[ANNOUNCE] Events This Week. (including Thurs' Clusters.)

SLUUG Announcement List announce at sluug.org
Wed Sep 15 23:02:18 CDT 2010


Editor's picks this week =

Thurs' StL Linux mtng:   Parallel Computing Using a Linux Cluster (@UMSL)
Sunday's  CWElug:        Moves to a new home!   ArchReactor's  hacker space.


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                           Thursday, September 16
1985 
After he lost a boardroom struggle for control of the company to CEO
John Sculley, Steve Jobs resigned as chairman of Apple Computer, which
he co-founded in 1976.  Jobs had recruited Sculley from Pepsi in 1983.

1997 
Apple Computer announced that co-founder Steve Jobs had been named
interim CEO.   (He's back!)

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1:00pm-3pm
 
 WCORCC - General Mtg
 Daniel Boone Branch, St. Louis County Library, 
 300 Clarkson Road in Ellisville 
 West County Older Residents Computer Club
 http://wcorcc.tripod.com/ Contact Mary Ann (6363918123) or
 Gordon(6363916469)


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6:30pm
  
                  STLLUG - St. Louis Linux Users Group
  
  Thu, September 16, 6:30pm . 9:30pm
  
  4633 World Pkwy Cir, Berkeley, MO 63134 
  
  Venue: IT Enterprises

  http://www.stllinux.org/ 

  Topic: Parallel Computing Using a Linux Cluster

  Speaker: Prof. Sanjiv K. Bhatia and George Gerules

  Background/Details/Abstract/Outline/Summary:

      The clock speed of CPUs has been the big performance measure used by
      the processor manufacturers in the past.  However, there are limits
      to the speed at which the electrons can move through the circuitry.
      Lately, the computer manufacturers have been emphasizing the use
      of multiple cores to increase the performance and the clock speed
      has actually dropped.  The new paradigm to get better performance
      is based on parallel computing.  There are a number of techniques
      to take advantage of multiple processors that include multicore,
      cluster computing, and grid computing.

      Cluster computing provides us with an inexpensive way to create
      a scalable parallel computer with open source software.  In this
      presentation, we'll talk about some basic theory behind parallel
      processing and present a way to build a cluster using off the
      shelf hardware. - - - And...we are meeting in the room next to
      UMSL's IT Enterprise's Cluster.  So take a peek!

  Bios:
       Sanjiv Bhatia works as an Associate Professor in Computer Science
       in the University of Missouri -- St. Louis (UMSL).  His area
       of research is Image Databases, Digital Image Processing, and
       Computer Vision.  He has published several papers on image
       databases, large texture generation and its use in terrain
       modeling, and the application of knowledge-based techniques to
       information retrieval.  He is also involved in sensor simulation
       and real-time target tracking.  He regularly teaches classes in
       Operating Systems and Parallel & Distributed Computing. He is a
       member of ACM, Siggraph, and AAAI. He is also the former publisher
       of SLUUG's newsletter. - - -

       George Gerules has over 20 years of experience programming; this
       has been mostly in C/C++, although he has programmed in Java as
       well as some other languages that are now extinct.  He has worked
       as a consultant with Arthur Andersen in the Silicon Valley and as
       a programmer with Mitek Industries in Chesterfield.  Currently,
       he is pursuing the M.S. degree in Computer Science at UM-St. Louis.

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7:00pm   
        MWG - MidWest Geeks
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7:00pm    
        PHP - St Louis PHP Users Group
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7:30pm
         SLRCFA - St. Louis Radio Control Flying Association
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7:30pm      
         STL Wordpress Users Group

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                            Friday, September 17


1991
The first version of the Linux kernel, version 0.01, was released to the
Internet by Linus Torvalds, a computer science student at the University
of Helsinki. The source code of the kernel was 64KB large.

1997
IBM licensed the PalmPilot design from 3Com.
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1:00pm-3:00pm
       
       NCORCC
       915 Utz Lane Hazelwood, MO 63042
       The County Older Residents Computer Club 
       Prarie Commons Branch (between Howdershell and Dunn) 
       http://www.corcc-stl.com/

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7:00pm - 8:30pm
        
	Great Forest Park Balloon Race's 
                                              Balloon Glow

See http://www.greatforestparkballoonrace.com/schedule.htm

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7:30pm
	 
	 SLAS - St. Louis Astronomical Society
	 
	 Fri, September 17, 7:30pm . 9:00pm
	 
	 Washington University, McDonnell Hall Room 162, St. Louis, MO (map)
	 
	 http://www.slasonline.org/
	

	The Phoenix Has Landed: 
	Snowbird on Mars

	by

	Ms. Selby Cull
	Washington University

		      NASA's Phoenix Lander spacecraft touched down in a
		      north polar region of Mars on May 25, 2008. Phoenix
		      was aptly named after the mythological bird that
		      rises newborn from its own ashes. The Lander?s
		      design was derived from the cancelled 2001 Surveyor
		      mission. Its instruments are improved versions of
		      equipment lost when the Mars Polar Lander failed
		      to land successfully. Phoenix landed well, and for
		      five months it sent back to Earth large quantities
		      of images and data.  The first results of early
		      data analysis are now being reported. Ms. Cull
		      will talk about the discoveries Phoenix has made
		      and their importance to future human exploration
		      and to the search for life, or fossil life, on Mars.

		     Selby Cull is a Doctoral candidate in the Department
		     of Earth and Planetary Sciences


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                  	 Saturday, September 18
			 
1989
NeXT, the company founded by Steve Jobs after his forced resignation
from Apple, released the NeXTstep OS, a Unix operating system based on
the Mach kernel.

1998
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was
formed in California as a non-profit corporation to oversee Internet
domain management on behalf of the United States Government.
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9:00am
	  Hiatus - OLMOLUG - Ol' Mo' Linux Users Group
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12:30am	   
	   ROBOMO - St. Louis Area Robotics Group

           Balloons into Near Space!
	   
September meeting time has changed due to scheduling conflicts.
For September only the meeting will begin at 12:30pm

September meeting special guest speaker.

L. Paul Verhage of NearSys. Paul is an extremely active member of
the near space ballooning community and is also involved in robotics.
Visit his website at: www.nearsys.com

      ROBOMO's near space team...
      Successful launch and recovery 7/24/2010
      of ROBOMO-1 balloon into near space.

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12:00pm - 6:30pm
	    
	    Great Forest Park Balloon Race
	    
	    http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.greatforestparkballoonrace.com%2Fschedule.htm&ust=1284598036544000&usg=AFQjCNH2BAUJvB9z2EnuNJ9AEApPvNylYw

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4:00pm-6pm
	     SILUG-ME
 
 3720 Green Mount Crossing Dr., O Fallon, IL 62269 
 
 Souther Illinois Linux Users Group - Metro East

 http://www.silug.org/
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                            Sunday,   September 19
	      

	      Talk Like A Pirate Day

	      Unleashing Your Inner Buccaneer!
	      http://www.talklikeapirate.com/
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1982

Research Professor Scott E. Fahlman of Carnegie Mellon University posted
the landmark suggestion that users on the local bulletin board use
symbols, which would later become known as emoticons, to express emotions
during discussion threads.    The original reads:	  


19-Sep-82 11:44 Scott E Fahlman : -) 
From: Scott E Fahlman 
	I propose that the following character sequence
for joke markers: : - ) Read it sideways. Actually, it is probably more
economical to mark things that are NOT jokes, given current trends. For
this, use : - (

1996
Microsoft released Windows  NT version 3.51.1057 SP5, the last version
of Windows able to operate on an Intel 80386 CPU.

2005

Microsoft acquired Alacris, a relatively unknown developer of identity
and access management applications, and adopted its primary software
product as Microsoft's Active Directory.
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1:00pm-5pm
	       
	             CWElug    Cenral West End Linux Users Group
	       
	       Venue: 
	               NO LONGER at ByteWorks!

		       NEW LOCATION!!!

		       Arch Reacto's hackerspacer, which is in the second
		       floor of the Jefferson Underground building,
		       2400 S Jefferson, just North of Jefferson and
		       Gravois. Take the door off the parking lot closest
		       to the back of the lot.


	       http://groups.google.com/group/cwelug/

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                             Next Week

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	                     Monday,   September 20

1954
First FORTRAN Program Runs.

1987
The first e-mail message sent from China was sent on this day to a
recipient in Germany.

1988
Apple Computer and Quantum Computer Services jointly announced
the AppleLink online service for Apple users.  Released prior to the
commercialization of the Internet, AppleLink offered many of the services
only available online in years to come.  AppleLink's fifteen minutes of
fame will came when the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis used it to
send the first email from space on August 28, 1991.
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		Software Freedom Day

		Software Freedom Day (SFD) was initiated by a group of
		FOSS believers, Matt Oquist, Henrik Omma and Phil Harper
		with the idea of distributing The OpenCD to everyone.

		The idea of SFD is for everyone without a vested interest
		in proprietary software to unite and educate the world
		about the ideals of Software Freedom and the practical
		benefits of Free Software.   August 28th, 2004, was the
		first ever Software Freedom Day.

http://www.softwarefreedomday.org

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1:00pm		 
		 SCORCC-WK - MS Works SIG
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6:00pm-8pm		  
		  BDPA - Black Data Processing Associates

                  5 N. Jackson Ave., Clayton, MO 63130 (map)
		  Washington University West Campus The Center for the
		  Application of Information Technology CAIT - Room 24
		  5 N. Jackson Ave. at Forsyth Boulevard Clayton, MO 63130
		  http://www.bdpa-stlouis.org/ 

Nash Anwar of Edward Jones Enterprise Technology will speak at our
September meeting on ...
                         the Future of Outsourcing. 
			 
 He has some interesting comments on the how foreign cultures impact
 American productivity.
 
		  
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6:00pm
		   STLDNNUG - St. Louis DotNetNuke User Group
		   10330 Old Olive Street Rd, St Louis, MO 63141 (map)
		   TricorBruan
		   See http://stlouis.dnnug.com/

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		         Tuesday,  September 21
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7:30am
        STLISSA - Information Systems Security Association
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11:45am
         STLHDI - Help Desk Institute
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1:00pm
         SCORCC-CM - Computer Media SIG
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6:00pm
         HIATUS - stlOSug - St. Louis OpenSolaris Users Group
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7pm-9pm
		ASEMO - Digital Imaging Class

Weldon Spring Interpretive Center    (ST. Charles Co.)
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=Weldon%20Spring%20Interpretive%20Center

Description:
Class teaching how to make high resolution images of Solar System objects
using ASEM telescopes, cameras and free software.  Three classroom
sessions from 7:00 - 9:00 pm on monthly intervals: first meeting is a two
hour session covering background, equipment and software.  "Laboratory"
sessions will be conducted at the Broemmelsiek Observatory on a weather
dependent basis.  The subsequent two classroom meetings will be review
of students results, processing help, etc.  Attendance at first session
is mandatory to participate in whole program.  No equipment other than
a home (or laptop) computer is required.  Primary prerequisite is a
desire to learn and participate in modern digital imaging techniques
for personal enrichment.

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          		Wednesday,    September 22
1:00pm
	 SCORCC-MSW - MS Windows SIG
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6:30pm-9:30pm
                      Vim Geeks

3720 Green Mount Crossing Dr., Shiloh, IL 62269
Venue: Computer Room
http://www.vimgeeks.org/

Since this is our inaugural meeting, we'll try to figure out where
everybody's experience level is, how often we should have meetings, etc.
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                         Thursday,    September 23
 8:30am
         STLCRMUG - St. Louis CRM Users Group
 10:00am
	   WCORCC - Technical SIG Multimedia SIG
 5:30pm
	    STL-AITP - Association of Information Technology Professionals
 6:00pm
	     STLMD - St. Louis Mobile Dev
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 6:30pm
	      StC LUG - St. Charles Linux Users Group


200 Ft Zumwalt Square, O'Fallon, MO 63366
http://stclug.sluug.org 
Meet at JJ's Restaurant, off of Hwy I-70, Exit 217, Hwy K South, take
right at first light signal.

                  Setting up DNS Masqerading 
                                                 by Jerry Stutte

dnsmasq is a lightweight DNS, TFTP and DHCP server.  It is intended
to provide coupled DNS and DHCP service to a LAN.  Dnsmasq accepts
DNS queries and either answers them from a small, local, cache or
forwards them to a real, recursive, DNS server.  It loads the contents of
/etc/hosts so that local hostnames which do not appear in the global DNS
can be resolved and also answers DNS queries for DHCP configured hosts.

Jerry Stutte has worked in molecular biololgy and bio informatics.


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                         Friday,   September 24
 9:30am
       Weber Road Computer Club
 1:00pm
	SCORCC-I - Internet SIG
 7:30pm
	 SLSRC - St. Louis & Suburban Radio Club


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                          Saturday,   September 25
 2:00pm
	  GAMP - Gateway Area Mac Programers


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