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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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New BLUG in town!
Posted 2010-10-05 18:00:00
SacBLUG, the Sacramento BSD and Linux Users Group [http://www.sacblug.org/] 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 [http://daviscsclub.com/], will be hosting a free Linux Installfest workshop [http://www.lugod.org/if/] this Friday, October 1st, from 5pm-10pm, at Kemper Hall [http://www.lugod.org/if/directions_kemper.php] at UC Davis. Please RSVP [http://www.lugod.org/if/rsvp/]!

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Haiku slides, photos and meeting minutes
Posted 2010-09-21 17:20:00
Slides [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/LUGOD-Haiku-September-20-2010.pdf] (274KB PDF), photos [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2010.09.20/] and minutes [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2010.09.20.php] 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 [http://www.lugod.org/if/]. Please RSVP [http://www.lugod.org/if/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 [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2010.09.07/], and some notes from the various discussions [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2010.09.07.php].

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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 [http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/], Saturday, September 18th. We'll be at the Davis Food Co-Op from 4pm-7pm [http://www.lugod.org/sfd/], 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!
[http://www.lugod.org/sfd/]

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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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2010.09.07] (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 [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/].

(Did you know that Peninsula LUG [http://www.penlug.org/] meets tomorrow, or that John Terpstra will be talking about Samba at SVLUG [http://www.svlug.org/] and the Open Science club at UC Davis [http://openwetware.org/wiki/UC_Davis_Open_Science] meets next Wednesday? Plus, don't forget that you can subscribe the events as an iCalendar [http://www.lugod.org/calendar/lugod-only.ics]!)

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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 [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2010.07.19/] and Ambroff's presentation slides [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/Eventlet_talk_for_LUGOD.pdf] (276KB PDF). The minutes [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2010.07.19.php] 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 [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2010.06.21/] from last night's LUGOD meeting. The meeting minutes [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2010.06.21.php] 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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/] at Explorit Science Center on 5th Street [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/explorit/].

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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 [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2010.06.01/].

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Recent photos posted
Posted 2010-06-14 15:15:00
Photos from this weekend's Installfest [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2010.06.12/], last month's "µClinux" presentation [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2010.05.17/], and last month's Social Gathering [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2010.05.04/] have been posted. Enjoy, and see you next week for the "IPv6" talk [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/]!

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Flyer for "Introduction to IPv6 Socket Programming"
Posted 2010-05-27 20:40:00
A flyer [http://www.lugod.org/documents/flyers/] 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 [http://www.lugod.org/documents/flyers/] for this month's talk on video editing in Linux using Kdenlive [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/] 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 [http://www.lugod.org/if/] we held in January 2006. We've added them to, and updated some descriptions of, the photos from that event [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2006.01.21/]. 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 [http://www.lugod.org/if/] by printing and posting this flyer [http://www.lugod.org/documents/flyers/if-flyer-201004.pdf]. 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 [http://www.daviscsclub.com/], LUGOD will be holding an Installfest [http://www.lugod.org/if/] on Saturday, April 3rd. Please RSVP [http://www.lugod.org/if/rsvp/] if you'd like us to help you. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Alex Mandel, our IF coordinator [mailto:if@lugod.org] and/or post a note to our 'vox-if' mailing list [http://www.lugod.org/mailinglists/#vox-if].

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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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2010.03.15.php] where we held a roundtable discussion and demo [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/rcs/] of revision control systems. Enjoy some photos [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2010.03.15/]!

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Open Science group forming at UC Davis
Posted 2010-03-04 11:30:00
Jason Moore contacted LUGOD [http://www.lugod.org/mailinglists/archives/vox/2010-02/msg00068.html] 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 [http://openwetware.org/wiki/UC_Davis_Open_Science].

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Minutes, slides and photos, plus constitution changes, from February's meeting
Posted 2010-02-22 12:40:00
The minutes [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2010.02.15.php] from last week's LUGOD meeting are now available. It included a lengthy discussion and votes on three motions to alter our constitution [http://www.lugod.org/objectives/constitution.html] 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 [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2010.02.15/], and the slides from the Nokia N900 mini-presentation [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/n900mini.html] and the Amazon Web Services [http://www.slideshare.net/jineshvaria/aws-2013081] 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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/] at Explorit science center (5th Street) [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/explorit/]. 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 [http://www.accu-usa.org/] next Wednesday!

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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 [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/liferay/] are now available. Also, Liferay wanted to let us all know about a Liferay webinar [http://www.liferay.com/webinar] taking place this Thursday morning. Enjoy!

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Photos and minutes from anniversary meeting with Liferay
Posted 2010-01-18 23:35:00
Meeting minutes [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2010.01.18.php] and photos [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2010.01.18/] 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!

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11th anniversary meeting sponsors
Posted 2010-01-15 17:40:00
Our 11th anniversary meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/] next Monday will be sponsored in part by: O'Reilly Media [http://www.oreilly.com/], LifeRay, Inc. [http://www.liferay.com/], Gabriella Engelhard of Vevey Confections, and a donation from an anonymous LUGOD member.

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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 today's Insight [http://www.capradio.org/programs/insight/] from capradio.org's archives [http://www.capradio.org/programs/insight/default.aspx?showid=7364&programid=10], and hear Bill Kendrick and Margo Schulter from LUGOD talking about Linux and plugging next Monday's 11th anniversary meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/]!

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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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/] next Monday. On Wednesday, some time between 5 and 6pm, Bill Kendrick will be on Dr. Andy's Poetry & Technology Hour on KDVS [http://www.kdvs.org/] (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 [http://www.capradio.org/] (90.9FM in Sacramento).

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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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/] at the Veterans' Memorial Center [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/vetcenter/]. Join us for free food, give-aways, raffle prizes, and a presentation from LifeRay, Inc.!

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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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/]. See you there!

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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 analysis of attendance and member signups [http://www.lugod.org/documents/history/attendance-histogram-200911.pdf] between our first meeting (January 1999) and now (November 2009). PDF file, with a pair of graphs at the end. Enjoy!

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Elections held
Posted 2009-11-17 09:30:00
All nominees ran unopposed, so at last night's meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2009.11.16.php] we called for any objections to the nominees being elected as officers. There were no objections, so officers [http://www.lugod.org/members/officers/] take their positions immediately: root: Bill Kendrick, sys: Brian Lavender, typescript: Andrew Roach, /dev/null: Greg FitzGerald.

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Photos and slides from "Introduction to REvolution R"
Posted 2009-11-17 00:05:00
Check out the photos [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2009.11.16/] and presentation slides [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/revolution-r.pdf] (2.6MB PDF) from last night's "Introduction to REvolution R" talk. Enjoy!

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November events
Posted 2009-11-02 09:40:00
LUGOD is holding a social gathering tomorrow evening (November 3rd, 7pm) at Crepeville [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/crepeville/]. At month's general meeting (Monday, November 16th) [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2009.11.16], REvolution Computing will be here to tell us about the R statistical programming language, and their optimized R product, "REvolution R". Also, officer elections take place. You have until then to e-mail your nomination to our secretary [mailto:typescript@lugod.org].

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October LUGOD talk from Virtualmin: "Xen and cloud computing"
Posted 2009-10-16 16:40:00
Joe Cooper from Virtualmin wanted to let us all know that the talk on Monday will be about Xen virtualization and Cloud computing (and not simply about virtual web hosting).

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Linux User Group of Fairfield forming
Posted 2009-10-08 10:50:00
LUGOFF, the Linux User Group of Fairfield, is forming at the Solano Community College. See the announcement [http://lugod.org/mailinglists/archives/vox/2009-10/msg00048.html] on LUGOD's 'vox' mailing list [http://www.lugod.org/mailinglists/#vox], and let Daniel know if you're interested in participating.

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December booked!
Posted 2009-09-29 11:50:00
Thanks to Don Werve, who has offered to talk about JRuby at our December meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2009.12.21].

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Speaker needed for December
Posted 2009-09-28 17:15:00
Would you like to speak at our December 21st meeting [http://www.lugod.org/speak/]?

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LUGOD's new address
Posted 2009-09-09 22:30:00
We once again have a PO Box address: PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617.

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Flyer for September meeting
Posted 2009-09-08 16:20:00
A flyer for LUGOD's September meeting [http://www.lugod.org/documents/flyers/lugod-20090921-berkeleytip.pdf] is available. Please print and post! Thank you!

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GP2X presentation
Posted 2009-08-23 22:15:00
Presentation slides from the GP2X talk [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/gp2x.pdf] and meeting minutes [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2009.08.17.php] from our August meeting are now online.

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