November Meeting — CLUG

October 3rd, 2018

Calgary Linux Users Group {Guild}

Date: November 7 (Wed) 5:30 – 8:00 PM

We’re still good if you can attend by 6:00 pm

Place: Nose Hill Library

Address: 1530 Northmount Drive NW, T2L 0G6, (Brentwood) In Main Meeting Room

(Room booking verified)

Topics:

  • Looking at Linux Mint 19 Tara as main stream ready
  • Add yours

Following meeting already booked for December 12

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Calgary Linux Users Meeting Sep 5, 2018

August 29th, 2018

Monthly Meeting

Place: Louise Riley Library, Multi-purpose Room

This room is in the smaller building north of the main building.

Date: Sept 5, 2018 (Wed)

Time: 5:45 – 8:00 PM

6:00 show is OK too.

I have to smile when I think of the core group that has showed up. Thank you!

There is much to discuss in the coming weeks.

  1. Nurturing club collaboration with better tools and methods. Goal being to make less strain for contributors.
  2. Things that really interest and help you that the club would like to hear about.
  3. The next Meetup venue.

There was no interest in the topic of AGM so it’s not on the agenda

Anyone wanting more timely updates of meeting notices, we can talk about sharing the load.

Email president at clug dot ca

See you at the meeting.

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Calgary Linux Users Meeting Aug 8, 2018

August 8th, 2018

Date: August 8, 2018, (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Place: Nose Hill Library – 1530 Northmount Drive NW, T2L 0G6, (Brentwood)
In Main Meeting Room

Topics: What we’ve been goofing around with in Linux (or also wanting to play with?).

Discussion of AGM Sept 5, 2018 plans (booked at Louise Riley Library)

Meeting is informal (yet fun). Looking forward to meeting with those who are able to attend at The Nose Hill Library.

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Annual General Meeting (AGM) June 20, 2018

May 21st, 2018

Important Annual General Meeting  scheduled!

June 13… It is only one week away from the AGM and there were minimal comments about elections so far.

Those new new to and revisiting GNU/Linux seem the fastest growing part of our group.

I would like to see information for computer fundamentals, followed by things specific to GNU/Linux. What ever I contribute will likely be GPLv3 licensed and epub or other open formats to share freely. The very nature of collaborative Linux is inclusive by nature so all are welcome.

We have seating for 40 people and we hope to end up with much more than a quorum.

Please note:

Additions to the club bank account signatory should happen as soon as the bank completes their paper work from our May 31 Letter of direction.

In an effort to be thorough in research I find I have to back off somewhat for now. Other technical volunteers stepping forward will be greatly appreciated. Otherwise things may take longer….

Interested in GNU/Linux?

Do you only see the possibilities and not the limitations?

Now is a good time to get involved.

Date: June 20, 2018

Time: 6:00 – 8:30 PM

Place: Nose Hill Library – 1530 Northmount Drive NW, T2L 0G6, Brentwood

In Main Meeting Room that Seats up to 40 people.

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Calgary Linux Users Meeting — May 2, 2018

April 19th, 2018

Place: Louise Riley Library — Multi-purpose Room
1920 14 Ave NW

In the building just north of the Louise Riley Library.

Near Lions Park Train Station and Library parking

Time: 5:30 to 8:00 PM booked

Call: for those interested in publishing GNU/Linux related articles.

Note: Some new Free and Libre Open Source Software tools now available
that make publishing easier.

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Calgary Linux Users Meeting — April 4, 2018

April 2nd, 2018

 Parking: For those want to travel by car

The Lot on the east side of the Library building does extend to the West side so you should likely find a spot. You will have to leave the way you came in. I did not see an entrance on the west lot. Handicapped Parking is available.

Place: Louise Riley Library — Meeting Room 1

This meeting room is located across the parking lot in a separate building from Louise Riley Library. The address is 1920 14 Ave NW. My mark pin did not stick yet so just look for the building a little north of the Library

Time: 5:40 to 8:00 PM booked

Meeting to start by 6:00 PM

Main:

  • A Very Popular Linux Mint Computer Operating System – Programs Included

An honest commentary  from John who was searching for a solid replacement form Windows 7 before support is pulled by MS

More:

We have started exploring for our selves rather than telling others what to do.

  • Tinkering at electronic tools toward collaborative meetings….
  • Inclusivity goes well with GNU/Linux, FLOSS, variety and collaboration
  • No need to discourage peoples silos of interests
  • safety/security concerns
  • We are see a diverse group starting to build. Mm, this should be interesting

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Calgary Linux Users Meeting – Jan 3, 2018

December 22nd, 2017

Place: Central Library

  • Meeting Place: Central Library, Meeting Room 1
  • Street address: 616 Macleod Trail S.E.
  • Calgary AB T2G 2M2

Time: 18:00 till 19:30 Jan 3, 2018 (Wed)

(This Central Library closes at 20:00 (8:00 PM).)

Theme: How do I get started.

  • Smaller groups have been meeting informally and more often then just the monthly meeting, in coffee shops friendly to digital connection or sometimes privately at some ones home.
  • Meeting at the Library has worked well to let every one see what is being shown by use of their large screen TV display for those who have problems seeing clearly over someones shoulder.
  • People showing up say they’re at a beginning level yet are not a stranger to the computer. We have a range of users so those interested in the command line or server side should be able to link up too.
  • Bring your own view points and lets share ideas. Thank you for respecting other points of view
  • Tell us your favorite applications. Fresh new ones are showing up in our modern GNU/Linux distributions.

See you at the meeting!

 
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Calgary Linux Users Meeting – Dec 6, 2017

December 5th, 2017

Monthly Meeting

(Wednesday)

Time:

  • Room is booked from 16:30 till 19:30
  • This Central Library closes at 20:00 (8:00 PM).

Place: Central Library

  • Meeting Place: Central Library, Basement Rm 2
  • Street address: 616 Macleod Trail S.E.
  • Calgary AB T2G 2M2

What have you been doing with GNU/Linux Lately?:

I have been focusing on what some of my customers asked for. Still a little soon to give a full report.

How about you? These are interesting times with new tools becoming available… plus some challenges.

See you at the meeting? Entrance is free ($) to all. (Bring your own snacks and drink)

Calgary Linux Users Meeting – Oct 31, 2017

October 18th, 2017

Monthly Meeting

(Tuesday)

Time:

  • Room is booked from 16:30 till 19:30
  • This Central Library closes at 20:00 (8:00 PM).

Place: Central Library

  • Meeting Place: Central Library, Basement Rm 2
  • Street address: 616 Macleod Trail S.E.
  • Calgary AB T2G 2M2

Seating:

26

See previous meeting for Map

Day of meeting explained.

November meeting rooms were strangely mostly booked up in November, hence I had to settle for Oct 31, the day before the first Wednesday of November.

Brief history

The variety of interests relating to Linux goes back a long time and is only accelerating to bigger and faster these days.

Focus

It should be an interesting topic as to who and what to focus on. In other words, who are we as a club and how are we defined. There is a lot of variety of interests and methods so I ask: Is this a liability or can we turn it into our strength?

I think we should make it easy for members to share and one idea that comes to mind is members becoming authors on our web site if they feel like it.

I believe in you. Do you believe in your self. If you can’t motivate your self how can you convince someone else to do it for you?

After I make sure I get some things done, hoping to shift more towards my own FLOSS interests

summary

  • Would love to see you at the meeting
  • decide on what you want
  • use it or lose it?
  • lets have some fun together
  • now that I hit publish I can go answer some user questions I owe someone

 

Calgary Linux Users Group Meeting – October 4, 2017

September 18th, 2017

Yes it’s time to meet up.

Time for the individual, not just the group.

Public are welcome! Admission is free ($) Bring your own snacks.

Welcome back and thanks for your interest.

Topics:

Item 0)

Basics course. Have you noticed no one has yet offered to do it all for us? No judgement here.

It will much more fun to pick our own interest points. And who knows what we may find just trying things out for our selves?

Item 1A)

HUGO static web server. I see many interesting blogs on this and am attracted to it for a number of reasons. Take note of it’s license. Over a month ago I tried out HUGO the static website generator.  I am revisiting  this topic because of the extra work and security concerns with our WordPress setup. But mostly I want to have some fun.

I installed HUGO on a ubuntu based Solydxk 9 install using apt-get install hugo. It worked.

For the demo I will be using a Solus Linux 3 install.

# snap install hugo

 # snap list
Name  Version    Rev   Developer     Notes
core  16-2.27.6  2898  canonical     core
hugo  0.29       725   hugo-authors  -
  # snap info hugo
name:      hugo
summary:   "Fast and Flexible Static Site Generator"
publisher: hugo-authors
contact:   https://discuss.gohugo.io/
description: |
  Hugo is a static HTML and CSS website generator written in Go. It is
  optimized for speed, easy use and configurability. Hugo takes a directory
  with content and templates and renders them into a full HTML website.
  
snap-id: t6YzDBM3com27avINGL5OD6ZKKG654ez
commands:
  - hugo
tracking:    stable
installed:   0.29 (725) 30MB -
refreshed:   2017-09-26 13:43:04 -0600 MDT
channels:                   
  stable:    0.29     (725) 30MB -
  candidate: 0.29     (725) 30MB -
  beta:      0.29     (725) 30MB -
  edge:      0.30-DEV (770) 30MB -

The demo is based on quick start.

https://gohugo.io/

I can see why developers say they have fun with this on their workstation/laptop.

Item 1)

Is modern GNU/Linux becoming cool yet? How has the World been changing and does it relate to Linux? Clubs? ( might have to defer this for now? )

Item 2)

What ever happened to CLUG Reboot?

Things that have not been fully addressed yet: a) making individual contributions easier to do on our own schedule and less time consuming. b) redefining club not discussed or documented. c) change starts with members willing to talk about this.

Item 3)

George Chase – Instructor, Information and Communications Technologies Dept. has deferred his talk to the new year or later.

George proposed a demo mini-lab showing us how to set up your own private internet on your LAN for fun and learning. Lets hope he can find some time for us.


Also, tell us about your interests in Linux and GNU (free/libre) software/hardware

Bring all your questions too! Looking forward to meeting you again.

Time:

Room is booked from 16:30 till 19:30

Normal meeting start had been 17:00 but we can be active before that.

This Central Library closes at 20:00 (8:00 PM).

Place: Central Library

  • Meeting Place: Central Library, Basement Rm 2
  • Street address: 616 Macleod Trail S.E.
  • Calgary AB T2G 2M2   (refer to map below)

Seating:

  • 26 max at tables, more single chairs can be set up if required.
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