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This is the 11th meeting of the Iowa Team, starting at 20:00 CDT and finishing at 21:31 CDT


Please type PRESENT when the meeting starts to indicate who is online and paying attention.

Active Attendees:

  • Iowan
  • Infl8ableSoulm8

  • AtomicSpark

  • F0o
  • jimerickson


When adding agenda items please "sign" them, place @SIG@ after each of your items.If you won't be in attendance, please describe your item and wishes in detail otherwise those items may not be effectively discussed.

  • Ubuntu 10.04 Release Party @AtomicSpark@

  • Meeting frequency @Iowan@


  • Discussed IRC channel topic posting time (20 20:20:02 2010)
  • f0o's new daughter
  • Mentioned reducing meeting frequency (no discussion)
  • Discussed Iowa City Lucid release party (Saturday, April 30 - no decision on where or what time)
  • Discussion about Pella
  • Gaming discussion

Any Other Business

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Apr 22 20:00:16 <Iowan> #startmeeting
Apr 22 20:00:34 <Iowan> Welcome to #11 in the series of Iowa LoCo meetings!
Apr 22 20:00:37 <Iowan> PRESENT
Apr 22 20:01:51 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       HEAR
Apr 22 20:04:16 <Iowan> While we wait for others - I just noticed that had AtomicSpark waited another 18 seconds to post the topic...
Apr 22 20:05:00 <Iowan> 20 20:20:20 2010
Apr 22 20:05:35 <AtomicSpark>   You're an odd one. :P
Apr 22 20:06:28 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       doesn't that mean it was posted at 20 20:20:02 2010?
Apr 22 20:06:33 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       close enough.
Apr 22 20:07:07 <Iowan> Yes - 18 seconds later would have been... ?
Apr 22 20:08:18 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       yeah, but 02 is just 20 backwards, unless you are doing math
Apr 22 20:08:23 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       or bitwise stuff
Apr 22 20:08:59 <Iowan> Still enough 2's and 0's to get cross-eyed.
Apr 22 20:09:22 <Iowan> (start of a great meeting, eh?)
Apr 22 20:09:35 *       F0o (~chatzilla@173-28-62-125.client.mchsi.com) has joined #ubuntu-us-ia
Apr 22 20:10:36 <Iowan> F0o: hit the keyboard a few times so we'll know you're here...
Apr 22 20:11:16 <F0o>   Iowan: funnny
Apr 22 20:11:36 <Iowan> Never know - mighta been a bot...
Apr 22 20:12:18 <F0o>   Iowan: i feel like a bot with the lack of sleep the baby has  been putting us thru
Apr 22 20:12:59 <Iowan> Amazing how that works... 9 months of waiting for THIS???
Apr 22 20:13:32 <F0o>   Iowan: no doubt i forgot what the newborn stage was like.. and i didnt miss it
Apr 22 20:13:55 <Iowan> I missed the announcement - when was birthday?
Apr 22 20:14:37 <F0o>   baby rebekah april 2nd 10 pounds 22 ounces
Apr 22 20:15:02 <F0o>   thats right 10 pounds ridiculous i know
Apr 22 20:15:10 <Iowan> hefty!
Apr 22 20:15:25 <F0o>   indeed
Apr 22 20:15:44 <Iowan> Good start on life...
Apr 22 20:16:52 <F0o>   ok enough of this baby biz.. what other action is happening you running 10.04 rc
Apr 22 20:17:34 <Iowan> F0o: I'll need to look - machine was updating a few minutes ago
Apr 22 20:17:48 <Iowan> This one still runs Hardy
Apr 22 20:18:42 <Iowan> AtomicSpark:  With that lead-in, you're first on the agenda
Apr 22 20:21:11 *       Iowan checks Lucid machine
Apr 22 20:22:15 <F0o>   im dl the rc throw it on a laptop see how it goes
Apr 22 20:23:10 <Iowan> Errors - that can't be good...
Apr 22 20:25:04 <F0o>   errors just from pushing updates
Apr 22 20:26:30 <Iowan> Probably gonna be a busy night for servers
Apr 22 20:27:21 <F0o>   no doubt
Apr 22 20:28:22 <Iowan> AtomicSpark: Feel free to jump right in with your agenda item...
Apr 22 20:29:09 <jimerickson>   sorry i'm late guys is the meeting still going on?
Apr 22 20:29:21 <Iowan> ... or we could move on to the second agenda item
Apr 22 20:29:28 <Iowan> welcome jimerickson !
Apr 22 20:29:37 <jimerickson>   hello!
Apr 22 20:29:48 <Iowan> (no htat's not the 2nd item - but welcome anyway!
Apr 22 20:30:43 <Iowan> With summer's busy schedule, should we consider reducing the frequency of meetings?
Apr 22 20:30:50 <Iowan> Is weekly to frequent?
Apr 22 20:31:01 <Iowan> to=too
Apr 22 20:31:18 <AtomicSpark>   Oh hi.
Apr 22 20:31:30 <AtomicSpark>   What was my agenda?
Apr 22 20:31:36 <Iowan> AtomicSpark: Good evening!!
Apr 22 20:31:43 <Iowan> release party
Apr 22 20:32:01 <AtomicSpark>   I agree, we should have one.
Apr 22 20:32:10 <AtomicSpark>   Mayhaps with food and beverages.
Apr 22 20:32:18 <AtomicSpark>   Somewhere downtown?
Apr 22 20:32:40 <Iowan> "where" could dictate the food choices
Apr 22 20:33:05 <AtomicSpark>   True.
Apr 22 20:33:11 <F0o>   or just beverage
Apr 22 20:34:02 <Iowan> I'd be game - it'd be good if DM group could have party, too... though I probably wouldn't be able to attend
Apr 22 20:34:24 <F0o>   whats the date for this dig
Apr 22 20:34:34 <Iowan> That was my ??, too
Apr 22 20:35:03 <AtomicSpark>   Next weekend?
Apr 22 20:35:39 <AtomicSpark>   Comes out on the 29th. I'm assuming the mirrors will be hammered till friday or saturday.
Apr 22 20:37:03 <F0o>   may 1
Apr 22 20:37:46 <Iowan> Yes you may... oh, sorry - that was a date.
Apr 22 20:38:01 <AtomicSpark>   Sure. We could screw around at the library if you insist on installing it (I've been running it for months now)
Apr 22 20:38:07 <AtomicSpark>   We could like... pass out CDs.
Apr 22 20:38:08 *       AtomicSpark shrugs
Apr 22 20:38:24 <AtomicSpark>   I'm open to many ideas.
Apr 22 20:38:37 *       AtomicSpark wonders off for a min
Apr 22 20:40:06 <Iowan> food/beverage selection @library isn't great...
Apr 22 20:40:33 <Iowan> CD's will end up as coasters @watering holes, though
Apr 22 20:40:56 <F0o>   i guess it depends on what where doing , are we just getting together or installing it and what not
Apr 22 20:42:25 <F0o>   hey where is gringo
Apr 22 20:42:35 <Iowan> I'll probably update my machine (unless that error goes critical) rather than fresh install
Apr 22 20:43:24 <AtomicSpark>   I vote for saturday for I have a date with freddy on friday.
Apr 22 20:44:43 <Iowan> I have Scout camp work day next Saturday, but will be available later in the day
Apr 22 20:46:04 <F0o>   for merely selfish reasons i vote earlier the better since im driving an hour and half
Apr 22 20:47:41 <AtomicSpark>   hour and a half?!
Apr 22 20:47:52 <Iowan> DM?
Apr 22 20:48:06 <F0o>   pella
Apr 22 20:49:27 <AtomicSpark>   F0o: hows the radiation up there? :P
Apr 22 20:51:38 <Iowan> Wow - time flies when the conversation is lively...
Apr 22 20:52:07 <Iowan> AtomicSpark: Any favorite place in mind?
Apr 22 20:52:09 <F0o>   AtomicSpark: radiation thats news too  me, sounds like you know sumin i dont, do share
Apr 22 20:52:22 <AtomicSpark>   F0o: isn't that were the power planet is?
Apr 22 20:52:38 <AtomicSpark>   Or is pella the tulips place.
Apr 22 20:52:50 <Iowan> tulips and windows?
Apr 22 20:52:56 <F0o>   AtomicSpark: tulip 75th year
Apr 22 20:53:00 <F0o>   and vermeer
Apr 22 20:53:03 <AtomicSpark>   windmills?
Apr 22 20:53:18 <F0o>   windmills and wooden shoes
Apr 22 20:53:34 <AtomicSpark>   Oh. It's in Palo.
Apr 22 20:53:34 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       pella == netherlands sans amsterdam
Apr 22 20:53:36 <AtomicSpark>   Close enough.
Apr 22 20:54:07 <F0o>   Infl8ableSoulm8: thats about right
Apr 22 20:55:26 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       btw, any linux gamers amongst us?
Apr 22 20:55:45 <Iowan> not yet...
Apr 22 20:55:51 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=steam_linux_script&num=1
Apr 22 20:56:36 <F0o>   its about time i use to run css thru wine
Apr 22 20:56:44 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       If Valve released steam for linux, it would be a huge ++
Apr 22 20:56:57 <F0o>   Infl8ableSoulm8: agree
Apr 22 20:56:57 <AtomicSpark>   Infl8ableSoulm8: I saw that. :)
Apr 22 20:57:22 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       I run a bunch of source engine game servers.
Apr 22 20:57:36 <AtomicSpark>   I ran Garry's Mod...
Apr 22 20:57:44 <AtomicSpark>   ...
Apr 22 20:58:03 <F0o>   i never like garys, does anyone still play css
Apr 22 20:58:22 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       there are still a bunch of people who cheat at CSS
Apr 22 20:58:33 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       I'm not sure anyone actually *plays* it
Apr 22 20:58:36 <F0o>   Infl8ableSoulm8: thats all been the case
Apr 22 20:59:09 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       we're getting ready to put up a CSS server, ourselves.
Apr 22 20:59:20 <F0o>   in iowa
Apr 22 20:59:30 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       but we've got to get permissions locked down ont he server first.
Apr 22 20:59:39 <F0o>   rotating maps or what
Apr 22 20:59:50 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       well, the box our clan runs is in chicago
Apr 22 21:00:00 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       yeah
Apr 22 21:00:00 <F0o>   which clan is that
Apr 22 21:00:11 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       probably dust2, office... the popular ones.
Apr 22 21:00:17 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       Brothers of Chaos
Apr 22 21:00:27 <F0o>   sweet
Apr 22 21:00:41 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       we are primarily TF2, though
Apr 22 21:00:57 <F0o>   tf2 i dont know what that is
Apr 22 21:01:06 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       but we put up a DODS server and have been having fun with it, and we have a few L4D2 servers
Apr 22 21:01:12 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       Team Fortress 2
Apr 22 21:01:17 <F0o>   ah thats right
Apr 22 21:01:32 <AtomicSpark>   I run a single tf2 server.
Apr 22 21:01:38 <F0o>   you guys rent the server or what
Apr 22 21:01:46 <AtomicSpark>   Mine is free.
Apr 22 21:01:53 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       yeah, we have a dedicated box provided by nuclearfallout
Apr 22 21:02:04 <AtomicSpark>   For we advertise for them or something. :P
Apr 22 21:02:10 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       and I have one of the left 4 dead 2 servers on my linux box in des moines.
Apr 22 21:02:36 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       well, provided in that we pay for it
Apr 22 21:02:45 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       not sponsored or anything :D
Apr 22 21:02:48 <F0o>   what do you do for bandwith
Apr 22 21:03:14 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       my server is hosted at the Iowa Network Services datacenter downtown
Apr 22 21:03:25 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       by Internet Solver
Apr 22 21:04:00 <F0o>   sweet
Apr 22 21:04:31 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       the BoC box is in an InterNAP datacenter in Chicago.
Apr 22 21:04:53 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       or at least, it's on InterNAP bandwdth
Apr 22 21:05:22 <F0o>   are you running wn7 with steam
Apr 22 21:05:36 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       yeah, 7 ultimate 64
Apr 22 21:05:46 <F0o>   steam works ok on it
Apr 22 21:06:50 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       yeah... never really had any problems with steam
Apr 22 21:06:53 <AtomicSpark>   F0o: Yes.
Apr 22 21:07:06 <F0o>   cool
Apr 22 21:07:16 <AtomicSpark>   Although my Windows install kind of pooped on me. I'll have to reinstall. This I do not enjoy.
Apr 22 21:07:19 <AtomicSpark>   For it takes forever.
Apr 22 21:07:38 <F0o>   i hate to dedicate a box to windows just for gaming
Apr 22 21:07:38 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       I'm even running the new beta client that they are going to release along with their release of steam on mac osx
Apr 22 21:09:02 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       well, my gaming box is my interface to the world, I guess, and it is solely win7
Apr 22 21:09:19 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       but most of the time I'm sshed into my server downtown
Apr 22 21:09:29 <AtomicSpark>   F0o: There is a job offering that interests me in pella but pella is :(
Apr 22 21:09:33 <Infl8ableSoulm8>       like, my irc client is irssi in screen
Apr 22 21:10:08 <F0o>   the unix admin at pella corp
Apr 22 21:10:25 <F0o>   AtomicSpark: is that the one
Apr 22 21:13:04 <AtomicSpark>   F0o: Yes. :P
Apr 22 21:14:00 <F0o>   you dont want it cause you dont like pella
Apr 22 21:14:51 <F0o>   a friend of mine is a head hunter looking to fill that job i could get you in
Apr 22 21:15:08 <AtomicSpark>   Well it would be a big change. Moving out and into a new city.
Apr 22 21:15:29 <F0o>   its hardly a city, only 10k people live in pella
Apr 22 21:15:37 <AtomicSpark>   Haha.
Apr 22 21:15:55 <AtomicSpark>   I mean, it's a good fit for me. I might have to make their website less ugly too. :P
Apr 22 21:16:01 <AtomicSpark>   How far is pella from des moins?
Apr 22 21:16:07 <F0o>   hour
Apr 22 21:16:20 <AtomicSpark>   Ugh.
Apr 22 21:16:26 <F0o>   lotta good house for sell just make the move
Apr 22 21:16:48 <F0o>   are you a unix admin now
Apr 22 21:17:29 <AtomicSpark>   I was a network admin at a furniture company for four years.
Apr 22 21:17:43 <F0o>   what do you do now
Apr 22 21:17:44 <AtomicSpark>   It was a small company so I pretty much ended up being the office manager lol.
Apr 22 21:17:51 <AtomicSpark>   I'm currently unemployed. Just a student.
Apr 22 21:18:03 <AtomicSpark>   Have a networking degree and security cert. Working on computer information systems now.
Apr 22 21:18:14 <AtomicSpark>   Probably will work on certs this summer.
Apr 22 21:18:26 <F0o>   cissp?
Apr 22 21:19:04 <AtomicSpark>   I've taken the cisco classes. I dont have the cert though.
Apr 22 21:19:54 <F0o>   i hate networking shit / you know route/switch
Apr 22 21:22:43 <F0o>   AtomicSpark: how the hell do you make rent and what not being a student
Apr 22 21:24:26 <AtomicSpark>   Networking is cakewalk
Apr 22 21:24:30 <AtomicSpark>   I live with the mom :P
Apr 22 21:25:43 <AtomicSpark>   Riverside casino is hiering again lol
Apr 22 21:31:11 <Iowan> 9:30 - time to close
Apr 22 21:31:16 <Iowan> #endmeeting

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