On Thursday, Phil and Sadiq met Mike Joy to discuss future ideas that involve the CS department. The idea of providing Linux desktop sessions over VNC has been shelved for now (mainly due to hardware requirements). We have also been offered some space to host new servers if we obtain some.
Lan has been booked, now needs advertising (see below). To make things a little tidier, we plan to attach some of the inter-table cabling to the ceiling (the rooms have a false ceiling). This requires us to ask for permission, so Christian and Sadiq are to ask the person who gave us permission to take power up from downstairs. Henry still has the Compsoc switches.
“Dr Solomon” agreed to do a talk. Phil to confirm date and ask about travelling costs. The talk is likely to be about programming and personal anecdotes about starting a business. It was suggested that we use one of the library lecture theatres for the talk.
Since they were clearly present it was felt that something should be said about the presence of the new recruits. It was decided that “Hello” was the best thing to say. New recruits to report for brainwashing. Recruit Noisy to report for brain transplant.
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Chris is lame for not having bought the speakers yet - Chris to buy them this week. Chris has investigated (and mailed info to the mailing list) and we can spend £4-500 on a decent spec box. Scrimping would only save about £40 so isn’t really worth it. The RAID option was examined but considered too expensive and not worth it.
The official start will be 8pm on Friday: on-exec members not to turn up earlier unless this is unavoidable. The exec should arrive at 7pm to set-up the tables, etc. There will be no sleeping rota as there should be no need for one. Power will be nabbed from LIB1 as last time so we should be able to get up to 32 people in LIB2. Any signups which are not filled by Wednesday can be taken by guests. Matt Smith volunteered to try and organise a Warcraft III tourney. Dave to put a note in the newsletter reminding people to bring network cables and extension leads. Chris to bring speakers.
The laminates got sent back because we hadn’t picked them up, so we will dispense with membership cards (for this year at least). James to put a page on the website where you can enter your uni ID to get an e-mail telling you your membership number and user code. There should also be an option to be sent a new password.
The laminates have arrived in the student shop - Henry to pick these up. Chris to take the receipt to Student Union and get the money back. The cards will be difficult to distribute - put a note in the next newsletter saying cards can be collected at future Compsoc events (LANs, gaming etc.) but people will need the printout from the union compsoc website.