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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.







CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!! Technical Meeting: Thursday February 7th <- Note date change!

Due to weather, RCTC is closed, so there will be no technical meeting tonight. Rescheduled for the usual 2nd Thursday, but in March.


This meeting has been moved to avoid Valentines Day! I don't want to be in trouble with anyone's spouse or significant other.

Arhelger, on Wifi and Home Networking.

Everyone asks Kevin what he recommends for Wifi routers, so he's going to put all of his thoughts into slide form to document it for posterity. He'll cover the explosion of options over the past few years to help you figure out what the best option for your situation. If you're looking to upgrade, have complaints about Netflix constantly buffering, or want to make sure your network is secure, this ones for you.


This presentation will be recorded, FYI if that bothers you. For those of you who don't make it, look for the recording afterwards.

We may also have a mini-presentation by someone new to town, on wifiphisher, we'll let you know when we have more details ironed out.


Immediately afterwards, at whatever time the meeting wraps up, those interested will go to Social Ice downtown on the Peace Plaza for our February social, led by Arhelger. So if you want to attend this social, make sure you attend the meeting, or have coordinated communication with Arhelger in advance. See the separate Social Ice posting below too.

More presentation details expected to be posted on Friday February 1st.


6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA108.

Directions to Campus

Campus layout

Heintz Center Building Map

Anything else you want to see on the agenda? Let Tina know - but Tina won't be running this meeting, I'll let you know when I know who will be.


CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER! Social Ice: Thursday February 7th, right after the Technical Presentation

Looking for a host to choose a time and location, and preferably at least one other person to commit to meeting up then/there, for this to happen yet tonight. Please email the list.


We're headed to Social Ice (aka SocialICE), an outdoor ice bar on the downtown Peace Plaza, which if the -25 degree windchills as I'm writing this is any indication, will have no issues with melting or crowding this year (it's Minnesota, that may change).

For those of you who also love photography, note that SocialIce 2019 is holding a photo contest, each of 6 winners will receive a $50 gift card, details on the SocialICE Page.

When and where? The group attending the technical meeting will head there whenever it's a good time to have wrapped up the presentation, and they'll have their own meet up location chosen. So plan to attend the technical meeting first.


Technical Meeting: Thursday March 14th

Arhelger, on Wifi and Home Networking.

Everyone asks Kevin what he recommends for Wifi routers, so he's going to put all of his thoughts into slide form to document it for posterity. He'll cover the explosion of options over the past few years to help you figure out what the best option for your situation. If you're looking to upgrade, have complaints about Netflix constantly buffering, or want to make sure your network is secure, this ones for you.


This presentation will be recorded, FYI if that bothers you. For those of you who don't make it, look for the recording afterwards.

We may also have a mini-presentation by someone new to town, on wifiphisher, we'll let you know when we have more details ironed out.



6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA108.

Directions to Campus

Campus layout

Heintz Center Building Map

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


Social: March

What might you want to do? Tell Tina.


Technical Meeting: Thursday April 11th

TBD. If you are willing to speak, or can suggest a speaker, please let us know.

6 pm, in or near what used to be RCTC Heintz Center's HA108. We aren't moving, but the building numbering scheme is being re-done, so as of March 20th this room will now be known as H1411. 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.


Social: April

What might you want 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 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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