Two AZLOCO members, Walter Mack and Mark Thomas, have been accepted as Ubuntu members on 2 February 2017. Official Ubuntu Membership means recognition of significant and sustained contribution to Ubuntu or the Ubuntu community. Congratulations to both of them. They are well deserving of the honor which is not handed out lightly.
One of the requirements to become a Ubuntu member is to have signed the Code of Conduct. It may seem like a formidable task and it was for me. I was only able to accomplish the task on my third attempt. There are several web sites that purport to make the task easier. Two are from Ask Ubuntu.
This Saturday, January 28, 2016, The Sierra Vista team has successfully conducted its first installfest.
AZLOCO now has a meet-up account https://www.meetup.com/Ubuntu-Arizona/. We will be posting our meetings and events there as well as on the Team web site calendar http://azloco.org/node/28 and the Ubuntu Arizona LoCo Team portal http://loco.ubuntu.com/teams/ubuntu-arizona/. Hopefully this will reach additional people to inform them of our activities.
Back when I was distro hopping after I became dissatisfied with the operating system that I was using, it was not uncommon for me to have two, three, or even four operating systems on the same hard drive. An incident occurred at the recent Installfest on the 3rd of December that brought to mind a a small application that I had used to change the default operating system, Grub Customizer.
At a recent #ubuntu-us-az meeting, this url was posted as an easy way to generate a password. I kinda liked option 4 which uses perl, available in most Linux distros. Should you not have it, apt-get install perl will install it.