TeleFinder Chat from Tuesday, March 23, 1999 11 AM PST.
From Spider Island:
Sysops: Bob Nunn,
Bob Nunn: Hello Donald, anyone showing up for these lately,
Donald McHose: Hi Bob ..don't know about today.Dan has showed
up in the past.
Bob Nunn: Well it has been a few I have been under the weather
Donald McHose: How have you been doing?I remember you had a
bad case going.
Bob Nunn: Had 5 root canals in 4 days. Finally ended up
finding 2 bad teeth. Now I have a head cold but about to get over
Donald McHose: Good deal..I have a cold in the chest thats a
pain but as with your self I'll get over it. Ordered a ISDN last
Friday..30 day wait though..;-(
Donald McHose: So we will soon see how it goes.I need to get a
ISDN terminal box..thought about the USR I-modem..any thoughts?
mikael fredriksson: Hi!
Donald McHose: Hey Mikael.
Donald McHose: Bobs around somewhere.
mikael fredriksson: Bob do you have more info on your plans
for tf extensions like E-commerce
Donald McHose: I think Bob had to answer the phone ;-)
Bob Nunn: Yep had a small meeting in my office while you guys
mikael fredriksson: Bob I was reading about your plans in
Bob Nunn: What plans were that?
Bob Nunn: Well I read back up the menu. I have a demo
E-commerce site close to being set up.
mikael fredriksson: from Telefinder-utilites: "I am working on
a mini E-commerce solution using TeleFinder's SPML to generate
orders. I will shortly be documenting and adding this to the
Bob Nunn: I use the SPML for output of orders. I haven't
presently linked to a transaction host for charge card. We are
building sites presently for business to business transactions so it
hasn't been necessary.
Bob Nunn: I thought since my wife and I had spent the time to
do a demo site we might as well share it. It would make it easier for
someone to change up.
mikael fredriksson: I like that, TF need all demo sites and
samples that it can get to showoff what it can do.
Bob Nunn: Donald I would visit with your ISP and see what they
are used to setting up. I went with Ascend since my ISP uses it and
knows it inside and out. Ascend to Ascend connects well and the
compression routines allow me to get better transfer rates.
Bob Nunn: You are right mikael. The more I learn the more I am
amazed at how powerful this can be. Big demand here for small
ecommerce sites. TF allows it with no custom CGI programming.
Donald McHose: Ok thanx..I'll do it in the am.I definitly want
the best transfer rates since I'm paying for it right now. Why has
there the not been a write up of TF in any of the rags such as Net
Bob Nunn: I guess you might find the material useful. I never
know if anyone ever uses it most of the time. I don't mind doing it
but am not sure how good my instructions are etc.
Bob Nunn: I would submit TF materials to AMUG or Info Mac and
some of the other places but RT being the owner of the program and
such really has to do it. They don't always accept materials from
Donald McHose: Hmm....ok.I suspect that is true.
Bob Nunn: It is tough to get placement in magazines. Got to
run guys. Watch for the TFeCommerce package in the Sysop Utilities
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