[RndTbl] Reminder: MUUG Online Meeting, Tonight, Dec 8, 7:30pm -- cal(1), Extended Round-Table & Show-and-Tell
Gilbert E. Detillieux
gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
Tue Dec 8 13:53:24 CST 2020
A reminder that the MUUG online meeting will be on Jitsi this evening...
The Manitoba UNIX User Group (MUUG) will be holding its next monthly
meeting online, on Tuesday, December 8th, at 7:30pm:
Extended Round-Table and Show-and-Tell
We have a tradition of making the December meeting more of an
informal, social gathering. This year, because we're meeting
online, we've had to let go of some of the traditional aspects of
this year-end meeting (like food), but we'll try to keep some.
*Show us your favourite gadget!* As part of an extended round-table
discussion, we'll try to keep the gadget show-and-tell. (This
year, you don't have to haul it to the meeting site, but it will
have to be small enough to show on your webcam!) If you have a
cool device, something unusual, whether brand new or ready for the
museum, there will be an opportunity to show it off.
RTFM: cal(1) - A Histori-cal Look at Calendar Reform
As part of the September 2016 meeting, we looked at cal(1),
and its ilk (ncal and gcal), mostly from a utilitarian
point of view. This time, we'll look at some of the historical
development of this command, as well as some strange quirks of
calendar reform. Why was the year 2000 a leap year, but 1900
wasn't? (At least for most of the world.) Why was 1700 a leap year
in many Protestant countries, but not in Roman Catholic ones? What
was going on in 1752 for England and her colonies? Gilbert
Detillieux will answer these questions, as we delve into the
politics and religion involved in calendar reform.
Join the meeting: https://jitsi.merlin.mb.ca/muug.2020.12
We won't be able to collect food and cash donations this year, but
please remember that the needs for some may be greater than usual.
We encourage you to donate to Winnipeg Harvest, or your
favourite local charity.
The group holds its meetings at 7:30pm on the second Tuesday of every
month from September to June. (There are no meetings in July and
August.) Meetings are open to the general public; you don't have to be a
MUUG member to attend.
For more information about MUUG, and its monthly meetings, check out
their web server:
Help us promote this month's meeting, by putting this poster up on your
workplace bulletin board or other suitable public message board, or
linking to it on social media:
Manitoba UNIX User Group E-mail: <gedetil at muug.ca>
c/o Gilbert E. Detillieux Web: http://muug.ca/
University of Manitoba Phone: (204)474-8161
Winnipeg MB CANADA R3T 2N2 Fax: (204)474-7609
More information about the Roundtable