[sf-lug] Having fun with BALE; CABAL meeting Saturday (today)

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Fri Feb 6 17:40:51 PST 2015

On Fri, 2015-02-06 at 17:11 -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> I know exactly how to bring BALE up to date, having designed and
> operated the damned thing for dog years.  Step one is to mass-delete
> events based on questioable templates.  I've just done that.  Step two
> will be to update the 'groups' table, which is what provides the
> seemingly fixed text on the page about the various groups underneath
> the
> calendar, by reference to authoritative information out on the
> Internet,
> if any, about each group.

What I was offering was to do Step Two. I would need the SQL dumps of
the templates table and the groups table for that. Once I gather the
info involved and merge it in, the SQL can be reimported.
> One of my rules of thumb is that if I cannot get reliable, maintained
> information off the Internet, generally I will not list the group.
> Hence, the entries for Starship Augusta Ada are highly likely to go
> away
> even though I hear they are still meeting at a pizza parlour in San
> Francisco, because Heather cannot be bothered to have an informational
> Web page.

A quick web search turns up this:

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