[buug] BALUG: Tu 2015-01-20: Bridging

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Thu Jan 15 16:50:52 PST 2015

BALUG: Tu 2015-01-20: Bridging


items, details further below:
BALUG meeting 2015-01-20: Bridging
giveaways (Books, CDs/DVDs, ...)
Got venue? (projector/screen ...)
volunteering to help BALUG (and add to your experience & resume!)
Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/BALUG_org


For our 2015-01-20 BALUG meeting:

Bridging[1] - we have a discussion topic for this meeting, even if we
don't have a "speaker", we do have folks at least rather to more
familiar with bridging - and we're not limited to only discussions on
and about bridging.

Bridging allows two or more networks to be connected, at the
OSI Layer 2 (data link layer)[2] level - e.g. Ethernet[3] packets. Linux
can be used to bridge physical and/or virtual networks and interfaces
together. So come join our meeting for interesting discussion on
bridging and other Linux and Open Source matters.

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridging_(networking)
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_model#Layer_2:_data_link_layer
3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet

So, if you'd like to join us please RSVP to:

                         rsvp at balug.org

**Why RSVP??**

Well, don't worry we won't turn you away, but the RSVPs really help
BALUG and our venue plan for the meeting and accommodations, so please
let us know.

    6:30pm Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 2015-01-20
    Henry's Hunan Restaurant
    110 Natoma St. (between 2nd & New Montgomery)
    San Francisco, CA 94105-3704
    Easy Transit/Parking Access: short walk from BART, MUNI, parking
       Trip planning:  http://www.511.org/

Delicious Hunan cuisine and reasonably priced.

Meeting Details...

     The meetings are always free, but dinner is not (unless you are our
     guest speaker, in which case we also treat you to dinner).  For
     Henry's Hunan Restaurant, if folks are agreeable, we'll share and
     dine "family" style, and split up the costs, and typical cost per
     person including tax and tip (but not including beverages beyond
     complementary tea) would be in the $13.00 to $17.50 range, and
     commonly around $15.00 to $16.50.  Cash may be preferred to ease
     splitting up the check.  One can also specifically order the
     dish(es) one needs/prefers (e.g. for dietary considerations) - and
     we also commonly order some dish(es) that may meet various dietary
     considerations) (e.g. vegetarian, non-pork, ...).  Please arrive by
     7:00 P.M., we expect to order entrees at that time, and may order
     appetizer(s) and/or soup(s) anytime after 6:30 P.M.


We typically have various giveaway items at BALUG meetings.  We'll
likely have at least the below plus additional items.

Books! - have a look here:

CDs/DVDs/ISOs, etc. - have a peek here:
We may also be able to "burn" images per request or copy to USB flash,
etc.  Donations of blank or +-RW media, USB flash, or funding thereof,
also appreciated.  See the above URL for details (and the inventory
(qty.) of what we specifically have "burned" and available on-hand does
also frequently change).


Got venue?

We can use your help on leads (and follow-up) for venue!  Certainly feel
free to discus on our "talk[1]" list.  See also the earlier item[2] on
our admin list that gives fair overview of what we're hopefully looking
to find as for venue.  We could certainly use a venue that works well
for speakers/presenters (e.g. projector & screen), can handle fair sized
crowds (to 30 or more, ideally to over 100 as we sometimes have), is
reasonably economical and consistent across varying attendance sizes
(e.g. same location or very close in part of same facility), and where
dinner/food/beverages are either available at such a presentation
facility, or very close by.  IF YOU HAVE LEADS ON SPECIFIC VENUE(s) BE
SURE TO DROP US A NOTE!: balug-contact at balug.org - and can of course
also mention/discuss it on our "talk[1]" list.  And much thanks for
leads/contacts, useful ideas, follow-up on that, etc. that will get us
to our future venue(s)!

Henry's Hunan Restaurant - 110 Natoma St. can handle us well in most
regards for dining and up to fair size crowd, but we have no
screen/projector nor PA capabilities there, so for talks/presentations,
only the less formal, smaller, and without projected "slides" would
work there.  (But in the meantime, the food there is really yummy!)

1. http://lists.balug.org/listinfo.cgi/balug-talk-balug.org


volunteering to help BALUG (and add to your resume/experience)

Not only can you do useful and cool stuff volunteering to help BALUG,
but it can also be a way to gain useful and practical experience, and
could also be something to add to or round out one's resume.

There a quite a variety of opportunities to help BALUG.  Come talk to us
at a meeting and/or drop us a note at:
balug-contact at balug.org
These opportunities may include, among other possibilities:
o chief/assistant cat herder
o assist on venue and on-site coordination/preparations
o assist on speaker coordination/procurement, etc.
o assist on publicity
o Linux Systems Administration (e.g. do/assist/learn, with/under some
     quite experienced and skilled Linux systems administrators).
o webmaster, assistant webmaster, designer, graphic artist
o archivist/history/retrieval/etc.
o and other various/miscellaneous tasks BALUG "ought" to be doing or
     would be good to do (feel free to suggest ideas!)


Twitter - you can also follow BALUG on Twitter:


Feedback on our publicity/announcements (e.g. contacts or lists where we
should get our information out that we're not presently reaching, or
things we should do differently): publicity-feedback at balug.org


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