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K-LUG - Rochester, MN Area Linux Users Group

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We can use presentations for upcoming meetings, please see a list of ideas if you're willing but lacking a topic.


LUG News

We generally meet monthly for technical presentations (2nd Thursday of the month, 6 pm, RCTC), and monthly for socializing (varies). We no longer meet monthly for lunches, if you are interested in reviving this tradition please contact an officer.

Did you used to be on our email list and suddenly haven't gotten email for months? We had a glitch and it caused many people to get unsubscribed; unfortunately Tina doesn't have a way of knowing who all we lost. Please use "Linux mailing list" on the left to get yourself re-added, sorry!





Social: Saturday June 10th 10am - 2pm

Socializing at the Voldal's. We will have options for outdoor weather and indoor weather. Bring your favorite outdoor or indoor games. We do have an old beagle, but she will either be upstairs or on a leash (so that she doesn't eat your food). Here's a signup table so everyone can be aware of who's bringing what.

People Providing Food Other
Dee & Erik Voldal Light lunch of "make your own sandwich", and fruit, and a basic beverage selection of milk, juice, and water. Backyard games (bean bag, kubb, bocce, a single disc golf hole, kid pop-up tunnels, etc). Indoor activities (board games, table tennis, foosball, darts, kid toys).
Tina family of 4 Vegetable pasta salad Something if outdoors. If indoors weather, non-reading required board games.
Ed & Sylvia Fishel Potato salad
Will family of 3 Not sure. possibly potato chip assortment.
DeLorme empty nesters of 2 Fresh Strawberries clean in a bowl Testicle toss (Connie made me say this) aka ladder golf
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RochesterFest lunch: Thursday June 22nd

June downtown lunch at RochesterFest (Soldier's Field track oval), Thursday June 23rd, 11:30 am, weather permitting (rain date TBD). For those of you downtown who aren't up to walking that far (or your schedule doesn't permit the extra time), they are doing free trolley rides again 11-2 from in front of the Marriott Hotel; and new this year they're adding a trolley run from St. Mary's (Monday and Thursday only, we got lucky). Hopefully they will publish some coupons for food vendors again this year, if so I'll add a link later. Here's a map of the vendors and a listing of items to be for sale.


Technical Meeting: July 13th, 2017

Dennis DeLorme, giving a talk about Arduino programming.


6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA107.

Directions to Campus

Heintz Center Building Map

Anything else you want to see on the agenda? Let Tina know.


Planned Social: July 2017, TBD

Ideas can be found here or invent your own. What would you like to do? Tell Tina.

July or August will be our ice cream social.


Technical Meeting: August 10th, 2017

Kevin, with his annual DefCon report.


6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA107.

Directions to Campus

Heintz Center Building Map

Anything else you want to see on the agenda? Let Tina know.


Technical Meeting: September 14th, 2017

Speaker needed, please let Tina know if you're willing to volunteer. Willing to present but want to know what people have expressed interest in? Check out our requested topics page.


6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA107.

Directions to Campus

Heintz Center Building Map

Anything else you want to see on the agenda? Let Tina know.



Technical Meeting: October 12th, 2017

Speaker needed, please let Tina know if you're willing to volunteer. Willing to present but want to know what people have expressed interest in? Check out our requested topics page.


6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA107.

Directions to Campus

Heintz Center Building Map

Anything else you want to see on the agenda? Let Tina know.


Planned Social: Fall 2017

Vortex cannon! In an evening, so we can watch smoke rings more effectively too. Triggered by the spring Physics Force show, got any other fun child-safe physics experiment suggestions?


Pending potential presentations

[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1523379957/oculus-rift-step-into-the-game

Oculus Rift], "the first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games" .  Peter Shabino

Jon Gullixson: gnucash or www :: Mechanize


Planned Socials: Fall or winter

-Murder mystery. The host needs to buy a kit at a gaming store to get the event started.

-Jim Henderson, "Silicon Valley" documentary

-Rock climbing at Prairie Walls

-Bowlocity laser tag. 5-6 people minimum needed.

-Liquid nitrogen ice cream. This needs a non-Tina organizer. Dennis DeLorme has 2 recipes. We need safety equipment and someone trained enough to keep us from freezing ourselves.

-MAME/foosball/ping pong at ... can't be Tim Massaro's anymore...

-February or July armchair mapping aka road rally event, http://home.earthlink.net/~oldmaltese/



Upcoming Meeting Crisis!

We need some meeting topics (& speakers) for 2017. We'd like to know what you want to see and hear about. Please email Tina with suggestions for topics. Should we run some previous sessions again (maybe something you really wanted to see but missed out on)? What type of topics are good, what type are bad? Also see this page for a list of suggested topics http://www.k-lug.org/Meetings


Old News Items

See the OldNews page.



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