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Hi folks,

I play bass in a band. and we were talking last night about how useful
it would be to have a facility for all band members to enter their
availability (or perhaps unavailability) so that if we get new booking
enquiries, we can easily check that we are free.

I'm not even certain what such an application might be called which
makes it difficult to search for it.

Any ideas, recommendations?
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http://slipperyhill.co.uk - http://4theweb.co.uk
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On 3 Sep, 10:05, Geoff Berrow <blthe...@ckdog.co.ukwrote:
Hi folks,

I play bass in a *band. and we were talking last night about how useful
it would be to have a facility for all band members to enter their
availability (or perhaps unavailability) so that if we get new booking
enquiries, we can easily check that we are free.

I'm not even certain what such an application might be called which
makes it difficult to search for it.

Any ideas, recommendations?
--
Geoff Berrow *0110001001101100010000000110
001101101011011001000110111101100111001011
100110001101101111001011100111010101101011http://slipperyhill.co.uk-http://4theweb.co.uk
I built one of these for Joomla.

However, why don't you just use Google Calendar (or even Yahoo
Calendar) and set up each of your calendars to be able to see each
other's one on your one.
Sep 3 '08 #2

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"Geoff Berrow" <bl******@ckdog.co.ukwrote in message
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Hi folks,

I play bass in a band.
me too. how long have you been playing?
Sep 3 '08 #3

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<Geoff Berrow>
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Even if you do find what your looking for - for it to work as intended
and to be of any use would depend on all the band members keeping it
upto date in regard to if they are free or not .

After a couple of weeks , The chances are the task of doing so would
become quite boring and quite mind numbing .

Or even if they do say they are free on a certain date or time - then
something might happen afterwards that would change that - and they
might not bother or just forget to change their free status .

= doomed to failure .
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I play bass in a band. and we were talking last night about how useful
it would be to have a facility for all band members to enter their
availability (or perhaps unavailability) so that if we get new booking
enquiries, we can easily check that we are free.

I'm not even certain what such an application might be called which
makes it difficult to search for it.

Sep 3 '08 #4

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contained the following:
>
Even if you do find what your looking for - for it to work as intended
and to be of any use would depend on all the band members keeping it
upto date in regard to if they are free or not .

After a couple of weeks , The chances are the task of doing so would
become quite boring and quite mind numbing .

Or even if they do say they are free on a certain date or time - then
something might happen afterwards that would change that - and they
might not bother or just forget to change their free status .

= doomed to failure .
It's not like it would be the end of the world. At present, I if get an
enquiry for a booking I have to contact all band members before I can
say yea or nay. With this system I could take the booking provisionally
and confirm the next time I see them (which is once or twice a week
anyway). And the band members have a vested interest in keeping this up
to date, and indeed in NOT marking too many dates as 'unavailable'.
--
Geoff Berrow 0110001001101100010000000110
001101101011011001000110111101100111001011
100110001101101111001011100111010101101011
http://slipperyhill.co.uk - http://4theweb.co.uk
Sep 3 '08 #5

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"Geoff Berrow" <bl******@ckdog.co.ukwrote in message
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>Hi folks,

I play bass in a band.

me too. how long have you been playing?
Guitar, about 40 years. :-) Bass about 3

See www.slipperyhill.co.uk
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Geoff Berrow 0110001001101100010000000110
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http://slipperyhill.co.uk - http://4theweb.co.uk
Sep 3 '08 #6

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<Geoff Berrow>
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= doomed to failure .

It's not like it would be the end of the world. At present, I if get an
enquiry for a booking I have to contact all band members before I can
say yea or nay. With this system I could take the booking provisionally
and confirm the next time I see them (which is once or twice a week
anyway). And the band members have a vested interest in keeping this up
to date, and indeed in NOT marking too many dates as 'unavailable'.
Assuming its a 6 hour time window (6pm-12pm) then a 5 row spreadsheet
sort of design would probably work quite well .

- each band member having their own login user/pass
- a top of the page nav bar starting with the current date
- a simple toggle available/unavailable button for each time window
--
www.phpguestbook.co.uk/phpgb
(the best php guestbook on planet earth)
Sep 3 '08 #7

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Captain Paralytic wrote:
On 3 Sep, 10:05, Geoff Berrow <blthe...@ckdog.co.ukwrote:
>Hi folks,

I play bass in a band. and we were talking last night about how useful
it would be to have a facility for all band members to enter their
availability (or perhaps unavailability) so that if we get new booking
enquiries, we can easily check that we are free.

I'm not even certain what such an application might be called which
makes it difficult to search for it.

Any ideas, recommendations?
--
Geoff Berrow 0110001001101100010000000110
001101101011011001000110111101100111001011
100110001101101111001011100111010101101011http://slipperyhill.co.uk-http://4theweb.co.uk

I built one of these for Joomla.

However, why don't you just use Google Calendar (or even Yahoo
Calendar) and set up each of your calendars to be able to see each
other's one on your one.
I thought much the same thing. See if the Google calendar does what
you want.

I have an ajaxed calendar script I'll need to rewrite into PHP from
perl. From the little I've researched, it looks like most every function
you need is available in php without having to load a module.

Calendars look hard, but they are easy. You'll need to know the
number of days in the month and what day of the week they start on.

Tie it to a database that has fields for the user, date, description
and optionally start date/end date day of week..., if you need to block
out blocks of time or particular days of the week.

Jeff
Sep 3 '08 #8

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Assuming its a 6 hour time window (6pm-12pm) then a 5 row spreadsheet
sort of design would probably work quite well .

- each band member having their own login user/pass
- a top of the page nav bar starting with the current date
- a simple toggle available/unavailable button for each time window
www.jpgimage.co.uk/full.php?image=43

The above is like a 2 hour time window for a supermarket home delivery
service i wrote - and just showing it for possible web design layout
purposes as it has a comments section .

In your case the band member could type in some notes saying why they
might or might not be available on a certain date until a bit nearer the
time .
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www.phpguestbook.co.uk/phpgb
(the best php guestbook on planet earth)
Sep 3 '08 #9

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"Geoff Berrow" <bl******@ckdog.co.ukwrote in message
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Message-ID: <SI*******************@newsfe07.iadfrom Dale contained the
following:
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"Geoff Berrow" <bl******@ckdog.co.ukwrote in message
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>>Hi folks,

I play bass in a band.

me too. how long have you been playing?

Guitar, about 40 years. :-) Bass about 3
wow! i played electric for about 5. a friend asked if i'd like to fill in
for their bass player as he up and bailed. i've been playing bass now for
about 5 years. i love it. i can run the fret board without my fingers
tripping over themselves because of the larger spacing...and i much more
enjoy accentuating what the drummer is doing and tying that in with what the
melody is.

fyi, here's what i used for a crash course before i started:

http://www.basslessons4free.com/

alex is one of a few people who don't think bass is an easy,
one-note-at-a-time instruments. finding the notes on a bass may be 'easy',
but playing the role that a bass should play isn't.

anyway, hope you're enjoying bass!
Sep 3 '08 #10

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Geoff Berrow <bl******@ckdog.co.ukwrote:
Hi folks,

it would be to have a facility for all band members to enter their
availability (or perhaps unavailability) so that if we get new booking
enquiries, we can easily check that we are free.

I'm not even certain what such an application might be called which
makes it difficult to search for it.

Any ideas, recommendations?
You could try looking at the shared calendaring offered by the Horde
webmail package. This works rather well for me, but installation can
sometimes be challenging. Written in PHP too, so almost on topic.

http://www.horde.org/kronolith/

Cheers
David

Sep 4 '08 #11

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Do you live in fear at posting something to this newsgroup that isnt
about php ? .
--
www.phpguestbook.co.uk/phpgb
(the best php guestbook on planet earth)
Any ideas, recommendations?

You could try looking at the shared calendaring offered by the Horde
webmail package. This works rather well for me, but installation can
sometimes be challenging. Written in PHP too, so almost on topic.

http://www.horde.org/kronolith/

Sep 4 '08 #12

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lol.

or top-posting.

:^)
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<David R>
<Thu, 04 Sep 2008 08:32:06 +0100>
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Do you live in fear at posting something to this newsgroup that isnt
about php ? .
--
www.phpguestbook.co.uk/phpgb
(the best php guestbook on planet earth)
Any ideas, recommendations?

You could try looking at the shared calendaring offered by the Horde
webmail package. This works rather well for me, but installation can
sometimes be challenging. Written in PHP too, so almost on topic.

http://www.horde.org/kronolith/


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