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Recent LUGOD News


Presentation slides from March Robotics and April Puppet talks
Posted 2016-04-20 15:55:00
Visit our archive of presentation slides from past meetings if you want to check out the slides from LUGOD's March meeting on Robotics and this week's meeting on Puppet config. management. Enjoy!

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Photos from March Robotics and April Puppet talks
Posted 2016-04-20 10:00:00
Check out photos from LUGOD's March meeting on Robotics and this week's meeting on Puppet config. management. Enjoy!

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LUGOD's new address
Posted 2016-04-07 15:55:00
We once again have a PO Box address: PO Box 1336, Davis, CA 95617.

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Puppet and Docker coming up!
Posted 2016-04-01 11:10:00
Our next two meeting topics are scheduled: April 18th: Puppet configuration management, and May 16th: Docker container technology. See our upcoming meetings page.

There are also Facebook events for both of these, plus all remaining 2016 social gatherings, over on our LUGOD Facebook page. (Don't forget to 'Like' it!)

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LUGOD special elections: Treasurer
Posted 2016-03-22 15:20:00
Thanks to Timothy Thatcher for offering to act as LUGOD's treasurer ("/dev/null") officer position. Unchallenged, and with no objection from the attendees at last night's meeting, his nomination was accepted.

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Robotics and Puppet at upcoming LUGOD meetings
Posted 2016-03-20 13:25:00
Tomorrow, Monday March 21st, LUGOD is hosting a talk on Linux-based robots from a member of the local junior and senior high school robotics club, Citrus Circuits. And at our April meeting, we'll have a talk on Configuration Management using "Puppet"! See our upcoming meetings page for more!

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Oct., Jan., and Feb. meeting photos
Posted 2016-02-16 09:00:00
Photos from October's "PlayOnLinux" talk, January's anniversary meeting and "Code Blocks" talk, and last night's C.H.I.P. and PINE64 presentation are now online. Enjoy!

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C.H.I.P. and PINE64 at February's LUGOD
Posted 2016-01-23 10:25:00
At next month's LUGOD meeting, there'll be a discussion and demo of both the C.H.I.P. $9 computer, and the PINE64 $15 64-bit supercomputer. Help spread the word by sharing the Facebook event, and/or printing and posting the flyer. Thanks!

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LUGOD 17th anniversary meeting!
Posted 2016-01-17 16:20:00
Tomorrow (Monday, January 18th) is LUGOD's 17th anniversary meeting! Along with a talk on Code::Blocks, we'll be celebrating with free pizza, snacks, and cake. Please join us! (We'll be meeting at Smashwords in downtown Davis.)

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Happy new year!
Posted 2016-01-07 09:45:00
Happy new year! We've updated our online calendar with all of this year's LUGOD events, as well as many (sometimes all of this year's) events being held other LUGs in the greater bay area, plus other computer clubs in the Sacramento/Davis area. Enjoy!

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LUGOD special elections again
Posted 2015-12-27 11:55:00
Kenneth Lyons nominated himself for the 'typescript' (secretary) officer position at LUGOD, after Andrew Roach decided to step down at the end of his term, back in October. His nomination was accepted with no objections at our December meeting last week. Thanks and congratulations.

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Flyer for Amateur (ham) Radio roundtable in December
Posted 2015-11-29 17:00:00
Help promote our next meeting by printing and posting a flyer for December's Amateur (ham) Radio roundtable! Thanks in advance!

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Nominations remain open for treasurer and secretary
Posted 2015-11-16 23:25:00
As no one was nominated for the position of treasurer, and Andrew Roach, our current secretary and only nominee for that position has declined, we're still accepting nominations for these two positions. If you'd like to nominate yourself (thanks!) or anyone else, please email typescript@lugod.org.

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Death of Steve Inness
Posted 2015-10-01 13:20:00
We're very sad to hear about the death of Steve Inness, a decade-long visitor to LUGOD, and very active volunteer in the local community.

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Meeting photo backlog
Posted 2015-09-13 01:10:00
Tons of photos going back to 2013 have finally been posted to the website. Sorry for the delay, and enjoy!

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"Dark Art of Container Monitoring" slides
Posted 2015-08-20 13:55:00
If you missed this week's great talk on containers, monitoring them, the open source sysdig project, and SysDig Cloud service, check out the presentation slides.

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MySQL, ???, CC65, and PlayOnLinux
Posted 2015-07-15 09:45:00
LUGOD's next few meeting topics are mostly set! July: MySQL Tricks, September: C for 6502 CPUs with "CC65", October: "PlayOnLinux" Wine frontend. Interested in speaking in August, November, December, or some time in 2016? Learn about speaking at LUGOD!

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June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Posted 2015-06-14 14:45:00
Due to lack of speaker, and approach of summer, we've cancelled this month's LUGOD meeting. Sorry for the short notice, and see you in July!

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LUGOD special elections
Posted 2015-05-19 09:55:00
John Reed, our club's vice president ('sys'), has become too busy with his day job to participate, and Brian Lavendar nominated himself to take over the role. With no objections from the attendees of last night's LUGOD meeting, Brian was elected. Congratulations!

Congrats also to Adam Reiser, our treasurer ('/dev/null'), who just accepted a new job; unfortunately for us, it's out of state, so he's relinquished the role. We are now accepting nominees for the treasurer position; please send them to our secretary.

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DavisGIG: municipal fiber for Davis
Posted 2015-03-17 21:25:00
If you're interested in community-driven fiber optic gigabit Internet access to homes and businesses in Davis (the topic of last night's LUGOD meeting), check out the DavisGIG website. (There's also a mailing list you can participate in.)

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LUGOD seeking speakers for 2015
Posted 2015-02-05 16:25:00
The Linux Users' Group of Davis is always looking for guest speakers to present at our monthly meetings. If you'd like to speak, know someone who would, or have suggestions for presenters or topics you'd like to see at LUGOD, let us know! See our call for speakers, as well as our topic wishlist, and email our speaker coordinator.

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Southern California Linux Expo SCALE 13x
Posted 2015-02-05 11:55:00
SCALE 13x is this month, from Feb. 19th-22nd in Los Angeles. LUGOD members are eligible for a 50% discount! See today's post to our 'vox' mailing list!

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Happy new year! LUGOD turns 16!
Posted 2015-01-02 14:25:00
This month we'll be celebrating our club's 16th birthday with free pizza and cake, and a presentation on "Nix", a purely functional package management system. We'll be meeting for the first time at the offices of Smashwords in downtown Davis. (A flyer is available; please print and post it, to help spread the word!)

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Club officer elections
Posted 2014-11-18 10:25:00
Running unopposed, and with no objections from the attendees of last night's November LUGOD meeting, election results are in:
  • root (president) - Bill Kendrick (continuing)
  • sys (vice president) - John Reed (continuing)
  • typescript (secretary) - Andrew Roach (continuing)
  • /dev/null (treasurer) - Adam Reiser

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LUGOD election season has begun!
Posted 2014-10-24 13:05:00
LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit with four elected officer positions. We hold elections once a year, and nominations are now being accepted. Learn more in this post to 'vox-announce'.

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LUGOD Installfests coming again soon
Posted 2014-10-10 11:00:00
Our last Installfest workshop was held back in January of last year, and we've been looking for someone to help coordinate. Case Talbot (who recently spoke at LUGOD about the "Go" programming language) has offered to coordinate them, and we may be able to meet at the engineering offices of Smashwords (where both Case and LUGOD co-founder Bill Kendrick both work), in downtown Davis. More details soon!

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Discounts to "Velocity" in NY; come to tonight's "Photography" talk
Posted 2014-08-18 17:40:00
O'Reilly has provided us with a discount code for their "Velocity" conference in New York, NY next month. Come to tonight's meeting to find out more!

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July, August and September: Security, Photography and Programming for Kids
Posted 2014-07-04 00:30:00
We're pleased to announce that our next three meetings are booked with guest speakers! This month, on July 21st, come learn about "defensive computing" — how to protect yourself against malware, rogue hotspots, click tracking, and more. On August 18th, discover how Linux can be used in the world of professional photography. And on September 15th, meet Scratch, a programming language designed for children ages 8 to 16. Check out our upcoming meetings page to learn more!

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"Google Go: Not Just For Googlers, also for Gophers!" at June LUGOD
Posted 2014-05-31 21:50:00
At LUGOD in June, we'll learn about the "Go" programming language, originally created at Google as an alternative to C++ and Java, which also has a growing following of Ruby and Python users. 7pm at the public library on Monday, June 16th. Also join the event at Facebook and help spread the word!

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"How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love SDL" at May LUGOD
Posted 2014-05-03 18:00:00
This month at LUGOD, we'll learn about porting a commercial PlayStation Vita & PS3 game to libSDL, the open source cross-platform multimedia library (created by UC Davis alum Sam Lantinga, who spoke at LUGOD back in 1999!). There's also a flyer available; please print and post it! Also join the Facebook event.

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Google Glass at LUGOD's April meeting
Posted 2014-03-18 02:00:00
Next month -- on Monday, April 21st -- we welcome LUGOD's own Wes Hardaker, who will be discussing and demonstrating the "Google Glass" wearable computer.

Update: Here's a flyer for the Google Glass talk. Please print and post!

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LUGOD March events, and more
Posted 2014-03-01 11:15:00
LUGOD's next social gathering is this Tuesday, March 4th, at 7pm at Crepeville restaurant in downtown Davis, and our next general meeting will be on Monday, March 17th, 7pm at the public library; the topic will be "Liferay Portal 6.2". We've also scoured the websites of other local user groups and added their events to our calendar. Enjoy!

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Volunteers sought for LUG booth at SCALE
Posted 2014-01-18 00:30:00
SCALE 12x, the 12th annual Southern California Linux Expo, takes place Feb. 21-23 in Los Angeles. There will be a Linux Users Group booth there, and volunteers are needed! If you're going to be there, and can help out (and help represent LUGOD here in northern California), please contact jim at well dot com.

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Watch LUGOD on DCTV's "In the Studio"
Posted 2014-01-17 14:30:00
Earlier this week, LUGOD's co-founder and president, Bill Kendrick, together with our new vice president, John Reed, our past vice president and long-term member (and SacLUG founder) Brian Lavender, and long-term member Eric Engelhard, were interviewed by Darrick Servis (who some may remember coming to LUGOD in 2007 to speak about radio automation software used at KDRT radio) on DCTV's "In The Studio".

You can watch the episode on YouTube, or catch it on cable channel 15 in Davis on:
  • Friday Jan. 17, 7pm
  • Sunday Jan. 19, 10am and 7pm
  • Tuesday Jan. 21, 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, Jan. 22, 7:30pm
  • Friday, Jan. 24, 10:30am and 7:30pm
  • Sunday, Jan. 26, 10:30am and 7:30pm

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LUGOD's 15th birthday this month!
Posted 2014-01-08 11:50:00
LUGOD turns 15 years old this month! We'll be celebrating with free pizza, cake and give-away prizes at our monthly meeting, which will be held at the Veterans' Memorial Center in Davis. Help spread the word by printing and posting a flyer for this event!

LUGOD has also been invited to be on DCTV's "In The Studio". Members of LUGOD will be there (and on the air) on Tuesday, January 14th between 7 and 8pm. If you'd like to join us on-air, please email Bill Kendrick to coordinate!

(Update Jan. 13) LUGOD will also be on Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour on KDVS 90.3FM in Davis this Wednesday (between 5-6pm).

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What are your favorite memories from LUGOD?
Posted 2013-12-28 13:40:00
As 2013 comes to an end, and our 15th anniversary meeting draws near, we'd like to hear about your favorite memories from your time in the club! Please post a note in this thread on our 'vox' mailing list, or just send it along to pr@lugod.org. Thanks and happy new year!

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Flyer for December's "OLPC and Sugar" meeting
Posted 2013-11-30 01:05:00
Please consider printing and posting the flyer we've made for December's "One Laptop Per Child" presentation. As usual, you can find it on our flyers page. Thank you in advance!

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Meeting etiquette
Posted 2013-11-30 00:30:00
Please take a moment to read some notes on meeting etiquette posted to our 'vox' mailing list.

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John Reed elected vice president
Posted 2013-11-29 23:40:00
With all candidates running unopposed (Brian Lavender was nominated for sys, but declined), LUGOD's officer elections concluded at this month's meeting. Bill Kendrick remains root (president), John Reed joins us as sys (vice president), and Andrew Roach remains typescript (secretary) and /dev/null (treasurer).

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November and December meeting topics announced
Posted 2013-11-09 12:50:00
We're pleased to announce that speakers have been confirmed for our next two meetings.

This month (Nov. 18) (at Explorit) we welcome LUGOD member Micah Cowan back to Davis, to speak about his Plines project, a framework for building Unix shell applications (which he's using to create Niwt, a wget alternative).

And next month (Dec. 16) (back at the public library), Professor Sameer Verma from San Francisco State University will bring us up to date with the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project.

(Also, don't forget to send your nominations for our four elected officer positions to our secretary before November's meeting! You may nominate yourself.)

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gogoNET LIVE! 4 conference on IPv6 next week in San Jose
Posted 2013-11-08 11:05:00
LUGOD members have also been invited to gogoNET LIVE! 4, a conference on IPv6 and the Internet of Things in San Jose next week, November 12-14. LUGOD members can get 40% off using the discount code "sigv6". Can't make it? You can also purchase a virtual pass to stream the conference online.

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Startup Weekend, part of Global Startup Battle, in Davis this month
Posted 2013-11-05 10:20:00
Our friends at Sacramento Hackerlab have invited us to Davis Startup Weekend (one of 100 cities participating in a Global Startup Battle), which takes place November 15-17 in downtown Davis. LUGOD members can get 50% off with the discount code "communitypartner".

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Officer nominations begin at this month's meeting
Posted 2013-10-13 16:45:00
Per our bylaws, nominations for our club's elected officers open at this month's meeting!

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Printrbot 3D printer talk this month!
Posted 2013-10-09 11:50:00
Join us on October 21st to learn about 3D printing with the kit-based "Printrbot Simple", presented by folks from the Davis Makerspace (they'll talk a bit about DMS, too!)

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Invitation to IT Summit's San Francisco IT Conference
Posted 2013-10-09 11:45:00
The IT Summit - The Ultimate IT Conference Series The IT Summit is pleased to welcome LUGOD as a sponsor of The IT Summit's San Francisco IT Conference (November 6, 2013)

Since 2004 The IT Summit had been the premier producer of regionally focused IT conferences for executives from the government, education, and corporate sectors. While many IT conferences limit their focus strictly to IT personnel, The IT Summit recognizes that IT decisions affect the entire business, and that decisions made outside the IT department often have a direct impact on IT. This holistic view of IT can enhance operations by helping IT personnel to better understand how their work is perceived within the company, enables executives to better understand how their decisions impact the ability of their IT departments to serve the business or agency directly, and in turn allow the business or agency to better serve their customers and clients. The result is a broader information base from which executives can make more informed decisions.

The IT Summit is pleased that Linux Users Group of Davis has chosen to be a sponsor of The IT Summit's San Francisco IT Conference (November 6, 2013). Be sure to register now for the San Francisco IT Conference.

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Davis Makerspace opened
Posted 2013-09-19 10:30:00
As mentioned at this week's meeting, Davis Makerspace opened a few months ago in downtown Davis! Congratulations to them! (See also: the DavisWiki page on DMS.)

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Atari slides from the "Vintage Computers and Linux" roundtable
Posted 2013-08-19 22:30:00
Slides from Bill Kendrick's "Atari 8-bit computers and Linux" portion of tonight's roundtable talk are available (1.9MB PDF). Enjoy!

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"Vintage Computers and Linux" Roundtable on Monday; Call for presenters!
Posted 2013-08-14 22:10:00
At next Monday's LUGOD meeting we'll be hosting a roundtable on vintage computing with Linux. If you use Linux to emulate your favorite classic computer or video game system, or use Linux to support real hardware, please share your experiences! (You're even welcome to bring in a device to demonstrate!) Please e-mail Bill Kendrick at pr@lugod.org if you'd like to participate.

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Sacramento's HackerLab announces "Cereal Hack 3"
Posted 2013-07-12 10:25:00
HackerLab is holding another Cereal Hack, a weekend of competitve creative collaboration for coders, designers, biz devs, and hardware hackers.

The two-day long event will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 27th and 28th at HackerLab in Sacramento. Register at Eventbrite (HackerLab members get 50% off; LUGOD members get $10 off using a code -- see the post on our 'vox' mailing list).

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Slides from "Making Predictions Using Linux and R" talk
Posted 2013-03-22 17:00:00
The slides from this week's "Making Predictions Using Linux and R" talk (43KB PDF) are now available. Enjoy!

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