ADMINISTRIVIA: Happy new year 2005

Anselm Lingnau

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First of all, happy new year to everybody on the list, and many enjoyable
hours on the dance floor.

I'd like to take this opportunity to comment on a few of the observations
people have made recently:

- The ?SCD News and Discussion? tag line is the one the Mailman software
  associates with the xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx address (and, apparently,
  insists on sending out). It is, by itself, in no way indicative of spam;
  however nothing prevents virus-infected PCs -- at other sites; the
  Strathspey machines, being based on Linux, are for all purposes immune
  to viruses -- from taking this address and tag line in vain. Note that
  proper Strathspey messages will contain, among other things, a header
  saying

    List-Id: SCD news and discussion <strathspey.strathspey.org>

  (which, apparently, the conversion to Mailman also broke; sorry to all
  who had to change their filtering setups), which spam slingers will
  seldom take the trouble to reproduce.

- I hope to get the archives restored (including December) during the
  next couple of weeks or so. I'm currently evaluating nifty new archive
  management software and it is likely that we will be seeing more changes
  in that area of the site, which will hopefully be for the better.

- The Strathspey server isn't ?gone?, at least not intentionally and not
  for extended periods of time. It seems that the Zope system I'm using to
  maintain the web site has some deep, murky problems with whatever I'm
  asking it to do (I don't think it's a problem with Zope in principle as
  the rest of the world seems to be getting along with it just fine) that
  cause it to go south every so often. Right now it's being reset every
  three hours, but the thing is slowly driving me insane, thus ...

- The Strathspey server will, during the course of the next month or so,
  move away from Zope to a new, custom content management system that I've
  been wasting many sleepless nights on, especially for you. I will
  probably do the move gradually, one bit at a time, and make the new site
  available to ?sneak previewers? in order to get early feedback. In the
  end this will hopefully lead to fewer administrative headaches for yours
  truly, mucho enhanced functionality for the Strathspey community, and
  general peace on earth and goodwill to all people (well, we can hope, can't
  we?). Expect announcements here as things progress, and don't hold your
  breath waiting for them; I have to have a real job to pay my rent and
  get something to eat every so often, and the CeBIT fair is looming in
  the distance ...

Happy dancing,
Anselm
--
Anselm Lingnau, Frankfurt, Germany ..................... xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
Computers are supposed to serve man, not vice versa, the experience of the
last 40 years notwithstanding. -- Larry Wall

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