Sounds like a pretty cool idea. Anybody up for hashing this out at
next week's meeting?
Robert M. Erickson writes:
> Hey are you guys interested in making a video for the contest?
> i have a couple of ideas
> one is to get a hold of some doctors labs coats and masks. set up an
> operating room type of look, put a computer on the table, take it
> apart put it a new motherboard or something start it up have it go to
> windows, then if you want to pick on windows there are several lines
> one could say!
> another idea is about technology, does it control us or do we control it.
> Be Cool,
> Bob E.
> Robert M. Erickson
> Senior Lecturer, Computer Science Department, University of Vermont
> Quoting Gary Johnson <[log in to unmask]>:
> > Howdy folks,
> > Given the state of everything just now (nasty weather, exams,
> > projects coming due before break), I'm officially calling off
> > tonight's CSSA meeting. Our last two weeks have seen pretty poor
> > attendance anyway, and I know that I for one just don't have time
> > tonight to hang out.
> > However, we will be resuming on the Wednesday after Spring Break
> > (3/19) at the same bat-time, same bat-channel (Votey 367/252 @
> > 7:30pm).
> > Some topics we need to address include:
> > 1) ACM student memberships and starting a student chapter.
> > This was raised at a meeting a few weeks ago, but a number of
> > folks have not returned their forms yet.
> > 2) T-shirt designs!
> > We have the extra budget right now, and we want to make t-shirts
> > for the CSSA, but in order to do so, we need a count of how many
> > people are interested in them, and we have to come up with an
> > earth-shatteringly geeky design for us to sport.
> > 3) Website
> > We tried putting this on the group at the beginning of the
> > semester, but with nobody in particular being made responsible
> > for it, the site has remained stagnant and incomplete. I propose
> > we reinstitute the position of CSSA webmaster, and begin a search
> > for a suitable candidate immediately. Also, props to Karpeles
> > for his excellent logo designs.
> > 4) The Hacker Lab
> > So the desktop machines are largely setup, the space has been
> > better organized, and the walls have begun to see some geeky
> > decorations. Now we need a single useful and interesting project
> > for us to work on during hands-on (non Tech-Talk) nights.
> > Clustering the Suns has been an interesting idea for some time,
> > but I haven't seen anyone stepping forward to pursue it. Another
> > interesting idea has been to set up a telephony server (Asterisk)
> > and connect the incoming voice command system to an in-house
> > program that executes programs on the server and returns
> > responses piped through a speech synthesizer. This would allow
> > us to do such ridiculous things as check our e-mail or play
> > adventure through our cell phones. Simply put, this idea rocks.
> > A few other thoughts have rolled through the lab to date, but
> > mostly we're not seeing much (if any) forward movement on them.
> > Our lab is supposed to be a place of learning and playing, not
> > just a lounge for CSSA students between classes. So I want you
> > to all get your ideas together over break and e-mail in any cool
> > projects you might like to do to me at:
> > [log in to unmask]
> > I'll bring them forth at the 3/19 meeting for a group vote, and
> > we'll plan our calendar accordingly.
> > Okay, that's enough for the moment. As I said before, the meeting's
> > cancelled for this evening (3/5) officially although you folks can
> > obviously still use the space if you want to hang out unofficially.
> > Keep on hackin' in the free world,
> > ~Gary