Welcome back everybody! Apparently Wednesday work better for a lot of people. Regardless, a doodle will be sent to the list to schedule another (maybe better) meeting time.
Also, thanks to everyone who helped clean up over break!
Last weekend was cleaning weekend. Thinking about implementing a pika-esque lost and found/ trash-it system, check your email for further updates.
Computer parts are on their way to being ordered. In the future (about 2-3 weeks), there will be BUILDS computer cleanout session to set up the new stuff
On Jan. 25th, BUILDS is signed up for the Mozilla CTF! It’s 24hrs. long, of course nobody is obligated to join the BUILDS team, but you should definitely do it for the practice (and bragging rights) if you’re into computer security.
Furthermore, a second doodle will be sent to the list later this week for the Wire Shark info lectures.
SIPB (Student Information Processing Board) at MIT is having a hackathon this weekend (this saturday) for … check your email for further details
The door is now (sort of ) operational, requiring only a card with a mag strip to get into the room.
Also, every sunday at 1pm there will be a BUILDS “Get things done” meta-project: A project concerning getting other room projects done. Stop by!
The Multi-touch project will actually be starting this semester, blocking on a Home Depot run. Stay tuned and check your email
Video Game Collective
Tentatively VGC will be meeting every saturday at 2pm, coding in C++. Contact Liam or Avery for more details, or just stop by to see what’s happening.
If you haven’t noticed, we tend to use list-serves quite a bit around here. Here’s how to add (and remove) yourself from a list-serve, so you don’t end up spamming everyone with requests. (You might only be able to do this from your BU e-mail, but I really don’t know.)
List-serves are all run by email@example.com. The way it works is that you e-mail commands in the body of the e-mail to majordomo, and it carries them out. Anything in the subject line is ignored, so don’t worry about including one.
Subscribing to a List Send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the following command in the body of the e-mail:
Subject: (no subject)
Body: subscribe awesome-dudes-list email@example.com
BU’s Majordomo understands the following commands:
subscribe [<list>] [<address>]
Subscribe yourself (or <address> if specified) to the named <list>.
unsubscribe [<list>] [<address>]
Unsubscribe yourself (or <address> if specified) from the named <list>.
get [<list>] <filename>
Get a file related to <list>.
Return an index of files you can "get" for <list>.
Find out who is on the named <list>.
Retrieve the general introductory information for the named <list>.
Show the lists served by this Majordomo server.
Retrieve this message.
Stop processing commands (useful if your mailer adds a signature).