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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.


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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!







Technical Meeting: March 9th, 2017

The March meeting topic - you! Yep, this meeting will be all about you, in a low-preparation way.

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The topic for mini-presentations: If you knew then what you know now, what if anything would you do differently for:

a) hardware choices

b) programming languages

c) software investments

d) job choice

e) where to invest your computer/tech-related volunteer time

f) anything else computer/tech related that you feel up to passing judgment on (if you have topics to suggest people brainstorm on, please send those to the list)

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So please attend, and be prepared to offer some opinions. No Powerpoint required.

As extra encouragement to attend, and for those of you who are PCIG members to be present for voting, don't forget that our annual March meeting is also a celebration of Pi day! Courtesy of family support, we have semi-homemade peach pie, and thawed key lime pie, to enjoy.


And PCIG officer nominations and elections.


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: March 2017, TBD

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

How about going to the newly opened D6 Games, to support a new game store in town? Bring cash for buying snacks for our table rent.

Advertised here. 10 am-10 pm, 7 days a week, when would you like to socialize? We should avoid their scheduled nights, and pick something less popular so we support them rather than crash them.


Technical Meeting: April 13th, 2017

Robert Nix, on Docker.

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Both the good parts (running new apps in containers, creating new images based on other images, being able to start and stop containers, port redirection) and some of the bad points as well(Like, How to 'root' your host system via Docker).

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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: April 2017, TBD

Likely our annual civic duty, helping to clean up a local park as a part of Litter Bit Better.



"Technical Meeting": Thursday May 11, 2017

We're going to a free physics show at the Civic Center auditorium

7 pm, plan to show up early so we can try to sit together.

Lots of free tickets still as of the March 9th technical meeting.


Planned Social: May 2017, TBD

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


Technical Meeting: June 8th, 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: June 2017, TBD

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


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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