[Linux-ham] Re: Hamfest planning and needs
Rob Rousseau KI4BKE
KI4BKE at nc.rr.com
Tue Mar 23 17:15:38 EST 2004
I have a cell phone with something like 3000 free minutes on
Weekends if we need to use it. It hits about 14.4k.
I have 2 old monitors I could bring in. Also 2 old 486 boxes for crash
test dummies if we need them.
I can bring a few ethernet patch cables also and some power strips.
Jeremy Portzer wrote:
>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.
>What have I forgotten?
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