Minnits - 11 March 2002

Mon 11 Mar Meeting Minutes

Compsoc Exec Minnits

11 March 2002



After Saturday’s incident with the wiener..er..whiner…, we decided that although it wasn’t likely to happen again we should get the sign on the door updated to reflect the fact that we have Saturday gaming sessions too.


The list of games played at LANs has been compiled (thanks Adam Bowen), complete with version listings. Adam to put links in to enable people to patch their games to the appropriate version, and James Ross to put it on the website.


Signups are to go live at the start of week 20, with Dave de la Motte to write a newsletter then notifying the membership.


We have now had e-mail confirmation of this so we should have something booked, with a bit of luck it will even be the right stuff for the right time (optimism reigns). The signups for this also to go live at the start of week 20. The question of whether we had sufficient numbers of hubs/switches for this, and it was decided that the society needs to buy another switch but that if necessary we could get by for this LAN by using those possessed by various members of the exec. There was also some discussion as to whether we should make this a joint event with the Warwick Videogaming Society, but it was concluded that this would probably be detrimental to the event. The possibility of inviting the Oxford Brookes Computer Gaming Society was also raised. There followed a long discussion on charging entry for the BFL, which concluded with the following:

Oxford Brookes and Edinburgh Computer Gaming societies

Edinburgh have made a request that we form an amalgamated Counterstrike clan. Dave de la Motte to put this in the newsletter. We have also bee invited to the LAN that the Oxford Brookes society is holding. James Ross to put this in the news on the website, and put up an interest signup too. Dave de la Motte to put it in the newsletter.

Warwick Gamesoc

They have invited us to play them at our choice of console games in a friendly. Suggested games were:


James Ross also to put an item on this on the news on the website, with a related interest signup for those that might attend. Similarly, Dave de la Motte to put it in the newsletter.

At this point in the meeting, bloodletting of Henry was discussed in some detail, with respect to new coours for the Compsoc website, culminating in Chris Fanning’s comment: “Send it to Dulux, they can match Henry’s blood”


New photos have been added to the website, cheers James Ross. The “new funky” signups are almost ready. James Ross to mail randomly generated passwords for these to all who need them.


An unusually short discussion of this topic this week, let’s hope that it sets a precedent.


“It was really sucky. It is now slightly less sucky” - Phil Stoneman. Telnet is still enabled but we are looking to disable it as and when it is practical. Phil Stoneman to put PUTTY on to the anonymous FTP, also write a guide to PUTTY. Phil Stoneman also to speak to Matt Bergin and ask him to stop “investigation of new technology” and the associated use of Molotov.


All except the suahu password to be changed, with root access restricted to Henry Southgate and Phil Stoneman. These passwords to be e-mailed out in secure format once changed.


The appropriate forms were (we presume) ably filled out, and handed in by Alexis Birkhill and Chris Fanning, requesting a total of £455.

Exec handover

Finance cards need to be handed over to the Nuexec, and the transfer of power (MWUAhahahahaha…) to be completed

As before, if I’ve missed anything out or you diagree with what I’ve recorded as being said, let me know.
better if one of my predecessors held this record, so here they are…

Thought for the day

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes