There was an abbreviated introduction tonight after the server room equipment checks were completed. The OSS wireless network authentication program "NoCatAuth" was not responding. The Devil Linux firewall box seemed to be stalled. Everything was back to normal within minutes and was perhaps due to weather related power issues.
There was a discussion about the 2005 KLUG 4th of July gathering at Shirley and Bruce’s Mandigo quinta. There were no reports of anything but fun and fine food. Thanks to the Smiths for opening up their lovely home and grounds to the members of KLUG and their significant others for this annual event. Whitney, the large Newfoundland, was the canine hostess for the four-legged guests. WOOF!
Tonight Kevin brought in his PC to get some help with a Apache web server configuration in Debian. First he and Dirk tackled a pesky X problem that was methodically resolved. KLUG Installmaster Andrew Thompson was on top of the situation tonight and reported no requests for help with the installation of any of the many Linux distributions that can be supported by KLUG. Is it so easy now that anyone can install Linux themselves?
Within the discussions of the evening one could hear world politics, economics, some silicon history, and the probable future of computer technology applications.
Jon Smitley's beautiful 18 month old daughter, is KLUG's youngest official voting member. See her picture below. She was a delight all evening and entertained as she was being entertained. Knowing her name might be valuable when playing Final Geek Jeopardy this Fall. At least half a dozen laptops were connected to the Jas Networks 2.3 mbps DSL WAP and quietly doing one task or another. The snacks were popular tonight.
This meeting is intended for those who are just curious about Linux and Open Source software, who need some help getting started, or want some extra eyes to look at your advanced problem. You can also bring your computer in order to have Linux installed on it, at no charge; or to try a Linux distribution that boots from CD and requires no change to your system's current software.
If you would like assistance with a specific problem please e-mail a description to firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can be sure someone familiar with your issue will be available to assist you.
Installations and assistance are done by appointment ONLY. You must fill out the appropriate form one week prior to the meeting. If you only have general questions or curiosity you don't need to do anything but show up!