Saturday, March 31, 2007

Chicago GLUG Groups and Services

This post is to inform everyone of the various services that the Chicago GLUG has to offer. If you notice that I am missing or we should add a certain a group or service please leave a comment with a link and a brief description.

Groups and Services Group is a service that keeps track of what music you listen to, and then produces a large number of features personalised to you. So what our group does is that it combines all the track info from our members and generates charts based on our music tracks. It also generates a radio station based upon our track info. If you already have a account please join our group and tell your friends, if you don't have an account what are you waiting for.

Flickr Group

Flickr is a service that allows user to upload and host images. Our group is used to share images taken by our members at our events, screenshots and other just nerdy pictures. For example we have photos in our group from Stallman's talk and some of our meetings thanks to Jordan. If you already have a flickr account please join our group and share your photos with us. Also on a related note, if anybody has a digital camera and would be willing to take pictures at our meetings and maybe even the after-meeting hang out it would be greatly appreciated.

Facebook Group

Facebook is an English-language social networking website. It was originally developed for college and university students but has since been made available to anyone to join with an email address that connects them to a participating network, such as their high school, place of employment or geographic region. If you have a facebook account please join our group we will send out party invites for our meetings through facebook just so we can notify as many people as possible of our meetings.

Mugshot Group

Mugshot is a community software system created by Red Hat. Unlike social networking websites, it also has a desktop client component. It is meant to facilitate real-world interactions with friends, and make one's normal computer use more social. Current features include 'Web Swarm' which lets users share web links and join in conversations about them, and 'Music Radar', which displays which songs a user is listening to, and allows conversations about the song. Many features are planned, including 'TV Party'. Mugshot is free software. Most of the client code is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). Various parts of the server code are distributed under the GPL, the Open Software License 3.0, the Apache License, and the MIT License, all of which are free software licences. So if you already have a mugshot account please join our group. If you need an invitation just let me know and I can send you an invite.

Google Calendar

Here is the google calendar for our group. Currently there are not that many items added to the group but we hope to fix this very shortly. This calendar is not just for our events but any events that might be interesting to our members. For instance, Ubuntu Chicago meetings, ChiPy meetings, UIC LUG meetings, Conferences in the area and other such things.

#chiglug on
#chiglug-server on

Those are our two irc channels the first one is our general channel. This is where a majority of our members hang out. Please stop by and say Hi, we won't bite. The second channel is for discussion of work being done on getting everything back running on our server. If you are interested in helping out with working on our server than please join that channel.

Chump RSS Feed

Chump is an IRC bot that pulls urls that are posted in our IRC channel and generates a website and rss feed containing the links. If you are in our IRC channel and need help working with Chump just ask someone that is in the channel.

Planet ChiGLUG
Planet ChiGLUG Feed

Planet is a blog aggregator that pulls in from blogs of local GNU/Linux enthusiast. If you would like your blog added to the planet, just send me a link to your blog and I will add it.

Mailing Lists

We currently have 2 mailing list: Announce and Discuss. The Announce list is just used to send out notification of meetings. The Discuss list is a general discussion list. Please sign up for the Announce list at a minimum it is a very low traffic mailing list and that way you will keep up with any changes that might arise to a meeting at the last minute.

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