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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.


RochesterFest lunch: Monday June 24th

June downtown lunch at RochesterFest (Soldier's Field track oval), Monday June 24th, 11:30 am, weather permitting.

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 revised this year they're adding a trolley run from Bethel as a park&ride lot: "Park in the Augsburg University lot at Bethel Lutheran Church (810 3rd Avenue SE) and take the free trolley shuttle to Soldiers Field Park and back over the midday. Look for the signs in the south part of the lot along 9th Street."

Map of the vendors, listing of the items for sale and coupons are available.

As our goal is conversation, we'll try to find a spot away from both stage and speakers, on the south/far end of the Main Tent. If the weather is good we might look for a table in the sun in that same vicinity.


Technical Meeting: Thursday July 11th

Tim Anderson will present on his customized keyboard, a Dactyl WIP. Attendees with their own customized input hardware to show off are welcome to bring theirs for "show and tell" that will occur after the presentation.

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.

Directions to Campus

Campus layout

Heintz Center Building Map

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

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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