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[Fsfe-uk] MFS Meeting. Tue, 16 Oct. "Games. Security round-up. LVM. Vim.
[Fsfe-uk] MFS Meeting. Tue, 16 Oct. "Games. Security round-up. LVM. Vim."
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* Event: Manchester Free Software's October Meeting
* 45 minute slot: Free Software games
* 15 minute slot 1: Security monthly round-up
* 15 minute slot 2: LVM intro
* 15 minute slot 3: Vim starter
* Date: Tuesday, 16th October 2018 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 21:00
* Location: PLANT NOMA
* Address: Redfern, Dantzic Street, NOMA, M60 0AE.
- Near Shudehill Interchange and not far from original Madlab.
== Details ==
=== Introduction ===
The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software
Every meeting we start with an opportunity for informal key signing.
For this you'll need to bring paper OpenPGP fingerprint slips, see
`gpg-key2ps` from the `signing-party` package (or equivalent in your
=== Schedule ===
19:00-19:05 Introduction and key signing
19:05-19:20 Security monthly round-up
19:20-19:25 Short Break (5 minutes)
19:25-20:10 Free Software games
20:10-20:25 Long Break (15 minutes)
20:25-20:40 LVM intro
20:40-20:45 Short Break (5 minutes)
21:45-21:00 Vim starter
=== Topic details ===
==== Security monthly round-up ====
Our monthly round-up of Free Software security issues and tips.
==== Free Software games ====
This will be a talk and demo of Free Software games. Whether you're
using GNU/Linux for the first time or been using it for awhile then this
is for you.
We'll cover a range of the best games; different types and different
levels of hardware requirements.
==== LVM intro ====
LVM (Logical Volume Manager) allows easier management of storage
including encryption by adding a thin layer of abstraction. It's used
in all types of situations, from laptops and rack mounted servers; and
most GNU/Linux installers give the option of it and/or default to it.
We will describe and demo the basics of LVM and the associated
device-mapper (dm). Optionally, bring a laptop with `lvm2` package
installed to follow along.
==== Vim starter ====
Vim is a text editor with very powerful features and configurability.
The way it operates can be unfamiliar so we cover this and get you
started with Vim. Optionally, bring a laptop with Vim installed to
Additionally, we will include a very useful new Vim feature that may be
a surprise to long time Vim users.
== Location ==
The meeting will take place at the usual PLANT NOMA, details above.
== Transport ==
=== Parking ===
Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero cost
after 8pm on Tuesday so you will have to pay up until then and the
maximum stay is 2 hours BUT MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY ALL THIS on parking.
There are paid parking lots around the venue, they are marked by a blue
P in this OpenStreetMap centred on PLANT NOMA
<https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/53.48668/-2.23934>. Most of
those parking lots are owned by NCP <http://www.ncp.co.uk/>.
If you can't decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale
=== Public Transport ===
Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill tram and bus station,
and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close to PLANT
NOMA, see OpenStreetMap centred on PLANT NOMA
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
Station are not too far away either.
== More Information ==
Information about Manchester Free Software can be found on the
Manchester Free Software pages on LibrePlanet
FSF member #9429
"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide
mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all
free software users."
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