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I made a thing... [Jul. 5th, 2007|04:01 pm]
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And they put it on the interweb.

(Yes, work safe. Bit geeky.)

Edited to add: I did write the article with gender-neutral pronouns; but someone on their end changed them all to female.
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[User Picture]From: catsgomiaow
2007-07-05 03:12 pm (UTC)
Oh! Clearly I don't understand a word of it but being on the O RLY (sorry, O'Reilly) thing is V impressive! Well done :)

(I has another review for you, when I get time to write it :))
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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-07-05 08:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I am v amused that the first comment references O RLY :)
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[User Picture]From: julietk
2007-07-05 05:19 pm (UTC)
I saw that when I was checking my blog - well done!
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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-07-05 08:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you! You may link to it from anywhere you find appropriate, if you like...
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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-07-05 08:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm not sure whether to pimp it on the MUD boards or not. On the one hand, it might suck someone in to the cult of OpenGuides; on the other, it might get completely ignored and then I would be sad.
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[User Picture]From: friend_of_tofu
2007-07-05 06:54 pm (UTC)
Too complicated for my poor brain also, but well done!
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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-07-05 08:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I did warn about the geekiness :)
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[User Picture]From: jhaelan
2007-07-06 03:53 am (UTC)
Hehhe, nice :)
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[User Picture]From: lnr
2007-07-06 08:01 am (UTC)
I presume you just used they/their etc? Can't believe they edited that!

Interesting article anyway, and almost makes me want to try set one up for Cambridge, if I had the time and hosting space (which I don't).
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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-07-06 08:31 am (UTC)
Yes, just they/their/them. Very odd.

I've actually wondered several times why there isn't an OpenGuide for Cambridge, given the geek density there.
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[User Picture]From: lnr
2007-07-06 08:35 am (UTC)
I think it's possibly a side effect of cam.misc still being alive. It's wiki isn't anything like as comprehensive a guide to that sort of thing, but has other stuff as well, and people are always asking for recommendations for stuff. There seem to have been lots of pub and curry guides in the past all running separately, it would be nice to have them gathered together.
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[User Picture]From: lnr
2007-07-06 08:37 am (UTC)
its. Argh.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-07-06 10:59 am (UTC)
Ah, I didn't know about the cam.misc wiki! Found it via Google and had a look.

scat0324 points out below that http://cambridge.openguides.org/ does actually exist, though it doesn't seem to be very active. Might be worth pointing its existence out to cam.misc people and/or talking to the cam.misc wiki admin and seeing if they'd be amenable to having the two sites work together? I reckon they'd complement each other rather well.
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[User Picture]From: lnr
2007-07-06 12:01 pm (UTC)
I've brought it up on cam.misc, which might get it a bit more traffic.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-07-06 12:09 pm (UTC)
Hurrah, thank you!
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[User Picture]From: lnr
2007-07-06 12:35 pm (UTC)
*grin* I've even added the other two cinemas in Cambridge to it myself. I can see this could easily become an obsession, which is why I picked the smallest available category to fix :-)
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From: scat0324
2007-07-06 09:25 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-07-06 10:56 am (UTC)
Gosh. Is that Dom's doing?

In that case, my previous wondering has now been substituted by wondering why nobody uses the Cambridge OpenGuide; maybe because they don't know it exists?
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From: scat0324
2007-07-06 11:05 am (UTC)
Ganesh, I think.

Yes, probably - and with G&Æ no longer living actually in Cambridge, there's not an active maintainer.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-07-06 11:16 am (UTC)
Ta. I'll drop him a line and see if he's still interested in keeping an eye on it from afar (like I do with the vegan guide), if we point people in Cambridge at it.
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[User Picture]From: lnr
2007-07-06 12:33 pm (UTC)
Certainly I wasn't aware of it, despite knowing Ganesh. It might help if it was listed at openguides.org with the others. Perhaps highlighting it on cam.misc will help. Wish I were better at CSS though, it would definitely benefit from a bit of prettying.
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From: hsenag
2007-07-06 09:18 pm (UTC)
I thought I did mention it on cam.misc when we set it up, though I may not have done. Andy, who was responsible for persuading me to set it up in the first place, hasn't done much with it since his initial flush of enthusiasm.

Anyway, I'm happy to keep running it, though I don't have too much time to do stuff. I've also forgotten a lot about how it all works, but I could give you whatever admin rights are possible if you like.

I'm away and stuck on dialup for a few days, so might not respond very quickly.
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[User Picture]From: lnr
2007-07-07 08:24 am (UTC)
I don't think I've quite the enthusiasm for admin rights, just yet, but I'll let you know if I realise I need them. So far cam.misc is having a rather lukewarm response. The problem at the moment is there's just not enough content there yet really.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-07-11 03:59 pm (UTC)
I don't mind having admin rights if you want someone to share the burden.
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[User Picture]From: selki
2007-07-06 04:24 pm (UTC)
Very odd, yes.
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