[sf-lug] SF-LUG meeting today August 5, 2012 -- Android SDK

jim jim at well.com
Mon Aug 6 12:23:23 PDT 2012

    Also, Ken suggested using the Android SDK 
which provides an emulator that effectively 
gives you an Android device for any internet 
services or software designed to see (or is 
restricted to) Android devices. 

On Sun, 2012-08-05 at 16:03 -0700, Bobbie Sellers wrote:
> Hi SF-LUGgers,
>      Well again the next meeting is about two weeks from tomorrow
> so I am sending in an early report in case details get lost again.
>      I arrived via the #38 Geary and got to the Cafe Enchante about 1045 
> and had
> gotten my Presario set up and secured a decaf drink for myself then the 
> rest of
> the Sunday Group showed up.
>      Ken Schaeffer and wife,  John Strazziano and wife (who was working 
> on a
> tablet or smart phone). Jim Stockford and myself.  Ken tried out a USB 
> flash drive
> with Ubuntu setup on a flash drive on my behemoth then we tested its 
> functions
> briefly but he had set it up with  the Broadcom wireless driver so we 
> had trouble
> getting it to go online.
>      John brought his iPad II in a cool looking case from Ballistic 
> which provides hard
> protection for the screen and case.  Jim brought a tale of problems with 
> his tower
> installed with AVLinux which has several problems.  I think Ken and John 
> gave
> him some useful input.   I have my computer setup to notify me of Port Scans
> and one was attempted as I was rebooting from Ubuntu.
>      I showed Ken and Jim a few  tricks I can do with the firewall thru the
> Mandriva (or Main) Control Center which lets the root user access the 
> hardware
>   and software and which let me set up with about 5 clicks a firewall 
> after that
> port scan had been executed on my machine.  And it was repeated.  Maybe
> someone had a virus that was trying to spread thru the local WiFi.
>    I really like this feature of Mandriva i.e. MCC which is also 
> available on Mageia.
>    Because Jim, Ken and John had a lot to talk about  we stayed until 
> about 1:30 PM.
> Jim gave me a ride  home.
>      I thought despite the size it was an excellent meeting.
>      later
>      Bobbie Sellers
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