RE: Where'd the FAQ webpage go?

From: Karl Auerbach <karl_at_cavebear_dot_com>
Date: Fri Jan 09 2004 - 20:16:47 CST

On Wed, 7 Jan 2004, Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp) wrote:

> phpMyFAQ can generate a PDF version of the FAQ for distribution. See
> http://www.openvoting.com/faq/pdf/faq.pdf for an example. It's not terribly
> pretty, but it could serve as a document for distribution.
>
> I'm starting on copying the HTML FAQ entries into the FAQ database. Once
> that's done, should I move the FAQ engine to your server (so that we can
> turn off www.openvoting.com)?

Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format is my preferred format for doing final
distributions of documents. So it's cool that phpMyFAQ can do that.

The actual asethetic aspects of the paper versions of these things are
important - I've been on the losing side too often when I lose a debate
because the other side has prettier paper. This is one of the reasons why
I am so concerned about putting together a really fine one/two page white
paper - a lot of people actually say "I never read anything longer than a
page." (In fact, one tends to hear that most often from people at the
top levels of an org chart.)

My machine is ready and waiting. The machine is also serving another
group I work with on railroading stuff (among other things we're restoring
a 1923 mainline steam locomotive), but there are plenty of compute cycles
available.

I can set up a virtual web server for the OVC. I just need to know what
domain name it should eventually have. (I'll set up a temporary alias so
that we can work on it while the old site is still live.) We may have to
install phyMyFAQ and whatever other pieces it needs. (I installed it to
play with on my home server and it was pretty easy to install, but I don't
remember the details.)

                --karl--

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