hi listers, here are my ideas for the march talk : Title : Demo of use of various OS facilities segregations: filesys,IPC (shm,msgQ,socks),mem,threads Outline : We implement an image processing app as our demo... talk 1 : We come up with our own siff (simple image file format), or use the .pgm (recommended) : We develop simple display functions : In the first talk, we demo file handling, and essentially just read in some images and display them. talk 2 : We demo mem management, by way of some simple processing of our images... This can even stretch over 2 talks (efence,valgrind..) talk 3 : We demo IPC techniques, basically shm and msgQ talk 4 : We demo socks. talk 5 : we develop a simple multithreaded app. Each talk will be split into a prolouge, which will give a brief intro to the topic at hand, a main demo section, and an epilouge for gotchas and tips. QAs are throughout the talk time... Other ideas: mandatorily ask a bittian to prepare and present a 30 min talk on a related topic... (from talk 2), hold a small quiz every session (Pavan) wot say?? -- P ps. 1. The pc in the new seminar hall is a win only pc, so if someone has access to a linux laptop.... 2. Publicity... Dips for the website and Rashmi for the incollege ads.. 3. We also need some insiders helping us on this, anyone know any juniors who might be interested??