"All Disney news fitted to print"
Welcome to the DIS' 'n' DAT Home Page!
Welcome to the HTML home of the Disney newsletter that is not just famous, but it's INfamous as well. DIS' 'n' DAT is environmentally safe (100% completely biodegradable). One of these days, I will scan some pseudo official looking 'environmentally sound' stamp onto this page just to enforce the point.
Anyway, for the curious, you may display my most recent posting (a DIS' 'n' DAT "Wirenews" Article).
Good question. A better question is, why not?
In case you were wondering, DIS' 'n' DAT is an electronic newsletter published by Larry Gensch. It is a fictional and (hopefully) humorous account of all things related to Disney, focusing on current events. The ASCII version of this newsletter is posted monthly to the USENET newsgroup rec.arts.disney. In addition, there are a few mailing lists set up for the newsletter. More on this in another section.
No content of any issue has been modified since its original posting to rec.arts.disney except for minor formatting changes due to slight updates to the formatting macros, and machine conversion to HTML.
At least, I thought they were interesting...
If you are still here, then the reason that I use groff over fancy desktop publishing systems is that I really like to use source code control (you don't know how often I find a joke that didn't fit in one article will be perfect in another issue months down the line), and due to the fact that I really like the vi text editor. So, call me a masochist.
With the groff formatting system, I have a special set of macros that were optimized for the ASCII and PostScript output for the newsletter. For the HTML version of the newsletter, I simply use a machine translator that is a shell script that runs the groff source files through sed, then runs it through gawk (GNU's awk utility) to simplify the tables that I sometimes use, and then runs it one more time through gawk to produce the final HTML output. It's a really neat hack, but I find myself tweaking the shell script constantly.
(I know, I use ellipses too much. Sue me.)
(Look, Ma! No ellipses!)
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