[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 17:06:40 PDT 2021

Oops cancel that.

Started working on the car and it is not working enough to get there.

I'll be virtual like before.


On Sat, Jul 3, 2021, 2:46 PM tom r lopes <tomrlopes at gmail.com> wrote:

> I called Cafe Enchante today and they will be open tomorrow.
> I'll see if I'm up for the trip tomorrow morning.
> Thomas
> 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:
>> >>
>> https://www.amazon.com/Iodd-Iodd2531-Black-Virtual-Enclosures/dp/B00TDJ4BJU
>> >> <
>> https://www.amazon.com/Iodd-Iodd2531-Black-Virtual-Enclosures/dp/B00TDJ4BJU>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >     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
>> July
>> 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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