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* First instance of mirage335OS (precompiled Gentoo/Funtoo image with custom software) installed to a modern ThinkPad. Intended to host our Epson Stylus Pro 4800 2D printer, allowing large-format printouts at low cost (compared to >$20/job Kinkos pricing).
 
* First instance of mirage335OS (precompiled Gentoo/Funtoo image with custom software) installed to a modern ThinkPad. Intended to host our Epson Stylus Pro 4800 2D printer, allowing large-format printouts at low cost (compared to >$20/job Kinkos pricing).
 
* AutoSSH through Shimmer tested successfully. Will be used to remotely administrate and backup important computers, preventing recurrence of the sort of file-corruption incident which struck our CNC Mill recently.
 
* AutoSSH through Shimmer tested successfully. Will be used to remotely administrate and backup important computers, preventing recurrence of the sort of file-corruption incident which struck our CNC Mill recently.
 
 
Also, the Church rent seems to keep going up. We might want to think about whether this is justified, or represents an unduly harsh business model driven by partly our own successes.
 
  
 
=== Treasurer's Report ===
 
=== Treasurer's Report ===

Revision as of 09:24, 10 March 2015


Time and Location

March 10, 2015
Called to order at XXX by XXX
Members present: XXX
Members remote: XXX
Others present: XXX
Quorum?
Quorum met? XXX

Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes

Regular Member Meeting 2014 12 09

Recognition

  • Dan Barlow - Taking the initiative to setup CNC Mill dedicated computer disk backup.
  • haxwithaxe - Making NAS server storage available.
  • Julia Longtin - Thursday event, 3D printing related.
  • Kevin Cole - Notifying other HacDC members of the LulzBot giveaway.

Director Reports

President's Report

  • To help keep the space clean, IN ADDITION TO THROWING AWAY YOUR OWN TRASH, please throw away one thing you see that is obviously trash or has no value every time you leave. If the trash is full, tie it up and replace the trash bag. There is a box of trash bags by the sink. If you have random crap laying around that looks like trash but isn't, make sure it is put away or clearly labeled.
  • TTG has gotten a lot of good feedback: Looking for a sponsor to help organize a monthly Table Top Gaming day (picking a date, encouraging members to participate, bringing games, herding cats, etc.)

Vice President's Report

Bunch of things have been done, more are in progress. Please be patient, and tolerate the resources presently being deployed.

  • We WON a LulzBot in the recent giveaway!
  • WYSE terminals now have two USB flashdrive images. DSL works well for GUI (eg. kiosk) or simple SSH (eg. fileserver) uses. Knoppix offers kernel 2.6, which can be used to chainload full-scale distributions (eg. Debian) for more advanced servers (eg. Apache, Lighttpd, MySQL, Email, IMAP, etc). Relatively cheap, sporting x86 CPUs, and offering audio ports, these can be useful as 'embedded' computers.
  • Configuration kiosk (WYSE terminal based) will be provided for the NetPLC based RFID system in progress. NetPLC would have been ready for delivery today, but local IT issues kept me busy yesterday.
  • First instance of mirage335OS (precompiled Gentoo/Funtoo image with custom software) installed to a modern ThinkPad. Intended to host our Epson Stylus Pro 4800 2D printer, allowing large-format printouts at low cost (compared to >$20/job Kinkos pricing).
  • AutoSSH through Shimmer tested successfully. Will be used to remotely administrate and backup important computers, preventing recurrence of the sort of file-corruption incident which struck our CNC Mill recently.

Treasurer's Report

  • Please Forgive My absence. I am on I-95N by the time you see this. Probably in South Carolina. Also, please forgive the external links. I have a terrible internet connection and will upload them directly when i return to DC

Notes: Thanks to everyone tat has converted to Dwolla. ~25% of membership has converted To the rest of you, Please either convert to Dwola or Re-subscribe your paypal memberships @$60. This is ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL. Special Thanks to Teaching For Change for a $175 Donation as a result of ITechGeek's helping them with their phone lines Thanks Again to Dan Barlow for his solitary work on the aluminum milling which netted the final $300 donation from Transcend Robotics Project KitBuild has been reinstated $339.88 has been donated by Lee and earmarked for HARC. i will be initiating a complete transfer of funds from Dwolla to BB&T and a Partial transfund from PayPal to BB&T in March

There is nothing significant to report in the financials so they are presented without comment. if you have any questions about this months financials Please email treasurer@hacdc.org Subject: March Financials and i will keep an eye out and get back to you.

https://drive.google.com/a/hacdc.org/file/d/0B-gL3hld3MyTRS1UYUlUQVBlbEU/view?usp=sharing


Project Awesome

https://drive.google.com/a/hacdc.org/file/d/0B-gL3hld3MyTODFINWtpTlNUa2c/view?usp=sharing

Secretary's Report

Director-at-Large Reports

Project Awesome Reports

Project LASER

Project BYZANTIUM

Project KITBUILD

Project SUPPLIES

  • Authorized purchase of some 3D printer filament.
  • New WSM1 soldering iron tips have arrived. Please use the needle tip specifically for surface-mount work.
  • Requested purchase of hobbed bolts for the Rostock Max. Not sure if any have in fact been purchased or made it to the space.

Project EXPANSION

  • Authorized purchase of Wheels for OpticalTableRobot. AFAIK, the vendor has not been able to ship them yet.

Project HAMRADIO

Member Reports

Old Business

New Business

New Members

Adjournment

Adjourned at XXX by XXX