[sf-lug] Meeting notes for Virtual Meeting of Sunday June 6, 2021 and the future..

tom r lopes tomrlopes at gmail.com
Sun Jul 4 11:55:49 PDT 2021

Ha ha I made it.  I'm at Cafe Enchante on Geary.

Looks like just me.

Some people on Jitsi.


On Sat, Jul 3, 2021 at 5:06 PM tom r lopes <tomrlopes at gmail.com> wrote:

> Oops cancel that.
> Started working on the car and it is not working enough to get there.
> I'll be virtual like before.
> Thomas
> 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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