[plug] PLUG Meeting this week - Tues 7:30pm.

Bret Busby bret.busby at gmail.com
Sun Apr 10 16:28:53 WST 2011

On 10/04/2011, James Bromberger <james at rcpt.to> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Three things in here:
>   * This week's meeting - Tues 7:30pm - at UCC, UWA
>   * This week's meeting - Tues 7:30pm - in your house/place of work!!
>   * This week's meeting - Tues 7:30pm - in Katanning!
>   This week's meeting
> Firstly a reminder about this week's meeting at UWA where long-term PLUG
> member Harry McNally will be talking about some work he is doing to get
> a dormant Radiotelescope dish moving on the top of the UWA Physics
> building. The project had languished and UCC were offered the job of
> reviving it. The talk covers using an Arduino board to control the high
> power stepper motor driver boards. The embedded software is based on a
> software framework called Quantum Programming (QP) which allows a design
> to be defined as state machines using UML statecharts. The code is dual
> licensed so it is available under the GPL (and at no cost) for projects
> where GPL is an appropriate distribution license.
> The venue is The University Computer Club (UCC; www.ucc.asn.au), above
> the Ref Tavern, UWA entrance #2 on Hacket Drive, Nedlands. Tel: (08)
> 6488 3901. Take the stairs, located on the south side of the building,
> to the top floor. Sorry, no lift access to this location.
> As normal, the event is free to attend, and no prior registration is
> needed. Feel free to bring a friend.
>   This week's meeting in your house/place of work!
> The AV project has been assembling equipment, and we're going to try and
> live stream the meeting from the UCC so that anyone unable to physically
> attend can still watch, and via the magic of IRC, feed back questions
> and comments. Please hang out on #plug on irc.plug.org.au (GimpNet) for
> details; this is very much a test run so there is likely to be
> interruptions to the stream, but we'll try our best. The stream will
> appear at the right time on http://www.plug.org.au:8000/ (you wont see
> it listed there just now).
>   This week's meeting in Katanning!
> With the advent of a live stream, comes our first regional gathering in
> Katanning. Anyone within travelling distance of Katanning is welcome to
> join Peter Taekema at Great Southern Computer Services to try and watch
> the video stream and chat about .. well, anything... from 7pm onwards at
> 96 Clive Street, Katanning (08 9821 7306). There's a pizza shop next
> door so you'll be able to get in the spirit! :)
> PLUG is very open to anyone else outside of the metro area who also want
> to hold a mini-PLUG get together to also try and watch the stream
> (again, if it works!! :) ) and chat with other like-minded people around
> them. We're conscious that we're a big state, and not everyone can make
> it into Perth for a PLUG meeting; if you're in another region and would
> like to welcome others to discuss/debate/(dis)agree on Linux & Open
> Source then let us know and you can host a regional gathering of PLUG.
> --
> Mobile: +61 422 166 708, Email: james_AT_rcpt.to

What is likely to happen, if one of us enters
http://www.plug.org.au:8000/ as mentioned above, in the URL box in a
web browser window?

Would we be able to watch (and hear) the video?

I am curious.....

Bret Busby
West Australia

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 you'll know what the answer means."
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 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
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