dave at nexus.carleton.ca
Thu Apr 26 00:50:05 EDT 2001
On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, Vic Gedris wrote:
: Excellent suggestions. Of course nobody here could do this alone, but
: with many of us working together it would be a piece of cake (and we've
: done it before!). We should shoot for at least a few months down the
: line. Perhaps September?
I was thinking a little earlier than that, but September probably is more
appropriate, as I'm not sure how many participants will want to give up a
sunny summer weekend for an installfest.
: - Ideally, a location with Internet access would be most excellent
: (downloading docs, patches, drivers, etc. if necessary)
: Any suggestions?
Well, we could theoretically arrange for internet access anywhere. There
are a number of providers that will supply wireless connectivity for
events -- we could approach them to donate a day's worth of access.
Other than that, our best bets are probably Carleton, U of O, and
Algonquin as all three are easy to access via public transit or by car and
have excellent available bandwidth (Carleton is on an OC-3 to CANetII, so
using the Debian and Redhat mirrors at ftp.crc.ca is lightning-fast)
: - Make participants fill out a form with at least the following info:
: - Complete hardware description (CPU, mobo, RAM, drives. video, etc.)
: - Waiver saying OCLUG is not responsible if their computer blows up
A web-based form that could be submitted ahead of time so volunteers could
get an idea of a) the numbers to expect and b) the types of hardware to be
supported. We would, of course, release the source of this webtool for
other LUGs to use. =)
We'll still need a waiver on paper, though.
: - Ensure that everyone brings all their necessary hardware, and possibly
: have spare cable/mice/keyboards/etc available.
Yep. Someone always forgets a power cable, or leaves their mouse in the
car, or something.
Great ideas, Vic!
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- C. Neufeld
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