[ubuntu-us-ma] Inner City Ubuntu Hour 2

Michael C. mikestechno at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 10:35:30 UTC 2011

Awesome looks like your doing great work...

Mike C.

On 07/02/2011 04:36 PM, Martin Owens wrote:
> Hey Guys,
> Today was the second Inner City Ubuntu Hour[1], myself, Dave Hunt and
> Ralph DeGenero met at Winter Street and Tremont on this beautiful july
> forth weekend to talk geek about Ubuntu.
> First stop we went to Starbucks to get some drinks and use up Rio's free
> drink card. Then onwards to have some food at Pho Pasture in Boston's
> China Town. We talked about the etymology of language and lots of
> various geeky subjects. The main event followed:
> We took the T (train) to Andrew Sq. and walked over to the Mary Ellen
> Community Center. I showed off the computer lab with full Ubuntu
> machines and how the network was administered and kept in sync.
> Particularly interesting was the way the package syncing worked and the
> new user registration gdm[2]. You can see a video of me demonstrating
> the user registration system here[3].
> I also have a set of scripts to notify users and track their session
> times using libnotify and app-indicators. You can check out the
> client[4] and server scripts[5] here and the session manager here[6]
> (unfinished).
> We tested the Orca screen reader and attempted to upgrade it for the lab
> to 3.1, but the new versions are having trouble with Maverick at the
> moment. So they were quickly downgraded.
> With that, we ended to Ubuntu Hour which was extended into over time to
> show off some really cool stuff.
> I hope more people can make it to the next Ubuntu Hour next month.
> Special guest PaulTag! :-D
> Best Regards, Martin Owens
> 1. http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-us-ma/1027/detail/
> 2. https://code.launchpad.net/~doctormo/gdm-commmunity-greeter/trunk
> 3.
> http://blip.tv/martin-owens/community-center-public-access-ubuntu-5210992
> 4. https://code.launchpad.net/~doctormo/+junk/client-scripts
> 5. https://code.launchpad.net/~doctormo/+junk/server-scripts
> 6. https://code.launchpad.net/~doctormo/+junk/session-manager

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