Re: Attracting newbies
I've sent this to the list.
FYI, we normally bottom post on the debian lists.
On Wed, Feb 07, 2007 at 05:38:33PM +1000, Julian De Marchi wrote:
> Hi Doug,
> I like your idea. Documentation is so important. I can donate some webspace
> for your cause and if need a subdomain of my domain. Let me know how I can
> help you.
> JD Computer Hosting
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Douglas Allan Tutty [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, 7 February 2007 14:30
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Attracting newbies
> On Tue, Feb 06, 2007 at 10:12:01PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > On 02/06/07 21:56, Douglas Allan Tutty wrote:
> > > That I'm the only one left on the planet with a printer that right now
> > > can't print ps even with gs-esp. Its a mechanical problem with the
> > > printer. Its 26 years old.
> > Geez, what is it? A C.Itoh Gorilla Banana? A Diablo 630? An LA50?
> You know the marketing picture for the origional IBM PC, with the big
> clunky monitor, the PC box, and the printer? That's it. An IBM
> Personal Computer Graphics Printer. It _will_ print postscript (it
> thinks its an ML-370 I think), but the little twiddle knob that turns
> the ribbon is broke. To print, I have to twiddle the knob on the
> ribbon. Its bad enough for plain text that prints one line per second
> (one page per minute), but graphis print at about 20 minutes per page.
> Gives one blisters on the thumb and finger involved.
> > > I just read the policy manual and other than packages _must_ provide a
> > > man page, debian is moving towards all documentation being in html.
> > That's a good thing. Hypertext is too useful. And all the Debian
> > html docs are console-friendly. Too many of the DDs are CLI fans to
> > be otherwise. And most upstream docs are text-heavy also.
> I agree. So if we want html that we can package up outside of a wiki we
> need a home for it. And I need to learn html or something.
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