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atticusewig
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LDS Gems mbox to html summary pages for unit websites

Postby atticusewig » Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:30 pm

I've heard a few people mention that they like
the LDS Gems series of e-mail newsletters,
but it seems to be a small number of people
who really even know about them.

So I thought -- Wouldn't it be cool to have
a page or pages in the News/Information
section of the Ward Website that would
show that day's LDS Gems message,
so people could see what the messages
were like, and decide if they might want
to subscribe to the newsletter(s).

My idea would be that I would subscribe
to all the LDS Gems newsletters (General,
Young Single Adult, etc.), and each morning
when I checked my email, a mail filter would
store them into their own mailbox in mbox
format. Then a script would parse the mailbox
and create it an html file I could then upload
to the website it every day.

I'm thinking of using the GNU utills
of sed and grep to do this.

There are a few questions I had
before I started that maybe some
of you can help me out with:

1) Since, I haven't subscribed to these
email newsletters before, can someone
who does, give me an idea of how long
they are ? Will I be able to fit multiple
newsletters into the 10,000 character
limit, or will I need each newsletter to
have it's own page ?

2) Is there a GNU tool that will do basically
this: LOOK for the first regexp, LOOK for
a second regexp, GET all the lines in between
the two ?

One more thing - I won't be able to use PERL
on my machine because I can't get it work
with CPAN or any of the other module repositories.
If I could, I would use some of the off-the-shelf
software to parse out each message as a file.

Thanks,
Atticus Ewig

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Postby bhofmann-p40 » Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:47 pm

atticusewig wrote:
1) Since, I haven't subscribed to these
email newsletters before, can someone
who does, give me an idea of how long
they are ? Will I be able to fit multiple
newsletters into the 10,000 character
limit, or will I need each newsletter to
have it's own page ?


Here is an example of one. They are variable length but I think you should be able to fit multiple newsletters into the 10,000 char limit.

Gems on the Family
Creating a Gospel-Sharing Home
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"Our homes can be gospel-sharing homes as people we know and love
come into our homes and experience the gospel firsthand in both word and
action. We can share the gospel without holding a formal discussion. Our
families can be our lesson, and the spirit that emanates from our homes can
be our message.

"Having a gospel-sharing home will not only be
a blessing for those we bring into our homes but for those who live within
it. By living in a gospel-sharing home, our testimonies become
stronger and our understanding of the gospel improves. The Doctrine and
Covenants teaches that we can be forgiven of our sins when we help someone
else repent (see D&C 62:3). We find joy in helping others come unto Christ
and feel the redemptive power of His love (see D&C 18:14-16). Our
families are blessed as the testimonies and faith of both parents and
children increase."

Topics: Home, family, missionary work

(M. Russell Ballard, "Creating a Gospel-Sharing Home," Ensign, May 2006, 85)

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