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Manchester BSD User Group - November 7th
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- Subject: Manchester BSD User Group - November 7th
- From: Paul Robinson <paul_(_at_)_iconoplex_(_dot_)_co_(_dot_)_uk>
- Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 12:52:02 +0000
Manchester BSD Unix User Group Meeting - 7th November 2006
The start of my diary entry from last month's meeting:
"The first thing I noticed was her eyes. Actually, that's a lie: I
noticed her pert breasts and perfect bottom long before I noticed her
eyes, but I was never going to tell her that - especially as she was
a stripper giving me a lap-dance and would probably appreciate a
comment about her eyes right about now."
Now, I'm not promising any future attendees that the evening will
descend into lap-dancing or debauchery of any kind, but we can at
least aim for that, eh?
In fact, last month was a quiet, amiable affair on the whole. I
learnt that Beetham Tower looks a bit like a USB flash drive from
Gorton. Pete learnt that The Briton's Protection is nowhere near
Kilburn Building and that Oxford Road is a nice place on a warm
evening to walk. Two new attendees learnt we don't lie when we say
it's a bunch of guys in a pub having a drink and talking Unix-related
nonsense. Bob (re-)learnt on the way home about the delights of
drunken consumption of Fish'n'Chips. We all learnt Sam is about to
start selling MUGSS tickets again soon - and we're scared. I learnt
my diary entries have no bearing on the reality of what actually
occurred that day.
A lot of learning going on, see? You might even be able to expense
the drinks if you attend and put it down as "Continuous Professional
You might think this is just another GeekUp event. It isn't - for
starters, it's smaller, half a dozen guys normally. It's been going
longer. It is ostensibly dedicated to BSD Unix, but normally we drift
off-topic very easily. We do all know what real ports and what a
real /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ looks like though. :-)
This month, topics to discuss might include:
- FreeBSD virtualisation - I need some.
- Amazon EC2 - WTF don't they support BSD, the gits...
- The general resurgence of geekery in Manchester
- More Code Golf and the Code Golf meetup on the 11th
- I have £3,000 to spend in January on tech. What do I buy?
- Christmas gift wishlists that nobody you love will buy anything from
- Why going out drinking in town with your laptop is a bad idea, and
will cost you a £100 in replacement screen parts
- Writing a 50,000 word novel in a month (http://www.nanowrimo.org)
- The UMIST (sorry, 'Manchester University North Campus') Beer
Festival starting the very next day
Where? WHEN? TELL ME!
We hold our meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at The
Briton's Protection on Great Bridgewater Street. The next meeting is
NEXT TUESDAY at 7:30pm.
All welcome, although if you're not into Unix you might just think
we're all a bit weird. If you turn up with a Windows or Linux laptop,
we reserve the light to engage in light, mocking banter, but we'll
love you for caring, all the same.
Right now, I'm in, and I have a definite 'no' from a regular
attendee. If others could give me an 'aye' or 'nay' I'd be grateful.
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