Wow, it took me longer to unpack from TCF than to set up. (Did I say that
in a prior email? I forget.)
On to some important club business...
1. Thanks to David Corbin and his wife, Debi, we (well, technically they)
now own http://www.midatlanticretro.org
-- it was registered through GoDaddy
and is currently co-located on David's server in a Denver-area data center.
Of course, there's no content yet. John Allain volunteered to be our
John wrote to me: "I'm a professional who has earned several years salary
doing this. I can't promise the world but I won't charge anything for my
time. A particular skill is knowing how to turn modern incompatible HTML to
'easy to digest' forms for older browsers. All my database work has been in
server-side SQL, not client based Java, which sounds like what you want."
Why, yes, that sounds perfect. Seeing as no one else replied, John, you're
hired. How's that for a ringing endorsement? :)
Moreover, since Herb Johnson kindly donated $20 at our TCF dinner Saturday
night, and David said the domain cost $17, let this email be the official
record that I'm forwarding the money to David. It's well spent. David:
take the extra three bucks and buy yourself somethin' nice. :)
2. Like Johnny #5, we need input! We've already got ideas for a museum,
swap meet, field trips, VCF sponsorship, etc., but more is always better.
So keep 'em coming please. (This includes ideas about to DO with the
aforementioned web site.) It also includes a call for volunteers of all
sorts. Now that we have a webmaster, I suppose we could use someone who
knows about marketing and PR. That person would be in charge of making the
rest of civilization aware of our plans for world dominat... oops, sorry,
that's my personal agenda! :) In fact, they'd be tasked with telling nerds
everywhere about MARCH's existence. It would be good if the person was
already familiar with local computer clubs (companies, too) throughout our
mid-Atlantic turf. Anyone? Bueller...?
3. Lastly, if there's some other specialized way you can help us, speak up.
Evan Koblentz's personal homepage: www.snarc.net
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