Meeting — Nov 5, 2014

October 10th, 2014

The next meeting is scheduled for November 5, 2014 at the U of C Downtown Campus, room 330 at 7 p.m.

  • Update: This demo and very brief talk did not take place as planned due to not having a needed component. Sorry about that. I will have decided to postpone this presentation till later due to some business commitments.

Mel will be giving a 20 min talk that covers some updates to the ongoing quest for the modern, snazzy and increasingly easier to run and maintain Laptop and Work Station System. This will be a limited history with some speculations as to what may be next in the first quarter of 2015 update pack. It’s not an install demo

Live bare metal demo is planned at the meeting. SolydK Linux 2014-07 64bit. -More up to date system succeeded in video hardware acceleration and modern copy on write file system available including larger workstation with nVidia card. Sorry, I’m not bringing my workstation, but a lighter one instead.

Other talks are welcome. Bring your ideas and research!

Meeting is open to members and non-members. Free to all.

Our president has advised to expect meetings on for the first Wednesday of the month unless otherwise informed.

Room 330
U of C Downtown Campus – 906 – 8th Ave SW
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Parking in the Campus building is $3. Free street parking nearby is available.

Meeting — Oct 1, 2014

September 30th, 2014

The next meeting is scheduled for October 1, 2014 at the U of C Downtown Campus, room 426, at 7 p.m. As always, the meeting is open to members and non-members. we’ll be taking a look at DigiKam for photo management/editing.

After the meeting we usually head over to Brewster’s/Beer Revolution, which is within walking distance of meeting location. Even if you can’t make it to the meeting, you’re welcome to join us for beers.

Anand.

Room 426
U of C Downtown Campus – 906 – 8th Ave SW
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Parking in the Campus building is $3. Free street parking nearby is available.

Meeting — September 3, 2014

September 2nd, 2014

The next meeting is scheduled for September 3, 2014 at the U of C Downtown Campus, room 426, at 7 p.m. As always, the meeting is open to members and non-members. Last month’s meeting was a bit technically involved, so this month we will focus on end user applications. We’ll take a quick look at Tmux and also the AMPPS web software distribution (commonly called to a LAMP stack even though it’s a tree).

After the meeting we usually head over to Brewster’s/Beer Revolution, which is within walking distance of meeting location. Even if you can’t make it to the meeting, you’re welcome to join us for beers.

Anand.

Room 426
U of C Downtown Campus – 906 – 8th Ave SW
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Parking in the Campus building is $3. Free street parking nearby is available.

Meeting — August 6, 2014

July 31st, 2014

The next meeting is scheduled for August 6, 2014 at the U of C Downtown Campus, room 426, at 7 p.m. As always, the meeting is open to members and non-members. This month we will be taking a look at the Btrfs file system and exploring some of its benefits.

After the meeting we usually head over to Brewster’s/Beer Revolution, which is within walking distance of meeting location. Even if you can’t make it to the meeting, you’re welcome to join us for beers.

Anand.

Room 426
U of C Downtown Campus – 906 – 8th Ave SW
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Parking in the Campus building is $3. Free street parking nearby is available.

Meeting — July 2, 2014

June 27th, 2014

The next meeting is scheduled for July 2, 2014 at the U of C Downtown Campus, room 426, at 7 p.m. As always, the meeting is open to members and non-members.  After the meeting we usually head over to Brewster’s/Beer Revolution, which is within walking distance of meeting location. Even if you can’t make it to the meeting, you’re welcome to join us for beers.

Anand.

Room 426
U of C Downtown Campus – 906 – 8th Ave SW
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Parking in the Campus building is $3. Free street parking nearby is available.

Minutes from May 7 2014 Annual General Meeting

May 20th, 2014

Calgary Linux Users Group Annual General Meeting

Michael Walters…Secretary

The meeting opened on or about 7:00 p.m. 2014 May 7 with eleven people present (ten tier-two members and one tier-one member).

A number of ideas were brought forward to empower club members in sharing interesting topics and research, yet still have a life, too.

Mel, Michael, Sam, and Winson were tier-two members and Kin, Ian, Robin, Anand, David, and Peter purchased $20.00 tier-two memberships.

Sam offered to serve as treasurer. Anand nominated him as treasurer.  David seconded and the motion was carried.

Michael offered to serve as secretary. Sam nominated him as secretary.  David seconded and the motion was carried.

Anand offered to serve as president. Sam nominated him as president. David seconded and the motion was carried.

Mel offered to serve as vice president. David nominated Mel as vice-president. Sam seconded and the motion was carried.

Peter moved to close the floor to nominations. David seconded and the motion was carried.

With only one candidate running for each position, each candidate was elected by default.

Executive Board 2014-2015

Far Out

May 9th, 2014

Linux Foundation Training Prepares the International Space Station for Linux Migration

It’s hard to get tech support 400 kilometers away from the Earth,…
a NASA contractor deeply involved in Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) operations, decided to migrate to Linux.
URL: (Read the article.) Check out their FREE courses too!
http://training.linuxfoundation.org/why-our-linux-training/training-reviews/linux-foundation-training-prepares-the-international-space-station-for-linux-migration 

Using the program Celestia to display a simulation of the International Space Station

Far out

Far out!… Linux goes into outer space

 

Meeting — June 4, 2014

May 9th, 2014

The next meeting is scheduled for June 4, 2014 at the U of C Downtown Campus, room 426, at 7 p.m.  As always, the meeting is open to members and non-members.  We’ll be looking at a few UTM disributions this month.  The discussion will touch upon security, traffic shaping and threat management in general.  After the meeting we usually head over to Brewster’s/Beer Revolution, which is within walking distance of meeting location.  Even if you can’t make it to the meeting, you’re welcome to join us for beers.

Anand.

Room 426
U of C Downtown Campus – 906 – 8th Ave SW
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Parking in the Campus building is $3.  Free street parking nearby is available.

April 7, 2014 – CLUG Meeting

April 16th, 2014

Meeting  19:00 – 21:00

Likely in room 426 – will try and firm up tomorrow.

At this point I would like to say a few words with Mel stepping down.  It is a shame that it has come to this for such a small organization that is crying out for volunteers.  I personally will miss Mel’s energy.  We don’t always see eye to eye nor should we expect everyone to agree.  We should however respect the individual and the energy that they voluntarily put forward.  To all the past executives and members that have given freely of their time in giving talks, answering posts, solving problems, holding workshops.  As a collective – we are not paid to do this, we do it out of passion for open source and helping the community.  This gift of time becomes even more precious when life pressures consume what free time we have left, postponing obligations to continue the gift of time.

It is not our place to judge whether the job was adequate or it should have been done this way or whether it was done wrong.  People have given their gift of time – if you don’t like it, it was a gift, do with it as you will but don’t criticize the gift.  For those that are quick to judge, what was your latest gift.  If you don’t like the direction the group is taking, step up and do something about it.  This does not mean come up with an  idea and some volunteer group will do the work – I suggest that you own the idea an make it yours.

As an aside, a group of us did meet last week to discuss the future and the topic of doing a pod cast was put forward.  We discussed briefly how this can be accomplished without everyone having to meet.  There is not reason why you can not participate remotely either as part of the discussion or as a passive listener.  I hope we can flush out this idea some more at the next meeting.

President stepped down

April 15th, 2014

This is a summary of what was already posted on the site

30 day notice of AGM fulfilled

An Annual General Meeting announcement was posted in an email on Jan 31, 2014 (filling the required 30 days notice part). To avoid confusion, notice of failed AGMs were removed from web site.

I am told some provincial guidelines make forming a quorum possible when the old club bylaws never had to cover these sort of things.So patience is in order, as I doubt people have given up. Would it make sense to listen to those who show up, and not those who say they are gone?

Mel Walters: via email list

Resigned from the presidency on Mar 23,  2014

I felt was necessary so some in the club could feel free to go
in the direction they wanted.

Stay tunned for more notice from Kin about the up coming meeting details.