[Blindapple] Another test

Tony Baechler tony at baechler.net
Thu Nov 18 09:49:46 EST 2004

Hi.  Since you are going to be gone for a few days, I would wait until 
after you get back to announce the list move.  I'll try to play with the 
web interface again to see if anything strange happens.  So far everything 
seems fine though.

You may have set this already, but make sure that only subscribers can 
post.  Otherwise you will get spam as people find the list address.  Also, 
maybe this is just my thing, but let's make more of a splash with the 
announcement this time.  Let's hit all the Apple and IF newsgroups.  Let's 
hit other mailing lists as well.  Even if we don't get any subscribers 
directly from the newsgroups, people might keep the list in mind and it 
might show up on google.  When I entered your name in google before, your 
posts to the list on freelists showed up and that list hasn't been around 
long.  Here are the groups I would suggest.  My news server is perpetually 
bad and I always have posting problems, so maybe you could hit the groups 
or use google or something.  I'm not on many blindness related lists but I 
can post your announcement in various places.

The Audyssey list(s), whatever they are

This might sound crazy, but you could try uploading your announcement to 
asimov as well.  Someone might see it in their unsorted directory one of 
these days.  Send me a copy of the announcement and I'll see where else I 
can put it.

Is there any reason why you don't want your own domain name?  I'll buy the 
domain.  It is only $10 per year.  You can use everydns.net.  They support 
dynamic ips.  I have 16 domains hosted there with no problems.  I wouldn't 
keep mentioning it except the list would look better at blindapple.com, 
jaybird-site.com, or something.  I believe that no-ip.com is a fee service 
anyway, everydns.net is free.  I won't bother you about this again, but you 
should consider it.  I would even set up a subdomain called 
jaybird.baechler.net for you using everydns.net.

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