ALUMNI: Another week; another issue of Jasper Jottings

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Shipped! Time to start next week’s.

Interesting fury of findings.

(1) People don’t read how to update their subscriptions. And, I don’t know how to get them trained to do it. Argh!

(2) No way to copy the three tables (i.e., contents, by name, and by class) directly into the free, and unequaled, wordpressdotcom, via their web front end, blog desk, or msft live writer.

(3) MSFT particularly exasperated me. From their word processor to their blog front end! I’d have thought that was a short putt. Noooo!

(4) Live Wirter client has a help entry give feedback. (Fasten seat belts!) That takes you to an msn group. That require you to sing on with your MSFT PASSPORT. (Annoying but OK, I’ll play along. I can see that this is a train wreck. From a UI POV tooooo many steps!) So, I have a passport — real and the Microsoft kind — so I click on “sign on with my passport”. Yup, here the wreck. “Page Not Found”. (I could make this stuff up!)

SO my play time expired and I’ve left frustrated as usual. So what else is new!

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ALUMNI: Jim Couch Reunion Games – Father’s Day – June 17, 2007 @ Manhattan College

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

 Interesting that DIGG knows my blog. :-)  Doesn’t stuff things in the right category or in the right format but it stuffs it.

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New to the city landscape is the Reunion Games for Dyckman resident Jim Couch. Mr. Couch founded Dyckman Basketball in 1957. Dyckman’s own Kareem Abdul-Jabbar started out with him and currently through his program over 400 individuals have been steered to scholarship opportunities. The first game will jump off at […]

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read more | digg story

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ALUMNI: JasperJottings-Daily now has it’s own domain

Monday, June 11, 2007

ALUMNI: JasperJottings-Daily now has it’s own domain

JasperJottings-Daily now has it’s own domain; like JasperJottings-Sports.

http://jasperjottings-daily.com/ JasperJottings Dash Daily Dot Com

It’s easier to remember and hard to confuse with the weekly news site

Your source for Jasper Alumni stories that doesn’t come from the College.

(Weekly) Jasper Jottings Dot Com
http://www.jasperjottings.com

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ALUMNI: JasperJottings-Sports now has it’s own domain.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

JasperJottings-Sports now has it’s own domain.

http://jasperjottings-sports.com/

JasperJottings Dash Sports Dot Com

It’s easier to remember and hard to confuse with the news site

Your source for Jasper Sports stories that don’t come from the College.

Jasper Jottings Dot Com

http://www.jasperjottings.com

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ALUMNI: Another week; another issue of Jasper Jottings

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Shipped! Time to start next week’s.

Cleaned up the sports blog and labels.

Registered the domain jasperjottings-sports.com for that sports blog.

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ALUMNI: The Alumni db I use is down

Saturday, May 26, 2007

I have it on good authority that the replacement for mcALUMdb will be back on line at the end of the month. My source is a very honest Jasper, and I believe he believes that. But at the risk of sounding like our loveable cuddly Curmudgeon, I’d ask “which month?”.

Seriously technology projects usually miss dates, and this one is no exception. Only Jasper Jottings is like clock work. A ranting raving clock, but always ready for your after Sunday Mass coffee. (No cheating and reading it on Saturday afternoon.) Any way, a lot of my processes (the way I do stuff) keyed on the mcALUMdb for the Class Years, so they need retooling. I have a lot of the data just not in quickly accessible format. (i.e., a a fast directory as opposed to an Outlook contact record). It’ll all be better when I dump Microsoft later this year.

In the meantime, the new son of mcALUMdb will be so much better. Excuse me, I have to answer the door, the bridge salesman is here.

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ALUMNI: Creating class alumni groups on yahoo

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Creating class alumni groups on yahoo

  • Name (steer clear of trademark, copyright, and such)
  • Logo
  • Build a FAQ
  • Have key text files ready:
    *Challenge
    *YouMadeItIn
    *Monthly
    *Departing
    *Rejected
    *Banned
  • Webpage and domain name
  • Source of invitations list
  • Ask people to sub and unsub without your involvement.

Create the group. Send the Invites. And prep for either a big flop or a lifetime of angst.


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