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=== Social:  Thursday August 8th ===
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=== Virtual Technical Meeting:  Thursday August 13th ===
We do not have a speaker scheduled for the technical meeting that would be this Thursday.  So let's take advantage of the weather forecast and try a Pokemon Go walk.  We'll meet at the [https://goo.gl/maps/LzCEL3FyaVwbMsxB9 Silver Lake Park east shelter], which is on the north side of the lake. 
 
  
6 pm, Thursday August 8th
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Presenter needed.  Willing to volunteer?  Tell Tina.
  
No smart phone?  Don't like Pokemon?  Want to tote your camera instead?  Just want to join us for the walk&talkThat's all fine.  As usual, family, friends, and children all welcome.  This one should be dog-friendly too if yours likes to walk, just beware all of the goose poop.
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Anything else you want to see on the agendaLet Tina know.
  
  
  
  
=== Technical Meeting:  Thursday September 12th ===
 
  
Presenter needed.  Willing to volunteer?  Tell Tina.
 
  
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=== Virtual Social:  August 2020 ===
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What might you want to do?  Tell Tina.
  
6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's H1411 (note: For those of you that have been coming for a long time, we are still in the same place, the rooms in the Heintz Center were renumbered.  Prior to March 20th this room had been known as HA108.  If anyone finds updated maps, please let us know.)
 
  
[https://www.google.com/maps/place/1926+Collegeview+Rd+E,+Rochester,+MN+55904/@44.021027,-92.4379617,17z/ Directions to Campus]
 
  
[http://www.rctc.edu/campustour/ Campus layout]
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=== Virtual Technical Meeting: Thursday September 10th ===
  
[http://www.rctc.edu/campustour/heintz/heintz-a.html Heintz Center Building Map]
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Presenter needed. Willing to volunteer?  Tell Tina.
  
 
Anything else you want to see on the agenda?  Let Tina know.
 
Anything else you want to see on the agenda?  Let Tina know.
  
 
 
=== Social:  Friday September 27th ===
 
Farm pizza!
 
 
[http://dreamacresfarm.org/wood-fired-pizza Dream Acres near Spring Valley], Friday September 27th, 6:45 pm (you're welcome to arrive earlier if your schedule allows, but they're 40 minutes south of Rochester).  They state to expect $15-25/pizza.  It's a working farm, so please leave the dogs at home.  You would need to bring your own beverages and place settings, from the pictures it looks like they'll provide some seating or you can bring your own.  I'm hoping by waiting until late in the season, the bugs will have died down, the tradeoff means 6:45 will be pretty close to sunset although we'll still have twilight.
 
  
  
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=== Virtual Social:  September 2020 ===
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What might you want to do?  Tell Tina.
  
=== Technical Meeting:  Thursday October 10th ===
 
  
Presenter needed.  Willing to volunteer?  Tell Tina.
 
  
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=== Social:  Tuesday October 6th ===
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Hoping by now we'll be far enough out we can do things outside together.
  
6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's H1411 (note: For those of you that have been coming for a long time, we are still in the same place, the rooms in the Heintz Center were renumbered.  Prior to March 20th this room had been known as HA108.  If anyone finds updated maps, please let us know.)
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Litter Bit Better!
  
[https://www.google.com/maps/place/1926+Collegeview+Rd+E,+Rochester,+MN+55904/@44.021027,-92.4379617,17z/ Directions to Campus]
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Our annual clean up a corner of the world event, helping de-litter a local park as a part of Litter Bit Better. As usual we're teaming up with the [https://coord.info/GC8M8JA geocachers who get CITO credit].  
  
[http://www.rctc.edu/campustour/ Campus layout]
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Parking is [https://www.google.com/maps/place/44%C2%B001'25.3%22N+92%C2%B029'52.8%22W/@44.0237038,-92.500194,17z here] or [https://www.google.com/maps/place/44%C2%B001'24.7%22N+92%C2%B029'36.1%22W/@44.0235278,-92.4955498,17z here], in the SE or SW corners of the park. The official group gathering location is on the SE corner of the park.
  
[http://www.rctc.edu/campustour/heintz/heintz-a.html Heintz Center Building Map]
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6 pm start time.  
  
Anything else you want to see on the agenda?  Let Tina know.
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Bags and trash are provided, you need to provide your own gloves and a sense of civic duty. If anyone has some waterproof boots and/or grabbers for cleaning the marshy stream edge, that'd be great too.
  
  
  
=== Social:  October ===
 
What might you want to do?  Tell Tina.
 
  
  

Latest revision as of 15:47, 13 July 2020


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.




Virtual Technical Meeting: Thursday August 13th

Presenter needed. Willing to volunteer? Tell Tina.

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




Virtual Social: August 2020

What might you want to do? Tell Tina.


Virtual Technical Meeting: Thursday September 10th

Presenter needed. Willing to volunteer? Tell Tina.

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




Virtual Social: September 2020

What might you want to do? Tell Tina.


Social: Tuesday October 6th

Hoping by now we'll be far enough out we can do things outside together.

Litter Bit Better!

Our annual clean up a corner of the world event, helping de-litter a local park as a part of Litter Bit Better. As usual we're teaming up with the geocachers who get CITO credit.

Parking is here or here, in the SE or SW corners of the park. The official group gathering location is on the SE corner of the park.

6 pm start time.

Bags and trash are provided, you need to provide your own gloves and a sense of civic duty. If anyone has some waterproof boots and/or grabbers for cleaning the marshy stream edge, that'd be great too.





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 2019. 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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