The President's Message
by Tony Butka
You may have noticed that there was no Presidents Message for March. Well, you're right, my day job got in the way. Sigh. However, life is going much better so here is a current Presidents column.
First, thanks to all who voted for the 'white ballot' of incumbent officers and board members. We will mush forward with incorporating and getting our CPA duties fulfilled. Of course volunteers are welcomed (very welcomed, say my fellow boardies).
Speaking of members, two of our own really stepped up for our March meeting. Virginia Hetrick, who did a dandy demonstration of writing HTML web code, demonstrated why professional teachers get paid - her presentation was lucid, well thought out, and even had handouts. Well done Virginia!
And Harry Chris Motin, another of our members really did a fine job of showing us how to actually find all those zip files and do an install of the free Watcom's C/C++ compilers. I know that I had given a cursory look at this when the tools first came out, but gave up when everything did not just install painlessly. Harry's presentation decided me to give the tools another chance. Remember, there is a lot of OS/2 code out there that was written with the Watcom compilers.
Also, even if you are not a wannabe programmer type, there are more and more Linux tools that come with source code in C, just crying out to be ported to OS/2. This stuff will let you do it.
Hopefully the Duck will be doing some articles on these presentations, and I know that Virginia and Harry will be providing some material for us. Thanks again - with the help of our members SCOUG rocks and OS/2 is alive and kickin'.
See you next month. As always, comments, suggestions and such are welcome:
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