[Nelug] A couple of things from the last meeting

Richard Patterson richard at helpquick.co.uk
Sun Nov 27 13:19:40 UTC 2005

Dougie Nisbet wrote:

> Sorry about forgetting everyone's names but I thought I'd pick up on a 
> couple of things from the last meeting.

It's ok, i never remember anyone's name either...

> Was it Chris (photocopier bloke) who I overheard talking to Richard 
> about the website and the URLs? I had a search for the website and 
> spent some time there. I didn't know anything about it. It'd have been 
> handy for the map for finding the venue, and useful for some static 
> stuff that might not last long on the list. Perhaps it'd be possible 
> to put the URL in the sig for the list emails?

Hopefully, the nelug url should appear in the sig now... but how did you 
find out about the list and not the website? i'm sure all the places 
where the list is advertised, the website is there too?

> I have a few things to swap/give away, (not all of them anything to do 
> with Linux, but too bulky to bother putting on ebay), and it'd 
> probably be worthwhile cross-posting in a forum on the website. Dunno, 
> what do people think?

The forum is quite dead now... it might be removed from the website soon 
if it doesn't pick up again...

> The two blokes with the laptop at the end of the table. I know, you 
> told me your names several times and I've still forgotten, sorry, 
> that's why I keep asking people their names, so that there's a better 
> chance of remembering? Anyway, I challenged you to find a screensaver 
> in Gnome that did a straightforward photo slide-show, and bet that you 
> couldn't find one. You did find one but it did a lot of poncy swirly 
> stuff and elaborate transitions as it went from image to image, 
> whereas what I'm interested in is just a simple sliding gallery. I've 
> been using kscreensaver in kde because of this. However, it seems it 
> /is/ possible. What was the screensaver you tried, was it glslideshow? 
> Last week I was thinking about it and decided to see if I could find 
> what you'd been running. I found glslideshow and, after some 
> counter-intuitive tweaks, discovered it is possible after-all to do a 
> image slide show. So perhaps I might switch desktops to gnome one day 
> after all.

Screen savers don't depend on the desktop, you should be able to use any 
of them from any desktop... I use xscreesaver... quick google found 
this: http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/faq.html#slideshow

> Dougie


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