[Ubuntu-SG] Ubuntu Live! Workshop Poster => Workshop considerations

Nick HS nick at daenim.com
Sun Mar 22 01:36:15 GMT 2009


Hi Den,

The event is on the 27 March (Coming friday). Where do you see April
27th? Looking at http://ubuntu.sg/UbuntuWorkshop_NUS it says March 27th

Thanks, Nick

On Sat, 2009-03-21 at 18:00 +0800, Visit Singapore 2009 wrote:
> Dear C David or anyone related to this project
>  
> I am interested to attend this event, but I could not find the exact
> date:
>  
> Saw the poster is 27 March 2009 but the website of www.ubuntu.sg is
> stated
> as 27 April 2009 so which is which?
>  
> I believe this is an interesting project but how to attend?
>  
> Can someone enlighten me?
>  
> Thanks
>  
> Sincerely
> Den
> Mobile: 81012268
> 
> 
>  
> On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 1:50 PM, C David Rigby
> <c.david.rigby at gmail.com> wrote:
>         Skip to the bottom if you've been tracking this conversation
>         where I
>         reply to Heidir!
>         
>         On Fri, 2009-03-20 at 10:44 +0800, Muhammad Heidir wrote:
>         > On Fri, 2009-03-20 at 09:22 +0800, Maung Myat Thu @ Billy
>         Aung Myint
>         > wrote:
>         > > Good Morning ,
>         > >
>         > >               Here I would have to agree with David. Every
>         now and then
>         > > some of my friends' laptops would have trouble booting
>         from a usb so to
>         > > minimise the time troubleshooting possible problems , we
>         could break up
>         > > the whole thing into two segments as suggested by David eg
>         lecture and
>         > > tutorial.
>         > >
>         > > regards
>         > > Billy
>         > >
>         > > PS : Today is the date for the trial right? Venue and
>         Time? Sorry, I've
>         > > been out-of-touch lately.
>         > >
>         > > On Fri, 2009-03-20 at 09:08 +0800, C David Rigby wrote:
>         > > > Good morning all,
>         > > >
>         > > >
>         > > > On Thu, 2009-03-19 at 19:22 +0800, Ho Fucai wrote:
>         > > > > Hi Heidir,
>         > > > >
>         > > > > I suggest removing the lines about having participants
>         to bring in
>         > > > > their own live cds. Instead ammend it with:
>         > > > >
>         > > > > "Participants are required(in bold) to bring their own
>         > > > > thumbdrives/flash disks to fully take advantage of the
>         OS
>         > > > > demonstrations"
>         > > > >
>         > > > > Once the poster is finalized (ASAP). let me know. I
>         will mail that out
>         > > > > to the students.
>         > > > >
>         > > > > Fucai
>         > > > >
>         > > > >
>         > > >
>         > > > Fucai, this does follow from my original intentions and
>         proposal.
>         > > > However, until we have tested the setup in the lab, I'm
>         not sure that we
>         > > > can actually use the lab computers to write liveUSB
>         images. Even if we
>         > > > can, that does not mean the liveUSB images will work
>         well on the
>         > > > participants own computers.
>         > > >
>         > > > In particular, the BIOS of the particpant's own computer
>         mus be set to
>         > > > boot from USB. My recent model Acer laptop, for example,
>         has FOUR
>         > > > options for USB boot: USB HDD, USB CDROM, USB FDD and
>         USB KEY. It will
>         > > > boot from a USB Flash drive, which we normally call a
>         USB Key, but one
>         > > > must choose the USB HDD option, not the USB KEY option,
>         in order for
>         > > > this to work.
>         > > >
>         > > > So, it is not a trivial task to get that set up
>         properly. Also to the
>         > > > point is that writing a liveUSB image is a
>         time-consuming process. If we
>         > > > do it from the liveCDs, the liveCD systems really cannot
>         do anything
>         > > > else during that time. Ergo, people will be sitting
>         around with little
>         > > > activity for a (30 minutes or so).
>         > > >
>         > > > How about this:
>         > > >
>         > > > Let's divide the workshop into two, one-hour sessions.
>         > > >
>         > > > The first is a generic "Intro to the Desktop"
>         presentation. Demo'd by
>         > > > the presenter, with participants following along on
>         their liveCD-booted
>         > > > PCs. No participant equipment required.
>         > > >
>         > > > The second half is a "Write Ubuntu to Your USB device".
>         More
>         > > > experimental, and participants must bring their own USB
>         flash or HDD of
>         > > > AT LEAST 2 GB capacity and their own portable computer.
>         They need to be
>         > > > warned that the contents of the USB device will be lost,
>         so don't bring
>         > > > one full of critical data that is not backed up
>         somewhere else.
>         > > >
>         > > > Rather than put too much info on the poster, we simply
>         indicate that
>         > > > participants need to check the website for full
>         requirements for the USB
>         > > > installation. Kheng Hui, note that this means we need to
>         expand the
>         > > > registration form to provide a place where the
>         participants can indicate
>         > > > whether or not they intend to participate in the USB
>         install option.
>         > > >
>         > > > Again, I apologize for the uncertainties at this late
>         date, but until we
>         > > > do the check out today at the lab, it will be tough to
>         know exactly what
>         > > > we can offer in that environment and stay within
>         reasonable constraints
>         > > > of time and personnel available.
>         > > >
>         > > > Thoughts, eveyone?
>         > > >
>         > > > Cheers
>         > > > CDR
>         > > >
>         > > > >
>         > > > >
>         > > > >
>         ______________________________________________________________________
>         > > > > From: Muhammad Heidir <dave33bravo at yahoo.com.sg>
>         > > > > To: C David Rigby <c.david.rigby at gmail.com>; Kheng Hui
>         Yeo
>         > > > > <icedwater at gmail.com>
>         > > > > Cc: Ho Fucai <ho_fucai at yahoo.com.sg>;
>         dave33bravo at yahoo.com
>         > > > > Sent: Thursday, 19 March 2009 3:29:18
>         > > > > Subject: Re: Ubuntu Live! Workshop Poster
>         > > > >
>         > > > > Hi all,
>         > > > >
>         > > > > Sorry I just managed to check my email now.
>         > > > >
>         > > > > 1. David, could you provide the directions to the Arts
>         Canteen?
>         > > > >
>         > > > > 2. Fucai, Kheng Hui, is it possible to provide the
>         full text which you
>         > > > > need me to amend?
>         > > > >
>         > > > > 3. I am still waiting for linuxNUS logo. If this is
>         not possible, I
>         > > > > will be creating the word with a sub tag below it,
>         "Open Up to Open
>         > > > > Source"
>         > > > >
>         > > > > 4. As suggested, I will be highlighting the logos on
>         the poster..
>         > > > >
>         > > > > Thank you.
>         > > > >
>         > > > > Best Regards,
>         > > > > Muhammad Heidir
>         > > > > Yahoo!: dave33bravo | Multiply: doksg
>         > > > >
>         > > > >
>         > > > >
>         > > > >
>         > > > >
>         ______________________________________________________________________
>         > > > > From: C David Rigby <c.david.rigby at gmail.com>
>         > > > > To: Kheng Hui Yeo <icedwater at gmail.com>
>         > > > > Cc: Ho Fucai <ho_fucai at yahoo.com.sg>;
>         dave33bravo at yahoo.com
>         > > > > Sent: Thursday, 19 March 2009 3:14:14
>         > > > > Subject: Re: Ubuntu Live! Workshop Poster
>         > > > >
>         > > > >
>         > > > >
>         > > > > On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 2:47 PM, Kheng Hui Yeo
>         <icedwater at gmail.com>
>         > > > > wrote:
>         > > > >         Hello Fucai,
>         > > > >
>         > > > >         Don't worry - linuxNUS can provide about 30.
>         We just need help
>         > > > >         burning
>         > > > >         them all. ;) Though we've probably got that
>         covered, too.
>         > > > >         As for the registration, maybe you could send
>         them to our link
>         > > > >         http://www.linuxnus.org/register/ubuntu ?
>         > > > >         We'll hand you a copy of the name list, don't
>         worry about it.
>         > > > >         Since
>         > > > >         we've pretty much estimated the turnout and
>         given the numbers
>         > > > >         to SOC
>         > > > >         admin, I take it this event is good to go?
>         > > > >
>         > > > >         Test session is tomorrow... the CDs won't all
>         be burned by
>         > > > >         then, but
>         > > > >         we can bring some.
>         > > > >
>         > > > >         See you at COM1 then! As usual, David, Heidir,
>         if you need
>         > > > >         directions,
>         > > > >         drop me a message (91804777). There's really
>         poor reception
>         > > > >         within
>         > > > >         COM1. Ironic, but that's one thing to like
>         about the building,
>         > > > >         it's
>         > > > >         got a sense of humour. I suggest we meet at
>         the arts canteen
>         > > > >         first at
>         > > > >         around 3.50? (I'll be done with a class just
>         before then.)
>         > > > >         Fucai, you
>         > > > >         can go straight of course, since you already
>         know how to get
>         > > > >         there. ;)
>         > > > >
>         > > > >         Best regards,
>         > > > >         Kheng Hui
>         > > > >
>         > > > > OK, I know the way to Arts Canteen. Heidir, advise
>         myself or Keng Hui
>         > > > > if you need directions.
>         > > > >
>         > > > > I will also bring some CDs, enough for testing at any
>         rate. I will
>         > > > > provide more live CDs once we confirm that booting
>         from live CD works
>         > > > > in the lab. I have a stash of them left over from
>         OSSPAC. Time
>         > > > > permitting, I will also be producing labels for them
>         that will show
>         > > > > our groups' names and website addresses, as
>         applicable.
>         > > > >
>         > > > > However, we have requested real, official Ubuntu live
>         CDs for the
>         > > > > event. We just do not know if they will arrive in
>         time.
>         > > > >
>         > > > > Keng Hui, noting that you also responded, you can help
>         replenish my
>         > > > > stock from linuxNUS' supply if you like.
>         > > > >
>         > > > > Regards
>         > > > > CDR
>         > > > >
>         > > > >
>         > > > >
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>         > >
>         > Hi Guys,
>         >
>         > I agree with David and Billy. Booting up and creating the
>         Live USB takes
>         > time. We wouldnt want the session to be a troubleshooting
>         lesson.
>         >
>         > We can have the split the session into 2 or hold another
>         session on it
>         > and other advanced topics.
>         >
>         > Still, do you require any changes on the poster as of now?
>         
>         Given that we need to get the poster out today, but that
>         content of the
>         presentation is still to be determined, let's do this:
>         
>                1. Indicate that registration for the event is
>         required, and
>                give the URL for linuxNUS' registration form.
>         
>                2. In a large font, perhaps italicized font at the
>         bottom, ask
>                the reader to (without the quotes, of course):
>         
>                        "Please visit our web site at
>                        http://ubuntu.sg/UbuntuWorkshop_NUS for more
>         information
>                        on the event!"
>         
>                This page is currently "under construction" but I will
>         get it
>                filled in with something by tomorrow.
>         
>         What does everyone think?
>         
>         CDR
>         
>         
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