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Wednesday, November 11, 1998 at 6:30 PM
Sunnen Products, 7910 Manchester
|7:00 PM||Call For Help||(An opportunity for you to ask technical questions of the group)|
|7:15 PM||Social, off-line conversations, & book sales|
|7:30 PM||Presentation||A discussion of tape and SCSI by Jon Elson|
A discussion of tape and SCSI by Jon Elson of Washington University
The discussion will cover a little bit of history and latest developments in magnetic tape technology including touching on DLT.
Then the discussion will move into SCSI, in its various forms, such as SCSI-II, SCSI-III, wide scsi, fast scsi, differential vs. single-ended, Low Voltage differential, asynchronous vs. synchronous, and still more variations.
Jon has discovered some tricks on mixing wide and narrow devices on the same bus which should be very useful.
Jon has been with the Chemistry department at Washington University for about 14 years. His background has been in computer systems operation (mostly VMS) and is currently busy with developing data acquisition hardware (mostly analog.)
Title of the Month
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All regularly priced titles are 20% off retail cost at meeting.
Excludes specially priced items or promotional items
The O'Reilly and Associates line
of books is available at each monthly meeting as a convenience to our
Each month features a book related to that month's presentation topic.
|Main Meeting||October 14, 1998 at 6:30 PM
St. Louis, MO
|Steering Committee||October 20, 1998 at 6:00 PM
One City Place (2nd floor)
Creve Coeur, MO
|Linux SIG||October 15, 1998 at 7:00 PM
Topic: X Window Desktops by Tom Wheeler, Internet Applications Developer, A.G. Edwards
Indian Trails Library
8400 Delport Drive
|CTI SIG||Currently they have moved to a webboard format.|
The STL!/unix/usr/group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Sunnen Products, 7910 Manchester Blvd, just east of Hanley on Manchester.
Directions From Downtown
(NOTE: A security guard from Sunnen is scheduled to be at the door from 6:20 PM to 7:20 PM to allow entry. After 7:20, the door will be unattended and attendees may not be able to enter.)
The SLUUG Steering Committee meets the Tuesday following the general 2nd Wednesday meeting at 6:00 PM in the 2nd floor training room of Daugherty Systems, One City Place in Creve Coeur.
The SLUUG Linux SIG (SLUUGLS) meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at the Indian Trails Public Library.
On a sad note: Jon Postel, the Internet pioneer who wielded enormous influence managing technical details of the global computer network, has died of complications from heart surgery in Los Angeles on Oct 16, 1998.
Postel was part of a small group of computer scientists who in 1965 created the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET), precursor to the Internet. He ran the government funded internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and created the non-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Postel authored many of the most significant RFCs. Request for comment (RFC) are the standards used to govern the operation of the Internet. He is honored by having his own RFC tribute. If you wish to check it out, it is rfc2468.txt and can be found from michelob:/archive/doc/rfc/rfc2468.txt.Z or wuarchive.wustl.edu.
As our membership grows, we have had some inquiries about the possibility of having Special Interest Groups in several areas. If you are interested in starting or participating in a SIG for System Administration, Networking, C, Object Oriented Programming, a specific vendor, etc., please call Dave Mills at 230-5151, extension 103, or contact any officer of the group.
Visit the Linux SIG home page (http://www.stllinux.org/) for the latest meeting details.
Indian Trails Public Library
8400 Delport Drive
|From 170:||Exit Page east to North-South Rd., go left on North-South Rd. to Midland, go left on Midland one block to Delport, the Library is on your left (see map at http://www.stllinux.org/directions/).|
For more information on SLUUGLS refer to the WWW home page for the group at http://www.stllinux.org/ or contact Matthew Feldt at email@example.com.
The CTI SIG is no longer having regular meetings and is currently using a webboard format.
The Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) Users Group is a non-profit organization open to developers, end-users, sales people, and others who share the common interest of melding the telecommunications and computing worlds.
For more information on SLUUG CiTI contact Tony Zafiropoulos at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314)878-9855.
The Digital Alpha SIG is for those interested in Digital UNIX and the DEC Alpha architecture. Visit the Digital Alpha SIG's home at http://www.sluug.org/~newton/asighome.html for more information.
The SLUUG Steering Committee meets the Tuesday following the general 2nd Wednesday meeting at 6:00 PM in the 2nd floor training room of Daugherty Systems, One City Place in Creve Coeur. The guard can direct you to the meeting location. Anyone is welcome to attend. If you would like to become more involved in the planning of SLUUG, feel free to join us at the next Steering Committee meeting. Meetings usually last 1.5 to 2 hours.
For more information about sponsoring the St. Louis UNIX Users Group, contact Ed Wehner email@example.com.
The St. Louis UNIX Users Group maintains a WWW page at http://www.sluug.org/. Visit us to learn more about who we are and what we do, visit other UNIX user groups' WWW pages, sign up for a SIG, or just to browse.
SLUUG is looking for volunteers to help with presentations, web page development, managing corporate sponsorships, and many other tasks. If you would like to help out, contact Chris Wanta at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.sluug.org/~cfw1/help.html.
We publish other user group meeting schedules on a reciprocal basis. If you are a member of another non-profit group, please inform them of our policy and invite them to exchange meeting information with email@example.com, or call any of the SLUUG officers.
Next meeting(s) details:
When: Thursday, October 8, 1998, 6:30 PM Where: Novell, 600 Emerson Road, Suite 203 Speaker: Mark Volkmann, Principle Software Engineer, Object Computing, Inc. Topic: Java Native Interface (JNI) This is the standard way to interface directly with native (C) code from Java applications. When: Thursday, November 12, 1998, 6:30 PM Where: Novell, 600 Emerson Road, Suite 203 Speaker: Bill Li, our Director of Engineering, Internet Image, Inc. Topic: The foundation of Beyond Push (TM) Technology TargetLink is a Java-based product that allows system administrators to distribute, install and manage any applications including upgrades and updates for PC, UNIX and Mac. It is based on the foundation of Internet Image's Beyond Push (TM) Technology. This is an Application Deployment and Management (ADM) solution in Java. The presentation will focus on the foundation of Beyond Push Technology which is the combination of notification, Intelligent Pull and feedback.
For more information about the St. Louis Java SIG, visit their home page at http://www.ociweb.com/javasig/.
|Klaus Mueller||Home: +1 (573) 334-6477
331 S Spring Ave
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
|BBS Questions||Jim (Knight) Fordfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Corporate Sponsors||Ed Wehneremail@example.com
|Publisher: Sanjiv Bhatia||Home: (314)519-9272
|Editor: Steve Totten||Home: (618)931-0037
|O'Reilly Books||Dave Mills||Work: (314)230-5151, extension 103
|Gary Meyer||Home: (314)781-8644
|SLUUG Treasurer||Steve Pautzfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Special Interest Groups (SIGs)|
|Tony Zafiropoulos||Phone: (314)878-9855
|Linux||Matthew Feldt||Home: (314)429-5433
If you would like to submit an article to the CRONicle of general interest to the members of the St. Louis UNIX Users Group, email it to email@example.com The deadline for article submissions is two weeks before the next main meeting.
The St. Louis UNIX Users Group has a P.O. box. All official correspondence with SLUUG should now be sent to:
St. Louis UNIX Users Group P.O. Box 1184 Fenton, MO 63026-1184