We generally meet monthly. We also operate several mailing lists.
BALUG generally meets the third Tuesday of each month. We talk about Linux and related topics.
We typically have a speaker/presentation for our meetings. In any case, with or without a speaker/presentation arranged and scheduled, our meetings include good people, and interesting conversations. And if we haven't announced/posted a speaker/presentation, don't let that fool you - sometimes we manage to score an excellent speaker/presentation (e.g. at the last minute) without our having managed to get it posted onto the web site and an announcement sent out in advance.
(currently no RSVP required for VIRTUAL meetings)
Meeting kicks off at 6:30 P.M. - we start with meet and greet and chat and such, then proceed with more formal part of the meeting starting at 7:00 P.M.
Strongly recommended to please join us before 7:00 P.M. for the main part of the meeting (get yourself connected and squared away by 7:00 P.M., see also: venue).
Yes, we're having a BALUG meeting!!! And it's an online VIRTUAL meeting, "of course".6:30pm Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 2021-03-16T18:30:00-07:00 2021-03-17T01:30:00+00:00
For this meeting, we have talk/presentation: Michael Paoli on: sed - Streaming EDitor+:
- it's a Streaming EDitor! Give it edit specification
as script(s)/program(s), and it reads from standard input (stdin)
or specified file(s), and writes to standard output (stdout).
The GNU version of sed even has extension to allow edit-in-place.
+? But sed is more than "just" that. It can well save/manipulate things in its pattern and hold spaces, including embedded newlines within and manipulation thereof. It also has logical grouping, conditional and unconditional branching - so some basic flow control. Sound like a programming language? Well, it is that too! ... at least a little bit, and yes, enough to even be possible to program some things in sed! (See, e.g. a Tic-Tac-Toe demonstration written in sed!). And sed is often an excellent tool for doing those streaming edit tasks and the like, and avoiding the entire overhead of a more general purpose language such as awk or perl or python or the such. And sed is also very standard - per POSIX, and history, etc. Well learn those basics and works on most any version of sed anywhere, and being standard that it is, can quite expect it to pretty much always be there, even on quite minimal installations.
So, no hassles with driving, parking, public transportation, rain ... everyone gets a front row seat, don't need a PA system to hear the speaker from further back, clearly see what's projected on the (your) screen. And attend from any city, state, country - anywhere on the planet! Alas, won't have the delicious cuisine of Henry's Hunan Restaurant, but you're free to arrange whatever dining (or not) you may prefer (including to go or delivery from many restaurants that could very much use your business).
meeting venue (at least until further notice or otherwise noted):
https://meet.jit.si/BALUG.org Dial-in numbers also available at the URL.
Please use earbud(s)/headphone(s) or mute yourself to avoid audio feedback issues, also please if you have background sound/noise issues mute yourself when not talking.
Generally works quite fine with reasonably modern Chrome, Chromium, Microsoft Edge, possibly others (requires WebRTC (Wikipedia: WebRTC) (can also do some testing here: https://test.webrtc.org/ Probably don't worry about minor items like "Reflexive connectivity" )), from desktop, laptop, tablet, smart phone, etc.
BALUG Mailing Lists:
We could also always use more volunteers to make BALUG even better! You can do useful and cool stuff volunteering to help BALUG! Quite a variety of opportunities to help BALUG, e.g.:
If you're at all interested in helping with any and/or all of the above, or more, or looking for more information, please drop us a note at:BALUG contact and/or talk to us at a meeting.