KLUG Weekly Meeting Notes

Tuesday, October 25, 2005



Master of Ceremonies – Adam Tauno Williams
Programmer / Operations – Jon Smitley

Tonight was the night! The celebration of the 5th year of Geek Jeopardy.
Jon Smitley put Open Source tools together with the game process to
create an application with a graphical user interface for the display of

the categories, points, and answers. It even handles the game scoring.
Back in October of 2001, on Halloween, KLUG members gathered in
Dunbar Hall on the WMU campus for what was being billed then as Open
Source Jeopardy. Adam Tauno Williams’ brainchild has become a KLUG
tradition. Adam and Jon worked hard, gave their time, and delivered

a night of great entertainment. Three cheers!

The competition was fierce again this year. The challenging questions
made it even more interesting. The lead was traded between the teams
due to risk taking. It was an apparent strategy to refrain from guessing.

Tyler and Mark controlled the board for several long point runs only
to stumble on high point guesses. John and Bruce played the "just
answer the ones you know for sure" game and that worked for them. Each
team demonstrated strength in the various categories.

Those Open Source tools Jon used were the best available for serious web
development. AMP stands for the Apache web server, the MySQL database,
and the widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially
suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML… known as PHP!

Eight large pizzas from Pizza Hut were devoured and there was a variety
of soda in 2-liter containers consumed. After two official feeding sessions
there were plenty of pop and pizza slices left.

The night was full of frivolity and laughter. There are many inside themes
in the Open Source / Linux universe and few escaped a remark or two. It

does make one wonder why there weren't more GEEKS in attendance for this.
We could have accommodated twice as many people with food, team membership,
and fun!!!

Team 1A - John Bridleman & Bruce Smith
Team 2B - Tyler Haske & Mark Jones
Team 3C - Andrew Thompson & John Sarma
Team 4D – Bill Hollett & Stuart Gillis <-- RETURNING CHAMPS!

Team 1A - 224
Team 2B - 216
Team 3C - 768
Team 4D - 30

Team 1A 225 <-- THE 2005 WINNERS! GO JOHN & BRUCE!!!

Team 2B ---

Each single jeopardy category contains an question worth
2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, and 256 points.
Each double jeopardy category contains an question worth
4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, and 512 points.

And of course, the final Jeopardy question. This year the
category was MALWARE! Team 1A got it right and team 2B,

confident in their guess, lost it all in that moment.

PHP – Everyone’s favorite web scripting language.
Geek Cinema - All the sci-fi and fantasy movies since the Geek
Jeopardy event last year, including any movie starring Sandra Bullock.
/etc - Anything and everything you'll find in /etc
Who Said - A quote, said by who?
SQL - How you talk to the box that knows.
Lucas - All about the saga that finally ended.
802.11 - Can you hack me now?
Math Mania - You knew you should have paid attention in High School.
IPC - Inter-Process Communications, the how, the why, and the
"Why the *@^*&$^*&@! doesn't it work!"
Stellar - Looking up.

/lib - libcidn.so.1 is what again?
LDAP - What you thought there wasn't going to be an LDAP category?
Hard Copy - Anything and everything to do with turning bits in RAM

to spots on paper.
Linus - The Man!
Apache Mod - All about what really makes Apache rock.
XML - Say it with me... "eXtensible Markup Language". Who needs
sliced bread when you have XML?
Java - Mmmmm, coffeeee.
Nano-Tech - Really really small stuff.
.NET - What Java should have been.
Jargon File - Oh yea! Everyone's favorite category.

(17 Linux Enthusiasts Attending)

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