SCOUG OS/2 For You - May 1999
by Dave Watson
Many of us are missing the boat! There are thousands of active OS/2 fans
out there. Warpstock is just the tip of the iceberg. And if you are a
student of history, you will recall that it was an iceberg that brought down
the "unsinkable" Titanic! (...if you catch my drift!)
We have begun using
a popular Internet feature called Internet Relay Chat (IRC) for weekly
meetings. We have missed many of you at these meetings. If you drop by,
you will find a great number of interesting and useful discussions are
ongoing just about all the time.
Getting connected is easy. Details? Go
to the SCOUG web site (www.scoug.com) and click on SIGs, Internet SIG, Chat
http://users.deltanet.com/users/dwatson/irc/ for short)
to find out all about it. On the chat page is a primer on how to easily get
and use the software, and of SCOUG activities.
We currently have weekly
meetings at 7 PM Pacific time on Mondays (help desk) and Wednesdays
(Internet SIG), and are planning to add more forums.
There's Always More
Also, we're expanding the chat web site to include activities of other groups.
VOICE is a very important organization in the OS/2 community. They are a
"virtual organization" with members throughout North America and the
Caribbean, as well as Europe, Asia and Australia! They have an excellent
web site including high quality monthly newsletters at
They are also big advocates of IRC and have many scheduled and unscheduled
meetings and events. One of these is on Tuesdays at 5 PM Pacific, called
Speakup. They have invited many distinguished guests such as our own Rollin
and Randell. Membership is $25, but most of their activities are available
free on the web and chat facilities.
Another OS/2 group with a strong Internet presence meets on the IRC network
called undernet. They are dedicated OS/2'ers with a charter that declares
consorting with certain "other" operating systems to be a capital offense.
I'm not aware that they have carried out convictions or sentencing for this
offense, but their dedication and energy are obvious. Learn more about them
at their web site at
I'll discuss more about IRC activities in the future. The OS/2 forums are as useful as they are
exciting. Please join us!
Is there a Warpdoctor in the house?
Soon. VOICE is working on resurrecting the Warp Pharmacy, an excellent
compendium of how-to articles for using OS/2. It's a community project and
needs your help! Please join the mailing list at
Suggestions? Comments? Questions? I can be reached by email at email@example.com
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