[BALUG-Announce] BALUG: NO DECEMBER MEETING!: next meeting Tu 2020-01-21; & other BALUG News

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu
Wed Dec 18 01:12:21 UTC 2019

BALUG: NO DECEMBER MEETING!: next meeting Tu 2020-01-21; & other BALUG News


items, details further below:
BALUG: meeting: Tu 2020-01-21: ...; & other BALUG News
Meeting dates for 2020
giveaways (& wanted), hardware, CDs/DVDs, books/publications, ...
BALUG: IPv4 IP address changes & change of ISP
help BALUG! :-) - volunteering, venue, ...
Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/BALUG_org


Per usual, we'll skip and not meet in December.
Happy Holidays/Solstice/New Year/...!


For our 2020-01-21 (3rd Tuesday) BALUG meeting:

We don't have a specific presentation or discussion topic locked in for
our 2020-01-21 meeting, but we may possibly discuss changing of IPs and
ISPs, routing - including multiple IPs and ISPs, location/IP transitions,
etc.  Watch
our web site https://www.balug.org/
BALUG-Announce list:
for updates/details.
Feel free to also discuss/suggest via BALUG-Talk list:
or email our speaker coordinators: balug-speaker-coordinators@balug.org

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, January 21st, 2020 2020-01-21
    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 $16.00 to $23.00 range, and
     commonly around $18.00 to $22.00.  Cash 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.


Meeting dates for 2020 (3rd Tuesdays)
Feel free to note on your calendar (may possibly be subject to change,
but at least thus far):


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:


BALUG: IPv4 IP address changes & change of ISP

BALUG is going through some changes of IPv4 IP address, and change of

Certainly feel free to let us know if you see any particularly serious
persistent glitches.  Hoping/expecting too, the dust should be well
settled by a bit after 2019-12-19 or so, and things should then
generally be working as well or better than before.

For the curious, one may wish to follow along on the
BALUG-Admin list:
(and/or even some bits on the BALUG-Test list:


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 assist or lead on speaker coordination/procurement, etc.
o venue arrangement (e.g. followup on potential leads,
   on-site coordination/preparations)
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!)


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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