Would someone be able to bring a DVD burner and some blank dics (will try to
get WLUG to reimburse*). *Found a free culture dvd (part of SFD
care-package) image, that I will try to torrent tonight,
want to try make the image and/or a DVD available to those who may want it.
Appartley has guides, videos and the like on the disc.
As part of the :ii project, it would be interested to try installing on
various laptops and desktops that I wouldn't normally have access to.
At this point it will format whatever is on the hard drive and install Linux
or Windows with a predetermined configuration and software set.
So if you want, and don't mind the drive getting formatted, please bring
systems that can run through a test install or two.
Just a quick announcement regarding the "Gimp for photo restoration
and touch-up" presentation that Jody, my wife, will be giving at
Software Freedom Day this Saturday. Feel free to bring photos that
need restoring or touching up. If you don't have digital versions of
the photos, that doesn't matter as we can scan them at the event. Of
course, she'll only be able to work on a limited number of photos
during the presentation and throughout the day, so please don't feel
left out if your photo can't be looked at. However, looking over her
shoulder and talking to her should give you a good idea on how to
enhance the photos yourself.
Peter Reutemann, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ
http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/~fracpete/ Ph. +64 (7) 858-5174
I've added you for the 2:30 time slot. You are also welcome to come
and setup in the foyer area and demo/talk about your project. If
other people are interested in setting up and showing of whatever cool
interesting project or application they are currently working
on/interested in etc... just let us know.
For instance there was a great demo on FOSS musical applications last
time we held SFD at the uni. If someone wants to do something like
that again, we'd love to see it. I will have a small display w/ a
midi-controller and LMMS ready, but I can't remember who it was who
demonstrated Arduor and some other music apps last time.
We'd also like to invite Windows/Mac users to show off any FOSS
applications they may be running on their platform.
If your interested in a presentation or setting up in the foyer area
let us know so we can add you to the page here:
On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 4:28 AM, Chris McClimans <wlug(a)hippiehacker.org> wrote:
> A couple of guys from Tauranga want to introduce the local community to a
> project call instant infrastructure. We are presenting at SFD in Tauranga
> We want to enable non-technical people to install operating systems and
> applications (in possibly complex and interdependent configurations) to
> computers that have blank or format-able hard drives.
> The computers may be configured to be centrally managed over the network for
> ongoing support and maintenance. This could happen from a smart phone or usb
> On the technical side I've be trying to get Virtualbox booting the
> infrastructure from Ubuntu and after that it won't be long until it's
> selfhosted starting from Windows, OSX, or Linux.
> This would allow people from many different experience levels and
> backgrounds to participate in sharing solutions.
> This process starts by using most computers ability to run programs from the
> network, even if they don't have anything on the hard drive.
> It's possible to target raw hardware in addition to cross
> platform virtualization which we can script/automate via ruby.
> We can automatically provision them via chef-solo with vagrant.
> We want to test the hardware and virtually deployed systems using test
> This is the ticket I'm working on today, take a peek if your interested.
> We'd love to present at Software Freedom Day in Hamilton and gain feedback
> from the community on how to incorporate more people into the process and
> make it a tool everyone can use.
> I tried to add us to the presenters page, but I was only able to add a
> comment. I see three time-slots remaining, could we have one?
> +1 806 543-2100 (voip line at my office)
> +64 (0)22 077 5899 (cell, that sometimes works at the office)
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I've been involved with an open source software project,
http://www.bitcoin.org , for about the last 5-6 months.
If anybody is interested, I can come along to one of the meet ups for a
show and tell and get people up to speed with various aspects of it.
A reminder, the WLUG Fixit Meeting is today.
Copy and paste! Not that hard!
WLUG Workshop day.
Meet up at the university - usual meeting room for Monday meetings.
We'll have internet access (48Mbit/s) for you to update your Linux box or download various linux distros.
Meet up with others - share ideas - trouble shoot hardware and software issues.
Install the lastest Linux distro or whatever you'd like to try.
If you are considering installing Linux on a MS Windows, please have all your data backed up prior attempting any partitioning of your hard drives. WLUG will not be liable for any loss of data.
Entry is free for visitors and club members.
However, if you, as a visitor, wish to connect your computer to the internet for more than a few minutes, a fee of $4 dollars to cover internet costs would be appreciated. We will accept membership applications on the day ($20).
There are no kitchen facilities within the room. Cafe's and toilets will be available around the campus.
Hello all WLUG list subscribers,
Since Peter Reutemann's presentation on Elgg at our last Monday evening
meeting, Peter, Ewen Cummings and John Billings have been working to
establish Elgg on the wlug server.
Elgg is open source social networking software and our case, is another
avenue for WLUG club members to interact online. You can share photos,
create discussion forums, write your own blog, link in your twitter feed,
and follow discussions via RSS. There are many more plugins available and
the site will continue to receive additional features.
The existing wiki is not being superseded by this at all and will still be
the place to document technical and linux related things.
So it is my pleasure to extend this invitation to all members and list
subscribers to check out Elgg, create yourself a profile, upload a photo of
yourself and have a bit of play on the site - maybe even create a group for
your own pet topics and invite others to join.
The following site lists many of the plugins available to the site. If you'd
like to see them added, please contact me, Peter, Ewen or John.
Thanks again to Peter, Ewen and John for setting this up and creating a
there to match the existing server.
Cheers and regards,