[kwlug-disc] Trying out some additional material on past meeting pages...
Andrew Sullivan Cant
acant at alumni.uwaterloo.ca
Sun Sep 15 16:50:17 EDT 2013
Just a little update:
- I finished embedding the remain videos that have been uploaded to
YouTube. I will see about adding the remainder when I can.
- added the meeting notes for the most recent meetings, back to the
beginning of the year-ish. These aren't too pretty, but I hope to
improve the formatting for future meetings.
Next-ish I will try getting Bob's dents into the ZFS/BTRFS meeting.
Other things that I am thinking about:
- add a block for links to other locations (google+, linkined, mailing
list, twitter, etc.)
- do an SEO review of the site, to make sure that it is findable
And a question: does anyone blog on kwlug.org? I am wondering if it
might make sense to remove the functionality and instead aggregate
members FLOSS related blogs.
>>> The problem is that this is / becomes YAPU - Yet Another Place to
Agreed and duplication is bad, and automated as much as possible is best.
But does our own website count as YAPU? I would think it should be the
hub for any meeting, and should link out to related resources? (e.g.,
videos which we don't want to host ourselves or presenters
On 2013-09-10 3:53 AM, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> Tonight's presentations were live-dented -- the full conversation is
> visible at
> and nicely sorted in ascending order (your own OStatus client could
> display it as a threaded converstation). There's an RSS feed for just
> this conversation at
> (or http://sn.jonkman.ca/api/statusnet/conversation/30773.atom for
> standards conformance weenies)
> I'll work on putting that feed into tonight's meeting announcement (but
> not right now).
> You can get KWLUG's dents in Atom/RSS at
> and Atom/RSS feeds are on that page. All of KWLUG's subscriptions are at
> again with Atom/RSS feeds.
> And everything posted on StatusNet is bridged to Twitter, so anyone who
> subscribes to https://twitter.com/kwlug will get the full stream. It's a
> two-way Twitterbridge, so Tweets sent to @KWLUG will show up in
> StatusNet too.
> Ain't F/LOSS grand! Grander than those proprietary silos, anyway.
> Oh, and if anyone wants to join a StatusNet site there are some public
> ones listed at
> Popular StatusNet sites for joining are http://quitter.se,
> http://micro.fragdev.com and http://oracle.skilledtests.com but of
> course you're encouraged to set up your own instance. I wonder if KWLUG
> could have one of its own...
> On 13-09-09 04:48 PM, Bob Jonkman wrote:
>> I'm all in favour of having info appear in multiple places. But
>> unsolicited is right, it would be good to have these things update
>> themselves from the authoritative sources, such as an Atom/RSS feed. Of
>> course, Google, Twitter et.al. have discontinued publishing Atom/RSS
>> feeds, the better to coerce you into their ecosystems.
>> In addition to Paul's meeting notes and Chamunks' YouTube videos, I've
>> been live-Tweeting the last few meetings; see https://twitter.com/kwlug
>> There's also http://identi.ca/kwlug Sadly, since the switch to pump.io
>> software I find Identi.ca too difficult to use; f'rinstance, I can't
>> even find a named anchor on the Identi.ca KWLUG page to point people to
>> a particular thread in the conversation.
>> So, I've just set up http://sn.jonkman.ca/kwlug to provide a F/LOSS way
>> to socially medialize. Any OStatus enabled service can connect, so if
>> you have a Diaspora, Friendica or StatusNet account you can subscribe to
>> this KWLUG account.
>> I'll use that to create an accessible thread for tonight's meeting.
>> Seems I can edit stuff on kwlug.org, so I'll try to add it myself.
>> And if anyone else wants to join me in being the voice of KWLUG on
>> Twitter, Identi.ca or StatusNet, please let me know and I'll give you
>> the keys to the front door.
>> On 13-09-09 03:31 PM, unsolicited wrote:
>>> The problem is that this is / becomes YAPU - Yet Another Place to Update.
>>> [Don't get Bob started on the proliferation of <x>, let alone in the
>>> Even if twitter, facebook, kwlug-disc, google+, <your favourite place>,
>>> could be auto-included within the appropriate kwlug.org page, someone
>>> would have to maintain the list/links of 'appropriate kwlug.org pages'.
>>> e.g. Each meeting aggregation would presumably be at a different link.
>>> kwlug.org has never seemed to be a really popular place to post stuff.
>>> What to do about that or how to 'fix' it, I have no idea.
>>> Khalid - what Drupal things are out there surrounding this sort of
>>> collection / collective content maintenance?
>>> -- Bill
>>> [Who doesn't understand why Bob ...]
>>> On 13-09-09 02:26 PM, Andrew Sullivan Cant wrote:
>>>> I'd like to see more useful information in kwlug.org.
>>>> As as start to that idea I tried adding Paul's meeting notes and
>>>> embedding Colin's videos for the following meetings:
>>>> Panel Discussion: Earning a Living with FLOSS
>>>> Bitcoin and Ripple
>>>> (P.S.: Other things that I was considering might be useful:
>>>> - transcriptions for the video
>>>> - embedding presentation slides when possible
>>>> - expanding on post-meeting notes (links and critical points of the talk)
>>>> - listings tweets about the meeting (I think that Bob has been live
>>>> tweeting many of the meetings)
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