Scenario – We have architectural drawings to a building in PDF format. The Architects don’t answer my calls and even if they did, they would want lots of dollars for the Autocad drawings. The as-built already cost some $30K. The money spent on the emergency evacuation signage are incomplete and some are wrong, we don’t have way of finding signage that are customized to location, and we rent space but don’t have any maps or illustrations for marketing materials. Of course we are also cash constrained otherwise if you throw enough money at a problem, it goes away.
Solution – Using 2 open source tools for graphics (this spells free on 3 levels – free in terms of cost, free in terms of choice, and free to use on all 3 major platforms (Linux, Windows and OSX), we can take what we have and generate what we need. You also don’t need a lot of talent but you will need some patience. The tools we are going to be using are Gimp and Inkscape.
Meeting Time: doors open at 6:00 PM, meeting: 6:05 PM – 8:00 PM
Room Number: 318
Location: U of C down town campus
906 – 8th Avenue SW Calgary AB
The Open Community Minded River Wave Design Project
Speaker: Jacob Quinlan – Alberta River Surfing Association
Jacob agreed to give a talk about their plans to drop river wave generating hardware with a permitted construction time of September 3-15 in the Kananaskis this year.
Jacob told me their mission is: “build the world’s best river surfing wave, freely share the design and construction know-how to make it as easy as possible for surfing to occur in a river near you”
Surf Anywhere is looking to computer modeling (CFD) to accelerate the way towards reaching these goals. Jacob is already stoked about our clubs interest and looking forward to meeting everyone at the meeting.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) such as code_saturne
Kali Linux 1.0.4
liveboot/install image: kali-linux-1.0.4-amd64.iso and USB stick
We expect someone to step forward who has at least successfully tried out Kali before
Crunchbang Linux – A popular distro!
Based on Debian Wheezy and extra install scripts. Bring Install media (USB stick)
other modern installs and how easy is the final setup?
distributions, their relevance and popularity?
please list more topics in CLUG Talk and I will add them, or upon request I can modify the list
If anyone wants to do an install please make sure you or someone else is bringing install media of the distro of your choice
(doors open at 6:00 PM, meeting: 6:05 PM – 8:00 PM)
Location: University of Calgary, downtown campus Room TBA
906 – 8th Avenue SW
Relevance of LUG Meetings
I was asked this question at two meetings recently and its been brought up before.
My answer was yes, I think it can be!
Come to the meeting, find out what is important and tell us what is important.
Multiple forms of media and technology should play some roll in our club, like video presentations. I can see many advantages: like try before you show, reach a larger audience, document for yourself, etc.
Improve Accuracy of Documentation for Free and Open Source Instruction Guides
Come up with new ways of coming together and topics that matter to you: Here is just one for instance: TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events (ref to more button) example ….
Cory Doctorow comments on advice to parents about Facebook (is it safe?)
Kin Wong’s work project and his Linux How To (Video Documentation). Ryan Walters was the camera man
Kin has done a video talking about his project
He also plans to bring some video of screen captures to show and tell