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MTU LUG Meeting Minutes September 25th, 2008

Server Status

  • Website
    • People that said they'd look into it aren't here
  • Not Changed since last week
  • Need to move our extra computer (GZ) out of my dining room.
  • it was suggested that we figure out how to get more power ($$)
  • We have no idea where our power is coming from.
  • Mirror ideas? forward to agmeyer@mtu.edu
    • OpenBSD? we already have an on campus mirror (CEC)
    • FreeBSD? they don't let people mirror them

Where's Byan?

  • *Shrugs*


  • Peninsula room reserved from 11am-6pm October 11th.
  • Advertising
    • Film Board thingy *almost* done. should be up this weekend (we got extension)
  • Install linux then not tell them how to use it until they come to meetings?
    • (Hold them hostage) hehe
  • Presentations should be done by next week


  • Who wants to go?
    • Andrew, Brandon, Marchus, Alex, Fey, Christian, Steve
  • When is it in relation to exams?
  • We get $400 from USG for people to go.
  • Registration is $35 a person
  • Hotel is $94 a night group rate
  • $$$ transportation
  • Registering the week after Installathon

LAN party

  • Borrow our Switches for LAN party in wads
  • * in E. Mcnair wants to run LAN party in W.M. Lounge
    • maybe later run a campus wide one
  • Borrow our 3 24-port switches
  • Dr. Merkey, 72port switch in his office
  • We'll advertise heavily so they know where their fun came from
    • Put out our donation bin

Unicode on IRC

  • Random odd characters make managing things on IRC very difficult
  • Steve and Jon wrote module for Unicode on server
  • Mostly just rule out non-printing characters
  • for a Unicode Nick make first character an underscore "_" ?