[BALUG-Announce] BALUG: meeting: Tu 2018-10-16: Spooky, Scary, from Hell IT/Linux stories; & other BALUG News

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu
Sat Oct 13 05:18:27 PDT 2018

BALUG: meeting: Tu 2018-10-16: Spooky, Scary, from Hell IT/Linux  
stories; & other BALUG News


items, details further below:
BALUG: meeting: Tu 2018-10-16: Spooky, Scary, from Hell IT/Linux stories
Bits from last month's meeting on /proc and /sys filesystems
giveaways (& wanted), hardware, CDs/DVDs, books/publications, ...
help BALUG! :-) - volunteering, venue, ...
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For our 2018-10-16 (3rd Tuesday) BALUG meeting:

discussion topic: Spooky, Scary, from Hell IT/Linux stories

We don't have a formal presentation lined up for this meeting, but we do
have a suggested discussion topic:
Spooky, Scary, from Hell IT/Linux stories
Yes, it was suggested for the month, and thinking of what lies at the
month's end. Many of us have such stories, and would like to hear

So ... this month, come, learn by counter-example (experience is cruel
and rather unforgiving teacher, but highly effective), be entertained,
share your topical knowledge and experience. Thrilling time likely to
be had by all. And that doesn't prevent us from also answering random
or specific Linux questions, sharing such information, etc.

Please RSVP if you're planning to attend.  To do so please
e-mail us a note to rsvp@balug.org
indicating meeting date.  If you'll be bringing additional guest(s)
please let us know total number of folks you're RSVPing for.
Also please let us know any special requirements or concerns you may
have (e.g. if you have any particular dietary considerations, so that
we might possibly be able to accommodate you, or if you won't be dining
with us but do wish to otherwise join our meeting).

    6:30pm Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 2018-10-16
    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 $20.00 range, and
     commonly around $15.00 to $17.00.  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.


Bits from last month's meeting on /proc and /sys filesystems

Missed last month's meeting on /proc & /sys filesystems, or went and
looking for bit of reminder/synopsis and/or additional bits?
Have a look at some of the relevant posts to the "talk" list that
followed the meeting:


giveaways (& wanted), hardware, CDs/DVDs, books/publications, ...

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 look here:
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).

Hardware, etc. wanted/offered!

Got some (computer, etc.) hardware, etc. you're looking to give
away or acquire (or if not free, well below current fair market value),
and locally?  We have a wiki page to list that - so ... see what's
offered, wanted, etc.!

Books and other titles!
have a peek here:


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

You can do useful and cool stuff volunteering to help BALUG.

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)
o assist on speaker coordination/procurement, etc.
o chief/assistant cat herder
o assist on publicity
o Linux Systems Administration (e.g. do/assist/learn, with/under some
     quite experienced and skilled Linux systems administrator(s)).
o webmaster, assistant webmaster, designer, graphic artist
o archivist/history/retrieval/etc.
o and other various/miscellaneous tasks BALUG would like to be doing
     (also feel free to suggest ideas!)


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things we should do differently): publicity-feedback@balug.org

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