Sunday, August 28th, 2011, 7:00pm (1900) PT
Ubuntu Global Jams -- david.wonderly 2011-08-28 23:38:42
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1 [02:01] <pleia2> #startmeeting 2 [02:02] * DarkwingDuck kicks his server out the door 3 [02:02] <pleia2> Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Meetings/11August28 4 [02:02] <pleia2> DarkwingDuck: you should probably chair since these are your items :) 5 [02:03] <DarkwingDuck> Well, before I added them today, there was no items :) 6 [02:03] <DarkwingDuck> Okay, Moving meeting information over to loco.ubuntu 7 [02:03] <DarkwingDuck> IIRC the Community Council along with Ubuntu at large likes using the loco.ubuntu for information. 8 [02:04] <DarkwingDuck> As far as I can tell, it seems like a nice little tool and if people actually go to the page and click "Attend" we can have a count of who is here and who isn't 9 [02:04] <MarkDude> Like a like or +1 button? 10 [02:05] <DarkwingDuck> I thought there was... 11 [02:05] <DarkwingDuck> Looking at the meeting I have setup for the 11th. 12 [02:05] <pleia2> we did a trial of this (and still used the wiki too) a few meetings ago: http://loco.ubuntu.com/meetings/ubuntu-california/120/detail/ 13 [02:05] <pleia2> unfortunately for our past two meetings the loco directory has been completely down due to server problems, so I'm not entirely confident we want to rely upon it exclusively yet :\ 14 [02:06] * DarkwingDuck nods 15 [02:06] <pleia2> they claim it's fixed, but I'd rather see prolonged evidence of this 16 [02:06] <DarkwingDuck> I'll set it up for the next few meetings and see how it goes. 17 [02:06] <DarkwingDuck> Anyone have any issues/problems with this? 18 [02:06] <DarkwingDuck> Who is here anyway? 19 [02:06] <pleia2> DarkwingDuck: there is a way to add an agenda item, but not mark yourself as attending 20 [02:07] <aaditya> o/ 21 [02:07] <MarkDude> \o 22 [02:07] <DarkwingDuck> pleia2, Yes, I say that... Must add a +1 attended button. 23 [02:07] <eps> "Bother," said Pooh. 24 [02:07] <DarkwingDuck> say/saw 25 [02:07] <aaditya> Ubuntu's table was the shiniest at the Picnic! 26 [02:07] <pleia2> DarkwingDuck: submit a bug? :) 27 [02:07] <pleia2> thanks aaditya :) 28 [02:07] <aaditya> Wait, are we past announcements? 29 [02:07] <DarkwingDuck> pleia2, Or, write the module and submit it :D 30 [02:08] <DarkwingDuck> Have not gotten there. 31 [02:08] <MarkDude> Ubuntu *did* have the nicest looking table 32 [02:08] <pleia2> DarkwingDuck: yeah, you do that 33 [02:08] <MarkDude> It most certainly rocked 34 [02:08] <DarkwingDuck> Why is server installing -generic-pae and not -server??????? 35 [02:08] <pleia2> I like the idea of trying to use the loco directory for meetings, alongside the wiki for a couple months 36 [02:08] <DarkwingDuck> Sorry 37 [02:08] <pleia2> see how it goes 38 [02:09] <DarkwingDuck> Okay, I have setup for the 11th then. 39 [02:09] <pleia2> DarkwingDuck: should probably set yourself as chair though, that's solano stroll day and that's until 6PM 40 [02:09] <eps> I think it's too much trouble / making extra work for little to no benefit / confusing for attendees 41 [02:09] <pleia2> not sure jdeslip and I will be home in time 42 [02:09] <pleia2> eps: the wiki is easier? 43 [02:09] <DarkwingDuck> http://loco.ubuntu.com/meetings/ubuntu-california/196/detail/ 44 [02:09] <DarkwingDuck> When/if the wiki is working 45 [02:09] <pleia2> eps: a lot of people can't even log into the wiki :( 46 [02:09] <DarkwingDuck> I like loco. because of the tracking value. :D 47 [02:10] * DarkwingDuck is a sucker for stats and tracking 48 [02:10] <eps> The wiki is a "must run" service. The loco directory is not. 49 [02:10] <pleia2> "must run"? 50 [02:10] <DarkwingDuck> ... 51 [02:10] * DarkwingDuck is confused. 52 [02:10] <eps> Ubuntu's reputation depends on the wiki working. Nobody cares about the poor little locos. 53 [02:11] <pleia2> eps: they are run by the same server admins and are both very valuable resources, the wiki is down more often than the loco directory 54 [02:11] <pleia2> I mean, now that the wiki has been upgraded it has improved, but it was really horrible stability wise for almost a year 55 [02:11] <pleia2> so I don't really understand how you can say "Ubuntu's reputation depends on it" - it didn't this year :) 56 [02:12] <eps> The wiki is the public face of Ubuntu. loco is the other end of the beast. 57 [02:12] <DarkwingDuck> I still get massive errors trying to save to the wiki 58 [02:12] <DarkwingDuck> but, I digress... 59 [02:12] <pleia2> a lot of people have trouble with wiki syntax too, loco directory you just click "add agenda item" and don't need to worry about formatting or edit conflicts 60 [02:13] <DarkwingDuck> Anything else on the l.u.c? 61 [02:13] <eps> Did it ever occur to you that some people consider tracking a negative? 62 [02:13] <DarkwingDuck> How? 63 [02:13] <DarkwingDuck> Tracking our events, meetings and everything is key to understanding out exposure 64 [02:13] <pleia2> eps: we have to have our meetings be public 65 [02:13] <pleia2> they are tracked already, that is not changing 66 [02:14] <DarkwingDuck> It's just the work put into the tracking :) 67 [02:14] <pleia2> yeah, work done by me 68 [02:14] <DarkwingDuck> Yeah, I should start doing more along that line Lys sorry :. 69 [02:14] <DarkwingDuck> :/ 70 [02:14] <DarkwingDuck> *Lyz 71 [02:14] <DarkwingDuck> dang, I can't type tonight. 72 [02:14] <DarkwingDuck> Okay, next item... 73 [02:15] <DarkwingDuck> I am please to be hosting a Global Jam here in San Diego 74 [02:15] <pleia2> woohoo san diego 75 [02:15] <DarkwingDuck> It will be in the evening of the 3rd. 76 [02:16] <DarkwingDuck> http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-california/1198/detail/ 77 [02:16] <DarkwingDuck> IT will be at Cafe Libertalia 78 [02:16] <DarkwingDuck> We will be doing Upgrading and Testing at the Jam. 79 [02:17] <DarkwingDuck> Assuming that I can get my server back online... 80 [02:17] <DarkwingDuck> We will have a local mirror so we don't gunk up the bandwidth. 81 [02:17] <DarkwingDuck> We will also have something online. 82 [02:17] <pleia2> cool 83 [02:18] <DarkwingDuck> So, we get a Jam. :) 84 [02:18] <DarkwingDuck> Any questions/comments? 85 [02:19] <DarkwingDuck> Okay, Announcements? 86 [02:19] <DarkwingDuck> aaditya, Did you have something? 87 [02:19] <pleia2> the linux picnic was awesome! 88 [02:19] <DarkwingDuck> Woot! 89 [02:19] <pleia2> I uploaded photos of our table to our flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ubuntu-us-ca/sets/72157627534061734/ 90 [02:20] <pleia2> and blogged about it here: http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=4949 91 [02:20] <MarkDude> Generations henceforth shall speak of the glorious picnic 92 [02:20] <pleia2> fedora had a table this year too :) they had streamers and balloons and OLPCs 93 [02:20] <pleia2> fedora: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pleia2/6087641260/ 94 [02:21] <MarkDude> Well fedora was more trying to buy folks love 95 [02:21] <pleia2> people do love those little green laptops 96 [02:21] <MarkDude> Ubuntu had genuine awesomeness at the table 97 [02:21] <aaditya> DarkwingDuck: just the picnic, that's all! 98 [02:21] <MarkDude> I liked the animals 99 [02:21] <pleia2> :) 100 [02:21] <pleia2> Solano Stroll is coming up on September 11th: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Projects/SolanoStroll2011 101 [02:21] <DarkwingDuck> Oh, another note... 102 [02:22] <DarkwingDuck> Awesome! 103 [02:22] <pleia2> jdeslip and I have started getting our "need stuff" lists together 104 [02:22] <pleia2> oops, one error on that page, fixing 105 [02:22] <pleia2> proper loco directory link is http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-california/1208/detail/ 106 [02:22] <DarkwingDuck> San Diego, starting the 20th will be holding b-monthly Ubuntu Hours. 107 [02:23] <DarkwingDuck> *bi-monthly 108 [02:23] <MarkDude> Oh, let it be noted I got those streamers from the Win7 party from along time ago. Nothing like taking sumthin' from the machine- to change the machine 109 [02:23] <DarkwingDuck> Twice a month rather 110 [02:23] <pleia2> cool 111 [02:24] <eps> How many cookies does that recipe yield? 112 [02:24] <pleia2> eps: "These recipes made about two dozen Android cookies, I doubled the recipe to get the four dozen I brought to the picnic." 113 [02:25] <pleia2> any other announcements? 114 [02:25] <DarkwingDuck> Any comments/concerns? 115 [02:25] <pleia2> oh, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuAppDeveloperWeek is coming up Sept 5-9 116 [02:26] <pleia2> that's over in #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat 117 [02:26] <DarkwingDuck> Oh, and for those Kubuntu/KDE users out there... 118 [02:26] <DarkwingDuck> I'll be hosting a Bug Jam and a Doc Jam online 119 [02:26] <DarkwingDuck> I'll announce those on the ML 120 [02:27] <DarkwingDuck> When I hash out the timing. 121 [02:27] <DarkwingDuck> Anyway, if there is nothing else... 122 [02:27] <DarkwingDuck> Thank you all for attending. 123 [02:27] <DarkwingDuck> #endmeeting