[announce] Upcoming NYC*BUG

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Mon Jul 2 18:27:36 EDT 2012

A few announcements, but most importantly, this Wednesday's meeting is 
postponed to the following week, July 11.  There is no meeting on July 4.

*  July 11 Meeting

2012-07-11 @ 18:30 - Location: Suspenders

Bring a Box, Rock Your tmux(1), Matthew Story

A good terminal multiplexer is a vital part of the UNIX Developer and 
Systems Engineer toolkit. For the better part of a decade, I installed 
GNU screen(1) on each and everyone of my machines, dealing with the lack 
of useful features, over-abundance of useless features, complex 
configuration mini-language, and it's preference to setuid to root. Then 
along came the OpenBSD project's tmux(1), and everything changed.

Core to the idea of tmux(1) is a command interface, used for both 
configuration and run-time, making it a simple, easy-to-learn and 
easy-to-use (and configure) tool. In addition to this, tmux(1) gives you 
vertical and horizontal panes, pane templates, simple pane resizing, and 
so much more. If you're a screen(1) user, consider this a Screen User's 
Anonymous session; if you have refused to engage a terminal multiplexer 
to this point, and your monitor is cluttered daily with 20 - 30 terminal 
windows ... consider this your salvation; either way, bring your box and 
we'll get you rocking with tmux(1) in a couple of hours.

About the speaker:

Matthew Story is Director of the AxialMarket Corps of Engineers, and a 
contributor to the FreeBSD project. He regularly uses the small gun; 
xargs(1) is his favorite program (especially with -P).

* FOSSCon (.org) is August 11, and they are looking for BSD speakers.

* Are you going to HOPE (hopenumbernine.net)?  We are planning to have 
fliers for the FreeBSD port bug-busting hackathon and the August 
meeting.  If interested in tabling, ping us on admin at .

* We are working on the details for a FreeBSD bug-busting for ports in 
late July/early August, which we are aiming to hold in coordination with 
the San Francisco FreeBSD User Group.  Keep an eye out for details, but 
it will likely be on a Saturday.

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