[SATLUG] January meeting?

Rosie Contreras rose.contreras at RACKSPACE.COM
Thu Jan 15 12:41:41 CST 2015


Hi,
Is there any word on a January meeting?

Rosie Contreras
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On 12/30/14, 3:22 PM, "Bruce Dubbs" <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:

>If someone sets up a meeting, I'd be glad to do that.  I do not know my
>schedule yet for the Spring semester, but I may have classes on both
>Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
>
>Alternatively, I'd be glad to answer any questions here on the list.
>
>   -- Bruce
>
>Chris Hudson wrote:
>> 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
>>>>> Technical Writer II
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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).
>
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