University of Southampton, University Road
Southampton, England

Our January 2010 meeting will take place in Southampton on 16 January. It
should also include a guest speaker..!

Meetings at Southampton University are held in Seminar Room 1. We sometimes have access to the adjacent SeminarRoom2, if it is available.

Getting There

Seminar Room 1 is in the ECS building (Building 59) at Southampton University's Highfield (main) campus.
Building 59 is on the north edge of the [Highfield campus] and is marked as the Zepler building.
You enter the building via the B59-B53 atrium.
All non-ECS staff will need to check-in with security when you arrive and leave.
[Buses] to use are the U1 from Southampton Parkway station or Southampton Central station, or the U2 from outside the Civic Centre (a short walk from Southampton Central station).
Car parking is available for free at the weekends in the adjacent car parks.
The postcode for those who use them for navigation is: SO17 1BJ

Getting In

Security guards usually occupy a reception desk located in the atrium which
joins buildings 53 and 59<-where-we-are, during the weekends. ECS staff and
students are exempt.

From January 2009 unless your name (HLUG members and non-members) is on a list with the security guard on the front door you may not be allowed in. Without your name in advance security will check your details.

So to avoid a delayed entry or disappointment it is highly recommended you provide your:

1) Full name
2) MAC address(s) for WLAN

Please use this email address: d.brasher {@} omii {.} ac {.} uk.

For the new year meeting on 16th of January I have a special new year guest!

I have been in contact contact with Daniel James: "director of 64 Studio Ltd,
a company that produces a 64–bit GNU/Linux distribution designed specifically
for creative users, and does custom development work for OEMs with multimedia
products. He worked on LinuxUser & Developer magazine for around seven years,
serving as editor from autumn 2005 until early 2007.

Over the last few years, his media work has expanded to include a long–held
interest in sound recording, with several music and voice–over projects
completed at his own studio. He also contributes regular articles on music
recording and related technology to Linux Format and Sound on Sound

He will talk about his work with digital media on Linux and I already have a
copy of his latest book "Crafting Digital Media" ready for review.

I have quite a few Python books for review along with the first wave of
O'Reilly book.

If I get time to complete it properly I'll also give my desktop virtualisation
talk I previously offered.

If you would like to give a talk or have a talk request please let me or any
committee member know.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in the new year!

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Added by bluemonki on December 7, 2009

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