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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

Social: Sunday, February 7th 2016

Winterfest cardboard sled race spectating for our February social, Sunday February 7th, 1 pm. There IS an indoor viewing area, per the description, so no trekking through the snow required.

http://www.rochesterwinterfest.com/2015/01/07/cardboard-sled-race/

Rochester Golf and Country Club 3100 Country Club Road SW


Downtown Lunch: Thursday February 11th

11:30 am, 1st Avenue food court downtown, at the bigger tables near the entrance.


Technical Meeting: Thursday February 11th

Robert Nix, on LVM.

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Using Logical Volume Manager can simplify your disk space management on both large and small Linux systems. This will be both an overview, and a look at specific commands and results. See how LVM can be used to streamline your Linux installation and maintenance. File:Lvm.odp

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Also on the agenda for the technical meeting:

-PCIG second round of officer nominations (with elections in March)


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 Jon G or Tina know.



"January" Social: Fridays February 12th, 19th, plus others

We're going to try a map-based (eg armchair) road rally, http://home.earthlink.net/~oldmaltese/Massacre.html . Due to there having been a start-up cost for this event, I will be asking for contributions (say $5-10/family?) for those who come participate. Anyone bringing an additional "11x15 100-page-plus 2016 Rand McNally Road Atlas" (this same large scale copy MSRP $20, Amazon has for $15) will have their fee waived for their assistance uncrowding the map table.

I anticipate this being much better done by small groups, and it seems a bit lengthy. So we are going to host two pre-specified nights of map reading, and if Friday nights don't work well for you then email me off-list to request your available T/W/Sat/Sun timeframe and we'll see if we can work something out. Fees per family won't be re-collected at subsequent attendances.

6:30 pm at Tina's house (email for directions). Snack/beverage potluck only (come with dinner already in your belly).

Postmark deadline for submission of this for scoring is Monday February 29th, which realistically means we're going to have to mail it on Saturday the 27th, so our last potential night is Friday February 26th.


Lunch: Thursday February 18th

11:30 am, Apache Mall food court, near B&N.



Technical Meeting: Thursday March 10th

Marc Thomas, from NORLUG, on setting up and maintaining your own media server.


Also on the agenda for the technical meeting:

-PCIG 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 Jon G or Tina know.



Planned Social: March 2016, TBD

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


Planned Social: April 2016, TBD

Likely our annual Litter Bit Better trash pick up for Rochester beautification.


Technical Meeting: Thursday April 14th

Speaker needed, please let Tina or Jon G 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.


Also on the agenda for the technical meeting:

-PCIG second round of officer nominations (with elections in March)


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 Jon G or 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!

Well, not really a crisis, but we do need some meeting topics (& speakers) for 2015. We'd like to know what you want to see and hear about. Please email Tina or Jon G 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.