Board Business, January 3rd

(posted by chris the cynic)

Irregular Business

A New England Slacktivite get together is tentatively scheduled for one of the middle days of next week (Tuesday the 8th, Wednesday the 9th, Thursday the 10th), hopefully a movie will be involved. If you can show up, now would be a very good time to say so (might also help with determining which day.)

So, you know, use this thread or email me or some such to say if you can show up. And please do it soon because it helps to have advance warning and we are talking about something, at most, a week away.

Regular Business

Tomorrow is Deconstruction Friday

Submissions for the weekend post due by 20:00 GMT Saturday.

Anyone who has submissions for the weekend post should send them in.  Some people wonder if they really deserve to be in the post.  The answer to that is always the same: You do.  So try not to be afraid and do try to send in submissions if you have them.

The sections of the post are as follows:

The Blogaround

Any denizen of the Slacktiverse who has posted an article to their own website since they last submitted to a weekend post is invited, enticed, and cajoled to send a short summary of that article along with its permalink to the group email. That summary and link will be included in the next weekend blogaround. This will help to keep members of our community aware of the many excellent websites hosted by other members.

Remember, this is since you last submitted to a weekend post, not since the last weekend post. For example, if the last time you submitted was a month ago, everything you wrote since then is fair game.

In Case You Missed This

Readers of The Slacktiverse can send short summaries of, and permalinks to, articles that they feel might be of interest to other readers.  These should be sent, as you might expect, to the group email.

Things You Can Do

Anyone who knows of a worthy cause or important petition should send a short description of the petition/cause along with its url to the group email.

Deadlines
Please email all submissions to said group email address (SlacktiverseAuthors at gmail dot com). The deadline this week will be 2000 GMT on Saturday.

Urgent or time-sensitive announcements will be posted immediately rather than being held for the next regular “This Weekend” post.  But you’ll have to tell me they’re urgent or time sensitive because it’s liable to go right over my head if you don’t.

Since this thread is being reserved on the off chance other New Englanders can show up, if you need an open thread just use the last one and ignore the prompt.

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5 thoughts on “Board Business, January 3rd

  1. Brin January 3, 2013 at 10:35 am

    The post is missing its title.

    Unfortunately, none of those times are among the four days every year and a half in which I’m in New England. (The pattern suggests the next four-day period ought to be this spring, but I haven’t heard any plans.)

  2. cjmr January 3, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Well, the 10th is definitely right out. Might be able to do the 8th or 9th.

  3. chris the cynic January 3, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    @Brin,
    I was in a hurry this morning because I knew I was going to be gone most of the day so, I screwed up. Thanks for letting me know, should be better now.

    @cjmr,
    Everything is still pretty tentative at this point. We’ll see what develops and keep you in the loop.

  4. Lonespark January 4, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Maybe we could set up a few tentative future dates? Like Froborr occasionally comes up here for conventions, so maybe next time he’s doing that we can say we’ll meet for lunch? And I believe cjmr invited folks for New Year’s, which didn’t work out for 2013 but maybe it would next year?

  5. chris the cynic January 4, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    @Lonespark and anyone who agrees

    I think the long neglected forums would be a good place for that simply because forum threads don’t run the risk of being buried as fast as blog post comments.

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