[Soekris] FreeBSD 6 image for 4801?
jaymo at cullmail.com
Mon Jan 16 22:23:49 UTC 2006
On Mon, Jan 16, 2006 at 12:49:13PM -0500, the unit calling itself David Courtney wrote:
> > PS: As good as the site is, the indexing of resources could possibly
> > stand a little improvement. The 'Guides' link at the top of the page
> > doesn't actually provide the link to the Debian install. Clicking
> > 'Previous Page' from your URL a few times yielded this URL which seems
> > to be an un-indexed index :)
> > http://www.ultradesic.com/index.php?section=41
> Hello ... I'm the author of those Guides. First of all, thanks for
> reading them. I hope they were useful to you.
Very much so - I haven't tried them just yet, but I am impressed with
the depth of detail. You've taken a very knotty subject, and
proceduralized it for "the rest of us" :)
> The link you mentioned above (section 41) is actually a sub section of
> the Soekris Guide. The information in section 41 is specific to the
> Soekris boxes - therefore it isn't indexed under its own Guide.
> See here:
Ah so! Well that is logical - no doubt about it.
> That said ... I'm always open to ideas for improving the Guides. It
> started as one single, static HTML page that I manually updated and
> uploaded to my website whenever I made changes. It has since grown to
> several individual Guides spanning many pages. I'm not a usability
> expert by any means ... so if the layout is confusing, I apologize.
> But the idea is that the Guides link is the "parent" page to all the
> Guides. From there, you choose the Guide you want to read. Within
> the specific Guide, all the pages for that Guide are indexed (for that
> It seemed logical to me ... but logic and usability aren't necessarily
> the same I suppose.
I guess I was thinking the overall organization was software/OS rather
than hardware. But I see now that the "Guides" page shows both hardware
(Soekris) and software/OS. I'm not sure what the "right way" is to do
this, but you are to be commended for following Patton's Maxim:
"A good plan, executed today, is far better than a perfect plan
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