Manchester BSDUG - 2nd May
paul at iconoplex.co.uk
Tue Apr 25 19:14:09 BST 2006
Manchester BSD User Group - 2nd May 2006
The next Manchester BSD User Group meeting will be held on Tuesday
the 2nd May at the SandBar, Grosvenor St., Manchester at 7:30pm.
There was some discussion to change venue now that the SandBar has
got loud and weird, but we never got around to discussing that here.
For now I suggest Sandbar, and as we're nearly in Summer (no
students) and this meet happens the day after a bank holiday (too
many people with hangovers to make it busy), it should be OK until
the October meet unless somebody has strong objections.
What is it?
If you've never been before, this is an occasion where a group of
people who work with, play with, develop with and tinker with the
various BSD operating systems (Free, Net, Open, Darwin and OS X) meet
up and talk about anything and everything. This month the favourite
contenders for 'most likely to be discussed issues' are:
* Me and Dave beating each other up over an argument on ORG. Maybe. :-)
* http://www.maydaysteam.co.uk/ <-- I am reliably informed this is
better than it looks and have been told stories of Daleks made of
Meccano. We'll see.
* The 2006 'April 1st' RFC THAT NEVER HAPPENED!!!
* An idea me and Bob had whilst drunk. It's good, but needs refining
and working on. More at the meet.
Talk is often not particularly technical, although technical topics
do come up
and are welcomed by all. In short, we're a bunch of geeks who've
meet down the pub, numbering half a dozen or so typically.
When is it?
The Manchester BSD User Group meeting happens on the first Tuesday of
every month. The next one is therefore on the 2nd May. The one after
this will be in June. Put it in your calendar now. There is an iCal
feed that makes sweet, sweet love to your calendar application here:
The drinking, talking and general festivities will commence at
7:30pm. Typically, we tend to finish up some time around 9pm, with a
few sometimes staying on later.
Where is it?
We now meet at the SandBar on Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HL.
It is a friendly bar, bohemian style furniture, real ale, imported
draught and bottled lager and WiFi. It is a large place with a "no-
smoking" back room where we may be hidden if it is a busy night.
It has recently got loud and weird though. We may change venue soon.
Unfortunately, if you put the postcode for the SandBar into any
online mapping tool, it actually directs you to the middle of the MMU
campus, so if you don't know where you're headed, please feel free to
email me or one of the lists (last month somebody did this and it got
marked as spam in my inbox, so mail the list!). You won't get
directions, we'll just photo you being lost in the middle of MMU
campus... :-) No, really, we'll help.
Attendance has been patchy in recent months, so if you could let us
know if you're coming so we can look out for you. If it looks like
only 2-3 people are going to make it, we may decide to postpone it so
it is worth letting us know if you plan to attend.
You can get updates and announcements of new meetings by joining our
mailing list - just send 'subscribe manchester' to
majordomo at bsdgroups.org.uk
The meeting's home page is http://www.bsdgroups.org.uk/manchester/
Look forward to seeing you all next Tuesday!
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