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November 1998 Newsletter of the

Front Range Unix Users Group

Cndnsd Vrsn: 4:00 Wednesday December 2 ACS Rm 123 - Y2K


This Month's Meeting: Y2K - The Inflexible Deadline

After a four-month hiatus, FRUUG is back with a meeting well-suited to the holiday season: Year 2000-- the Inflexible Deadline. Evi Nemeth, of the Computer Science faculty at the University of Colorado, will tell us a few of the stories we haven't heard about the Y2K problem. It turns out that Year 2000 isn't the only date we have to worry about, and she'll talk about the status of "special" dates on the various flavors of UNIX systems that are available today. Evi will tell us war stories about testing for Y2K compliance, and some of the surprising places that problems have been found. They aren't where you think they are, and she'll tell us some of the particular issues of embedded systems.

Evi's talk is part of the "Hot New Topics in System Administration" tutorial she'll be presenting (with Trent Hein) at the USENIX LISA conference in Boston the following week. Evi would like to present what she knows about the Y2K problem and then engage the FRUUG audience in a Q/A and discussion session where more war stories are apt to surface.

Meeting Location

The next meeting of the Front Range UNIX Users Group will be in room 123 of the CU Academic Computing Center building at Arapahoe and Marine Streets in Boulder. Marine St intersects Arapahoe at 38th St; the Computing Center is on the southwest corner.

See <> for map

Our Last Meeting

Our last meeting was so long ago we can't remember what we did.

See the previous meetings page on the Fruug web site for more detail.

Upcoming Meetings

Fruug future plans are:

  • To try to have another meeting sometime.

Contact the FRUUG Executive Committee at if you have other interesting topic ideas or are interested in presenting a fruug talk.

FRUUG Library Notes

Our library is loaded with new titles that have arrived in the past few months:
  • Addison-Wesley has contributed copies of:
    • Programming and Deploying Java Mobile Agents with Aglets,
    • Designing Applications with MSMQ, and
    • Software Project Management.
  • O'Reilly & Associates has sent us:
    • The Perl Cookbook, and
    • Java in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition
  • The USENIX Association has updated us with copies of recent workshop and conference proceedings:
    • Large Installation System Administration of Windows NT Conference Proceedings, August 1998,
    • 2nd USENIX Windows NT Symposium,
    • Third USENIX Workshop on Electronic Commerce, August/September 1998, and
    • 6th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference Proceedings, September 1998

You may check books out using your business card as your library card; you must be on the membership list to check books out. Books are due at the meeting following the one in which they are checked out. If you don't return your library books by the next meeting, you might find yourself on our overdue book list. We count on you returning books on time so that other members may have the chance to use them as well.

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