[sf-lug] Build-a-box day February 16--need help
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Jan 15 23:08:37 PST 2008
Quoting Christian Einfeldt (einfeldt at gmail.com):
> There is also going to be an SF-LUG meeting on Monday, Jan 21. You
> might want to bring your machine there to see if we could help set it
> up. Another option is to get a ride with someone down to the Linux
> Mafia Conspire meetings down on the peninsula at Rick Moen's house....
The group founded as a San Francisco group originally (1994) and that
(of late) meets at my and my wife's surburban house in Menlo Park is
actually named "CABAL".
Not Linux Mafia.
Quoting a explanation I recently posted to CABAL's mailing list,
"conspire" is the public, unmoderated mailing list of the CABAL Linux
user group, founded in San Francisco in 1994 as the "San Francisco PC
Users Group Linux SIG", which went independent in 1997 under the wing of
BALUG and in 1998 named itself (jokingly) the Consortium of All Bay Area
Linux, because we were helping all the other Linux groups in the Bay
Area run public installfests, and were putting on our own _huge_
installfests inside Robert Austin Computer Shows at the Cow Palace and
Oakland Convention Center.
In 2000, CABAL lost its regular meeting space in San Francisco when
Richard Couture closed The CoffeeNet, and I offered the group's leaders
what was supposed to be "temporary" meeting space at my house in Menlo
Park, while they looked for a replacement place in S.F. to meet. They
never found such a place, _and_ they never bothered to come south as far
as Menlo Park, so gradually the group became a South Bay Linux group,
and I became one of the new leaders.
We'd definitely be glad to help Vince, and have, well, as much
experience at Linux setup as anyone around.
CABAL's meetings are every _2nd and 4th Saturday_ (barring rare exceptions),
4 pm to midnight. Next one will be...
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
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...Saturday, January 26th.
(Yes indeed, San Franciscans, it is indeed south of Army^W Cesar Chavez
Street. I'm glad to help people with pickups from Menlo Park CalTrain,
and can by arrangement help you get back to either CalTrain or BART.
Call the number on CABAL's Web page.)
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