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My last attempt at responding to this email crashed the mail client so I'll
try again. Be thankful you're getting the condensed version.
On Tuesday 08 October 2002 18:18, Ruben I Safir wrote:
> Send it to the main NYLXS site
> It's on the frobt page announcements
> On 2002.10.08 17:56 Vin wrote:
> > Some of the sources where I am sending announcement to are non-profit
> > oriented only. I'll do what I can.
> > What will help me with promoting this is
> > 1. web page I saw Cassandra's page on demo. This is good. Can we
> > mirror it temporarily to NYLXS site,
> You mean Borrow it. That's up to Ruth and Phil
> Phil has an account
Excerpt from another email concerning graphics:
> > > If the NYLXS webmaster wants to copy my page to the NYLXS
> > > server and modify it there, that's fine. It should work as is,
> > > as long as all the images are copied into the same directory.
> > > The links are all external full-path links, and won't need changing.
> > >
> > > - Ruth
Suggestion: Mirror Ruth's page on NYLXS, for demo. Or create another page.
Whomever would do the actual mirroring should contact Ruth for permission.
I've met her I believe, but I can't recall for sure. I don't have her
contact info, I could find it, but I'm limping along with a two month old
nasty headache (among other problems), and could use a hand.
> > and then replace it with whatever at a later time,
> > but at the same link (don't break the link), such as
> > www.nylxs.com/newdemo.html or something similar/easy?
> > 2. Put a link on bottom of www.nylxs.com index page referring to the demo
> > to the demo page
> On the bottom? Why the bottom? We should have a link where to current
> one is on the top which i not pointing to the old Demo.
Last I remember seeing, the new demo was mentioned at the bottom of the NYLXS
index page. That's why I mentioned bottom. Ideally, the demo info (and a
link to a demo page) should be visible on the index page without scrolling.
So aim higher.
> > 3. A flyer in preferably pdf format at any other link.
> PDF's are very bad. The PS is creqted straight from the word process
> when you print to file.
My original email response to above was about a thousand words just on this
topic. I'm not going to rewrite it. So,
1. over 95% of web users are using IE/Windows
2. Our target audience for this demo uses IE/Windows/pdf.
3. Use html format as the first format for the demo flyer. Make a printable
4. Link to a pdf file
5. Link to a PS file.
6. Find a different audience and another time for purity stand.
> > A ps format link can
> > be made later. The flyer at this time can only contain text describing
> > demo. It can contain graphics and directions or anything else later, as
> > long as link does not change.
> > 4. A contact person with a) name, b)phone number, c) email address
> > This is something I refuse to provide for reasons some of you already
> > know, and something that is needed for television/radio. I'll provide
> > immediate info if I use it, with details.
> See Phil
Recreate an account on NYLXS for me. Also make me an email address of
vin-at-nylxs.com or whatever. If nylxs.com is not possible and mrbrklyn.com is
required, it is not needed, don't create the email. Email me the password,
or email me to call you if you don't have my cell number. Don't post my
number on hangout. Thank you.
Let me know the directory to dump an html file for the demo. If I am up to
it, and no one else wants to do it, I'll make the demo page, and add a
hyperlink to the index page. I'll also try and make a simple html flyer
file, which can be modified later by anyone else.
Time is of the essence.
btw, I'm back online right now. 8o)
Also known as Cher.
On new Business Network: It's a little convoluted right now to me. This
probably has something to do with my headache. I'm promoting demo to
tv/radio/business groups that either take non-profit info, or charge $ for
access. I'll plug the Business Network thingie where appropriate, but I
promoted the demo to over a half dozen small business groups in NYC last
night, and we won't get a listing on calendar of events/access to membership
via email announcement of event/etc. (which numbers in the tens of thousands
for each of them btw) if I start promoting this. They won't even know what
Free Software is.
I'm breaking my ass (as are others) to get this demo some exposure, and we
start a new initiative at this most critical time? Let's get news of this
demo plastered everywhere first, get the demo off the ground, and work off
that publicity for now. Somebody has too much time on their hands.
> > I'm going offline right now. If you need to contact me, Marco, Seth,
> > Jay, Paul, Brett and a few other people have my cell phone/direct connect
> > number. Don't post my number on list. Thank you.
> > Vin.
> > On Tuesday 08 October 2002 17:37, Ruben I Safir wrote:
> > > Vin
> > >
> > > If you can, push the New Business Netowrk I just announced
> > >
> > > Ruben
> > >
> > > On 2002.10.08 08:54 vin wrote:
> > > > I sent an email request (or filled out a form) requesting that they
> > > > list the CUNY demo on October 23rd on their New York Construction
> > > > News, calendar of events section, located here:
> > > >
> > > > http://www.fwdodge.com/dcp/NYCN/NYaug02/eventAug02.html
> > > >
> > > > or to simply contact member through email/newsletter, or otherwise
> > > > let members or viewers know about the demo.
> > > >
> > > > The demo is perfect for small business, and construction companies.
> > > > I know a few who are wanting to install Linux on some of their
> > > > computers, and I know the financials behind this industry.
> > > >
> > > > That's it. A request to list the demo on fwdodge, NY Construction
> > > > News page. Nothing more.
> > > >
> > > > otoh, McGraw Hill is a much larger publisher, and any small business
> > > > type of reach they have should place links about demo on their web
> > > > pages/notify their viewers/members.
> > > >
> > > > I targeted several other real estate/construction/building owners'
> > > > groups as well. Among many others. All part of the publicity for
> > > > the CUNY Demo.
> > > >
> > > > Vin.
> > > >
> > > > On Tuesday 08 October 2002 08:41, joev_nylxs-at-pipeline.com wrote:
> > > > > What's this all about? This is one of my best client's and I'm
> > > > > currently here. Can I be of some help? Who are you talking too?
> > > > >
> > > > > Joe
> > > > >
> > > > > On Tue, 8 Oct 2002 06:06:15 -0400 vin wrote:
> > > > > > McGraw Hill, New York Construction News
> > > > > > contacted, requested Calendar of
> > > > > > Events listing.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Vin.
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > > >
> > > > ____________________________
> > > > New Yorker Free Software Users Scene
> > > > Fair Use -
> > > > because it's either fair use or useless....
New Yorker Free Software Users Scene
Fair Use -
because it's either fair use or useless....