[ANNOUNCE] Events for This Week (revised w errata )

SLUUG Announcement List announce at sluug.org
Wed Oct 19 00:06:19 CDT 2011


This fixes these errors in the 1st edition from yesterday:
                                            SNUG/SuSE will be  
installing on BOTH an OLD laptop AND a NEW netbook.
                                            the topic & location of  
Wed nite's Perl Mongers mtng.
                                           GAMP (Stl CocoaHeads) on  
wrong Saturday.


(Also: new Editor's Picks, better formatting,  & picking it up from  
today (Wed).)

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The Technical Events Calendar maintained by the StL UNIX users' Grp   
(SLUUG)

Always check for last minute changes & updates by checking the  
calendar @

http://www.sluug.org/resources/calendar

and the individual websites.   Correction, new additions, etc should  
be sent to editor at sluug.org

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Editor's picks =

Wed.                  SNUG    Novell   & SuSe linux  LUNCH       (TODAY)
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  realtime install on SuSE 11.4 on both an OLD Toshiba laptop & a new  
HP notebook.
Wed.                  Perl Mongers.         Robotics.
Thurs.                STLlug   Linux Users' Grp.      Installs on SuSE  
11.4 on an OLD & new hrdwr.   More and better tricks from yesterday.

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, October 19

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All day
               SciFest
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011 thru Sunday Oct 23.
For ticket price events Tues thru Friday at the StL Science Center.

Free events on Sat & Sunday include:
DescriptionThe Amazing Brain Carnival Saturday
Calling all Mathletes! Saturday & Sunday All Day Main Floor for  
intriguing, fun mathematics puzzles – including a giant-sized Sudoku.
Under the Hood Saturday only 12 – 3 p.m. Location: Lower Level Can a  
car really get 100 MPG?
Algae Palooza Sunday
Airdrops and Parachutes Sunday 12 p.m.
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7:30am
               stlISACA - StL InfoSys Audit & Ctrl Assn
                                                                                           -Counterespionage 
  - Competitive & State-Sponsored Threats
Wed, October 19, 7:30am – 9:30am
http://www.isaca-stlouis.org/

(OR ,,, Is this a typo and really at 7:30PM?)

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9:00am
               SIUC Job Fair

Wed, October 19, 9am – 2pm
SIUC, Student Center Ballrooms
http://careerservices.siuc.edu/events.htm


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9:00am
                Thornhill Computer Club

Wed, October 19, 9am – 11am
12863 Willowyck Dr, St. Louis MO
Thornhill Branch Library
314-994-3300

Questions about what you can do on the computer? Join the club! Our  
computer club will meet the third Wednesday of the month at 9:30 AM.

Meetings will take place in the auditorium. Everyone is welcome.



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11:30am
                   SNUG -  StL  Novell Users Grp & SuSE Linux  Lunch
                                                                                                                       Installing 
  SuSE 11.4 on new & old laptops.

Wed, October 19, 11:30am – 12:45pm
Bandana's Bar-BQ
(corner of Rock Hill and Manchester Rds)
9500 Manchester Rd, Rockhill, MO 63119

This month, we will be doing TWO live installs of SuSE 11.4 as a  
demo.   One an old dog and one a piece of new hrdwr.

	One of the machines is an aging Toshiba laptop.   It MAY have as much  
as 0.5GB of memory and has an old Pentiumj CPU.
Will the new, wiz-bang OS be too much for this humble machine?   Will  
we have to shoe horn it?  What tricks?   ...or will it be a simple,  
"It just works."

	We will also do an install on a much newer HP netbook.   Is the newer  
hardware a mystery that the OS can figure out?

	Don Ellis & Jerry Stutte will drive the efforts as Lee and the 2  
Garys heckle them.   ;-)

	 http://snug.sluug.org/

Seating is limited so please RSVP Gary Hollingsworth by mailto:garyh at itinet.com


	(This may dove-tail with a similar presentation at the StL LUG mtng  
Thurs nite where we may get into variations, fiixes, options,...)

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6:00pm
                GCC - Gateway Computer Club

Wed, October 19, 6pm – 8pm
10001 Bunkum Rd. Fairview Heights, IL 62208
DescriptionVenue: Caseyville Township Bldg.
http://gcc.signalhill.net/

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6:30pm
                 stlPM - StL Perl Mongers Grp
                                                                                 -Robotics
Wed, October 19, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

TOPIC CHANGE!!!     LOCATION CHANGE!!!
  Venue is   ByteWorks   (part of B*Works  or Bworks)   in Soulard.
2414 Menard Street, St. Louis, MO 63104,         (314) 827-6640.

Meetings are on every 3rd Wednesday of the month

See http://stlouis.pm.org/

The history, modern use, and some of the modern problems/solutions in  
the world of robotics.
  It won't be particularly Perl-centric, in fact there'll probably not  
be much code.
Instead there'll be more math, algorithms, and videos of robots doing  
cool stuff.

There is some talk about having subsequent meetings that involve  
implementing simple robots using various CPAN modules.

There is talk about contributing (with other cities PM groups) to a  
new/revised O'Rieley's Perl Cookbook.

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7:00pm
                 CocoaCodingNight (CCN)     Mac OS X    iOS

Wed, October 19, 7pm – 8pm
Brentwood Square Bread Co. Brentwood Square (#636)
1909 Brentwood Boulevard Brentwood, MO 63144

CocoaCodingNight (CCN) is an opportunity to spend a little time each  
week working on your Mac or iOS project alongside other Cocoa coders  
doing the same.
This is a great way to get some work done as well as a great way to  
get/give some face to face help.    We typically meet every Wednesday  
at the Brentwood Bread Co.

Come after work and work on your Cocoa (Mac or iOS) project with  
fellow Apple nerds. :-) f- -- Fred Priese


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7:30pm
                stlISACA - StL InfoSys Audit & Ctrl Assn ??

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, October 20

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All day
               SciFest

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All day
               SIMS-STL Society for Information Management

WhenThursday, Oct 20, 2011
http://www.simnet.org/?page=STL_Welcome
Morning Session - How to get the most from your vendors and contracts  
Simon Huang, SIM St. Louis VP of Programs   Brown Shoe Company E-mail:simon.huang at simstl.org

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7:30am
               IT Advancement Council

Thu, October 20, 7:30am – 9:00am
12405 PowersCourt Dr., St. Louis, MO 63131
Venue: Charter Communications
http://www.itac-stl.org/


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8:00am
                  StL ACT! Users Grp
8:00am-9:00am                         A CRM users group.

Blue Sky Tower Grill 1034 S Brentwood Blvd, Richmond Heights, MO
http://www.meetup.com/St-Louis-ACT-Software-Users-Group/

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1:00pm
                WCORCC - General Mtg
West County Older Residents Computer Club
Thu, October 20, 1pm – 3pm
Daniel Boone Branch, St. Louis County Library, 300 Clarkson Road in  
Ellisville
http://wcorcc.tripod.com/

Contact Mary Ann (6363918123) or Gordon(6363916469)

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6:30pm
                stlLUG -Linux Users' Grp
                                                                         Installing 
  SuSE 11.4 on OLD & NEW hrdwr.
Thu, October 20, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
4633 World Pkwy Cir, Berkeley, MO 63134

Venue: IT Enterprises

http://www.stllinux.org/
A realtime demo of installing OpenSuSE 11.4 on a Toshiba laptop.   Don  
Ellis & Jerry Stutte will drive the install...[with heckling from the  
2 Garys ;-)].  A similar presentation was done yesterday at the SNUG  
Novell SuSE lunch.  This may be more oriented to those not familiar  
with SuSE, or it may be a continuation of that mtng with fixes,  
enhancements, ...

The Toshiba is an older laptop.   MAYBE 0.5 GB of memory.  An aging,  
slow Pentium.   Can it handle the new wiz-bang OS?
We may also have a new HP netbook.   Will the OS recognize this  
"latest hrdwr?     One extreme to the other.

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6:30pm
                  stlJS - StL JavaScript Meetup
                                                                               - intro 
  to Knockout.js,

Thu, October 20, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
VENUE: May change every month.   The Able Few LLC  2603 Cherokee  
Street, Saint Louis, MO
http://www.stljs.org/

Meetup starts at 6:30pm, with 30 minutes of social time. Dylan  
Hassinger will present an introduction to Knockout.js, beginning at 7pm.

Starting about 8:15pm, we'll move into a hacking session to experiment  
with the material that's been presented, and with JavaScript and  
node.js in general.

TEKsystems will be providing complementary sodas and sandwiches from  
Jimmy John's, and the pub downstairs serves good beer, so come hungry,  
come thirsty, bring your laptop and be ready to code!

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7:00pm
                PHP - StL  PHP Users Grp

Thu, October 20, 7pm – 9pm
http://www.meetup.com/php-425/
NO MEETING THIS MONTH!

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7:30pm
               SLRCFA - StL Radio Control Flying Association

Thu, October 20, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
13045 Tesson Ferry, St. Louis, MO
http://www.slrcfa.com/

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7:30pm
                STL Wordpress Users Grp

Thu, October 20, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
7220 Lindbergh Blvd., Hazelwood, MO 63032
Venue: Lift Office
http://www.meetup.com/stlwordpress/

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, October 21

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1:00pm
               NCORCC North County Older Residents Computer Club

Fri, October 21, 1pm – 3pm
915 Utz Lane Hazelwood, MO 63042
VENUE: Prairie Commons Branch Library
http://www.corcc-stl.com

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7:00pm
                  SLARC - StL Area Radio Club

Fri, October 21, 7pm – 8pm
Buder Park, Valley Park, MO 63088
Monthly Meeting

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7:30pm
                  SLAS - StL Astronomical Society
                                                                                     -100 
  Years of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)  – The Role of the Amateur  
in Astronomy
Fri, October 21, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Washington University, McDonnell Hall Room 162, St. Louis, MO
http://www.slasonline.org/
                                                                                                                 by 
  Mike Simonsen
                                                                                                                       American 
  Association of
                                                                                                                       Variable 
  Star Observers (AAVSO)

Stars like the Sun are, fortunately for us, fairly constant in their  
brightness and energy output over millions of years.   But there are  
many other types of stars whose brightness changes measurably over a  
few years, months, days, or even hours.  The study of these variable  
stars has been a major field of astronomy for many decades.    
Professional astronomers rely heavily on amateur observations to  
provide the data for their research.   One hundred years ago, the  
American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) was formed to  
facilitate professional and amateur collaborations and to maintain a  
storehouse of variable star observations.    Mr. Simonsen will review  
the development and expansion of AAVSO during the past century, and  
look forward to new opportunities for amateur astronomers in the next  
century.   He will also comment on the vital and expanding role that  
amateurs play in the exploration of the universe.   Mike Simonsen is  
the Membership Director and Development Officer of the AAVSO.   He has  
been recognized world wide over the past dozen years as a leading  
variable star observer.   Mr. Simonsen has authored twenty research  
papers on his particular interest, the study of cataclysmic variables.


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, October 22

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All day
               SciFest    at the StL Science Center

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10:00am
                    SciFest
WhenSat, October 22, 10am – 4pm   StL Science Center

The Amazing Brain Carnival Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Life Science Lab.    You are cordially and playfully invited to join  
ten young, fun, creative (and very smart) psychologists, engineers and  
neuroscientists from Wash U to explore the mystery and wonder of the  
human brain.   Peek into university labs, try out an experiment or  
two, hold real brain specimens, play fabulous brain games of chance,  
and compete for prizes at surprising demonstrations.

Calling all Mathletes!   Saturday & Sunday   All Day   Main Floor
Join the Math Circle of Washington University, along with the YES  
Teens of the Saint Louis Science Center for intriguing, fun  
mathematics puzzles – including a giant-sized Sudoku.

Under the Hood    Saturday only 12 – 3 p.m.   Location: Lower Level
Can a car really get 100 MPG? Check out one of the competitors for the  
$10 million Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE and find out for  
yourself.

See Jeff King, 2011 National SciFest Science Showman Winner! Saturday  
2 p.m. CenterStage
Jeff King is a Live Science Show Presenter and Operations Lead at  
Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Washington. He has done hundreds of  
shows and has many fans who come back to the Science Center  
specifically to see him.   Jeff is known for his high energy and  
onstage antics.   Don’t Miss his Amazing Air Show!    It's all around  
us, making objects contract, expand, and sometimes even rise above the  
ground.   Feel the hidden power of high and low air pressure through  
live experimentation!   You will experience air as you never have  
before.

Interactive Tables throughout Main Building include:
St. Louis Cardinals Green Team Missouri American Water Ameren Pure  
Power Onesto Pizza & Trattoria Microgrid Energy Stone Mill Design  
Garden By Design Allied Waste St. Louis PetLover Coalition Webster  
University FIRST EVie (Electric Vehicle)


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10:00am
                   Wash U physics
                                                  -Fine Structure  
Constant    The Universal and Mysterious Fine Structure Constant

Sat, October 22, 10:00am – 11:30am
Crow Hall, Washington University, University City, MO

Professor John Rigden, Department of Physics, Wash U
October 22, 2011 at 10:00 am
201 Crow

The fine structure constant made its appearance in physics at the  
hands of Arnold Sommerfeld in 1916.   Its value is 0.00729735308 or  
1/137.0359895.   This constant is a measure of the strength of the  
interaction between electrons and photons.   Just as the mathematical  
constant pi (3.14...) is dimensionless, so the fine structure constant  
is dimensionless which means that for all physicists throughout the  
entire universe the fine structure constant has the same value.   It  
is truly universal. A Nobel Prize awaits anyone who can explain where  
this mysterious constant comes from.   But is it really a constant?    
Maybe yes, maybe no.

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2:00pm
                 GAMP -    ( stl CocoaHeads)

                                THIS WAS INCORRECTLY LISTED HERE.     
It is actually NEXT Saturday, i.e. Oct 29
                                 Sorry for the mistake but this month  
the LAST Saturday is the the Sat. rather than the 4th.
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2:00pm
                MC-Clinic - Network Security

Sat, October 22, 2pm – 3pm
87 Brentwood Promenade Ct., Brentwood, MO 63144
Venue: Micro Center In Store Clinic FREE in-store computer technology  
clinic,
see http://www.microcenter.com/instore_clinic/sign_up.html to sign up.

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              SciFest  @ StL Science Center
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11:00am
                  SciFest

11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Life Science Lab
Celebrate all things algae at this event!   Learn how the public has  
been helping scientists on the quest to make algae the next biofuel.    
Make algae balls to take home with you.   Plus, you'll get to talk  
with scientists from the Center for Advanced Biofuel Systems at the  
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and make biodiesel with members  
of the St. Louis Renewable Energy Club!

Airdrops and Parachutes
Sunday 12 p.m. CenterStage
How do you safely drop hundreds of pounds of supplies from an  
airplane?   Don’t miss this opportunity to talk with Mobility Airmen  
from Scott Air Force Base about how they use various high and low-tech  
methods, such as GPS-guided parachutes, called Joint Precision Airdrop  
System or JPADS, and "low-cost low-altitude" combat airdrop, to  
deliver supplies to forward-deployed troops.

Amazing Science Demonstrations   Everyday CenterStage
Witness exciting and interactive science demonstrations that are fun  
for the whole family!    Observe and learn about the amazing world of  
science.

Interactive Tables throughout Main Building include: St. Louis  
Cardinals Green Team Missouri American Water Ameren Pure Power Onesto  
Pizza & Trattoria Microgrid Energy Stone Mill Design Garden By Design  
Allied Waste St. Louis PetLover Coalition Webster University FIRST  
EVie (Electric Vehicle)
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2:00pm
                MC-Clinic - Network Security

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                                                        And a look  
ahead to a summary of NEXT week...

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, October 24
1:00pm
                SCORCC Works - Word SIG
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                                                                                     Tuesday 
, October 25

6:30pm
                 HZWLUG - Hazelwood Linux Users Group
7:00pm
                 GAMUG-SP
7:00pm
                 Gateway Older Adults PC Club
7:00pm
                  LUCI General
7:30pm
                  ARCH - Arch Reactor
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, October 26
6:30pm
                 VIM Geeks
7:00pm
                 StL   ALT.NET
7:00pm
                TAP - Science on Tap  -Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Geysers  
& Fires: A Geological Tour of Yellowstone National Park
7:00pm
                 CocoaCodingNight (CCN)     Mac OS X     iOS
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                                                                                       Thursday 
, October 27
8:30am
                 STLCRMUG - St. Louis CRM Users Grp
10:00am
                 WCORCC - Technical SIG Multimedia SIG
1:00pm
                 SCORCC Windows SIG
5:30pm
                 STL-AITP - Association of Information Technology  
Professionals
6:00pm
                 stlMD - St. Louis Mobile Dev
6:00pm
                 NSBracket-STL iOS Developer Grp
6:30pm
                 HIATUS StC LUG - St. Charles Linux Users Grp
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, October 28
9:30am
                  Weber Road Computer Club
7:30pm
                  SLSRC - St. Louis & Suburban Radio Club
11:00pm
                  CODERS - Code Until Dawn in STL
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, October 29
10:00am
                  Wash U. Physics    -'c'   - the speed of light :  
more than just a speed limit...
2:00pm
                  GAMP - Gateway Area Mac Programers   (stl CocoaHeads)
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                                                                                      Monday 
, October 31
All day
                  Halloween


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Always check for last minute changes & updates by checking the  
calendar @

http://www.sluug.org/resources/calendar

and the individual website.

All entries are our best guess.  All entries should not be considered  
facts but rather opinions.
Anything that may be construed or interpreted as malicious, libelous,  
erronious, etc is a typo, mistatemnet,
unintended, or misunderstood.

Correction, new additions, etc should be sent to editor at sluug.org

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