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NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 19 August 2009 NYLUG: Robert Menes on Rockbox Open


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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 19 August 2009 NYLUG: Robert Menes on Rockbox Open Source Digital Audio Firmware
Date: 19 Aug 2009 02:04:06 -0400

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 From: NYLUG Announcements <address@hidden>
 To: NYLUG Announcements <address@hidden>
 Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 09:30:01 -0400 (EDT)
 Subject: [nylug-announce] TOMORROW! NYLUG 8/19 Meeting: Robert Menes on 
Rockbox Open Source Digital Audio Firmware

 REMINDER: This meeting is tomorrow, RSVP closes TOMORROW
 Visit http://rsvp.nylug.org to see if RSVP is still open.

 Wednesday, August 19, 2009
 6:30pm-8:00 PM
 IBM
 590 Madison Ave, 12th Floor
 corner of 57th Street

 ** RSVP Closes at 4:30pm the day of the meeting (sharp!) ***
 Please RSVP for EVERY meeting at this time.
 Register at http://rsvp.nylug.org/
 Check in with photo ID at the lobby for badge.

       
                             Robert Menes
                                - on  -
              Rockbox Open Source Digital Audio Firmware

 Rockbox is an open source, GPL firmware replacement for many digital audio
 players.  From the Archos Jukebox 6000 to iPods, from the iriver H100 to
 the SanDisk Sansa, Rockbox runs on a wide variety of players, and adds tons
 of new features and functions that the stock firmwares have never thought
 of.

 Among many of Rockbox's features are: playback for additional codecs like
 Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Muspack, Monkey's Audio, various chiptune formats (like
 SID, NSF, and more), MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video playback, lots of games, and
 more.

 Written from scratch in C (with bits of assembler for speed-specific
 functions), Rockbox is the combined effort of many talented hardware
 hackers and coders.  Ports can be started by any interested party with the
 hardware and the talent! 

 More Information:
   * Rockbox
     http://www.rockbox.org

 About Robert Menes:
   Robert has been using computers since he was a wee lad, starting with a
   Commodore VIC-20 and eventually going through many more platforms.  He
   discovered Linux in 1994 with Slackware 2.0 and has been a Unix/Linux
   junkie since. His contributions to Rockbox include documentation and
   ccasional hacks to the source.  Robert currently works as a Linux
   sysadmin for Ardis Health.

 Meeting Location:
   Please note that this meeting will be held at IBM, 590 Madison Ave,
   12th floor, corner of 57th Street, and not at Google.  This is
   the building with the IBM logo on the front of the building.

 Map:
   http://nylug.org/mapofibm

 Books!!!
   Our friends at Prentice-Hall kindly provide us with review copies
   of various new titles.  One of these could be yours, all you have
   to do is agree to review the book within a reasonable period of
   time.

 Swag (Give Away):
   During/after the meeting... unusually terrific swag may be given
   away.

 Stammtisch:
   After the meeting ... You may wish to join up with other NYLUGgers
   over at TGI Fridays located at 677 Lexington Avenue and 56th
   Street, second floor. Northeast corner.

 Python Workshops:
   We are rounding up a group that wants to learn about Python.
   This would be a great time to attend our workshop, whether you
   are just starting with Python or use it professionally.

   The workshops meet every other Tuesday, at the NY Public Library,
   Hudson Park Branch.  66 Leroy St. NY NY from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
   Next meeting is August 19, expected to be followed by September 2.
   See the calendar at: http://nylug.org/pythoncalendar

 Please see our home page at http://www.nylug.org for the HTMLized
 version of this announcement, our archives, and a lot of other good
 stuff.
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Jay Sulzberger <address@hidden>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.
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