Andrew Back | 3 Mar 16:18 2011

OSHUG #8 - Performance (MilkyMist), Thursday 10th March.

Hello,

Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who came along to OSHUG #7 last
month, and to also thank BBC Learning Development for very kindly hosting us
and for arranging two of the speakers. Those who would have liked to make it
along but for whatever reason couldn't may be interested to know that all
three speakers were interviewed for Outriders on Radio 5:

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/outriders/2011/02/histories_stories_and_current.shtml

Andy Finney was also interviewed by Imperica:

 http://www.imperica.com/features/media-complexity-and-choice

There are also a few photographs posted to Flickr:

 http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/oshug%3Aevent%3D7/

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Event #8 — Performance (MilkyMist)

On the 10th March 2011, 18:00 - 19:30 at Osmosoft, 1a Broadway Street,
London, SW1H 0AY, UK.

 http://oshug.org/event/8

It stands to reason that hardware which is open to being studied, modified
and improved would be well suited to performance environments, and just as
F/OSS has proved popular in support of creative practices so is OSHW
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Malcolm Blackmore | 4 Mar 23:38 2011

Anyone got Ubuntu User issue 1 (one) they could give away?

This magazine is hitting the mark with the family - being forced kicking
and screaming out of Windows. I've got sick and tired of the endless
failure to secure and protect from virii and trojans years ago and have
mandated a linux only on the net policy few years back but people are
still struggling. I missed the first few issues of UUsr and #1 is out of
stock and people prefer looking at lignin and cellulose for instructions
than flipping back and forth in web pages in a browser.

Just wondering. Will of course pay postage!!

Malcolm

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John Edwards | 4 Mar 23:45 2011
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Re: Anyone got Ubuntu User issue 1 (one) they could give away?

On Fri, Mar 04, 2011 at 10:38:08PM +0000, Malcolm Blackmore wrote:
> This magazine is hitting the mark with the family - being forced kicking
> and screaming out of Windows. I've got sick and tired of the endless
> failure to secure and protect from virii and trojans years ago and have
> mandated a linux only on the net policy few years back but people are
> still struggling. I missed the first few issues of UUsr and #1 is out of
> stock and people prefer looking at lignin and cellulose for instructions
> than flipping back and forth in web pages in a browser.
> 
> Just wondering. Will of course pay postage!!
> 
> Malcolm

It's still available online as a PDF:
	http://www.ubuntu-user.com/Magazine/Archive/2009/1

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Malcolm Blackmore | 5 Mar 00:08 2011

Re: Anyone got Ubuntu User issue 1 (one) they could give away?

On Fri, 2011-03-04 at 22:45 +0000, John Edwards wrote:
> It's still available online as a PDF:

Thanks John I know - the point is that the wife and kids detest doing
tutorials and howtos from a web page in one window whilst trying to do
something constructive in another! So I was after hardcopy...

I must admit to a preference to having a book propped open on a
bookstand next to the monitor when doing stuff messing about myself!

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t.clarke | 5 Mar 10:21 2011
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Re: Anyone got Ubuntu User issue 1 (one) they could give

Off topic somewhat I know, but with rtegard to the preference to a hard copy
of a magazine,  I have to confess that I think the oft-times predicted
'demise of paper' is somewhat overstated.
Sure, many things like manuals for computer-related products/TVs etc are on
CDs (not because they are better but simply cheaper for the manufacturers),
and things like Kindle are catching on, but most people still prefer good
old=fashioned books and magazines, where you can leaf through the pages.
When it comes to solving a knotty problem in a program, I find there is
no substiture for printing out the source and poring over it and making
notes thereon with a pen or pencil where necessary.  I have to confess to
absolutely hating reading user-manuals on-screen!

Tim
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Steve Parker | 5 Mar 11:22 2011

Re: Anyone got Ubuntu User issue 1 (one) they could give

On 05/03/11 09:21, t.clarke wrote:
> When it comes to solving a knotty problem in a program, I find there is
> no substiture for printing out the source and poring over it and making
> notes thereon with a pen or pencil where necessary.
>    
I find debugging my own code easy enough on-screen, but where I find 
print invaluable is when working out what somebody else's code does. 
Tracing through function calls, tracking parameters, and working out 
what runs when is so much easier on paper.

Steve
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dominicwalden | 5 Mar 12:33 2011
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RMS talk

I'm surprised no one's mentioned this yet, but is anyone going to Stallman's talk in London on Monday?
http://www.fsf.org/events/20110307-fds-london

If so, see you there!

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Nix | 5 Mar 13:55 2011
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Re: Anyone got Ubuntu User issue 1 (one) they could give

On 5 Mar 2011, Steve Parker spake thusly:

> On 05/03/11 09:21, t.clarke wrote:
>> When it comes to solving a knotty problem in a program, I find there is
>> no substiture for printing out the source and poring over it and making
>> notes thereon with a pen or pencil where necessary.
>>
> I find debugging my own code easy enough on-screen, but where I find
> print invaluable is when working out what somebody else's code
> does. Tracing through function calls, tracking parameters, and working
> out what runs when is so much easier on paper.

This is very definitely individual. I'd find it nearly impossible on
paper. No tags tables? No isearch? No mark ring?

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Benjamin Donnachie | 5 Mar 14:03 2011
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Re: Anyone got Ubuntu User issue 1 (one) they could give away?

On 4 Mar 2011, at 23:09, Malcolm Blackmore <mblackmore <at> oxlug.org> wrote:

>> It's still available online as a PDF:
>
> Thanks John I know - the point is that the wife and kids detest doing
> tutorials and howtos from a web page

Assuming you're not in need of a guide to set up a printer, why not
just print the relevant parts?

Ben

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tid | 5 Mar 15:53 2011
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Re: RMS talk

On 5 March 2011 11:33,  <dominicwalden <at> tesco.net> wrote:
> I'm surprised no one's mentioned this yet, but is anyone going to Stallman's talk in London on Monday?
> http://www.fsf.org/events/20110307-fds-london

looks like registration closed on friday, alas.

Tid.
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