[sf-lug] Thanks are owed to Michael Paoli (was: Hi, everybody)

Jeff Bragg jackofnotrades at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 21:08:07 PST 2015

Thanks to Michael, Rick, and anyone else who has been working on this.

On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 8:38 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:

> Quoting Jim Stockford (jim at well.com):
> >     Let's say thanks to Rick Moen, not only
> > for bringing back the SF-LUG mailing list,
> > but for taking it on starting around 1995
> > and maintaining it for about a decade.
> Yr. very welcome.
> Immediate thanks are owed first and foremost to Michael Paoli, who spent
> astounding amounts of time figuring out how to repair the host's
> software problems, after the two of us jointly got to the bottom of the
> hardware problems.  (On the latter, in short, _two_ successive failures
> of Intel L440GX+ 'Lancewood' motherboards happened back in August and
> September.)
> I'd have eventually dealt with the software problem, but probably would
> have just punted on repairing the installed packages and just done a
> fresh system-software build.
> I've just put _three_ parted-out VA Linux Systems model 22x0 chassises
> into my house's service yard, with their respective Lancewood
> motherboards, two of those motherboards being the ones that fried and
> one being extremely dodgy.  There's now a lot less junk sitting around.
> The replacement system is a bit creaky, but I expect it to suffice until
> I can do the hoped-for orderly system migration to modern hardware and
> software.
> At no point was SF-LUG in danger of losing the mailing list archives, or
> the membership.
> Speaking of the latter, I've just created and executed the following
> cron job to send Jim the current roster.  It will run weekly on Sundays.
> If it's appropriate to have the roster mailed to an other addresses,
> please advise.
> :r /etc/cron.weekly/mailman-rosters
> #!/bin/sh
> #
> # mailman-rosters:  Cron script to mail out current Mailman mailing list
> rosters.
> #
> #               Written by Rick Moen (rick at linuxmafia.com)
> #               $Id: cron.weekly,v 1.00 2015-01-21 20:28:01 rick
> set -o errexit  #aka "set -e": exit if any line returns non-true value
> set -o nounset  #aka "set -u": exit upon finding an uninitialised variable
> /var/lib/mailman/bin/list_members -f sf-lug | mail -s "sf-lug Roster as of
> $(date +%F)" jim at well.com
> I've already mentioned the URL from which the mailing list's cumulative
> mbox (essentially, all traffic to date in a format that can be used, if
> necessary, to fully regenerate the arhives on any GNU Mailman or similar
> installation) can be downloaded by any person.  Please do The Right
> Thing with that information.
> TY.
> I'm particularly delighted to have my .signature collection back
> (browseable online at http://linuxmafia.com/pub/humour/sigs-rickmoen),
> not to mention the ability to have good UTF-8 editing, essential for
> posting på Norsk.  Like this:
> Epplekake
> Ingredienser:
> 125 g smør
> 125 g sukker
> 125 g hvetemel
> 2 egg
> 1 ts bakepulver
> 3-4 epler
> 10-12 mandler
> 2 ss sukker
> ev. (eventuelt) 1/2 ts kanel
> Slik gjør du:
> Smør, sukker, mel og bakepulver smuldres sammen. Rør i sammen piskede
> egg. Deigen fordeles over i en smurt, rund kakeform.  Rens og del eplene
> i båter som legges rett over deigen.  Dryss over kakkede mandler og
> sukker og ev. kanel.  Sett in i ovn ved 200 grader.  Stekes omtrent 30
> min.  Server med vaniljeis.
> Eat well!
> --
> Cheers,                         Saturday night in Toledo, Ohio
> Rick Moen                       Is like being nowhere at all.
> rick at linuxmafia.com             All through the day as the hours rush by
> youtube.com/watch?v=XZUGSSYlPYI You sit in the park and you watch the
> grass die.
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