[nycbug-talk] Last night's meeting

Mark Saad mark.saad at ymail.com
Thu Dec 3 11:45:14 EST 2009

  My wife Sheila had a good idea,  some of the short topics from last night or another similar meeting
could be an entire meeting. Why not vote someone to come back and expand on their topic for a future meeting.  

Mark Saad
mark.saad at ymail.com

----- Original Message ----
> From: George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com>
> To: talk <talk at lists.nycbug.org>
> Sent: Thu, December 3, 2009 11:19:15 AM
> Subject: [nycbug-talk] Last night's meeting
> Wondering other's thoughts on last nights meeting. . .
> I thought it was a great meeting overall. .. brought in more speakers, 
> some for the first time, encouraged more people to be involved.
> We often have side discussions about topics that don't justify a full 
> meeting.  It might be an SSH hack, a creative use of pipes, and so it 
> reflects the day-to-day activities of people. . . so it's worth 
> integrating into our meetings without the rigidity of this or that 
> specific topic.
> Personally, though, I was thinking we should try for a "pipes and 
> scripts" meetings as opposed to "ports and packages."
> Maybe a bit clearer by saying the solutions/hints/hacks should be 
> interoperable for all bsds (and even Linux and Solaris, etc). .. . 
> basically a focus on creatively employing the core unix commands. .. 
> from "at to zcat."  Say, unix is a toolbox, what do you do with the tools?
> Say. . . running a command then ending with "&& mail -s 'script done' 
> root" or  uniquely piping things to logger, like ike's jls example (jls 
> being a FreeBSD ls for the current jails for the host).  little things 
> that make life easier because ppl are employing the core unix tools 
> creatively.
> Nevertheless, we could look at repeating last night in some form or another.
> Other thoughts?
> g
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