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Meeting Announcement

Thursday December 6, 2018

Centennial Library, starting at 18:30. Note the location and time change. We will be in this location for December. The Centennial Library is at 3870 Old Richmond Rd. in Bells Corners. Bus routes 88, 9, and 256 are listed as servicing that area. Note that we will be done by 20:30, as this library closes earlier than the other location.

Meeting agenda
  • Discussions:
    • Scripting. This is one of the sessions we intend to run annually.
      • This is “language neutral”, so if you script in something obscure, that is fine, maybe even fantastic!
      • There will be at least three script discussions from board members and anyone who attends is welcome to showcase a script or ask questions about a scripting problem they are having. Attendee participation is encouraged.
    • Hot Topics: Open Discussion, assuming we have time.

New2Linux from 18:00 to 18:30 for discussion / learning.

After the meeting, there may be an optional social event at one of the nearby pubs or restaurants. A short discussion and vote as to location will be taken then.

Note: New speakers welcome. If you have a topic or know someone who may have a good topic for a meeting, feel free to suggest it to the board.

180318 todo list

  • 2018 presentations (JN) – partial
  • new logo (JN) - done
  • mailing list subscription (done)
  • migrate meeting history (SM) - done
  • More should you use linux (JN and others) – first pass done
  • links line - done JN
  • How to edit wiki – mainly for us. Under Board and Tux (JN) – done
  • Rationalize files into namespaces, e.g., :board ?? need better tool!
  • Migrate board meeting minutes

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This is a conversion of the pages from the old site. There may be a few oddities in the pages, a few of which look like messed up URLs. These will get cleaned up over time, however as the links all seem to work, they are lower priority.

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