[clug-talk] Linuxfest topic ideas... I'm coming up short.
sgrover at open2space.com
Sun Apr 16 19:01:22 PDT 2006
We talked about this the other night. I was going to be drafting an email to
you and the other Linux 101 speakers later tonight. We have a list of topics
we'd like to see done, and just need them to be spoken for.
Some of the topics we came up with are on your list, so I think you'll find
something you like. :)
On Sunday 16 April 2006 19:55, Mark Carlson wrote:
> Hello all,
> A few weeks ago I was volunteered by my gf to present at LinuxFest.
> That part is not a big deal, I don't mind presenting things in
> general, however I am having difficulties picking something to talk
> I'm currently scheduled for the "Desktop Linux" track, but it is
> becoming more and more apparent that I don't really use desktop Linux
> (actually, I've also been realizing that I don't care about desktop
> anything at all.) The things I use computers for are as follows:
> - Embedded development (Linux target and host)
> - Viewing and serving webpages
> - (web) Email and IM
> - Listening to streaming music
> - Playing DVDs
> - Reading Usenet
> - Number crunching (OO.o Calc, Matlab, etc.)
> As far as I can tell, I can't really make a presentation out of that.
> To compound the problem, my only real interests in computers are
> microprocessor architecture and operating systems (in general) and my
> knowledge in both topics could barely be described as novice.
> The only topics I've been able to come up with so far are:
> - Using a Wiki for your house / family (not exactly Linux, but they
> sure are handy!)
> - Doing something or other with Knoppix (or has this been done to
> death already?)
> - Demonstration of exploits and how having your computer set up
> properly (i.e. standard Windows setup vs. standard <insert distro
> here> setup) can minimize damage. (I don't know that I'd be able to do
> this, but it would be interesting to see)
> Since there's only three weeks left until LinuxFest I may not have
> enough time to learn many new software packages... so I probably won't
> be able to do any comparisons.
> If anyone can help me out with some ideas, please post them to the
> list; I'd appreciate seeing what other people do on their computer
> and/or what they'd like to see a presentation on.
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