Ubuntu-us-ma Digest, Vol 23, Issue 19

Samuel Murphy samuel.murphy at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 17:39:13 GMT 2009


I had to go to gmaps, perhaps add "One block from Copley Place".


And I agree with the language needing some 'punch', but am not a real
copywriter...

End to viruses.
Revitalize your old computer for free.
Great Free Applications.


-Sam

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>   1. Re: Classes Poster (jimi o'beirne)
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> Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 09:13:55 -0500
> From: jimi o'beirne <jimobeirne at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Classes Poster
> To: Martin Owens <doctormo at gmail.com>
> Cc: Ubuntu Massachusetts Mailing List <ubuntu-us-ma at lists.ubuntu.com>
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> Very nice poster!
> I do tend to agree, maybe a lighter (white?) font would make it easier
> to read.
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> See you all tomorrow night.
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> Jim O'Beirne
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> On Tue, 2009-01-27 at 21:03 -0500, Martin Owens wrote:
>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> In preperation for our meeting on Thursday. Attached is a prospective
>> poster for our classes events at the SETC on Tuesdays. These classes are
>> where we teach people how to use ubuntu and introduce them to the world
>> of Free Software.
>>
>> These posters are for putting up in community centers around Boston. If
>> other teaching regular events are set up at other places, it's to be
>> modified so others can reuse the poster.
>>
>> Check the copy and style, feedback is important to refining it before we
>> do prints.
>>
>> Best Regards, Martin Owens
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> Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 10:04:12 -0500
> From: Paul Smith <paul at mad-scientist.us>
> Subject: Re: Classes Poster
> To: Jay Fulton <databasejay at gmail.com>
> Cc: Ubuntu Massachusetts Mailing List <ubuntu-us-ma at lists.ubuntu.com>
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> On Wed, 2009-01-28 at 06:12 -0500, Jay Fulton wrote:
>> suggest that the word "free" appear completely against the white
>> background in the tag.  When I viewed it, it appeared partly in the
>> brown, rendering it less readable to a quick glance.
>
> That's funny: when I view it the "Free" is in the white, but the
> "Computer" is too long to fit into the tag and extends past it onto the
> brown border, which looks kind of bad.  Not sure how different viewers
> would show this differently, since it's SVG.  At any rate, I think the
> tag needs to be larger or the font size needs to be reduced.
>
> Also, I think this text is not clear:
>
> "Have you ever wished your computer would not get viruses, and become
> more and more unstable as time goes on?"
>
> To me the comma separates these clauses and the placement of the "not"
> makes it apply to the first clause only (not get viruses), leaving the
> second to be affirmative ("Have you ever wished your computer would
> become more and more unstable as time goes on?") which is definitely not
> what you're aiming for (I hope!!)
>
> Maybe something like:
>
> "Have you ever wished your computer was not susceptible to viruses, and
> did not become slower and less stable the more you used it?"
>
>
> Good stuff!
>
>
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> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 11:48:24 -0500
> From: Martin Owens <doctormo at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Classes Poster
> To: jimobeirne at gmail.com
> Cc: Ubuntu Massachusetts Mailing List <ubuntu-us-ma at lists.ubuntu.com>
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> Hello all,
>
> OK, given some of the odd comments, I think the svg isn't comming
> through right.
>
> So I'm posting a png version of it rendered, so you guys can see what
> the whole thing looks like. This should look different enough for you to
> have another look?
>
> Best Regards, Martin Owens
>
> On Wed, 2009-01-28 at 09:13 -0500, jimi o'beirne wrote:
>> Very nice poster!
>> I do tend to agree, maybe a lighter (white?) font would make it easier
>> to read.
>>
>> See you all tomorrow night.
>>
>> Jim O'Beirne
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