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Re: [opensource-62] November Open Source Saturday

From: theOlaf007
Sent on: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 7:41 PM

On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 3:03 PM, John Fields <> wrote:
I've made changes to this series of repeating Meetups. For more details, check out our calendar.
This Meetup repeats on the 1st Saturday of every month.
Where: Dallas Maker Space
11020 Audelia Rd, Suite C103
Dallas, TX 75243


It's November! While it turns cold outside (which has to be the devil's work) we are warm and thinking of Triptophan and pumpkin pie. Until that happens there is always something geeky to load up and try!

Like LMMS: Linux Multi-Media Studio. (It runs on Windows too)
When you outgrow Audacity reach for LMMS. Audacity is a great lightweight audio editor for simple projects like mixing down ringtones and removing pop+hiss from old recordings. But LMMS is a complete multi-track studio that includes midi device support and can generate it's own drum tracks.

For the presentation I will mix some Futurama sound clips over the classic 80's groove instrumental "War Cry".

Apple recently re-confirmed that they want to be close to Open Source, but NO TOUCHING. Another wildly popular Open Source project (this time it was VLC) was barred from the app store because the open license was incompatible with Apple's app store license. Apple closes the box before you download and you can't peer inside without becoming a criminal. We'll discuss!

Android picks:
Froyo: I'll demo my phone's WiFi access point feature: it's built into the OS. I can turn up a WiFi hotspot (max 5 users for now) anywhere there is a 3G signal.
Keyboard Shootout: Stock vs Swype vs 8pen.
Also look at SystemPanel, GPS Test, MapDroid, Firefox... and any other app you guys want to look at.

Finally: Pitch in!
We have the chance to help out the MakerSpace, who has been kind enough to let us use their some of their "space" for no charge. The MakerSpace is painting the warehouse room in the back so if want to show your appreciation then pitch in for an hour or so after lunch. Grab a brush, haul some trash to the common dumpster, there are lots of little things that we can do. I'll be there most of the afternoon, any time you can spare will be welcome!

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John Fields

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