Posted 2011-02-22 10:00:00
Since there were no nominations made, and no objections to keeping the
current officers at last night's meeting,
elections will not be held until the regularly-scheduled ones on October.
Elections survey non-conclusive
Posted 2011-02-15 11:40:00
Only two people responded regarding
should hold elections now (since we forgot to last October!), or wait
until this October.
So we'll hold them if anyone wishes to run against the current officers,
otherwise we'll just stick with the current
ones. If you'd like to nominate yourself, or someone else, please email
typescript by February 20th
(the day before our next meeting).
"Introduction to IPv6 Socket Programming" next week
Posted 2011-02-15 11:25:00
Join us next Monday for a presentation by
Owen DeLong of Hurricane Electric on IPv6 socket programming.
7pm at Explorit Nature Center.
LUGOD changes announced / Elections Survey
Posted 2011-02-04 10:10:00
Per our officer's meeting this week,
LUGOD will soon be ending our LERT (Linux Emergency Relief
Team) service (please use our 'vox-tech'
mailing list, Installfest workshops and/or
IRC chat channel), our
'vox-outreach' mailing list
(use 'vox' for event coordination),
and our old CafePress.com shop.
Additionally, we forgot to hold elections for
club officers in October! We'll be
holding an informal survey on 'vox'
to find out whether we should hold elections immediately, or just wait
until this October.
Presentation slides and videos from December's 3D (Kinect/Wiimote/etc.) talk
Posted 2011-02-03 10:25:00
Slides and most of
the videos from December's talk on 3D interaction, display
and capture are now available. Enjoy!
Anniversary meeting photos
Posted 2011-01-18 16:05:00
Thanks to all who came to last night's LUGOD meeting to help us celebrate
our 12th anniversary! Enjoy a few photos.
Installfest this month!
Posted 2011-01-14 11:45:00
LUGOD and the Computer
Science Club at UC Davis will be holding a free
Linux Installfest workshop on
Friday, January 28th, starting at 5pm. At Kemper Hall,
Room 1003, UC Davis. Please register
if you'd like to bring your computer to this event and get
help installing/configuring Linux.
One down, one to go: January 2011 meetings
Posted 2011-01-12 11:20:00
We had a relatively small, but lively crowd show up for
our short-notice bonus meeting last night, to learn about
Linux on satellites and CubeSat, and to digress into a
conversation on artificial intelligence.
This coming Monday, we'll be celebrating our 12th anniversary
(how we formed)
with free pizza, cake, drinks, and some books to give away
(thanks, O'Reilly Media!).
Mark Terranova, from the Bay Area non-profit
The Gidget Kitchen,
will be there to talk about how Free and Open Source communities
compare to cults (seriously!). As always, our meeting is free
and open to the public. Learn more.
Bonus meeting this month: "LINUX IN SPAAAAAACE!"
Posted 2011-01-04 15:25:00
Along with tonight's social gathering
at Crepeville, and this
month's regular meeting
(and our 12th anniversary) on the 17th (which is now entitled
"If Tux the Penguin offered you Kool-Aid, would you drink it?"),
we're also having a bonus meeting this month,
next Tuesday the 11th,
all about putting Linux on satellites. (The presentation-meetings
will be at Explorit Nature Center.)
Posted 2010-12-18 16:15:00
Apparently, The Enterprise says that this Monday's meeting requires RSVP,
but that's not true! However, it sounds like this will be a popular
meeting, and space is limited, so it might become standing-room only!
Update: It turns out to have been confusion thanks to word-wrap.
December's LUGOD will be in 3-D!
Posted 2010-12-06 16:30:00
Our previously-scheduled talk, "WidgetFX," has moved to
December of next year. Instead,
we'll have Oliver Kreylos of UC Davis
KeckCAVES who will
demonstrate how one can commodity devices like the
Xbox Kinect, Nintendo Wiimote and PlayStation Move to
create and interact in 3D virtual environments.
(You might have seen some of
Slides and Photos from Wget talk
Posted 2010-11-17 10:05:00
"Wget" presentation slides,
from this week's LUGOD meeting are now online. Enjoy!
GNU Wget talk this month
Posted 2010-11-05 10:55:00
Micah Cowan will be returning to LUGOD
this month (November 15th) to
talk about Wget,
which he maintained between mid-2007 and earlier this year.
Along with the ins-and-outs of Wget, he'll discuss lessons
learned while maintaining it, and talk about things that make
maintaining an official GNU project unique.
(This month's previously-scheduled topic, MythTV, has been
rescheduled for May.)
MythTV talk rescheduled to May
Posted 2010-10-25 12:05:00
Our speaker for November, Wes Hardaker, has had to reschedule
his talk on MythTV to our May 2011
meeting. We're looking for a replacement for November.
(If you'd like to speak at LUGOD, let
Posted 2010-10-19 13:35:00
We just found out about a new LUG that formed back in January
which meets up in Lincoln. If you're up that way (north of
Roseville and Rocklin; a 45-minute drive from Davis),
next (and possibly final!) meeting will be on Saturday,
Photos and minutes from last night's meeting
Posted 2010-10-19 10:45:00
Our guest speaker, Joe Eagar of the Blender "bmesh" project,
couldn't make it. We opened the floor for discussion, and
Charlie talked about Color Forth, then Brian Lavender did
a talk and demo of object-oriented Pascal and the Lazarus IDE.
Check out the photos and
the meeting minutes.
Give-aways at next week's LUGOD meeting
Posted 2010-10-14 13:25:00
At next week's LUGOD meeting (topic:
"Overcoming repeated failure in an open source project")
we'll be giving away three brand new books donated to us by
O'Reilly Media: Cooking for Geeks, Being Geek
and AutoTools. We'll also be giving away a USB flash
disk donated to us by Edge Tech Corp.
New BLUG in town!
Posted 2010-10-05 18:00:00
SacBLUG, the Sacramento BSD and Linux
Users Group has formed. They meet monthly at the SMUD Customer Service
Building (S Street in Sacramento), and have an IRC channel and mailing
list set up. Their next (first?) meeting will be October 14th. Welcome!
Posted 2010-09-28 15:50:00
LUGOD, together with the
Computer Science Club at UC Davis, will
be hosting a free Linux Installfest workshop this
Friday, October 1st, from 5pm-10pm, at
Kemper Hall at UC Davis.
Haiku slides, photos and meeting minutes
Posted 2010-09-21 17:20:00
Slides (274KB PDF),
minutes from last
night's meeting and presentation on the "Haiku" operating
system are now available. Enjoy!
Linux Installfest this month!
Posted 2010-09-18 00:30:00
Next Saturday, September 25th, LUGOD will be holding
a free Linux Installfest Workshop.
Please RSVP if you'd like to come
get help installing and/or configuring Linux on your computer.
There'll also be a discussion on Virtual Machines during this
Android roundtable results
Posted 2010-09-08 12:00:00
Quite a crowd turned out for last night's roundtable/show-n-tell
of Android devices at Crepeville. Here are a few
photos, and some
notes from the
Software Freedom Day, September 18th
Posted 2010-09-03 15:00:00
LUGOD will once again be participating in the global
Software Freedom Day,
Saturday, September 18th.
We'll be at the Davis Food Co-Op from 4pm-7pm,
demonstrating Linux and other open source software, and handing
out free software discs and informational pamphlets. Drop by and
say 'hi', and send your friends!
"Android" roundtable at next month's social gathering
Posted 2010-08-04 11:50:00
A number of LUGOD members will be bringing their Android-based
phones (and perhaps other devices) to next month's
(at Crepeville in downtown Davis) for a roundtable discussion
and show-and-tell. If you've got an Android device you'd like
to show off, and/or are interested in learning more about the
platform and some of the devices available, please join us!
(We hope to also have an Android development talk at one of
our regular meetings at some point, too!)
Local and LUG calendar updated
Posted 2010-07-27 12:05:00
We spent a few minutes snooping around
other LUGs and local clubs to
find out what they've got scheduled, and added them to
our calendar of events.
(Did you know that Peninsula
LUG meets tomorrow, or that John Terpstra will be talking
about Samba at SVLUG and
Science club at UC Davis meets next Wednesday? Plus,
don't forget that you can
subscribe the events as an
Photos, slides and minutes from "Eventlent" talk
Posted 2010-07-20 11:20:00
Even if you missed last night's great talk on "Eventlet",
you can still check out some
photos and Ambroff's
slides (276KB PDF). The
from the meeting business are also available. Enjoy!
Photos and minutes from "Genetic Algorithms" talk
Posted 2010-06-22 18:35:00
We're hoping we can get slides and sample code, too,
but for now, enjoy some
photos from last
night's LUGOD meeting. The
have been posted as well.
Speaker and topic change for tonight's meeting
Posted 2010-06-21 14:45:00
Our originally-scheduled speaker, Owen Delong of Hurricane
Electric, is under the weather and can't make it to Davis
to speak tonight. In lieu of the "IPv6" talk that was
scheduled, Brian Lavender has offered to do a talk on
"Using Genetic Algorithms to do Network Intrusion Detection."
Tonight at 7pm at
Explorit Science Center on
Posted 2010-06-15 12:10:00
We found a pair of photos from
this month's Social Gathering.
Recent photos posted
Posted 2010-06-14 15:15:00
Photos from this weekend's Installfest,
last month's "µClinux"
presentation, and last month's
Social Gathering have been posted. Enjoy, and see you
next week for the "IPv6" talk!
Flyer for "Introduction to IPv6 Socket Programming"
Posted 2010-05-27 20:40:00
A flyer is now available for
the "IPv6" talk in June. Thanks in advance for helping to
spread the word!
Flyer for "Kdenlive" talk later this month
Posted 2010-04-06 09:55:00
A flyer for this month's
talk on video editing in Linux
using Kdenlive is now available. Please print and post!
Installfest blast from the past
Posted 2010-04-05 18:45:00
Chris McKenzie sent in a few photos he found from the
Installfest we held in January 2006.
We've added them to, and updated some descriptions of,
the photos from that event. Enjoy!
Flyer for April Installfest
Posted 2010-03-27 18:30:00
Please help us spread the word about our upcoming
Installfest by printing and posting
this flyer. Thanks!
Installfest scheduled for Saturday, April 3rd
Posted 2010-03-17 09:45:00
Thanks to the CS Club at UC Davis,
LUGOD will be holding an Installfest on
Saturday, April 3rd. Please RSVP if you'd like us
to help you. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact
Alex Mandel, our IF coordinator and/or
post a note to our 'vox-if' mailing list.
Revision Control Roundtable Wrap-up
Posted 2010-03-16 00:10:00
LUGOD welcomed a half dozen new members at
tonight's meeting where we held a
roundtable discussion and demo of
revision control systems. Enjoy some photos!
Open Science group forming at UC Davis
Posted 2010-03-04 11:30:00
Jason Moore contacted
LUGOD to let us know about a new group formating at UC Davis which is
interested in sharing tools, building community and promoting "open science"
on campus: the UC Davis
Open Science group.
Minutes, slides and photos, plus constitution changes, from February's meeting
Posted 2010-02-22 12:40:00
The minutes from
last week's LUGOD meeting are now available. It included a lengthy
discussion and votes on three motions to alter our
include some that the California Franchise Tax Board suggests for 501(c)7
groups (though in no way affects the group's purpose).
Also check out the photos, and the
slides from the Nokia N900
mini-presentation and the
Web Services talk (AWS slides hosted at Slideshare.net). Enjoy!
"Amazon Web Services" talk and "Nokia N900" mini-presentation next week
Posted 2010-02-11 12:50:00
LUGOD meets next Monday at
Explorit science center (5th Street).
There'll be a presentation on Amazon Web Services, as well as
a short demonstration of Nokia's N900 mobile internet device and smartphone.
LUGOD members, and book authors, speaking at ACCU next week
Posted 2010-02-03 11:30:00
Chris Takemura and Luke S. Crawford, both LUGOD members, and
co-authors of The Book of Xen, will be speaking
at the ACCU meeting
in Mountain View next Wednesday!
Liferay slides and a webinar this week
Posted 2010-01-19 12:40:00
Presentation slides and
links from yesterday's Liferay Portal and Social Office talk
are now available. Also, Liferay wanted to let us all know
about a Liferay webinar
taking place this Thursday morning. Enjoy!
Photos and minutes from anniversary meeting with Liferay
Posted 2010-01-18 23:35:00
Meeting minutes and
photos from tonight's meeting
are now online! Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, guest
speaker, the Veterans' Memorial Center staff, and the
~45 people who showed up and made tonight's meeting and
anniversary celebration a huge success!
11th anniversary meeting sponsors
Posted 2010-01-15 17:40:00
Our 11th anniversary meeting
next Monday will be sponsored in part by:
Gabriella Engelhard of Vevey Confections, and
a donation from an anonymous LUGOD member.
LUGOD members on CapRadio "Insight": Podcast available
Posted 2010-01-15 15:20:00
You can listen to an audio stream, or download an MP3, of
archives, and hear Bill Kendrick and Margo Schulter from
LUGOD talking about Linux and plugging next Monday's
11th anniversary meeting!
LUGOD on the radio this week
Posted 2010-01-11 15:40:00
Members of LUGOD will be on two radio shows this week, to talk
about Linux and open source, the club, and our
11th anniversary meeting next Monday.
On Wednesday, some time between 5 and 6pm, Bill Kendrick will
be on Dr. Andy's Poetry & Technology Hour on
KDVS (90.3FM in Davis).
And on Friday, some time between 10 and 11am, Bill Kendrick and
Margo Schulter will be on Insight on
Capital Public Radio's KXJZ
(90.9FM in Sacramento).
Kicking off 2010!
Posted 2010-01-05 22:05:00
LUGOD had a great social gathering at Crepeville restaurant this evening,
with over a dozen different people showing up over the span of 2 and a
half hours (and 1/4th of them were newcomers). Our next event will
be our 11th anniversary meeting at the
Veterans' Memorial Center. Join us
for free food, give-aways, raffle prizes, and a presentation from
Last meeting of our 11th year!
Posted 2009-12-03 14:10:00
Our last meeting of our 11th year (LUGOD turns 11 years old in January!)
will be a talk on JRuby, on December 21st.
See you there!
Attendance and new-member analysis
Posted 2009-11-19 14:40:00
Bill Kendrick slogged through our membership list and
past meeting minutes to put together an
of attendance and member signups between our first meeting
(January 1999) and now (November 2009). PDF file, with a pair
of graphs at the end. Enjoy!
Posted 2009-11-17 09:30:00
All nominees ran unopposed, so at
last night's meeting
we called for any objections to the nominees being elected as
officers. There were no objections, so
take their positions immediately:
root: Bill Kendrick, sys: Brian Lavender,
typescript: Andrew Roach, /dev/null: Greg FitzGerald.
Photos and slides from "Introduction to REvolution R"
Posted 2009-11-17 00:05:00
Check out the photos and
(2.6MB PDF) from last night's "Introduction to REvolution R"