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February 9, 2002

The following members were present in the Baen's Bar Chat Room:

Chair called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m. CDT and declared a quorum.

  1. Website
    1. Contact needs to be changed from Tina England to Luis Cedeno. Much discussion: has it been done or is it yet to be done?

      Jody checked at interic reports and discovered that, as of Feb. 2, contact is Judith Lasker and technical contact is Luis Cedeno (was not shown only a couple of days ago). Luis will handle getting the site up.

    2. Chair delayed discussion of Pam's draft of new homepage until everyone has had a chance to read it.

  2. Jimmy´s computer
    1. Morgen says Jimmy's computer is still locking up, that he can read from CDRW but not write to it. He has means of backup, a zip drive, but she doesn´t know if he's using it. Problem may be the incompatibility of various pieces, video card or chipsets. Concensus is that it's probably the video card.

    2. Pam moved that ReadAssist request Walt to change out his video card, for the purpose of seeing if that might help with Jimmy´s computer; ReadAssist will re-imburse Walt to a maximum of $100.

      Discussion: will this void the warranty? Warranty can be purchased elsewhere.

      Virginia seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

    3. Evan has a computer from the same source, which gives him no trouble. Evan's computer has different components, although it's the "same" computer.

      Pam moved that the Technical Committee investigate the difference between Walt's difficult computer and Evan´s cooperative computer, from the same manufacturer, to see what might be causing the problems. Virginia seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

      Evan has the specs from Walt's computer. He will work up a detailed comparison, and e-mail it to the Technical Committee members (Walt, Jody, and Luis). The four of them will discuss the findings via e-mail.

  3. Chair asked for acceptance of the Committee reports. Evan so moved. Virginia seconded and amended motion to accept reports as priorly submitted, pointing out "action upon their premises." Passed unanimously.

  4. Next meeting is set for March 16, 2002, at the same time.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:40 p.m. CDT.

In the absence of Janet Dailey, Recorder, these minutes are submitted by Pam Poggiani on February 9, 2002.

Committee Reports

Gizmo Sub-Committee Report, submitted by Evan Mayerle, 6 February 2002

Nothing new to report here.

I have compared the configuration of computer that Walt and Jimmy have from AMLI and the one I bought. Outside of some different peripheral components, the major difference appears to be the operating system. Don't know what to make of it; I've had no problems with my computer since I got it up and running in late October.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Evan L. Mayerle

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