[Smaug] Call for Web site proposals
abcruzww at gmail.com
Sun Mar 18 09:19:10 PST 2012
Ok, find me a server & account where I can put a page, and I'll make
one. Simple xhtml at first. Meeting announcements, links to topics and
other events, general description of the (non-?)organization, photos
of past events.
What was in the recent page is in my mind still.
Some brief prose regarding what SMAUG is all about and its history
would be good. Links regarding membership and admin. would be good - I
had to do a web search to find how to enroll myself from a new email
account the other day.
There may be others with more time, but not the enthusiasm for keeping
SMAUG going in the Santa Cruz area.
On Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 1:27 AM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Ian (ian at loosescre.ws):
>> I could make a new website if needed. It would, however, be one of
>> those CMS things that Rick hates so much... I don't want to waste
>> my time making something that isn't needed/wanted.
> I don't hate them exactly. I just (to repeat ) note their drawbacks,
> starting with but not limited to (in general) inaccessability to those
> who prefer working with standard Unix tools. Consequently, I seldom
> participate in maintaining any site via a Web browser. _However_, some
> folks such as (I gather) Peter not only prefer such things but refuse to
> work with anything else.
> The site should suit the needs of whoever's prepared to do the actual
> As is obvious from the recent misadventure, that's two types of 'work':
> o Maintaining site content
> o Maintaining software
> Drupal was, as I accurately said back in 2005, a security nightmare.
> Many if not most CMSes are. Jay did not bother to keep up to date on
> the endless patching treadmill Drupal inherently requires, and Smaug now
> has no Web site because of that.
> A simple flat HTML site with include files doesn't have that problem,
> and Smaug could have kept that and not had a security meltdown.
> What specifically do you have in mind, and how are you going to deal
> with security?
> OK, found the disused SourceForge site.
> URL: http://smaug-web.sourceforge.net/
> Current DNS resolution:
> $ host smaug-web.sourceforge.net
> smaug-web.sourceforge.net has address 18.104.22.168
> smaug-web.sourceforge.net mail is handled by 0 .
> Got.net URL: http://smaug.got.net/
> Current DNS resolution:
> $ host smaug.got.net
> smaug.got.net has address 22.214.171.124
> Latter Web site consists currently solely of the statement 'This website
> is currently undergoing maintenance'.
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