RMIUG Meeting Minutes - Art Smoot, Dialing
Where: NCAR Boulder
Who: About 75 attendees
Refreshments provided by InternetOne,
a Boulder-based consulting company founded
by Dave Hieb (davehieb@InternetOne.COM).
The fliers table was overflowing.
Annoucements (Dan Murray and audience):
- Alek Komarnitsky, Randy Holt, and Bryan
Buus were recognized for their voluntary
efforts in helping launch RMIUG.
- Audience poll:
About 50% Boulder, 30% Denver, 5% Ft.
Collins, 5% other.
60% on electronic mailing list, 260 entries
Most have Internet access at work and
Only 2% do not have email access.
A fair number use all of higher-end tools
like ftp, WWW, etc.
Maybe 10% are Internet consultants.
- There may be a Colorado Springs chapter
of RMIUG forming; the contact is Ed Tully
- Dan Murray mentioned that one of rs/ds/is.internic.net
hosts has a zip code-oriented lookup of
domain names (I will investigate this
and report back).
- Most distant virtual member is someone
who moved to the Antarctica.
- Literature available:
Online Access - Internet Special Issue
Colorado Computer User - Info Highway
- The Boulder County Business Expo is
looking for volunteers for a panel on
the Internet as an international business
tool. It will be held June 7-8, with 200
exhibitors and 2K attendees. Contact Alice
Swanson, 442-1044, for info on the show.
Contact Dan about the panel (447-3475).
- Colin Dunn (of Colorado Daily "What's
New" Section) will maintain a list of
local Internet access providers (somewhere).
- There was a unanimous vote to hold
- Mention was made of the Hillside Elementary
- Jones Cable Network (Ch 22?) will have
a show on encryption and privacy April
18 6pm (oops, maybe someone can summarize).
- Robert Carpenter of Pearl Street Computers
(444-1476) is looking for consultants
to subcontract Internet work to.
- Neal McBurnett volunteered to talk
(or arrange a speaker) on the Boulder
Community Network soon.
- Steve "McGara" asked for Linux help
(ed: Tom Donahue, firstname.lastname@example.org, is
a good source here).
- Dan gave away several door prizes -
Internet magazine subscriptions and SLIP
software - both donations from publishers/manufacturers.
- Everyone was invited to a "Doom" party
held by Party held by Will Clurman of
Productive Computer Solutions in Boulder.
It was fun, but visitors (like RMIUG committee
members) kept getting killed by the bad
Art Smoot (AES Consulting, email@example.com,
499-3837) gave an animated talk on the three
ways to connect to the Internet via a modem:
- Interactive - cheap, easy, but relative
to provider's computer (requiring xmodem,
etc.) and plain-jane user interface.
- UUCP - batch oriented (no real time
access like telnet), very cheap.
- SLIP - relative to your computer and
fanciest interface, allowing Mosaic, etc.;
harder to setup, potential security issues.
MS-DOS/Windows followers should ftp to
Art's ftp directory on CSN (ftp to ftp.aescon.com,
cd Aescon) for pointers to relevant software;
Mac types can pick up a flier David Menges
wrote or contact him (firstname.lastname@example.org, 795-5557).
Alek Komarnitsky (email@example.com) explained
RMIUG's online mailing lists. The lists so
Note: Sending Email to rmiug-list goes to
most members (260 entries and growing), so
be careful about using this address. However,
having said that, please feel free to "post"
information of general interest.
- auto reply explaining RMIUG and the
- most RMIUG members
- RMIUG "executive committee"
- mail to RMIUG librarians
- When in doubt, mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are also information repositories
Joe Betts (email@example.com) and Bo the Bohemian
(firstname.lastname@example.org) presented the
new RMIUG library and it's rules. Several
companies like O'Reilly have donated quite
a few volumes already. The rules are basically
that you borrow a book at one meeting and
bring it back to the next meeting. Again,
note librarian email address above.
- ftp.rmiug.org, cd rmiug
Comments on the minutes (or anything)
should be sent to email@example.com.
The when/where/what of our next meeting
will be posted asap.
Next meeting May 10th at NCAR in Boulder,
7 - 9 pm. The speaker will be Andrew Currie
of Cyberspace Development on Internet storefronts
and doing business on the Internet. Possible
live Internet demo.