[Ubuntu-SG] Speaker Request for NUS SFD, 19 Sept 2008 @ NUS

C David Rigby c.david.rigby at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 03:36:32 BST 2008


On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 10:27 AM, Muhammad Heidir Abd M <
dave33bravo at yahoo.com.sg> wrote:

> Perhaps, you could be a demonstrator? After Chew's or my presentation, you
> could show the compiz effects, some games, evolution appointment reminder or
> something to demo to the users? MS Office on top of WINE?
>
> I am trying to get an Nvidia capable laptop to be used for the
> demonstration. While Mr. Chew's laptop will used for presentation.
>
> Heidir
>
>
Yes, that works. We need more players for Battle for Wesnoth! My laptop has
Intel's XMA3100 on-board graphics chip. It's good enough for Compiz, but not
for, say, Alien Arena or Tremulous.

Have you posted slides and such for your presentation? I seem to recall
looking at some before.

Do you know if we have a projector at NUS, or some other large view screen?

Cheers
CDR


> ----- Original Message ----
> From: C David Rigby <c.david.rigby at gmail.com>
> To: Muhammad Heidir Abd M <dave33bravo at yahoo.com.sg>
> Cc: Thomas Goh <tomgohj at gmail.com>; Ubuntu Singapore Mailing List <
> ubuntu-sg at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Sent: Monday, 15 September 2008 10:21:32
> Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-SG] Speaker Request for NUS SFD, 19 Sept 2008 @ NUS
>
>
>
> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 10:12 AM, Muhammad Heidir Abd M <
> dave33bravo at yahoo.com.sg> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm not sure whether its right to talk about FOSS, since we are suppossed
>> to talk about Ubuntu. Mr. Chew, care for a suggestion?
>>
>
> Good point, Thanh Son did ask for a presentation on GNU/Linux. You and Chew
> have the basics covered, though. Hmmm, really, with four topics, do we
> really need another presentation? Perhaps I should just prep my laptop with
> multiple *buntus for demonstration purposes or otherwise support your
> efforts?
>
> I admit that I am at a loss for a great idea here. As well, the volume of
> activity associated with SFDS08 at this point means I probably do not have
> much, if any, time to prepare a presentation. My suggested topics were taken
> directly from the things I know I will be setting up for Installfest, so I
> felt I'd be able to talk and demo without to much additional effort.
>
>
>> About the cart you are talking about, I'm sure you are referring to the
>> carts that was given away when you purchased a printer during COMEX 2008. It
>> can either be pulled behind or pushed, and it can be folded to be carried
>> easily.
>>
>
> Yes, that is the one. In the US it is called a hand truck, in France "un
> cabas". I'm not sure what the correct term is in Singapore.
>
>
>>
>> Unfortunately I gave mine away to a friend. I'm not sure where you could
>> buy it. You could try Sim Lim Square, or Funan IT Mall - Challenger?
>>
>> All the best.
>>
>> Heidir
>>
>
> Thanks
> CDR
>
>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: C David Rigby <c.david.rigby at gmail.com>
>> To: Thomas Goh <tomgohj at gmail.com>
>> Cc: Ubuntu Singapore Mailing List <ubuntu-sg at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> Sent: Monday, 15 September 2008 09:46:35
>> Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-SG] Speaker Request for NUS SFD, 19 Sept 2008 @ NUS
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 9:24 AM, Thomas Goh <tomgohj at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Just wondering if anyone is covering the history of OSS. Might be good to
>>> do a short intro.
>>>
>>> Cheer,Tom Goh
>>>
>>
>> Also a possibility, but perhaps not having the same impact as stuff I
>> could demonstrate on my laptop(s). (I asked Richard, Raymond and Linus to
>> drop by, but they said they were too busy watching Seinfeld and Gates on
>> Youtube. (8-> )
>>
>> I did consider "A brief history of GNU/Linux" but dragging along my
>> computer museum may be more than I can manage when transported by taxi.
>>
>> BTW, does anyone know of a good place to by a hand truck or cart (I'm not
>> sure what the correct term is in Singapore)? Something I could stack my gear
>> on to wheel it back and forth. Two wheels, stands by itself, tip to roll,
>> popular with Aunties going shopping.
>>
>> Cheers
>> CDR
>>
>>
>>> On Sep 15, 2008, at 9:18 AM, "C David Rigby" <c.david.rigby at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Good Morning TUSG,
>>>
>>> OK, because I'm sort of ornery (just ask my mother) my proposed
>>> presentation, to follow those of Chew and Heidir, is "FOSS is not just
>>> GNU/Linux!" What I'll cover, super-briefly:
>>>
>>>
>>>    - FOSS for Windows
>>>    - Other OSes (*BSDs, Minix; Open Solaris will already be covered by
>>>    Thanh Son most likely)
>>>    - Applications of the Free & Open Source concept to other domains
>>>    (biology and hardware, for example, but also Creative Commons).
>>>
>>> What do you think?
>>>
>>> CDR
>>>
>>> On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 11:02 AM, C David Rigby <<c.david.rigby at gmail.com>
>>> c.david.rigby at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello Chew,
>>>>
>>>> OK, I'll see what I can do by way of a presentation topic. It will need
>>>> to be something I can put together with minimal time expended, given the
>>>> impressive list of tasks I have still outstanding. I'll cogitate a bit and
>>>> then propose a topic to you and Heidir. Since you two have the Ubuntu
>>>> advocacy covered, I should focus on something more generally GNU/Linux,
>>>> don't you think?
>>>>
>>>> Cheers
>>>> CDR
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 10:48 AM, Chew EK < <chew4097 at gmail.com>
>>>> chew4097 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> hi CDR
>>>>> At the moment, we have the following presentation topics:
>>>>> 1. Why Ubuntu?  About the Ubuntu way.  >> Chew
>>>>> 2. Introduction to Ubuntu desktop and applications.  >> Heider
>>>>> 3. Compiz Fusion demo..  >> Chew
>>>>> 4. Where to get Ubuntu?  Joining the Ubuntu community. >> Chew
>>>>>
>>>>> The list of topics might still change, since Heidir can't make up his
>>>>> mind. :lol:
>>>>>
>>>>> K. Sitt has mentioned he can't make it in time, due to work commitment.
>>>>>
>>>>> It will be great if you could add a presentation to the list.
>>>>>
>>>>> regards
>>>>> Chew
>>>>>
>>>>> --
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>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
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