Capital Area Central Texas UNIX Society
CACTUS Newsletter

Volume 15, Number 9 - September 1999


September 16th CACTUS Meeting

August Meeting Report

by Darrel Long

Eleven people and seven officers attended. Talked about 'First Saturday' in Dallas.  As the name implies, it is held the first Saturday of every month at the intersection of Ross and Routhe and begins at midnight Friday night.   There was some interest by attendees to get a group together and go, maybe even to sell.  Reportedly there are some good buys at 'First Saturday'.

We decided to re-new our Doing Business As (D.B.A.) for CACTUS.ORG.

Bob Izenberg (bizenberg [at] Verio <dot> Net) discussed the second generation AMAP coming to Austin.   Some years ago Chris Nystrom of Verio (then Signet) gave CACTUS members a tour of the facility off of Braker Lane.  While there is still floor space at this location, they've been experiencing brownouts lately.  A new facility downtown around 12th Street is up and running.  Chad Kissinger of Onramp and the folks at Texas.Net put it together, but it too is reaching capacity.  Though several proposals are on the table, no consensus is in sight for the next generation Metropilaton Access Point (MAP).



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.


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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

                                                  | |     ^
        <---- to MOPAC                            | |     |
                                                  | |     | North
                                                  | |     | to Braker Lane
                                   ---------------+ |
                                   -+ /-----------+ |
                                    | |           | |
                                    | +--------+  | |
                                    |  Parking |  | |
                                    |    Lot   |  | |
                                    +----------+  | |
                                                  | |
                           +------------+         | |
                           |            | +-------+ |
                           |            | |   +---+ |
                           |            | |   |   | | Rutland
                           |    ARL     | |   |   | +---------
                           |            | |   |   | +---------
                           |            | |   +---+ |
                           |            | +---+---+ |
                           +------------+         | |  |
                                                  | |  | South
                                                  | |  | to US 183
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