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Recent LUGOD News


Local and LUG calendar updated
Posted 2011-05-04 16:40:00
Once again we spent some time visiting the websites of other LUGs and local clubs to find out what they've got scheduled, and added them to our calendar of events. Enjoy!

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Slides and photos from MythTV talk
Posted 2011-04-26 11:35:00
Check out the photos from last week's LUGOD meeting, the presentation slides from the MythTV talk, and the brief meeting minutes. Enjoy!

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Cute Linux Foundation video commemorating 20 years of Linux
Posted 2011-04-19 10:55:00
Enjoy this cute video that briefly explains the story of Linux.

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Slides and code from "MyForth" and "Hibernate" presentations
Posted 2011-03-29 19:00:00
Charles and Brian have both provided us with presentation slides and source code downloads for their presentations on "MyForth" and "Hibernate" at last week's LUGOD meeting. Enjoy!

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Planned lugod.org downtime tonight
Posted 2011-03-29 16:20:00
Rod Roark, who donates server space for LUGOD's website and mailing lists, will be doing a hardware upgrade tonight, so expect some down-time.

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Django talk and MythTV talk dates swapped
Posted 2011-03-22 15:20:00
The upcoming talks on the Django web framework and MythTV have swapped dates: "MythTV" is on April 18th, and "Django" is on May 16th.

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Thanks to Brian and Charles
Posted 2011-03-21 21:14:00
Thanks to Charles Shattuck for doing a short talk on "MyForth" and Brian Lavender for a short talk on "Hibernate," filling in for our guest speaker who was stuck in Southern California due to the big storm. John from LFS has offered to reschedule the "Full Scale Flight Simulator" talk for later this year. Sorry to those who were disappointed by the last-minute cancellation!

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No flight simulator talk tonight
Posted 2011-03-21 17:50:00
Our guest speakers were stormed in, so as warned on 'vox' and 'vox-announce' mailing lists, we aren't having the flight simulator talk tonight... but join us for an impromtu Plan B. 7pm at the library!

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Social gathering next Tuesday, "Full Scale Flight Simulators" on March 21st
Posted 2011-02-25 10:20:00
A rare aligning of the calendars has caused our next social gathering (Tuesday, March 1st) to occur only one week after our last meeting (this week's "IPv6" talk). See you at Crepeville!

Then, after a 3-week break, we'll be welcoming John Wojnaroski, Chief Engineer at LFS Technologies, who will be talking about full-scale flight simulation under Linux (Monday, March 21st). This will be our first meeting back at the public library since it reopened on East 14th Street!

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IPv6 presentation photos, slides and code
Posted 2011-02-22 11:40:00
Check out the photos, meeting minutes and presentation slides and example code from last night's talk on IPv6 socket programming!

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Officers remain
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.

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Elections survey non-conclusive
Posted 2011-02-15 11:40:00
Only two people responded regarding whether LUGOD 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).

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"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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Installfest this month!
Posted 2011-01-14 11:45:00
Installfest 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.

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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. (Photos, minutes.)

[birthday cake] 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.

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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.)

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Monday's LUGOD
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.

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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, this month 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 his videos.)

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Slides and Photos from Wget talk
Posted 2010-11-17 10:05:00
"Wget" presentation slides, photos and meeting minutes from this week's LUGOD meeting are now online. Enjoy!

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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.)

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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 us know!)

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Lincoln LUG
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), Lincoln LUG's next (and possibly final!) meeting will be on Saturday, November 20th.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Another Installfest!
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. Please RSVP!

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Haiku slides, photos and meeting minutes
Posted 2010-09-21 17:20:00
Slides (274KB PDF), photos and minutes from last night's meeting and presentation on the "Haiku" operating system are now available. Enjoy!

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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 event.

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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 various discussions.

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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!

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"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 social gathering (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!)

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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 the Open Science club at UC Davis meets next Wednesday? Plus, don't forget that you can subscribe the events as an iCalendar!)

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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 presentation slides (276KB PDF). The minutes from the meeting business are also available. Enjoy!

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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 meeting minutes have been posted as well.

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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 5th Street.

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More photos!
Posted 2010-06-15 12:10:00
We found a pair of photos from this month's Social Gathering.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 constitution to 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 Amazon Web Services talk (AWS slides hosted at Slideshare.net). Enjoy!

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"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.

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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!

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