Back in July I mentioned that I’d like to help start up an informal Linux/BSD Club for English-speakers. I got sidetracked by a kidney stone which made me return home (to Taitung) and I haven’t had occasion to go back to Taipei.
My brother is coming to Taiwan on Sept 21 (which is next Tuesday) and I plan to meet him at CKS Airport. So my plan is to go to Taipei a few days in advance and meet up with a few of you who have expressed an interest in Linux and BSD. I’ll also be back up in Taipei a second time around Sept 28 so I can see my bro off at the airport. As it turns out, that’s a “double holiday” (Mid-Autumn Festival and Teacher’s Day). I’ll probably hang around Taipei for a few days before returning home, so a possible second meeting would be fine.
Anyway, I see that Forumosa is going offline tonight! No telling how long it will be down, so I think I’d better let some of you know how to contact me. My regular public email address (which attracts lots of spam) is:
It’s hard for me to connect to the above email address when I’m on the road, so I have a second webmail-based address:
Anyone who is interested in the Linux/BSD club should just contact me directly at one or both of these addresses.
Hope to meet some of you soon. By the way, I’m currently running FreeBSD 5.3-BETA4. It’s the first version of FreeBSD I’ve seen that actually displays Chinese correctly in a web browser (at least without a lot of tinkering). So far it’s been rock solid - if this is a beta, can’t wait to see the final release (next month). Also downloaded SimplyMEPIS and Kanotix - very interesting Debian-based distros that will give Knoppix some competition.