LinuxChix writing

I'm aggregating LinuxChix writing at Think of it as a one-stop-shop for weblogs/journals by LinuxChix.

I can add anyone with an RSS (XML format for announcing website changes) format feed of their page. If you're not writing online, consider it a good place to catch up with lots of LinuxChix.

Conferences II

Another conference giving us freebies and cheapies:

As an IT professional organization, COMDEX would like to invite Linux Chix to attend COMDEX this year, with a complimentary pass for all of your members.

In addition COMDEX would like to extend a special discount of $100 off all educational programs to your membership base, available until October 23.

The show will be at the Las Vegas Convention Center, beginning November 16 through November 20. Complete event information can be found at

List policy: Please whitelist linuxchix mail

A quick note for people who are using "you cannot send me mail unless you are whitelisted" spam filters: if you subscribe to the linuxchix lists, you must whitelist the lists yourself. The admins will not reply to any "please jump through these hoops to be whitelisted" mails. Such messages will be treated as bounces, and if we get enough of them, we will unsubscribe you, like any other bouncing address.

New course: UNIX filesystem

Meredydd is starting a UNIX filesystem course on the courses mailing list. It will cover the UNIX filesystem, its structure, how it works, and the cool things which can be done with it.

People can select the topics (courses in our case) that they wish to subscribe to by modifying their subscription options.

New course: Networking

Hamster is starting a basic networking course on the courses list.

People can select the 'topics' (courses in our case) that they wish to subscribe to by modifying their subscription options.

Mt Stromlo Observatory

The astronomical observatory at Mt Stromlo in Canberra was destroyed by fire, on Saturday 18th January 2003. The media release is at

Many of you are interested in astronomy or in science in general. Many of you who I've talked to are as upset about this as I am. So I thought I'd let you know about it.

The observatory's home page is

C course collaboration wiki

Sonja has created a wiki for people interested in developing C course materials to develop material on. The wiki is located at

Wikis are collaborative, universally editable webpages. This wiki will be used to draft tutorials and materials for teaching the C programming language.

LinuxChix on dialup!

Our hosts have had to move offices, and because of a series of problems, we are currently sharing a dialup connection with them. Given that we're getting free connectivity, we'd like to be a minimal load. Please keep LinuxChix email to a minimum during this quasi-downtime - right now, we're getting mail faster than we can deliver it.

I'm sorry about this problem. It will hopefully be resolved in a few days, but may be as much as two weeks.


New list: Programming

We have a new mailing list:, dedicated to programming topics of any kind, paradigm or language, at any level. Looking for a fellow coder, a bugfix, a design? This list is designed for any of these. Join at

New course: Running a Business

Carla is running a new course on the courses mailing list, on running your own business.

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