my friend Christopher is trying to learn linux and coding of various kinds, but
he doesn't have a computer that he can install software onto, so i'm
recommending that he get a VPS somewhere, install linux on it, and play with
web stuff and use it as his computer until he can get his own hardware back.
is linode a good choice? i'm not sure if he has funds to pay subscription fees
or whether he would need to find a free one, or maybe he can get started with a
digitalocean free giftcard if someone has one.
anyway, pipe up if you have recommendations for him.
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Gamma Ray <gammashine at gmail.com> wrote:
> Pidgin goes by a different name now (which I can't recall at the moment),
> but Pidgin and Gina are different people. Gina was the other party in the
> conflict resolution case with J, and she has not been banned from the Omni.
FWIiW, the ~17th entry on Noisebridge's '86' page
https://noisebridge.net/wiki/86 mentions "Pidgeon (aka Violet)", but
doesn't [currently] mention anyone named "Gina".
I'm guessing that "Pidgeon" and "Pidgin" are one and the same person.
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in October 2014 at a meeting, a provisional ban was initiated on J by Liz and
Korl provisionally while further investigation was done. There were some
caveats listed at the meeting:
i found more information at the next meeting here:
for those who don't remember, Pigeon aka Gina? was banned later but i don't
know where the links to that process are.
anyway, J is asking for my advice in continuing the process which was
interrupted in December of 2014, so now that i've posted the above links to get
everyone back to speed, I leave it to J to continue the introduction and
the complication is that J remembers that this mediation process (and
provisional ban) were moved to the "omni board" and I haven't been able to find
any links to that discussion, maybe i don't know which meeting notes to search,
or how. Maybe someone remembers something about this.
J was asked to write a statement denouncing rape culture, after which J would
be unbanned, but J only recently completed this writing assignment and needs
help to know where it should be submitted.
J is included in this email from me, and will reply-all including to this list.
Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
> my friend Christopher is trying to learn linux and coding of various kinds, but
> he doesn't have a computer that he can install software onto, so i'm
> recommending that he get a VPS somewhere, install linux on it, and play with
> web stuff and use it as his computer until he can get his own hardware back.
> anyway, pipe up if you have recommendations for him.
One of the major constraints here is "he doesn't have a computer that he
can install software onto", so that quickly rules out using using an
installation of VirtualBox on his host computer (along with a linux
guest distribution) as well as booting-up his host computer with a linux
While it is not directly "learning Linux" by itself, the 'SDF Public
Access UNIX System' https://sdf.org/ offers the useful ability to setup
a free UNIX shell account on SDF using SSH (Secure Shell) or TELNET.
IIRC, all Windows and Mac OS's have some equivalent of SSH and TELNET
already available(?), so no additional installation of software is
really required here. The SDF Public Access UNIX System uses NetBSD 7.x
instead of linux.
Another virtual means of "learning linux and coding of various kinds" is
Zed A Shaw's 'Learn Code the Hard Way' series
The 'Learn UNIX the Hard Way' site https://learncodethehardway.org/unix/
Learn Unix The Hard Way is a full course in manual system administration
of Linux, BSD, and OSX machines through continually setting up and
breaking them. That's right, you'll learn how to configure and destroy
Linux. If you're a DevOps professional or programmer who feels weak in
your Unix skills then this book is perfect for you.
Have to break here, 'cause Jake just walked in for HHN.
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available on Friday.
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On Wed, Dec 7, 2016, at 12:57 AM, robb wrote:
> i think that was true last week but i updated the calendar since then...
> it looks like it's there to me
AFAICT, neither the updated calendar at https://sudoroom.org/calendar/
nor the Events page list anything yet for this month other than the
Was speculating that the SudoRoom HHN events were UNintentionally
omitted from the wiki -or- intentionally omitted b/c of (1) the
aforementioned temporary construction, (2) the December Holiday Season,
(3) something to do with the SudoMesh Group not meeting this month
perhaps due to Jenny R's post from a few wks back requesting ppl and
assistance at Standing Rock, see
(4) some part of the process and/or events feedback of SudoRoom
transitioning to Omni Commons, see Jenny R's post
https://sudoroom.org/pipermail/board/2016-November/000337.html , or (5)
some other unknown reason.
It turns out -- perhaps related to (4)?? -- that there is a noticeable
difference between SudoRoom's own Calendar and the Omni Commons Global
Calendar, https://omnicommons.org/calendar/ . For instance, as I wrote
previously, the SudoRoom Calendar currently only lists the Wednesday
Parties, whereas the the ONLY SudoRoom event that the Omni Commons
Global Calendar prominently & currently shows is HHN (recurrent HHN
events listing at
Any further thoughts on this?
FWIW and related to (4), the 'Occupy the Omni Commons How to Request an
Event' page at https://omnicommons.org/occupy/ describes how to get
other SudoRoom-specific events listed on the Omni Commons Global
calendar (such as the ongoing Wednesday Parties and the Thursday JS
Study Group sessions if the latter are still happening) as follows:
~~~~~~~~ quoting ~~~~~~~~~~
Event requests are now due by the second Tuesday of the month for the
following month. To request an event next month, submit your request by
the second Tuesday of this month. We will review all requests received
at our second Tuesday meeting and get back to you early the next week.
As all can see from either of the two calendar pages mentioned in this
post, the second Tuesday of this month falls on December 13th.
I wrote previously...
>> Just wondering if/when the former Hardware Hacking Night events are
>> happening? The Events page https://sudoroom.org/events/ currently l
>> ists only Wednesday Parties, and last week's post
>> describes this week's construction going on at Omni.
>> TY for further info and/or background on this,
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