[Rustington] [Portsmouth LUG] Portsmouth Linux User Group August meeting tomorrow

Lisi Reisz lisi.reisz at gmail.com
Fri Aug 14 12:15:24 UTC 2015

The next Portsmouth LUG meeting will be at the Broadoaks Sports and Social 
Club tomorrow, Saturday 15th July from 13:00 to 18:00.

Full venue details here:

Do come.  If you haven't been before, we are a friendly bunch and would love 
to see you.  All are welcome.

It is a bring-a-box meeting, so bring a 'box', bring a notebook, 
bring anything that might run Linux, or just bring yourself and enjoy 
socialising/learning/teaching or simply chilling out!  

John Eayrs will be giving us a short talk on the new h265 format for video 
data compression. 1hr 30 minutes will compress to 300
MB. and the compression is apparently better than h264.

I shall be bringing a laptop on which I have been trying in vain to install 
Debian.  The problem is that it will not boot either from a USB key or my USB 
external optical drive, although according to the BIOS it should.  It 
cannot "see" a USB key with an .iso on, and times out fast when trying to 
boot from the optical drive.  It didn't have a DVD drive, and there are 
problems with the replacement internal optical drive that I bought.

Anyone else with problems?  If it might help if someone else brought some 
equipment (as in my case), or might need special expertise, please mention it 
in advance.  And if you can help, then please come to the meeting to do so!

An advance announcement for November: 
Dr. Jacek Kopecky of Portsmouth University will tell us about the new editor 
Atom.io, in particular about how it's open, and built on Web technologies, so 
it's quite easy to hack. 

Jack is currently a contributor to Atom's vim-mode package.

Hope to see you tomorrow,

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