This month at LUGOD: Wikipedia!
Posted 2012-06-06 09:15:00
Developers from the Wikimedia foundation will be speaking at
this month's LUGOD meeting, on Monday, June 18th.
Come learn about the technology behind Wikipedia and related projects!
And down the road in July: openSUSE;
in August: Open Clip Art Library; September: WidgetFX; and October:
Home CNC Machining with Linux!
LUGOD's 2012 calendard is filling up!
Posted 2012-04-10 17:15:00
We've booked guest presenters for meetings
through September (so far)! Of course, that doesn't mean we're not
always looking for speakers. Want to talk?
Have a topic idea? Know someone we should invite?
Once again, drop Bill Kendrick a note via email:
Web-based IRC lets you talk to LUGOD members in your browser
Posted 2012-02-01 01:55:00
We just discovered that Freenode offers a web-based IRC interface.
Go to http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#lugod
to join LUGOD's IRC channel. There are literally thousands
of other open source-related channels on Freenode, as well!
Photos from our anniversary meeting / "Processing" presentation
Posted 2012-01-16 23:15:00
Enjoy some photos from our big celebration
and "Processing" talk last night!
Hands-on demo for Co-op "Healthy, Wealthy and Wise"
Posted 2012-01-14 15:15:00
Thanks to the
Davis Food Co-Op for inviting us to
be part of their "Healthy, Wealthy and Wise" series of events this month, and
to Tim Riley, Brian Lavender, Sing, and Alex Mandel who joined me
(Bill Kendrick) and my son in putting together today's demo, and answering
questions. We had a great turnout, lots of interest in Monday's
anniversary meeting, and at least
one new Tux Paint fan.
2012 call for speakers
Posted 2012-01-05 18:20:00
At long last, we've exhausted our long schedule of guest speaker
presentations, so we're once again (always, in fact!)
seeking speakers. If you, or someone you know, would
like to speak, or you have a topic or speaker you'd like to suggest,
please contact Bill Kendrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us in January!
Posted 2012-01-04 15:45:00
Come by and say 'hello' during our
hands-on Linux demo at the Davis Food Co-Op
on Saturday, January 14th. Then be sure to come join the festivities, and learn
about "Processing" at our big anniversary meeting that
Monday, January 16th. We'll be in the Club Room at the
Veterans Memorial Center (between Davis
High School and the Yolo County Public library, on East 14th Street).
Tonight's social gathering at Ciocolat
Posted 2012-01-03 15:00:00
We've been informed that Crepeville is under renovation at the moment, so
we'll be holding our social gathering at
Ciocolat, which is down a block,
at the corner of 3rd and B Streets in downtown Davis. Sorry for the short
Flyer for January "Processing" meeting and anniversary celebration
Posted 2011-12-30 20:10:00
Happy New Year! We've put together a little
flyer for our
January anniversary meeting.
Please print and post, to help spread the word. Thanks!
LUGOD 13th anniversary meeting in January!
Posted 2011-12-15 11:10:00
The Linux Users' Group of Davis will be marking its 13th birthday at our
January meeting (Monday the 16th).
Along with a presentation on "Processing", we'll be celebrating with free
food and cake, and give-away prizes from O'Reilly and ThinkGeek.
We'll be meeting at the Veterans'
Memorial Center (next to the public library), in the Club Room. Please
join us, and bring your friends!
LUGOD invited to paritipate in January "Healthy, Wealthy and Wise" activites at the Davis Food Co-Op
Posted 2011-12-05 17:35:00
We've been invited to do a demo or
presentation at the Davis Food Co-Op
during 31 days of activities during January. See the thread on 'vox' starting
Pyramid slides and election results
Posted 2011-11-22 14:45:00
Our current officers, running unopposed (one accepted nomination per
position), have been re-elected! Bill Kendrick (root), Brian Lavender (sys),
Greg FitzGerald (/dev/null) and Andrew Roach (sys). Also, here are
the slides from last night's "Pyramid"
November meeting at Explorit
Posted 2011-11-08 14:35:00
We've been given the go-ahead to hold our next meeting
(November 21st) at Explorit science center
on 5th Street!
Venues needed for November and January meetings
Posted 2011-10-26 10:40:00
The public library will be closed on the days we're holding our November (21st)
and January (16th) meetings, and their
security system is still not configured to allow after-hours access.
If you can provide space for either or both meetings, please email
Bill Kendrick. (Note: Our January meeting
will be our 13th birthday, so we're looking for somewhere with capacity for
40-80 people, and that allows food.) Thanks in advance!
Slides and photos from Hacking Space Exploration and Science
Posted 2011-10-22 14:10:00
Enjoy some photos from Ariel Waldman's
visit to LUGOD, and the slides from her
"Hacking Space Exploration and
Science" presentation (42MB PDF).
Nominations now being accepted for LUGOD officer positions
Posted 2011-10-18 10:25:00
As of last night's meeting, nominations are now open for LUGOD's
elected officer positions: root (president), sys (vice president),
typescript (secretary) and /dev/null (treasurer). If you
would like to nominate yourself, or someone else, for one or more position,
please email your nomination to LUGOD's secretary at:
will be accepted until November 20th, and elections will being starting
at November's meeting. (Note: It's been 6 years since we've had to vote
— usually no more than one candidate gets chosen per position —
but if we do, it will take place online between the November and December
meetings.) See our Bylaws for more.
Slides from Full Scale Flight Simulator presentation
Posted 2011-10-03 16:00:00
Apologies for the delay! The slides for last month's meetng are now
Presentation slides for
"Full Scale Flight Simulators" talk (14MB ODP presentation file)
Flyer for "Hacking Space Exploration and Science" talk
Posted 2011-09-27 13:45:00
Please print and post this
flyer for October's meeting:
"Hacking Space Exploration and Science". Thanks!
Photos and minutes from FOSS Gaming and Full Scale Flight Simulator talks
Posted 2011-09-21 15:00:00
Minutes (including, for the FOSS Gaming talk, a list of games mentioned) and
photos from the last two LUGOD meetings are now online:
FOSS Gaming: photos,
FOSS Gaming: minutes,
Full Scale Flight Simulators: photos
and FSFS: minutes. When we
receive the slides (and maybe also videos!?) from the FSFS talk, we'll post
them too. Enjoy!
"Hacking Space Exploration and Science" in October; Speaker and Location TBD in November
Posted 2011-09-19 10:30:00
The public library will be on furlough towards the end of November, so we'll
need a venue (as well as a speaker) for our November 21st meeting.
In the meantime, we rounded up Ariel Waldman of Spacehack.org to come
speak at our October 17th meeting (which will be at the library).
Call for speakers: October and November
Posted 2011-07-19 17:40:00
Call for speakers! We're looking for speakers for
our October and November meetings (as well as February 2012 and beyond).
Appaserver slides available
Posted 2011-07-19 17:35:00
Slides are available for yesterday's presentation on Appaserver.
Download the PowerPoint file
CSU Bakersfield CS Dept Library!
Posted 2011-07-04 12:25:00
Dr. Melissa Danforth has sent us a couple
photos of their CS dept library, which contains
over 100 books donated from LUGOD.
Photos and slides from Haskell/LLVM talk
Posted 2011-06-20 10:30:00
Enjoy some photos from
last night's LUGOD meeting and
check out the presentation slides
from the Haskell & LLVM talk.
Installfest confirmed for this Saturday
Posted 2011-06-16 12:05:00
Thanks to Alex Mandel and Dan Fiske, LUGOD will be holding a free
Installfest workshop this Saturday!
Please RSVP in advance if you'd like to bring a
computer in, and get help installing or configuring Linux on it!
June LUGOD meeting to be at Wickson Hall, UC Davis
Posted 2011-06-09 17:30:00
This month's meeting, "Writing a compiler in Haskell and
LLVM", will be held at
Wickson Hall, at UC Davis. (Note: parking
on campus is free after 5pm.) Thanks to Alex Mandel for arranging the venue!
Installfest tentatively scheduled for June 18th
Posted 2011-05-20 16:10:00
It looks like our next Installfest workshop will probably
be on Saturday, June 18th, at N Street Cohousing's commonhouse.
We'll post more details once it's confirmed.
Slides and photos from Django talk
Posted 2011-05-17 15:25:00
Enjoy some photos from last night's LUGOD
meeting and the "Django" talk
presentation slides and demo source code.
Flyer for this month's "django" talk
Posted 2011-05-05 12:40:00
Please help us promote this month's talk on "django"
by printing and posting a flyer. Thanks!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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!
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!
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