Looking for a family bbs
I'm looking for a bulletin board or community message board system
that my extended family can use. If you know of one that meet my
requirements, I'd appreciate it if you'd post a comment here to tell
me about it.
My requirements are:
- as simple to use as Yahoo! Groups
- supports message threading
- supports pictures in postings
- runs under thttpd or provides its own web server (Apache is too complicated for me)
- users have to register with name, e-mail address
- anonymous cowards prohibited from posting
- no moderation required
- doesn't require MySQL (optional)
- requires little or no tweeking to make it ready for use
The thttpd requirement excludes PHP solutions. It probably limits me
I'm playing with two
They're both pretty nice but the don't meet my requirements.
If there is an easy way to make them do it, I'd like to know about it.
CMF is too complicated to use. Posting a message requires too many
choices from the user. You don't post directly to the board.
Instead, you publish something on your own, private space within CMS
and it magically finds its way into a thread.
Squishdot doesn't have user registration. Anyone can post. It will
take a little bit of work to make it look right. By default, a
Squishdot site looks like the main Squishdot site, with the Squishdot
logo and everything.
posted at 10:13:04
As seen on Slashdot and as reported by
Low power FM radio
(LPFM) is a great idea. It's another opportunity to build community
and to express minority points of view. It's no wonder that media
giant Clear Channel objects to it: they support the monoculture. That
way lies cultural death. In spite of what the media conglomerates
claim, an LPFM signal doesn't necessarily to interfere with
You can find LPFM stations near you at the FCC web site.
posted at 11:06:24
Robert F. Newton
My friend Bob Newton died 10 years ago today.
He was a smart man, valedictorian or salutatorian of the class of 1980 at
Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School,
1984 graduate of
the U. S. Naval Academy,
and a professional
Bob was a musican, too. He played the clarinet.
I met Bob when we were in high school. We must have met while on the
Stratton Mountain Scout Reservation,
a summer camp of the
Governor Clinton Council, which served the Scouts of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy, NY.
Later, along with our friend
we led the Albany county area district of Nimat Lodge 181 of the
Order of the Arrow.
was part of our cabal, too, I seem to recall. We were all camp staff in those days.
One of the things I remember about Bob from our camp staff days is
that every Sunday he would buy
The New York Times.
He would spend the
rest of the week reading every article. He was probably the best
informed member of the camp staff.
There is a memorial fund for Bob. It's the Uline-Newton
Memorial Fund and it's administered by Twin Rivers Council. The
"Uline" in the name is Jeff Uline, another deceased Scout.
posted at 15:18:08
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