ALS, Linux.Com, & FoxNews.Com
    October 7, 1999 - Quick rundown: I'll be at the Atlanta Linux Showcase next week (13-17) with The Puffin Group. I was interviewed by the nice folks at Linux.Com yesterday. Earlier in the week FoxNews.Com did a little thing about LinuxChix, but their site makes far too much use of javascript redirects, and I can't link directly to the page. Silly people. They didn't have a link to the LinuxChix site in the article, either, which is rather odd considering that this is the web 'n' all. And, finally, the Ottawa chapter of LinuxChix had its first meeting last night. As far as I can tell, a good time was had by all.

Happy October

    October 4, 1999 - After having a lovely weekend away, I've finally updated the site. New Chix and Chapters have been added. A news mention or two as well.

I called in the SWAT team...

    September 25, 1999 - ...and they (being my friend and our generous host Marc) repaired the list problems with grace and aplomb. Again, many thanks to the talented team over at Networking Services.

    I've also (finally) updated the website. There are numerous new chapters (including Lisbon, Columbus, and Philadelphia),and several new personal profiles on the site. I've got a couple of other things on the go (including, believe it or not, a FAQ), but they're not quite ready yet.

    Righto. Thanks all for your patience and understanding re: the list problems.

Technical Difficulties

    September 25, 1999 - Short note: the LinuxChix mailing lists are experiencing temporary technical difficulties. If you're subscribed to the grrltalk list, you will have noticed that there have been some blank messages sent out. What's happening is that when someone posts to the list, the message is getting mangled before getting sent out. I have contacted the administrator regarding this problem, and it will be repaird as quickly as possible.

    Thank you for your patience in this. I apologize for any inconvenience.

More Chix, More Chapters, More Hits

    September 22, 1999 - I've added a couple of new profiles to the Chix section, a couple of new chapters to the Chapters section, and a new item to the news mentions page. LinuxChix got the USAToday "hot link of the day" yesterday. That generated a fair bit of traffic, which is always good :)

New LinuxChix Mailing Lists

    September 21, 1999 - With the sudden jump in list traffic, a lot of people found that one list was simply overwhelming. In an effort to make things as easy as possible for everyone, I have had 8 more mailing lists set up -- four "normal" lists, and four "digest" versions of these lists. Information about these lists, their purposes, and how to subscribe to them can me found here. Please note that these are public mailing lists, and that they're being archived.

The Day(s) After

    September 19, 1999 - Having finally extracted myself from the deluge of email that inevitably accompanies the infamous "slashdot effect", I have managed to update the website. There are more Chix profiles, a few more software reviews, and some updates to the Chapters section.

    As many of you have noticed, the mailing list has experienced a sudden jump in traffic. In order to make this as easy for everyone as possible, the nice folks at Hub.Org Networking Services (our extremely generous hosts) are going to set up a new trio of mailing lists to accompany grrltalk. I'll post an announcement here and on the list when they're good to go. Hopefully this will allow folks to tweak their LinuxChix-related mail to their own liking.

    For the record, this site got over 32,000 hit in the 48 hours following the publication of the ZDNet articles. I received well over 2500 email. That email included so much postive feedback and well-wishing that I'm positively aglow. Thank you to everyone, and, of course, a big "welcome" to all the new LinuxChix subscribers out there.

LinuxChix in the news

    September 16, 1999 - ZDNet has done up a couple of articles related to LinuxChix, one of which has been also listed on Slashdot. The main article is here, the second is here, and the Slashdot mention is here.

#linuxchix IRC Channel

    September 15, 1999 - Kelly has been kind enough to set up a #linuxchix IRC channel for us on If you would like to goof off for a while and chat with some of the other Chix, fire up your favourite IRC client and head on over. The channel is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and all are welcome. As on the mailing list, however, please try to keep conversation at a civilised level ;) Hope to see you there soon.

More Stuff!

    September 13, 1999 - There are more LinuxChix Chapters, another Chix profile, and a whole new Linux Software Reviews section.

    If you would like to write up a review for your favourite bit of Linux software, please do so and send it to me. I'll add your review to the site ASAP. Also, send me your personal profile if you would like to be added to the Chix List. And, as always, I'm looking for more people to send in URLs for the Linx List :)

    I hope everyone is gearing up for a great week.

Bigger & Better Updates

    September 12, 1999 - Hit by a bolt of pure inspiration, I decided not only to add more stuff to the site, but also to completely reorganize the navigation system. I think it's a lot better now, but feedback is always welcome.

    I also spent half the day writing what turned out to be a 50-line script that completely automates the site-build process. I am so happy I did this. You have no idea how much easier it is to deal with doing updates. It's awesome. And, best of all, it's portable, so I can use it on my other sites. Whee.

    Added information includes Beverly's Chix profile; a couple of new chapters (North Carolina, and Melbourne Australia); new content for the Chix, Linx, and Chapters indexes; and, of course, the fancy-dancy new navigation system.

    I would like to also take this opportunity to welcome all the new mailing list subscribers. What began with about 4 people has grown into almost 150. And there are new people subscribing every day. This is so much fun.

Updated (finally)

    September 11, 1999 - I finally scraped together enough time to update the site a bit. Elsie Shapiro has been working hard at organizing the Bay Area LinuxChix Chapter, which will be having it's first meeting on September 14th (that's this coming Tuesday). More information is available at the other end of the link.

    I also added a bunch of sites to the Linux Linx section of the site. As always, if you know of sites that should be included there, please send me a note. I'll add it when I do the next site update.

    Also, I need personal profile information from those of you who want to be listed on this site. Check out my profile for an example (albeit a rather shoddy one at the moment :).

    As always, if you would like to organize a LinuxChix Chapter in your region, send me a note.

Welcome to the New LinuxChix site
    August 29, 1999 - It's not done, but it's up. :) The most significant gaps are the links lists (they're basically empty at the moment), and the laq of a faq. Oh, and I'm the only LinuxChick who has a LinuxChix page up.

    So, if you want to see the old LinuxChix links, you can find them here:

    Email me the relevant info if you want to either:

    • head up a LinuxChix Chapter in your area
    • send me a link for the Linx page
    • send in a blurb for your LinuxChix Chapter (if there's already a page for it), or
    • send in information so I can set up a LinuxChick page for you

    Any other comments, questions, suggestions, inquiries, etc., are also welcome, of course.

    If you have any ideas about other stuff that might be cool to have on the site, let me know. This is a site for us and about us, after all, so let me know what you think. I'll be filling in some of the blanks as I get a chance.

all this stuff is © deb richardson 1999