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[activities] Installfest prep: equipment
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- Subject: [activities] Installfest prep: equipment
- From: Peter Hardy <peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 13:32:02 +1000
Making sure we've got everything we need. Speak up if you're able to
bring anything along. Or if I've forgotten anything. :-)
I just re-read Terry Collins' excellent guide to putting on a fest
(http://www.woa.com.au/linux/how-tos/festorganisation.html). Big chunks
of it are in this list.
- Name badges. The badges are in the bag o' activities stuff. Chris has
that at the moment. Would be good if we could print up some more labels
for them though. The funky ones with the tugger logo on the side. Where
did they come from last time? I'm not sure if ctte has a softcopy.
Fairly sure the bag has whiteboard markers but no permanent ones. I'll
pick up one or two.
- Signage. Laminated signs and Installfest A4 signs are in the bag. It
should also have a big wad o' bluetak. Chris, could you let us know if
we need to get more?
- Grant's cheat sheet. Chris printed out a bunch of those last time
(thanks dude!), and they're also in the bag. Ditto the upcoming
activities page (although I think I gave most of those away at the UNSW
- Indemnity forms. We printed some of these out many many moons ago. I
think I might still have some. Volunteer needed to whip up one or two
signs about this as well.
- Tea/coffee. The SLUG urn is in the back of my car. I'll bring the
usual meeting supplies (tea, coffee, coke, biscuits).
- Sticky labels for borrowed gear that doesn't already have one. I know
SLUG currently doesn't have any of these.
- Tape. I think the bag's running low on masking tape, again could Chris
please check? Wider tape for OHS-ifying cables is needed too.
- Blank CDs. Jan mentioned picking up a spindle to burn more Knoppix
If you plan on bringing equipment, *please* say so here to keep track
and make sure we don't have too much. Also, making sure it's well
labelled with your name and contact details would be a good idea.
- Power. Cables and boards. SLUG owns two long extension cables, which
I'll be bringing. We also own a couple of large power boards, but I'm
not sure where these are at the moment. We'll need a couple more of both
to fill the room.
- We will need a couple of spare monitors and different varieties of
keyboard and mice.
I'll be bringing a spare monitor.
- File server for network installs. A machine with gobs of free disk
space, and preferably a CD burner with a simple interface for copying
disks or burning ISOs.
- Networking gear: Hubs/switches. CAT-5; short patch cables right up to
a few long runs.
I'll have one or two 20m cables (depending on how many I can find ;-),
and a 4 port hub.
- Wireless access point.
I'll bring a spare AP.
- We currently only have copies of Knoppix and Debian (that's what I
use, and my housemates would probably frown on me hogging even more of
our broadband quota this month :-). I'm leaning towards doing a majority
of installs with either Fedora Core n or the latest Mandrake, so both
sets would be useful. But, of course, the more the merrier. Provided
nobody tries to install Rubyx.