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ET Meet-up in April or May - Update time.

by paul spencer Sun Mar 16th, 2008 at 10:06:43 PM EST

Here's a table of the possibilities from the earlier diary:

Name             04/11/08 04/12/08 05/02/08 05/03/08 05/04/08
redstar                 1        1
The3rdColumn            1        1
Helen                   1        1        1        1        1
Migeru                  1        1        1        1        1
Frank Schnittger        1        1        1        1        1
Melancthon                                         1
LEP                                       1        1        1
margouillat             ?        ?        ?        ?        ?
Metatone                ?        ?        ?        ?        ?
Loefing                 ?        ?        ?        ?        ?
afew                    ?        ?        ?        ?        ?
Sven Triloquist         ?        ?        ?        ?        ?
geezer in Paris         1        1        1        1        1
In Wales                1        1        1        1        1
Jerome a Paris          ?        ?        ?        ?        ?


The blank spaces indicate "not going to happen for me"; the 1's indicate "I can do that"; the ?s indicate a "definite maybe", or else a "what would you like to do?".

So - comment away. I can meet twice, if some are available May but not April, or vice versa. Per Migeru, we will make choice(s) in this diary, so that preparations can be finalized.

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What's the best way to convert an Excel table for use here?

paul spencer
by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Sun Mar 16th, 2008 at 10:09:08 PM EST
do you want to use the data or is it ok as a graphic?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Mar 16th, 2008 at 11:01:25 PM EST
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Excel 2003 can save as a web page ; open the resulting file with notepad, and copy/paste everything within the table tags.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Mon Mar 17th, 2008 at 04:32:56 AM EST
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In Excel:
  1. Select the bit of your spreadsheet you would like to post.
  2. File->Save As...
  3. In the drop down list at the bottom of the dialog labeled Save as type:, select Web page(*.htm; *.html)
  4. Two radio buttons will appear, Entire Workbook and Selection. Choose Selection. Name your file and save.
In Firefox (or other webbrowser):
  1. Open the file you just saved
  2. select the table
  3. If you have TribExt installed, press Ctrl+Shift+C
  4. Else, right-click, and View selection source, expand your selection to include the first <tr...> and last </tr>, be sure not to include the <tbody>,then copy with Ctrl+C
  5. Past into EuroTrib posting textbox
  6. Cleanup time! The output from TribExt may include a x: in the <td...> elements. (fixed in next version...) Remove them.
  7. If you copied from the selection source, you may have to remove some x:num="" from the <td...> elements. Also, add <table style="border-collapse: collapse; font-size: 100%;" border="1px" cellpadding="0" > and </table> tags around your table elements. If you don't want borders, set border="0px" in the <table...> tag.
  8. Preview and post!
And you get something like:

n 1 2
m 2 2
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Mon Mar 17th, 2008 at 04:59:37 AM EST
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I reformatted your table using the HTML <pre> tags for pre-formatted text, which displays in single-width font and respects explicit whitespace...

I suggest saving the Excel table as "comma separated values" with "tabs" as separators and "fixed width" fields (to be padded with spaces). That will produce a text file which will be easiest to copy and paste into the <pre> block.

It'd be nice if the battle were only against the right wingers, not half of the left on top of that — François in Paris

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Mar 17th, 2008 at 05:49:52 AM EST
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I'm afraid I don't have the money/time combination (esp. time.  I'm tied up most weekends) working in sync for any extra trips away from my home base for the next year.  I would come if I could, though!

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.
by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Mon Mar 17th, 2008 at 06:26:30 AM EST
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(oops!  Attached this to the Excel comment by mistake.)

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.
by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Mon Mar 17th, 2008 at 06:26:58 AM EST
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Can you remind us of the location?
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Mon Mar 17th, 2008 at 06:56:26 AM EST
It's Paris isn't it ?

My availability for any date remains conditional rather than absolute. There will be other calls on my time. But I'd like ot be there.

Isn't Jerome organising the proper annual bash for later in the summer ?

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Mar 17th, 2008 at 07:37:28 AM EST
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I believe Jérôme's bash is planned for September. Timewise, the 3rd anniversary may coincide with the Brussels meetup.

It'd be nice if the battle were only against the right wingers, not half of the left on top of that — François in Paris
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Mar 17th, 2008 at 08:00:10 AM EST
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In that case I am currently free for the May date, but the April date is "to be confirmed" as getting to Paris might be a bit tight at that time for me.
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Mon Mar 17th, 2008 at 04:42:25 PM EST
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If it is Paris, then all dates are at least a definite maybe I should think.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi
by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Tue Mar 18th, 2008 at 11:06:52 AM EST
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Well, with a definite preference of April, as in May I may have a better-half pressure to go on a long weekend.

One that could prove hard to fight, too ;-) Well, if it must be May, let it be Sunday -but that's probably inconvenient to anyone coming from abroad...

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Tue Mar 18th, 2008 at 11:09:01 AM EST
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Sunday is best for me: Monday is a Bank Holiday in the UK.

It'd be nice if the battle were only against the right wingers, not half of the left on top of that — François in Paris
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 18th, 2008 at 11:18:30 AM EST
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Unfortunately I am no longer available for either week-end.

"It's a mystery to me - the game commences, For the usual fee - plus expenses, Confidential information - it's in my diary..."
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Mar 17th, 2008 at 10:08:47 AM EST
Heh, and I am unfortunately going to be in Paris not on those weekends but on the one in between.. (18.4. - 21.4.)

You have a normal feeling for a moment, then it passes. --More--
by tzt (tzt) on Mon Mar 17th, 2008 at 05:32:41 PM EST
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I might be able to attend in May, but April is unlikely...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Mon Mar 17th, 2008 at 05:58:30 PM EST
I certainly intend to take part in the Brussels venture. I don't think I can manage another trip till the autumn.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Mar 18th, 2008 at 07:44:52 AM EST
I can probably do 11th (PM) and 12th april.
2,3,4 May should be no problem.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Mar 18th, 2008 at 11:42:10 AM EST


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