- To: SLUG Activities <activities@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [activities] What can we do about a restaurant this month?
- From: Sridhar Dhanapalan <sridhar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 13:08:51 +1000
As the announcement says, we are having our meeting at Google in
Pyrmont this month. This leaves us with a small problem regarding
dinner venue. Not knowing any suitable venues in the area, we have
chosen to stick with Golden Harbour in Chinatown. However, that is a
bit of a hike to get to.
Can anybody suggest somewhere better? A new venue would have to:
* have food of a type acceptable by the majority of the community
* be not too far a walk from Google
* be not too far from good public transport
* serve up to 30 people
* have seating conducive to dinner-time banter
* cater for vegetarians
* not be expensive ($25 a head is pushing it a bit, but is acceptable)
* accept easy payments
* accept flexible bookings (we give a final number a few hours before,
and always seem to be over/under that number anyway)
It's a tall order, and we've found that most restaurants fail to make
the cut. It's even harder if you're outside of the city, as Google is.
Suggestions are welcome. Even better would be volunteers to assist
with managing this, in the spirit of community :)
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sridhar Dhanapalan <sridhar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: June SLUG Monthly Meeting: Friday, June 26 2009
To: SLUG Announcements <announce@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Please note: We have a new venue for this meeting! Read on for details.
== June SLUG Monthly Meeting ==
You can read the full version of this announcement on the Web at
18.30 - 20.30, Friday, 26 June, 2009
We start at 18.30 but we ask that people arrive 15 minutes early so we
can all get into the building and start on time. Please do not arrive
before 18.00, as it may hinder business activities for our host!
Appropriate signage and directions will be posted on the building.
We are trialling a new venue for this meeting! Our venue for this
meeting is Google, Level 5, 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont.
It's across the road from Star City Casino. A map of the area can be
found here. Appropriate signage and directions will be posted
around the building.
You will need to sign-in to enter the venue. This can be performed
when you arrive, but to save time we recommend that you do so online
If you are unsure, you can sign up anyway.
We start at 18.30 but we ask that people arrive at least 15 minutes
early so we an all get into the building and start on time. Please do
not arrive before 18.00, as it may hinder business activities for our
= Talks =
** General Talk **
Paul Wayper: SELinux for Everyday People
Much has been written on SELinux, and a lot of it seems confusing.
It's buzzword heavy, involves locking your computer up, has a strange
new set of permissions that are obscure in architecture and silently
fails where things used to just work. Why use it?
Well, for most people, it's not actually that hard to understand. In
this talk, Paul Wayper talks about how to make sense of what SELinux
does, and how to keep it out of the way and get on with using your
computer. In the process Paul will deal with the background to
SELinux, what it's main aims are, and how you really do want it turned
** In-Depth Talk **
Paul Wayper: SELinux for Sysadmins
In his previous talk, Paul talked about getting your system to work
with SELinux. This involved setting the security on your files and
directories so that they worked with SELinux. However, many people
have customised their Linux installs and want SELinux to do what they
say, not the other way around. Sysadmins in particular are not 'run
of the mill' users, and they have different requirements to what
typically comes out of the box. Situations such as serving web pages
from NFS shares or non-standard directories, or installing
applications in custom locations, need specialised configuration of
SELinux in order to make it work with your needs.
This talk will deal with those situations. Fortunately for Sysadmins,
much of the work in developing SELinux policies for Linux has focussed
on their requirements. Paul will show you a few of the things behind
the scenes that make your job as a Sysadmin much easier and safer with
** SLUGlets **
General discussion and Q&A about Linux, free software and open source.
= Meeting Schedule =
See here for an explanation of the segments.
* 18.15: Open Doors
* 18.30: Announcements, News, Introductions
* 18.45: General Talk
* 19.30: Intermission
* 19.45: Split into two groups for:
o In-Depth Talk
* 20.30: Dinner
Dinner is at Golden Harbour Restaurant, in Chinatown. We will be having
the $24 Banquet, but we will be collecting $25 per head for ease of
accounting and to cover a tip. We will be taking numbers during the
break to confirm the reservation size. If you have any particular
dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian), or if you would prefer to order
separately, let us know beforehand. Dinner is a great way to socialise
and learn in a relaxed atmosphere :)
We hope to see you there!
Bring choice back to your computer.