[SATLUG] RE: January meeting?

Daniel Wallace danielwallace at gtmanfred.com
Thu Jan 15 22:53:13 CST 2015


I don't have any clue, but I would be willing to do something in February, I am speaking at the salt stack conference the first week on march and the more practice the better.

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> On Jan 15, 2015, at 10:15 PM, Travis Hegwer <travis at dstechnology.net> wrote:
> 
> Good Question,
> 
>    When is the next meeting and is Rackspace still an option for venue?
> 
> 
> Travis
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: satlug-bounces at satlug.org [mailto:satlug-bounces at satlug.org] On Behalf Of Rosie Contreras
> Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:42 PM
> To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List
> Subject: [SATLUG] January meeting?
> 
> Hi,
> Is there any word on a January meeting?
> 
> Rosie Contreras
> Technical Writer II
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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
>>>>>> -----
>>>>>> Rackspace Hosting
>>>>>> Direct  210.312.8418
>>>>>> Cellular        210.216.7803
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 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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