[ANNOUNCE] Events This Week

SLUUG Announcement List announce at sluug.org
Thu Jul 29 05:30:18 CDT 2010


Sorry to be late again this week.  

Still filling in.  Family emergencies and summer have been taking the
time of our editing staff.

HiLites = Android, Lotus Domino, Sales Tax Holiday, EPC sale...

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THURSDAY  (TONITE)   6:30pm

ANDROID LINUX CODING.

A Crash Course in Android Game Development            StL MobileDev

Meeting moved to Thursday 7/29/10 (due to a space conflict)

In this talk I will be demonstrating writing a simple Android game. If 
you wish to follow along you can bring you laptop (totally optional), 
please have Eclipse 3.5 and the Android SDK preloaded as I won't have 
time to cover this. I will be using the 2.1 SDK (Cupcake) for this talk 
but will only use features that have been available from 1.6 and later.

My main goals for this talk will be:

    * How to create a View
    * How to draw Bitmaps and Shapes in the View
    * How to respond to user input

If we have extra time we might add a little game logic to the project. I 
plan on spending about 2 hours on the subject.


					by Joshua Frank
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On this day in 1947:   ENIAC, the world's first general-purpose 
electronic digital computer, was turned on in its NEW home at the 
Ballistic Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, remaining in 
continuous operation until October 2, 1955.  See en.wiipedia.org.


...1958:    Pres. Eisenhower signed the National 
Aeronautics and Space Act into law, establishing a new federal 
non-military space agency known as NASA.

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FRIDAY

Academy of Science St. Louis
10:00am . 11:30am

OASIS . Center of Clayton 50 Gay Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63105

See http://www.academyofsciencestl.org/events/

>From Elegant Adventure to Necessary Nuisance: The Evolving Airline 
Passenger Experience in America

Featured Speaker: Daniel L. Rust, Ph.D.

FREE to the first 10 registrants, $9 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. 
Space is limited. 


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SCORCC-I - Internet SIG
 1pm . 2pm
Tesson Ferry Library Branch, 9920 Lin-Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 
63123 
http://www.scorcc.org/ 


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...1965.  President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act 
of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid. 

...1971.  Apollo 15. David Scott and James Irwin on Lunar Module module, 
Falcon, land with first Lunar Rover on the moon.

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SATURDAY & Sunday

The Great Train Expo
Jul 31 . Aug 1, 2010
Belleville, IL 
Venue: Belle-Clair Fairgrounds Park

See http://www.greattrainexpo.com/ 

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...1790:  First U.S. patent is issued to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a 
potash process.

...1964:  Ranger 7 sends back the first close-up photographs of the moon, 
...1976:  Viking 1 . NASA releases the famous "Face on Mars" photo.
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SUNDAY

See above for 
The Great Train Expo


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POSSIBLE    UNCONFIRMED!!!
CWELUG        Cenral West End Linux Users Group
1pm . 5pm
4100 Shenandoah, St. Louis, MO 63110 (map)
ByteWorks

For current information see http://www.cwelug.org/ or 
http://groups.google.com/group/cwelug/ 

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...1774:   The element oxygen is discovered for the third (and last) time.

...1993:    The Great Flood of 1993 comes to a peak.
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MONDAY & Tuesday

IamLUG 2010
Aug 2 . 3 2010
999 N. 2nd St., St. Louis, MO 63102 
Venue: HotelLumiere

The Iam Lotus User Group

See http://www.iamlug.org/

Intended for Domino Administrators, Domino Developers, Domino Support 
Specialists, IBM Lotus Decision Makers

Attending IamLUG is FREE, but seats are limited, so registration is 
required for all attendees, sponsors and potential speakers. 


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...1870:  Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, 
opens in London.

...1939:   Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard write a letter to Franklin D. 
Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan project to develop a 
nuclear weapon.
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More events on TUESDAY thru the wknd in our next issue however we point 
in advance...9-11 days from now...

Missouri Sales Tax Holiday
Aug 6 . 8 2010    Friday thru Sunday
 
http://dor.mo.gov/tax/business/sales/taxholiday/school/faq.htm#q2

Starts on first Friday each August. 


We are told EPC Computers in St.Charles will be having a sale.


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