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[SLUG-ANNOUNCE] Next SLUG Meeting - Friday, 25th January, 2002
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- Date: Tue Jan 22 09:15:02 2002
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Next SLUG Meeting - Friday, 25th January, 2002
* When: 6:30pm - about 9pm (then dinner, etc)
* Where: UTS, Central Sydney <http://slug.org.au/slugmeet.shtml>
The Usual Suspects - 6:30pm
* Q&A - "What has Linux done for/to me lately?"
* Linux News & Discussion
Grant Parnell on MFilter
We all hate spam, we all wish Microsoft would fix their email software
so viruses wouldn't be so prevalent, people just don't appreciate
bandwidth costs, your company's internet link is for business, you
just can't download that source code you need because you're link is
chokka with email and people passing round the latest batch of porn
images & movies.
You can whinge about it or do something yourself. You can't ban email
altogether but you can limit the crap out of it without effecting
legitimate use, other than to speed it up! One of my customers was
overcome with delight when I gave him the configurable version of
Mfilter about 6 months ago, he'll make a good BOFH one day.
Michael Palmer on LambdaMoo
MUDing is a popular past-time amongst various segments of the online
community - many a University student has fallen foul of their lures.
The difficulty has often been creating one of your very own. MOO (for
MUD - Object Oriented) is an OO-based programming language, descended
from C and Pascal, which is easy to learn, easy to program, and
provides a rich interactive component. Human interaction with a MOO is
in the form of English-like sentences.
This talk will look at MOOs, both interacting with them and
programming your own. It will also investigate several non-traditional
uses of the MOO system.
Dinner - about 9pm
After the meeting at the House of Boiled Television Entrails. The real
name is of course, "The House of Guang Zhou", and you'll find it in
Haymarket (especially if you follow the crowd at the end of the night).
"I think of the last year or two as being the biggest private
investment in public works in decades." - Andrew Tridgell