your LUG is
> now defunct.
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