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Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts

Promoting Linux and Open Source Software Freedom in Atlanta Since 1994
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts (ALE) is a diverse group of friendly people who enjoy the freedoms and benefits of GNU Linux Computing and Free Liberating Open Source Software technologies. From novices to network administrators, from smart phones to data centers, we strive to empower every information technology user with freely distributable software and to improve every computing environment with the superior security, functionality and flexibility of Open Source Operating System solutions. -- more about ALE --
For information about upcoming weekly and monthly meetings, please check the ALE Meetup Group Calendar. We do not, and never will, require anyone to sign up with Meetup (or any other service) to attend any of our meetings; we only use it as an additional platform to connect with others in the local Atlanta area who are also interested in Linux.

ALE Central Mtg. for Thurs., Feb. 21, 2008

Filed at 2:51 pm February 19, 2008 under by Ruscetta

A Couple of Notes regarding this month’s meeting:

First, a reminder that we moved our regular ALE Central meeting
dates to the THIRD Thursday of each month starting in 2008 to
better accommodate scheduling of our Emory Law School venue.

Also, due to many distractions from reviving the ALE Mailing
List and Server, we were not able to arrange a feature presentation
for this month’s meeting. Given the state of communications with
the group I didn’t want to cancel the meeting or move it to a social
venue without better notice, and instead am inviting ALE to
experiment with a more interactive meeting format. So….

The Exploratory Activities for the February 21st, 2008
ALE Central Meeting will include:

— Laudable Linux Tricks and Amazing Apps
— Baffle the Brain Trust
— Celebrating the Server and ALE Admin Volunteers
— The Emacs vs VIM Cage Match and/or Juggling Exhibition

…featuring informative presentation and entertaining participation
from everyone interested in contributing their talents.

— Laudable Linux Tricks and Amazing Apps: A chance to
show and share the tools, programs, scripts or applications
that you’ve found most useful or interesting in your work
and play with GNU Linux.
— Baffle the Brain Trust: A casual forum for querying the
group’s knowledge base about any aspects of Linux that you
may be curious about. This will also provide an opportunity
to request topics for future meeting presentations.
— Celebrating the New Server and ALE Admin Volunteers:
Light refreshments will be provided to toast the revival of
ALE’s web presence and appreciate all the folks who
continually donate the time and resources that keep on
keeping us together (in a totally anarchist kind of way).
— The Emacs vs VIM Cage Match and/or Juggling Exhibition:
If things go according to plan, Charles Shapiro will be bringing
clubs. The choice of which activities they will used for will be
up to him.

— Every GNU Guru participating in this ALE meeting will
be certifiable.

We will be meeting in Gambrel Hall room 1C.
Meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found
HERE (or via the side bar link).

Mailing List and Server Status: Update II

Filed at 12:07 pm February 18, 2008 under by Ruscetta

UPDATE III – added 2008.02.19:

!! The “ale@ale.org” mailing list is now active again !!

There were some initial server stability issues, but
these appear to have been addressed. Mailing list
User Settings and Subscription Controls are currently
available via the web interface at this mail.ale.org link.

Transfers of the web site components to the new
server are in progress but should not affect availability
of the www.ale.org web pages and information.

The new ALE server space being donated by Xilogix has been
installed & updated with a current OS distribution and admin
accounts are active.

If the subscriber list is delivered and the DNS transfer takes
place by today (Monday, 2/18), ale@ale.org should be restored
by Tuesday.

Thanks for your patience!


Filed at 3:49 am February 10, 2008 under by Ruscetta

As you are probably aware, the ale@ale.org mailing list is
currently down and has been for more than a week. Word
is that the mailman user files are in need of a complete
rebuild and, due to other problems with the server, our
current system administrator has not had time to resolve
the mailing list issues.

Just prior to the recent list problems our long time system
administrator and hosting provider, ALE founding member
Chris Farris, had asked for new volunteers and contributors
to take on the hosting and administration of and ALE server
as he could no longer contribute the time and resources to
continue doing the job himself. Several members have
volunteered to share the group’s admin duties and an ALE
member who is a partner in Xilogix has offered
to donate new site hosting services.

We expect to be migrating the ALE site and mailing lists
to the new Xilogix server and hosting facilities over the
coming week of February 11 to 16, and getting the mailing
list back on line will be a priority.

For an interim mailing list solution (that will subsequently
be used as a list archive) ALE members can sign up on the
Atlanta-Linux-Enthusiasts list that has been set up with
Google Groups.

Apologies for the repair delays and any inconvenience they
may be causing. Thanks to the contributions of our volunteers,
both past and present, the regular ALE mailing list discussions
should be resuming shortly.

Aaron Ruscetta
Volunteer Event Coordinator,
Associate Site Manager,
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts