In Dec 2014, according to sources, the BDFL at Phoenix LUG did not act so benevolent. Neither did his wife apparently. Apparently, the exchange went like this:

BDFL of PLUG to member – “F*** YOU!”
Member – shocked silence
Allegedly, the “steering committee” stepped in and all was good. Odd, that’s not what I heard from the recipient of the offending F.U.

Phoenix Linux User Group is the most TOXIC LUG I have ever attended.

Jeopardy and Linux Trivia Night – Gangplank Chandler

It’s no secret that I am seriously involved with MPG LUG in Arizona.
The past LUG meeting on the 21st Rocked hard.
That night, we:

Discussed the future of the club – renaming, rebranding
Discussed workshops and topics for future meetings
Decided to have a KEY PARTTTEEE
Worked on XBMC media for Banana pi
Played Linux Jeopardy
Played Linux Trivia

We’re a small group but welcome all and had a rockin’ time.

Also, for reals, this group does not swear at the members.
Unless they want us to… 🙂

So, if you are interested in playing the Jeopardy game – here it is:


Denver was awesome!


The LUG there is run by a guy named Griz. He’s awesome.
The even was held at McAfee which is actually owned by Intel now.
The actual location was in Englewood.

There were free beverages but more importantly, there was great discussion. The people at this LUG really really rocked!

I’d love to be a part of this LUG…
It wasn’t too cooold the days I was in Denver, but wow… I heard it was below 0 the week before.

Here is the really strange part….

I booked the Radisson which is also Red Lion. I got the hotel on Priceline.The hotel was about 10 miles away from the Englewood meeting. The rail system was awesome and a really great guy gave me a ride back to the hotel.

That was when I found out the strange part…

The hotel I was staying at (about 10 miles away from the LUG meeting) was actually where they used to hold the LUG meetings.

OMG!!!! That was so weird and awesome!!!

Here’s the Presentation!


Managing Documents

So, I had an epiphany after speaking with a guy the other day. Oh man, how I wanted to reach out to him about the idea but I didn’t see him on any of the Linux lists. I thought his name was Bill. Maybe I was wrong.

Anyway, were discussing file management among other things. Tonight, I really had an idea that could work.

Well, it’s so simple.
Project Management. I understand that this has been used as a tool before. I was thinking about a project someone told me about where he used git for documents.

A project management tool that is actually a file management tool. Hear me out. This isn’t some lame Sharepoint type project management document management file management tool per se but perhaps an application like no other.

Within the construct of the project management application, the documents would reside in versions in an organized manner laterally. At each milestone, new versions are added. Not some horrible like clickity click click where is that file system but a really organized Timeline like structure. I wished tonight that I could brainstorm this with “Bill” (I think that was his name) because he seems like one of few who actually use his brain.


File Systems

We have a file system hierarchy. Why not some consistent way to organize files. Everyone likes to do it differently.

1. When you are switching computers but using the same distro/os version you can use Linuxrespin – linuxrespin.org

2. When you are changing distros or os versions, you need your files, right?
How can you grab just the files?
Are just the documents enough?
Not really. You see, some people will have documents in the default documents directory.Some people, will not.
What about configuration files?
What about other documents or files?

So, other than spending an enormous amount of time, how can we organize files?
The average user doesn’t necessarily leave files in these premade directories. Many people have files all over the place.