Newsletter for 8 June 2003

Sun 08 Jun Newsletter

Newsletter for Week 7, Summer Term

  1. Server downtime
  2. BBQ
  3. LAN
  4. CounterStrike
  5. Next year
  6. CAT5

Web page:
Mail the exec:
IRC : #compsoc

0. Server downtime

Having upgraded Insomnia to an Athlon XP 2200 and 1GB of RAM, we’ll be upgrading Molotov on Monday 9th (in week 8) between about 12:00 and 14:00. Molotov will be going from a Pentium 3 500 with 256MB to a Duron 950 with 512MB.

1. BBQ

The sun is (sometimes) shining and the paperwork has been completed, so there’ll be a BBQ on Sunday 22nd at 4pm. For those who have been to a CompSoc BBQ before, we’re in the same site (site number two). This is located at the bottom of health centre road, just follow the plume of smoke :) You don’t need to sign up to attend this event.

2. LAN

Following the BBQ will be the BFL, which starts with a Pre-LAN on Monday 23rd in LIB2 at 19:00 and then expanding to include LIB1 from Tuesday 18:00 onwards and finishing on Thursday at about 21:00 (to allow for cleaning up). Signups for the Pre-LAN and the main LAN are open from midday Tuesday 10th (week 8) for members and from Monday 16th (week 9) for guests.

3. CounterStrike

Some of our members (e.g. Chris “MFJ” Endicott who ran the previous Piazza based CS server) are organising a CounterStrike tournament to be held in week 9, and will be using Insomnia to host the games. Watch this space and #cstourney on our IRC server for more information.

4. Next year

Expect more guest lectures and other potentially exciting events next year, such as a programming competition and tutorials from the LUG (e.g. setting up a gateway for your house). If you have an idea for an activity you’d like to see organised, send it to the exec at the address above.

5. CAT5

We are still selling lengths network cable - all at a very cheap price.

Prices are:

e.g. 20m would cost you: 0.50 + 5.00 + 4.00 = 9.50

Mail with your requests, and we’ll sort you out ASAP.

That’s it for now, good luck with your exams and we hope to see you soon.

Euan MacGregor

University of Warwick Computing Society