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Liferay slides and a webinar this week
Posted 2010-01-19 12:40:00
Presentation slides and links from yesterday's Liferay Portal and Social Office talk are now available. Also, Liferay wanted to let us all know about a Liferay webinar taking place this Thursday morning. Enjoy!

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Photos and minutes from anniversary meeting with Liferay
Posted 2010-01-18 23:35:00
Meeting minutes and photos from tonight's meeting are now online! Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, guest speaker, the Veterans' Memorial Center staff, and the ~45 people who showed up and made tonight's meeting and anniversary celebration a huge success!

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11th anniversary meeting sponsors
Posted 2010-01-15 17:40:00
Our 11th anniversary meeting next Monday will be sponsored in part by: O'Reilly Media, LifeRay, Inc., Gabriella Engelhard of Vevey Confections, and a donation from an anonymous LUGOD member.

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LUGOD members on CapRadio "Insight": Podcast available
Posted 2010-01-15 15:20:00
You can listen to an audio stream, or download an MP3, of today's Insight from capradio.org's archives, and hear Bill Kendrick and Margo Schulter from LUGOD talking about Linux and plugging next Monday's 11th anniversary meeting!

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LUGOD on the radio this week
Posted 2010-01-11 15:40:00
Members of LUGOD will be on two radio shows this week, to talk about Linux and open source, the club, and our 11th anniversary meeting next Monday. On Wednesday, some time between 5 and 6pm, Bill Kendrick will be on Dr. Andy's Poetry & Technology Hour on KDVS (90.3FM in Davis). And on Friday, some time between 10 and 11am, Bill Kendrick and Margo Schulter will be on Insight on Capital Public Radio's KXJZ (90.9FM in Sacramento).

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Kicking off 2010!
Posted 2010-01-05 22:05:00
LUGOD had a great social gathering at Crepeville restaurant this evening, with over a dozen different people showing up over the span of 2 and a half hours (and 1/4th of them were newcomers). Our next event will be our 11th anniversary meeting at the Veterans' Memorial Center. Join us for free food, give-aways, raffle prizes, and a presentation from LifeRay, Inc.!

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Last meeting of our 11th year!
Posted 2009-12-03 14:10:00
Our last meeting of our 11th year (LUGOD turns 11 years old in January!) will be a talk on JRuby, on December 21st. See you there!

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Attendance and new-member analysis
Posted 2009-11-19 14:40:00
Bill Kendrick slogged through our membership list and past meeting minutes to put together an analysis of attendance and member signups between our first meeting (January 1999) and now (November 2009). PDF file, with a pair of graphs at the end. Enjoy!

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Elections held
Posted 2009-11-17 09:30:00
All nominees ran unopposed, so at last night's meeting we called for any objections to the nominees being elected as officers. There were no objections, so officers take their positions immediately: root: Bill Kendrick, sys: Brian Lavender, typescript: Andrew Roach, /dev/null: Greg FitzGerald.

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Photos and slides from "Introduction to REvolution R"
Posted 2009-11-17 00:05:00
Check out the photos and presentation slides (2.6MB PDF) from last night's "Introduction to REvolution R" talk. Enjoy!

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November events
Posted 2009-11-02 09:40:00
LUGOD is holding a social gathering tomorrow evening (November 3rd, 7pm) at Crepeville. At month's general meeting (Monday, November 16th), REvolution Computing will be here to tell us about the R statistical programming language, and their optimized R product, "REvolution R". Also, officer elections take place. You have until then to e-mail your nomination to our secretary.

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October LUGOD talk from Virtualmin: "Xen and cloud computing"
Posted 2009-10-16 16:40:00
Joe Cooper from Virtualmin wanted to let us all know that the talk on Monday will be about Xen virtualization and Cloud computing (and not simply about virtual web hosting).

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Linux User Group of Fairfield forming
Posted 2009-10-08 10:50:00
LUGOFF, the Linux User Group of Fairfield, is forming at the Solano Community College. See the announcement on LUGOD's 'vox' mailing list, and let Daniel know if you're interested in participating.

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December booked!
Posted 2009-09-29 11:50:00
Thanks to Don Werve, who has offered to talk about JRuby at our December meeting.

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Speaker needed for December
Posted 2009-09-28 17:15:00
Would you like to speak at our December 21st meeting?

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LUGOD's new address
Posted 2009-09-09 22:30:00
We once again have a PO Box address: PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617.

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Flyer for September meeting
Posted 2009-09-08 16:20:00
A flyer for LUGOD's September meeting is available. Please print and post! Thank you!

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GP2X presentation
Posted 2009-08-23 22:15:00
Presentation slides from the GP2X talk and meeting minutes from our August meeting are now online.

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Slides from click2try presentations
Posted 2009-07-26 08:45:00
A PDF of the presentation on 'click2try' from this month's meeting are now available. Enjoy!

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Opportunity to advertise on Unitrans
Posted 2009-07-23 17:05:00
LUGOD can place 15"x11" ads on all ~40 Unitrans single-decker busses (between Sept. and June) for $455. We got quotes from FedEx Office and Copyland in Davis, and the latter can produce them (color copies on card stock, trimmed, and laminated) for less than $100. We have less than a week to respond to Unitrans.

Shall we do it? Discuss on our 'vox' mailing list.

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Photos from day 1 of OSCON Expo!
Posted 2009-07-23 11:30:00
Check out the photos of the multi-LUG booth (and more) from O'Reilly's Open Source Convention (OSCON).

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Photos and minutes from July meeting
Posted 2009-07-21 13:15:00
Now online: photos from last night's meeting, where 'click2try' was presented, along with meeting minutes (we had a bit of club business to catch up with).

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Multi-LUG booth WILL be at OSCON
Posted 2009-07-16 15:00:00
Jim Stockford from SF-LUG has offered to organize a multi-LUG booth at O'Reilly's OSCON in San Jose, next Wednesday and Thursday, July 22-23. Details about it will be updated on our OSCON project page.

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OSCON .org pavillion opening!
Posted 2009-07-16 12:20:00
A space has opened up at OSCON. It's short notice, but we're seeing if someone wants to try and put together the multi-LUG booth for the expo part of OSCON, next Wed. and Thur.

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LUGOD to meet at Explorit (on 5th Street), starting in August
Posted 2009-07-14 16:05:00
More good news! The Explorit Science Center in Davis has agreed to let LUGOD meet at their 5th Street facility beginning in August.

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Next Monday's LUGOD meeting will be at Wickson Hall
Posted 2009-07-14 14:40:00
Alex Mandel from LUGOD was able to get space for our next meeting (July 20th) at UC Davis. We'll meet in Room 2124 of Wickson Hall.

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O'Reilly blog about the LUG flyer for OSCON
Posted 2009-07-13 18:20:00
Marsee Henon from O'Reilly has made a blog posting about the LUG flyer that will be at a number of booths at OSCON (in lieu of an actual LUG table, which didn't end up happening this year). Enjoy!

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Photos from this week's social gathering
Posted 2009-07-10 11:50:00
A few snaps from this week's social gathering are online. Three first-time visitors to LUGOD showed up to find out more about the club.

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Basic "Bay Area LUGS" flyer created for OSCON and OSWorld
Posted 2009-07-09 13:20:00
Bill Kendrick of LUGOD has created a very basic flyer to help attendees of OSCON, OSWorld (previously LinuxWorld) and any other regional events find a local LUG. Get the PDF and source files (Scribus, GIMP, etc.) here.

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Possibility for meetings at Explorit
Posted 2009-07-01 13:45:00
LUGOD met with the Explorit Science Center today, to talk about the possibility of using one of their locations (on 2nd and 5th Streets) for LUGOD meetings, while the Davis Branch of the Yolo County Library is undergoing renovation. In the meantime, we still need a venue for our July meeting.

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Cernio talk online
Posted 2009-06-16 11:20:00
Photos, meeting minutes and presentation slides (2.0MB PDF) from last night's presentation on the Cernio Technology Cooperative are now online. Enjoy!

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Ad Hoc Elections
Posted 2009-06-15 22:50:00
We held ad hoc elections at tonight's meeting. Greg FitzGerald takes over as our treasurer ("/dev/null"), and Brian Lavender fills the roll as vice president ("sys"). Welcome!

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Next meeting at the Davis Food Co-Op Teaching Kitchen
Posted 2009-06-08 22:00:00
Thanks to Doug Walter and Julie Cross at the Davis Food Co-Op, LUGOD will be holding our next meeting (next Monday, June 15th) at the Co-Op's new Teaching Kitchen. (We're still looking into a regular venue for future meetings.)

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Plans underway for a multi-LUG booth at OSCON
Posted 2009-06-05 14:05:00
OSCON 2009, O'Reilly's Open Source Convention, will take place in San Jose this July. Members from various local and Bay Area LUGs have shown interest in putting together a multi-LUG booth (a "dot org" booth), like we've done at LinuxWorld Expo in the past.

We've put up a page for organizing a LUG booth at OSCON. If you'd like to help, contact Bill Kendrick, or subscribe and post a note to LUGOD's 'vox-outreach' mailing list.

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Oracle Linux Engineering Update slides and photos
Posted 2009-05-26 17:35:00
Photos and presentation slides (1.9MB PDF) from last week's meeting with Todd Trichler from Oracle Technology Network, are now online. Enjoy!

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New meeting venue needed ASAP!
Posted 2009-05-24 22:35:00
The Davis branch of the Yolo County Library will be undergoing renovation for the next ~12 months. Therefore, LUGOD is in need of a new venue, beginning with our June 15th meeting. If you can provide one, or have any suggestions, please post a message to our 'vox' mailing list or contact Bill Kendrick.

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Installfest on May 30th!
Posted 2009-05-18 10:10:00
Thanks to help from Sebastian Ng at the Computer Science Club at UC Davis, LUGOD will be holding a Linux Installfest Workshop on Saturday, May 30th (10am-4pm) in Room 1003 in the Kemper Hall building at UC Davis. Please RSVP ahead of time if you'd like to get help installing or configuring Linux on your system. Post a note to our 'vox-if' mailing list if you'd like to help volunteer. The topic of the IF will be "What version of Linux should I install?"

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Berkeley Linux Users Group first meeting this Sunday
Posted 2009-05-14 13:45:00
A new LUG, the Berkeley Linux Users Group, meets for the first time this Sunday, May 17th from 12pm-3pm.

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Volunteers needed at Whole Earth Festival this weekend
Posted 2009-05-08 13:50:00
LUGOD will be attending Whole Earth Festival at UC Davis this weekend (today through Sunday). Volunteers are needed. Please post to LUGOD's vox-outreach mailing list if you can provide assistance.

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Oracle visits this month
Posted 2009-05-06 14:40:00
Todd Trichler of Oracle Technology Network returns to LUGOD this Month (May 18th), to tell us about what Oracle's Linux Engineering Team has been up to recently. (Flyer available; please help spread the word!)

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Alice presentation slides, photos and meeting minutes
Posted 2009-04-20 20:00:00
Meeting notes, presentation slides and video, and many photos from yesterday's talk on "Alice", the beginners programming environment, are now online. Enjoy!

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10%-off LPI exam vouchers available
Posted 2009-04-17 13:10:00
LUGOD has received 20 voucher codes to receive 10% off any one Linux Professional Institute (LPI) exam. Printed vouchers will be available at our upcoming meetings, but if you can't make it, feel free to email Bill Kendrick to receive a code. (They're good at Pearson VUE training centers — there are three in Sacramento — thru July 2010.)

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Flyer for Alice talk next week
Posted 2009-04-15 10:55:00
A flyer (PDF) is now available for next week's meeting on the Alice programming environment.

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No elections!
Posted 2009-04-13 15:10:00
Just a reminder that, since October 2008, LUGOD officer elections are now hold only once per year. So elections will not be held at this month's meeting. (See LUGOD's bylaws for how our club is run.)

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Next social a fundraiser at Dos Coyotes, south Davis
Posted 2009-03-29 17:20:00
Our next social gathering (Tues. April 7th) will be a fundraiser, held at Dos Coyotes restaurant, in south Davis. Please print out and bring a copy of this coupon and present it to the cashier when you order. They'll donate a portion of your bill to LUGOD. Thanks!

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Slides from CMake talk
Posted 2009-03-19 19:30:00
Presentation slides and example code from Monday's "CMake" talk are now online. Enjoy!

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Photos from Rave and CMake talks now available
Posted 2009-03-17 04:10:00
Photos from last month's Rave disk drive recorder presentation by Spectsoft, and last night's CMake talk by Doug Barbieri, are now online. Enjoy!

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New meeting location needed, beginning in June!
Posted 2009-03-16 13:00:00
The Davis branch of the Yolo County Library will be undergoing renovation, possibly as early as June, and lasting about 1 year. LUGOD typically holds its general meetings (on the third Monday of each month) in the Blanchard meeting room of the Davis library, so we will need a new venue. If you can help, please post a message to our 'vox' mailing list or contact Bill Kendrick.

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Photos and Minutes from 10th anniversary meeting
Posted 2009-01-22 14:10:00
Estimated at over 80 attendees, this week's anniversary meeting was a huge success. Check out the photos and meeting minutes. (Slides from Allison Randal's "Parrot" talk will hopefully be available soon.)

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LUGOD members interviewed in yesterday's Aggie
Posted 2009-01-17 16:00:00
UC Davis's California Aggie newspaper interviewed LUGOD president and co-founder Bill Kendrick, member Richard Burkhart, and Installfest coordinator Alex Mandel, in an article about the club, and our upcoming 10th anniversary meeting. You can download the entire issue as a PDF, or read the article on their website.

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