Item! The Dec. 2007 Web414 recording is up and available at the Mighty Archive.org. Click through to the archive to download this 1 hour and 17 minute recording so that you have something to listen to on your next train ride.
Item! My fantastic and information-laden presentation on Prism is is now publicly viewable.
Item! Thanks so much to those of you who made a donation to our Winter Family Project. If you want to make an online donation, I've set up a Google Checkout form at Writelarge.com. The layout is kind of broken, but it works. Use your favorite credit card to send a donation to me. Every little bit helps.
Hi -- the photos I took at the web414 meetings are posted to the Web414 flickr group.
Let me know if you don't want me to photograph you in the group meetings or if you do a presentation that you don't want photographed--just send me a private email or let me know--it would be no problem.
Or if you want specific actions not photographed, let me know. For example, Kevron doesn't want to be photographed while eating. No problem. He poses for photos fine otherwise.
I also make the photos Creative Commons license for use for web414 publicity, posters, projects, etc.
My wife Jenifer and I run a "Winter Family" project (Jenifer does most of the running, to be honest) at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc. Every year, employees adopt a needy family to help through the holidays with gifts of food and supplies, and a few presents for Christmas morning. This year we have small family of 3 to help. We hope to send the family enough food, clothing, and a few extras to make the Holidays a little easier on them.
Our family this year is a mother, grandmother, and granddaughter. The father is out of the picture due to severe mental illness. The 9-year-old daughter has severe ADHD and they cannot afford for her to have effective treatment. The mother and grandmother spend a lot of time helping her with reading, math, and life skills.
Here's where Web414 comes in. I would like to try to raise enough money to buy the 9-year-old a Nintendo DS and a copy of Brain Training. I think -- and Jenifer agrees-- that the mental concentration exercises and basic math skills that Brain Training emphasizes could really help her work with her ADHD issues. It would make a great present for a little girl who, in spite of being aware of her family's financial situation, still believes in Santa Claus.
Working with the folks at Rogers, Jenifer is handling trying to get other gifts and necessities together for the family. A couple of bucks from each the Web414ers would go a long way to help us afford to give the girl a Nintendo DS. In exchange, I'll plug a few Web 414 cards in the gift pack and be sure to note the donations in any PR the hospital might do surrounding the program.
I'll be taking collections at Thursday's Web414 Meeting, so if you can bring a few bucks, that would be great. In the past, the families we've helped have really appreciated the support. This is a great opportunity for your donations to go directly into real-world applications of good will.
Thanks for your time and attention.
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I noticed that there was no Web414 page on Wikipedia. There is now.
I am certain that there are Wikipedians among us who can do some of that Web414 magic and put all kinds of better information on that page, link it in to all the great and fantastic categories that it should be in, edit and change it and break it into a billion peices.
But that ain't me.
For the Web414 November 2007 meeting, go to the Upcoming page, and you'll see where it says "Photos" and then click on "Add your own..." and it will provide you with a tag. The tag for the November 2007 meeting is upcoming:event=309878
Now, just add that tag to the photos you took at the meeting, and the photos will show up on that page.
Anyway, it's just one more cool way to get your stuff out there with minimal effort. Enjoy!
The recording is released under the Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. I expect a remix.
The Waukesha County offshoot of Web414 will be meeting for burritos and the ceremonial exchange of a broken Macintosh.
We will be meeting at Caribou at Bayshore [map].
Join us to talk tech news and to get some work done!
Caribou Coffee has free wifi, reasonably priced drinks, and free parking.
Please feel free to add things to this list. I'd like to get a full list and hash these things out before we start the upgrade to 5.x process (I haven't played around with 6.x too much, don't know if we want to risk upgrading to it yet?). No idea is a stupid idea. Let's get all of your ideas up here!
A few Web414 folks have expressed interest. It'll require a field trip, so it's not for the faint of heart, but if you're up to the challenge and want to form a team, go for it!
For more details, visit f1webchallenge.com