I’ll be presenting “A Brief History of UNIX” at MUG on December 13th (That’s the second Tuesday of the month, for those of you wishing to make MUG meetings a regular part of their monthly diet). There’s an awful lot of history surrounding the UNIX operating system, and my hope is to distill it to the point where it fits into a nice, neat, entertaining 40 minute period where everyone can smile and feel great about how awesome UNIX and Linux are. There may even be a little show and tell for the presentation.
So, come on out and learn something about our shared UNIX heritage. There will also be talks on some of the more interesting commands for determining how your Linux OS perceives the world and the hardware it’s running on. Definitely come and check it out!
Just wanted to take a quick moment to thank folks on this first inaugural Ubuntu Community Appreciation Day. There’s a lot of folks that work tirelessly to help make the community what it is, and we don’t say thank you nearly enough to those folks who give their time willingly to help bring Ubuntu the physical product, and Ubuntu, the spirit of the community, to the rest of us.
I want to personally thank my loco, and all of the folks who come out to the various jams, release parties, or even hang out on IRC or the mailing list. You’re all the reason that Ubuntu is that much more awesome. Thank you.
That’s the one word that comes to mind when thinking about the recent Ubuntu Michigan Release Party. This time it was a little different since we didn’t have as many of the “regulars” at this party, but what was really awesome was the number of people that I hadn’t seen since the last party we had over at the Liberty Street Brewing Company. I’m glad to have had a chance to re-introduce myself to these people, and hopefully we can continue to grow this merry little band of Ubuntu Michigan folks into even more regular folks.
Also was awesome to see several folks already running Oneiric, or attempting to get Oneiric on their machines. Note to self: bring more USB keys next time.
Check out the photos that I took from the event.
Thanks to everyone for coming, and hope to see you all again real soon!
It’s time to celebrate another release of Ubuntu! After 6 months of hard work, Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) releases on Thursday, and the Ubuntu Michigan Loco is ready to celebrate!
The folks on the West Michigan side will be celebrating on Wednesday, October 12th at Casey’s Garage, located at 112 Baldwin St, Jenison, MI. from 8PM – 11PM. More information, and how to RSVP is available from the event page.
The Metro-Detroit Ubuntu Loco will be celebrating on Thursday, October 13th from 7PM – 10PM at the Liberty Street Brewing Company, located at 149 W. Liberty Street, Plymouth, MI. More information and how to RSVP is also available from the event page.
If you have a few spare CD-Rs and want to make some CDs, please feel free. You might want to ask on the mailing list if there are any particular flavors that people are looking to pick up.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Wow, what an amazing time at Ohio Linuxfest 2011. Rick and I both staffed the Lococast.net / Ubuntu Michigan Loco table for most, if not all, of Saturday, and handed out over 300 business cards to all of the folks who passed by. Thank you to everyone who stopped to talk with us, shared some candy, and listened in as we interviewed Aaron Topance, Michael Fischer, and Elizabeth Naramore. The interview with Elizabeth is up now, and we’ll be releasing the rest of them shortly on Lococast.net.
Neither rain, nor shine, nor start of school year, nor first University of Michigan football game could deter our intrepid band of Ubuntu Michigan Loco-folk from braving their way through the crowded streets of Ann Arbor on first-game-day. While Michigan Stadium swelled to contain the football faithful, we hunkered down at SRT Solutions with the Ubuntu faithful for this release’s global jam. Our attendance was a little light, mostly because of the labor-day weekend, and the big-game, but we managed to get several machines upgraded with Oneiric. John Gruber was also able to test out the newest version of Lernid, which is shaping up to be an incredible tool for folks to be able to participate in #ubuntu-classroom without requiring all of the in-depth knowledge that IRC generally requires. Gib and I brought some chips and pop along for folks to share, and we also made a quick run to Chipotle (which I have to say is pretty good for a fast-food Mexican restaurant. Definitely better than the hell that Taco Bell wreaks on my stomach). After a few bug reports, and less-than-eventful installs, we decided to head home before the rush of people were expelled from Michigan Stadium. Fortunately, this was also before a major rainstorm swept through Ann Arbor, and knocked out power for some of the folks from the Loco. Here’s hoping they have power soon.
I want to thank SRT Solutions for once again graciously hosting us, and providing essentials like Wi-Fi and an awesome working environment. We managed to leave just before the horrific rain-storms that swept through the Ann Arbor area (and managed to cancel the opening-day game, although U of M emerged victorious that day. ). Thanks to everyone who came out and participated, whether in person or remotely. Hoping to see you all at the release party in a month!
(And here’s the rest of the photos from the event.)
We’re less than two weeks away from the Michigan Loco Ubuntu Global Jam, happening on September 3rd in downtown Ann Arbor at the lovely, and graciously provided-to-us offices of SRT Solutions.
The Ubuntu Global Jam is a great way to spend an afternoon helping out the Ubuntu Community. The last jam in April was particularly great because we had Jason Smith, who is one of the developers of Unity, help with some of the issues that we uncovered during the jam. This year should prove to be as interesting. Definitely bring a copy of the latest Oneiric iso on USB or CD, and come help test and make the next version of Ubuntu a solid release.
The jam is from 12pm-5pm. Bring something to share for snacks and a few extra $$ for pizza. Also, if you’re interested in going out to eat afterward, please let us know.
More information, and registration for the event is available on the event web page.