[volunteers] (forw) Re: Care to give a similar talk at SVLUG? 03/24/2010

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Mar 17 13:25:13 PST 2010


Site updated to include April meeting details.

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Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:09:26 -0700
From: Akkana Peck <akkana at shallowsky.com>
To: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
Subject: Re: Care to give a similar talk at SVLUG? 03/24/2010
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Sure -- I'd be happy to give the Featherweight talk to SVLUG
on April 7.

	...Akkana

Rick Moen writes:
> Hi, Akkana.  Although Luke S. Crawford <lsc at prgmr.com> (not me) is
> theoretically arranging speakers for Silicon Valley Linux User Group, I
> thought I'd chip in.  Might you be interested in giving a talk at SVLUG
> in Mountain View, the evening of Wednesday, April 7?
> 
> By way of inducement, it's traditional for volunteers/attendees to treat
> the speaker to dinner at Frankie, Johnny, and Luigi's Too afterwards, if
> he or she wishes.  ;->
> 
> 
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> Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:10:13 -0700
> From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
> To: volunteers at lists.svlug.org
> Subject: [volunteers] (forw) [BALUG-Talk] NEXT WEEK: PenLUG meeting
> 	03/24/2010
> Organization: If you lived here, you'd be $HOME already.
> 
> If we don't have another speaker on tap, maybe Akkana would be willing
> to do the same or a similar talk at SVLUG on Wednesday, April 7, if
> she's not too tired of the idea.
> 
> She's reachable at webster (at) shallowsky dot net, according to 
> http://www.shallowsky.com/mailme.html
> 
> Because PenLUG meets up at Redwood Shores, there isn't a huge amount of
> duplication of audience.  SVLUG draws meeting attendees mostly from the 
> South Bay proper.
> 
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> Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:00:05 -0700
> From: bill at wards.net
> To: balug-talk at lists.balug.org
> Subject: [BALUG-Talk] NEXT WEEK: PenLUG meeting 03/24/2010
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> PENINSULA LINUX USERS' GROUP (PenLUG) PRESENTS:
> 
>    +------------------------------------------------------------------------+
>    |Date:    |Wednesday, March 24, 2009                                     |
>    |---------+--------------------------------------------------------------|
>    |Time:    |6:00 - 8:00 PM                                                |
>    |---------+--------------------------------------------------------------|
>    |         |Bayshore Technology Park                                      |
>    |Location:|1300 Island Drive                                             |
>    |         |Redwood City, CA 94065                                        |
>    |         |Suite 106 - Training Room                                     |
>    |---------+--------------------------------------------------------------|
>    |         |Facebook:                                                     |
>    |RSVP:    |http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=10150121043645464       |
>    |         |or mail rsvp at penlug.org                                       |
>    +------------------------------------------------------------------------+
> 
>    Note we are now meeting on Wednesdays! Effectively this month, we will be
>    moving to the fourth Wednesday of each month (except in November and
>    December, when we will meet on the second Wednesday to avoid holiday
>    conflicts). The meeting is hosted by NewlineNoosh. There is no sponsor for
>    food/drinks, so please bring a potluck item to share.
> 
>    Agenda:
> 
>      * 6:00 PM Potluck snacks
>      * 6:15 PM Free book giveaways or other prizes
>      * 6:30 PM Presentation begins
>      * 8:00 PM Meeting ends
> 
>   Featherweight Linux
> 
>    Slow is the new black! The "netbook" craze, with machines like the Asus
>    Eee, has raised a lot of interest in small and relatively slow hardware.
>    Even if you don't have a shiny new netbook, what about that older laptop
>    sitting in your closet ... that one that you stopped using because it was
>    too slow? Maybe you've wondered if there's a way to bring that old
>    hardware back to life?
> 
>    This talk will cover ways of configuring a modern Linux distribution such
>    as Ubuntu to run efficiently on slow CPU, low memory machines. You'll see
>    how you can get big performance gains from areas such as:
> 
>      * speeding up the boot process
>      * options for lightweight window managers
>      * performance tools that can help you find bottlenecks
>      * tuning your kernel
>      * Finding lightweight alternatives to big applications
> 
>   Akkana Peck
> 
>    Akkana Peck is a freelance programmer and writer who has been involved
>    with open source for roughly two decades, contributing code to
>    Mozilla/Firefox, GIMP and a variety of other projects. She's also the
>    author of "Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional" and has written an
>    assortment of tutorials for Linux Planet and other sites, including her
>    own site.
> 
> RSVP
> 
>   Although it is not required, we like to have an idea of how many
>   people to expect, so if possible please email rsvp at penlug.org if you
>   are planning to attend.
> 
> GETTING THERE
> 
>   For information on getting to the meeting, please see:
>       http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1300+Island+Drive,+Redwood+City,+CA
>       http://www.penlug.org/twiki/bin/view/Home/DrivingDirectionsQualys
>       http://www.penlug.org/twiki/bin/view/Home/TransitDirectionsQualys
> 
>   Traffic on 101 can be pretty bad in the evening, so we encourage you
>   to check traffic conditions before driving by dialing 5-1-1 on your
>   phone or visiting www.511.org, and if possible to take public transit
>   (best bet: bicycle via Caltrain) or carpool to this meeting.
> 
> MORE INFORMATION
> 
>   See www.penlug.org for more information.
> 
> 
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