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[SLUG] Next SLUG Meeting - Friday, 29th June, 2001
Next SLUG Meeting - Friday, 29th June, 2001
My apologies for the late announcement; human error was the dominant
contributing factor. We'll endeavour to have announcements out much,
much sooner than this in future (ie. closer to our usual timing).
Please note: We will be attempting to start and finish the meeting
earlier from now on, so dinner doesn't run so late. Talks will start
at 7pm, with the usual suspects beforehand.
The Usual Suspects
* Q&A - "What has Linux done for/to me lately?"
* Linux News & Discussion
Andrew Tridgell on Samba
Tridge, infamous author of Samba and rsync, will be coming along to SLUG
and speaking about Samba development, all the new goodies in 2.2, plus
what's coming up in Samba 3. He'll also be happy to answer questions on
all manner of things.
MCSEs very welcome. ;)
Jamie Honan on Amtel AVR Hacking
One of the bug-bears of running a PC that is basically unattended is
that you usually require a keyboard to boot. For servers in machine
rooms, this is no problem. Often a kayboard / mouse / monitor switch
is used. For home use, or remote situations, e.g. data logging,
routers / firewalls, the keyboard is more of an annoyance.
Jamie Honan has come accross some remarkable micro-controllers, the
Atmel AVR range. These devices are cheap, easy to connect and easy to
program. Replacing the keyboard will require one DIN plug and one
chip. What is even better is that all the software tools to program
the beastie are available for free under Linux. This includes gcc,
gdb, and download software.
The keyboard connector is also of interest, because it provides a fair
amount of power (unlike the printer port or the serial port) and
because it is actually bi-directional. It should be possible to have a
small LCD display connected to this device, and a couple of momentary
press switches. This allows a PC to be controlled without a keyboard
or monitor. Such applications could include: data logging, remote web
cam, MP3 player.
After the meeting at the BBQ King, near George St. If you would like
to come to dinner this month, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (or
simply reply to this email), so we can warn the restaurant if numbers
are higher than expected.
Directions to this month's SLUG meeting:
See you there!
"In addition to these ample facilities, there exists a powerful
configuration tool called gcc." - Elliot Hughes, author of lwm
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