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Dayylin
January 30th, 2007, 09:34 AM
Hi all,

Don't seem to see anyone in Maine starting a LoCo so I figured I might as well do it since I have been telling everyone about Ubuntu up here. Any other Maine-iacs here?

FredSambo
January 30th, 2007, 09:37 PM
Hi Dayylin!

I am in Portland and would love to talk about Ubuntu with you some more, I know of a few others who use Ubuntu so maybe we could set up some sort of meeting or something!

RAV TUX
January 30th, 2007, 09:37 PM
Hi all,

Don't seem to see anyone in Maine starting a LoCo so I figured I might as well do it since I have been telling everyone about Ubuntu up here. Any other Maine-iacs here?

Dayylin I completely support your effort...btw I find Maine is one of the most beautiful states in the USA....and I have lived in Alaska and Oregon.

Portland is one of the coolest cities on the east coast...

RAV TUX
January 30th, 2007, 09:40 PM
also contact Vorian (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=27198) of the Ohio team he is very active with LoCo teams and can help jumpstart your process

Dayylin
January 31st, 2007, 02:19 AM
Hi Dayylin!

I am in Portland and would love to talk about Ubuntu with you some more, I know of a few others who use Ubuntu so maybe we could set up some sort of meeting or something!


Hiya Fred,

I live just south of Farmington but work for Time Warner Cable right in Portland.


Rav,

I love Maine. I came back after I got out of the Marines. Good place to raise a family if you can get past the cold hehe.

Dayylin
February 2nd, 2007, 11:32 PM
Ok, what should our team name be? I am thinking something along the lines of the Ubuntu Maine-iacs? Any other suggestions?

RAV TUX
February 3rd, 2007, 12:38 AM
Ok, what should our team name be? I am thinking something along the lines of the Ubuntu Maine-iacs? Any other suggestions? Love the Ubuntu Maine-iacs!

jimcooncat
February 3rd, 2007, 11:48 AM
Live in Skowhegan, work in Augusta. Have several Ubuntu machines, and very interested in business use. Been working with all types of small computers since 1986.

Ubuntu could be a huge hit in Maine. Let's get it started!

ushaba
February 3rd, 2007, 02:06 PM
i live in hong kong, but i'm originally from maine as well. windham, actually.

Dayylin
February 3rd, 2007, 10:39 PM
i live in hong kong, but i'm originally from maine as well. windham, actually.

Oh shoot, don't let my daughter hear that. She is in love with the area and would probably be asking for info hehe.

jimcooncat
February 4th, 2007, 03:13 AM
http://ubuntu.ofmaine.us
now redirects to this thread.

Should we advertise it on IRC?

ardvark71
February 4th, 2007, 03:44 AM
Dayylin I completely support your effort...btw I find Maine is one of the most beautiful states in the USA....and I have lived in Alaska and Oregon.


Maine can compare with Oregon? I don't know.....;)

RAV TUX
February 4th, 2007, 09:23 AM
Maine can compare with Oregon? I don't know.....;)

ok not as grand...but when I lived in Juneau, Alaska there is a wonderful place where the road ends to the north....about a mile hike to Eagle Beach...the rocky coast line there reminds me of Maine....

My favorite places in Maine

Portland, Maine
Monhegan Island
Bar Habour/Mount Desert Island

a picture of Portland Head Light House hangs in my dining room....I bought it there this past summer.

jimcooncat
February 4th, 2007, 12:07 PM
The coast is very nice, and we like to visit it two or three times a year. But my home and heart is inland Maine, and I find the beauty here in the lakes and mountains. I also like Vermont a lot too, but I'm digressing...

The social and political climate in this state reflects a feeling that there are "two Maines". There's no easy boundaries on the map, but the residents in the more populous areas (mostly southwestern, including Portland) have a different lifestyle than those in the more rural areas.

I sit on the border where I'm at, and look at the rural areas as having great unrealized potential. The people there are either very industrious or disabled in some way, elderly; and quite a few are simply resigned to watching the seasons pass by. Compared to southern Maine, there are few nine-to-five office jobs. Many of us, including myself, commute long distances to have a decent paying job. A lot of small businesses, and I mean really small, one to three-person shops.

xphelanx
February 9th, 2007, 04:49 PM
I'm so glad to see other Maine Ubuntu users out there! I'm based in Portland and I've been toying with the idea of trying to do an install party, but I hadn't been able track down users in the area. Is anybody interested? Can anybody lend an experienced hand in the process? Who's out there?

RAV TUX
February 10th, 2007, 01:09 PM
The coast is very nice, and we like to visit it two or three times a year. But my home and heart is inland Maine, and I find the beauty here in the lakes and mountains. I also like Vermont a lot too, but I'm digressing...

Vermont is very, very nice also...:)

xphelanx
February 10th, 2007, 06:40 PM
Vermont is very, very nice also...
Yes it is, very green and full of cows. Plus you have the Magic Hat Brewery in So. Burlington. Mmmmm, Number 9. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Dayylin
February 11th, 2007, 09:09 PM
I work out of Portland. Right now building a couple Ubuntu PCs to give to the local library in Mt Vernon. Trying to track down some library type software to track books and who has them.

xphelanx
February 11th, 2007, 11:43 PM
I work out of Portland. Right now building a couple Ubuntu PCs to give to the local library in Mt Vernon. Trying to track down some library type software to track books and who has them.

Try and see if any of these would suit your needs:

http://dewey.library.nd.edu/mylibrary/
http://dspace.org/introduction/index.html
http://www.koha.org/
http://www.greenstone.org/cgi-bin/library

I didn't think Mt. Vernon was big enough to have a library :-P

Dayylin
February 12th, 2007, 01:06 AM
Mt Vernon isn't but neither is Vienna so both towns use it hehe. Thanks for the links. Some of those look promising.

Dayylin
February 18th, 2007, 01:48 AM
Ok, have created #ubuntu-us-me for the Ubuntu Maine-iacs. Work has been crazy lately. Supposed to calm down right off and then I can start doing some more.

FredSambo
February 20th, 2007, 05:40 PM
w00t! I finally found this thread. I didn't see it stuck to the top!

We totally need to get toghther and start spreading the word around the state, especially in the "other" Maine, up in the north. I am actually originally from Orono, but I moved down to Portland several years ago. While I was growing up, this was the "other" Maine. hehe.

xphelanx
February 21st, 2007, 09:41 PM
w00t! I finally found this thread. I didn't see it stuck to the top!

We totally need to get toghther and start spreading the word around the state, especially in the "other" Maine, up in the north. I am actually originally from Orono, but I moved down to Portland several years ago. While I was growing up, this was the "other" Maine. hehe.
Having been a resident of both Maines at one time or another, I know exactly what you mean by "other." As a matter of fact, my beginnings in Linux started in the "other" (northern) Maine in Orono as a matter of fact. I feel that no matter how backwoodsy this state is stereotyped, there have to be people out there willing to try something new and different technology-wise. We -really- need to set up some sort of "awareness" event like an install party, or just something informational for those concerned. Anybody whose interest is piqued by this should get together with me on any of my various messaging platforms so that we might get something started. I was thinking that it should be after the release of Feisty so that people get the best of the best of the latest. What do people think?

jimcooncat
February 23rd, 2007, 03:22 AM
Well we got a few of us, any chance of getting together on IRC for a powwow? How about tomorrow (Friday 2/23) night at 9pm?
#ubuntu-us-me @ freenode

xphelanx
February 23rd, 2007, 05:00 PM
Well we got a few of us, any chance of getting together on IRC for a powwow? How about tomorrow (Friday 2/23) night at 9pm?
#ubuntu-me-us @ freenode
I'm already there

FredSambo
February 23rd, 2007, 06:38 PM
Me too!

FredSambo
February 23rd, 2007, 07:23 PM
Here is the model that we should follow in order to get the Governor to view state-wide Broadband Internet as a right, and not just a privilage! The town of Hermon has been serving High Speed Wireless Internet to it's town-folk for years...

Here is an article about it, I think we have a good starting point right there:

http://www.bangordailynews.com/news/t/city.aspx?articleid=146357&zoneid=176

http://www.hermon.net
:)

FredSambo
February 23rd, 2007, 07:30 PM
We -really- need to set up some sort of "awareness" event like an install party, or just something informational for those concerned. Anybody whose interest is piqued by this should get together with me on any of my various messaging platforms so that we might get something started. I was thinking that it should be after the release of Feisty so that people get the best of the best of the latest. What do people think?

Agreed! I can get a venue here in Portland, we could probably do something in Augusta, Bangor and maybe Lewiston as well!

jimcooncat
February 23rd, 2007, 07:43 PM
Here is the model that we should follow in order to get the Governor to view state-wide Broadband Internet a right, and not just a privilage! The town of Hermon has been serving High Speed Wireless Internet to it's town-folk for years...

I like the wireless Hermon model in your article! There are a couple of related bills in front of the legislature. The first is for the wired model. The second might provide funds for either:

LD 369: An Act To Require High-speed Internet Access for All Maine Residents
This bill requires telephone utilities operating in Maine to provide high-speed Internet access to any Maine resident who requests it, except for residents of unorganized territories.
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/billtexts/ld036901.asp

LD 218: An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Encourage Municipal High-speed Internet Access
The funds provided by this bond issue, in the amount of $2,000,000, will be used to provide matching funds to communities to build the infrastructure necessary to provide high-speed Internet access to underserved areas of the State.
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/billtexts/ld021801.asp

jimcooncat
February 24th, 2007, 03:09 AM
Come join us in #ubuntu-us-me, hanging out for a while. Lets talk about lobsters and wireless, and if you like women that drive skidders. Reconditioned computers for our folks that we can maintain over the wire. How to find people willing to part with all the junk they've acquired and reformat their C:\ drive. Stuff like that.

Dayylin
February 25th, 2007, 09:14 PM
Been trying to get in but things have been absolutely crazy here. Had a cousin die so ended up having to take care of some business. Things should be calming down on Tuesday for me.

FredSambo
March 1st, 2007, 12:01 AM
I have been busy as well, but in a good way. Sorry about your loss Dayylin!

I am currently gathering more detailed information about the two broadband bills up for vote, and their status in committee.

I am also trying to socially network myself into a position to try and convince Hermon Schools to adopt Ubuntu. I have only talked to a few people so far, but hopefully some n00bs will be showing up here on the forums and on IRC! I'll probably need some help with this, strength in numbers/two-heads are better than one and stuff, ya know.

Anyway, we'll see I guess. I'll have more information by next week!

claydoh
March 3rd, 2007, 06:36 PM
I live in Brewer, work in Bangor. Been a Linux-only user for about 5+ years now, somehow I never seem to look for 'local' linux users, though Portland ain't really local to Bangor, and vice-versa :D

Women skidder drivers are always hawt, and I wish there was was a good wireless connection (and a free wireless-enabled laptop to go with it :) ) out in the middle of logging land. Then I can idle on irc from out in the middle of nowhere :)

xphelanx
March 7th, 2007, 04:08 AM
I am also sorry to hear about your loss, Dayylin. I am in the same boat as you. I've spent the entire past week with my wife's family. You may have read about her brother being killed in an accident last Wednesday in the Augusta area. I hope things can get back to normal soon so I can help to get Ubuntu-type activities off the ground.

Dayylin
March 10th, 2007, 03:43 AM
Finally, life is a little easier. Course come April 2nd I get hectic again as the baby gets here but that is a good hectic. Working on figuring out what else we need to get recognized. Already been told no forum since northeastern already covers it, we have the channel in irc #ubuntu-us-me and sending my request for a mailing list.

Athanasius
March 10th, 2007, 03:50 PM
I went to school at University of Maine, Fort Kent. My parents and brother still live there and I put Ubuntu on their machines. I get back there only a couple of times a year but I love it there. I haven't really been inspired to write poetry since I left... the smell of industry is not as inspiring as the smell of pines.

Dayylin
March 17th, 2007, 10:01 PM
The Ubuntu Maine-iacs are now in #ubuntu-maine please change any settings you have.

Dayylin
March 17th, 2007, 10:18 PM
OK, a few more bits of info.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MaineTeam is now setup as a place holder. Still working on it.
New IRC: #ubuntu-maine
Launchpad https://launchpad.net/ubuntu-us-maine

Still waiting on mailing list and forums, plus need to make some changes to our wiki.

clooch
April 24th, 2007, 09:24 PM
Hi all, just a note from Auburn.

cheers

wheels3572
April 25th, 2007, 01:56 PM
Agreed! I can get a venue here in Portland, we could probably do something in Augusta, Bangor and maybe Lewiston as well!

Well I can handle lewiston as im 20mins from Lewiston. I use Ubuntu and Xubuntu

wheels3572
April 25th, 2007, 02:04 PM
Dayylin I completely support your effort...btw I find Maine is one of the most beautiful states in the USA....and I have lived in Alaska and Oregon.

Portland is one of the coolest cities on the east coast...

JOzef I sent you email awhile back to join the NU Team and never heard back. How can I get approved here for the team as im in maine and would LOVE to join the maine team

FredSambo
April 26th, 2007, 09:28 AM
Welcome! We haven't been real busy lately, but hopefully that will all change.

wheels3572
April 26th, 2007, 12:00 PM
Welcome! We haven't been real busy lately, but hopefully that will all change.

Well i wanna get on the NU Team I emailed JOzef over atleast 1mth ago and no reply at all from him. I see people in my area Lewiston and Auburn as im 20mins or less from there.

Plus I wanna be added to the member list for NU Team. Does JOzef talk on Forums much?

Dayylin
April 28th, 2007, 02:42 AM
Hiya Wheels,

Things have been a little hectic here. WIfe just had a baby and then I have been setting up some computers for a couple libraries and churches with Ubuntu. Nice to see someone else local. I need to go over what I have already done and get the rest of the process kicked back into high gear now that I have a few minutes again :-)

Currently working with a few places to try and get up a install-fest setup. Hoping I can get this moving along soon.

Brian aka Dayylin

wheels3572
April 28th, 2007, 04:41 AM
Hiya Wheels,

Things have been a little hectic here. WIfe just had a baby and then I have been setting up some computers for a couple libraries and churches with Ubuntu. Nice to see someone else local. I need to go over what I have already done and get the rest of the process kicked back into high gear now that I have a few minutes again :-)

Currently working with a few places to try and get up a install-fest setup. Hoping I can get this moving along soon.

Brian aka Dayylin

I hear ya man and I want to congratulate you and your wife on a new baby :). I have a newborn nephew myself (6wks old). What you mean you have to go over what you have already done? What you referring to.

Well I would like to get a group together myself as im a newbie to Linux (few months into Linux let alone new to Ubuntu lol). I will be right up front im very new. So I would love to learn what I can from others and meet others and go from there. Im wondering who out there uses Xubuntu personally. Cuz I would love to furnish Xubuntu CD's. I could burn a ton and have the Xubuntu Logo in the jewel cases and distribute them. I just ordered some Ubuntu CD's though.

claydoh
April 28th, 2007, 07:38 PM
Ok, how do I join the Maine team?

I don't see an easy way to join the NU loco team either. At least from Launchpad page

sandpaperback
April 28th, 2007, 11:30 PM
Ah! More Mainers! I'm in Portland, recently re-switched to full time Ubuntu. When I replaced my desktop with a laptop I ran into wireless issues that I couldn't resolve... until the release of Feisty. Yay!

xphelanx
April 29th, 2007, 02:50 AM
I guess I should chime in here, too. It looks like we're having a bit of activity coming back to the forum! Possibly we have enough people around to get organized? :twisted:

wheels3572
April 29th, 2007, 04:56 AM
Ok, how do I join the Maine team?

I don't see an easy way to join the NU loco team either. At least from Launchpad page

Well from what I can see here myself. It looks like we have to be pre-approved by RavTux who is gone AWOL he is the Overseer for the NU team. Im waiting to join too. If anyone out there knows of another way please let us know.

wheels3572
April 29th, 2007, 04:59 AM
I guess I should chime in here, too. It looks like we're having a bit of activity coming back to the forum! Possibly we have enough people around to get organized? :twisted:

What do you mean by organized as in what respect?

Dayylin
April 30th, 2007, 12:22 AM
To get a local team setup, there are a number of steps that have to be followed. I need to make contact with Rav and try and figure out what is left to do and then we can get approved.

Nice to see a few more Maine-iacs here.

Brian aka Dayylin

claydoh
April 30th, 2007, 12:29 AM
So Rav is the only admin for the NU team then? He was in here today, but I have not seen a response to my short email to him.

ChuckFrain
May 1st, 2007, 09:00 PM
What is it that Rav has to do to create your Maine Ubuntu Team?

Point your browser over to the LocoTeam Wiki (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamList) page and go through the steps there. Particularly look at the Start a Loco Team! (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamHowto) link.

I attended one of Aaron Topance's (spelled wrong I think, sorry) US Team irc chats and got the Maryland team started about two hours later. As far as I can tell the NU and US Teams are unofficial and exist only as a gathering point for the state locos to chat among ourselves.

There's no need to get a blessing from anyone to start a group, and if you need help give a shout out to others that have/are doing it.

RAV TUX
May 2nd, 2007, 10:15 AM
What is it that Rav has to do to create your Maine Ubuntu Team?

Point your browser over to the LocoTeam Wiki (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamList) page and go through the steps there. Particularly look at the Start a Loco Team! (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamHowto) link.

I attended one of Aaron Topance's (spelled wrong I think, sorry) US Team irc chats and got the Maryland team started about two hours later. As far as I can tell the NU and US Teams are unofficial and exist only as a gathering point for the state locos to chat among ourselves.

There's no need to get a blessing from anyone to start a group, and if you need help give a shout out to others that have/are doing it.

Exactely. Thanks Chuck for taking the time to clarify things.


So Rav is the only admin for the NU team then? He was in here today, but I have not seen a response to my short email to him.

There are two other admins to the NU Ubuntu Team, macogw (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=137631), Brunellus (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=9506).

Brunellus (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=9506) is also a ubuntuforums.org moderator, so you can easily find him here.

macogw (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=137631), is a moderator here for the NU Ubuntu Team forum, so if you ever need anything specifically for this forum please PM or e-mail macogw (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=137631).


To get a local team setup, there are a number of steps that have to be followed. I need to make contact with Rav and try and figure out what is left to do and then we can get approved.

Nice to see a few more Maine-iacs here.

Brian aka Dayylin

See Chucks post above for some lovely 411, and also remember that there are 2 other NU Ubuntu Team admins: macogw (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=137631), Brunellus (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=9506).


Well from what I can see here myself. It looks like we have to be pre-approved by RavTux who is gone AWOL he is the Overseer for the NU team. Im waiting to join too. If anyone out there knows of another way please let us know.

There are two other Admins for the NU Ubuntu Team:
macogw (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=137631), Brunellus (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=9506)

http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=137631
http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=9506

please PM, either mac or brunellus and they can add you to the NU Ubuntu Team, as far as starting a Maine LoCo team, please refer to the HowTo sticky in this forum, (There is nothing the NU Ubuntu Team has to do, setting up the state level team is all up to you):

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

(PS: I also never recieved any email, perhaps it was sent to the wrong address? or got shredded in my spam filter? who knows?)

RAV TUX
May 3rd, 2007, 08:10 AM
I just updated the replies to quotes in my last post, please review the 411.

& congratulations to all the Maine-iacs in their new LoCo Team.


Now we need the Vermont-sters!

claydoh
May 3rd, 2007, 01:46 PM
(PS: I also never recieved any email, perhaps it was sent to the wrong address? or got shredded in my spam filter? who knows?)
Well it looks like you are probably right on that. It seems at least one other person has spam filter issues with that email address, so I guess i need to change it or use another one.

Thanks for your replies!

Dayylin
May 5th, 2007, 10:38 PM
Maine Team launchpad setup at https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-maineiacs

Thanks Claydoh for the assist.

Also updated the wiki to reflect the err I guess re-start of the team since I didn't get much done before . https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MaineTeam

Dayylin
May 5th, 2007, 11:38 PM
Woo hoo, following a post of mine with another. Yes, I really do talk to myself and only get in a fight with myself part of the time.

Ok, gang, we need some ideas to really get Ubuntu going in Maine. I am currently working on getting a couple of computers put together for some churches and a couple libraries. What other ideas can we get together to get a push into Maine?

Brian aka Dayylin

xphelanx
May 6th, 2007, 12:17 AM
Well, I'm trying to do my part by gradually switching my friends' computers over to it. So far in the past 5 months I have converted 6 computers with two more soon to follow. I know it's just a drop in the bucket, but you have to start somewhere, right? :guitar:

clooch
May 6th, 2007, 01:02 PM
Was I seeing things ordid someone post that we have a Maine team. Or was that wishfulll thinking?

claydoh
May 6th, 2007, 01:14 PM
Was I seeing things ordid someone post that we have a Maine team. Or was that wishfulll thinking?

Take a look at Dayylin's post above, post #57 :KS

FredSambo
May 6th, 2007, 04:55 PM
We are the Maine team.

Welcome! :)

RAV TUX
May 6th, 2007, 06:53 PM
Maine Team launchpad setup at https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-maineiacs

Thanks Claydoh for the assist.

Also updated the wiki to reflect the err I guess re-start of the team since I didn't get much done before . https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MaineTeam

Congratulations Maine-iacs!....not only to you live in one of the most beautiful states in the USA but now you have the coolest Ubuntu LoCo Team name! Ubuntu Maine-iacs!.....

Honestly the name rocks!, you should make and sale T-shirts.

Cool I just joined(under the user name: jozef), would you guys like me to add the Maine-iacs to the NU Ubuntu Team regional consortium?

Please let me know so I can add you guys, if I am not around simply ask one of the other NU Ubuntu Team admins.

Dayylin
May 6th, 2007, 07:15 PM
Hiya Rav,

Nice to see ya again. Yes, please add us. We are getting this thing going :-)

RAV TUX
May 6th, 2007, 07:23 PM
Hiya Rav,

Nice to see ya again. Yes, please add us. We are getting this thing going :-)

Cool guys I will add you now, congratulations, if you ever need anything please let me know,....don't forget to PM Ubuntu-Geek and request a forum here at ubuntuforums.org, I can hardly wait: The Ubuntu Maine-iacs forum.

Love it!.....Please let me know when you guys develop your own T-Shirts to raise funds for the Ubuntu Maine-iacs, my favorite T-shirt ever is from Maine "Cool as a Moose"

Next time I am up in Maine I will be sure and let you guys know so we can plan a Meet up also. Simply awesome!

RAV TUX
May 6th, 2007, 07:27 PM
Hiya Rav,

Nice to see ya again. Yes, please add us. We are getting this thing going :-)

I am proud to announce that the Ubuntu-Maine-iacs have been added to the NU Ubuntu Team "Regional" consortium.

Simply awesome, now we are like one big happy family.


https://launchpad.net/~nuubuntuteam/+members




(now where are the Vermont-sters?)

Dayylin
May 6th, 2007, 08:47 PM
Got a couple people working on some ideas for shirts/hats. Will post the ideas when I get them.

Brian aka Dayylin

RAV TUX
May 6th, 2007, 09:42 PM
Got a couple people working on some ideas for shirts/hats. Will post the ideas when I get them.

Brian aka Dayylin

Cool!

Jozef (aka RAV TUX, ravtux, OZma, OZma of Oz) :)z

Dayylin
May 6th, 2007, 11:46 PM
Quick update, we now have a mailing list. To join, head over to our wiki at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MaineTeam

FredSambo
May 8th, 2007, 01:25 PM
This is very exciting!

Where should we have out first meeting? We could do it here in Portland, or maybe up in Lewiston?

Hmmm... Maybe we should just start with an IRC meeting. :)

mazirian
May 8th, 2007, 03:06 PM
Wow, look at all these Mainers! When's the irc meeting?

--Mazirian
Yarmouth, Maine

jimcooncat
May 8th, 2007, 06:13 PM
If you have a physical meeting, please be sure to post your minutes or ideas or whatever so the folks that can't make it can participate. Thanks!

Will we be able to have more than one thread in the forum? Or do we do the wiki thing. How best to discuss individual topics, like:

Broadband ISP's in Maine
Dialup help for the boonies
Wifi community initiatives
Business and Organizations (my fav)
Spread Ubuntu in Maine, and find all the rest of the users here!

Dayylin
May 9th, 2007, 08:25 AM
Hiya Jim,

We are trying to get our own forums and that will allow us to have multiple threads, so we would definitely have one for meetings and such.

claydoh
May 9th, 2007, 09:56 PM
We need to get more of us on the irc channel (#ubuntu-maine on freenode), even if we are only idling :)
I am getting lonely in there!

FredSambo
May 9th, 2007, 11:03 PM
I'm there! ;)

RAV TUX
May 10th, 2007, 01:02 AM
I'm there! ;)
me too, where is everybody?

RAV TUX
May 10th, 2007, 03:04 AM
be sure and visit this cafe thread:

Have you ever been to Maine? If so where? What is your favorite place in Maine? (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=438574)

Dayylin
May 11th, 2007, 07:27 PM
Well gang, I haven't heard back about a forum for us yet but I am looking into getting us our own domain, just need to get the money together for it. But I need input on it. What should we get? I am thinking of ubuntumaineiacs.org or something to that affect. Sound good? Have a better suggestion? Please let me know.

Also, our mailing list is setup and awaiting for more victims err members. Please feel free to join us.

Also, also, what would be a good day and time to start holding some irc meetings? I am off on Fridays and Saturdays

Brian aka Dayylin

mazirian
May 11th, 2007, 08:29 PM
I think I might be able to host that domain, although I'll need to check with some folks first. Drop by the irc channel on freenode. I bet there's at most 2 degrees of separation between everyone who joins. :)

jimcooncat
May 11th, 2007, 09:56 PM
You can have anything you want under the ofmaine.us domain -- I own it. Just let me know.

If you browse to http://ubuntu.ofmaine.us it takes you to this thread. I can point it anywhere I want.

Dayylin
May 12th, 2007, 01:21 AM
Thanks for the offers Jim and mazirian. We are getting there very quickly. Now we need to setup a irc time so we can start getting the state familiar with Ubuntu.

RAV TUX
May 12th, 2007, 06:29 AM
maine-iacs.org is available

http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=32390&d=1178947734

Dayylin
May 16th, 2007, 08:46 AM
Put my daughter to work coming up with some ideas.

Idea 1.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i8/Phoenix-Cat/Mainiacs3bw.png

Idea 2

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i8/Phoenix-Cat/Mainiacs3aw.png

Idea 3

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i8/Phoenix-Cat/Mainiacs1bw.png

Idea 4

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i8/Phoenix-Cat/Mainiacs1aw.png

jimcooncat
May 16th, 2007, 02:41 PM
My vote's #3, it's compact and I like the font better -- the "i"s are more legible compared to the first two, and less formal as well. She did a great job. Thanks, Dayylin's Daughter!

FredSambo
May 16th, 2007, 05:24 PM
I vote #3 as well, good job!

claydoh
May 16th, 2007, 07:14 PM
very nice. 3 or 4 is my choice

I was going to loosen up my rusty (and meager) Gimp skillz and try some ideas, but your daughter beat me to it :) Mine were going to a bi different, with perhaps Ubuntu logo larger than the state map, and of course maybe one with the ubiquitous and campy Maine Lobstah having a roll, ayuh!

I may still try it out for fun, though

RAV TUX
May 16th, 2007, 11:53 PM
+1 for 3

Dayylin
May 17th, 2007, 12:53 AM
If you have any suggestions on the logo, let me know. Hope (my daughter) says she can make changes to them.

Brian aka Dayylin

claydoh
May 17th, 2007, 01:14 AM
My ideas were on the lines of the NY logo:
https://librarian.launchpad.net/6530717/ny-usloco2-rv11-2.png
Not the design per se but the overall proportions, and I haven't found a lobster I like yet :)

jimcooncat
May 18th, 2007, 08:51 AM
The #3 logo could be smaller if the Maine-iacs were skewed along the coast and the ubuntu graphic put up in Aroostook. But then we'd have to find three Ubuntu users up in the County.

Never met a lobstah I didn't like.

RAV TUX
May 18th, 2007, 11:15 PM
What about incorporating The Portland Head Lighthouse in the logo?

FredSambo
May 21st, 2007, 08:06 PM
Well in all honesty, RAV people in Maine tend to feel that Maine is a lot more than just Portland. It is kind of an internal conflict between the "two" Maines, North and South. I guess most of us are currently in Southern Maine, but hopefully that will change and we can build a truely state-wide presence.

At the same time I personally think the Head Light would be nice looking. :)

Dayylin
May 22nd, 2007, 12:24 AM
I am located in about the middle of the state. We have some members in Augusta and Bangor I believe so we are spreading out.

The other option that was suggest was to include a pine tree and a lobster.

Everyone has heard of the "Maine - the way life should be". I am thinking more of

"Maine - the way Ubuntu life should be" :p

claydoh
May 22nd, 2007, 12:55 AM
Silly, I know, but how about a tux with lobstah claws???? :)

representing Bangor here, though really even though there are really 2 Maines, I don't think that should be an issue here. There are more people in the southern part than the north so there probably would be more users from that area in here, doesn't bother me what we use for a logo if we all like it.

RAV TUX
May 22nd, 2007, 02:44 AM
how about a moose?

perhaps Tux riding a moose?

RAV TUX
May 22nd, 2007, 02:45 AM
or better yet a Puffin

a puffin riding a moose.

xphelanx
May 22nd, 2007, 03:00 AM
I definitely like the idea of incorporating a moose.

claydoh
May 22nd, 2007, 10:39 PM
I thought of a Tux with antlers, but MELUG has that already :)

Dayylin
May 22nd, 2007, 11:59 PM
Being the mean dad I am, I have set Hope to work! She will be looking to add a moose to some of the logos. She is going to do several different styles so when we start some t-shirts, we have a choice.

Also, we now have a official Ubuntu mailing list. Thanks to the hard working folks for getting it put together. You can sign up at HERE (https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-us-me)


Another also, some major news about a Maine-iacs website will be anounced shortly.

Cheers,

Brian aka Dayylin

haroldh7
May 27th, 2007, 03:00 PM
I'm in Lewiston and enjoy ubuntu/kubuntu very much.
I have it on my laptop's and desktops and a server..

Harold

Dayylin
May 27th, 2007, 03:18 PM
Welcome Harold,

We are still in the process of setting up the team but always glad to have another Maine-iac with us.


Brian aka Dayylin

haroldh7
May 27th, 2007, 11:49 PM
Thanks, but I haven't been one to chat alot on the internet as I never realy found a place to chat about things I like. But now I found a place now...

Harold

FredSambo
May 28th, 2007, 02:26 PM
w00t!

Hopefully we'll have our own forum soon!

Dayylin
May 28th, 2007, 05:05 PM
Got a request into ubuntu-geek about forums for the Maine team. Will let you know what the response is.

Cheers,

Brian aka Dayylin

claydoh
May 29th, 2007, 07:26 PM
I can set up and admin a forum as a subdomain on claydoh.com if needed, or do the same on our own domain if we get one. Same for any general cms if we decide to use one. I may be able to donate webhosting as well, if needed

Dayylin
June 1st, 2007, 02:19 PM
As a reminder, Saturday June 2nd at 7pm in #ubuntu-maine is our first irc meeting. If you can't make it, the meeting will be logged so you can enjoy it later if you want.

Cheers,

Brian aka Dayylin

Dayylin
June 9th, 2007, 10:18 PM
Some major things are happening. I have secured us a domain (more to come) and it comes with some good deals. Everyone that wants a e-mail address can have one, we will have space for a subdomain for everyone as well.

This domain will also allow us to have our own forums and mailing list as well as some other good things along the way. I am still looking into getting us a good deal on some t-shirts and hats.

More to come as it develops,


Cheers,

Brian aka Daylin

FredSambo
June 10th, 2007, 06:42 PM
WooHoo! Thanks Brian! If you need anything just holla!

Dayylin
June 11th, 2007, 09:39 AM
Ok, it is now official. http://www.ubuntumaine.org is active. The site is up but I am continuing to work on it. At the site is also the Maine-iacs forums.

Cheers,

Brian aka Dayylin

Dayylin
July 4th, 2007, 10:46 AM
As some of you know, Free Software Day is coming up. This is the information that was sent to the LoCo team mailinglist. Do you think we can get something setup? If so, where would be a good place to do this?



Greetings,

Just a reminder to people about Software Freedom Day 2007, which is on
September 15th.

>From the website http://softwarefreedomday.org:
"Software Freedom Day is a global, grassroots effort to educate the
public about the importance of software freedom and the virtues and
availability of Free and Open Source Software."

While team registrations are possible up until the day of the event, if
you register *before the 31st of July*, your SFD team will receive a
free pack of helpful items such as Tshirts, CDS (Ubuntu and
TheOpenCD.org), balloons and stickers.

You don't need to have all the details worked out to register, as
there's still several months to figure that stuff out in. Working with
existing LUGs in your country or area is also highly recommended and
very useful.

If you want to discuss evil (or not so evil) plans with other SFD teams,
there are several places to do so:

IRC: #sfd on freenode
Mailing Lists:
http://mail.sf-day.org/lists/listinfo/sfd-discuss (discussion)
http://mail.sf-day.org/lists/listinfo/sfd-announce (announcements)

Also, some additional reading can be found at:
http://softwarefreedomday.org/StartGuide

coffeepoet
September 5th, 2007, 10:42 PM
Good stuff, definitely interested in this, and glad someone else has the time to do it! Vista made me switch my new laptop to Ubuntu completely.

ner0tic
September 8th, 2007, 05:17 PM
just saying a quick hello. I love the idea of a maine loco team.

haroldh7
September 18th, 2007, 12:03 AM
I live in Lewiston, Maine and been a linux user since 1996/97..

philatuncc6
October 11th, 2007, 07:26 AM
I live in Paris, Maine and It is gourgous here! Portland rocks too. I love Ubuntu and we def. need our own LoCo!

Yourmysin
October 26th, 2007, 09:12 PM
Wow, I have a hard time believing there is actually a maine team.

Anyways, My name is John, I am from Newport, so Bangor area sounds really good to me :)

c0mp13371331337
October 27th, 2007, 04:25 AM
Yourmysin, I second that motion for the Bangor area, living a mere 30 seconds from downtown Bangor.

I'm quite interested in getting involved with all this. I work at an outsourcing call-center doing tech support, phone based troubleshooting, etc. I know that I myself, as well as several people that I work with, would love to attend some type of Ubuntu party of sorts.

VraiChevalier
October 28th, 2007, 06:30 PM
Well I'll be a monkeys' uncle ! ! ! Hello all you "Maine-iacs"!

I just found this thread. Wayyyyy cool.

I've been using Ubuntu for almost a year and have spent a lot of time scouring these forums. Linux noobs face a steep learning curve.

I searched for Loco's and LUG's way back but did not find any close by or active. Recently joined the MELUG-North group. I'm located Downeast, about 30 miles from Bangor.

This is just great! Finally found some Linux users from Maine! I hope I can add something useful and help spread word.

Dayylin
January 31st, 2008, 11:38 AM
Due to the time constraints that have made it almost impossible for me to get anything done, I feel that it is in the best interest of the team for me to step down. I have already started the process of adding Claydoh as the team lead.

I will still be involved, just not the lead. Ubuntu in Maine has already started to spread but with no time, I cannot help the process out as the lead. So far, we have a great team and I am sure Clay will do nothing but improve it.

Brian aka Dayylin

HippyRandall
March 31st, 2008, 09:26 AM
is this group active anymore or has it gone the way of MELUG? Relatively new to Ubuntu but I first used linux (Red Hat) back in 1998. I have finally managed to to get a stable install of Feisty Fawn running on my HP laptop but still have Vista installed in a dual boot setup. Just looking for fellow Maine-iacs for convo etc.

Cheers,
Hippy

PS I am in Sanford(Don't rub it in please, lol)

ckien
March 31st, 2008, 09:33 AM
just started using ubuntu really wanted something besides a mac or windows and looking forward to Hardy release...see ya around Mainers!

jimcooncat
April 5th, 2008, 02:02 PM
is this group active anymore or has it gone the way of MELUG?

We really haven't got this off the ground yet. The guys did a great job setting up the infrastructure, but there's only a few of us, and we've all been really busy with our personal lives. I think we're all still interested, though.

I suspect there will be a time when a lot more Ubuntu fans will come out of the woodwork. The new install tools in Hardy might help that a lot.

claydoh
April 6th, 2008, 12:13 AM
I can attest to the willingness, but lack of time myself. I would dearly love to have a few more hours each week to spend on these things :(

But I did recently get a ShipIt delivery, and have actually gotten a couple to give ubuntu a spin :)

jimcooncat
April 6th, 2008, 11:30 AM
Well, this winter's been really hard for everyone I know, and I imagine it's been that way the rest of the group. If we tried really hard to have a get-together, it would probably be a one-time thing that we couldn't keep up. Doing something like staffing an Ubuntu booth at a computer show would probably be a lot more work than we could take on, as well.

So maybe we could look at a lighter project we could do together over the wire that's Maine oriented. One idea could be a localized package or web site with links to Maine radio station audio feeds. I think it would be very cool to "apt-get install maine-radio" and have stations and podcasts show up in rhythmbox.

JCricket
April 8th, 2008, 08:23 PM
Hi, back home in Maine here, and glad to see a gathering of Maine-iacs! I live in Bath.

FredSambo
April 8th, 2008, 11:46 PM
I can contest to the tough winter, but spring is here!

:)

Nate53085
April 22nd, 2008, 02:55 PM
Born and raised Sabattus Maine, now going to University of Maine for Computer Engineering.

jimcooncat
April 24th, 2008, 09:47 AM
Welcome, Nate! Got any other Ubuntu nuts in your class?

Cellwind929
May 2nd, 2008, 07:28 AM
Another Maine ubuntu user checking in. Ubuntu 8.04 on my file server and laptop. I move between the Bangor and southern Maine due to school.

darkone778
August 5th, 2008, 04:58 AM
Well I can say that I have been using ubuntu since about 6.10 release. Name is matthew and live in westbrook/ south portland. I can say that its nice to see other Ubuntu users other than me. in this state.

cthulhufhtagn
August 11th, 2008, 02:45 AM
Hi all,
I live in Auburn and I'd love to get involved with any projects going on in the area. Please let me know if anyone has something going on that they could use some help with.

clooch
August 23rd, 2008, 12:31 AM
Hey another Auburnite :)

RetiredInMaine
August 30th, 2008, 09:30 PM
HI all. I just found this thread. I have been using ubuntu for over a year on both my desktop and laptop. Tried Red Hat and Suse but like ubuntu better.

I retired to Winthrop about 7 years ago from New Jersey. I belong to Central MELUG but not many people show up at meetings and as far as I can tell I am the only ubuntu user.

I have a Dell Inspirion 1440 that came pre loaded with 7.04. I run 7.10 on a desktop I built last winter.

Right now I am thinking about putting VM on one of my machines so I can run Windows XP home edition under it. Unfortunately I have no choice about running windows, I want to listen to Surus satellite radio and they require windows. They use DRM so just loading the windows media codecs won't work. At some point you just have to go with the flow, it's a windows world - <sigh>

Is this group active at all? I would like to get together with other ubuntu users.

claydoh
August 30th, 2008, 10:09 PM
We are still around, but honestly it looks like we have too many miles between us and not enough free time to organize anything. If there were enough folks in one part of the state, maybe then there could be a get-together.

There is always irc chat on freenode in #ubuntu-maine I lurk there when I have a free moment, but most of us seem to miss each other :(

jimcooncat
August 31st, 2008, 08:52 AM
Right now I am thinking about putting VM on one of my machines so I can run Windows XP home edition under it.

I found virtualbox simpler (but only a bit) than VMWare Player or Server to run XP Home. I'm running two copies on a fairly recent box with Ubuntu. No major problems, though I do have a crash in one or the other XP home instances every other day. The last upgrade caused me a bit of grief as well until I found the fix in the forums. Even so, I still recommend virtualbox for the simplicity.

Whatever you do, though, install your XP Home, update it with all the security fixes, and then make a clone of it before installing any applications. You'll probably need to use a tool that comes with your virtual machine app to make the clone, sometimes just copying files doesn't do the job right. Then if you hose your registry or get some bugware in it, you'll have a very quick restore.

FredSambo
September 3rd, 2008, 06:00 PM
I've kinda switched over to Debian.

dashnu
September 9th, 2008, 11:14 PM
hey been using linux for 15 years. Work in IT run Gentoo server side but Ubuntu on the desktop.

So, does this group meet? do anything? Im from casco.

JoeZiehmer83
October 29th, 2008, 08:34 PM
Hey my name's Joseph I live in Lisbon and love the area hoping to continue coaching on my high school wrestling team and attend Andover College. Ubuntu's quick, the speeds are amazing, the graphics make people do a double take, and everyone's amazed that I haven't had to reformat a hard drive for a long time. A long time in my terms is about three weeks given the fact that I like to test the waters with Open SuSe and such so far Ubuntu is the better. I'll be keeping it for awhile and everyone loves just all of the slide shows and data bases which can be built from scratch on the open-office org technologies. I'm not a programmer but just plain someone who needed an ease of access system with the stone wall protections offered by it's processing and so far Ubuntu has lived up to that image.

Dayylin
November 12th, 2008, 11:06 AM
Greetings Maine-iacs,

Look at the faces. Seems there are more of us than most thought. I am currently working on getting us a new website. Once we have that, we will start working on getting a couple of meetings setup.

I see a couple of names from the towns that I work out of. Cool. Even got us another in the Winthrop area.

So what does everyone have for experience in linux?

Brian aka Dayylin

jimcooncat
November 17th, 2008, 09:13 PM
Dayylin, if you need a name for the website, you can have ubuntu.ofmaine.us. Just tell me where to point it.

You can get free hosting at memebot.com if you keep the media files down to size.

There's probably better solutions for both of these, I'm just saying...

JoeZiehmer83
November 24th, 2008, 11:56 PM
Greetings Maine-iacs,

Look at the faces. Seems there are more of us than most thought. I am currently working on getting us a new website. Once we have that, we will start working on getting a couple of meetings setup.

I see a couple of names from the towns that I work out of. Cool. Even got us another in the Winthrop area.

So what does everyone have for experience in linux?

Brian aka Dayylin


Been using Ubuntu now for two years without a problem through all of upgrading and having to restore my system after a power surge Ubuntu has come through on many thousands of levels. As for presentations and what not it's been a solid performer and has changed the minds of many. Hoping to use it in helping people out who can't afford the over priced Windows office suites.

nullifidian53
January 3rd, 2009, 06:55 AM
Greetings Maine-iacs,

Look at the faces. Seems there are more of us than most thought. I am currently working on getting us a new website. Once we have that, we will start working on getting a couple of meetings setup.

I see a couple of names from the towns that I work out of. Cool. Even got us another in the Winthrop area.

So what does everyone have for experience in linux?

Brian aka Dayylin

Hi Brian
If you set up some meetings please notify me and I will try and make it. I am out of Waterville and I have only been using Ubuntu on a Dell laptop for 6 months. I am slowly changing from Macs. A new desktop is in my immediate future and I would like to build the machine myself.Please keep me updated and I would be willing to help any way I can with what limited knowledge I have of Ubuntu.
In peace
Roger

Dayylin
February 10th, 2009, 12:40 PM
hi all,

From what I can tell we have a pretty wide area of people. I live in the Augusta area for now (soon to possibly be in the Kennebunkport/Portland area). What are some good days? I currently have Sundays and Mondays off.

I am thinking that we could try to setup a meeting in like Augusta and Portland to start if that works. If you have alternatives, please let me know.

Brian aka Dayylin

Bob Appleby
March 29th, 2009, 07:45 PM
Hello from Hope,

Want to check in to the group as a beginner. Like so many I really love Maine. Returned 20 years ago and have no plans to leave the state again.

Been experimenting with 8.10 on a laptop that just died forever and am contemplating Getting a Dell inspiron netbook that comes with 8.04 and has a solid state drive. There is no broadband where I live in Hope, so it must be able to run a modem. (I used the laptop on broadband at the Camden library.)

May this organization turn into a strong one.

Bob

Dayylin
March 30th, 2009, 12:42 PM
Hi Bob and welcome,

We are a spread out group as you can probably guess being from Maine but slowly getting some ideas together.

B

CheesyD
April 20th, 2009, 08:12 PM
Hey guys... New Ubuntu user who lives in Maine... up near Bar Harbor.

VraiChevalier
April 26th, 2009, 03:17 PM
Hello from Hope,

Want to check in to the group as a beginner.
<snip>
There is no broadband where I live in Hope, so it must be able to run a modem. (I used the laptop on broadband at the Camden library.)
<snip>




Hello Bob Appleby,

Last time I tried using a dial up modem with any Linux distro I discovered that there can be numerous hurdles to overcome and some which may be insurmountable. I managed to get one internal modem to dial out but eventually gave up and just purchased an external modem. The TrendNet external modem was very easy to get working.

If you purchased a new computer with Ubuntu preinstalled it should not be a problem. But otherwise you should research which modems are supported under Linux and choose carefully!

Good Luck! :)

VraiChevalier
April 26th, 2009, 03:26 PM
Hey guys... New Ubuntu user who lives in Maine... up near Bar Harbor.

Hey CheesyD,

Welcome to Ubuntu! I have been using Ubuntu for several years now. I also run several other Linux distros and try to test them all out! I'm just a stones throw away, across the bay from Bar Harbor.

This is a great forum and you will find lots of help and information if you run into any problems.

CheesyD
May 1st, 2009, 06:38 PM
Hey CheesyD,

Welcome to Ubuntu! I have been using Ubuntu for several years now. I also run several other Linux distros and try to test them all out! I'm just a stones throw away, across the bay from Bar Harbor.

This is a great forum and you will find lots of help and information if you run into any problems.

Thanks for the welcome!

Elessar_81
May 17th, 2009, 09:37 AM
I say Hello here too,
some minutes ago i posted my Hello at the Loco Maine Website ;-).

I will move from Germany to Portland, Maine this year and i want to find some contact with people to talk about Linux especially Ubuntu.
I spend some Time at the University studying electrical engineering and computer science.

I use Ubuntu at my Notebook, it works perfect with the Hardware (except the Webcam) and is much faster than Vista at the same Hardware.

Enough for now, i hope for some good chat's. ;-)

Till Later
Elessar_81

roninchef
May 20th, 2009, 04:35 AM
Hi everyone,

Looks like there is some action on the Ubuntu front up here in Maine.

Last time I checked in there hadn't been any new posts for a while.

I have had various versions of Ubuntu running on my machines for over a year now and I can't say enough good things about it.

I am in the Portland area if anyone is trying to get a meet up going.

I will be checking back more often.

Cheers,
roninchef

Dayylin
May 20th, 2009, 10:10 AM
hiya roninchef,

Yeah, been taking us awhile due to the members being spread out all over the place. Hoping we can atleast get a couple of meetings in different areas going before too long.

Brian aka Dayylin

Snoober
June 23rd, 2009, 09:31 PM
Hey guys! I live in Auburn and work in Portland.

Here's my profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/Mykal.Smith

Snoober
July 13th, 2009, 03:18 PM
Wow, this is a really slow loco group! lol. Come on Dayylin or Claydoh...lets see some more action here. I'll do what I can to contribute of course.

Jago6060
August 7th, 2009, 05:59 PM
Ubuntu could be a huge hit in Maine. Let's get it started!

I agree!

Hi all! So I've been using Ubuntu 9.04 for a few months now, and figured its about time I join a LUG/LoCo. I live in Saco,ME by the way, and I work for The Atlas Group in Biddeford. So how do I go about joining the LUG?

Snoober
August 7th, 2009, 06:07 PM
Hey Jago! Nice to see another Linux/Ubuntu user here in Maine. I can't really answer your question because not much happens in this loco from what I have seen. Perhaps we can speed it up a bit and start a LUG of our own. What do you say?

Jago6060
August 7th, 2009, 06:10 PM
Works for me Snoober, my name is Chad by the way, haha. Where are you located?

EDIT: Scratch that, just saw your earlier post, haha. When are you in Portland for work? Like 9-5 Mon-Fri?

Jago6060
August 7th, 2009, 06:58 PM
Woo hoo, following a post of mine with another. Yes, I really do talk to myself and only get in a fight with myself part of the time.

Ok, gang, we need some ideas to really get Ubuntu going in Maine. I am currently working on getting a couple of computers put together for some churches and a couple libraries. What other ideas can we get together to get a push into Maine?

Brian aka Dayylin

I think Ubuntu needs to get into schools and to a younger crowd. I didn't hear about Linux until I was in college!

Related thread I started: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1222896

That thread has a lot of good ideas from myself and many other users.

Snoober
August 7th, 2009, 07:02 PM
My schedule is pretty crazy during the week. Work is from 8 - 4:30. I don't mind going to Portland on the weekend though.

Jago6060
August 7th, 2009, 07:10 PM
Yeah a Saturday works well for me. This weekend I don't have a babysitter for my daughter but next Saturday in the afternoon would be good. Work for you?

Snoober
August 7th, 2009, 07:20 PM
Yeah a Saturday works well for me. This weekend I don't have a babysitter for my daughter but next Saturday in the afternoon would be good. Work for you?

That works for me but I'll keep you updated if something comes up of course. How old is your daughter? Mine will be 3 in November.

Also, where did you want to meet up?

Jago6060
August 7th, 2009, 07:27 PM
That works for me but I'll keep you updated if something comes up of course. How old is your daughter? Mine will be 3 in November.

Also, where did you want to meet up?


That's so funny, our daughters are almost the same age. Jasmine will be 3 September 10th. My first thought was Borders in SoPo but that's a little extra drive for you. Idk of any good meeting places in Portland. I guess Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks would work but I have a feeling they'd be awfully busy on a Saturday afternoon...any thoughts?

Snoober
August 7th, 2009, 11:36 PM
That's so funny, our daughters are almost the same age. Jasmine will be 3 September 10th. My first thought was Borders in SoPo but that's a little extra drive for you. Idk of any good meeting places in Portland. I guess Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks would work but I have a feeling they'd be awfully busy on a Saturday afternoon...any thoughts?

Awesome. Actually, Borders works for me. Just shoot me a time that works for you. And of course, anybody else reading this is welcome to join us too!

matt74
September 27th, 2009, 09:50 PM
Hi all! I finally got around to registering on the Ubuntu Forums and thought I'd say hello.

I've been using Ubuntu for about 15 months now and have told anyone who will listen how great it is.

Matt

Jago6060
September 28th, 2009, 12:39 PM
Hi all! I finally got around to registering on the Ubuntu Forums and thought I'd say hello.

I've been using Ubuntu for about 15 months now and have told anyone who will listen how great it is.

Matt

Welcome! Always nice to see new members join!

Snoober
October 1st, 2009, 12:48 AM
Hi all! I finally got around to registering on the Ubuntu Forums and thought I'd say hello.

I've been using Ubuntu for about 15 months now and have told anyone who will listen how great it is.

Matt
Welcome, Matt!

wubiboy
October 4th, 2009, 03:09 PM
Hello there. WubiBoy, Lee here.

I just joined last night and I am totally new to Ubuntu.

I've been in the PC business for over 10 years and I am totally lost with some of the terms and processes with Ubuntu.

I am from Gardiner Maine and was looking for a Local Ubuntu Group that I can connect with so I can learn a bit more.

I'm a see and do learner not a read and do. I have a real tough time translating what I see in the posts to what I want to do.

Lee

Snoober
October 4th, 2009, 03:49 PM
Hello there. WubiBoy, Lee here.

I just joined last night and I am totally new to Ubuntu.

I've been in the PC business for over 10 years and I am totally lost with some of the terms and processes with Ubuntu.

I am from Gardiner Maine and was looking for a Local Ubuntu Group that I can connect with so I can learn a bit more.

I'm a see and do learner not a read and do. I have a real tough time translating what I see in the posts to what I want to do.

Lee
Welcome aboard, Lee! Ubuntu is actually quite easy to use. It's a bit different from Windows but better in many ways. What is it that you want to do? Myself or others would be happy to help I'm sure.

matt74
October 5th, 2009, 12:45 AM
Hello there. WubiBoy, Lee here.

I just joined last night and I am totally new to Ubuntu.

I've been in the PC business for over 10 years and I am totally lost with some of the terms and processes with Ubuntu.

I am from Gardiner Maine and was looking for a Local Ubuntu Group that I can connect with so I can learn a bit more.

I'm a see and do learner not a read and do. I have a real tough time translating what I see in the posts to what I want to do.

Lee


Welcome Lee. I was pretty lost when I started using Ubuntu too. Once you figure out a few things it gets much easier.

wubiboy
October 5th, 2009, 01:11 AM
Thank you for the welcome

I really got to get a handle on this wireless thing concerning laptops.

I would love to run just Ubuntu on my LapDog but I can't get the thing to work.

Tried about three days of fixes that I've found here there and everywhere but just don't get it.

My brain is fried worse than dead flies on a skiddah.

I was able to get Ubuntu running sweetly on my wife's desktop and I even got Club Penguin to work on it wirelessly for my grandson.

Currently I am running a shiney new Dell in my office with 2 quad processors and 8 Gb of Ram. The machine is definitely a multi-tasker as it monitors my servers and doubles as a host for my accounting software and other related office type junk.

I can boot to, XP-Pro, Windows 7 and Now Ubuntu. Needless to say Ubuntu is the fastest but I still need to keep the Windoze stuff around to run certain software packages I can't live without.

My customers all run Windoze or Macs and I doubt that I will ever be able to get them over to Linux but you never know. Some of them still use AOL for petes sake.

Well enough here.

I'll be lurking about. Pop me an IM if you are so inclined.

Lee

Snoober
October 5th, 2009, 01:28 AM
Do you know what kind of wireless card you have in your laptop?

wubiboy
October 5th, 2009, 01:56 AM
Yes, unfortunately it is that dreaded BroadCom 43xx.

I've found a ton of posts on it like I said but can't seem to crack it.

Maybe I'm just too stooopid.

L

matt74
October 5th, 2009, 02:36 AM
L,

I've got the Broadcom BCM4312 in my Dell laptop. All I had to do was install the proprietary driver.

If you haven't tried it already -- System > Administration > Hardware Drivers and then activate the Broadcom wireless driver.

The other thing I would try would be to install the b43-fwcutter package to see if that works. From a terminal: sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter

Hope that helps.

Matt

Snoober
October 5th, 2009, 02:39 AM
Another suggestion would be to try wicd (http://wicd.sourceforge.net/). It's a really nice network manager.

wubiboy
October 5th, 2009, 04:00 PM
Hi Matt and Snoober

I already have Wicd and it works sometimes but won't stay connected to the wirless more than a couple of minutes


I did the b43-fwcutter but don't know what to do from there

What a nooooob I am:P

Lee

wubiboy
October 8th, 2009, 01:16 AM
Finally got the wireless in this lapdog working.

The onboard, broadcom, is useless. I disabled it and stuck in a pcmia card from an old lappy.

Boom found it, conneced both WEP and WPA

I'm in business and this laptop is going back in the truck Windoze free.

L

Snoober
October 8th, 2009, 01:24 AM
Finally got the wireless in this lapdog working.

The onboard, broadcom, is useless. I disabled it and stuck in a pcmia card from an old lappy.

Boom found it, conneced both WEP and WPA

I'm in business and this laptop is going back in the truck Windoze free.

L
Awesome! Glad to hear you got that working, Lee.

wubiboy
October 8th, 2009, 01:35 AM
You guys ever get together as a group?

If so when and where?

I need to be a fly on the wall and pick up some hints.

L

Snoober
October 8th, 2009, 01:29 PM
Actually, Chad (Jago6060) and I have been trying to plan something. It has proven to be a bit difficult with my schedule but I don't mind meeting up somewhere in Portland on a weekend.

Lee, you probably know more than me so I'll get some hints/tips from you!

wubiboy
October 8th, 2009, 01:35 PM
:guitar:

Doubtful I know more.

I've got a long way to go. Much to do, so I can promote this to some of my customers that need a break from the Micro$oft solutions.

L

Snoober
October 8th, 2009, 01:57 PM
:guitar:

Doubtful I know more.

I've got a long way to go. Much to do, so I can promote this to some of my customers that need a break from the Micro$oft solutions.

L
What kind of services do you offer?

Lukios
October 8th, 2009, 02:52 PM
Im from Ellsworth Maine, but I now live in NC

Snoober
October 8th, 2009, 02:58 PM
Sweet, another Mainer! What made you move down that way?

Lukios
October 8th, 2009, 03:02 PM
First let me start out by saying that it wasn't by choice. The basic jist of the story is this. My father was drug trafficer who was also one of the bigger pot farm growers in Maine. Needless to say he ended up in prison. Anyways, before he ended up in prison he used a lot of the money to help produce and manage a local band from Maine who got pretty big in the New England and California area, but they toured everywhere. During the time that they were touring, my parents felt it would be best to move to NC so that we could be close to my mom's family since my father was gone most of the time and she had medical issues. After a couple albums were produced the band broke up and we stayed in NC. My father has long since been sober and became a christian (as well as myself) about 12 years ago.

wubiboy
October 8th, 2009, 03:55 PM
Welcome Lukios

Sometimes good things come from bad.

I've added a link from my home page http://webmaine.net (http://webmaine.net/) to the Maine Loco Ubuntu group.

http://webmaine.net/images/maineiacs.jpg

Scroll down, it's near the bottom

Lee

dekaband
January 14th, 2010, 07:28 PM
I live in Lewiston and I would love to be a part of it too!:D

Snoober
January 14th, 2010, 08:59 PM
I live in Lewiston and I would love to be a part of it too!:D

I also live in Lewiston!

dekaband
January 18th, 2010, 04:59 PM
Snoober, is there still any linux-ubuntu groups local to us? How do we join them? I am very happy to be involved in anyway, thanx btw for the reply!:D

Jeff Anthony
April 5th, 2010, 05:55 AM
Hello Fellow Mainers.

I am back in Portland after spending 4 years doing online college up in the back woods of Lisbon, by Lewiston. i went to High School way up at Foxcroft Academy - Dover-Foxcroft.

http://www.ubuntumaine.org/ is not working for me and I'm not sure how current any of the Maine Ubuntu Loco support is but I'm working on a fairly big project right now and would love to restart/ take over/ or otherwise support whatever is available.

I recently purchased ubuntoogle.info (website not even started) which was intended to simply be a central place to work on an Ubuntu derivative integrated with Google services but now with ChromeOS out I'm not so sure there will be a demand. The culmination of the past 2 years researching and developing while going through college has put me in a place where I feel like open source is the key to bringing tech jobs and reducing knowledge loss to the state of Maine.

I am currently involved with the East Bayside Neigborhood Organization (eastbayside.ord - EBNO) who recently recieved a large grant toward sustainable community development. Tuesday and Thursday last week I made presentations which found huge support even though the ears didn't fully understand what I was proposing. I am trying to start an Open Source community development center in the most diverse neighborhood in New England. With 72 languages in our local high school alone I think Ubuntu is the key to bringing everyone together on to the same page and opening the door to further community driven open source development.

I am also still trying to covertly convince Google to choose Portland as it's site for fiber optic network. My ultimate intent is to put Maine on the technology map in a community driven way that I think Maine would sincerely appreciate.

If interested in working with either an Ubuntu/Google derivative or the Portland open source development center or if anyone has any information which might be helpful please eMail me at jeff@ubuntoogle.info. I will need help with all aspects of this as I am literally just a lone ranger with lots of contacts and possible access to a chunk of this grant at this point.

dekaband
April 14th, 2010, 04:29 PM
Hi Jeff! I was starting to think this was the end of this thread! I think you are doing in the Bayside area is awesome. That is where I am from originally but I am living up in Auburn now. I am not sure what I could do to help but I would be willing to do anything to assist you in anyway I could :)

conradin
August 21st, 2010, 05:51 PM
Woot MELUGZ! Hai, I am in Orono ME for now. Tech Maine has hosted some linux get together / session discussions on GIT. The University of Maine has some linux/ Ubuntu users. Recently another LUG and myself attended / staffed Linux-con in Boston, as a community event. i'm always interested in in Community development and support, as well as install-fests, off-line meetings, and other community events!

claydoh
August 21st, 2010, 06:46 PM
Woot MELUGZ! Hai, I am in Orono ME for now. Tech Maine has hosted some linux get together / session discussions on GIT. The University of Maine has some linux/ Ubuntu users. Recently another LUG and myself attended / staffed Linux-con in Boston, as a community event. i'm always interested in in Community development and support, as well as install-fests, off-line meetings, and other community events!

Cool, someone more in my neck of the woods :)
I could not see where/how to get in touch with people at UMaine, and as I don't have my own transportation getting up there is a bit of a chore with my work schedule :(

But the University is a great place for this, people-wise and meeting-wise.

3177
March 12th, 2011, 08:22 PM
I see this is quite an old thread, but its nice to see people interested in Ubuntu in Maine.

jimcooncat
March 13th, 2011, 02:06 AM
Yeah, but some of us are old, 3177!

clooch
March 20th, 2011, 01:46 PM
Yeah, but some of us are old, 3177!

damn you youngsters

3177
March 20th, 2011, 06:03 PM
damn you youngsters
:p

slavinzing56
August 4th, 2011, 06:28 AM
Well we got a few of us, any chance of getting together on IRC for a powwow? How about tomorrow (Friday 2/23) night at 9pm?
#ubuntu-us-me @ freenode

claydoh
August 5th, 2011, 01:29 AM
Well we got a few of us, any chance of getting together on IRC for a powwow? How about tomorrow (Friday 2/23) night at 9pm?
#ubuntu-us-me @ freenode
is that date correct? the post date was today (8/4)

Time warp?


But it sounds like a plan! I may not be there in person as it is sooo busy at work I am putting in 12+ hour days, but i will try,I probably will be a little late, but should be there!!

scu-ba-de-buntu
August 13th, 2011, 04:03 PM
What up Ubuntu MLUGzians? There used to be a general MaineLinuxUsersGroup (MLUG) {or two north and south, or something}, but I think it became deprecated. We had a couple of ad-hoc steaming tutorials, but nothing after linuxcon last summer. Does the Ubuntu MaineTeam here have virtual meetings ever? Or share their kick@** projects?

Dayylin
November 28th, 2011, 02:55 PM
Hey guys how goes the battle? Been awhile since I was here. Real life can be a pain in the butt at times. How many of us are still alive?

clooch
July 20th, 2012, 12:55 AM
Well the outside world has taken me by storm, I haven't been able to follow this thread. hope all of you are enjoying this summer.

3177
July 20th, 2012, 03:44 PM
Summer is nice here in Augusta. So is 12.04 LTS after installing gnome 3.5. I think it looks a lot cleaner than unity.
Hope everyone stays safe this summer.

Jedcurtis
July 25th, 2012, 10:03 AM
Nice to see a few people here in Maine using Ubuntu! I haven't posted alot, so I haven't been able to edit my details...

I'm actually up to 12.04 LTS 64bit stand-alone Dell laptop. (XPS 15z)

Wishin' I lived on the coast! I'm up here in "The County" in good ole Presque Isle. We know cold real well. I'm looking forward to a few days in Old Orchard Beach in a couple of weeks!

Jed

3177
July 26th, 2012, 08:34 PM
can anyone get lucid's bootloader installed on a manually created dev/sda2?
the installer wont let me change where it puts it.

scu-ba-de-buntu
July 26th, 2012, 11:58 PM
can anyone get lucid's bootloader installed on a manually created dev/sda2?
the installer wont let me change where it puts it.

I assume that the bootloader is grub (link) (http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/), so you could always just install it directly. While I have not done Linux-from-scratch for several years, I'm sure it can only be even easier than it used to be. Warning: I haven't read this thread (link) (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=224351) yet, but it might give you a good idea where to start. May also want to take a look at this link (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1664134) too. Make sure you have an external (and disconnected) backup of all your data before doing anything as is the general advice for any critical OS-related modification. More info here (http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/grub-2.html), and here (http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/grub.html).

3177
July 27th, 2012, 12:19 AM
actually I use the windows bootloader to load grub, then ubuntu. Its a dual install. I will read the link provided though.

scu-ba-de-buntu
July 27th, 2012, 01:51 AM
actually I use the windows bootloader to load grub, then ubuntu. Its a dual install. I will read the link provided though.

Please start another thread with all your specs, OSes, concerns and problems, and then post a link to it here. I will do my best to help

3177
July 30th, 2012, 03:57 PM
that would have been nice, but Ive tried a number of threads with no help.
I did figure it out by the way. Lucid WONT install a bootloader to anything but specifically SDA. So to get around this I had to go without initially installing a bootloader. Then i downloaded GRUB2, then installed to sda2. Boom, windows bootloader chainloads GRUB2, which loads lucid, or windows. It seems smarter to let the windows bootloader go first because every time windows updates it overwrites the MBR, effectively destroying GRUB.

valley1967
August 4th, 2012, 04:59 PM
Hello all

I live in Portland and would like to help are there any todo lists?

Jedcurtis
August 23rd, 2012, 06:44 AM
I'm in concurrence with Valley1967 in regards of if there is a to-do list. I'm not a pro at Linux by any stretch, but am capable in other areas. As a TSG tech for UPS, I did get to dabble in the UNIX servers we were utilizing in the '90's. Of course they quickly (and unfortunately) went by the wayside in favor of Mahwah's hacked and cracked versions of Windows NT. Anyway I do still have a few skills, and since I'm not 'working' any longer, I'd be happy to help if I can. That said, I do live in Presque Isle and can't travel. Other than that, if there is something I can do to further the Linux cause, I'm more than happy to help...

Jed

Ed23
September 2nd, 2012, 06:43 PM
Hi all.

I work in the Auburn/Lewiston area and live in Harrison. Nice to see we have a Maine forum for us.

Looking forward to chatting w/ everyone.

volator
September 3rd, 2012, 12:01 PM
Hey Guys,

New here too... Using Ubuntu dual boot on a Dell 14z laptop and soon also on a Samsung Series 5. Been running it for about a year now.

Also run a Mac w/OSx.

Virtual box on all for Windoze (gotta have Visio).

Work for a startup in MA that's a commercial/open source company. Our product runs on CentOS so I'm more familliar with that dist. The desktop experience is nowhere near as nice on the CentOS/Fedora side though.

GLST
October 26th, 2012, 11:08 PM
Hello. I just found these forums while searching for Linux groups here in Maine. I have been using Linux for several years now and tout the OS to all who will listen. I even got my mother to switch to Ubuntu.