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Dragonbite
January 12th, 2007, 04:52 PM
I see all of these posts looking for others in their state so might as well see if there is anybody else in the Nutmeg state (or the Constitution State) or better known as Connecticut!?

My path takes me between Hartford, Waterbury and Danbury and my previous job took me to Stratford.

Also, in Danbury there is a computer club called DACS (Danbury Area Computer Society (http://www.dacs.org)). The general meetings (1rst Tuesday of month) are open to anybody, it's a good-sized group (285 memebers) and they have a number of interesting Special Interest Groups (SIG) including one for Linux (meet 3rd Wednesday of month).

If you want to attend, let me know and I'll meet you there (directions on website)!

Otherwise would like to see if there is anybody else the state or right along the border (w/NY, MA or RI).

Give a shout back!

Dragonbite
January 17th, 2007, 01:54 PM
(wow... I can hear the crickets chirp in the middle of winter....)

Echo ... echo ... echo .. echo...

IgnacioMiller
January 20th, 2007, 05:20 AM
I'm here!

Dragonbite
January 22nd, 2007, 03:02 AM
Woo Hoo!

IgnacioMiller
January 22nd, 2007, 04:07 AM
And I'd love to make it to one of those SIG meetings, but I won't be able to until June because of school obligations. Thanks for making me aware of such a great place though!

pitbul
January 26th, 2007, 09:54 PM
bristol area here.

mhl12
January 30th, 2007, 02:35 AM
new haven area here

mbc2000
February 7th, 2007, 02:54 AM
hartford/middletown area here

lord_shadow
February 12th, 2007, 01:15 PM
Ridgefield checking in.

Dragonbite
February 12th, 2007, 02:48 PM
Ridgefield checking in.Native? I grew up in Ridgebury and graduated in '89 (my wife in '90 along the Wilton border).

lord_shadow
February 13th, 2007, 10:35 PM
No, not native. We moved here in August of '05. We (my wife and myself) grew up in the Pittsburgh, PA area. We have since lived in Austin, Boise, Phoenix, and now Ridgefield. Seems like a pretty cool place except for the ridiculously high cost of living 8^0. Are you still in the area?

Ptah
February 15th, 2007, 12:21 AM
Hello Bloomfield here!

Snargledorf
February 22nd, 2007, 02:28 PM
Connecticut born and raised right here! Currently living in derby over by the walmart.

involutaryhaxor
March 1st, 2007, 09:22 PM
born and well... being raised! branford

Cryptic1911
March 11th, 2007, 12:58 AM
I'm in Willimantic

:guitar:

RAV TUX
March 11th, 2007, 01:36 AM
I see all of these posts looking for others in their state so might as well see if there is anybody else in the Nutmeg state (or the Constitution State) or better known as Connecticut!?

My path takes me between Hartford, Waterbury and Danbury and my previous job took me to Stratford.

Also, in Danbury there is a computer club called DACS (Danbury Area Computer Society (http://www.dacs.org)). The general meetings (1rst Tuesday of month) are open to anybody, it's a good-sized group (285 memebers) and they have a number of interesting Special Interest Groups (SIG) including one for Linux (meet 3rd Wednesday of month).

If you want to attend, let me know and I'll meet you there (directions on website)!

Otherwise would like to see if there is anybody else the state or right along the border (w/NY, MA or RI).

Give a shout back!I highly encourage you to start a Connecticut LoCo Team.

asmiller-ke6seh
March 16th, 2007, 03:00 AM
Living in Farmingdale (Farmington/W Hartford/New Britain area) and I work at The Hartford in Southington where I am known as an Ubuntista -- the guy to go to when you want a copy of Ubuntu or to ask questions ... I've recruited a few more at work.

vwjobo
March 17th, 2007, 02:10 AM
Also in Bristol here. VERY fresh to the whole Linux thing:guitar:

ell02
March 17th, 2007, 09:02 PM
norwich here.

garlik42
April 3rd, 2007, 07:06 PM
Milford here,
Been using linux for 12 years or so, started with slackware, switched to gentoo (which I still use) and have been investigating ubuntu for the past couple of weeks.

I have been using a source code distribution for quite a while now (6 years) and am pretty used to manually configuring stuff, back when I started with linux, I didn't like any of the current distros, because there automatic stuff just didn't fly.

Having installed ubuntu on several different kinds of hardware, including a laptop (wireless didn't work) A mini-itx intel system, a pentium 4 desktop, and a xeon dual processor emt64 box, I have to say I'm pretty impressed.

I'm still figguring stuff out, I still like to do stuff manually, but don't want to break any of the auto configured stuff.

Anyway, howdy all.

RAV TUX
April 3rd, 2007, 07:11 PM
Milford here,
Been using linux for 12 years or so, started with slackware, switched to gentoo (which I still use) and have been investigating ubuntu for the past couple of weeks.

I have been using a source code distribution for quite a while now (6 years) and am pretty used to manually configuring stuff, back when I started with linux, I didn't like any of the current distros, because there automatic stuff just didn't fly.

Having installed ubuntu on several different kinds of hardware, including a laptop (wireless didn't work) A mini-itx intel system, a pentium 4 desktop, and a xeon dual processor emt64 box, I have to say I'm pretty impressed.

I'm still figguring stuff out, I still like to do stuff manually, but don't want to break any of the auto configured stuff.

Anyway, howdy all.Welcome.

groovydin
April 5th, 2007, 07:25 PM
Live - Near Winsted
Work - Hartford

Dragonbite
April 6th, 2007, 03:25 PM
Alright.. I'm trying to set up a Connecticut LoCo team and even though it looks like something thrown up after eating road-kill, it's a start.

The two sites I've set up so far are
Launchpad : https://launchpad.net/connecticut-loco (https://launchpad.net/connecticut-loco)
Ubuntu Wiki : https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ConnecticutTeam (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ConnecticutTeam)

Like I said, it is in the earliest of early stages, but if anybody has any knowledge how to go about these things, or suggestions on improving them, or even just the time to tweak them please don't hesitate!

What are any of your thoughts?

~Drew

macogw
April 6th, 2007, 05:50 PM
It looks like you set up a project team instead of a loco team. There's development stuff showing on your team's page instead of the add member / details / polls stuff that shows on the NU Ubuntu one.

Dragonbite
April 6th, 2007, 05:55 PM
It looks like you set up a project team instead of a loco team. There's development stuff showing on your team's page instead of the add member / details / polls stuff that shows on the NU Ubuntu one.Any ideas on how to change it, even if I have to delete it and re-make it?

I haven't found ANYTHING regarding making changes to the site! So far the site has not been intuitive and I don't see all that much use for it. I don't seem to be a member, or a driver or at all realated even though I started it and I don't see anywhere I can add content.

macogw
April 6th, 2007, 06:15 PM
For launchpad you mean? I think it's because you have a 'team' page (which goes with project devel) instead of a "group". The group pages let you put a little description of the group and a logo and polls and add members, and if your group has a specific project that it wants to help implement and you've got a lot of able-to-help members, your group can assign bugs or specs to itself to work on.

Dragonbite
April 6th, 2007, 06:52 PM
For launchpad you mean? I think it's because you have a 'team' page (which goes with project devel) instead of a "group". The group pages let you put a little description of the group and a logo and polls and add members, and if your group has a specific project that it wants to help implement and you've got a lot of able-to-help members, your group can assign bugs or specs to itself to work on.

Ok, clicking on the Registration button I see the Ubuntu Virginia Local Team (https://launchpad.net/virginiateam) as a project and then there is the "Ubuntu Virginia Local Team" team (https://launchpad.net/~virginiateam).

So I think we have 1/2 of the equation.. the project and somehow we have to make a "team" based off of that project?! :confused: But I have no idea how.

Looking around I see that some memberships can be open while others are closed (pending), etc.

This is all just confusing.

macogw
April 6th, 2007, 07:02 PM
Go here: https://launchpad.net/people/+newteam

I got there like this:
Launchpad.net
Register
View People (on the left)
Register a Team


Your LoCo team does not have to be involved with any projects. If Virginia has a specific project, that could be why they have 2 pages. Or it could be that they messed up too. NU Ubuntu Team just has the team/group and not a project one as we don't have a regional software project. We have closed membership because RAV had trouble before, so now we have to approve new members. Open membership means they just click "join" and they're in.

Dragonbite
April 6th, 2007, 07:25 PM
Thank you so much, it worked.

So I made the team https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-connecticut.

I think I found out a portion of the problems I was having and I should put this in as a bug: IE7.

Using IE7 (I'm at work) and those menues on the left are NOT there! Nothing shows up (which is why it was very frustrating readling "in the menu on the left" because there was NOTHING on the left!).

AARGH!!

Thank you for your patience, you have been a BIG help! Now I'm going to go beat my head against the wall a few times and get some more coffee.](*,)

Dragonbite
April 6th, 2007, 08:09 PM
Just to recap:

After technical issues (damned IE7!!](*,) ), cursing and a lot of help (thanks to macogw=D> ) a Connecticut Local Team has been set up in Launchpad (https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-connecticut/)in addition to the Wiki (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ConnecticutTeam).

Now comes the fun part, seeing what YOU may be interested in or how you can envision these tools being used!

So please join if you are at all interested, or just want to be kept up on what may be happening, and let your ideas flow!

lord_shadow
April 6th, 2007, 09:13 PM
Hi All!

I joined. I am currently a 'proposed member'. I really hope this group takes off!! Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help.

Lord_Shadow (representin' Ridgefield!)

:)

Dragonbite
April 6th, 2007, 09:18 PM
Hi All!

I joined. I am currently a 'proposed member'. I really hope this group takes off!! Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help.

Lord_Shadow (representin' Ridgefield!)

:)Welcome aboard! You've been added.

RAV TUX
April 7th, 2007, 04:11 AM
Just to recap:

After technical issues (damned IE7!!](*,) ), cursing and a lot of help (thanks to macogw=D> ) a Connecticut Local Team has been set up in Launchpad (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-connecticut/)in addition to the Wiki (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ConnecticutTeam).

Now comes the fun part, seeing what YOU may be interested in or how you can envision these tools being used!

So please join if you are at all interested, or just want to be kept up on what may be happening, and let your ideas flow!Simply Awesome!

also refer to here

Ubuntu LoCo Team HOWTO (HowTo Create a Ubuntu LoCo Team) (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=333647)


most important don't forget to PM Ubuntu-Geek for you own forum here:guitar:

Dragonbite
April 10th, 2007, 05:15 PM
Added, for the more visually inclined, is an ubuntu-connecticut Frappr map (http://www.frappr.com/ubuntuconnecticut).

Now if only I can figure out how to get it to come up zoomed into the state only ...
~Enjoy

garlik42
April 10th, 2007, 06:01 PM
I'm in ....
What next ....

BTW, I keep Firefox installed on all my windoze boxes for those IE7 damb it situations :-)

RAV TUX
April 11th, 2007, 02:09 AM
Added, for the more visually inclined, is an ubuntu-connecticut Frappr map (http://www.frappr.com/ubuntuconnecticut).

Now if only I can figure out how to get it to come up zoomed into the state only ...
~Enjoyawesome map, there should be a way to change the zoom level

lord_shadow
April 11th, 2007, 12:53 PM
Cool map! Added myself.

garlik42
April 13th, 2007, 06:19 PM
Since everyone seems friendly and "non-postal" maybe we should have a non-formal get together on IRC ??

Of course this would require that we have someone that knows how to set up a channel on IRC, which I have not done.

If there is interest, I can research (after I finish rebuilding my feisty box) tonight.

:guitar:

Dragonbite
April 13th, 2007, 08:19 PM
Since everyone seems friendly and "non-postal" maybe we should have a non-formal get together on IRC ??

Of course this would require that we have someone that knows how to set up a channel on IRC, which I have not done.

If there is interest, I can research (after I finish rebuilding my feisty box) tonight.

:guitar:I have never used IRC (at least, not that I know if and if I have it was probably back when you "fingered" people !)

It would be great if you could look into it. There is a link on the LoCoTeamHowTo Wiki (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamHowto#head-c4175438d66a1d1206bbe2ddc19b28a72c31df9d) if that helps.

When something is workable, update the ConnecticutTeam Wiki (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ConnecticutTeam)Page.

btw.. I am waiting to hear back about setting up a Connecticut Team after posting a request (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=407560).

~Drew
:guitar:

garlik42
April 16th, 2007, 04:55 PM
OK Dragon, that LOCO howto has all the instructions I need for setting up an IRC channel.

I will try to do some experiments in the next couple of days, and if I am successful, we can try and set up a meeting time.

Just so people can start thinking about it, what is better for people, a weeknight, or weekend ?

I assume most of us are working, and IRC does not work well behind a firewall, so daytime during the week is probobbly out for most (I know it's out for me ...:confused: )

Here is the snippet I snagged from the howto.


IRC Channel
IRC is a great way for the team to have real-time discussions about the group. You should register a channel on the Freenode IRC network as #ubuntu-CC where CC is the ISO country code (such as #ubuntu-fr for France). For United States Teams, please use the full state name (#ubuntu-utah for Utah):

Register your nickname with a password: /msg NickServ register [password]

or if already registered:/msg NickServ identify [password]

Create the channel by joining it for the first time: /join #ubuntu-xxxx

Register the channel with Chanserv: /msg ChanServ Register #ubuntu-xxxx [password]

Invite the Chanserv bot so it can give you operator rights when needed: /msg chanserv set #ubuntu-xxxx guard on

Add yourself, and others as needed, to the operator access control list: /msg ChanServ access #ubuntu-xxxx add [nickname] [level]

If you want to log the channel, which is recommended for IRC meetings, you should contact MatthiasUrlichs to get a LoCoBot (a bot on irc.freenode.org). Ask him to add your channel to the list.


So I guess our channel would be #ubuntu-connecticut

Any way, more later

garlik42
April 16th, 2007, 07:37 PM
OK, since the wikki gives me all the info I need for making the channel, here is all the info users will need to use the channel.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=309698

So when do we do this ??

Dragonbite
April 16th, 2007, 08:36 PM
OK, since the wikki gives me all the info I need for making the channel, here is all the info users will need to use the channel.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=309698

So when do we do this ??Great Job! I think I'll be looking at installing xchat-gnome tonight if possible.

Personally, weekdays after 7 or 8pm work best for me (after the kids are in bed).

This Week (4/16 - 4/20)

This Friday (20th) is no good for me.
Wednesday is sorta-risky for me : DACS (http://www.dacs.org) Linux SIG meeting in Danbury (all welcome to attend, it's at the DACS Resource Center (http://www.dacs.org/sigroups/directions.htm#ives))..
althoughtif I bring my desktop with me I can use the Resource Center's broadband ;)
Next Week (4/23 - 4/27)
Wednesday is not good for me.
Week After (4/30 - 5/4)
Tuesday's no good : DACS (http://www.dacs.org) General Meeting (all welcome to attend, it's at Danbury Hospital (http://www.dacs.org/sigroups/directions.htm#ives))


What are other people's availability?

:popcorn:

Dragonbite
April 17th, 2007, 01:41 PM
So I guess our channel would be #ubuntu-connecticut

Worked for me last night, and was easy to get there!


Installed xchat-gnome (using Synaptic, Apt-Get, Adept, whatever)
(may not have to do this, I just uninstalled it because I never used IRC before)
select Connect from the menu
select FreeNode from the list
typed /j #ubuntu-connecticut and hit <Enter>
Viola! I was connected!!

garlik42
April 17th, 2007, 04:44 PM
Should we move this thread to the new forum (good work Dragon!)

My schedule is pretty free during the week I will make myself available to whatever everyone else can fit in.

I think we should draw a line in the sand, looks like Thursday 8pm works for you Dragonbite, works for me also. If there are any other people who can make it let's give it a try.

Dragonbite
April 17th, 2007, 05:13 PM
First off, want to inform Everybody that the Connecticut Local Team has it's own Forum (woo hoo!).


http://connecticut.ubuntuforums.org (http://connecticut.ubuntuforums.org)

The Connecticut Forum will help up to organize our thinking and conversations a lot better than placing page-upon-page here. So subscribe and keep an eye out!

Also, I think Thursday 8pm sounds pretty good for IRC. I would invite everybody to "drop in" even if you only have a short time to chat.

Look forward to hearing from everybody!

:popcorn:

pmasiar
April 23rd, 2007, 05:17 PM
Good job!

Another New Haven area ubuntista here. Let's spread some love! :-)

Dragonbite
April 25th, 2007, 05:27 PM
IRC meeting planned:
Thursday April 26, 2007 at 9pm until the cows come home :)

It will be fairly informal at this point so arrive whenever you can.

Dragonbite
May 8th, 2007, 05:45 PM
Next IRC Meeting scheduled :

Where: #ubuntu-connecicut
Date : Thursday May 17th
Time : 9:00pm (+/-)
Possible Agenda:
Deciding on an IRC meeting schedule (view poll (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=428359))
Discussing the Outreach Project (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=432906#post2610815)
Possibilities of a Face-to-face meeting session
Using the Projects (http://wiki.ubuntu.com/ConnecticutTeam/Projects) Wiki page
Please feel free to submit other ideas for subjects.

Dragonbite
May 17th, 2007, 06:31 PM
Remember, tonight is the meeting so long as somebody has electricity and didn't get blown away by last night's storm! ;)


I think it's time to schedule another meeting! It is hopefully far enough in advance for people to plan for it. If you have a problem making the meeting, please let us know and we can see about an alternative.


Where: #ubuntu-connecicut
Date : Thursday May 17th
Time : 9:00pm (+/-)
Possible Agenda:
Deciding on an IRC meeting schedule (view poll (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=428359))
Discussing the Outreach Project (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=432906#post2610815)
Possibilities of a Face-to-face meeting session
Using the Projects (http://wiki.ubuntu.com/ConnecticutTeam/Projects) Wiki page

Anybody with some additional subjects, please feel free to suggest them. I am estimating 15-30 minutes per subject but if things get heated enough any one subject may take the whole night!

Dragonbite
May 18th, 2007, 04:38 PM
Good news!
The polls are now closed, and a schedule has been selected. \\:D/


The Connecticut Team has it's regularly scheduled IRC meeting on #ubuntu-connecticut every other Thursday at 9:00 pm!
Next Meeting will be May 31rst 2007!

In the even that Thursday turns out to not work, Wednesday will be utilized as an alternative.

Thank you all for your input and participation =D>

RAV TUX
May 18th, 2007, 11:16 PM
Good news!
The polls are now closed, and a schedule has been selected. \\:D/

The Connecticut Team has it's regularly scheduled IRC meeting on #ubuntu-connecticut every other Thursday at 9:00 pm!
Next Meeting will be May 31rst 2007!In the even that Thursday turns out to not work, Wednesday will be utilized as an alternative.

Thank you all for your input and participation =D>awesome news.

Dragonbite
May 23rd, 2007, 02:16 PM
Guess What Guys (and Gals)?!!

Our mailing list has now come in and the 3rd piece of the "triangle of terror" ... er I mean the "cornerstones of communication" ( Forum , IRC chat and Mailing List) is now available!

After you've joined up for the mailing list at https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-us-ct (https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-us-ct) you will be able to post by sending an email to ubuntu-us-ct@lists.ubuntu.com (mailto:ubuntu-us-ct@lists.ubuntu.com)

Also, if anybody wishes to volunteer to be a moderator for the list, please let me know. I am not able to check mail much from work (although I will see an email has shown up via my iGoogle page, reading the whole thing and replying/composing is not easy).

C-ya in the "tubes" of the internet! ;)

~Drew

fooman
June 3rd, 2007, 06:21 PM
fairfield,ct

have been using linux for about a year and 1/2 now, mostly opensuse but also ubuntu/kubuntu/mepis/fedora.

installed kubuntu 7.04 about 2 months ago and have used nothing but that since.

triple boot xp/suse/kubuntu....suse hasn't been used much at all lately and xp almost never.

Dragonbite
June 4th, 2007, 03:29 PM
fairfield,ct

have been using linux for about a year and 1/2 now, mostly opensuse but also ubuntu/kubuntu/mepis/fedora.

installed kubuntu 7.04 about 2 months ago and have used nothing but that since.

triple boot xp/suse/kubuntu....suse hasn't been used much at all lately and xp almost never.Great to meet you!

We have bi-weekly IRC meetings and the next one is June 14th at #ubuntu-connecticut, hope you can make it.

If you are interested we are trying to get people to go to the Cogan's Fair in New Haven this Saturday the 9th.

Hope to see you around!

fooman
June 5th, 2007, 08:55 PM
Great to meet you!

We have bi-weekly IRC meetings and the next one is June 14th at #ubuntu-connecticut, hope you can make it.

If you are interested we are trying to get people to go to the Cogan's Fair in New Haven this Saturday the 9th.

Hope to see you around!

i travel thru new haven on my way home from work on saturday afternoon.

never heard of "career high school", but i will try and find out where it is.

firmwire
July 15th, 2007, 11:26 PM
Hey all,

I figured I would add my location to the mix.
I am currently in the New London, CT area.
I am looking forward to jumping on board and helping with any projects this group is doing.

Dragonbite
July 16th, 2007, 07:12 PM
Hey all,

I figured I would add my location to the mix.
I am currently in the New London, CT area.
I am looking forward to jumping on board and helping with any projects this group is doing.Great!

Things are kinda slow right now and with the kids on Summer Break, things are a little more chaotic at home but I am hoping to get my head above water soon(ish).

firmwire
July 16th, 2007, 09:17 PM
Yeah, I was kinda noticing that. LOL!
We all get busy from time to time.
I am pretty much on these forums daily now, so I'll be constantly checking for updates. Plus I plan on checking the other areas that the CT team has.

wolfen69
August 6th, 2007, 07:47 PM
stratford here. been using linux off and on since 04, but switched full time early this year. hope to see you guys at the open source picnic.

HotShotDJ
October 15th, 2007, 05:52 AM
Many apologies for not having spotted the Connecticut team forum before. In any case... I'm here. :) Living in the western suburbs of Hartford whilst pursuing a masters degree in New Britain.

xwindozeuzer
October 18th, 2007, 02:59 AM
Norwich Ct here looking to join and get the word out that if yer tired of windoze then try Ubuntu!!!!!!

DrMoxie
October 26th, 2007, 11:47 AM
Windsor checking in! Been using Ubuntu since 4.10... :)

asmiller-ke6seh
November 20th, 2007, 11:47 PM
Hello.

I live in the Central Connecticut area. I work at one of Connecticut's large insurance companies. I've been using Ubuntu for about a year after living with Windows for longer than I like to remember (who remembers Microsoft Presentation Manager 1.0?). I'm not a Linux geek, but I am very comfortable around computers (my first "PC" was a DEC PDP-8, used as a research instrument while I was in grad school at UConn back in 1975/76). I've used CP/M, DOS in various incarnations, just about every flavor of Windows, and before all that I used mainframe and minicomputers of various kinds ... always as tools.

I would love to work with others up and down the Connecticut Valley to evangelize Ubuntu - so far I have converted one person, and I would like to bring even more people out of the shadow of Micro$oft. I've been slowly but surely removing all vestiges of M$ domination from my home.

I have a system76 laptop (Serval performance) that is my everyday system, and a couple of older desktop systems (one that is mine which will become a server for the household, and another which is my wife's system - which I will be reloading with Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon) all on a household network which is also my connection to the world for my TiVo, and provides my broadband access for Vonage IP telephony.

It's good to have 6 to 12 Mbps down and 2+ Mbps up, even if it IS with COMCA$T (i've gotten to know some of the techs, there, and they are nice folks who allowed me to show them Ubuntu when they came to my home to troubleshoot a long-term connection problem ... they were blown away by it's power and ease of use while I used my Ubuntu laptop to help them perform diagnoses).

I keep learning how to free myself from the strictures imposed on us by Redmond, and moving more and more into the Open Software environment. Every day, I learn more and more. Maybe we can help each other, and the public at large.

BTW - has anyone else been working through some of the more interesting Ubuntu books. I've started working with Hacking Ubuntu (Neal Krawetz), Wiley Publishing, 2007. It's well written, and a step above Ubuntu for Non-Geeks, and similar books.

monte48lowes
December 2nd, 2007, 05:27 PM
Hailing from Foxwoods area!

Mike

onion221
December 4th, 2007, 06:01 AM
Bedford/Pound ridge right on the boarder of New Canaan, Ct.

adam.skinner
January 3rd, 2008, 04:54 PM
Meriden checking in! I'm currently running Mint Linux Daryna (based on 7.10) as a pseudo-HTPC (swap in BT/Hulu for DVR). I've used linux on and off fore a number of years; when I take a break from gaming, mostly.

MikeMLP
January 4th, 2008, 05:16 AM
Just saw this thread tonight. I've been a CT resident all my life, and divide my time between home, just west of Hartford, and school, at UConn. I've been using Ubuntu since the summer of 2006, nearly full time (I keep XP for games). I'm the household computer guru, so my parents will surely be moving to Ubuntu in the future. Just last week, I helped out a family friend with a computer issue:

The PC had valuable data on it, and, due to a power outage, Winblows BSOD'd before loging in. I used the Gutsy live CD to save the data to a flash drive, and then, as the XP disk was missing, with the owner's permission, I formatted and installed gutsy on this 8-year-old Dell. Everything works just fine, and the friend is very happy.

In addition, since both of my parents are in education, I have heard that at least one school district in central CT is strongly considering GNU/Linux as a permanent replacement for MS software. The IT people are fed up, most recently because they have had to patch their Office 2003 installation to handle the Excel 2007 calculation bug that occurs when students bring in work saved at home with the new version of Office. Apparently, they think as I do: Wouldn't it be easier if we could just give everyone the same copy of OpenOffice that we use at school for work at home?

So hello to all, happy new year, and I'll see what I can do to get involved. Hopefully I'll see some of you on IRC soon.

asmiller-ke6seh
January 5th, 2008, 06:20 AM
... , I have heard that at least one school district in central CT is strongly considering GNU/Linux as a permanent replacement for MS software. The IT people are fed up, most recently because they have had to patch their Office 2003 installation to handle the Excel 2007 calculation bug that occurs when students bring in work saved at home with the new version of Office. Apparently, they think as I do: Wouldn't it be easier if we could just give everyone the same copy of OpenOffice that we use at school for work at home?

Don;t be so mysterious ... which school district?

cmccartin
January 10th, 2008, 08:52 PM
Stamford here...

Like some others, I started with Slackware back around '94. I still have CDs from walnut creek when they were shipping Slackware with kernel 1.2.13. I worked for an ISP and migrated the servers from SGI Indy's running IRIX to x86's running Slackware and then to Debian, once I realized how much easier it was to keep the systems up to date with apt!

Now Im an embedded Linux engineer and work on Debian systems. I still have much love for Debian, but I use Ubuntu on my desktop at work and on my laptop at home.

Chris

ERSchrager
February 12th, 2009, 03:55 AM
Northwestern Ct. Torrington

Roger

poohgld
August 30th, 2009, 01:04 PM
In Waterbury.

Dragonbite
August 30th, 2009, 04:46 PM
In Waterbury.

Welcome! I'm next door.

poningru
September 22nd, 2009, 04:20 AM
Hello

I saw on the wiki that this was kinda stagnant, hoping to get in touch with you guys. I am in New Haven, would like to start doing a few activities etc.
-poningru (Eldo Varghese)

fooman
October 4th, 2009, 01:34 PM
welcome poningru!

The Funkbomb
November 11th, 2009, 06:43 PM
I'm in the Bridgeport area.

fooman
November 14th, 2009, 01:31 AM
I'm in the Bridgeport area.

:lolflag:

The Funkbomb
November 16th, 2009, 07:39 PM
I was all set to say hi until I saw your yankees tux :(

othiena
December 11th, 2009, 04:14 PM
East Granby here.

Tom_Keser
December 13th, 2009, 07:14 PM
Portland here. Any social group for Nutmegers in the forum? My commute takes me from Portland to East Hartford via Rt 2 I've followed someone with an Ubuntu logo on the back of their car.

Pendulum
January 24th, 2010, 07:26 PM
Does this team even really exist anymore?

Anyway, I'm moving back to North Central CT (Suffield) in a few months and was looking to see if there was any sort of loco presence.

If people are interested in rebuilding, I'm willing to help, but I'm not sure I"ll have the time (or energy) to actually start up a new team if this one is pretty much gone.

warfacegod
January 26th, 2010, 07:03 PM
Portland here. Any social group for Nutmegers in the forum? My commute takes me from Portland to East Hartford via Rt 2 I've followed someone with an Ubuntu logo on the back of their car.

I'm in Vernon.

My mother lives in Portland. I got her using Ubuntu too.

Dragonbite
February 1st, 2010, 09:12 PM
I have been approached by a few people regarding the status of the Connecticut LoCo Group.

At this stage, I don't have the time necessary to lead it. I have never fully understood what it would take or how to go about running it when I started it.

At the same time, it's mission and purpose is still vallant; spreading the works of Ubuntu and supporting the users locally.

For that reason, I am requesting somebody or multiple people to come forward and take the reigns. This is a good opportunity to not only give back to the Ubuntu Community but to build up your own personal experience and resume.

So all people interested in taking over this LoCo group, please post so here. In a week or two we can collect the names of all intersted parties and I will put up a poll to vote for whomever you want.

I apologize for this taking so long, and it should have been done a long time ago. I hope that under new leadership that this can grow to a vibrant and active group which I too can participate when time avails itself.

~Drew

WildeBeest
February 1st, 2010, 09:25 PM
Checking in from East Lyme.

warfacegod
February 1st, 2010, 09:33 PM
I have been approached by a few people regarding the status of the Connecticut LoCo Group.

At this stage, I don't have the time necessary to lead it. I have never fully understood what it would take or how to go about running it when I started it.

At the same time, it's mission and purpose is still vallant; spreading the works of Ubuntu and supporting the users locally.

For that reason, I am requesting somebody or multiple people to come forward and take the reigns. This is a good opportunity to not only give back to the Ubuntu Community but to build up your own personal experience and resume.

So all people interested in taking over this LoCo group, please post so here. In a week or two we can collect the names of all intersted parties and I will put up a poll to vote for whomever you want.

I apologize for this taking so long, and it should have been done a long time ago. I hope that under new leadership that this can grow to a vibrant and active group which I too can participate when time avails itself.

~Drew

What exactly would be the responsibilities of the leader be. I might be interested.

Dragonbite
February 1st, 2010, 09:55 PM
Responsibilities? Have fun! :)

This is one of those things that got me, was that there was no clear-cut outline of what it entails, so a lot of it is up to you.

We had one person work hard getting a booth manned at the Cogan computer fairs. Somebody else helped out with setting up an IRC channel.

To facillitate this there are a number of tools available and I'll work with whomever to determine how to handle the hand-off, or can stay involved as a backup at the leader's choice.

well.. these forums (http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=248)
wiki page(s) (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ConnecticutTeam)
our own mailing list (https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-us-ct)
Launchpad group (https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-connecticut)
an IRC channel (FreeNode IRC Channel;#ubuntu-connecticut)
Google Group (http://groups.google.com/group/ubuntu-connecticut)(which is, of course, optional)


Some benefits should include

Getting your name listed in the official Ubuntu Wikis
An angling point for becoming an Ubuntu member (at least, more than just hanging out in these forums)
possibility to get CDs shipped
Looks great on a resume (leadership opportunity)
the love and respect of fellow Ubuntu members!

Dragonbite
February 1st, 2010, 09:56 PM
Some ideas from the ConnecticutTeam Wiki page :

Demonstration at a computer club Adult Education Classes (and pass out free, professional looking Ubuntu CDs!) Participating in a computer club's meetings (even non-Linux groups as an informational talk) Demonstrating to a school, nursery, preschool, etc. the benefits of Edubuntu
Install-fests Hand out CDs at trade shows and flea markets Blogging

Schwalenberg
February 1st, 2010, 10:40 PM
I am from Newington. Not interested in leading the group, as I work two-jobs, I'm taking 15 credits of college classes, and I'm already a board member in my flying club. But I just thought I would reply with some interest in what's new.

warfacegod
February 2nd, 2010, 12:02 AM
Is there a rough idea of how many hours per week?

Dragonbite
February 2nd, 2010, 02:58 PM
Is there a rough idea of how many hours per week?

Not really. It is what you make of it, and how much you delegate it.

Dragonbite
February 11th, 2010, 06:50 PM
Are Wildebeast and warfacegod the only ones intersted?

warfacegod
February 11th, 2010, 07:26 PM
I guess so. How many people are actually involved in this any way?

Dragonbite
February 11th, 2010, 07:52 PM
I guess so. How many people are actually involved in this any way?

30 Launchpad members
68 Mailing List memebers
* Forum members
and a partridge in a pear tree.

warfacegod
February 11th, 2010, 07:59 PM
That sounds like Murphy's Law body count math in reverse.

Dragonbite
February 17th, 2010, 08:07 PM
I haven't forgotten, I just am in the middle of a few things right now.

bcollignon
July 6th, 2010, 02:33 PM
Nutmeger in Danbury. I've been using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS x64 for about a month or so, complete with Compiz-Fusion desktop. The long and short of it is, I love it. I started a while ago with Hardy Heron and then left for a while. I blasted a system with Ubuntu and couldn't get it back easily, which is why I migrated back to Windows. However, I decided to give the most recent incarnation a try and was pleasantly surprised. For one thing, they had apparently resolved some of the issues I had way back with wireless connections. Although I'm now working with a wired connection, I was happy to see their progress. I feel somewhat more protected on the web with Linux... the viruses are out of control in Windows (any incarnation). So far, the Compiz-Fusion desktop blows away anything Windows is doing, from what I've seen. RSVP when you're able. Good Luck!

oldrocker99
July 6th, 2010, 10:33 PM
NetmeGGer[-( here in Norwich. Lucid, started with Hardy 2 years ago and am SO glad I'm using a REAL operating system.

:guitar:

warfacegod
July 6th, 2010, 10:45 PM
Just thought I'd chime in and let everybody know I'm still lurking about.

aaron-haviland
July 7th, 2010, 12:06 AM
Hey guys, I see this thread is still getting an occasional reply, but nobody has responded to my other one about a casual get-together (I know I could have titled it better, but I hadn't thought of that until I'd already submitted it)

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1519954

warfacegod
July 7th, 2010, 12:42 AM
No Mass. guys in the Conn. forum!

Emergency! Emergency! There has been a breach in perimeter 12! All hands to Battle Stations! This is not a drill! I repeat this is not a drill!

Emergency! Emergency! There has been a breach in perimeter 12! All hands to Battle Stations! This is not a drill! I repeat this is not a drill!


Just kidding. Welcome to the dark side.

cj.surrusco
August 4th, 2010, 05:25 PM
I'm in Trumbull, just outside of Bridgeport, I just joined the Launchpad team and noticed on the wiki that there haven't been any scheduled meetings since 08... Are you still having them?

warfacegod
August 4th, 2010, 06:29 PM
I'm in Trumbull, just outside of Bridgeport, I just joined the Launchpad team and noticed on the wiki that there haven't been any scheduled meetings since 08... Are you still having them?

There are meetings?

cj.surrusco
August 4th, 2010, 07:16 PM
There are meetings?

Well i guess not then

:popcorn:

fooman
September 20th, 2010, 12:50 AM
I'm in Trumbull, just outside of Bridgeport, I just joined the Launchpad team and noticed on the wiki that there haven't been any scheduled meetings since 08... Are you still having them?

hey cj !

I am in fairfield...good to see one of my neighbors lurking about! :)

cj.surrusco
September 20th, 2010, 01:07 AM
hey cj !

I am in fairfield...good to see one of my neighbors lurking about! :)

Fairfield is my home town! Nice to meet you.

owoito
September 20th, 2010, 02:13 AM
East Hartford CT right here!

warfacegod
September 20th, 2010, 03:00 AM
My wife has family in East Hartford.

fooman
October 1st, 2010, 04:21 PM
Fairfield is my home town! Nice to meet you.

right back at cha cj! :)

Losgann Mor
February 10th, 2011, 03:38 PM
Hi,

I'm in South Windsor. I'd love to get involved with the CT LoCo somehow. Don't suppose there are any plans for a Natty launch party of some sort in April?

Dragonbite
February 10th, 2011, 05:09 PM
That would be awesome. Where can we hold it, though?

btw, Hello. I'm in Hartford (at least while working).

johntaylor1887
March 5th, 2011, 04:23 AM
That would be awesome. Where can we hold it, though?

btw, Hello. I'm in Hartford (at least while working).

I would be up for a release party. I'm in Stratford btw.

elmcityslim
March 16th, 2011, 04:24 AM
New Haven!

Docaltmed
April 28th, 2011, 03:11 AM
Litchfield. Just thawed out.

wolfen69
May 8th, 2011, 04:36 AM
Here in Stratford.

fooman
May 9th, 2011, 08:07 PM
Here in Stratford.

howdy neighbour!

(i am in fairfield)

Docaltmed
June 1st, 2011, 04:14 PM
Somebody should organize a meeting. Not me. I'm a horrible organizer. But if you organize it, I'll come.

shobon
June 26th, 2011, 01:19 AM
Wallingford here, New Britain for work and school!

warfacegod
July 3rd, 2011, 03:30 AM
There's a kid a few houses down from me that uses Ubuntu as well. I don't think he's a member here but he did join my forum.