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SLUUG Steering Committee Agenda - 3 April 2013

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

     April 2013     
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28 29 30
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2013
  • 6:30 PM -

Attendees

  • Jeff Muse
  • Gary Meyer
  • Stan Reichardt
  • Clarence Johnson

Agenda Changes

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

Secretary Report

  • Anything to report?

Treasurer Report

Balance as of 2/1$2,624.22
-30.71 StlWebDev.org 2 years (Stephanie Trick)
Balance as of 2/28 $2,593.51

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
    • Correction to SLUUG November 2012, was 15, NOT 14 as previously reported.
  • Attendance numbers, as of end of March 2013:
Meeting Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
Steercom 6 5 5 6 4 7 5 9 2 4 3 5 4 5 4 6 5
SLACC ? 4 8 10 7 ? 5 6 ? ? 6 6 3 8 ? 7 4
SLUUG 15 16 13 18 9 23 11 18 8 ? 13 7 15 12 ? 12 ?
SNUG SuSE 9 - 9 9 8 9 9 9 7 - 8 10 - 5 9 7 -
STLLUG 20 ? 20 14 - 15 8 21 12 ? - - 13 ? ? - ?
HZWLUG 5 5 9 11 7 6 8 ? 6 9 7 9 13 - 10 10 10
  • () - 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.

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.
  • Events on HIATUS are not counted!
  • Count of number of events listed, each month, as of end of March 2013:
Calendar Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
EVENTS 103 96 110 104 122 123 138 111 99 124 122 133 114 111 123 128 136
  • xxx - Numbers not yet counted.

Mailing List Report

  • Subscriber numbers (approximate) as of end of March 2013:
List Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
ANNOUNCE 667 667 668 670 673 673 671 654 651 649 650 649 645 647 644 646 637
DISCUSS 206 206 209 208 207 210 209 210 209 209 211 211 209 209 209 210 209
STEERCOM 35 35 34 33 32 32 32 32 33 33 33 33 33 32 32 32 32
SYSADMIN 16 16 16 16 16 15 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17
  • 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
  • xx - numbers not yet recorded.
  • - - dash indicates list did not previously exist.

JOBS Mailing List Report

  • Subscriber numbers (approximate) as of end of March 2013:
JOBS Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
Subscribe - - - - - - - - - - 14 14 14 14 14 15 16
Postings - - - - - - - - - - 3 8 1 6 2 2 5
  • Numbers as end of each month.
  • Test posts and duplicate mistakes are excluded from counts.
  • Blocking of mailing list attachments not completely configured yet. This will be much easier to do on Amber.
  • xx - numbers not yet recorded.
  • - - dash indicates list did not previously exist.

Meeting Review and Comments

March 2013

     March 2013     
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

Potential Presenters and Topics

SLACC - March 7

  • SLACC usually holds a Linux configuration workshop - no presentation

SLUUG - March 13

  • SLUUG usually starts with a tutorial or demo session before a main presentation.
  • BASE: Losing Stuff by Stan Reichardt
  • MAIN: Gnome 3 - Love It or Hate It by Lee Lammert and TBD
    • Stan R. doesn't hate it as bad as he once did, but expects never to use it.

STLBIZ - March 20

  • STLBIZ is the St. Louis Business Expo
    • Wednesday, 11am-6pm
    • St. Charles Convention Center
    • Better than last fall and spring 2012. Stan, Gary McKee, and Lee attended. EPC provided laptops.

SNUG - March 20

  • SNUG is the St. Louis Novell Users Group.
  • CANCELED, due to conflict with Business Expo

STLLUG - March 21

  • STLLUG is the St. Louis Linux Users Group.
  • TOPIC: Apache CloudStack by Joe Brockmeier
  • Great presentation, good speaker and effective demonstration.

HZWLUG - March 26

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

Presentation Schedule

April 2013

     April 2013     
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

Potential Presenters and Topics

SLACC - April 4

  • SLACC usually holds a Linux configuration workshop - no presentation

SLUUG - April 10

  • SLUUG usually starts with a tutorial or demo session before a main presentation.
    • BASE: Another vim talk by Bill Odom (very tentative, via Gary. Backup - Jeff will recycle tcpdump talk from 2008. Second backup - Stan will discuss the Hazelwood LUG CD. Third backup - Clarence will discuss Spamhaus)
    • MAIN: Solaris 11, by Jeff Logullo (confirmed, via Jeff)

SNUG - April 17

  • SNUG is the St. Louis Novell Users Group.
  • TOPIC: Managing Apple Devices (tentative)

STLLUG - April 18

  • STLLUG is the St. Louis Linux Users Group.
  • TOPIC: Android by Charlie Sanders

HZWLUG - April 23

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

May 2013

      May 2013      
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

Potential Presenters and Topics

SLACC - May 2

  • SLACC usually holds a Linux configuration workshop - no presentation

SLUUG - May 8

  • SLUUG usually starts with a tutorial or demo session before a main presentation.
    • BASE: To Be Determined (someone who didn't do their backup presentation in April will do it this month)
    • MAIN: To Be Determined (TBD)

SNUG - May 15

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

STLLUG - May 16

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

HZWLUG - May 28

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

June 2013

     June 2013      
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

Potential Presenters and Topics

SLACC - June 6

  • SLACC usually holds a Linux configuration workshop - no presentation

SLUUG - June 12

  • SLUUG usually starts with a tutorial or demo session before a main presentation.
    • BASE: To Be Determined (TBD)
    • MAIN: To Be Determined (TBD)

SNUG - June 19

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

STLLUG - June 20

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

HZWLUG - June 25

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

Potential Presenters and Topics

Old Business

St. Louis Business Expo - 20 March 2013

  • STLBIZ is the St. Louis Business Expo
    • Consensus seems to be that we should attend.
    • Consider a new/second banner, per Christine's suggestions.
      • Stan will work on the banner this week.
      • Will try to keep spending below $200.
    • Things to bring:
      • EPC Laptops?
      • Banner - Stan was late…
      • Business cards
      • SWAG - Penguins, Shirts, cups
      • Handouts, Pamphlets
    • Volunteers
      • Find some bodies
      • Free lunch for Volunteers?
    • Spreading the word to our members:
      • SLUUG Web page item
      • ANNOUNCE item
      • DISCUSS item
  • 2013-04

Pamphlets

  • 2012-04 - Stan R with considerable help from Christine Wanta has produced a pamphlet on Free Open Source Software (FOSS).
    • It should be very complementary to what we hawk at the St. Louis Business Expo Linux Booth.
      • The pamphlet has been added to the SLUUG Resources Handouts page
      • Another pamphlet is planned to highlight our Google calendar and list regular meeting days of the month.
      • Lee suggested a single page calendar poster also.
  • 2012-05 Stan R built new pamphlet for Calendar and Free Open Source Software (FOSS).
  • 2012-06 New pamphlets have been posted to our web site http://www.sluug.org/resources/handouts/
  • 2012-06 Stan will go to Lee's to print out some copies.
    • Good for handing out, especially at Business Expo.
  • 2012-06 Stan has more ideas.
    • Troubleshooting
  • 2012-07 (late June) No report.
  • 2012-08
    • Stan R. printed approximately 100 each of Calendar, FOSS, GNU/Linux for Beginners, and GNU/Linux Resources pamphlets.
    • Minor spacing revisions have been made to the GNU/Linux for Beginners pamphlet, stock on hand can be used.
    • Significant revision being made to the Password Guidelines for Beginners pamphlet before printing.
    • Suggested minor revisions will be made to FOSS pamphlet, stock on hand can be used.
    • Our General Information pamphlet will have to be revised before STL Business Expo on 16 October.
  • 2012-09 Lee will update and send on to Stan R.
  • 2012-10 Stan has 100 of each, but needs to continue working on the "General" pamphlet.
  • 2012-11 Stan doesn't have any more pamphlets.
    • Gary McGee might have ended up with the remaining.
  • 2012-12
    • Gary McGee returned pamphlets to Stan R.
    • We have at least 80 of each.
    • Will take them to the upcoming SBE event at the library.
  • 2013-01 Stan R. gave available folded pamphlets to Gary M. There were only about 30 to 40 each (not 80) on hand.
    • At the Bat Cave Stan R. printed 100 each of the 3 topical pamphlets (Beginner, Calendar, FOSS). Yet to be folded.
  • 2013-02 Stan will redo 2 of the older brochures.
  • 2013-03 Stan working on these for the business expo.
  • 2013-04

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.
  • 2012-02 Lee installed Webalizer on the new servers, per Stan R's request.
  • 2012-03 Stan R is getting some technical response of his email problem.
    • Much discussion of Mike Knight's research and possible work around.
    • Don and Gary did some testing using Apple mail clients, with results showing same problems.
  • 2012-04 Need to run updates on AMBER or plan for alternate virtual install to migrate over.
  • 2012-05 Jeff Muse updated AMBER HTTPS cert.
    • Altho we believed the change would only effect that, unexpectedly, Gary's Apple eMAIL client complained about the certificate on IMAP.
  • 2012-06 Noah got 3 new servers up at Hostirian.
    • Bud (replacement) - 600 GB storage array
      • Storage for VMs
      • Storage for media (audio/video recordings of meetings)
    • Golden Wheat (replacement)
    • XenPRI - platform to run VMs
  • 2012-06 Noah has been updating docs on wiki.
  • 2012-07 (late June) No report.
  • 2012-08 No update
  • 2012-09 No update
  • 2012-10 Problem geting to AMBER o/a 19/20 September.
    • DNS was broken because of zone file configuration error on 20 August.
    • BuddyNS stopped resolving after 30 days.
    • We aren't logging or documenting very well.
    • Mike Knight suggested extending size of root bash history.
  • Mike Knight testing of timestamps for root bash history ran into some problems.
    • Mike Knight is authorized to continue this investigation and remediation.
  • 2012-11 Lee recycled the old Compaq ProLiant 6400s.
  • 2012-12 Vim config was messed up temporarily.
    • Don had gotten the config for backup files wrong.
    • We need to be sure to notify the group and document any changes we make.
  • 2013-01 No news.
  • 2013-02 No news.
  • 2013-03 No news.
  • 2013-04

Domain Names

  • 2012-03 Gary M renewed the STLLUG.ORG domain.
  • 2012-04 This points to Craig's 2011 membership survey web page. Will redesignate to current active site.
  • 2012-05 Yet to be done.
  • 2012-06 Craig to take a look at this.
  • 2012-07 (late June) No report.
  • 2012-08 No update
  • 2012-09
    • SLUUG.ORG Last Updated On:11-Jul-2012 01:23:13 UTC
      • SLACC.COM Noel has renewed and offered to donate domain to SLUUG.
      • How do we complete this transfer?
      • Do we really care anymore? NO!
      • Suggested we just continue with subdomains (slacc.sluug.org).
  • 2012-11
    • STCLUG.ORG is coming up for renewal.
      • Agreed that we could let this one go, in favor of STCLUG.SLUUG.ORG.
  • 2013-01
    • STLWEBDEV.ORG expired
      • Alan Trick's daughter advised us last week the domain was expiring; she offered to renew it for two years. Lee will send her a check.
  • 2013-02
    • Gary needs to renew STLLINUX.ORG domain before 2/8.
    • Gary needs to transfer STLWEBDEV.ORG account to SLUUG Dotster control.
  • 2013-03
    • Gary renewed STLLINUX.ORG domain.
    • Stephanie Trick renewed STLWEBDEV.ORG domain for 2 years.
    • Need to transfer STLWEBDEV.ORG domain and consolidate in Dotster.
    • Stan asked Gary to work up a LibreOffice Calc spreadsheet listing info
      • Domain name, experation date, vendor, cost, etc.
  • 2013-04

Web Site Suggestions

  • 2011-01 Mike Knight's emails regarding web site.
    • Stan R 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 R hasn't gotten around to building new resources page, 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 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 R.
  • 2011-12 Table - No progress by Stan R, but will work on.
  • 2012-03 Low priority
  • 2012-04 Will need to check out WebDev site stlwebdev.org
  • 2012-05 Gary M. suggests calendar page to highlight OUR, i.e. SLUUG's mtngs.
    • After all, part of the idea of maintaining the calendar is to drive traffic to our own mtngs!
      • Could be hilites on the Google calendar itself &/or additional 1-2 lines written outside the Google calendar.
      • Lee pointed out that advanced users may pull RSS that would not see the "off-Google" lines.
  • 2012-07 (late June) Low priority
  • 2012-08 Low priority
  • 2012-09 Low priority
  • 2012-10 No report.
  • 2012-11 No report.
  • 2012-12 Low priority.
  • 2013-01 Noah has a prototype StCLUG website at STCLUG.DARKIT.ORG
  • 2013-02 No action.
  • 2013-03 No action.
  • 2013-04

Penguins

  • 2012-09 Gary bought some Penguins and gave one out as gift to STLLUG presenter last month.
  • 2012-10 Gary still has more penguins. Considering giving them away at SBE.
  • 2012-11 Gary will give these out as speaker prizes.
  • 2013-01 Gary still has penguins to give away. Jeff will not give presentation SLUUG 2013/01 without a penguin.
    • Finally, someone got a penguin!
  • 2013-02 Gary - bring the penguins.
  • 2013-03 Gary brought a penguin for Craig to give to Jessica.
  • 2013-04

Reconsider MEETUP.COM

  • Gary and Craig asked to reconsider MEETUP.COM.
    • It's a place to find meetings.
    • It does cost money ($12 / month).
    • It helps attendees of similar groups find our group.
    • DECISION: We'll ask for volunteers on DISCUSS to "own" the group.
  • 2013-03 Craig to take this up.
  • 2013-04

Wash U Cleanup

  • 2009-09 Jerry Stutte, Jeff Muse, and Eric Xu volunteered to cleanup Wash U site.
  • 2009-09 Gary Meyer is primary Point of Contact at Wash U - Cleanup Team Captain.
  • 2009-12 YEAR END SUMMARY - Nothing done.
  • 2010-12 YEAR END SUMMARY - Nothing done.
  • 2011-12 YEAR END SUMMARY - Nothing done.
  • 2012-12 YEAR END SUMMARY - Nothing done.
  • 2013-03 Stan and Gary picked up the old equipment.
    • Will likely take it to EPC for scrap.
  • 2013-04

New Business

STLCL Room Reservations

  • 2013-03 Stan will take care of these next month.
  • 2013-04

Spring Breaks

  • Spring break is an opportunity to find new blood. – Gary Meyer
  • 2013-04

Anything Else New?

  • Anything?
  • 2013-04

Recurring Requirements

  • April 2013 - First Saturday, reserve rooms at St. Louis County Library Branches.
  • May 2013 - IRS Form 990-N for Tax Exempt Status.
  • June 2013 - BuddyNS SLUUG account due.
  • July 2013 - Renew SLUUG.ORG domain.
  • August 2013 - Missouri Annual Report for Corporate Legal Status (could be every 2 years).
  • October 2013 - First Saturday, reserve rooms at St. Louis County Library Branches.
  • October 2013 - St. Louis Business Expo.
  • February 2014 - Renew STLLINUX.ORG domain.
  • February 2014 - SLUUG annual Board meeting and elections.
  • March 2014 - St. Louis Business Expo.
  • January 2015 - Transfer and renew STLWEBDEV.ORG domain.

Recognize Useful Efforts

  • 2013-04

Blue Sky

  • Anything?
  • 2013-04

Follow-up and Action Items

  • Everyone - Review the STEERCOM minutes, make corrections, act!
  • Everyone - Talk to someone about coming to meetings.
  • Everyone - Talk to someone about giving a presentation.
  • Craig - Finish new STLLUG site.
  • Craig - Ask people to run MEETUP.COM groups for us.
  • Stan - Work on brochures.
  • Stan - Schedule SLACC meetings where there are date conflicts.
  • Gary - Follow up with Noel about transferring the SLACC.COM domain to us.
  • Gary - Transfer STLWEBDEV.ORG account to SLUUG Dotster control.
  • Gary - Update Dotster credentials on Amber.
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