[sf-lug] Meeting notes for Virtual Meeting of Sunday June 6, 2021 and the future..
tom r lopes
tomrlopes at gmail.com
Sat Jul 3 14:46:16 PDT 2021
I called Cafe Enchante today and they will be open tomorrow.
I'll see if I'm up for the trip tomorrow morning.
On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 10:22 AM Bobbie Sellers <
bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com> wrote:
> Hi LUGers,
> Well the meeting was very well attended though several people
> came in late and we see people leaving early for other activities.
> I got there a bit before 11 AM then had problems with micro-
> phone sensitivity, and with the audio setting but I finally realized
> that my Audio was not turned on for Firefox which I found through
> the Volume Control in my System tray on KDE desktop panel.
> Michael Paoli was present doing his update and later
> engaged in conversation with Rick Moen and I believe
> with Wayne and Aaron C. in regard to moving the
> SF-LUG mailing list to another server.
> This apparentty involved adding new URL(s) to
> Google and waiting for them to propagate through
> the Internet.
> And RC channels Rick discussed briefly.
> Ken was an early arrival. Until he left about
> 1220 he had things to say about the topics.
> Toni L and Victor seeems to have something
> to say about LibreOffice.
> The downfall of FreeNode, the less intrusive
> and distributed Social platforn was outlined.
> Some profit taker thought to monetize the
> system to the dismay of the creators and the
> eventual dimunition of FreeNode's influence.
> Sorry for the lateness of these notes.
> We need to replace me as Distribution Librarian and as
> Convenor of the meetings. I hope some one is interested.
> One man inquired after the last time I posted this.
> The reason for the lateness and the need to replace
> me is that i am past my warranty and running out of
> energy to take care of the Library and/or convening
> the meetings. I can barely do my shopping any more.
> Since the one member inquired I responded and
> will copy over the matters discussed.
> > What is involved in "Distribution Librarian"?
> > <Not that I wish to take it on. I don't live in SF and can't promise
> > to show up every month>
> > But I'm wondering, do you carry a shoebox full of flash drives?
> > I have been lugging a few boxes but not shoe boxes to meetings
> > with the later
> > versions of what I was foolish enough to think would be of interest. I
> > also carry
> > DVDs , CDs and business card sized CD to the meeting, but whoever takes
> > over the job does not have to what I have been doing,
> > But I also maintain an archive of distribution on a Terabyte 2.5
> > inch hard disk
> > in a portable version. I currently use that hard disk for other things
> > as well but if someone takes over the chore of downloading and doing
> > check
> > sums on the downloads I will donate that portable USB connected hard
> > disk to the LUG and the new Librarian will be stuck with those chores
> > and with keeping it up-to-date.
> > It would be best if the new Librarian also had a R/W DVD drive in
> > the case of older hardware which may have a CD/DVD-ROm drive.
> > I expect that along with the Portable Disk Drive I will add most of
> > the Flash Drives I have been using up until 2020. And most of the
> > blank optical media as well as specific written media for the problem
> > cases where a system will need a special program to boot from
> > CD/DVD-ROM or even USB. Aaron C. donated these to the program.
> If I have to I will provide a working computer for the Librarian
> to use. I would rather donate the Dell Latitude 6520 to a needy
> person but... How about my blackduck® software squeaky toy in
> addition to the media and disk drive.
> >> I haven't tried Ventoy but it really sounds like a good way to do
> >> this. You could put all
> >> the iso on one large capacity flash drive or (more reliable) portable
> >> ssd.
> >> Alternately there are drive enclosures with firmware that can load
> >> iso like:
> >> <
> > That is a cool piece of kit as I believe you young folks would say.
> > But there is room at the beginning of the portable drive to
> > install a program that would enable choosing which iso file to boot.
> > Aaron C. also supplied this file and I don't know if he has ever
> > run it from hard drive.
> > However I now try out these files in VirtualBox which tells you as
> > well which are not suited for such a use or function.
> Now for the person who takes on the task of Convenor I will add the
> little figure of
> TUX and the table sign.
> The next meeting is scheduled to happen on July the 4th and
> some have suggested that it be virtual only which is fine with me
> but we are failing to exploit the flexibilty of jitsi meetings when we
> could have them any Day of the Month or week. We also seem
> to be quite rigid in our adherence to a schedule that insists that
> real meetings need to be held only on the 1st Sunday.
> It seems to me that when a meeting is scheduled for a national
> holiday such as the Fourth of July that we should be flexible enough
> to move it to the 2nd Sunday.
> So I will be at <https://meet.jit.si/sf-lug.org> on the Fourth of
> from 11 AM to 1 PM unless no other people without a life show up in
> which case I will leave by 12:15
> Enjoy Flag Day, Juneteenth, Father's Day and the Summer Solstice.
> Canadians can enjoy the Indigenous People's day.
> Bobbie Sellers -“Nearly any fool can use a GNU/Linux computer.
> Many do.” After all here I am...
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