March 13, 2003

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emacs-wiki fudging

Maybe I can “publish” to an intermediate file format (replace BBDB and
Gnus links, for example), and then use PHP’s file-reading to handle
it. What do I want? I want to be able to have a table of contents
floating on the right, to give people an overview. I want to be able
to offer easy Previous Day / Next Day navigation.

crossroads instructions

Between 1500 to 6000 words for a feature article, and

800 to 3000 words for an opinion column.

In the beginning of your article, tell the reader—in a captivating
way—what your article is all about. Be sure to place your article
into a broader context. Remember, our audience is composed of
informed, multidisciplinary students. Readers must first learn the
context of your subject before they can understand how your work
changes the field or affects their decision making process.
Anecdotes are entirely appropriate.

Acronyms do not take articles. Active voice replaces passive voice
whenever possible. Systems, programs, commands, routines, and so on,
however, appear in small capital letters. Use he/she, not he or she
alone. If possible, rewrite sentence to use ‘they’. Use the singular
pronoun I (not we) for a singular author. Use that in restrictive
clauses (those without a comma) and which in nonrestrictive clauses
(those with a comma). Use while to mean “at the same time” and
although to mean “in spite of the fact.”

ACM Writing Guide

subdimension went down

Another free service bites the dust. I will no longer be reachable via [email protected], and I hope whoever sends me stuff there will think of Googling to find out my current address – [email protected], as of 2003.03.13. Here’s the text from their website at : falling apart????

You got that straight . . .

Our ISP ( cut our line on 3/3/03 due to a “violation of
contract” or more to the point a violation of their “acceptable use
policy”. There were too many spam complaints about the domain for them to handle. We were not the
originating party in any of the spam complaints (aside from a brief
open relay problem), but I gather we are still ultimately responsible
for your behavior with the email accounts that you obtain from us. How
the hell do people like YAHOO, HOTMAIL, and any other free email
provider deal with spammer complaints from their ISP’s? Do they own
their own ISP? How do they govern their user community? How deep do
your pockets have to be to offer a free-email service?

subDIMENSION will be reborn somewhere else in the near future . . . as
soon as we can find a place to put it . . . please stay tuned . . .
and check back often . . . we hope to have something available

subDIMENSION will NOT be offering FREE or PAY email accounts anymore .
. . thanks to the spammers who brought us to this point . . . and our
apologies to anyone that has mail still residing on our servers . . .
BUT . . . the mail servers have been TURNED OFF as an attempt to be in
compliance with the “acceptable use policy”.

subDIMENSION will be offering a prorated refund to our premium pay and
pro-hosting users.

Make sure you read your contracts . . . and then read them sideways.