CACTUS Newsletter

Volume 13, Number 8 - Ausgust 1997


August 21st CACTUS Meeting

CACTUS Meeting Location: Applied Research Labs

CACTUS meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Applied Research Labs (ARL) in the JJ Jake Pickle Research Campus (JJ PRC). We'll meet in the main auditorium located directly behind the guard's desk and main lobby.

Please do not show up earlier than 6:20 pm on the specified day. Enter through the main entrance at 10000 Burnet Road for ARL:UT. Tell the guard that you are here for the CACTUS meeting. You will be required to sign a log book, but not required to wear a badge. The guards will direct you to the auditorium entrance. Limited parking in the front of the building is available, but more extensive parking is available in the large parking lot just north of the ARL building. After 6:30 pm, all entrances to JJ PRC, except for the Burnet Road entrance, are closed and locked. You can still enter the parking lot in front of the ARL building. No parking tags are necessary after 6:00 pm. See map for further details.

Online maps are available at:

As always, please leave the facility as you saw it when you arrived. So let's clean up all pizza and soda items before we leave. Thanks and hope to see all of you there.

Location for the Monthly CACTUS Meeting
Applied Research Laboratory

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July Meeting Report

An intimate crowd showed up for the to be announced program. President Jack McKinney forgot to order the pizza. The tentative speaker was some guy from Oracle, who didn't show up for the third time.

Jack and Lindsy Haisley led an ad hoc discussion on the various flavours of Linux and why they prefer Debian. Tom Painter showed up late, but updated us on the O'Reilly Book order [see below]. Jack promised to put together a discussion of Linux security issues for the August meeting. And promised to order the pizza!

O'Reilly Book Order II

by Tom Painter

The second half of the book order has been placed. O'Reilly has been slow in publishing/reprinting the books that we are waiting for. At this time, 13 of the 25 books that we have on backorder are available. So, I have released the hold on the order and should accept delivery before this letter gets out. The remaining books will trickle in as they publish. I will contact each of you as I receive books.

Contact me at bookorder [at] cactus <dot> org with questions.

Membership Report

by Luis Basto

Please welcome David Hobbs and Gene Cherry as new members of CACTUS. We also want to thank Tom Davidson and C. Unnikrishnan for renewing their membership. Special thanks go to Srinivas Varati for renewing a two-year membership.


To renew your membership, please send check or money order payable to CACTUS ($25/yr for regular membership and $96/yr for corporate sponsorship):

PO BOX 9786
AUSTIN, TX 78766-9786

You can also pay in person at the general meetings. The date on the upper right hand of the newsletter mailing label indicates when your membership expires. Please direct any inquiries or address changes to membership [at] cactus <dot> org.

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