pre-FOSDEM Meetup Thu 2nd Feb at the Mulberry Bush pub from 6pm

Happy new year all.

We will be meeting up on the Thursday before FOSDEM – 2nd February from 6pm at the Mulbery Bush Pub which is near Waterloo station.

It’s a great chance for anyone who is interested in Linux and Open Source to have a few drinks and a chat with some like-minded people in a nice informal atmosphere. Anyone and everyone is welcome, so spread the word and bring people along, especially if you’re in the area to head to FOSDEM.

Hope to see you there.

Directions to the Mulberry Bush

Mulberry Bush
89 Upper Ground, Southbank, London, SE1 9PP

Leave Waterloo via the original main entrance in order to head towards the South Bank.  The main entrance is found by turning left after coming through any of the ticket barriers, and is at the far end of the concourse beyond platform 18, on the right next to the lost luggage.  Head through the glass doors and down the stone steps, if you find yourself on a bridge you’ve gone the wrong way, come back and look on your left for the glass doors.

Once down the steps head to your left, cross some zebra crossings and generally follow what is likely to be the main crowd towards the traffic lights to cross York Road.  The aim is to stroll along Sutton Walk, the pedestrian walkway under the blue lattice bridge, towards the South Bank.  Once under the bridge continue straight towards the Royal Festival Hall and you will shortly reach a T-junction with Belvedere road before you actually get to the hall.

Turn right and walk along that road – this is the home straight, except it’s the longest section of the trip!  I’m afraid this part isn’t much to look at, you’ll pass the National Theatre, IBM and ITV and just when you think you’ve gone wrong, the Mulberry Bush will appear on your right hand side.

The route looks like this

The pub looks like this

New (Temporary) Mailing List

Due to our long-standing GLLUG maintained mailing list being out of service for over a month now we have joined forces with <a href="http://lug.org.uk/">lug.org.uk</a> and are now running a temporary mailing list with them. Most of the previous subscribers have been re-invited to this new list, but if you are new, welcome and please join our new list.<br />
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All the instructions for subscribing are here:<br />
<a href="http://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/gllug">http://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/gllug</a><br />
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15th July 2010 – GLLUG Talk – The Android Kernel

The this months talk will be about the Android kernel and will be<br />
given by Sunny Aujla .<br />
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He will be talking about the history, a view of android in mainstream<br />
linux, the Google changes, and the future of the Android kernel.<br />
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This month we have another change of venue, we are back at UCL! Ron<br />
Gaston has kindly booked room 1.02 in the Malet Place Engineering<br />
Building which if I remember correctly you have to enter through the<br />
Roberts building.<br />
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If people could arrive for 1900, ready for the talk to begin at 1930.<br />
At the end of the talk we usually visit the pub (Jeremy Bentham?) for<br />
a few drinks, general chat and socialising.

17th June – GLLUG Talk – Typesetting with Free Software Tools

Date: Thursday, June 17th, 2010<br />
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm<br />
Location: Univ of Westminster Campus<br />
Street: New Cavendish Street<br />
City/Town: London<br />
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The next talk is titled "Typesetting with Free Software Tools" and<br />
will be given by Tethys.<br />
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After being introduced to the wonders of Unix at university,<br />
Tethys was hooked. With the release of Linux a few years later,<br />
he was able to use Unix at home as well, and has never looked<br />
back. He has interests in digital typography, large system<br />
design, and playing with LARTC. His career has alternated<br />
between coding and sysadmin for various companies in various<br />
industries. One of those was in the pre-press department of<br />
a large newspaper group, where an interest in typesetting<br />
became a profession for a while. He is currently at the<br />
coding end of the spectrum, writing software for a small<br />
company using statistical analysis to predict future trends.<br />
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We are returning to our previous venue at the University of<br />
Westminster, in the Large Lecture Theatre. If people could arrive for<br />
1900, ready for the talk to begin at 1930. At the end of the talk we<br />
usually visit the pub for a few drinks, general chat and socialising.<br />
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Sean has a sign-in sheet organised on the day for people to sign so he<br />
can get an idea of attendance.<br />
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13th May – Joint GLLUG / UKUUG talk

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2010<br />
Time: 7:00pm<br />
Venue: Lecture theatre 1.03 in the Malet Place Engineering Building,<br />
University College London<br />
Map: <a href="http://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/ucl-maps/map2_hi_res">http://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/ucl-maps/map2_hi_res</a><br />
City/Town: London<br />
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Linux is Supercomputing – how Linux works on your mobile phone and on<br />
the biggest supercomputers on the planet.<br />
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Eng Lim Goh of SGI will be discussing how Linux is used on<br />
supercomputers, and will demonstrate some of the capabilities of the new<br />
SGI Ultraviolet architecture, which is the most scalable Linux<br />
architecture in the world.<br />
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Dr. Eng Lim Goh has been CTO of SGI since 2001, and has been voted one<br />
of the Top 10 most influential CTOs.<br />
He oversees Project Ultraviolet and works on solutions to massively<br />
parallel rendering.<br />
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15th April – Greater London LUG meeting

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010<br />
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm<br />
Location: Univ of Westminster Campus<br />
Street: New Cavendish Street<br />
City/Town: London<br />
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The next talk is titled "Wire Shark and the basics of network traffic monitoring." and will be given by Nahual Marisi and John Sharp.<br />
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We have a slight change of venue, we will still be meeting at the University of Westminster (Cavendish Campus), but in Room C1.04. If people could arrive for 1900, ready for the talk to begin at 1930. I will try and get some signs made up to direct people to room C1.04 Hopefully there will be a trip to a local pub for social and technical chit-chat.<br />
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I feel the "I'm going" email's were unpopular and Sean had a sign-in sheet organised on the day anyway. So I think we should stick people just turning up and signing in. (ie you don't have to email the list or me explicitly stating you are going, unless you <strong>really really</strong> want us to know.)<br />
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Ciaran Mooney<br />

18th March – Greater London LUG Meeting

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2010<br />
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm<br />
Location: Univ of Westminster Campus<br />
Street: New Cavendish Street<br />
City/Town: London<br />
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There will be a talk for the GLLUG by Richard Jones on libguestfs[1] on Thursday 18th March at 1930. It will be held at the Cavendish campus of the University of Westminster, in the Large Lecture Theatre. I will try and get a more accurate description of the lecture theatre's location and post it to the mailing list and website. If people could arrive at 1900 to make sure we are ready to begin at 1930. After the talk I suggest we go to a decent local pub for a social.<br />
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Please email <a href="mailto:general.mooney@googlemail.com">general.mooney-at-googlemail.com</a> if you are attending in order to get an idea of the expected number of people.<br />
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Ciaran Mooney<br />
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[1] <a href="http://libguestfs.org">http://libguestfs.org</a><br />
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19th Nov 2009 : Social Meeting

Venue : <a href="http://www.individualpubs.co.uk/pembury/">Pembury Tavern</a><br />
Date and Time : 19th November 1930 til "late"<br />
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Person to find there : Ciarán Mooney, who might or might not look like this guy :<img src="http://pyuk2008.pyconuk.org/images/ciaranmooney.png"><br />
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We also have a Facebook event page for this at : <a href="http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=167818403148&ref=nf">http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=167818403148&ref=nf</a>