Meeting about monthly Ubuntu-ZA irc meeting

Convened at 2014-05-27 18:35:06.293172 by kbmonkey in #ubuntu-za on freenode


[18:35:06] STARTED (kbmonkey)
[18:35:17] TOPIC: Welcome and introduction (kbmonkey)
[18:40:10] TOPIC: Review previous minutes (kbmonkey)
[18:52:23] TOPIC: Releases (kbmonkey)
[19:00:49] TOPIC: Events (kbmonkey)
[19:09:47] TOPIC: Something to say (kbmonkey)
[19:13:10] TOPIC: Elect next meeting chair (kbmonkey)
[19:14:44] AGREED: kbmonkey (wesley) to chair next meeting (kbmonkey)
[19:16:10] IDEA: seed the RMS video (kbmonkey)
[19:16:52] AGREED: next meeting occurs on 24 June 2014 (kbmonkey)
[19:18:50] ENDED (kbmonkey)


Raw Log

[18:35:06] <kbmonkey> Maaz, start meeting about monthly Ubuntu-ZA irc meeting
[18:35:06] * Maaz gets out his memo-pad and cracks his knuckles
[18:35:12] <Kilos> sjoe missed you man
[18:35:17] <kbmonkey> maaz topic Welcome and introduction
[18:35:17] <Maaz> Current Topic: Welcome and introduction
[18:35:17] <nlsthzn> <3
[18:35:19] <Kilos> you missing all the fun
[18:35:37] <Kilos> Maaz I am Miles Sharpe
[18:35:37] <Maaz> Kilos: Sure
[18:35:38] <kbmonkey> Welcome everybody to our meeting!
[18:35:42] <smile> salvation is free. :p
[18:35:44] <smile>
[18:35:47] <captine> Maaz, I am Bradley Putzier
[18:35:47] <Maaz> captine: Yessir
[18:35:48] <superfly> Maaz: I am Raoul Snyman
[18:35:48] <Maaz> superfly: Sure
[18:35:52] <smile> (The Cranberries - Salvation)
[18:36:01] <nlsthzn> Maaz: I am Neil Oosthuizen
[18:36:01] <Maaz> nlsthzn: Done
[18:36:01] <kbmonkey> If you are new here, say hello to our memo bot Maaz
[18:36:05] <Maaz> Coffee's ready for kbmonkey!
[18:36:10] <smile> :D
[18:36:19] <Kilos> smile meeting time login please
[18:36:27] <kbmonkey> Maaz, I am Wesley Werner
[18:36:27] <Maaz> kbmonkey: Sure
[18:36:31] <Gripen> Maaz: I am Heinn Enslin
[18:36:31] <Maaz> Gripen: Yessir
[18:36:33] * smile is gone
[18:36:49] <smaboshe> Maaz: I'm Silumesii Maboshe
[18:36:49] <Maaz> smaboshe: *blink*
[18:37:08] <nlsthzn> "my name is"
[18:37:13] <kbmonkey> glad you can make it nlsthzn :)
[18:37:14] <Kilos> you gotta say I am
[18:37:15] <gremble> Maaz, my name is Jaco Stroebel
[18:37:15] <Maaz> gremble: I already know stuff about my name
[18:37:20] <kbmonkey> oh and welcome gremble !
[18:37:20] <gremble> Oh
[18:37:21] <gremble> Haha
[18:37:24] <nlsthzn> I mean I am lol
[18:37:29] <nlsthzn> >.<
[18:37:34] <gremble> Why does he know my name? XD
[18:37:43] <gremble> Oh, he doesnt
[18:37:44] <gremble> :P
[18:37:46] <superfly> smaboshe: Maaz is a little dumb, you have to be precise
[18:37:53] <maiatoday> Maaz I am Maia Grotepass
[18:37:53] <Maaz> maiatoday: Sure
[18:37:59] <gremble> maaz, I am Jaco Stroebel
[18:37:59] <Maaz> gremble: Done
[18:38:10] <kbmonkey> he does not understand "I'm", only "I am" :p
[18:38:13] <smaboshe> Maaz: I am Silumesii Maboshe
[18:38:13] <Maaz> smaboshe: Alrighty
[18:38:22] <nlsthzn> thanks kbmonkey
[18:38:35] <nlsthzn> nice to see new names :)
[18:38:36] <smaboshe> thanks superfly
[18:39:29] <kbmonkey> Welcome everybody. The agenda for tonight's meeting lives at
[18:39:55] <kbmonkey> so usually we just go through our tiny list of items and sometimes a banana gets thrown... so on with the show
[18:40:10] <kbmonkey> Maaz, topic Review previous minutes
[18:40:10] <Maaz> Current Topic: Review previous minutes
[18:40:15] * maiatoday throws kbmonkey a banana
[18:40:23] <nlsthzn> time flies like an arrow, fruit fly like a banana
[18:40:30] <kbmonkey> that was quick :D
[18:40:30] <Golynx_> Kilos can we activate this thing tomorrow pleas3 ?
[18:40:32] * Kilos throws one too
[18:40:47] <Kilos> Golynx_ yip
[18:40:58] <captine> Golynx_, activate?
[18:41:10] <Golynx_> Kilos ok good
[18:41:31] <kbmonkey> okay, last time Vince-0 shared the link to the RMS talk that was recorded at UKZN,
[18:41:38] <Golynx_> captine some software :)
[18:42:18] <kbmonkey> RMS recording
[18:42:23] <nlsthzn> where the links shared on the mailing list too?
[18:42:25] <kbmonkey> for those who missed it last time
[18:42:49] <Kilos> were
[18:42:58] <nlsthzn> >.>
[18:44:13] <kbmonkey> hmm, I will check. meanwhile there was the 14.04 release parties to organize...
[18:44:29] <kbmonkey> bad monkey for not organizing anything in due time
[18:44:37] <nlsthzn> k thx kbmonkey... google likes to nuke mailing list mails
[18:45:11] <maiatoday> sorry I didn't make a party either
[18:45:20] <kbmonkey> ah nlsthzn I got a mail through the dlug list, but don't see one via our za list
[18:45:36] <nlsthzn> it is supported for 5 years, lots of time for parties :p
[18:45:51] <kbmonkey> true that nl
[18:45:52] <captine> Vince-0, kbmonkey can we seed that file as a torrent or something? I struggle to download it. Seems very slow?
[18:46:23] <captine> or put it on youtube?
[18:46:24] <kbmonkey> captine, good idea if anyone is willing to seed it :)
[18:47:02] * nlsthzn will seed when I get home
[18:47:05] <kbmonkey> I believe the nature of the talk, and the formats youtube implement, make it difficult captine ;)
[18:47:34] <gremble> I think RMS will get a stroke if you put it on youtube
[18:47:43] <kbmonkey> ^ and that
[18:47:44] <Kilos> thye tube sucks
[18:47:48] <captine> lol
[18:47:49] <captine> cool
[18:47:50] <Kilos> the as well
[18:47:57] <gremble> at the FSD last year he spent like 10min telling the people not to put it on facebook and youtube :P
[18:48:04] <gremble> SFD*
[18:48:31] <kbmonkey> exactly that gremble
[18:48:45] <nlsthzn> more reason to upload it >:)
[18:49:03] <kbmonkey> evil sneaky neelsy >:)
[18:49:11] <nlsthzn> lol
[18:49:24] <gremble> He will caress you with that facial hair. Do you want that?
[18:49:29] <gremble> Are you willing to risk it?
[18:49:46] <nlsthzn> touched by an angel :)
[18:49:54] <kbmonkey> and finally in last meeting superfly set up a minetest server to play on
[18:50:14] <kbmonkey> if you want the server's url superfly asked he be contacted
[18:50:28] <superfly> yes
[18:50:34] <kbmonkey> ha ha gremble. thanks for that imagery.
[18:51:15] * nlsthzn not tried minetest, only minecraft
[18:51:28] <kbmonkey> Kilos, has his status update for mining operations after the meeting
[18:51:49] <Kilos> haha
[18:52:01] <kbmonkey> right, next...
[18:52:05] <Kilos> minetest is free and in the repos
[18:52:23] <kbmonkey> Maaz, topic Releases
[18:52:23] <Maaz> Current Topic: Releases
[18:52:35] <kbmonkey> so who is running or using 14.04?
[18:52:47] * maiatoday is
[18:52:49] <Kilos> me in unity and kde
[18:52:52] <kbmonkey> I must admit to installing it but not having used it on a daily basis yet
[18:53:04] <Kilos> slacker
[18:53:10] <kbmonkey> this stacking windows environment is .. different
[18:53:38] <kbmonkey> heh Kilos, trust you to kick my ass into gear ;)
[18:53:49] <superfly> I upgraded to 14.04 when the beta came out
[18:53:50] <Kilos> hehe
[18:53:52] <superfly> (KDE)
[18:54:27] <Kilos> i hear that miners in the background
[18:54:27] <captine> i am on 14.04 since beta 2
[18:54:44] <Kilos> sigh multitaskers
[18:54:52] <kbmonkey> the setup seems improved, I like the live OTB wifi detection
[18:54:57] <Gripen> I am using 14.04
[18:55:04] <kbmonkey> but feels less control over the install process
[18:55:13] <nlsthzn> Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
[18:55:24] * kbmonkey slaps nlsthzn with a large wet trout
[18:55:43] <captine> anyone running btrfs? linuxactionshow survey wasn't very promising...
[18:55:58] <Kilos> imo 14.04 has more setting up to personalise but once done it is very stable and works well
[18:56:01] <kbmonkey> cool Gripen, how do you find it?
[18:56:44] * smaboshe Looks up Btrfs
[18:56:53] <kbmonkey> Excellent Kilos :D
[18:56:56] <Gripen> I must agree with Kilos, I am enjoying it, stable and working well
[18:57:20] <Gripen> Struggling to get printers working on it though
[18:57:26] <gremble> is btrfs still being produced? The creator was imprisoned if I recall correctly
[18:57:58] <captine> gremble, didnt know about prison. definitely still being actively developed
[18:58:02] <nlsthzn> afaik it is becoming default in opensuse and various other distro's...
[18:58:21] <gremble> Oh good. It looked like a promising file system
[18:58:37] <gremble> Might switch mine out to give it a whirl
[18:58:38] <captine> also love the stability. i just get an issue with the resumeing... some checksumresume thing...
[18:58:41] <kbmonkey> GPL licensed so indeeed it will live on
[18:59:01] <nlsthzn> ah default come opensuse 13.2
[18:59:41] <nlsthzn> even friendface going to be using it
[19:00:15] <kbmonkey> thanks nlsthzn!
[19:00:44] <kbmonkey> right next up we have events
[19:00:49] <kbmonkey> Maaz, topic Events
[19:00:49] <Maaz> Current Topic: Events
[19:01:09] <Kilos> hi mazal
[19:01:18] <kbmonkey> so first a thanks to maiatoday for sending out DVD's - thank you maia!
[19:01:25] <maiatoday> :)
[19:01:28] <nlsthzn> +1
[19:01:30] <mazal> maaz I am Wikus
[19:01:30] <Maaz> mazal: Sure
[19:01:35] <kbmonkey> you win 100 internets
[19:01:40] <maiatoday> some people have got the parcels and others not yet
[19:01:51] <kbmonkey> welcome mazal
[19:02:00] <maiatoday> I have had some emails saying the parcels are there
[19:02:01] * nlsthzn hasn't gotten one yet but didn't expect to in any case
[19:02:03] <mazal> ta
[19:02:25] <Vince-0> (i'm still at work)
[19:02:28] <maiatoday> also I drove through to Cape Town to get some to the UCT people
[19:02:40] <Kilos> aw Vince-0 that kinda sucks
[19:02:45] <kbmonkey> dedication, word!
[19:03:00] <Vince-0> more like wage slavery! bbl
[19:03:02] <Kilos> hi spinza
[19:03:11] <kbmonkey> and then on 20th Sep is software freedom day.
[19:03:32] <kbmonkey> we remind ourselves each month to not forget of course
[19:03:54] <kbmonkey> maybe go have a read through their site at
[19:04:09] <smile> good night! :)
[19:04:14] <nlsthzn> night
[19:04:17] <Kilos> night smile
[19:04:26] <smile> thanks :) u2
[19:04:32] <Kilos> ty
[19:04:41] <Kilos> lekker slaap
[19:04:52] <smile> jy ook ;)
[19:05:00] <Gripen> Cool - wil do that
[19:05:05] <gremble> Are there any SFD events in the Gauteng area? I cant see where to see on the site :P
[19:05:51] <kbmonkey> their events map for 2014 is not up yet :P
[19:06:13] <kbmonkey> so best bet is to ask here and on the mailing list gremble
[19:06:23] <superfly> gremble: the best person to speak to about SFD in Gauteng is probably Karl Fischer
[19:06:26] <captine> gremble, looks like they only listing 2013 events on the site still...
[19:06:56] <kbmonkey> no doubt closer to the time we will have more
[19:07:16] <gremble> The Hackhouse that my friend regularly visits was closely affiliated with the event last year, so when I go there I will enquire
[19:07:41] <kbmonkey> Excellent gremble !
[19:08:22] <kbmonkey> Oh dear we have nearly run out of agenda items...
[19:08:34] <Kilos> make a new one
[19:08:38] <Kilos> i told you too
[19:08:40] <kbmonkey> any other events we don't know of?
[19:08:45] <nlsthzn> short meetings ftw?
[19:09:08] <kbmonkey> true that. succinct and fun > slow and boring
[19:09:19] <Kilos> i have something to say before you close
[19:09:47] <kbmonkey> Maaz, topic Something to say
[19:09:47] <Maaz> Current Topic: Something to say
[19:09:54] <kbmonkey> go ahead, Kilos
[19:09:54] <Kilos> haha
[19:09:57] <Kilos> ty
[19:09:58] <mazal> lol
[19:10:00] <kbmonkey> ;)
[19:10:03] <nlsthzn> Ek wil iets sê en ek gaan dit sê :p
[19:10:44] <Kilos> i would like to thank superfly for sharing his server with us and always being there to lend a hand
[19:10:56] <mazal> +1 x100
[19:11:18] <superfly> oom, dis 'n plesier!
[19:11:23] <kbmonkey> Thank you superfly!
[19:11:26] <superfly> Kilos: I'd have it no other way!
[19:11:31] <nlsthzn> +1
[19:11:37] <mazal> It's awesome of you superfly , thank you very much !!
[19:11:44] <maiatoday> +1
[19:11:46] <nlsthzn> what happened to the karma point thingy?
[19:11:59] <Kilos> oh ya
[19:12:18] <kbmonkey> we got real karma here
[19:12:21] <Kilos> Maaz karma superfly +
[19:12:21] <Maaz> Kilos: nobody cares, dude
[19:12:31] <Kilos> eish
[19:12:34] <kbmonkey> bwha ha ha
[19:12:39] <kbmonkey> that was uber cheeky
[19:12:46] <Kilos> i forgot how to do it
[19:12:58] <Kilos> Maaz superfly +1
[19:12:58] <Maaz> Kilos: *blink*
[19:13:04] <Kilos> ai!
[19:13:10] <kbmonkey> Maaz, topic Elect next meeting chair
[19:13:10] <Maaz> Current Topic: Elect next meeting chair
[19:13:14] <Kilos> superfly tell me how please
[19:13:29] <superfly> Kilos: I think it's just "++"
[19:13:32] * Kilos votes for kbmonkey
[19:13:37] <kbmonkey> I am game
[19:13:44] <superfly> Maaz: Kilos++ [ just being himself ]
[19:13:45] <Kilos> Maaz superfly ++
[19:14:08] <Kilos> hmm...
[19:14:12] <kbmonkey> anyone ever curious to chair then talk to me, otherwise I am available
[19:14:13] * nlsthzn seconds kbmonkey
[19:14:15] <Kilos> Maaz hmm...
[19:14:15] <Maaz> hmm... is often used to try make others believe one is actually thinking
[19:14:44] <kbmonkey> Maaz, agreed kbmonkey (wesley) to chair next meeting
[19:14:44] <Maaz> Agreed: kbmonkey (wesley) to chair next meeting
[19:14:53] <kbmonkey> oh my we forgot to agree more things
[19:14:56] <maiatoday> thanks kbmonkey
[19:15:07] <captine> thnx kbmonkey
[19:15:09] <Kilos> kbmonkey what things
[19:15:20] <Kilos> maiatoday you gotta make more time
[19:15:22] <kbmonkey> next meeting is set for ... 4th tuesday of June, which is..
[19:15:33] <kbmonkey> 24th
[19:15:42] <kbmonkey> yes?
[19:15:42] <maiatoday> I try Kilos
[19:15:44] * nlsthzn will d/l and set up a torrent of the RMS video
[19:15:55] <kbmonkey> excellent nlsthzn :)
[19:15:57] <nlsthzn> and will post the link on the mailing list
[19:16:08] <nlsthzn> of both the blog post and the torrent link
[19:16:10] <kbmonkey> Maaz, idea seed the RMS video
[19:16:10] <Maaz> Idea recorded: seed the RMS video
[19:16:17] <Kilos> maiatoday install minetest from the repos and you will find how much more time you have
[19:16:24] <kbmonkey> torrent is open right?
[19:16:52] <kbmonkey> Maaz, agreed next meeting occurs on 24 June 2014
[19:16:52] <Maaz> Agreed: next meeting occurs on 24 June 2014
[19:17:01] <nlsthzn> kbmonkey: ?
[19:17:21] <kbmonkey> something wrong nlsthzn ?
[19:17:36] <maiatoday> Kilos I am too chicken to install it, I spent a good while in Minecraft so I know the dangers :P
[19:18:02] <Kilos> rofl many of us here are totally hooked
[19:18:13] <kbmonkey> Thanks everybody for joining our little meeting!
[19:18:25] <Kilos> kbmonkey ty for chairing
[19:18:34] <maiatoday> thanks kbmonkey for chairing
[19:18:41] <nlsthzn> kbmonkey: was wondering about your torrent question...
[19:18:50] <kbmonkey> Maaz, end meeting