Meeting about Monthly IRC Meeting

Convened at 2012-04-16 17:36:51.653157 by kbmonkey in #ubuntu-za on freenode


[17:36:51] STARTED (kbmonkey)
[17:43:10] TOPIC: Review previous minutes (kbmonkey)
[17:46:57] TOPIC: Ubuntu Hours (kbmonkey)
[17:51:57] TOPIC: Precise Pangolin release parties (26 April 2012) (kbmonkey)
[17:57:00] AGREED: maiatoday to blog about release (maiatoday)
[18:10:13] ENDED (kbmonkey)


Raw Log

[17:36:51] <kbmonkey> Maaz, start meeting about Monthly IRC Meeting
[17:36:51] * Maaz gets out his memo-pad and cracks his knuckles
[17:37:02] <maiatoday> Maaz I am Maia Grotepass
[17:37:02] <Maaz> maiatoday: Yessir
[17:37:03] <Banlam> maaz, I am Gareth Cawood
[17:37:03] <Maaz> Banlam: Done
[17:37:09] <Lionthinker> hehe
[17:37:11] <Meep> hi, I am back
[17:37:18] <Kilos> Maaz, I am Miles Sharpe
[17:37:18] <Maaz> Kilos: Sure
[17:37:18] <kbmonkey> tell Maaz who you are: Maaz I am <your name>
[17:37:19] <maiatoday> Lionthinker: introduce yourself to Maaz
[17:37:30] <octoquad> Maaz, I am Bruce Pieterse
[17:37:30] <Maaz> octoquad: Yessir
[17:37:32] <kbmonkey> Maaz, I am Wesley Werner
[17:37:32] <Maaz> kbmonkey: Righto
[17:37:34] <MeepZA> Maaz I am Henk Joubert
[17:37:34] <Maaz> MeepZA: Yessir
[17:37:35] <Lionthinker> Maaz, I'm Leon Marincowitz
[17:37:35] <Maaz> Lionthinker: Huh?
[17:37:48] <Kilos> lol i am
[17:37:53] <christiaan_> I am Christiaan Diedericks
[17:37:53] <Kilos> not i'm
[17:38:03] <Kilos> hi christiaan_
[17:38:03] <Lionthinker> nice to meet you all
[17:38:29] <Kilos> Lionthinker, log in again please
[17:38:38] <Lionthinker> sidenote [I hope this doesn't follow to much like an AA meeting]
[17:38:44] <Kilos> wb MeepZA
[17:38:44] <maiatoday> Maaz is very picky and prone to syntax, you have to talk to her otherwise she doesn't listn
[17:38:47] <Banlam> christiaan_, , you must tell maaz you're talking to him
[17:38:52] <Lionthinker> Kilos,
[17:38:56] <Lionthinker> how do I do that
[17:39:06] <kbmonkey> you start with "Maaz, I am <your name>"
[17:39:10] <maiatoday> oops
[17:39:16] <kbmonkey> oh dear
[17:39:18] <Kilos> you type in maaz i am name
[17:39:39] <Kilos> Lionthinker, wb
[17:39:48] <kbmonkey> welcome back!
[17:39:55] <Lionthinker> am i here
[17:40:02] <Kilos> Lionthinker, you start with "Maaz, I am <your name>"
[17:40:18] <Kilos> no quote ggodies
[17:40:22] <Kilos> goodies
[17:40:28] <maiatoday> welcome all new people see Kilos' instruction ^^ and introduce yourselves
[17:40:31] <superfly> Maaz: I am Raoul Snyman
[17:40:31] <Maaz> superfly: Done
[17:40:58] <Kilos> nice to see new faces hey?
[17:41:00] <kbmonkey> good evening superfly
[17:41:07] <Kilos> yo superfly
[17:41:19] <kbmonkey> it's okay, you new folks will get it :D
[17:41:36] <kbmonkey> Welcome everyone thanks for joining us!
[17:41:50] <octoquad> :)
[17:42:02] <kbmonkey> contrary to what Lionthinker asked, no it wont follow like an AA meeting :p
[17:42:21] * maiatoday takes a sip of cider
[17:42:24] <kbmonkey> the agenda is online at
[17:42:29] <Kilos> hehe
[17:42:48] * kbmonkey jeaulous pout at maiatoday
[17:43:03] <Kilos> jealous
[17:43:10] <kbmonkey> Maaz, topic Review previous minutes
[17:43:10] <Maaz> Current Topic: Review previous minutes
[17:44:00] <Banlam> what exactly was discussed with regards to ubuntu hours?
[17:44:04] * maiatoday throws a fresh tomato at Kilos and kbmonkey which transforms into a cider on landing
[17:44:11] <kbmonkey> Ordering Ubuntu CD's review: let me check the archives...
[17:44:14] <Banlam> just getting more going?
[17:44:21] <maiatoday> I ordered the ubuntu cds
[17:44:23] <Kilos> heee hee ty maiatoday
[17:44:47] <maiatoday> drubin made me admin type person so I filled in the form, I will follow up again to make sure they are on their way
[17:44:58] <kbmonkey> yes you did, thanks maiatoday! just a formality. I'll leave it off this agenda so no recap next time until they arrive
[17:45:33] * kbmonkey cheers Kilos + Maaz
[17:45:40] <kbmonkey> + maiatoday
[17:45:46] <Kilos> huh?
[17:45:52] <Kilos> oh sorry
[17:45:56] <Kilos> logheim
[17:46:15] <Kilos> our jerry isnt here to check spelling
[17:46:20] <kbmonkey> okay our review is pretty short this month, I moved those into our agenda...
[17:46:21] <Kilos> inetpro, ping
[17:46:46] <maiatoday> we had an ubuntu hour in stellenbosch, so we'll have another after the release parties again
[17:46:50] <kbmonkey> Maaz, Ubuntu Hours
[17:46:50] <Maaz> kbmonkey: Huh?
[17:46:57] <kbmonkey> Maaz, topic Ubuntu Hours
[17:46:57] <Maaz> Current Topic: Ubuntu Hours
[17:47:19] <kbmonkey> okay that is good to hear
[17:47:48] <maiatoday> Also I am thinking of having a sortof post release party ubuntu hour after the release party so that the people who can't make it can meet
[17:47:51] <kbmonkey> for the new folks, an Ubuntu Hour is when you meet somewhere in the spirit of Ubuntu
[17:48:09] <MeepZA> I should probably organise one post release party as well
[17:48:40] <kbmonkey> If you like to know more about what UH is, and how to have one, see
[17:48:50] <maiatoday> MeepZA: lots of stellenbosch people will be away for the release party because of the long weekend so an informal meet after will be good
[17:49:26] <kbmonkey> Kilos, we can have an ubuntu hour on irc, yes? ;)
[17:49:29] <MeepZA> maiatoday I realised a lot of people will be away, but for those whoa re here having it on a public holiday makes sense
[17:49:34] <Kilos> ya
[17:49:57] <maiatoday> no problem MeepZA we will just meet again, I am glad you are organising
[17:50:32] <kbmonkey> yes thanks MeepZA
[17:50:59] <kbmonkey> any questions...?
[17:51:36] <kbmonkey> Promise maia won't throw any more tomatoes ;P
[17:51:43] <Kilos> hehe
[17:51:48] <kbmonkey> kay
[17:51:57] <kbmonkey> Maaz, topic Precise Pangolin release parties (26 April 2012)
[17:51:57] <Maaz> Current Topic: Precise Pangolin release parties (26 April 2012)
[17:52:19] <kbmonkey> there is quite a chat on the email list about this
[17:52:59] <maiatoday> MeepZA: I couldn't get tickets for AfrikaBurn so I'll def make the release party, is there anything that needs to be done
[17:53:13] <MeepZA> not really
[17:53:18] <Banlam> where are there parties organised for?
[17:53:25] <MeepZA> I'm even organising a pangolin cake
[17:53:37] <kbmonkey> cake! wow!
[17:53:37] <maiatoday> yay for for cake
[17:53:39] <MeepZA> tsl, UCT, cape town
[17:53:59] <MeepZA> and there was talk on the list about pretoria
[17:54:07] <kbmonkey> you can see the email chatter at
[17:54:18] <Banlam> ty
[17:54:32] <kbmonkey> but best to join the email list so you don't miss anything ;)
[17:54:38] <Banlam> yup
[17:55:35] <kbmonkey> Ill contact the dbn lug too and see what they think
[17:55:49] <MeepZA> maiatoday have you blogged about it?
[17:55:53] <Kilos> kbmonkey, didnt yourself magespawn and nuvolari also say you gonna have a durbs one
[17:56:00] <kbmonkey> yes!
[17:56:07] <maiatoday> nope not yet, sorry
[17:56:21] <maiatoday> Maaz action maiatoday to blog about release parties
[17:56:21] <Maaz> maiatoday: Huh?
[17:56:24] <maiatoday> bleargh
[17:56:31] <maiatoday> botsyntax
[17:56:42] <kbmonkey> isit not, um..
[17:56:46] <kbmonkey> agreed?
[17:57:00] <maiatoday> Maaz agreed maiatoday to blog about release
[17:57:00] <Maaz> Agreed: maiatoday to blog about release
[17:57:04] <kbmonkey> idea
[17:57:53] <maiatoday> MeepZA: do you need more demo stuff
[17:58:10] <MeepZA> also I'm planning to use the facebook event to judge numbers, should I be worried about more people attending? (for cake purposes)
[17:58:29] <kbmonkey> first come, first cake, is a good motivator
[17:58:38] <maiatoday> don't worry, the cake regulates itself, we just make smaller slices if there are too many
[17:58:50] <Kilos> cut the cake late and size slices accordingly
[17:58:53] <kbmonkey> the fourth law of cakes
[17:59:05] <maiatoday> it will be gone by the end of the day
[17:59:08] <MeepZA> maiatoday so I've installed a few games on my laptop, might bring my desktop to show off things though
[17:59:22] <maiatoday> ok
[17:59:34] <MeepZA> any reccomendations would be appreciated, but we can chat about that later I'm sure
[17:59:44] <maiatoday> anybody else wanna demo something at the release party? open invitatino
[18:00:22] <MeepZA> maybe*
[18:00:31] <maiatoday> yeah I wine WoW
[18:00:17] <MeepZA> do you wine WoW? ,aybe we should pick a few windows games that work well with it
[18:00:38] <amanica> I spoke to Nico Michael a while ago, as noted in on the mailinglist: AFAIK the Pretoria release party will be Saturday morning the 5th of May.
[18:00:52] <maiatoday> yay amanica
[18:00:54] <MeepZA> I have heard people get better fps in wine than in windows with some games
[18:00:56] <maiatoday> good news
[18:01:00] <kbmonkey> thanks for the info amanica
[18:01:29] <maiatoday> amanica: do you guys need help putting things on the loco website and if you mail me the detail, I'll put it in the blog post too
[18:01:43] <maiatoday> also if you are going remember to take a photo or too
[18:01:51] <maiatoday> s/too/two/
[18:02:10] <amanica> miatoday: no problem, I think if I see Nico tomorrow, we should send out a more coherent mail
[18:02:15] <MeepZA> would it be a good idea to pick up a stack of DVD's or some flash drives for the release party?
[18:02:17] <amanica> and update the website
[18:02:28] <kbmonkey> we have a bunch of blogs feeding through <-- our ZA portal
[18:02:39] <kbmonkey> so pictures and news we post will collect there
[18:03:10] <maiatoday> also my blog (and some other peoples) goes through to the ubuntu planet
[18:03:37] <maiatoday> I don't think the official cds will be here in time MeepZA
[18:03:41] <amanica> (I'm on the planet too, so my 1 in 2 years ubuntu post should appear :)
[18:03:52] <kbmonkey> he he
[18:04:08] <kbmonkey> no I doubt we'll have any official CD's by then, but we can still parte
[18:04:13] <MeepZA> I was referring to blanks we could burn on the toaster
[18:04:23] <maiatoday> yeah that's a good idea MeepZA
[18:04:41] <MeepZA> or flash drives, been meaning to pick up a new one anyway
[18:04:49] <MeepZA> and the install goes faster that way
[18:04:59] <amanica> yeah I think it is good to bring some cd's/dvds along, last time we had people run around to buy some, so you can even make a profit :)
[18:05:28] <kbmonkey> remember, you can also have install fests!
[18:05:35] <maiatoday> I still have some stickers I'll bring those
[18:05:40] <MeepZA> profiteering off ubuntu would make me feel dirty
[18:05:43] <MeepZA> yay stickers :D
[18:05:48] <amanica> any chance of sending us some stickers?
[18:05:48] * kbmonkey *nods*
[18:05:59] <superfly> MeepZA: there's a difference between profiting and profiteering :-P
[18:06:00] <amanica> I can sponsor some?!
[18:06:15] <maiatoday> amanica: mail me and I'll try to get some to you,
[18:06:21] <amanica> sweet
[18:06:29] <maiatoday> I should make up a new batch again some time
[18:06:54] <amanica> stickers are very popular, and free advertising
[18:07:45] <kbmonkey> our agenda items are done, anybody like to discuss anything else?
[18:07:56] <MeepZA> I recognise a friend's car because he put a "linux inside" sticker on it
[18:08:07] <maiatoday> amanica it's pretty easy to get stickers made, there are resources online so you could also make up a batch if you want
[18:08:08] <kbmonkey> ^ +100 internets
[18:08:43] <amanica> maiatoday, interesting :) I can look into it
[18:09:04] <kbmonkey> Thanks all for joining. Remember IRC is open 24/7 so you don't have to exit now that we have done here ;)
[18:09:22] <kbmonkey> hang around, and catch some more tomatoes.
[18:09:28] <Kilos> modern printers should print them fine. just to use the correct paper
[18:09:32] <octoquad> Have any of you heard of Dead Drops? Imagine having this setup around the city with the latest Ubuntu installation -> Just an idea, but might not work
[18:09:39] <maiatoday> quick poll: what kind of stickers should I make up next,1) those silver small powered by ubuntu stickers 2) more of those domed gooey ones 3) something else
[18:10:02] <maiatoday> MeepZA: I get better framerates on my ubuntu WoW than on windows
[18:10:13] <kbmonkey> Maaz, end meeting