JP Vossen on 12 Jun 2008 18:07:40 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Windows TextUtils/CLI tools (was re: A week o' Mondays...]

 > Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 13:35:29 -0400
 > From: jeff <

 > JP Vossen wrote:
 >> a mostly Windows crowd (students at ITT Tech))
 > nice gig.

It's not a gig as I think you mean.  ITT is nice enough to allow PANTUG 
(Philadelphia Area Network Technologies User Group: to 
use their library to hold meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. 
Sometimes students sit in on presentations, as happened last night.  I 
don't teach there officially or anything like that.

There is a tiny bit of cross-pollination between PLUG and PANTUG, though 
I won't name any names besides mine.  PANTUG started out in the mid 90's 
as a Windows NT group though, so any PLUG'ers stuck with dealing with 
Windows may find joining worthwhile.  Windows stuff isn't OT over there 
(which fact may dissuade others here from joining)... :-)

Browse the archives at to get a 
flavor...  And you all may be amused to know I just rebuilt the group's 
server on Ubuntu Hardy with Joomla and Mailman after the Windows one 

 > Is that a diploma mill or a real school?

I don't have enough information to answer that question or to even have 
an opinion.  As I said, they are nice to PANTUG, and let us meet there, 
that's the extent of my knowledge.  I've never seen anything 
questionable, and they do ask for industry folks to sit on boards and 
give recommendations on curriculum, so that's a point in their favor.

 >> In particular, I'm a big fan of the,
 > I'll take a look.  Thanks for the pointers and the presentation.

You won't be sorry.  Well, *you* might, since you'll probably run afoul 
of one of the bugs in date.exe which I've never gotten the author to 
fix...  But in general...  :-)

 > Got any video of the happy event?

Thankfully, no!  As I said, it was really just a UG meeting, though in 
this case students outnumbered group members.

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