If this fails to work we suggest invading a small Carribean island or two
in an attempt to bolster your US presidential re-election prospects.
If for some bizare reason you absolutely cannot possibly access the register
electronically, we may be able to make alternative arrangements (see
contacts at the end of this notice).
As we're still writing the account creation software, expect
to wait a few days before we get through all the account applications.
Questions related to ftoomsh accounts should be directed via e-mail to
<email@example.com.EDU.AU>, unless of course it's one of the
questions answered below.
"What's my ProgSoc membership number?"
It's the same as receipt number you received with your copy of TFM,
plus a letter between A and D. Just the receipt number by itself is fine.
If you've lost your receipt (*gasp*), filling out the rest of the form
should give us enough information to identify you.
"Am I a member of ProgSoc?"
Did you join at the start of the year? Did you buy a copy of TFM from
ProgSoc? Do you have a strange bar-code like tattoo in you left armpit?
Do you have nightmares about sendmail macros or have re-occuring a dreams
about being adrift in an enormous sea of paper tape with only
Leslie Lamports guide to LaTeX to keep you company? If you answered yes to
any of the above, then you are probably a member of ProgSoc.
"Do I need to be a member of ProgSoc to get an account on Ftoomsh?"
Basicly, yes. There are a few exceptions, such as accounts for other groups
affilaited with the UTS Union, used ProgSoc presidents etc.
"Is it to late for me to join ProgSoc?"
No, although membership only lasts until the end of the year. To join,
front up to the the Interface Room, Level 4, Building 4, with at least $7
in unmarked bills of small denominations (coins not accepted). Ask for Sbg,
who will gladly take your money. Membership is normally $10 with a free
copy of TFM, but we've decided to reduce it since it's so late in the
year and we've all but run out of copies of TFM (if there is sufficient
interest we may do another reprint).
"What exactly is Ftoomsh for?"
All manner of mucking around, experimentation, exploration, and university
assignent avoidance. Ftoomsh already has piles of neat software installed, a
LambdaMOO, a talker, etc.
"Do I have to know UNIX to use Ftoomsh?"
In short, yes. We're not currently set up to make life easy for UNIX
phobes, but there are plans to eventually have a menu based shell, online
help and so on. Stay tuned.
"How do I find out more about ProgSoc"
Read our manual TFM (lit. ``the manual'') or browse our World Wide Web
We also have a mailing list and an ocasional newsletter. You'll find out
more about this on the WWW server.
"How do I contact ProgSoc?"
The President and Vice President for 1994 are:
Christopher Fraser <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Stephen Boyd Gowing <email@example.com.EDU.AU>
Most members of ProgSoc are subscribed to our mailing list
<firstname.lastname@example.org.EDU.AU>. To join, send a message to
<email@example.com.EDU.AU> with something or other in the body of the
message -- I've forgotten what.
Other useful addresses are: <firstname.lastname@example.org.EDU.AU> which will
be sent to the current system administrator for ftoomsh;
<email@example.com.EDU.AU> for whoever is currently looking after
accounts on ftoomsh; <firstname.lastname@example.org> for administravia related