[kwlug-announce] Meeting Monday: Command Line Carnival

Paul Nijjar pnijjar at sdf.lonestar.org
Sat Aug 11 01:24:07 EDT 2007

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 	Yes, as summer winds down and the MPAA makes its final attempts to 
use up our entertainment dollars before Labour Day, we've got a KWLUG 
meeting, and along with it a blockbuster cascade of command line 
creations. This set of presentations has been unscientifically formulated 
to be suitable for a wide range of command-line customers, from catechumen 
to connoisseurs.

 	This special one-night production stars John Van Ostrand, who has 
earned rave reviews for his knowledge of network piping and diagnostic 
tools (strace, tcpdump, hexdump, ldd, ls -lu). John will follow up this 
virtuoso performance with a suave introduction to package querying using 
rpm. The second feature will be a low-budget production by me, a 
documentary entitled "Three Ways to Rename Files from the Command Line".

 	Also, be on the lookout for a SECRET SPECIAL PRESENTATION on 
interesting aspects of the wc command, presented by a SECRET SPECIAL 

 	This cavalcade commences at 7:00pm.

 	If movie analogies are not your idea of a good time, perhaps you 
can curl up with a good book from the LUG library? Or you can lighten the 
load in your wallet by making a donation to the KWLUG FLOSS Fund. The 
featured project this month is Software in the Public Interest 
(http://www.spi-inc.org), an organization which serves as a legal and 
financial umbrella organization for a number of free software projects, 
including the Debian distribution. Last month conscientious contributers 
collected $56.70 for openstreetmap.org

 	Or perhaps you're tired of staring at screens and book pages and 
your wallet? Then maybe you would enjoy the face-to-face excitement of a 
real live Ontario Linux Fest on October 13? Certain KWLUG members are 
pouring their hearts and souls into making this conference fantastic, and 
registration is now open. See http://onlinux.ca for more info.

 	We'll be screening our meeting at the usual theatre:

The Working Centre
43 Queen Street South
(Between King and Charles Streets)

 	Assuming a certain somebody does not break the website tonight, 
pictures and maps are available from http://kwlug.org

- Paul

Paul Nijjar - http://www.fairvotecanada.org/WaterlooRegion
Next electoral reform info night: Tuesday August 14, 7pm

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