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by on Sep.19, 2011, under Events, Presentations, Workshops

Hello, and welcome to Pan vs. Dude, the show where we teach random dudes how to cook things, sometimes even in pans!

I’m your host, Adam Poorman, and today we’ll be going to the mailbag to find a food related question to tackle.  Let me just dig into the bag here and… alright, I’ve got the request we’re going to fulfill today! It is from Mark Oppen, and he writes, “Dear Adam, please teach me about Crisco. Specifically, I’m curious about subnetting and Layers 1 to 3 of the OSI model.”

Well, this is a bit of an usual request. Okay, so Crisco is a brand of shortening useful in many recipes. Personally, I prefer traditional lard shortening when cooking, but I can understand how the budget conscious chef might prefer to go the Crisco route.

Now, let’s see… subnetting? That’s not a cooking term I’m quite familiar with, Mark. As for layers, I guess you mean that you’re baking something with Crisco that’s going to have layers? But what’s this about an OSI model? Are you making some kind of Crisco based layer cake model? Wow, that is an oddly specific question. I’m really not sure where to go with this request. Oh – wait a second, my producer is telling me that I’ve misread your card.  Perhaps he can help shed some light on this question.

What? Cisco? Networking equipment?  I don’t undest- oh, okay, I see what’s happened here. I’m so sorry Mark, it looks like your letter was meant to go to our sister show, LAN vs. Dude.  Well, unfortunately that’s all the time we have this week.  Join us next week for another amazing adventure on Pan vs. Dude, the only show that answers your cooking questions, whether we understand them or not!


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What: The Midsouth Makers are hosting a Cisco Lab which will cover some networking fundamentals, as well as topics such as subnetting, Cisco IOS
command structure, basic device configuration, Layers 1-3 of the OSI model, routing/switching, and VLANs.

When/Where: This Saturday, September 24th – Noon @ the space

Cost: $10 for Members / $20 Non-Members

Signup on our events page now before the class fills up: http://www.midsouthmakers.org/events/

We will also be hosting a cookout and gaming night at 6pm on Friday, so come for the Cisco lab and stay for the

fun!

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Take Back Oktober!

by on Sep.08, 2011, under Crafts, Events, Presentations, Projects

Credit to Michael Fajardo, mfajardo on Flickr

Credit to Michael Fajardo, mfajardo on Flickr

Yesterday I saw Halloween decorations in Walmart.

Look, I know it’s September, but in the rush to reach the awesomeness that is Halloween, we’re skipping over one of the best fall holidays of all – Oktoberfest! This humble holiday features over two weeks of booze and bacchanalia, only to have been usurped by one night of cosplay. Well, to that we say “Nay!” This year, the Midsouth Makers is taking back Oktober, and to get things started off right, we’re going to brew our very own beer!

This Sunday at 2:30pm at the Space, member Ben Eishen will be hosting an informal discussion and demonstration of basic beer brewing.  We’ll have some hot wings on hand, but feel free to bring any food or pre-brewed drinks you’d like to indulge in during the demonstration. This will be an 18+ event, so please leave your kids at home for this one.  Before you crack open a pumpkin this year, come by and crack open a cold one with the Midsouth Makers!

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Luna Moth Sculpture Class

by on Aug.30, 2011, under Crafts, Events, Meetings, News, Presentations, Workshops

Good day, dear reader! Might I interest you in in a chance to cultivate your cultural side? Would you be interested in indulging in a bit of art?  If so, then indeed, the Midsouth gentle Makers will be hosting just the event for you!  At Noon on the 10th day of September in the year 2011, it will be our pleasure to host a class on sculpture.  Those in possession of minds sharp enough to participate can look forward to the opportunity to construct an elegant luna moth, such as the one represented in the following depiction:
What an elegant piece of art! And you say you made it yourself?
This will be an intermediate level class, but it should prove simple enough for any clever rapscallion who genuinely wishes to participate. We are charging a paltry $20 per person to partake in this opulent opportunity. This cost must be pre-paid prior to the occurrence of the class, because the cost will go towards the procurement of the appropriate materials. Those of keen mind can sign up at the following link: http://www.midsouthmakers.org/events/

We encourage our participants to provide any extra embellishments they might wish to use to distinguish their sculptures. Specifically, the discerning sculptor might want to bring some flat backed cabochons, or “glass beads” as the Plebeians say, that can withstand temperatures of at least 300°F to embellish their creation. Lastly, were you to be so fortunate as to possess sculpting tools already, such as an acrylic rolling pin or brayers, we would humbly ask that you bring these along with you to the class. We sincerely look forward to the honor of your presence!

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Midsouth Makers Twitter Campaign

by on Aug.23, 2011, under Business, Events

What are you doing waiting on alt text?! Get to it!Attention! We are looking for a few good men and women to help spread the word about the Midsouth Makers this Labor Day weekend. The goal is simple – put up as many Midsouth Makers QR flyers as you can, and tweet about them using the knowledge you gained from our Twitter class. You can pick up QR flyers at the space or you can print off your own using this link.

Once you have your flyers, you must perform the following steps:

  1. Go to a public location
  2. Get permission to put up a flyer
  3. Take a picture of the flyer you placed
  4. Tweet your picture @MidsouthMakers, or tag your tweeted picture with the following hashtag: #MMContest

The person with the highest number of unique locations where they have placed signs will be declared the winner, with unique locations being indicated by unique tweeted images. To encourage you to fight the good fight, we’re going to offer the following rewards:

1st Place: MidsouthMakers Stein & 1 Free Workshop Pass
2nd Place: MidsouthMakers Pint Glass & 1 Free Workshop Pass
3rd Place: MidsouthMakers Rocks Glass & 1 Free Workshop Pass

Not so fast, recruit! While on this assignment, you must obey the following rules:

  • You must have permission to place flyers at the location. No sneaky business!
  • You must tag the image with @MidsouthMakers and #MMContest
  • This contest will occur Labor Day weeked (Sept 3rd, 4th, & 5th)
  • If the enemy captures you, you must tell them all about us and our operation!
  • All prizes will be given away at the Sept. 9th meeting at Republic Coffee.
  • Don’t forget to bring tape to put up flyers!

Good luck, and remember – no guts, no glory! Now move out!

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