[nSLUG] New Website, Looking for feedback

Chris Thompson c.thompson at donerightit.com
Tue Sep 7 09:16:05 ADT 2010


Tony, 

The feedback you gave was excellent, Thank-you for taking the time. 

partially on the usability aspect, and partially on the design aspect. 
I will be investigating making the changes you suggested :) thanks for your help Tony. 

Sincerely, 
Chris Thompson 
email: c.thompson at donerightit.com 
cell: 902.056.9802 
Done Right I.T. 
1.902.800.0253 


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Today's Topics: 

1. Re: New Website, Looking for feedback and (Tony Abou-Assaleh) 
2. giving away 2 sparcstation 20 (D G Teed) 
3. Announcement: Monthly NSLug meeting tomorrow. 
(Ariannah Armstrong) 
4. Re: CORRECTION Announcement: Monthly NSLug meeting tomorrow. 
(Ariannah Armstrong) 
5. Re: giving away 2 sparcstation 20 (Stephen Gregory) 
6. Re: giving away 2 sparcstation 20 (D G Teed) 
7. Re: CORRECTION Announcement: Monthly NSLug meeting tomorrow. 
(Michael Gillie) 


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Message: 1 
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2010 11:22:38 -0300 
From: Tony Abou-Assaleh <taa at acm.org> 
Subject: Re: [nSLUG] New Website, Looking for feedback and 
To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca> 
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Hi Chris, 

A few comments from a quick glance: 

- The colour of the links is too light. A higher contrast would improve 
readability especially for people with less capable eyes or monitors. Also 
contrast between text and background is one of the ranking factors in 
Google. 
- CSS a bit of on the events page - the facebook connect button is 
partially hidden (I'm using Chrome on Mac OS X). 
- The register/login links should be prominent in the header. Currently I 
can see it only on the "Access Truro" page. 
- Also clean URLs would be nice. 
- Are looking for feedback on functionality or design, or both? E.g., I 
couldn't figure out how to "feature" my business on the site. 

Hope this helps. 

Cheers, 

TAA 

-- 
Tony Abou-Assaleh, PhD 
http://tony.abou-assaleh.net | http://twitter.com/tony_aa | 
http://www.linkedin.com/in/tabouasssaleh 

On Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 1:37 PM, Chris Thompson 
<c.thompson at donerightit.com>wrote: 

> Hello All, 
> 
> I am working on a new site, yes working today while I still have power. the 
> site is truro.comeconnect.ca 
> I was hoping to get your feedback or suggestions in an attempt to grow and 
> develop the site. Looking forward to hearing from you. 
> 
> Sincerely, 
> Chris Thompson 
> email: c.thompson at donerightit.com 
> cell: 902.056.9802 
> Done Right I.T. 
> 1.902.800.0253 
> 
> 
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Message: 2 
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2010 11:59:29 -0300 
From: D G Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> 
Subject: [nSLUG] giving away 2 sparcstation 20 
To: nslug <nslug at nslug.ns.ca> 
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I have 2 sparcstation 20 machines to give away, but I'd like to 
ask for $20 for the time I've put into verifying the hardware isn't junk. 
It is probably best to take both, that way you'll have a spare, 
given these things are 16 years old. 

This is for pick up in the Valley region. Not interested in shipping 
them, as it will probably kill them, and the weight would 
also make it more expensive than a typical PC, even though 
the pizza box size is fairly compact. 

Both have been tested with a Solaris 9 install in the past week. 

Machine 1: 
320 MB RAM 
18 GB (10K) SCSI hard drive 
2 x 75 Mhz processors 
cdrom reader 

Machine 2: 
288 MB RAM 
2 x 9 GB SCSI hard drives 
2 x 60 Mhz 1 MB cache sparc processors 
cdrom reader 

You'll want one of these to complement the set up: 

a) null modem serial cable with 25 pin on one end, or 
b) sun monitor with 13W3 connection and Sun keyboard/mouse 

You'll see references to 13W3 to HD15 adapter, but I've found 
most of these do not work, at least with monitors I've had. 

Hopefully someone can put these to good use or study. 

Please email off-list to inquire. I may respond on list 
to say they are claimed if I see many responses. 

--Donald 
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Message: 3 
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2010 12:11:34 -0300 
From: Ariannah Armstrong <ariannah at gmail.com> 
Subject: [nSLUG] Announcement: Monthly NSLug meeting tomorrow. 
To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca> 
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I still cannot see Ben's post for the announcement, even though I know 
he sent it. Maybe I will have better luck with this one? 

What: Monthly nSLUG general meeting 
When: Tuesday, September 6, 2010 at 5:30 pm 
Where: Uncommon Grounds Coffee House, 1030 South Park St., Halifax 
http://www.coffeesoldhere.com/html/locate.html 

It starts at 5:30 but is very informal and "Meet & Greet" style, so if 
you're late, it doesn't matter. We normally stay until around 
7-7:30ish but hang out however long you wish! 

See you there, 
Ariannah 


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Message: 4 
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2010 12:45:07 -0300 
From: Ariannah Armstrong <ariannah at gmail.com> 
Subject: Re: [nSLUG] CORRECTION Announcement: Monthly NSLug meeting 
tomorrow. 
To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca> 
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Despite this post taking 20 minutes to compose, and going over it with 
a fine tooth comb pixel by pixel, I STILL screwed up the date. It is 
sept 7th, (TOMORROW) not sept 6th 




What: Monthly nSLUG general meeting 
When: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 5:30 pm 
Where: Uncommon Grounds Coffee House, 1030 South Park St., Halifax 
http://www.coffeesoldhere.com/html/locate.html 

It starts at 5:30 but is very informal and "Meet & Greet" style, so if 
you're late, it doesn't matter. We normally stay until around 
7-7:30ish but hang out however long you wish! 


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Message: 5 
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2010 12:19:38 -0400 
From: Stephen Gregory <nslug at kernelpanic.ca> 
Subject: Re: [nSLUG] giving away 2 sparcstation 20 
To: nslug at nslug.ns.ca 
Message-ID: <20100906161938.GA6162 at ogre.kernelpanic.ca> 
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On Mon, Sep 06, 2010 at 11:59:29AM -0300, D G Teed wrote: 
> 
> Both have been tested with a Solaris 9 install in the past week. 

Can openSolaris run on these? 


> You'll see references to 13W3 to HD15 adapter, but I've found 
> most of these do not work, at least with monitors I've had. 

I have found the same. The only adapters I found to work had a set of 
dip switches to set the resolution. And that was iffy. I also found 
that the only resolutions that worked were at an eye burning 60Hz. I 
ran my sparcstation with a remote X display. It was much easier to 
work with. 

-- 
sg 


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Message: 6 
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2010 13:51:01 -0300 
From: D G Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> 
Subject: Re: [nSLUG] giving away 2 sparcstation 20 
To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>, Stephen Gregory 
<nslug at kernelpanic.ca> 
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On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 1:19 PM, Stephen Gregory <nslug at kernelpanic.ca>wrote: 

> On Mon, Sep 06, 2010 at 11:59:29AM -0300, D G Teed wrote: 
> > 
> > Both have been tested with a Solaris 9 install in the past week. 
> 
> Can openSolaris run on these? 
> 

OpenSolaris has same system requirements as Solaris 10, 
roughly, and it requires 64 bit sparc proc, so the answer is no. 

It can run older editions of Linux, or current editions of 
NetBSD or OpenBSD. Current NetBSD (5.0) doesn't support 
multi-processors at this time, so it can either run in 
single proc mode or drop back to NetBSD 3.1 
where MP is supported and stable on sparc arch. 

I would think it would be better as a low impact 
server rather than as a desktop. 
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Message: 7 
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2010 22:11:31 -0300 
From: Michael Gillie <mikegpc at hemmysoft.com> 
Subject: Re: [nSLUG] CORRECTION Announcement: Monthly NSLug meeting 
tomorrow. 
To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca> 
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LOL, no worries, we all make mistakes. Unfortunately, I can't make it. I 
have school and work. However, I hope the meeting goes well. 

Cheers, 


Mike Gillie 



On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 12:45 PM, Ariannah Armstrong <ariannah at gmail.com>wrote: 

> Despite this post taking 20 minutes to compose, and going over it with 
> a fine tooth comb pixel by pixel, I STILL screwed up the date. It is 
> sept 7th, (TOMORROW) not sept 6th 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> What: Monthly nSLUG general meeting 
> When: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 5:30 pm 
> Where: Uncommon Grounds Coffee House, 1030 South Park St., Halifax 
> http://www.coffeesoldhere.com/html/locate.html 
> 
> It starts at 5:30 but is very informal and "Meet & Greet" style, so if 
> you're late, it doesn't matter. We normally stay until around 
> 7-7:30ish but hang out however long you wish! 
> _______________________________________________ 
> nSLUG mailing list 
> nSLUG at nslug.ns.ca 
> http://nslug.ns.ca/mailman/listinfo/nslug 
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