[sf-lug] BALUG: meeting TODAY!: Tu 2023-01-21: Registars, etc.; & other BALUG News

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Tue Feb 21 10:33:01 PST 2023

BALUG: meeting TODAY!: Tu 2023-01-21: Registars, etc.; & other BALUG 


items, details further below:
BALUG: meeting TODAY!: Tu 2023-02-21: Discussion: Registars, etc.
giveaways (& wanted), hardware, CDs/DVDs, books/publications, ...
help BALUG! :-) - volunteering, venue, ...
Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/BALUG_org


For our 2023-02-21 (3rd Tuesdays) BALUG meeting, we have:

discussion topic: Registars[1], etc.
E.g. registrars (for domains) - the good, the bad, and the ugly, how to
select, pros/cons, things to consider, how not to screw up one's domain,
1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_name_registrar

     6:00pm Tuesday, February 21st, 2023 2023-02-21

     Henry's Hunan Restaurant
     110 Natoma St. (between 2nd & New Montgomery)
     San Francisco, CA 94105-3704
     https://www.hhunan.com/ https://www.hhunannatoma.com/
     Delicious Hunan cuisine and reasonably priced.
     Easy Transit/Parking Access: short walk from BART, MUNI, parking
        Trip planning:  http://www.511.org/

     https://meet.jit.si/BALUG.org Dial-in numbers also available at the
     Please use earbud(s)/headphone(s) or mute yourself to avoid audio
     feedback issues, also please if you have background sound/noise
     issues mute yourself when not talking.
     Generally works quite fine with reasonably modern Firefox
     Chrome/Chromium, Microsoft Edge, possibly others (requires WebRTC
     (Wikipedia: WebRTC https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebRTC)
     (can also do some testing here: https://test.webrtc.org/ Probably
     don't worry about minor items like "Reflexive connectivity" )), from
     desktop, laptop, tablet, smart phone, etc.

Meeting Details...

      The meetings are always free, but dinner is not (unless you are our
      guest speaker, in which case we also treat you to dinner).  For
      Henry's Hunan Restaurant, if folks are agreeable, we'll share and
      dine "family" style, and split up the costs, and typical cost per
      person including tax and tip (but not including beverages beyond
      complementary tea) would be in the $15.00 to $31.00 range, and
      commonly around $18.00 to $27.00.  Cash preferred to ease splitting
      up the check.  One can also specifically order the dish(es) one
      needs/prefers (e.g. for dietary considerations) - and we also
      commonly order some dish(es) that may meet various dietary
      considerations) (e.g. vegetarian, non-pork, ...). Punctual arrival
      recommended for optimal dining experience, as we expect to be
      ordering at that time.
      At approximately 7:00 P.M. we start our presentation/talk, or more
      informal talk/discussion if we don't have a particularly
      presentation/talk/presenter or special guest arranged.


giveaways (& wanted), hardware, CDs/DVDs, books/publications, ...

We often have various giveaway items at BALUG meetings.

CDs/DVDs/ISOs, etc. - have a look here:
Donations of USB flash, blank or +-RW media, or funding thereof,
also appreciated.  See the above URL for details.  If you're interested
in anything in particular, best to request such reasonably in advance
(may not schlep the inventory or portion(s) thereof, or have some
particular ISO burned and available in quantity >0 if it's not requested
in advance)

Hardware, etc. wanted/offered!
Got some (computer, etc.) hardware, etc. you're looking to give
away or acquire (or if not free, well below current fair market value),
and locally?  We have a wiki page to list that - so ... see what's
offered, wanted, etc.!

Books and other titles!
have a peek here:


help BALUG! :-) - volunteering, venue ...

You can do useful and cool stuff volunteering to help BALUG.

Quite a variety of opportunities to help BALUG.  Come talk to us at a
meeting and/or drop us a note at: balug-contact at balug.org
These opportunities may include, among other possibilities:
o assist or lead on speaker coordination/procurement, etc.
o venue arrangement (e.g. followup on potential leads,
    on-site coordination/preparations)
o chief/assistant cat herder
o assist on publicity
o Linux Systems Administration (e.g. do/assist/learn, with/under some
      quite experienced and skilled Linux systems administrator(s)).
o webmaster, assistant webmaster, designer, graphic artist
o archivist/history/retrieval/etc.
o and other various/miscellaneous tasks BALUG would like to be doing
      (also feel free to suggest ideas!)


Twitter - May be dropping soon (like after this month), but thus far
you can also follow BALUG on Twitter:


Feedback on our publicity/announcements (e.g. contacts or lists where we
should get our information out that we're not presently reaching, or
things we should do differently): publicity-feedback at balug.org

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