[BALUG-Announce] BALUG: Tu 2015-11-17: Michael Paoli on BALUG/SF-LUG infrastrucure & history; & other BALUG News

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu
Sat Nov 14 10:31:19 PST 2015

BALUG: Tu 2015-11-17: Michael Paoli on BALUG/SF-LUG infrastrucure &  
history; & other BALUG News


items, details further below:
BALUG meeting 2015-11-17: Michael Paoli on BALUG/SF-LUG infrastrucure  
& history
giveaways (Books/publications, CDs/DVDs, ...)
UbuCon @ SCaLE
video: Larry Wall Presents: Perl 6! (2015-10-05)
help BALUG! :-) - venue, volunteering, ...
Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/BALUG_org


For our 2015-11-17 BALUG meeting, we have:

We have a discussion topic / informal "presentation" for this meeting:
Michael Paoli will be discussing BALUG's and SF-LUG[1]'s technical
infrastructure and much of the history thereof. This will generally
include what they've run on in the past (hardware, operating systems,
hosting, DNS[2], virtualization technologies (Xen[3], QEMU[4]-KVM[5],
etc.) up through and including present and nearer term future plans.

About Michael Paoli: Michael Paoli has decades of Unix and Linux
systems administration experience, and other related IT experience,
including with that, much experience with DNS - including running and
administering large DNS infrastructures, and also work with various
virtualization technologies (Xen, QEMU, KVM, VMware, AWS[6], & others).

1. http://www.sf-lug.org/
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_Name_System
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xen
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QEMU
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel-based_Virtual_Machine
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Web_Services

So, if you'd like to join us please RSVP to:


**Why RSVP??**

Well, don't worry we won't turn you away, but the RSVPs really help
BALUG and our venue plan for the meeting and accommodations, so please
let us know.

    6:30pm Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 2015-11-17
    Henry's Hunan Restaurant
    110 Natoma St. (between 2nd & New Montgomery)
    San Francisco, CA 94105-3704
    Easy Transit/Parking Access: short walk from BART, MUNI, parking
       Trip planning:  http://www.511.org/

Delicious Hunan cuisine and reasonably priced.

Meeting Details...

     The meetings are always free, but dinner is not (unless you are our
     guest speaker, in which case we also treat you to dinner).  For
     Henry's Hunan Restaurant, if folks are agreeable, we'll share and
     dine "family" style, and split up the costs, and typical cost per
     person including tax and tip (but not including beverages beyond
     complementary tea) would be in the $13.00 to $17.50 range, and
     commonly around $15.00 to $16.50.  Cash may be preferred to ease
     splitting up the check.  One can also specifically order the
     dish(es) one needs/prefers (e.g. for dietary considerations) - and
     we also commonly order some dish(es) that may meet various dietary
     considerations) (e.g. vegetarian, non-pork, ...).  Please arrive by
     7:00 P.M., we expect to order entrees at that time, and may order
     appetizer(s) and/or soup(s) anytime after 6:30 P.M.


We typically have various giveaway items at BALUG meetings.  We'll
likely have at least the below plus additional items.

CDs/DVDs/ISOs, etc. - have a peek here:
We may also be able to "burn" images per request or copy to USB flash,
etc.  Donations of blank or +-RW media, USB flash, or funding thereof,
also appreciated.  See the above URL for details (and the inventory
(qty.) of what we specifically have "burned" and available on-hand does
also frequently change).

Books! - have a look here:
if interested make specific mention on our BALUG-talk list:


Coming in January - for those looking for larger Ubuntu physical gatherings:
UbuCon (Ubuntu event) at SCaLE


The video from this event is now available online:
video: Larry Wall Presents: Perl 6! (2015-10-05)


help BALUG! :-) - volunteering, venue ...

You can do useful and cool stuff volunteering to help BALUG,
e.g. following up on many leads for possible venue, among many other

Quite a variety of opportunities to help BALUG.  Come talk to us at a
meeting and/or drop us a note at: balug-contact@balug.org
These opportunities may include, among other possibilities:
o venue arrangement (e.g. followup on potential leads
   on-site coordination/preparations), see also:
o chief/assistant cat herder
o assist on speaker coordination/procurement, etc.
o assist on publicity
o Linux Systems Administration (e.g. do/assist/learn, with/under some
     quite experienced and skilled Linux systems administrators).
o webmaster, assistant webmaster, designer, graphic artist
o archivist/history/retrieval/etc.
o and other various/miscellaneous tasks BALUG "ought" to be doing or
     would be good to do (feel free to suggest ideas!)


Twitter - you can also follow BALUG on Twitter:


Feedback on our publicity/announcements (e.g. contacts or lists where we
should get our information out that we're not presently reaching, or
things we should do differently): publicity-feedback@balug.org


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