Capital Area Central Texas UNIX Society
CACTUS Newsletter

Volume 15, Number 8 - August 1999


June 19th CACTUS Meeting

July Meeting Report

by Darrel Long
Four regular members and  six officers attended the July meeting.  Had a very informative open talk. Talked about Eric Raymond visit to town June 31st and July 1st. Talked about different open source packages. Some other topics touched on where MYSQL and Back-Orifice could be obtained (through

Membership Report

by Louis Basto

Let's welcome Robert McLin, Joe Sanchez, Douglas Campbell, David Rowe, and Paul Page as new members to cactus.

We'd also like to thank David Mallis, Dawn Smith, Paul McKinley, Milan Patel, Thomas Benjamin, Gil Kloepfer, and Luis Basto for renewing their membership.

In preparation to bring down for some long due maintenance, new accounts have been created for current paid up members on the Linux machine,
It is not known when will be shutdown. So for a short while people will have access to both machines. There will be no attempt to synchronize user files between the two systems and it is the user's responsibility to maintain their own data. However, I would recommend starting to use as your primary system. Watch for system news elsewhere as this transition develops.
Please try to log in to see if everything is in order.  Send any questions or comments to membership [at] cactus <dot> org.  [As of this writing, is in the shop for repairs.  Lindsay Haisley is valiantly trying to fix a CMOS problem that causes the system not to boot after power h as come back on.]



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.  Please direct any inquiries or address changes to membership [at] cactus <dot> org.


CACTUS Officers

Contact Information

CACTUS Sponsors

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.

Map to the Monthly CACTUS Meeting

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        <---- to MOPAC                            | |     |
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                           |            | |   |   | | Rutland
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