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Join us in January!
Posted 2012-01-04 15:45:00
Come by and say 'hello' during our hands-on Linux demo [http://www.lugod.org/projects/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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/] that Monday, January 16th. We'll be in the Club Room at the Veterans Memorial Center [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/vetcenter/] (between Davis High School and the Yolo County Public library, on East 14th Street).

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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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/ciocolat/], which is down a block, at the corner of 3rd and B Streets in downtown Davis. Sorry for the short notice!

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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 [http://www.lugod.org/documents/flyers/] for our January anniversary meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2012.01.16]. Please print and post, to help spread the word. Thanks!

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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) [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2012.01.16]. 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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/vetcenter/on.php] (next to the public library), in the Club Room. Please join us, and bring your friends!

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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 [http://www.lugod.org/projects/demo/] or presentation at the Davis Food Co-Op [http://www.davisfood.coop/] during 31 days of activities during January. See the thread on 'vox' starting here [http://www.lugod.org/mailinglists/archives/vox/2011-12/msg00016.html].

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Pyramid slides and election results
Posted 2011-11-22 14:45:00
(Updated) 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" talk [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/pyramid/]. Enjoy!

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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) [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/] at Explorit science center [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/explorit/] on 5th Street!

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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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/], 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 [mailto:pr@lugod.org]. (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!

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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 [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2011.10.17/], and the slides from her "Hacking Space Exploration and Science" presentation [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/hackingspace.pdf] (42MB PDF).

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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: typescript@lugod.org [mailto:typescript@lugod.org]. Nominations 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 [http://www.lugod.org/objectives/bylaws.html] for more.

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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 online: Presentation slides for "Full Scale Flight Simulators" talk [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/fullscaleflightsim.odp] (14MB ODP presentation file)

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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" [http://lugod.org/documents/flyers/]. Thanks!

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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 [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2011.08.15/], FOSS Gaming: minutes [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2011.08.15.php], Full Scale Flight Simulators: photos [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2011.09.19/] and FSFS: minutes [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2011.09.19.php]. When we receive the slides (and maybe also videos!?) from the FSFS talk, we'll post them too. Enjoy!

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"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).

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Call for speakers: October and November
Posted 2011-07-19 17:40:00
Call for speakers! [http://www.lugod.org/speak/] We're looking for speakers for our October and November meetings (as well as February 2012 and beyond).

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Appaserver slides available
Posted 2011-07-19 17:35:00
Slides are available for yesterday's presentation on Appaserver. Download the PowerPoint file [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/appaserver-2011.ppt] (1.5MB). Enjoy!

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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 [http://www.lugod.org/photos/csub/], which contains over 100 books donated from LUGOD.

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Photos and slides from Haskell/LLVM talk
Posted 2011-06-20 10:30:00
Enjoy some photos [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2011.06.20/] from last night's LUGOD meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2011.06.20.php] and check out the presentation slides from the Haskell & LLVM talk [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/Haskell_LLVM.pdf].

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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 [http://www.lugod.org/if/] this Saturday! Please RSVP in advance [http://www.lugod.org/if/rsvp/] if you'd like to bring a computer in, and get help installing or configuring Linux on it!

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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" [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/], will be held at Wickson Hall, at UC Davis [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/wickson/]. (Note: parking on campus is free after 5pm.) Thanks to Alex Mandel for arranging the venue!

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Installfest tentatively scheduled for June 18th
Posted 2011-05-20 16:10:00
It looks like our next Installfest workshop [http://www.lugod.org/if/] will probably be on Saturday, June 18th, at N Street Cohousing's commonhouse. We'll post more details once it's confirmed.

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Slides and photos from Django talk
Posted 2011-05-17 15:25:00
Enjoy some photos from last night's LUGOD meeting [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2011.05.16/] and the "Django" talk presentation slides and demo source code [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/django/].

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Flyer for this month's "django" talk
Posted 2011-05-05 12:40:00
Please help us promote this month's talk on "django" [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/] by printing and posting a flyer [http://www.lugod.org/documents/flyers/]. Thanks!

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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 [http://www.lugod.org/newsicons/] to find out what they've got scheduled, and added them to our calendar of events [http://www.lugod.org/calendar/]. 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 [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2011.04.18/], the presentation slides from the MythTV talk [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/mythtv/], and the brief meeting minutes [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2011.04.18.php]. 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 [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/myforth_hibernate/] 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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2011.04.18], and "Django" is on May 16th [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2011.05.16].

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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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/]) to occur only one week after our last meeting (this week's "IPv6" talk). See you at Crepeville [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/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) [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2011.03.21]. This will be our first meeting back at the public library [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/library/on.php] 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 [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2011.02.21/], meeting minutes [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2011.02.21.php] and presentation slides and example code [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/ipv6programming/] 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 [http://www.lugod.org/members/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 [http://www.lugod.org/mailinglists/archives/vox-announce/msg00760.html] (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 [http://www.lugod.org/members/officers/]. If you'd like to nominate yourself, or someone else, please email typescript [mailto:typescript@lugod.org] by February 20th (the day before our next meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/]).

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"Introduction to IPv6 Socket Programming" next week
Posted 2011-02-15 11:25:00
Join us next Monday [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/] 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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2011.02.01.php], LUGOD will soon be ending our LERT (Linux Emergency Relief Team) [http://www.lugod.org/lert/] service (please use our 'vox-tech' mailing list [http://www.lugod.org/mailinglists/#vox-tech], Installfest workshops [http://www.lugod.org/if/] and/or IRC chat channel [http://www.lugod.org/irc/]), our 'vox-outreach' mailing list [http://www.lugod.org/mailinglists/#vox-outreach] (use 'vox' [http://www.lugod.org/mailinglists/#vox] for event coordination), and our old CafePress.com shop [http://www.lugod.org/shop/].

Additionally, we forgot to hold elections for club officers [http://www.lugod.org/members/officers/] in October! We'll be holding an informal survey on 'vox' [http://www.lugod.org/mailinglists/#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 [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/3d-display-interaction-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 [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2011.01.17/].

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Installfest this month!
Posted 2011-01-14 11:45:00
Installfest [http://www.lugod.org/if/] LUGOD and the Computer Science Club at UC Davis [http://daviscsclub.com/] will be holding a free Linux Installfest workshop [http://www.lugod.org/if/] on Friday, January 28th, starting at 5pm. At Kemper Hall, Room 1003, UC Davis. Please register [http://www.lugod.org/if/rsvp/] 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 [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2011.01.11/], minutes [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2011.01.01.php].)

[birthday cake] [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/] This coming Monday, we'll be celebrating our 12th anniversary (how we formed [http://www.lugod.org/documents/history/beginning.txt]) with free pizza, cake, drinks, and some books to give away (thanks, O'Reilly Media [http://www.oreilly.com/]!).

Mark Terranova, from the Bay Area non-profit The Gidget Kitchen [http://www.gidgetkitchen.org/], 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. [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/]

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Bonus meeting this month: "LINUX IN SPAAAAAACE!"
Posted 2011-01-04 15:25:00
Along with tonight's social gathering [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/] at Crepeville [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/crepeville/], and this month's regular meeting (and our 12th anniversary) on the 17th [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2011.01.17] (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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2011.01.11], all about putting Linux on satellites. (The presentation-meetings will be at Explorit Nature Center [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/explorit/on.php].)

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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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2010.12.20] we'll have Oliver Kreylos of UC Davis KeckCAVES [http://www.keckcaves.org] 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 [http://www.youtube.com/user/okreylos].)

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Slides and Photos from Wget talk
Posted 2010-11-17 10:05:00
"Wget" presentation slides [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/wget/], photos [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2010.11.15/] and meeting minutes [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2010.11.15.php] 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) [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/] to talk about Wget [http://www.gnu.org/software/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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2011.05.16].)

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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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2011.05.16] meeting. We're looking for a replacement for November. (If you'd like to speak at LUGOD [http://www.lugod.org/speak/], 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 [http://sites.google.com/site/lincolnlug/] 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 [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2010.10.18/] and the meeting minutes [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2010.10.18.php].

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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 [http://www.lugod.org/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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