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

C David Rigby c.david.rigby at gmail.com
Sun Mar 22 08:01:43 GMT 2009


On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 9:36 AM, Nick HS <nick at daenim.com> wrote:

> 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
>

We fixed it already!

Cheers
CDR


>
> 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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