Observing the Night Sky, and Installfest Junior
Posted 2017-08-10 13:00:00
LUGOD meets this month on the same day as the solar eclipse. Join us for a presentation on various open source sky-watching tools for Linux, Windows, and Mac! And in September, we'll be hosting a mini-Installfest! For details, see our upcoming meetings page [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/].
Lugod.org is now SSL-enabled
Posted 2017-07-14 17:03:00
LUGOD is now all aboard the Let's Encrypt [https://letsencrypt.org] train! Though the regular http://www.lugod.org link will still work, it's a good idea to update your bookmarks to use the SSL link, at https://www.lugod.org [https://www.lugod.org]. If you notice any bugs while browsing the SSL-enabled site, please contact an officer.
Linux user survey
Posted 2017-05-16 12:00:00
We've put together a survey for Linux users to get a sense of what distributions people are using, what they're using Linux for, favorite F/OSS software, etc. We're hoping to use it to tailor future LUGOD flyers, handouts, the website, and other materials. Please take a moment to fill it out [https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7ZKRYCM].
Posted 2017-05-15 19:00:00
Bill Kendrick has stepped down as acting president. Thanks for all of your hard work keeping LUGOD alive for the past 17 years, Bill! Don't be a stranger.
LUGOD is still looking for new officers! If you're interested in helping shape the future of our club as President, you can nominate yourself or someone else by emailing our secretary using the contact page [http://www.lugod.org/contact/].
May social and DockerCon recap
Posted 2017-05-01 23:20:00
LUGOD's monthly social gathering is Tuesday, May 2nd, at Crepeville. Join us for food and chat!
Later this month, at our monthly meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meetings/upcoming/#2017.05.15] (once again at the public library) we'll host a presentation about the recent DockerCon in Texas.
AlphaGo and Kodi talks
Posted 2017-02-10 10:15:00
Join us this month (Feb. 20th) at Explorit for a talk on AlphaGo, Google DeepMind's aritificial neural network-based program that was the first to beat a professional Go player, and next month (March 20th) at the public library for a presentation on Kodi (previously Xbox Media Center (XBMC))! More details... [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/]
Treasurer and VP positions
Posted 2017-01-18 19:55:00
Tim Thatcher, our treasurer, offered to nominate himself for the vacant vice president ("sys") position, if someone else would be willing to step in as treasurer ("/dev/null"). Will Marshall nominated himself at this week's general meeting, and both positions were accepted by those in attendance with no objection. (No vote was held, since both were running unopposed.) Congratulations and thanks!
That said, LUGOD is still in need of a president! If you're interested in nominating yourself or someone else, email typescript at lugod.org.
LUGOD site hosting has been migrated
Posted 2017-01-13 10:25:00
Thanks to Rod Roark of Sunset Systems for continuing to host our website and mailing lists. A few momembers ago, we migrated to a new VPS, and our DNS entries for *.lugod.org have been updated to point to it. All seems well so far, but let us know if you notice any quirks!
Posted 2016-12-30 12:45:00
LUGOD officer elections, so far
Posted 2016-11-21 21:15:00
Congratulations to Kenneth Lyons and Timothy Thatcher who, both running unopposed and with no objections, retain their positions of Secretary (typescript) and Treasurer (/dev/null), respectively.
However, we are still in need of a President (root) and Vice President (sys). If you'd like to nominate yourself, or someone else, for one of these positions, please send them to our secretary.
For more, see this post to LUGOD's vox-announce list [http://lists.lugod.org/pipermail/vox-announce/2016-November/000667.html].
Nominations open for LUGOD officer positions
Posted 2016-10-23 23:50:00
Nominations are now being accepted for LUGOD's four elected officer positions. If you'd like to nominate yourself, or someone else, for one or more of: root (president), sys (vice-president), typescript (secretary), and/or /dev/null (treasurer), then please send an email to Kenneth Lyon, email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org].
Nominations remain open until our next general meeting, Monday, Nov. 21st. Voting (if necessary) will occur online between that, and the next meeting (Dec. 19th). For more details, see our Bylaws [http://lugod.org/objectives/bylaws.html].
EFF speaking at UC Davis, too
Posted 2016-10-08 20:30:00
Shahid Buttar and others from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will be speaking at UC Davis at noon on Oct. 17th, the same day they'll be visiting LUGOD (later in the evening). At the UCD School of Law, Room 1303, topic: "How Law Students Can Restore Constitutional Limits on Government Surveillance." Open to all. Learn more [https://cilc.law.ucdavis.edu/?page_id=957].
Inkscape slides available
Posted 2016-09-22 22:40:00
Slides from June's talk on "Inkscape for Art and Science" are now available [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/Inkscape-Art&Science.pdf]. Enjoy!
Posted 2016-09-21 12:10:00
Over on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/LinuxUsersGroupOfDavis/posts/10154468183685279], we were asked about how to from a LUG, by someone up in the Chico/Oroville area, who'd like to start one. (There used to be CSLUG at Chico State, but they seemed to disappear back in 2008.) If you have any tips on running a club, or know any Linux fans up that way, post a comment to that thread! (We've already explained how LUGOD works, and linked to Rick Moen's excellent Recipe for a Successful Linux User Group [http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Linux_PR/newlug.html].)
Flyer for EFF "Surveillance" talk at October LUGOD meeting
Posted 2016-09-20 16:55:00
We've created a flyer for October's LUGOD meeting, where The Electronic Frontier Foundation will present a talk entitled "Surveillance: self-defense and how you can push back". Download it from our Flyers page [http://www.lugod.org/documents/flyers/], and please consider printing and posting it around town!
Photos from June, July and September meetings
Posted 2016-09-20 16:00:00
We've just placed photos from recent LUGOD meetings: June (Inkscape) [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2016.06.20/], July (C-STEM) [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2016.07.18/], and yesterday, Sept. (Open source careers) [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2016.09.19/]. Enjoy!
Open Source career talk this month!
Posted 2016-09-01 09:15:00
Join us on Monday, Sept. 19th [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2016.09.19] for a presentation by Emily Kurze of The Linux Foundation [https://www.linuxfoundation.org/]: "Get out of your own way: build the open source career you want!" 7pm-9pm at the public library in Davis. A flyer [http://www.lugod.org/documents/flyers/] is available.
August LUGOD meeting canceled
Posted 2016-08-02 15:20:00
We didn't get a speaker lined up for August's meeting, and most of the club officers will be out of town on the day of the meeting, so we've decided to cancel. We still have a social gathering tonight (Tue. Aug. 2) and next month (Tue. Sep. 6).
Our next regular meeting will be Mon. Sep. 19: [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2016.09.19] "Get out of your own way: build the open source career you want!", presented by Emily Kurze of The Linux Foundation.
"Docker" presentation slides online
Posted 2016-06-12 10:15:00
Slides from May's presentation on Docker are now online [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/DockerTutorial_LUGOD.pdf] (5.1MB PDF) Enjoy!
"Inkscape" talk in June, and a special thanks
Posted 2016-06-08 18:25:00
Michele Tobias, Environmental Scientist at the Natural Resource Division of California State Parks, will be presenting a talk on "Inkscape" at our June 20th meeting. [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/]
Also, special thanks to Phil Shapiro [http://www.his.com/~pshapiro/] (all the way out in Washington DC) who has been suggesting guest speakers (like Michele, and Emily Kurze, speaking in September) for us to invite!
EFF at the Davis Community Forum
Posted 2016-05-25 16:45:00
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)'s Shahid Buttar and Amul Kalia will attend the Davis Community Forum next Thursday, June 2nd, and hosted by the Yolo County ACLU chapter. They'll be speaking on a panel about "Local Community Organizing Strategies" and "Measures to Protect Rights in the Digital Era." (h/t Nicholas at the Davis MakerSpace)
Presentation slides from March Robotics and April Puppet talks
Posted 2016-04-20 15:55:00
Visit our archive of presentation slides from past meetings [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/] if you want to check out the slides from LUGOD's March meeting on Robotics and this week's meeting on Puppet config. management. Enjoy!
Photos from March Robotics and April Puppet talks
Posted 2016-04-20 10:00:00
Check out photos from LUGOD's March meeting on Robotics [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2016.03.21/] and this week's meeting on Puppet config. management [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2016.04.18/]. Enjoy!
LUGOD's new address
Posted 2016-04-07 15:55:00
We once again have a PO Box address: PO Box 1336, Davis, CA 95617.
Puppet and Docker coming up!
Posted 2016-04-01 11:10:00
Our next two meeting topics are scheduled: April 18th: Puppet configuration management, and May 16th: Docker container technology. See our upcoming meetings page [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/].
There are also Facebook events for both of these, plus all remaining 2016 social gatherings, over on our LUGOD Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/LinuxUsersGroupOfDavis]. (Don't forget to 'Like' it!)
LUGOD special elections: Treasurer
Posted 2016-03-22 15:20:00
Thanks to Timothy Thatcher for offering to act as LUGOD's treasurer ("/dev/null") officer position. Unchallenged, and with no objection from the attendees at last night's meeting, his nomination was accepted.
Robotics and Puppet at upcoming LUGOD meetings
Posted 2016-03-20 13:25:00
Tomorrow, Monday March 21st, LUGOD is hosting a talk on Linux-based robots from a member of the local junior and senior high school robotics club, Citrus Circuits. And at our April meeting, we'll have a talk on Configuration Management using "Puppet"! See our upcoming meetings [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/] page for more!
Oct., Jan., and Feb. meeting photos
Posted 2016-02-16 09:00:00
Photos from October's "PlayOnLinux" talk [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2015.10.19/], January's anniversary meeting and "Code Blocks" talk [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2016.01.18/], and last night's C.H.I.P. and PINE64 presentation [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2016.02.15/] are now online. Enjoy!
C.H.I.P. and PINE64 at February's LUGOD
Posted 2016-01-23 10:25:00
At next month's LUGOD meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2016.02.15], there'll be a discussion and demo of both the C.H.I.P. $9 computer, and the PINE64 $15 64-bit supercomputer. Help spread the word by sharing the Facebook event [https://www.facebook.com/events/216097492063154/], and/or printing and posting the flyer [http://www.lugod.org/documents/flyers/]. Thanks!
LUGOD 17th anniversary meeting!
Posted 2016-01-17 16:20:00
Tomorrow (Monday, January 18th) is LUGOD's 17th anniversary meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/]! Along with a talk on Code::Blocks, we'll be celebrating with free pizza, snacks, and cake. Please join us! (We'll be meeting at Smashwords [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/smashwords/] in downtown Davis.)
Happy new year!
Posted 2016-01-07 09:45:00
Happy new year! We've updated our online calendar [http://www.lugod.org/calendar/] with all of this year's LUGOD events, as well as many (sometimes all of this year's) events being held other LUGs in the greater bay area, plus other computer clubs in the Sacramento/Davis area. Enjoy!
LUGOD special elections again
Posted 2015-12-27 11:55:00
Kenneth Lyons nominated himself for the 'typescript' (secretary) officer position at LUGOD, after Andrew Roach decided to step down at the end of his term, back in October. His nomination was accepted with no objections at our December meeting last week. Thanks and congratulations.
Flyer for Amateur (ham) Radio roundtable in December
Posted 2015-11-29 17:00:00
Help promote our next meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/] by printing and posting a flyer for December's Amateur (ham) Radio roundtable [http://www.lugod.org/documents/flyers/]! Thanks in advance!
Nominations remain open for treasurer and secretary
Posted 2015-11-16 23:25:00
As no one was nominated for the position of treasurer, and Andrew Roach, our current secretary and only nominee for that position has declined, we're still accepting nominations for these two positions. If you'd like to nominate yourself (thanks!) or anyone else, please email email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org].
Death of Steve Inness
Posted 2015-10-01 13:20:00
We're very sad to hear about the death of Steve Inness, a decade-long visitor to LUGOD, and very active volunteer in the local community.
Meeting photo backlog
Posted 2015-09-13 01:10:00
Tons of photos going back to 2013 have finally been posted to the website [http://www.lugod.org/photos/]. Sorry for the delay, and enjoy!
"Dark Art of Container Monitoring" slides
Posted 2015-08-20 13:55:00
If you missed this week's great talk on containers, monitoring them, the open source sysdig project, and SysDig Cloud service, check out the presentation slides [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/sysdig.pdf].
MySQL, ???, CC65, and PlayOnLinux
Posted 2015-07-15 09:45:00
LUGOD's next few meeting topics [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/] are mostly set! July: MySQL Tricks, September: C for 6502 CPUs with "CC65", October: "PlayOnLinux" Wine frontend. Interested in speaking in August, November, December, or some time in 2016? Learn about speaking at LUGOD! [http://www.lugod.org/speak/]
June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Posted 2015-06-14 14:45:00
Due to lack of speaker, and approach of summer, we've cancelled this month's LUGOD meeting. Sorry for the short notice, and see you in July!
LUGOD special elections
Posted 2015-05-19 09:55:00
John Reed, our club's vice president ('sys'), has become too busy with his day job to participate, and Brian Lavendar nominated himself to take over the role. With no objections from the attendees of last night's LUGOD meeting, Brian was elected. Congratulations!
Congrats also to Adam Reiser, our treasurer ('/dev/null'), who just accepted a new job; unfortunately for us, it's out of state, so he's relinquished the role. We are now accepting nominees for the treasurer position; please send them to our secretary [mailto:email@example.com].
DavisGIG: municipal fiber for Davis
Posted 2015-03-17 21:25:00
If you're interested in community-driven fiber optic gigabit Internet access to homes and businesses in Davis (the topic of last night's LUGOD meeting), check out the DavisGIG [http://www.davisgig.org/] website. (There's also a mailing list [http://list.omsoft.com/mailman/listinfo/davisgig] you can participate in.)
LUGOD seeking speakers for 2015
Posted 2015-02-05 16:25:00
The Linux Users' Group of Davis is always looking for guest speakers to present at our monthly meetings. If you'd like to speak, know someone who would, or have suggestions for presenters or topics you'd like to see at LUGOD, let us know! See our call for speakers [http://www.lugod.org/speak/], as well as our topic wishlist [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/wishlist/], and email our speaker coordinator [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org].
Southern California Linux Expo SCALE 13x
Posted 2015-02-05 11:55:00
SCALE 13x [http://www.socallinuxexpo.org] is this month, from Feb. 19th-22nd in Los Angeles. LUGOD members are eligible for a 50% discount! See today's post to our 'vox' mailing list [http://www.lugod.org/mailinglists/vox/]!
Happy new year! LUGOD turns 16!
Posted 2015-01-02 14:25:00
This month we'll be celebrating our club's 16th birthday with free pizza and cake, and a presentation on "Nix", a purely functional package management system. We'll be meeting for the first time at the offices of Smashwords [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/smashwords/on.php] in downtown Davis. (A flyer is available [http://www.lugod.org/documents/flyers/]; please print and post it, to help spread the word!)
Club officer elections
Posted 2014-11-18 10:25:00
Running unopposed, and with no objections from the attendees of last night's November LUGOD meeting, election results are in:
- root (president) - Bill Kendrick (continuing)
- sys (vice president) - John Reed (continuing)
- typescript (secretary) - Andrew Roach (continuing)
- /dev/null (treasurer) - Adam Reiser
LUGOD election season has begun!
Posted 2014-10-24 13:05:00
LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit with four elected officer positions. We hold elections once a year, and nominations are now being accepted. Learn more in this post to 'vox-announce' [http://lists.lugod.org/pipermail/vox-announce/2014-October/000621.html].
LUGOD Installfests coming again soon
Posted 2014-10-10 11:00:00
Our last Installfest workshop [http://www.lugod.org/if/] was held back in January of last year, and we've been looking for someone to help coordinate. Case Talbot (who recently spoke at LUGOD about the "Go" programming language) has offered to coordinate them, and we may be able to meet at the engineering offices of Smashwords [http://www.smashwords.com/] (where both Case and LUGOD co-founder Bill Kendrick both work), in downtown Davis. More details soon!
Discounts to "Velocity" in NY; come to tonight's "Photography" talk
Posted 2014-08-18 17:40:00
[http://www.velocityconf.com/ny] O'Reilly has provided us with a discount code for their "Velocity" conference in New York, NY next month. Come to tonight's meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/] to find out more!
July, August and September: Security, Photography and Programming for Kids
Posted 2014-07-04 00:30:00
We're pleased to announce that our next three meetings are booked with guest speakers! This month, on July 21st, come learn about "defensive computing" — how to protect yourself against malware, rogue hotspots, click tracking, and more. On August 18th, discover how Linux can be used in the world of professional photography. And on September 15th, meet Scratch, a programming language designed for children ages 8 to 16. Check out our upcoming meetings [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/] page to learn more!
"Google Go: Not Just For Googlers, also for Gophers!" at June LUGOD
Posted 2014-05-31 21:50:00
At LUGOD in June [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2014.06.16], we'll learn about the "Go" programming language, originally created at Google as an alternative to C++ and Java, which also has a growing following of Ruby and Python users. 7pm at the public library on Monday, June 16th. Also join the event at Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/events/603927383038874] and help spread the word!