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review of features
- To: telecine internet group <telecine at alegria.com>
- Subject: review of features
- From: rob at alegria.com (Rob Lingelbach)
- Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 20:10:10 -0600
- Organization: Altruistic Intentions
- Phone-number: +1 214 887 8544
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Sometimes it's good to review a few things happening on the TIG
webpages etc. for new subscribers and also the more seasoned ones who
might have been distracted lately.
There is an anonymous (or nonanonymous if you prefer) web board at
http://www.alegria.com/HyperNews/get/ubique.html and there one can
find messages and questions from people that haven't been answered.
This is the second attempt at a web board for the TIG in 5 years and
maybe time is still not ripe.
The subscribers list, which was written by hand for the first 4 years
or so, became so time-consuming to maintain that I had to drop it
about 6 months ago. I've been waiting for a new version of Apache
(the webserver software, http://www.apache.org) that includes dynamic
loading of scripting modules, and now I've built and run apache-1.3.4
with PHP, (http://www.php.net) a very nice combination that will allow
interface to mySQL (http://www.tcx.se/doc.html), a really flexible
multi-user multi-threaded database server I built from source (all
these packages are more-or-less freeware, and outstanding examples of
open-source programming). Anyway, what this means is that soon we'll
have a user-operated database interface to a directory for the TIG
that will be maintained by subscribers, when I get a chance to write
The designer of the current TIG webpages, Julien Saurel
(jul at alegria.com), is working on some new designs, as the content
outgrows its framework every couple of years or so. I can vouch for
his ability and it might even be possible that he can squeeze in a
paying project or two, if anyone has a need for web design. His hard
work on the TIG page design was all done as a contribution.
If anyone has any ideas of features they'd like to see on the TIG
webpages please let me know; I'll try to relax my rule that those who
suggest, must perform and implement their suggestions :].
The commercial TIG mailing, sent out every few days or so, appears to
be a good solution to the marketing issue-- how to inform everyone of
new products, etc; vendors and manufacturers have been using it now
for almost 3 years. Submission address is
telecine-announce at alegria.com in case anyone forgot.
Rob Lingelbach | "I would give nothing for that man's religion
rob at alegria.com | whose very dog and cat are not the better for it."
www.alegria.com --Rowland Hill, "Village Dialogues", via A. Lincoln
Thanks to Blake Jones of Jones Consulting for support in 1999.
No advertising/marketing allowed on the main TIG. Contact rob at alegria.com
anonymous messaging now at http://www.alegria.com/HyperNews/get/ubique.html
1031 subscribers in 40 countries on Thu Feb 4 20:10:15 CST 1999
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