[sf-lug] correct URL?

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Nov 8 12:31:39 PST 2021

Quoting Ronald Barnes (ron at ronaldbarnes.ca):

> Now I see how Jitsi created the channel for me when I followed the link:
>> we will be meeting at <https://meet.jit.si/sf-lug.org.> on Sunday

Yes, that's why I bracket URLs with space characters on _both_ sides, like:  
https://pcnc.org/events/princeton-in-the-sierra-2021-west-coast-princeton-alumni-retreat/ .

(The common recent convention of enclosing URLs in angle brackets
strikes me as fussy and excessive visual clutter, but, if using those,
one must be careful to put ending punctuation _after_ the closing
bracket, never before.)

> Good meeting though, thanks Michael for the brilliantly simple
> solution to accessing /var when I'd mounted something else on top of
> it.

Reminds, me -- not the same problem, but a possibly useful tip:  In any
mountpoint directory, I place a zero-length, root-owned file named
"NOTHING_IS_MOUNTED_HERE".  Point is, if ever a normal mount is for some
reason not in effect, that file stands out even if I'm tired or
undercaffeinated.  (I choose to avoid automounter daemons, hence
mountpoints don't arise dynamically.)

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