[kwlug-disc] Scripting in Linux and unit.d

Michael Savage msavage at golden.net
Wed Jan 25 14:36:32 EST 2012

thanks.. added  to calender
On 25/01/2012 2:20 PM, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> Mike, your wish is granted! ("Darn! Any Wednesday but the 2nd of the 
> month :( ")
> I've chatted (by e-mail) with Albert O'Connor, and he's planning a 
> Waterloo Python Users Group planning meeting on Thursday, 9 February 
> 2012, 7:30pm at Death Valley's Little Brother (drinking 
> establishment?).  It's a planning meeting, don't expect to be coding 
> or learn any.
> Sign up for the WatPy mailing list at http://watpy.ca
> --Bob.
> On 12-01-23 06:15 PM, Albert O'Connor wrote:
>>> Hey Bob,
>>> Thanks for emailing me.
>>> The current WatPy mailing list is announcement based.
>>> The first event on the 9th (I am also hoping meeting with people on
>>> the 8th) is for people who are interested in helping to shape and run
>>> WatPy.  There are many things such as group could do including helping
>>> people to learn Python and host discussion lists for people with
>>> different levels and types of interest in Python.
>>> So there aren't any firm plans about teaching Python, I would be
>>> personally interested facilitating it, I am just not sure what the
>>> right approach is.  Possibly a 3 hour introductory session followed by
>>> meeting where people can ask questions if they get stuck.
>>> As for including on the WatCamp list, I would love for you to add it.
>>> I don't think we are going to be overwhelmed with too many people.
>>> Can you include a description something like this:
>>> WatPy Drinks is a casual gathering of people interested in forming and
>>> running a Python group in the Waterloo Region. If you are simply
>>> interested in hearing about the events we end up running please join
>>> our mailing list at watpy.ca
> On 12-01-08 12:37 PM, Michael Savage wrote:
>> Darn! Any Wednesday but the 2nd of the month :(
>> Mike
>> On 08/01/2012 12:19 PM, Darcy Casselman wrote:
>>> A gentleman named Albert O'Connor is interested in starting up WatPy,
>>> a local Python user group.  He's tentatively scheduled Wednesday,
>>> February 8 as the date of an initial organizational meeting.  I don't
>>> have any other details, but I'll let him know there's interest here.
>>> Darcy.
>>> On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 12:09 PM, Michael Savage<msavage at golden.net>  
>>> wrote:
>>>> I am interested.
>>>> Mike
>>>> On 08/01/2012 3:33 AM, Bob Jonkman wrote:
>>>>> Charles McColm and I were recently bitten by the
>>>>> "We-want-to-be-Python-programmers" bug. On Friday at Ubuntu Hour 
>>>>> we met a
>>>>> fellow from London (ON).  Sadly, my memory has lost its parity 
>>>>> bits and I
>>>>> don't recall his name. Maybe "Mars" on the Ubuntu IRC channel? 
>>>>> Anyway, he's
>>>>> a professional Python programmer, and he said he might be willing 
>>>>> to come
>>>>> back to guide some of us newbies towards a life of Pythony 
>>>>> goodness.  He
>>>>> suggested we start with Mark Pilgrim's "Dive Into Python" or Zed 
>>>>> A. Shaw's
>>>>> "Learn Python The Hard Way".
>>>>> Is there interest in learning Python within the ranks of KWLUG?  
>>>>> All we
>>>>> need is a project to work on... The KWPUG  group seems to be 
>>>>> defunct, but we
>>>>> can strike out on our own.
>>>>> --Bob.
>>>>> Dive Into Python http://www.diveintopython.net/
>>>>> Learn Python The Hard Way http://learnpythonthehardway.org/
>>>>> KWPUG http://kwpug.org
>>>>> Ubuntu Canada IRC channel irc://irc.freenode.net/#ubuntu-ca or
>>>>> http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-ca
>>>>> John Van Ostrand<john at netdirect.ca>  wrote:
>>>>> [...]   Python seems to be one of the more recently popular 
>>>>> scripting. With
>>>>>    add-ons it's used for Fedora admin Gui programs. It also handles
>>>>>    threading well and has lots of other add-on modules.
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