[SATLUG] November Meeting, December Meeting, Close Down SATLUG?

Chris Hudson chrishudson at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 12:37:18 CST 2014


I'd like to see a meeting where everyone could bring in a laptop and
someone, *cough* Dr Dubbs *cough* could lead a Linux from Scratch install
session.
 :-)



On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 12:20 PM, Kevin Buckner <sirjaggy29 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Does this mean no more Satlug meetings in 2015 as well? Is Satlug closed
> down as of this year?
> On Dec 4, 2014 11:35 AM, "Jose Leiva" <leivajose at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Dont think there will be a meeting unless im wrong?
> > On Dec 3, 2014 1:12 PM, "Rosie Contreras" <rose.contreras at rackspace.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Will there be a SATLUG meeting for December?
> > >
> > > Rosie Contreras
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> > > On 11/13/14, 2:44 PM, "Craig" <sargonemail at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > >On Wed, 11/12/14, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
> > > ><http://alamo.satlug.org/mailman/listinfo/satlug>> wrote:
> > > >> The problem then would be topics and presenters.
> > > >Actually, I'd say it was the shift from "how do I use linux" to "where
> > > >can linux be used/what can be used with linux" is where SATLUG missed
> > > >the boat.
> > > >When SATLUG started out ~20 years ago, the internet was relatively a
> > > >"new" concept, so finding information on "how do I use linux" wasn't
> > > >as easy as it is now.
> > > >A lot of the early meetings revolved around talking about "how are you
> > > >using linux" && "what help do you need to keep going" --much of what
> > > >was discussed in the early years
> > > >is now "automated" -- when's the last time a linux distro required a
> > > >user to figure out the dot timing of the video screen in use.
> > > >Over the years the SATLUG discussions, shifted to "what apps are
> > > >available for me to do <fill in software requirements> under linux/how
> > > >do I do <software process>"
> > > >Online classes/courses/resources are a "mainstream" option that
> > > >provide more in-depth learning/discussion than would be possible at a
> > > >meeting / 2-3 day discussion.
> > > >As "open source" became "mainstream" and moved in the hardware
> > > >direction, the "linux os" stuff was old news even on new platforms.
> > > >Much of the approach that SATLUG took early on has been superseded by
> > > >"time" --  SATLUG hasn't really evolved to keep up.
> > > >
> > > >> Perhaps Linux is getting to be too mainstream.
> > > >Linux the OS, yeah.  Apps/hardware for/using/running under linux, no.
> > > >
> > > >A few examples of the above:
> > > >** "Using Linux OS to run <fill in latest hardware>" compared to
> > > >"I'm using linux so that various system on a chip boards can be
> > > >interchanged with my 3d printed pi-top hardware (pi-top.com) without
> > > >having to
> > > >any of my software."  see "Alternatives to raspberry pi"
> > > >http://satlug.org/pipermail/satlug/2014-September/067980.html
> > > >
> > > >** Using CUDA under linux in order to get 300 giggaflops out of a
> > > >credit card size board is hardly main stream.
> > > >Note: 300 gigaflops in the early 90's would have put the machine in
> > > >the top 10 fastest computers list.
> > > >
> > > >**A 300 gigaflop diy linux laptop would certainly provide for a nice
> > > >discussion -- heavily hardware centric of course.
> > > >A 1-1024 node (http://elinux.org/Parallella) computing expansion of
> > > >the raspberry pi without using beowulf cluster
> > > >software might be more interesting, but still quite hardware centric.
> > > >Note: Each node is a 9 watt ~85gigaflop node! -- That's a terrabyte
> > > >laptop in 27watts!
> > > >The snarky 90's joke would have been "grate, with a 'terrabyte'
> > > >laptop, I can have an MSOS app/oss run in emulation at normal,
> > > >non-emulated speeds."."
> > > >Today, there are quite a few ways to run MSOS stuff under emulation at
> > > >"normal" speeds without requiring a "terrabyte" laptop.
> > > >
> > > >So, without "mainstream/common" hardware, is a comparison of running a
> > > >linux beowulf cluster vs. a scalable linux terrabyte laptop going to
> > > >work?
> > > >
> > > >Little bit more than my $0.02 worth (or ~$1.00 if starting from SATLUG
> > > >beginnings).
> > > >
> > > >Craig
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