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WPLUG will have a general users meeting and presentation on Saturday, October 20th, starting at 10am on the Campus of Carnegie Mellon University, Newell Simon Hall 1507. See this map for directions on how to find the room.

Schedule for the Day[edit]

9:30am - Setup
10:00am - Business Meeting Starts
10:45am - Business Meeting Ends
11:00am - Featured Presentation
12:00pm - Brief break for Lunch
2:00pm - Finish clean up, everyone out


Patrick Wagstrom will be speaking about MythTV -- ditch the TiVo and build your own Linux-based Media Center! Slides available here.

Most commercially available digital video recorders (DVRs) allow you to record programs from a guide, pause live television, and free you from the shackles of prime time scheduling. But really, shouldn't they be doing more? How about cutting commercials? Streaming media to other televisions? Accessing your photos, videos, and music? Expand your storage beyond a paltry 250GB?

In this talk I'll go over the ins and outs of MythTV, an expandable Linux based suite of programs that provide DVR functionality and more. I'll cover the basics of what you need to get going, the architecture of MythTV, how to get standard and hi-definition, where listings come from, and lots more. If you've been thinking about making the leap to a MythTV box, or are just curious, be sure to show up to this talk.

Business Meeting[edit]

Votes will be taken at this meeting for the 2008 board of directors of WPLUG. All mail in ballots must be received by Friday, October 19th, 2007. Those wishing to vote in person may do so. For more information on the candidates please see this page.

  1. Minutes from Previous Meeting
  2. Reports of Officers
  3. Reports of Committees
  4. Old Business
    1. Anything?
  5. New Business
    1. Elections
    2. Member of the Year

Documents For Meeting[edit]

Election 2007 ballot: Media:2007_10_WPLUG_Ballot.pdf

In addition, we're collecting statements from candidates.


In previous years election meetings have been a bit more communal. The talks are a little bit more broad of a topic that appeals to everyone and the food is usually made by the members of WPLUG. Sorta like a potluck, but at Noon instead of the evening. If you'd like to help out, sign up below and tell us what you're going to bring.

Meeting Staff[edit]

If you would like to volunteer to assist with this meeting, please add your name to one or more of the categories below.