[sf-lug] On hearing the sounds crickets make

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Sun Feb 1 10:52:57 PST 2015

On Sun, 2015-02-01 at 10:37 -0800, jim wrote:
>  JS: probably the emergency either disappeared or I became acclimated.
> I've developed a lot of fondness for the approach of doing without as
> a default behavior. Per the list of six steps above, that list does
> not have specific commands or directions, so the overwhelm factor is
> fairly great. Were the commands or some brief direction associated
> with each step, the overwhelm factor would be greatly reduced,
> possibly to within the threshold of tolerance (i.e., I could probably
> take action rather than aspirin).

I was just rereading that thread a couple days ago, and the specific
commands and directions were in it right under the list of six.

On Sun, 2015-02-01 at 00:59 -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Anyway:  You want me to add messages to the archive that weren't
> passed
> through GNU Mailman?  OK, no problem.  Just send them to me in a
> suitable format for merger, i.e., mbox format.

I had intended to walk Bobbie through assembling that from her copies,
1) My plans to attend today's SF-LUG meeting fell through.
2) The messages are apparently still coming.

On Sun, 2015-02-01 at 10:37 -0800, jim wrote:
>  JS: I know little about any of the proposals that have been
> suggested. My take is not to use a service that is other than MailMan.
> I believe we should build a platform that runs Linux, an email server,
> and MailMan and copy the LinuxMafia.com/* for sf-lug to it and treat
> that new system as a backup system: regularly copy the current sf-lug
> data to the backup system and verify that we can use it (i.e. copy and
> test restore). Daniel suggests gmane as a backup and alternative
> reading medium, which seems good to me, thanks to Daniel's summary;
> the gmane web page has lots of information (more overwhelm). I don't
> like moving to some other technology because of the headaches of
> importing the archives and preserving the membership (e.g. the
> prospect of having to invite current members to a completely new
> system).

Gmane.org would not represent *moving* to something else, as it requires
the list already exist somewhere on e.g. GNU Mailman.

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