[buug] BALUG: meeting TOMORROW!: Tu 2018-02-20 discussion topics: md RAID, Meltdown/Spectre, ...; & other BALUG News

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Mon Feb 19 08:59:55 PST 2018

BALUG: meeting TOMORROW!: Tu 2018-02-20 discussion topics: md RAID,  
Meltdown/Spectre, ...; & other BALUG News


items, details further below:
BALUG: meeting TOMORROW!: Tu 2018-02-20 discussion topics:
   md RAID
   Meltdown/Spectre/Speculative Execution, ...
giveaways (Books/publications, CDs/DVDs, ...)
help BALUG! :-) - volunteering, venue, ...
Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/BALUG_org


For our 2018-02-20 BALUG meeting
Meltdown/Spectre/Speculative Execution, ...

At least presently, we don't have any particularly formal presentation  
lined up for this meeting, but we do have some suggested discussion  
   o md/mdadm/Multiple Device driver aka Linux Software RAID
   o Meltdown/Spectre/Speculative Execution

If that sounds a bit similar to last month, well, it is ...
we had so much additional/other exciting stuff happening
last month
we only partly made it to md/mdadm ...
and didn't get to Meltdown/Spectre/... at all.
In any case, feel free to also come and bring your own topics,
questions, etc. Good discussions to be had!

We also manage to sometimes secure/confirm a speaker too late for us to
announce or fully publicize the speaker (that's happened at least twice
in the past). Got questions, answers, and/or opinions?  We typically
have some expert(s) and/or relative expert(s) present to cover Linux
and related topic areas. Want to hear some interesting discussions on
Linux and other topics?  Show up at the meeting, and feel free to bring
an agenda if you wish.  Want to help ensure BALUG has
speakers/presentations lined up for future meetings? Help refer
speakers to us and/or volunteer to be one of the speaker coordinators.
Great food and people, and interesting conversations to be had.

Please RSVP to rsvp at balug.org if you're planning to attend,
and also note our revised RSVP policy further below.

Meeting kicks off at 6:30 P.M. - we start with meet and greet and chat
and such, then proceed with dining around 7:00 P.M. for dinner - please
arrive before 7:00 P.M. if you want to join us for dinner.


Please RSVP if you're planning to attend.  To do so please
e-mail us a note to rsvp at balug.org
indicating meeting date.  If you'll be bringing additional guest(s)
please let us know total number of folks you're RSVPing for.
Also please let us know any special requirements or concerns you may
have (e.g. if you have any particular dietary considerations, so that
we might possibly be able to accommodate you, or if you won't be dining
with us but do wish to otherwise join our meeting).

    6:30pm Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 2018-02-20
    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 $20.00 range, and
     commonly around $15.00 to $17.00.  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.

CDs/DVDs/ISOs, etc. - have a peek here:
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).

Books and other titles!
have a look/read here:


help BALUG! :-) - volunteering, venue ...

You can do useful and cool stuff volunteering to help BALUG.

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 venue arrangement (e.g. followup on potential leads,
   on-site coordination/preparations)
o assist on speaker coordination/procurement, etc.
o chief/assistant cat herder
o assist on publicity
o Linux Systems Administration (e.g. do/assist/learn, with/under some
     quite experienced and skilled Linux systems administrator(s)).
o webmaster, assistant webmaster, designer, graphic artist
o archivist/history/retrieval/etc.
o and other various/miscellaneous tasks BALUG would like to be doing
     (also 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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