[Linux-ham] Re: Hamfest planning and needs
s.murphy at acherial.homelinux.net
Tue Mar 23 17:10:05 EST 2004
On Tue, 2004-03-23 at 16:29, Jeremy Portzer wrote:
> I know that we still have a couple of weeks to figure this out, but here
> are some thoughts about what we should have for the hamfest:
> I will bring:
> * Dell workstation with CD burner and 17" TriLUG monitor
> * Dell laptop (slightly broken keyboard so it may not be terribly
> * 25' extension cord and two powerstrips
> * Linksys router with 4-port switch and wireless AP
> * 24-port switch (belongs to Scott Morris)
> * About 100 blank CDs. (If we really need more we can purchase
> them from a vendor, prices are usually good.)
> * CD Envelopes (I have about 150, should be plenty I think)
> * Cash box with some cash to make change with
> * Red Hat Linux 9 boxed set, sealed.
> We should additionally have these things. Let me know if you can bring
> or help with:
> * At least other computer (desktop or laptop) running Linux
> hopefully with nice graphical applications. Sean?
> * Monitor splitter cable/extra monitor (?) -- perhaps as a way to
> show one of the monitors to patrons while computer is in use as
> CD burning station. (I may be able to use an extra video card
> for this purpose.)
> * Extra Ethernet patch cables (I have only one or two)
> * Extra power strips and extension cables
> * Extra wireless card for laptops (that work in Linux!), someone
> always seems to show up with a laptop and no working wireless
> * Sharpies to write on CDs. TriLUG "business cards" to put in
> CDs. Chris can you make some more of these?
> * Fedora Magazine or other up to date shrink wrapped Linux stuff
> we can try to sell, if it's reasonably priced.
> Also, does anyone have a cell phone with an Internet connection that we
> could use for the better part of the day? Last year at the Cary
> hamfest, Mark Turner had this and it worked out really well,
> unfortunately he could only use it for a while. I know this is asking a
> lot, but it's a Sunday so it wouldn't use your peak minutes. I'd be
> happy to lend you my cell phone in exchange for the day.
> With the cell phone Internet connection, we can hook it up to one of the
> computers, run a NAT gateway, and therefore connect the rest of the room
> via the wireless AP. Don't expect to download a lot, but it works for
> looking up basic stuff.
> Here are some other things:
> Mike Johnson, can you make the hamfest? If not, can you and I meet
> sometime beforehand so I can get the various things (member forms,
> signs, etc). Is the really big TriLUG banner still around, or just the
> three smaller laminated signs?
> (I'll be at the CF lunch this Friday March 26.)
> Roy Vestal and/or Matt Lavigne, any chance of borrowing a couple of
> those flatpanels we had at the installfest? They'd be much nicer than
> the CRTs that Sean M. and I would otherwise bring for our computers.
> What have I forgotten?
I'll bring my main workstation and monitor. It has a cd burner but h]the
best graphics program on it is bzflag. I have at least one and maybe two
spare power strips and if they're needed 2-3 spare cheep monitors
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