[web-team] InstallFest Enthusiast

Heather Stern star at starshine.org
Mon Dec 9 19:20:52 PST 2002

On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 03:08:15PM -0800, Steve Cseh wrote:
> I heard a CNET Radio announcement regarding an upcoming InstallFest.
> The CNET announcement gave out the URL  <http://www.svlug.org>
> http://www.svlug.org to get more information.
> I just went to that URL and found that the website is not updated.
> *	It looks like the SVLUG News frame on Home Page was last updated
> June 27, 2002

The right hand frame is updated more often than the left hand;  this 
is not actually a frame, but a server side include.

It is rare for SVLUG members to submit full articles... which is what
the left hand side contains... therefore, it's probably accurate that 
that side was last updated around June.

> *	I went to the Events link, then clicked on the InstallFest Link,
> which re-directed me to  <http://www.svlug.org/installfest/index.shtml>
> http://www.svlug.org/installfest/index.shtml

Hmm, I don't think our installfest coordinator's been keeping that
updated;  most of the principles of installfesting are about the same,
the site *is* Accent Technologies on Hartog, but that's been true for
awhile so to call it "new" isn't terribly accurate anymore.

I suppose I ought to update this;  thanks for the clonk on the head,
I need one of those every once in a while :)

> *	This page appears to have been last updated around the September
> 2002 timeframe because of reference to "September 21" as next workshop.

The coordinator doesn't always get around to updating this page, but we
have the Third Saturday *every* month.

> *	This page also indicates that Accent Technologies is the new
> site for the InstallFest and directs you to Map/Directions frame on same
> page, which is blank, although clicking on it does direct you to Yahoo
> Maps page mapping 1880 Hartog Drive in San Jose.

Hotlink to a map broke.  Sorry.  I'll fix that too.

> *	There is no mention of the upcoming 3rd Saturday December
> InstallFest
It's every month whether we tweak or not.  I hadn't realize this needed
to be put on the spinner as it were.  Maybe I can have one of our
cronjobs set it up.

> Because the website has outdated webpages, I am not sure what is
> accurate.
	3rd Saturday 
	/in December 2002 that'd be Dec 21/
	Accent Technologies on Hartog,
	basically around the area of San Jose's Frys.
	11 am to 4 pm.

	We don't usually have extra monitors;  a fresh install
	generally takes more than 2 hours because mucking around
	in the menus takes a while.  So bring your hardware, and
	if you arrive after 1 or 2 pm, be very sure what you want
	or you may not complete your install before we have to

> I am not complaining, just letting you know that the posted information
> is confusing and not updated.
I think I will rearrange the page a bit;  the info there is really too
long for one page at this point, and I hope that would help.  Ok if I
poke you to take a look at it after I've revamped it?

> I really want to come to the InstallFest, but I don't have confidence in
> the posted information on the website because it is not updated.
> Signed
> Enthusiastic Linux Newbee

There's a batch of 3 or 4 clued regulars in addition to the folks who
come to get their systems set up;  you should have a lot of fun at our

Thanks for the note

  . | .   Heather Stern
--->*<--- Starshine Technical Services
  ' | `   SVLUG Web Content Coordinator

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