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