The President's Message
by Tony Butka
December proved to be an exciting month, with club members stepping up to the plate to give us a variety of tips. Gary Wong took us for a tour of the Internet, showing exactly how he gets all that information about new OS/2 sites and drivers and programs. And Sheridan George gave us a nice side-by-side tutorial contrasting OS/2 REXX and Python.
For me, the highlight was having Steven Levine actually do an install from scratch using CID on a remote machine. And just to make it all more challenging, his remote machine crashed so he did the install using a new partition on a portable that Kim Cheung volunteered for the cause. This was neat because the CID stuff is at the heart of the OS/2 installer that we all use for Warp 4 and current versions, and it is very poorly documented by IBM to say the least.
At the end of the meeting, Kim Cheung made a pitch for volunteers to help with eCS -- documentation, web site help, you name it. I'm sure that folks will help, because this gives us an unprecedented chance to directly influence the future of our favorite operating system. Hey, I'll even help with documentation.
If anyone out there has successfully set up his/her digital camera with OS/2, please let me know. It seemed that this is a hot topic at the moment for our members, and we'd love to get a presentation on the subject. Stuff like actually using that USB link between the camera and computer, and how to handle those memory stick kind of issues.
We're going to have a Board meeting in January, and go over the business of the club stuff. So more next month. See you then.
Questions, comments, ideas for any presentations, contact me at
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