Recent Meeting Details

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February Meeting: Micro Community ISP upgrade & PirateBox revisited

Date: February 8, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Location: Algonquin College (Woodroffe Campus), room T111

This month we will have a talk from Peter Sjöberg on upgrading a very small ISP and an updated talk from Scott Murphy on an ad hoc collaboration system.

Pre-meeting:

There will be a one hour pre-meeting item from 18:00 to 19:00 for people who are new to Linux, have general questions, or wish to help out with people who are just getting started.

After Meeting Social:

After the meeting, there typically will be a social event at one of the nearby pubs or restaurants. A short discussion and vote as to location will be taken at the end of the talks.

GPG Keysigning:

After the main talk and possibly the BoF, there will be the opportunity for a GPG key signing. This is a monthly offering, just look for Scott after the talk and we can go from there. Bring some kind of photo ID and some keyslips if you expect people to sign your key.If you need some method of creating pages of keyslips, there is an online slip generator available.

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Micro Community ISP upgrade

Speaker: Peter Sjöberg

Peter will describe a recent project to upgrade a very small infrastructure.


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Ad Hoc Collaboration with the PirateBox

Speaker: Scott Murphy

Scott will give a talk on creating an ad-hoc collaboration server using inexpensive hardware. Some example uses will be discussed.



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January Meeting: SSD vs. Spinning Rust and discussion

Date: January 11, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Location: To be determined

We will be at Algonquin this month.

The room will be T304

This month we will have a single talk from Renato Carrara on SSD vs HDD. This will likely generate some discussion, so we will leave the entire session for it.

Pre-meeting:

There will be a one hour pre-meeting item from 18:00 to 19:00 for people who are new to Linux, have general questions, or wish to help out with people who are just getting started.

After Meeting Social:

After the meeting, there typically will be a social event at one of the nearby pubs or restaurants. A short discussion and vote as to location will be taken at the end of the talks.

GPG Keysigning:

After the main talk and possibly the BoF, there will be the opportunity for a GPG key signing. This is a monthly offering, just look for Scott after the talk and we can go from there. Bring some kind of photo ID and some keyslips if you expect people to sign your key.If you need some method of creating pages of keyslips, there is an online slip generator available.

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SSD/HDD: Why SSD will never overtake the HDD

Speaker: Renato Carrara

Renato Carrara will give a talk on why SSDs are not taking over spinning hard disks, ever. This will be part presentation, part discussion, so questions and commentary are expected and even encouraged.



December Meeting: Scripting and script examples

Date: December 7, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Location: Algonquin (Woodroffe) P201

This will be a karaoke session for members to present short examples of scripting in different tools. We hope for "cool" examples which illustrate interesting ways to write scripts to carry out useful or simply amusing tasks. Remember to include pros and cons of the tools used.

We have registered an Hour of Code event for this evening. https://hourofcode.com


November Meeting: Setting up a VPS / Krack wifi exploit

Date: November 2, 2017 at 7:15 p.m.
Location: Algonquin (Woodroffe) P201

Tonight's meeting is about setup and use of servers and a brief intro to the recently publicized Krack wifi exploit

NOTE: Due to picket lines apparently shutting down at 1900, the meeting start is delayed slightly to avoid OCLUG members having to deal with them.

Canning SPAM

Setting up an inexpensive VPS

Speaker: John C. Nash

Needing to be able to run Subversion to support my writing, with an existing need for static web pages and mail forwarding for two addresses, I took advice of both OCLUG members and the manager of my previous hosting (who could not support Subversion) and set up a VPS on ovh.com. I will walk through the process with the ups and downs. Some issues remain concerning hardening postfix for which discussion is welcome. While I've run a few servers over the years, this is my first time with postfix as well as some other aspects of server management, while other tasks were very straightforward for me. A lot of the information I found on the web offered multiple and different approaches to problems. My goal is to share my experiences and to write them up to streamline the job for others.

Topics for discussion relating to server setup and management are welcome. Please raise them on the list at linux@oclug.on.ca so they can be added as agenda items (and so I can hopefully find some people willing to provide advice).

Note that the Board is working on setting up a similar facility for OCLUG because our existing Tux is very old (about 15 years!) and, like all older systems, has accumulated a goodly amount of unused crud. We want to simplify while keeping useful functions for members. Ideas (and help!) welcome.


Krack Wifi exploit

Speaker: Alex Pilon

Alex has agreed to lead a brief overview and discussion of the Krack wifi exploit recently publicized. Contributions to this discussion welcome depending on time and interest of the group.



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October Meeting: GitLab services and PBX log extraction

Date: October 5, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Location: Algonquin (Woodroffe) P201

We are back at Algonquin this month Room P201

This month we will have two talks, one from Rob Echlin on GitLab services and one from Ian Gorman on PBX log data extraction.

Pre-meeting:

There will be a one hour pre-meeting item from 17:30 to 18:30 for people who are new to Linux, have general questions, or wish to help out with people who are just getting started.

After Meeting Social:

After the meeting, there typically will be a social event at one of the nearby pubs or restaurants. A short discussion and vote as to location will be taken at the end of the talks.

GPG Keysigning:

After the main talk and possibly the BoF, there will be the opportunity for a GPG key signing. This is a monthly offering, just look for Scott after the talk and we can go from there. Bring some kind of photo ID and some keyslips if you expect people to sign your key.If you need some method of creating pages of keyslips, there is an online slip generator available.

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Git services: GitLab beats GitHub

Speaker: Robert Echlin

In some use cases, just for variety and flair

Rob has used git for 7+ years, and managed Git servers just as long. His experience with Bitbucket, and older VCSs informs this discussion . It looks like these two are the future of central repositories: others are already following.

We will look at workflows, features, ease of use, and choices.


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PBX log extraction

Speaker: Ian Gorman

Ian will be giving a short talk and demo of some work he is doing for the National Capital Freenet's phone system.



Past Meetings

2018 February Meeting Micro Community ISP upgrade & PirateBox revisited
2018 January Meeting SSD vs. Spinning Rust and discussion
2017 December Meeting Scripting and script examples
2017 November Meeting Setting up a VPS / Krack wifi exploit
2017 October Meeting GitLab services and PBX log extraction
2017 September Meeting Splitting Logs & Ad Hoc collaboration
2017 August Meeting Hybrid tablet Linux & Bookmaking
2017 LITW The Canada 150 Edition
2017 July Meeting RaspberryPi/Arduino open discussion
2017 June Meeting HTML150 + UEFI Learning Experiences
2017 May Meeting Can-It Advanced Features & Surface Pro 4 linux
2017 April Meeting AGM, Static Sites revisited and filesystem discussion
2017 March Meeting DTMF Generator on Rotary Phone & OS Agnostic Computing
2017 February Meeting Deep Neural Networks & GalliumOS on a Chromebook
2017 January Meeting Speech Synthesis & Linux on the Surface
2016 December Meeting PDF data extraction & What do we use Linux for?
2016 November Meeting Tiny Clusters & Portable Toolkits
2016 October Meeting Ransomware
2016 September Meeting Cancelled
2016 August Meeting Overview of Intellectual Property Issues in Open-Source Software, ongoing projects update
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