12June3

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012, 7:00pm (1900) PT

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   1 [02:00] <pleia2> #startmeeting
   2 [02:00] <pleia2> ok, who all is here for our meeting?
   3 [02:00] <philipballew> here
   4 [02:00] <jyo> o/
   5 [02:00]  * eps waves
   6 [02:00] <akk> meee
   7 [02:00]  * j_dulaney is president
   8 [02:01] <MarkDude> j_dulaney, is a freind from the East Coast
   9 [02:01] <pleia2> ok, so we don't really have an agenda this time
  10 [02:01] <philipballew> nice!
  11 [02:02] <pleia2> anyone have any thoughts for events? announcements? anything to bring up?
  12 [02:02] <eps> I do
  13 [02:02] <pleia2> eps: cool, go for it
  14 [02:02] <eps> Take a look at this product description: http://www.frys.com/product/7126262
  15 [02:02] <pleia2> ah yes, you dropped me an email about this
  16 [02:03] <eps> and compare it with the manufacturer's version:
  17 [02:03] <pleia2> it does inteed seem to run Ubuntu
  18 [02:03] <eps> http://www.zotacusa.com/zbox-id41-linux.html
  19 [02:03] <pleia2> Fry's isn't very good at product descriptions ;)
  20 [02:03] <eps> Or maybe they don't it to come up in searches for Ubuntu
  21 [02:04] <philipballew> I was going to go to frys this week. Ill take a look at it if it is there
  22 [02:04] <MarkDude> Frys has really bad descritpions imho
  23 [02:04] <pleia2> eps: I've had to look at the manufacturer's website for everything I've bought at Fry's, I wouldn't say it was an intentional oversight
  24 [02:04] <pleia2> I think it's just general Fry's bad descriptions
  25 [02:05] <eps> Should this product be listed here? https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuPre-installed
  26 [02:05] <akk> If it's Ubuntu, that'll make it way better than any Linux stuff I've seen at Fry's before.
  27 [02:06] <akk> Is it Ubuntu? Have you seen one at Fry's?
  28 [02:06] <pleia2> I don't know much about that page (it's community-maintained and anyone can update it)
  29 [02:06] <eps> I saw it online. You know as much as I do. Supposedly it ships with oneric (not precise).
  30 [02:07] <pleia2> but if someone went to Fry's asking for Ubuntu, I'm pretty sure the sales staff wouldn't have a clue that device runs Ubuntu
  31 [02:07] <akk> Or Linux, even.
  32 [02:07] <philipballew> Im gonna look at it this week. I will be at frys and it claims to be available in store
  33 [02:08] <eps> It'll be interesting to see if these things are actually "in the wild."
  34 [02:08]  * pleia2 nods
  35 [02:08] <pleia2> thanks philipballew :)
  36 [02:08] <philipballew> No problem
  37 [02:08] <pleia2> and nice find, eps!
  38 [02:08] <pleia2> philipballew: if it does, take pictures and blog about it :D
  39 [02:08] <MarkDude> +1
  40 [02:09] <philipballew> sounds like a good idea. I will do.
  41 [02:09] <philipballew> Ill ask the employes to see what they were trained to say as well.
  42 [02:09]  * pleia2 nods
  43 [02:09] <akk> They're trained?
  44 [02:09] <MarkDude> rofl
  45 [02:09] <pleia2> now now :)
  46 [02:10] <jyo> I assume their dress code comes with training, yes.
  47 [02:10] <MarkDude> sell this, and make sure your shirt is cleaned
  48 [02:11] <pleia2> MarkDude: did you want to mention the next Geeknic you're looking to plan?
  49 [02:11] <MarkDude> You bet
  50 [02:11] <MarkDude> June 23rd
  51 [02:11] <MarkDude> heather Farms in Walnut Creek
  52 [02:12] <pleia2> doh, same day as Ubuntu User Days
  53 [02:12]  * MarkDude has not created a listing on Geeknic.iorg yet
  54 [02:12] <MarkDude> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Release_Party_F17_Bay_Area
  55 [02:12] <pleia2> can we do it Sunday instead? :)
  56 [02:13] <philipballew> +1
  57 [02:13]  * MarkDude already has this one locked in- 
  58 [02:13] <pleia2> ah, ok
  59 [02:13] <MarkDude> We are already planning a South bay event
  60 [02:13] <MarkDude> as well as sumthin in July- if Linux Picnic is a nogo
  61 [02:13] <j_dulaney> Will there be a Beefy Miracle present?
  62 [02:14] <j_dulaney> And bacon?
  63 [02:14] <MarkDude> Stickers
  64 [02:14] <MarkDude> as well as Ubuntu CDs
  65 [02:14] <pleia2> ok, hopefully I can make it to the July one then :)
  66 [02:14] <MarkDude> and other Ubuntu swag also
  67 [02:14]  * MarkDude plans on having a vote on FB for dates
  68 [02:14] <MarkDude> and taking votes on ML also
  69 [02:14] <eps> Any leftovers can go to BerkeleyLUG. ;-)
  70 [02:15] <MarkDude> they will be added together
  71 [02:15] <pleia2> eps: hehe
  72 [02:15] <MarkDude> :)
  73 [02:15]  * MarkDude hopes eps can man a bbq
  74 [02:15] <MarkDude> operate rather
  75 [02:15] <eps> I dunno ... my skills might be a bit rusty
  76 [02:15]  * MarkDude trusts you
  77 [02:16]  * MarkDude apologizes for the date thing
  78 [02:16] <philipballew> Do we have a bbg or does someone need to bring one?
  79 [02:16] <pleia2> they have them at the park
  80 [02:16] <MarkDude> At UDS many people asked me about a bbq and told me the sooner the better
  81 [02:16] <MarkDude> They do have them there
  82 [02:16] <eps> You might want to bring a small one for veggies
  83 [02:16] <MarkDude> We always bring one for the vegetarians
  84 [02:17] <philipballew> seems smart
  85 [02:17] <MarkDude> There will be Tofu Miracles also
  86 [02:17] <pleia2> hehe
  87 [02:17] <MarkDude> As well as smoked peppers and other noms
  88 [02:17] <akk> tofu would be a beany miracle?
  89 [02:17] <philipballew> +1
  90 [02:17] <MarkDude> damn you akk- I should have asked you before I started calling it the Tofu miracle ;)
  91 [02:18] <MarkDude> Thats better
  92 [02:18] <akk> :)
  93 [02:18] <pleia2> lol
  94 [02:18]  * MarkDude was hoping to have a volunteer to email the list about the next event- as far as planning dates
  95 [02:19] <MarkDude> It would be early July so as not to interupt OSCON and CLS
  96 [02:19]  * MarkDude will bug folks on that later.
  97 [02:19] <MarkDude> Pretty soon we should make plans to go to CLS in Portland
  98 [02:19] <MarkDude> Carpools FULL of people should go to that
  99 [02:20]  * MarkDude shuts up now 
 100 [02:20] <MarkDude> :)
 101 [02:20] <pleia2> but not too close to 4th of july :)
 102 [02:20] <MarkDude> True
 103 [02:20] <MarkDude> makes the poll easier
 104 [02:21] <philipballew> Ill be busy with all the fireworks I bought out of state
 105 [02:21] <j_dulaney> Explosions in the sky?
 106 [02:21] <pleia2> ah wow, oscon is earlier than I thought
 107 [02:21]  * philipballew should probably not say that
 108 [02:21] <MarkDude> theoretically of course philipballew
 109 [02:21] <MarkDude> ;)
 110 [02:21] <pleia2> maybe do it in really *late* july
 111 [02:21] <akk> For anyone perusing the channel logs, philipballew was just kidding about that. :)
 112 [02:21] <MarkDude> akk, +1
 113 [02:21] <pleia2> hahah
 114 [02:22] <philipballew> lol
 115 [02:22] <pleia2> ok, anyone have anything else before philipballew further incriminates himself? :)
 116 [02:23] <eps> Incriminates or incinerates?
 117 [02:23] <akk> heh
 118 [02:23] <pleia2> touche
 119 [02:23] <MarkDude> eps+1
 120 [02:23]  * j_dulaney wants to light it all off
 121 [02:24] <pleia2> the next SF Ubuntu Hour is next week, June 13th
 122 [02:24]  * pleia2 will add a loco portal event in a bit
 123 [02:24] <DonkeyHotei> i'll likely be in Sac that day
 124 [02:24] <philipballew> Ill be there pleia2
 125 [02:25] <pleia2> philipballew: great :)
 126 [02:25] <eps> With or without Bay Area Debian? (Last SF one was Apr. 11)
 127 [02:25] <pleia2> eps: I'm thinking with, but I'll ask around and then confirm
 128 [02:25] <MarkDude> Fb link for party https://www.facebook.com/events/300921919994599/
 129 [02:26] <philipballew> Give me Debian, or give me death!
 130 [02:26] <pleia2> philipballew: haha, ok, one vote "for" debian dinner too :)
 131 [02:27] <pleia2> ok, wrapping this up then, anyone else have anything?
 132 [02:28] <MarkDude> Great short meeting - yay
 133 [02:29] <philipballew> Ill do post meeting stuff this meeting if thats cool
 134 [02:29] <j_dulaney> For non-short meetings, go to Fedora Blocker Bug Meetings
 135 [02:29] <pleia2> philipballew: yes, thank you!
 136 [02:29]  * j_dulaney has sat through seven hour meetings
 137 [02:29] <pleia2> thanks for coming everyone :)
 138 [02:29] <pleia2> #endmeeting

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