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[tlug] [Annoucement] TLUG Technical Meeting 2005-1-15

-=-=-=- Announcement: 1/15 TLUG Technical Meeting -=-=-=-=-

Meeting information

   Date:  January 15 (Saturday)

   Time:  14:00 - 16:30
          (doors open 13:30)

   Place: Ubiquitous Business Technology meeting room
          3-42-5 Hongo, Boa Building 2F
          Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
          (map at

   Topics: 1. "Knoppix and Morphix live-CDs: What they are, how they
               work and how to roll your own."
           by Edmund Edgar

           2. "Experiences using Squeak to teach computer skills to  
           by Alain Hoang

Edmund Edgar will give a talk about re-mastering Knoppix / Morphix to
make customized live-CDs.

By hacking live-CDs like Knoppix and Morphix, you can make your own
GNU/Linux distribution that boots directly from a CD,  without the
need for an install.

I'll give a basic outline of what the live-cds do and how they perform
their magic. Then I'll take a look at what you  have to do to twist
them to your own evil ends.

Alain Hoang will discuss teaching computer skills to children using

Squeak is a free SmallTalk-80 implementation that has been the basis
for a wide variety of software projects.  One such project is the
eToys system, which has been dubbed a 'media authoring tool.'   This
talk will be a recounting of my personal experiences teaching the
eToys system in Squeak to a small set of children and some of the
pitfalls I've run into and experiences learned.

Come and compare notes about how you keep track of things. Who knows,
you might find some of the ideas nifty.

Other items on the agenda are:
1. Introduction of new members, news about Linux/Open Source,
    general announcements, Q&A
2. Auction

All Linux users and supporters of open source code and free software
are invited to attend this Tokyo Linux Users Group (TLUG) meeting.
Membership is open to anyone. There are no membership dues or entrance

After the meeting, we will continue chatting over a few beers.

About TLUG
TLUG is a non-profit, non-political organization established in June
of 1994 to exchange information on the use of Linux and Free Software
Foundation tools.  TLUG has an active mailing list, home page, and
regular physical meetings.  Discussions are primarily held in English,
but non-English speakers are encouraged to come and participate.
We especially want to encourage Japanese people to attend and will make
efforts to support a bilingual meeting.

TLUG hosts technical meetings every odd month on the 2nd Saturday, and
nomikai's every even month on the 3rd Friday.

The TLUG home page is available at

For any instructions or info before the meeting:
     Zev Blut       ............... 090-5788-8067
     Alberto Tomita ............... 070-5644-3680

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