>>> A chat might be fun and be a good way to work up some
True! I tried just now and couldn't get the Yahoo Groups client to
work in Firefox 1.04. Even installed some Java plug-ins. Anyone have
I'm not anti-Microsoft, but I hate to mandate its use to the group.
LOL, it's bad enough that I made everyone do Yahoo (which was selected for a
logical reason -- wide availability, easy control, pre-built.) It will no
longer be needed when John finishes our new web site. No pressure, Mr.
Allain. :)Evan and all,
A chat might be fun and be a good way to
work up some enthusiasm. A chat is a
way to have an interactive working
session. We used to do it on CompuServe.
The chat feature in the Yahoo Group
looks quite easy to use: just go to the
Group web site and click on 'chat'.
You will be prompted to install a web
control. Once that is installed, the
chat window becomes active. I did not
test using Firefox or Mozilla/Netscape
so I do not know if browsers other
than IE are supported. Everyone who shows
up at the appointed hour will be
part of the chat. I did not see any
moderator tools, but I didn't look very
This chat should
not be viewed as an announcement of completed plans but
rather a way for more
people to participate in making those plans.
The museum concept is a
really cool idea and I can see how this group could
pull it off. It would be
nice for me if it were closer to Connecticut, but
WTH. It might even be a
nice home for my IBM 5110!
--- Evan <evan947@...>
> Great idea, but next week is too soon. We should begin our
show planning *
> after * we make more progress with the InfoAge people
and the museum
> concept. No point in decorating before we build our
> grand opening of the
> I definitely support merging VCF East 3.0 with the
> MARCH museum. LOL, I'm not clear if you were
suggesting that exactly, but
> support it anyway.
> once before. Will ask
> Sellam does have a VCF event checklist. I saw it
> to send me an updated
> mini festival of just MARCH people this
> >>> I think we should do a practice
> Fallmany ways, our Trenton experience did just that. But there's no
> to wait until autumn to begin documenting (and adding to!) the
> InfoAge (a.k.a., "Grabbe") collection. As I said, still
waiting to hear
> theGrabbe's collection to its facility,
> status of InfoAge actually moving Mr.
> and still waiting for you MARCH'rs
to collectively tell me "Yes! We want to
> help run the museum!" before I
tell InfoAge the same thing. (LOL, at least
> so I don't get stuck
doing all the work.)
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Club updates, events, and stuff...
> How about a MARCH 1.0 (VCF East) kick off chat conference? I think
> Evan (all)
> this location physically and
> would be more practical than meeting at the InfoAge
> participate. I for one have a tight weekend
> will encourage more people to
> schedule that
restricts when I can travel. I realize that some will have
> go to "marching orders"
> the facility when we get closer to the event, but with
> thepractical. Anyone have experience setting up a chat? I
> visit will be more
facility is posted electronically to the yahoo group
> propose some early evening next week, like the 8th or 9th.
> Here is what I have in mind:
> 1) A floor plan of the
> in advance of the chat (Evan?)also posted in advance (basic floor space, etc.)
> 2) Other pertinent info is
> 3) Perhaps Sellam has a
kickoff checklist? Perhaps Sellam can participate
> in chat to give us ideas?
> 4) Set a timeline and assign tasks.examples:
> a) create a checklist of must have's and like to have's for
> b) assign someone to complete a site survey specific to the event
> verifyhave's are likely.
> the must have's are possible and like to
> c) determine the date of a practice event (see below)
and an then the VCF
> East itselffinance, operations/registration, facility
> d) create teams for publicity,
> management, guest services,
and overall coordinator(s)
> e) schedule meeting dates for each team to
kick off their part
> f) schedule the next general chat to report each
> we should do a practice mini festival of just MARCH people this
> PRACTICE EVENT/SITE INVENTORY
> I think
> We can take the opportunity to meet with the InfoAge management as a
> that are currently
> and we can start an electronic inventory of the items
> warehoused at the facility. I am thinking a
barcoding system and database.
> There mechanical attention/cleaning to save them. We
> might be items that need
> might use this as an opportunity to bring items we don't have room to store
> our homes/businesses to donate to the InfoAge project.
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