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The sayings of Caveman Og. Thanks to Rick Moen, it's now possible to peruse an archive of Caveman Og's postings to news.admin.net-abuse.email. Even the spam wars can be fun. "Og say if you tribe have coffee, and you tribe keep cat, put coffee down, and shoo cat away. Og know Og make'm you laugh, spill coffee on cat and keyboard. You see'm post from Og, you assume you also see'm this warning. Og not warn again. Og not want ship another stone keyboard to Australia."

A data compression primer (IBM developerWorks). If you have wanted to know more about data compression, this article is for you.

Tip Of The Week: Be Lazy With alias. LinuxLookup looks at the alias command.


2,261 pre-registered to Linux@work Europe. This free series of Linux events is taking place in European cites now.

Events in the Netherlands. Fred Mobach wrote to us about several events coming up in the Netherlands that look interesting. First is the Linux 2001 congress, May 22 - 23, 2001 in Ede, the Netherlands.

Next, the Unix Users Group the Netherlands, NLUUG will present a spring conference. The topic of this conference is UNIX and High Availability, but we have it on good authority that several presentations will be GNU/Linux oriented. You can find the program here. The conference will be held May 31, 2001 in the congress centre "De Reehorst", also in Ede, the Netherlands.

The previously mentioned Linux@work series will visit Amsterdam on June 15, 2001.

Then, Networking Event 2000, ne2000, will take place July 19 - 25, 2001 in Nuenen, The Netherlands, South. Fred Mobach is presenting a workshop on "How to build a secure GNU/Linux server". There should be other workshops of interest to the GNU/Linux crowd as well.

MontaVista Seminars Help Software Developers Evolve. MontaVista Software Inc. is sponsoring four half-day seminars for embedded software developers in California, the Midwest and Canada. The seminars, entitled "Moving from a Proprietary RTOS to Embedded Linux", will be held at the Santa Clara Hilton in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday, May 24; at the Irvine Hilton in Irvine, Calif., on Thursday, May 31; in Chicago on Tuesday, June 5; and in Toronto on Thursday, June 7. All seminar times are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

NCSA to Host 'Linux Revolution'. The National Computational Science Alliance is sponsoring a Linux users' and system administrators' conference June 25 - 27, 2001 in Urbana, IL, the home of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

USENIX 2001 brings world's best minds to Boston. Here's an update from USENIX including some new speakers. USENIX is taking place at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Mass. from June 25 - June 30, 2001.

Red Hat Introduces Red Hat TechWorld. After dropping its involvement in the Linux conference segment via the original Linux Expo in Durham, North Carolina, Red Hat has now returned with a series of global events entitled "Red Hat TechWorld". The first one is scheduled for September 17 - 18, 2001, in Brussels, Belgium.

Annual Linux Showcase. The Annual Linux Showcase & Conference wants to remind everyone that the call for papers is open until June 5, 2001. ALS takes place November 6 - 10, 2001 in Oakland, CA.

Events: May 10 - July 5, 2001.
Date Event Location
May 10, 2001Linux ExpoSao Paulo, Brazil
May 10, 2001Linux@workStockholm
May 10, 2001LinuxWorld(New Zealand ExpoCentre Greenlane)Auckland, New Zealand
May 10 - 12, 2001LinuxWorld TaiwanTaipei, Taiwan
May 11, 2001Linux@workHelsinki
May 13 - 17, 2001Spring 2001 Enterprise Linux Implementation ConferenceSan Jose, CA
May 14 - 17, 2001The 2001 Applied Computing ConferenceSanta Clara, CA
May 15, 2001Linux@workFrankfurt
May 15 - 18, 2001Linux ExpoShanghai, China
May 16, 2001Linux@workZurich
May 17, 2001Linux@workMilan
May 18 - 19, 20012nd Magdeburger LinuxtagMagdeburg, Germany
May 18, 2001IST programme actions on free / open source software developmentBrussels
May 19 - 20, 2001LinuxCertified.com Linux FundamentalsCupertino, California
May 20 - 23, 2001eXtreme Programming(XP2001)Sardinia, Italy
May 22 - 23, 2001Linux 2001 congressEde, the Netherlands
May 24 - 26, 2001LinuxWorldKorea
May 24, 2001MontaVista seminar(Santa Clara Hilton)Santa Clara, Calif.
May 29 - 31, 2001II Forum Internacional do Software LivreBrazil
May 31, 2001The Unix Users Group the Netherlands Spring Conference(De Reehorst)Ede, the Netherlands
May 31, 2001MontaVista seminar(Irvine Hilton)Irvine, Calif.
June 5, 2001MontaVista seminarChicago.
June 6 - 7, 2001Linux ExpoMilan, Italy
June 7 - 8, 2001Second European Tcl/Tk User MeetingGermany
June 7, 2001MontaVista seminarToronto.
June 11 - 14, 2001Hot Springs Educational Technology Institute conference(Hot Springs High School)Hot Springs, Arkansas
June 12, 2001Linux@workLondon
June 13, 2001Linux@workParis
June 14, 2001Linux@workBrussels
June 15, 2001Linux@workAmsterdam
June 20 - 21, 2001Linuxdays 2001St. Pölten, Austria
June 25 - 30, 2001USENIX Annual Technical ConferenceBoston, Massachusetts
June 25 - 27, 2001NCSA Linux users' and system administrators' conference(University of Illinois)Urbana, IL
June 29 - July 1, 2001Linux 2001 Developers'' ConferenceManchester, UK
July 4 - 9, 2001Libre Software MeetingBordeaux, France
July 5 - 8, 2001LinuxTag 2001 - Stuttgart,Germany

User Group News

Linux User Group of Davis. LUGOD will meet on May 21, 2001 where they will discuss LDAP: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol presented by Brian Lavendar.

The Nashua Chapter of the Greater New Hampshire Linux Users Group. The Nashua Chapter of GNHLUG will meet on May 23 at Martha's Exchange in Nashua, NH. Rob Lembree of Metro Link will discuss Universal Plug & Play, Mobile Computing, and other up and coming technologies for Linux.

LUG Events: May 10 - May 24, 2001.
Date Event Location
May 10, 2001Boulder Linux Users Group(BLUG)(Nist Radio Building)Boulder, CO
May 10, 2001Phoenix Linux Users Group(PLUG)(Sequoia Charter School)Mesa, AZ.
May 12, 2001Consortium of All Bay Area Linux(CABAL)Menlo Park, CA
May 12, 2001Route 66 LUGLa Verne, CA
May 14, 2001Linux User Group of Davis(LUGOD)(Z-World)Davis, CA
May 15, 2001Bay Area Linux User Group(BALUG)(Four Seas Restaurant, Chinatown)San Francisco, CA
May 15, 2001Kansas City LUG Demoday(KCLUG)(Kansas City Public Library)KC, Missouri
May 15, 2001Linux Stammtisch(Bandersnatch Brew Pub)Tempe, AZ
May 16, 2001Central Iowa LUGWest Des Moines, IA
May 16, 2001Linux User Group in GroningenThe Netherlands
May 16, 2001Arizona State University LUG(ASULUG)Tempe, AZ
May 17, 2001St. Louis LUG(SLLUG)(St. Louis County Library, Indian Trails Branch)St. Louis, MO.
May 17, 2001Omaha LUG(OLUG)Omaha, Nebraska
May 17, 2001South Mississippi LUG(SMLUG)(Barnes & Noble)Gulfport, Mississippi
May 18, 2001Rock River LUG(RRLUG)(Rockford College)Rockford, Illinois
May 19, 2001SVLUG InstallfestSilicon Valley, CA
May 19, 2001North Texas Linux Users Group(NTLUG)(Nokia Centre)Irving, Texas
May 19, 2001Eugene Unix and GNU/Linux User Group(EUGLUG)Eugene, Oregon
May 20, 2001Beachside LUGConway, South Carolina
May 20, 2001LUGOD / UC Davis Installfest(LUG of Davis)Davis, CA.
May 21, 2001Haifa Linux Club(Technion CS dept. bldg.)Haifa, Israel
May 22, 2001Hazelwood LUG(Prairie Commons Branch Library)Hazelwood, Missouri
May 23, 2001Linux User Group in AssenNetherlands
May 23, 2001The Nashua Chapter of the Greater New Hampshire LUG(GNHLUG)(Martha's Exchange)Nashua, NH.

May 10, 2001



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