Meeting about Monthly IRC Meeting

Convened at 2014-08-26 18:30:22.032288 by nuvolari in #ubuntu-za on freenode


[18:30:22] STARTED (nuvolari)
[18:34:38] TOPIC: welcoming and introduction (nuvolari)
[18:35:30] TOPIC: Review previous minutes (nuvolari)
[18:39:26] TOPIC: Releases (nuvolari)
[18:54:59] TOPIC: Software Freedom Day (nuvolari)
[19:05:15] TOPIC: Tech - new technologies based on FOSS (nuvolari)
[19:15:57] TOPIC: Elect chairperson for next meeting (nuvolari)
[19:18:03] AGREED: chair for next meeting: Nuvolari (nuvolari)
[19:18:19] TOPIC: Next Meeting Date (nuvolari)
[19:22:50] TOPIC: Closing (nuvolari)
[19:24:32] ENDED (nuvolari)


Raw Log

[18:30:22] <nuvolari> Maaz: start meeting about Monthly IRC Meeting
[18:30:22] * Maaz gets out his memo-pad and cracks his knuckles
[18:30:36] <Kilos> Maaz I am Miles Sharpe
[18:30:36] <Maaz> Kilos: Yessir
[18:30:47] <nuvolari> Maaz: announce meeting agenda
[18:30:47] <Maaz> Announcement from nuvolari! meeting agenda
[18:30:51] <magespawn> Maaz I am Greg Eames
[18:30:51] <Maaz> magespawn: Righto
[18:30:58] <nuvolari> Maaz: I am
[18:30:58] <Maaz> nuvolari: Sorry...
[18:31:04] <nuvolari> pfft
[18:31:08] <Kilos> hahaha
[18:31:11] <nuvolari> Maaz: I am Johan Mynhardt
[18:31:11] <Maaz> nuvolari: Okay
[18:31:22] <nuvolari> Welcome everyone
[18:31:31] <nuvolari> and welcome to the loyal members
[18:31:34] <Kilos> charl captine login please
[18:31:39] <nuvolari> lurking in here
[18:31:43] <Kilos> smile ^^
[18:32:26] <smile> hi ;)
[18:32:34] <smile> meeting? :)
[18:32:54] <nuvolari> there won't be too much going on tonight
[18:33:00] <nuvolari> I'm sure it is a busy time for everyone
[18:33:17] <nuvolari> but let it be known that we appreciate everyone's involvement
[18:33:21] <nuvolari> no matter how small :)
[18:33:41] <nuvolari> Do we have any new members?
[18:33:53] <Kilos> not tonight
[18:33:53] <nuvolari> that would like to step into the spotlight?
[18:34:08] <nuvolari> aw, ok
[18:34:22] <Kilos> you okes didnt rock G+
[18:34:30] <nuvolari> eish
[18:34:34] <Kilos> and i didnt tweet
[18:34:38] <nuvolari> Maaz: topic welcoming and introduction
[18:34:38] <Maaz> Current Topic: welcoming and introduction
[18:34:52] <Kilos> or post reminder in the list
[18:34:59] <nuvolari> Content precedes the topic
[18:35:05] * Kilos apologises
[18:35:08] <nuvolari> maaz topic: Review previous minutes
[18:35:08] <Maaz> nuvolari: Huh?
[18:35:23] <nuvolari> Maaz: topic: Review previous minutes
[18:35:23] <Maaz> nuvolari: Huh?
[18:35:30] <nuvolari> Maaz: topic Review previous minutes
[18:35:30] <Maaz> Current Topic: Review previous minutes
[18:35:33] <nuvolari> gosh
[18:35:37] <charl> Maaz: i am Charl van Niekerk
[18:35:37] <Maaz> charl: Alrighty
[18:35:52] <nuvolari> ok, the previous minutes are available at
[18:36:24] <nuvolari> It was also a quiet meeting with a small attendance
[18:36:31] <Kilos> yip
[18:37:00] <Kilos> Maaz ping inetpro
[18:37:00] <Maaz> Kilos: Error: unknown host inetpro
[18:37:05] <Kilos> lol
[18:37:12] <captine> Maaz: I am Bradley Putzier
[18:37:12] <Maaz> captine: Righto
[18:38:24] <nuvolari> not anything that I want to discuss from the last meeting
[18:38:46] <nuvolari> the only things of interest is the upcoming releases and SFD
[18:39:02] <nuvolari> is it OK if I proceed to the next topic?
[18:39:06] <Kilos> yip
[18:39:26] <nuvolari> Maaz: topic Releases
[18:39:26] <Maaz> Current Topic: Releases
[18:39:46] <captine> anyone been testing 14.10?
[18:39:58] <nuvolari> I saw my machine saying there's a 14.04.1 LTS upgrade from 12.04!
[18:40:05] <captine> am sticking with 14.04 at the moment.
[18:40:10] <nuvolari> But I'm leaving on Friday so no use in upgrading now :P
[18:40:22] <captine> 14.04 is running well for me.
[18:40:45] <captine> got a colleague at work to replace his XP install with 14.04. and he seems to be going well with it
[18:40:45] <nuvolari> I had the horror of working with unity yesterday
[18:40:54] <nuvolari> I felt like my hands were chopped off
[18:40:55] <Kilos> 14.04 is quite stable
[18:41:06] <captine> nuvolari, lol. I love unity. Like Gnome 3 too.
[18:41:09] <captine> :)
[18:41:13] <Kilos> haha nuvolari it aint that bad
[18:41:27] <magespawn> and for me, had some disk thrashing issues with firefox, but otherwise good
[18:41:33] <nuvolari> awesome captine! It's always good to hear of people finding alternative OS'es usable
[18:42:29] <nuvolari> I had a weird issue with that unity which required a restart to fix the problem: the 'g' key started appearing as a subscript h
[18:42:41] <nuvolari> nothing I did would fix it :-/
[18:42:46] <Kilos> sjoe
[18:43:06] <nuvolari> but I think it was a 13.10 install
[18:44:38] <nuvolari> is up in 2 months
[18:44:50] <smile> bye :p
[18:45:04] <Kilos> sleep tight smile
[18:45:06] <nuvolari> not sure what I'll use on the new job, but I just hope they'll let me install linux
[18:45:11] <nuvolari> good bye smile :)
[18:45:17] <nuvolari> thanks for visiting
[18:45:42] <nuvolari> anyone running alpha/beta versions?
[18:45:45] <Kilos> what if its all windows nuvolari
[18:45:45] <smile> thanks :)
[18:46:39] <nuvolari> Kilos: no way, it won't be. I made sure of that!
[18:46:56] <nuvolari> my foodie! peer jou nonsens!
[18:47:00] <nuvolari> :-/
[18:47:50] <captine> new job? I am bugging my work to let me run ubuntu. they have terminal servers for if I need windows for any specific tools
[18:48:41] <magespawn> i was running 14.04 as alpha until the release
[18:49:02] <captine> magespawn.... living on the edge :)
[18:49:26] <magespawn> ah was just a server i played with really
[18:49:27] <nuvolari> captine: yeah, resigned. I couldn't take it any longer
[18:49:37] <charl> the alpha was actually really stable, i even ran vmware on it
[18:49:41] <charl> worked really well
[18:49:51] <captine> nice
[18:50:02] <charl> you can run windows inside virtualbox/vmware too if you want
[18:50:12] <nuvolari> wb oom Kilos
[18:50:15] <charl> or some other hypervisor, no need to run windows at work as your host os
[18:50:16] <nuvolari> the show can continue
[18:50:20] <Kilos> oi sorry bout that
[18:50:27] <charl> peer strikes again
[18:50:59] <pier> whoops, it's registered
[18:51:04] <pier> wonder how long I'll last
[18:51:07] <pier> :P
[18:51:27] <charl> quick, reset everybody's connection before you get reset yourself :P
[18:51:39] <magespawn> charl, what wiki software do you use, and is it hosted or in house?
[18:51:41] * pier resets Kilos
[18:52:15] <Kilos> my stupid modem disconnected and had to be plugged in to another usb port
[18:52:16] <Kilos> grrr
[18:52:31] <pier> oh well, you didn't miss much oom
[18:52:50] <captine> anyone got a device to try ubuntu touch on?
[18:53:08] <nuvolari> hmm, does it work with a Samsung Galaxy Nexus?
[18:53:11] <nuvolari> I'd like to try
[18:53:20] <captine> i bought a nexus 7 just for it, but they now support the newer model... so i need to work thru some other instructions....
[18:53:22] <nuvolari> my nexus became turtle slow
[18:53:33] <captine> the nexus phones are the reference ones, but think they moved onto the nexus 4
[18:53:34] <captine> now
[18:53:36] <captine> for phone
[18:53:42] <nuvolari> oh boo!
[18:53:46] <captine> i am looking for a nexus
[18:54:50] <nuvolari> ok, moving on
[18:54:59] <nuvolari> Maaz: topic Software Freedom Day
[18:54:59] <Maaz> Current Topic: Software Freedom Day
[18:55:09] <ThatGraemeGuy> i have a Sony Galaxy iPhone
[18:55:11] <nuvolari> SFD will be on the 20th of September
[18:55:15] <ThatGraemeGuy> i think, i don't smartphone good
[18:55:23] <charl> magespawn: in house, docuwiki
[18:55:27] <nuvolari> I've seen Karl Fisher's been trying to get some people to talk in GP?
[18:55:37] <nuvolari> not sure how well that went
[18:55:44] <nuvolari> or whether he got responses
[18:56:08] <charl> GP ?
[18:56:08] <magespawn> ty charl
[18:56:09] <nuvolari>
[18:56:15] <magespawn> Gauteng
[18:56:16] <nuvolari> charl: Gauteng
[18:56:19] <charl> ah :)
[18:56:35] <nuvolari> not sure where he is exactly (Joburg/Pretora)
[18:57:03] <charl> sorry slightly OT but i haven't spoken to karl fischer in years, is he still on irc
[18:58:14] <nuvolari> I don't think so
[18:58:20] <nuvolari> I can't remember his nick :-/
[18:58:45] <charl> don't either actually
[18:59:09] <charl> kmf that was him
[19:00:04] <charl> (i think)
[19:00:53] <magespawn> yup kmf, fairly active on twitter and g+
[19:00:56] <nuvolari> yes!
[19:01:00] <captine> i have already told my wife that I am heading to pretoria for sfs on 20th
[19:01:17] <nuvolari> I'll find one in CT
[19:01:22] <nuvolari> anyone know of events in CT?
[19:01:28] <captine> think obsidian and some others are talking. not sure it is very big event, but keen still
[19:01:31] <Kilos> captine from korea?
[19:01:40] <captine> korea?
[19:01:44] <charl> no man that
[19:01:44] <Kilos> or i got you mixed up now
[19:01:49] <charl> that's somebody else
[19:01:55] <charl> sorry hit enter by mistake
[19:01:55] <Kilos> sjoe
[19:02:05] <charl> that's cantide
[19:02:23] <charl> Maaz: seen cantide
[19:02:23] <Maaz> charl: cantide was last seen 12 hours, 26 minutes and 32 seconds ago in #ubuntu-za on freenode [2014-08-25 23:35:50 PDT], and has been offline on freenode since 2014-08-25 23:48:41 PDT
[19:02:33] <captine> lol. i used to live in Philippines, but back in SA since june last year
[19:02:38] <Kilos> aha
[19:03:06] <Kilos> captine cantide close enough
[19:03:11] <Kilos> ty charl
[19:03:22] <charl> :)
[19:04:55] <nuvolari> meh, moving on
[19:04:58] <nuvolari> Maaz: tech
[19:04:58] <Maaz> nuvolari: *blink*
[19:05:00] <nuvolari> er
[19:05:11] <captine> lol
[19:05:15] <nuvolari> Maaz: topic Tech - new technologies based on FOSS
[19:05:15] <Maaz> Current Topic: Tech - new technologies based on FOSS
[19:05:25] <captine> korea pretty close to Philippines, so all good
[19:05:25] <nuvolari> Anything cool from you guys?
[19:05:52] <nuvolari> My life's been pretty dull. I apologise
[19:06:13] <Kilos> LOL
[19:06:23] <captine>
[19:06:28] * nuvolari gets lol'ed at
[19:06:30] <nuvolari> :'(
[19:06:38] <captine> anyone watch linuxactionshow? they have a "runs Linux' section
[19:06:40] <captine> every week
[19:07:04] <captine> and a reddit page which is pretty informative.
[19:07:14] <captine>
[19:09:08] <charl> first thing caught my attention "VMware Embraces Docker Container Virtualization"
[19:09:13] <charl> anyone here using docker
[19:09:57] <captine> charl, i have been playing with it on a vm and on my laptop, but not an expert.
[19:10:11] <captine> for some reason, still like a full VM. just need to learn the commands
[19:10:32] <nuvolari> ooh, pretty neat captine, that stack-box
[19:10:44] <captine> and figure out how to get the networking bridged for running a database server in a container
[19:11:01] <captine> nuvolari, it sure looks good.
[19:11:39] <captine> charl, you tried it?
[19:12:37] <charl> i've only been looking at it
[19:12:44] <charl> i'm not yet using it
[19:13:37] <captine> i am waiting to get some old servers from work, cos at the moment running all on VM's on my mini is a struggle... want to get a proxmox server running to make playing easier
[19:14:09] <captine> juju is also supporting docker for orchestration i think which is cool
[19:15:46] <nuvolari> Ok, moving on
[19:15:57] <nuvolari> Maaz: topic Elect chairperson for next meeting
[19:15:57] <Maaz> Current Topic: Elect chairperson for next meeting
[19:16:10] * nuvolari will be available
[19:16:45] <Kilos> nuvolari +
[19:16:53] <nuvolari> anyone is welcome to chair
[19:16:54] <Kilos> ++ as well
[19:17:19] <Kilos> nuvolari the job is yours
[19:17:25] <magespawn> indeed
[19:17:36] <nuvolari> well, it's only you and me that's left oom Kilos :P
[19:17:42] <nuvolari> oh and magespawn heh
[19:17:46] <Kilos> hehe
[19:17:52] <nuvolari> we'll keep each other company
[19:18:01] <Kilos> we need to try revive things i think
[19:18:03] <nuvolari> Maaz: agreed chair for next meeting: Nuvolari
[19:18:03] <Maaz> Agreed: chair for next meeting: Nuvolari
[19:18:19] <nuvolari> Maaz: topic Next Meeting Date
[19:18:19] <Maaz> Current Topic: Next Meeting Date
[19:18:34] <Kilos> a flame war or two might rock the boat a bit
[19:18:42] <nuvolari> the next meeting date is on the 23rd of September
[19:19:16] <nuvolari> and... I've created a page:
[19:19:27] <nuvolari> Maaz: forget about meeting.agenda
[19:19:27] <Maaz> nuvolari: I didn't know about about meeting.agenda anyway
[19:19:37] <nuvolari> Maaz: meeting.agenda is
[19:19:37] <Maaz> nuvolari: I already know stuff about meeting.agenda
[19:19:47] <nuvolari> Maaz: forget meeting.agenda
[19:19:47] <Maaz> nuvolari: Righto
[19:19:49] <nuvolari> Maaz: meeting.agenda is
[19:19:49] <Maaz> nuvolari: One learns a new thing every day
[19:20:23] <nuvolari> the next meeting after that will be the 28th of October
[19:20:38] <captine> this maaz thing is pretty cool. didnt spend much time on irc in my youth, but find it pretty amazing....
[19:20:45] <captine> simple things... :)
[19:20:46] <nuvolari> but let's not get ahead of ourselves
[19:21:00] <nuvolari> yeah
[19:21:06] <nuvolari> bots can be pretty helpful
[19:21:08] <Kilos> captine its a python bot you can find in the repos
[19:21:11] <Kilos> ibid
[19:21:17] <nuvolari> Maaz: expand
[19:21:17] <Maaz> nuvolari: That expands to:
[19:22:06] <nuvolari> maaz topic
[19:22:06] <Maaz> nuvolari: Sorry...
[19:22:10] <nuvolari> maaz: topic
[19:22:10] <Maaz> nuvolari: Excuse me?
[19:22:17] <nuvolari> Maaz: what is the current topic?
[19:22:17] <Maaz> nuvolari: I'm afraid I have no idea
[19:22:21] <nuvolari> useless
[19:22:25] <Kilos> lol
[19:22:40] <Kilos> surely closing
[19:22:50] <nuvolari> Maaz: topic Closing
[19:22:50] <Maaz> Current Topic: Closing
[19:22:56] <nuvolari> Thank you everyone for attending
[19:23:07] <Kilos> nuvolari thansk for chairing for us
[19:23:08] <nuvolari> although where running dry, we're not entirely stalling
[19:23:14] <Kilos> thanks as well
[19:23:17] <nuvolari> you're welcome :)
[19:23:24] <nuvolari> Trying to play my little part
[19:23:45] <nuvolari> I hope everyone will have a nice evening
[19:24:03] <nuvolari> and that we all will try to help with some more activity at the next meeting
[19:24:06] <nuvolari> ...
[19:24:06] <charl> thanks nuvolari you too
[19:24:08] <Kilos> im about ready for bed, its kinda cold here
[19:24:17] <nuvolari> *cough* *nudge nudge*
[19:24:25] <charl> lol
[19:24:32] <nuvolari> Maaz: end meeting