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SLUUG Steering Committee Agenda - 1 February 2012

NOTE: Minutes posted on the wiki are always unofficial. Schedules for upcoming presentations are always tentative. (Some more tentative than others!)

Location

Saint Louis Bread Company,
(at Old Olive and Olive),
10550 Old Olive Street Road,
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Date and Time

   February 2012    
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
          1  2  3  4
 5  6  7  8  9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2012
  • 6:30 PM -

Attendees

:?: Don Ellis

:?: Lee Lammert

:?: Gary Meyer

:?: Jeff Muse

:?: Stan Reichardt

:?: Jerry Stutte

Agenda Changes

  • Are there any additions, deletions, or changes to sequence of items in the prepared agenda?

Secretary Report

  • Nothing to report, secretary not in attendance.

Treasurer Report

  • Balance as of 12/01: $2,258.45
  • SBE Booth from October: $ 125.00 -
  • Balance as of 12/31: $2,133.45
  • GigE 5 & 8 port switches purchased for Hostirian rack, billed in February.

Mailing List Report

  • Subscriber numbers (approximate) as of end of January 2012:
List Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan
ANNOUNCE 717 717 708 703 704 701 704 704 700 695 667 667 668
DISCUSS 219 218 218 216 215 215 215 211 211 208 206 206 209
STEERCOM 38 38 39 38 37 37 37 35 35 35 35 35 34
SYSADMIN 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16
  • Numbers as end of each month.
  • Blocking of mailing list attachments not completely configured yet. This will be much easier to do on Amber.
  • ANNOUNCE mailing list.
    • Still no volunteer editor to do a quarterly or monthly newsletter.
  • Command used to generate these (as root on Bud):
    • /usr/local/mailman/bin/list_members list_name | wc -l

Attendance Report

  • Initial mail list subscriptions are prompted by attendance sheets.
  • Group leaders are responsible for taking attendance at meetings.
  • Blank attendance sheets are available here
  • Attendance numbers, as of end of January 2012:
Meeting Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan
Steercom 5 (9) 5 5 11 5 6 (5) 3 5 6 5 5
SLACC ? 5 ? (6) 5 8 5 ? (4) (7) ? ? (6)
SLUUG 18 15 14 16 19 21 18 12 26 14 15 ? 13
SNUG SuSE 11 15 - 7 ? 8 7 (8) 11 9 9 - 9
STLLUG 14 13 15 15 15 14 15 - 18 9 20 ? 20
STCLUG 4 ? - 11 7 7 1 4 6 - - - -
HZWLUG 13 9 7 11 9 (7) 8 ? 7 8 5 5 9
  • NA - Not part of SLUUG. Jeff asked why this option is still listed.
  • () - Number in parentheses is head count.
  • xx - attendance was taken, numbers not yet recorded.
  • ? - Question mark indicates attendance not taken or sheet missing.
  • - - dash indicates no meeting.
  • NOTE - Corrected STCLUG August 2010 and September 2010 counts.
  • NOTE - February 2011 Steercom was via IRC #SLUUG channel on freenode.
  • NOTE - Oct 2011 SLUUG and STLLUG meetings were during a STL Cardnal's baseball game.

Calendar Report

  • SLUUG Calendar is a Google Calendar available on our web site.
  • This is a calendar of technical events in the Greater St. Louis area and surrounding regions.
  • Not all events are official SLUUG events.
  • Items have been added and corrected by Stan R., Gary Meyer and Don Ellis.
  • Items listed on this calendar feed the ANNOUNCE weekly mailing.
  • Count of number of events listed, each month, as of end of January 2012:
Calendar Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan
EVENTS 98 102 105 108 103 117 105 105 105 113 103 96 110
  • xxx - Numbers not yet counted.
  • NOTE - Jan 2012 added Arch Reactor items (from their Google calendar).

Meeting Review and Comments

Jan 2012

    January 2012    
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
 8  9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

SLACC - Jan 5

* SLACC usually holds a Linux configuration workshop - no presentation

  • Return to Usual Location.
  • SLACC home web page has been posted.

SLUUG - Jan 11

* SLUUG usually starts with a tutorial or demo session before a main presentation.

  • BASE: TrueCrypt by Stan Reichardt
  • MAIN: Practical Nagios, including Windows!, by Lee Lammert

SNUG - Jan 18

  • SNUG is the St. Louis Novell Users Group.
  • TOPIC: Domain Services for Windows per Gary Hollingsworth

STLLUG - Jan 19

  • STLLUG is the St. Louis Linux Users Group.
  • TOPIC: GStreamer Multimedia by Jeff Sigmon (via Craig)

STCLUG - Jan 26

  • ON Hiatus

HZWLUG - Jan 24

  • HZWLUG topics are usually determined by attendees. We usually cover more than one.

Presentation Schedule

Potential Presenters and Topics

Feb 2012

   February 2012    
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
          1  2  3  4
 5  6  7  8  9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29

SLACC - Feb 2

* SLACC usually holds a Linux configuration workshop - no presentation

  • Return to Usual Location.
  • SLACC home web page has been posted.

SLUUG - Feb 8

* SLUUG usually starts with a tutorial or demo session before a main presentation.

  • BASE: To Be Determined (TBD)
  • MAIN: Improve Your Resume and Job Search, by Rajvir Grewall (Jupiter Consulting)
  • BACKUP: To Be Determined (TBD)

SNUG - Feb 15

  • SNUG is the St. Louis Novell Users Group.
  • TOPIC: To Be Determined (TBD)

STLLUG - Feb 16

  • STLLUG is the St. Louis Linux Users Group.
  • TOPIC: Managing Xen on SuSE by Noah Lance
  • BACKUP: To Be Determined (TBD)

STCLUG - Feb 23 HIATUS

  • STCLUG is the St. Charles Linux Users Group.
  • Web site and calenar changed to indicate HIATUS - NO MEETINGS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE *
  • Meetings to Resume - If we can get leadership and topics.
  • Stan R. volunteered to be Point-Of-Contact for reservations with restaurant.
  • December 2011 - Renew STCLUG.ORG domain.

HZWLUG - Feb 28

  • HZWLUG topics are usually determined by attendees. We usually cover more than one.

March 2012

     March 2012     
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
             1  2  3
 4  5  6  7  8  9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

SLACC - Mar 1

* SLACC usually holds a Linux configuration workshop - no presentation

  • Return to Usual Location?
  • SLACC home web page has been posted.

SLUUG - Mar 14

  • BASE: To Be Determined (TBD)
  • MAIN: openNebula (Xen web management) by Noeh Lance via Lee L.
  • BACKUP: To Be Determined (TBD)

STLLUG - Mar 15

  • STLLUG is the St. Louis Linux Users Group.
  • TOPIC: To Be Determined (TBD)
  • BACKUP: To Be Determined (TBD)

SNUG - Mar 21

  • SNUG is the St. Louis Novell Users Group.
  • TOPIC: To Be Determined (TBD)

STCLUG - Mar 22 HIATUS

  • STCLUG is the St. Charles Linux Users Group.
  • Web site and calenar changed to indicate HIATUS - NO MEETINGS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE *
  • Meetings to Resume - If we can get leadership and topics.
  • Stan R. volunteered to be Point-Of-Contact for reservations with restaurant.
  • December 2011 - Renew STCLUG.ORG domain.

HZWLUG - Mar 27

  • HZWLUG topics are usually determined by attendees. We usually cover more than one.

Potential Presenters and Topics

Old Business

Server Admin

  • Fixed GoldenWheat (1U server)
  • Acquired 2x2U Dell and 2x2U IBM sets of HW
  • Configured one as a new VM server
  • ToDo (from Noah Lance):
  • Finalize Network (openvswitch isn't happy with linux 3.1), Web GUI, Host monitoring/management configurations
  • Build storage configuration - NFS server for images (templates) and home dirs for all VMs
  • Validate Web GUI functionality
  • Setup Debian 6 VMs for Bud & Budlight
  • Attempt p2v of Amber so updates can be tested before pushing to production
  • Possible future enhancement - LDAP/Kerberos for SSO to production servers?
  • Need to resolve CNAME/A Record issue for sluug.org?
  • 2010-07 - Renewed SLUUG.ORG domain during 9 July migration work party.
  • 2011-08 - EveryDNS migration to DynDNS caught us unprepared. Craig moved us to buddyns.
    • Lee has made copies of zone files and we have BIND on amber now as an authoritative server.
    • We should probably make sure buddyns has up-to-date contact info.
  • 2011-12 Michelob is dead.
    • Joe B. volunteers to do fix on Michelob, will get together with Gary M.
  • 2012-01
  • 2012-02

Wash U Cleanup

  • 2009-09 Jerry Stutte, Jeff Muse, and Eric Xu volunteered to cleanup Wash U site.
  • 2009-09 Gary Meyer is Captain.
  • 2009-10 Captain is AWOL. Carl will be available in November or later.
  • 2009-11 Captain was AWOL.
  • 2009-12 Captain still AWOL.
  • 2010-01 Captain still AWOL.
  • 2010-02 Captain Gary Meyer still AWOL. Search party has not reported back.
  • 2010-04 Pending until next month at the earliest.
  • 2010-05 This project open since September 2009. Gary immediately left meeting.
  • 2010-06 Gary not here, nothing resolved.
  • 2010-07 Gary not here, nothing resolved.
  • 2010-09 Gary will work on this.
  • 2010-10 No progress. Stan questioned Gary's usefulness. Suggested that he is merely decorative.
  • 2010-11 No progress. See note above about Gary's usefulness.
  • 2010-12 No progress. See note above about Gary's usefulness.
  • 2011-01 No progress. See note above about Gary's usefulness.
  • 2011-02 No progress. See note above about Gary's usefulness.
  • 2011-03 No progress. Gary is in Florida. See note above about Gary's usefulness.
  • 2011-04 No progress.
  • 2011-05 No progress.
  • 2011-06 No progress. Unless there is rain Gary won't be attending until September.
  • 2011-07 No progress.
  • 2011-08 No progress
  • 2011-09 Gary did a site survey and said "Someday….."
  • 2011-10 Gary says to repeat above response, ie "Someday….."
  • 2011-11 Table - Consensus is to do later, in Spring.

Recording Meetings

  • 2010-12
    • We have a voice recorder (VC) for recording meeting presentations and have posted some results on web site.
    • On 28 Oct Stan R. suggested buying an additional VC so that there wouldn't be a single point of failure.
      • We forget who has it.
      • We forget to bring it.
      • We forget to turn it on.
      • We forget fresh batteries.
      • We forget how to turn it on.
      • We forget to free up space on it.
    • There was some STEERCOM list banter but nothing was brought up at 3 November Steering Committee meeting.
    • Alternative of video recording suggested, huge size of video files was mentioned.
    • Stan R. passed voice recorder to Gary M. on 18 November and doesn't want it back.
    • Noah volunteered an old Digital8 recorder.
  • 2011-01 Continued discussion, but no consensus.
  • 2011-02 Not discussed during IRC meeting.
  • 2011-03 Gary M. returned voice recorder to Stan R. before going to Florida.
    • Stan needs to pull February 2011 STLLUG recording and post it (on Amber).
      • And email it to the speaker (Igor Gueths).
  • 2011-04 Stan R. passed on voice recorder to Phil Bunch, who should be at next general meeting.
  • 2011-05 Phil B. passed voice recorder back to Stan R.
  • 2011-05 Craig suggested getting another voice recorder (or 2), and extra batteries.
  • 2011-06 Jeff wanted to move that we use some of the Novell money to buy a second recorder.
    • Did not have a quorum.
    • Stan suggested getting one that records in ideally OGG, but failing that, MP3.
      • Either would be better than the current uncompressed format.
  • 2011-07 Group unanimously voted to buy 2 new voice recorders.
    • As long as they do not require Windows drivers.
    • Preferably record in OGG format, or MP3 at the least.
    • Upper limit $100 each.
    • Jerry and Lee will research and purchase.
  • 2011-08 No progress
  • 2011-09 Jerry has sent pricing information to Lee
  • 2011-10 No action on voice recorders.
    • Much discussion about projectors. Jerry S. will research available units.
  • 2011-11 Jerry and Lee still reseaching projectors and voice recorders.
  • 2011-12 Table - until somebody gets interested.
  • 2012-02

Web Site Suggestions

  • 2011-01 Mike Knight's emails regarding web site.
    • Stan changed the copyright dates.
    • Good idea to list other Open Source friendly resources.
      • On a separate page from our own SIGs.
      • Sites like WITS, CVillage, Arch Reactor, 2600.
    • Our site layout has not changed for years.
      • Would take some effort to re-do it, and seems to be working for most people.
  • 2011-02 Stan hasn't gotten around to building new resources page, yet.
  • 2011-03 No change.
  • 2011-04 No change.
  • 2011-05 No change.
  • 2011-06 There was brief discussion of implementing a CMS at the work party on 5/21. No decisions made.
  • 2011-07 Gary noticed Wayback machine has STOPPED archiving our server as of about May 2009.
    • It would be good to get resumption of archiving at Wayback.
      • How can we accomplish this? We don't know; so, we appointed Gary M. to find a way.
  • 2011-08 No progress.
  • 2011-09 No progress.
  • 2011-10 No progress.
  • 2011-11 No progress by Stan.
  • 2011-12 Table - No progress by Stan, but will work on.
  • 2012-02

STLLUG Sponsorship Credit

  • 2010-11 STLLUG is the St. Louis Linux Users Group.
  • STLLUG meetings are now hosted at IT Enterprises, which is affiliated with UMSL.
  • Typically because of meeting space value we recognize host as sponsor on our web pages.
  • Previously, some educational institutions (other than UMSL) did not want to be listed.
  • Lee updated the SLUUG web site sponsors list
  • 2010-12 No status change.
  • We should push the PayPal usage.
  • 2011-01 Stan suggested putting Hostirian at the bottom of all SIG web sites.
  • 2011-02 Stan hasn't gotten around to the pages, yet.
    • Noticed .PNG file doesn't show up on old county library browsers. Do we have .JPG file anywhere?
    • Not discussed during IRC meeting.
  • 2011-03 No change.
  • 2011-04 No change.
  • 2011-05 No change.
  • 2011-06 No change. The spirit is willing but the schedule is weak.
  • 2011-07 Stan R. added Historian logo stuff to bottom of home pages of all active Special Interest Groups.
  • 2011-08 No progress.
  • 2011-09 No progress.
  • 2011-10 Table - No progress.
  • 2012-02

Preparation for February Annual Meeting and Elections

  • Annual Official Business Meeting is 2nd Wednesday in February.
  • Voting is done during all the February meetings.
  • All votes will be counted at the March Steering Committee meeting.
  • 2011-10 Table - No progress.
  • 2012-01
  • 2012-02

Leadership

  • Need new chair, or co-chair for STL LUG group.
  • Need new Secretary.
  • 2011-12 Table - No progress.
  • 2012-01
  • 2012-02

New Business

  • Any new business?

Other New Business

  • None.

Annual Requirements

  • 09 February 2012 - Renew STLLINUX.ORG domain.
  • February 2012 - SLUUG annual Board meeting and elections.
  • March/April 2012 - St. Louis Business Expo
  • April 2012 - First Saturday, reserve rooms at St. Louis County Library Branches.
  • May 2012 - IRS Form 990-N for Tax Exempt Status.
  • 10 July 2012 - Renew SLUUG.ORG domain.
  • August 2012 - Missouri Annual Report for Corporate Legal Status (now every 2 years).
  • October 2012 - First Saturday, reserve rooms at St. Louis County Library Branches.
  • October 2012 - St. Louis Business Expo
  • 13 December 2012 - Renew SLUUG.INFO domain.
  • 17 December 2012 - Renew STCLUG.ORG domain.

Blue Sky

  • None.

Recognize Useful Efforts

  • Recognize completed action items, and other useful actions.
  • Who did what?

Follow-up and Action Items

  • Everyone - Talk to someone about coming to meetings.
  • Everyone - Talk to someone about sponsorships.
  • Everyone - Talk to someone about giving a presentation.
  • Craig - talk to Splunk reps about presenting.
  • Craig - follow up on potential presentations.
    • Kyle Cordes - ffmpeg or other
  • Jerry -
    • Talk to Joshua Frank and Bill Zimmerly.
    • Talk to Rich Siebel to see if Andrew Prunicki of OCI can talk to us.
    • See Announce list from February 2009 for speakers from Java SIG presentations.
  • Noah - work on Amber build.
  • Gary - follow up with Noel about transferring the SLACC.COM domain to us.
  • Gary - get Wash U site cleaned up.
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