Board Business, February 28th

(posted by chris the cynic)

Irregular Business

The official New England Slacktivite meetup is on the 9th or 12th of the month that starts tomorrow, so if anyone is interested in it now would be a good time to say so.

Also, I’ve been kind of out of it for the last… I’ve lost track of how long, and I take responsibility for any irregularities that happened around here in that undefined time.

Regular Business

Tomorrow is Deconstruction Friday

Submission deadline for the weekend post is 20:00 EST Saturday. (Article submissions can be sent in any time.)

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.

Please email all submissions to said group email address (SlacktiverseAuthors at gmail dot com). The deadline this week is 20:00 EST.

Urgent or time-sensitive announcements will be posted immediately rather than being held for the next regular 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.

As usual this can be considered a completely open thread if you feel the need for one.

5 thoughts on “Board Business, February 28th

  1. froborr March 1, 2013 at 10:01 am

    So, open thread? Just wanted to report that, while some of the things making meatspace suck for me this year are still unchanged, I’m happy to say that my health is significantly improved and I’m starting a new job in two weeks.

  2. Timothy (TRiG) March 1, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Good news! I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better. And will this be a good job?


  3. froborr March 1, 2013 at 1:04 pm


    And I sincerely hope so. At the very least, better pay and benefits than my current one, comparable commute, and heavily uses what I consider my best job skill, translating things said by experts into things comprehensible to nonexperts.

  4. christhecynic March 1, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Best of luck and wishes for happiness in your new job.

  5. Timothy (TRiG) March 2, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Now that’s a useful job, too, and a highly skilled one. An excellent talent to have.


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