Minnits - 18th January, 2001

Thu 18 Jan Meeting Minutes

Compsoc Exec Minnits

18th January, 2001



1. Switch

The order for the switch has actually really been faxed now. We wait, but we don’t panic. Yet. Since Scan do next-day delivery, we should have our largely-unworthy hands on this wonderful piece of equipment fairly soon. Unless the Onion interceeds again.

2. Java

“I could extend it to more weeks, or do another slot in the week - I don’t mind” - Chris ‘Kilgore’ Salmon
Posters have been duped and stuck up all over campus. Kilgore is still writing the scripts. Chris, Chris and Jake to turn up in case any help is needed of a strictly administrative non-Java-orientated nature.

3. LAN

“No no, that would be Wrong.” - Chris Smith
Still, of course, awaiting confirmation of the LAN party room booking. Jake to mail members suggesting preliminary times of 10am to 8pm, since we /think/ those are the times we asked for. Phil to set the limit on the website to 40 people.

4. Allnighter

Likewise. Times 7pm ’till 10am, Jake to ask Richard Colfer if he minds handling the gaming, as he did last term.

5. Ann Jarvis

We have had no response from any of our probing questions. Chris ‘I volunteer for /everything/’ Smith to ‘talk’ and ‘investigate’ and not ‘hurt’ or ‘scare’ at all.

6. Science Ball

“All those who don’t know about the free beer - have a sweet” - Baz ‘Grin’ Boden
Tickets go on sale Monday. Everything is shaping up quite nicely, apparently. Ryan /still/ does too much /stuff/.

7. PC Format

Spoke to Post Room - they say that all mail will either have been forwarded (which is hasn’t), sent to departments (which it hasn’t) or returned to sender. Damnation. Ryan has mailed Future asking them to change our mailing address to ‘Computing Society c/o Students Union, ’.

8. Frisbee Contests

The exec notes that Goodfella’s polystyrene pizza trays make excellent frisbees, and incidentally, the lipped frisbee design makes a pretty good pizza plate.

9. Computers

(AKA ‘Servers’)
Chris (Smith) asked Tom (Worley), who asked Chris (*). The cheapest deal appears to be £1,300 for 3 years. Can we recoup that much moola? It is the ertswhile opinion of this exec that we probably couldn’t /quite/ make it. Unless we get a budget request of £1,300 approved by the Onion next year…
Internally, Chris (Smith) did nothing at all - mainly due to the fact that his name only appeared due to a slight clerical error, and in fact, Chris (*) was supposed to be asking DCS, ITS and the Onion. Which he promises to do soon.
In other news, there was some suggestion that Tom Worley had volunteerd the services of his machine, which a permanent connection to the University Network. Assuming this message of goodwill hasn’t got scrambled somehow, the Exec thanks him, but will try and squeeze the proverbial blood out of the clingfilm-wrapped vacuum-packed pastic-coated stone that it DCS, ITS, or the Onion first - they can spare it a lot easier.

10. Bowling

Bowling is OK for next tuesday. No need to book - just everybody turn up.

11. I7

Henry has been appointed the Official Mass External LAN Party Liason Officer, Working On Behalf Of The Compsoc Exec. If anyone wants any information on I7, a mass 3 day (or something) LAN held somewhereorother sometime soon, (we /think/ it’s the Easter Holidays), contact Henry.

12. New Computer Room

Seeing as there is now - or soon is to be - a new computer room in DCS, we need to know what the Computing Society will refer to it as [1]. Suggestions put forward included:

13. Next Meeting

I guess it’ll probably be at 2pm on Thursday the 25th in the Bitchtank. I can’t be sure, since nobody bothered to raise the subject…