GeekSpeak for 2008-09-06

Almost Green, James Glave

Saving the planet is not an easy thing to do; [James Glave|http://glave.com/] did his part by making his eco-shed. And in his recently released book “Almost Green” James shows the lighter side of trying to be green in America.

We’ll chat about the technical difficulties and plain humor in Glace’s personal story.

Linux Installfest in Felton

Felton LUG installfest is today, Sept. 6, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Felton Fire Station, 131 Kirby Street, in Felton.

“It’s the first meeting of Felton LUG and we’re going to have some of the latest
Linux distros and FOSS programs available.”

Software Freedom Day is Sept. 20. Software Freedom
Day Eve at the Cabrillo College GNU/Linux Users Group installfest from
6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 at the CIS lab, Room 2504 on the lower
campus. Software Freedom Day honors the “birthday” of the Linux kernel.

Santa Cruz go Green

Santa Cruz Area residents and businesses are invited to drop-off and
recycle their old and unwanted electronics and computer equipment.
This drive is part of Volt’s company-wide “Go Green” initiative to
encourage environmentally responsible business practices among its
employees and business partners.

  • When: Friday, September 19th, 2008
  • Time: 10:00 AM—4:00 PM
  • Location:
  • 2425 Porter St.
  • Suite 11(rear parking lot)
  • Soquel, CA 95073

Call Brittany Brothers (831) 479-8658 for more info.

Large Hadron Collider Raises Much Concern

The LHC will be turned on for testing next Wednesday amid fear and misunderstanding of what this will mean for humanity

Robot Scout: Fly Me (Safely) to the Moon

NASA’s LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Observer) will help determine the best possible locations for permanent habitation.

EA's "Spore" Requires Leopard, Intel

The Mac version assumes you have an Intel Mac and that you’re running OS X 10.5 aka Leopard. Will this slow sales of “Spore” or will it speed up adoption of Leopard?