attending the meeting included: Richard Foerster, Jim Lucha,
Isaac Saldana, Martin Fleming, Gary Frye, Gregg Rawson,
Tom Nielsen, Dick Mathews, Jeff Lasman, and Ken Howells.
Attending the meeting for the first time was, Jim Gray.
Donna Schrokosch arrived late, but was able to provide a brief update
about her efforts at the Hawthorne Center.
not in attendance at this meeting included:
Alan Shoemaker, Don Evinger, Mac
Shaver, Klaus Herzog, Ossil
Macavinta, Michael Karshner, Dana Rodin, Todd Lyons, Dave Reisz, Gary Taylor,
Hung Nguyen, Kandy Phan, Tad Peters,
Forrest Sherman, Craig Carignan, and Jim Vassilako.
New members, Iffiok Nsek , Mark DiNicolai, Karl Pomroy, Joe Bruner,
Eric Holland, and Eric Schwartz were unable to make this meeting.
Rawson shared a bit of computer history with us at the start of the meeting.
Despite a youthful appearance, Greg has had many years of experience in
the computer field. He
shared an old issue of “S-80 Computing”
a newspaper for people involved with the TRS-80 computers in which he was
involved building, testing, and writing about hardware.
In this issue there was an article he had written about a switching
device that allowed file transfer between student systems and a classroom
Flemming, hasn’t been able to attend for the past three months due to travel.
He mentioned that while in London on a recent trip he visited a
museum housed in a historic building in Bletchley
Park which was the center of a massive code-breaking effort during WWII. A number of interesting machines including Enigma, were on
Martin also told us about a device called an Audio Tron –100 which he recently added to his home stereo system. AudioTron, has a built in Ethernet port and uses your home network to play Internet radio from a networked Internet connection and digital music files from a PC’s hard drive, so you don’t have to be in front of your PC to enjoy the benefits of digital music. It runs Win-CE and uses a program called “Java Tron” to provide a user interface. Martin got his unit at Fry’s
AudioTron-100 (Ethernet Only) Price:
3 CD-ROM Pink Tie 8.0 Install Set Shipping $6.99
Ken Howells shared his
recent experiences installing Mandrake 9
on his system. He had Mandrake 7.2
on one partition and wanted to install 9 on an unused partition.
Unfortunately the upgrade clobbered the mbr, and he was unable to run
xFree4 with his video card. He was
able to get xFree-3 working with it, however.
It was an interesting
meeting and we are looking forward to our next meeting which will be Dec 14th,