[kwlug-announce] Meeting Monday: Social Night

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Sat Jun 4 04:15:26 EDT 2011

Ahola, betties and barneys. This may be the one month I don't get to
fret about Winter (hateful Winter!) so why not celebrate with a social

Okay. Maybe that is not the most convincing argument for having a
celebration. How about a keysigning party? Rumour has it that there
will be a mondo keysigning fest, following the instructions here:

Still wondering whether to catch the wave? How about some boss demos
and discussion, generated by the membership? How about some munchies
(assuming people bring munchies, I guess -- you're welcome to, but
there is no obligation). How about an impromptu Installfest, or some
discussion/tips/assistance on Linux-related problems that have
you ragdolled? Whether you're a squid or a silver surfer, you'll find
something to keep you engaged. 

One idea that might amp you up is the impromptu rummage sale that has
developed over the past few days. Steven Blatchford (sblatchford at
gmail) posted a spreadsheet of computer equipment he wants to give
away: http://goo.gl/RRxMH  . If you e-mail him before the meeting, he
will bring the goods to the party. It sounds as if other KWLUG members
might bring in computer parts to swap and donate, and you can
participate too! (Leftovers will be going to the Computer Recycling
project at The Working Centre.) 

Will we have a FLOSS Fund nominee this month? For sure: the nominee
this month will be ZoneMinder, the fierce monitoring software John van
Ostrand demoed a few meetings ago. You can learn more about Zoneminder
at http://www.zoneminder.com, and if you can't make the meeting you
can get some ka-ching to the project by contacting me directly. 

It turns out that ZoneMinder is the final nominee eligible for
donation, which is bogus! You can right this wrong righteously by
nominating a smokin open source project for the Fund. You can e-mail
me your nomination, post the nominee to our website, or mention it on
the kwlug-disc discussion list. 

There's an "Open Source Economics" talk happening on June 9. Maybe it
will be gnarly or maybe it will be weaksauce, but if you're interested
then check this out: http://sigopensourceeconomics.eventbrite.com/

In other news, if you are an Ubuntu user you might want to check this
survey: http://people.ubuntu.com/~maco.m/survey.html

You'll find the party happening at the usual beachhouse: 

St John's Kitchen
97 Victoria Street North
(at the corner of Weber and Victoria)

There's parking for your muscle beaters in the Worth a Second Look
parking lot, and you can lock up your rhino hunters along the side of
the building. There are maps and photos of the location here:

Chow, brodies
- Paul 


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