Sunday, August 14th, 2011, 7:00pm (1900) PT
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1 19:02 < jdeslip> ----------------------- Meeting Begins --------------------- 2 19:02 < iheartubuntu2> made it 3 19:02 < jdeslip> As always lets start with some announcements does anyone have any? 4 19:03 < grantbow> linuxpicnic.org is coming up soon Aug 27th to be covered in the meting today. 5 19:03 < jdeslip> The globabl jam date is September 2-4 6 19:04 < jdeslip> Which I believe is a long weekedn :/ 7 19:04 < pleia2> yeah, labor day 8 19:04 < pleia2> I think phil and DarkwingDuck are planning something down in SD 9 19:04 < jdeslip> I will be probably be down in Florida. But if anyone is considering hosting an event please let the email list know 10 19:05 < grantbow> Software Fredom Day.org is coming up 11 19:05 < pleia2> and add to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Projects/NattyGlobalJam 12 19:05 < grantbow> they don't have the date for sfd on their front page :-( 13 19:05 < jdeslip> Ok, any more announcements? 14 19:06 < bkerensa> Cookie 15 19:06 < jdeslip> Ok lets move on to the first agenda item. 16 19:06 < jdeslip> The Linux Picnic Planning 17 19:06 < grantbow> www.solanoavenueassn.org/strol.htm is coming up Sept 11th 18 19:07 < grantbow> Picnic! 19 19:07 < jdeslip> grantbow: yes, thanks for pointing that out 20 19:07 < pleia2> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Projects/Picnix20 21 19:07 < jdeslip> I'll add that to agenda for next meeting. Hopefully can get some ubuntu volunteers. 22 19:07 < jdeslip> Ok, about the picnic 23 19:07 < iheartubuntu2> so picnix is an ubuntu thingy or linux? 24 19:07 < aaditya> Linux. 25 19:07 < pleia2> we're the ubuntu table at the linux picnic 26 19:07 < jdeslip> pleia2 set up a page for our organization here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Projects/Picnix20 27 19:08 < iheartubuntu2> is there a picnix in SoCal? 28 19:08 < jdeslip> I guess we have a booth (a couple tables) 29 19:08 < aaditya> Hi all. I'm just dropping by, barely got back to Cali and should have an answer for everything by tomorrow. That said, I'm present. 30 19:08 < pleia2> aaditya: any idea when registration will open? and when we'll know the placement of the tables? 31 19:08 < jdeslip> It would be good to have some CDs to give away. Can anyone burn ~50? 32 19:08 < pleia2> oh ok, thanks :) 33 19:09 < aaditya> :) 34 19:09 < pleia2> we have pressed ones still, so we can use at least 25 for the picnic (and the rest for solano) 35 19:09 < jdeslip> For everyone in the Bay Area, please add your name to the wiki if you are planning to attend 36 19:09 < jdeslip> pleia2: ok great 37 19:10 < jdeslip> i 38 19:10 < jdeslip> I have a street fair style tent I could bring if MarkDude is not bringing his 39 19:11 < pleia2> MarkDude? 40 19:11 < MarkDude> Um not sure about any of it yet 41 19:11 * MarkDude knows nothing 42 19:12 < jdeslip> OK, well, we can figure out the tent closer to the event. 43 19:12 < jdeslip> Anything else we need? 44 19:12 < pleia2> I'll flesh out the list of what we need this week, probably need some ties to put the banner up on the tent 45 19:12 < jdeslip> MarkDude: let me know if you are going to make it and bring the tent by email etc.. 46 19:13 < grantbow> we could use some help at the registration desk at the beginning of the picnic. 47 19:13 < pleia2> and I'll send the list to the mailing list so we make sure we have everything (some cheap orange tablecloths would be nice) 48 19:13 < MarkDude> Ok, well it may be used by Fedora and stuff 49 19:13 < jdeslip> pleia2: ok, sounds good 50 19:14 < grantbow> sounds good 51 19:14 < jdeslip> Any other picnix related stuff to chat about? 52 19:14 < iheartubuntu2> is there one in so cal? 53 19:14 < eps> Not this year, not that I'm aware of. 54 19:15 < pleia2> I think we're good, woo picnic in 2 weeks :) 55 19:15 < iheartubuntu2> how would be go about getting one going? contacting various distro trams? 56 19:15 < iheartubuntu2> teams? 57 19:15 < grantbow> iheartubuntu2: create a day in so cal to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Linux! 58 19:16 < iheartubuntu2> i'll have to think about this! could be fun 59 19:16 < jyo> What's up with the picnic RSVP? 60 19:16 < pleia2> :) 61 19:16 < pleia2> jyo: aaditya said he'd have info tomorrow 62 19:16 < jyo> Cool. 63 19:16 < pleia2> so hopefully soon :) 64 19:16 < grantbow> yeah, says "Expect the RSVP database open in late Spring or early Summer." now 65 19:17 < eps> Didn't say which year 66 19:17 < jdeslip> OK, moving on to topic number 2 - Game night. 67 19:17 < iheartubuntu2> ok - 68 19:18 < iheartubuntu2> An Ubuntu game night can be a great way to spend time together as an entire California team. 69 19:18 < iheartubuntu2> This is something that could expand nationwide or even worldwide eventuall 70 19:18 < iheartubuntu2> Coming up with the right game or rotating games will be the challenge. 71 19:18 < iheartubuntu2> Ive done a little research on games. 72 19:18 < jdeslip> iheartubuntu: you mean like online games right? 73 19:18 < grantbow> fun idea - open source lan party kind of thing? 74 19:18 < iheartubuntu2> First person shooters seem to be the most common multi player games 75 19:19 < iheartubuntu2> online games where we can all join in 76 19:19 < jdeslip> To be honest there are a lot of nice games for Ubuntu 77 19:19 < iheartubuntu2> i dont think minecraft is free, but it might be an idea 78 19:19 < jdeslip> that I have been meaning to try but had no reason 79 19:19 < jdeslip> Nexuiz etc.. 80 19:19 < aaditya> The site is slightly out of date. Expect updates tomorrow. 81 19:19 < iheartubuntu2> frozen bubble handles multiplayer, but i dont know how many 82 19:20 < jyo> Tremulous 83 19:20 < iheartubuntu2> freeciv, pokerth, and even london law all do multiplayer to some extent 84 19:20 < jdeslip> iheartubuntu2: Why don't you try to organize something, send invitations out to the mailing list (and wherever else appropriate) and 85 see who shows up for the first night 86 19:20 < iheartubuntu2> there may be chrome games like WTG Golf that can handle all of us at once 87 19:21 < pleia2> maybe create https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Projects/GameNights to list some of the games 88 19:21 < iheartubuntu2> right now i was hoping for game ideas 89 19:21 < grantbow> running under wine is cheating I guess :-) 90 19:21 < jdeslip> the Linux Action Show just had a show about Linux games :) 91 19:22 < iheartubuntu2> regnum online (now called realms online in USA) is another game than can handle the entire СA team 92 19:22 < jdeslip> There were a couple civilization type games shown off (can't remember names though) 93 19:22 < jdeslip> http://www.playdeb.net/ has a lot of nice games listed 94 19:22 < grantbow> actually running games under wine for this event might help increase participation and provide teachable moments for Ubuntu 95 19:23 < iheartubuntu2> would anyone have any multiplayer game ideas? 96 19:23 < iheartubuntu2> good idea grantbow 97 19:23 < iheartubuntu2> should this be a california thing or expand bigger? 98 19:23 < jdeslip> I don't have any specific ones except Nexuiz, OpenArena, FreeCiv and Wesnoth 99 19:24 < pleia2> maybe start with california? 100 19:24 < pleia2> see how it goes 101 19:24 < iheartubuntu2> pleia2 thats what i was thinking 102 19:24 < grantbow> I would do a strong showing locally before expanding to prove that it's worth it 103 19:24 < iheartubuntu2> ok 104 19:24 < jdeslip> The new supertux kart looks pretty flashy 105 19:25 < iheartubuntu2> which direction should i take this? focus on more questions? more game choices? 106 19:25 < iheartubuntu2> some games can handle 4 players, some can handle 500 107 19:25 < jdeslip> iheartubuntu2: I'd just take charge of it if I were you. Make whatever choices you would like and see how it goes. It is easy to get 108 feedback after a first trial 109 19:26 < iheartubuntu2> so set it up and run it 110 19:26 < jdeslip> In my opinion, the hard part is just getting started :) 111 19:26 < pleia2> +1 112 19:26 < iheartubuntu2> i was also thinking a game night right after our team meetings here since we have a number of people already together 113 19:27 < jdeslip> not a bad idea 114 19:27 < pleia2> yeah 115 19:27 < iheartubuntu2> ok, thats it for me unless someone has something to add 116 19:27 < MarkDude> Super Nerd Night SF has a great live way they do this 117 19:27 < iheartubuntu2> i'll move this forward 118 19:27 < iheartubuntu2> how so markdude 119 19:27 < jdeslip> iheartubuntu2: great! thanks for this 120 19:28 < MarkDude> they have all sorts of options for people 121 19:29 < jdeslip> Browsing playdeb led me to this RISK type game: http://www.playdeb.net/software/TripleA - I like me some RISK 122 19:29 < pleia2> MarkDude: that's easy to do for an in-person event with a lot of people, this proposal is virtual so we'd need some coordination and p 123 ossibly servers running to play games, which means we can't offer a ton of options (plus I don't think we'll have a ton of people :)) 124 19:30 < iheartubuntu2> video cards can limit the amount of players too 125 19:31 < jdeslip> OK - does anyone have anything to add before we end the meeting? 126 19:32 < iheartubuntu2> 5 127 19:33 < iheartubuntu2> 4 128 19:33 < iheartubuntu2> 3 129 19:33 < iheartubuntu2> 2 130 19:33 < iheartubuntu2> 1 131 19:33 < eps> totals 15 132 19:33 < iheartubuntu2> :) 133 19:33 < jdeslip> -------------------- Meeting Ends -----------------------