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Oct 30, 2011 - 4 minute read - Comments

Post October Followup

I’ve been a little slow posting, not sure it’s laziness or just wasn’t feeling up to it. The main topic starting out was the certification item Jim had mentioned. There was a discussion about a year ago on the SAGE mailing list about such a thing and both Kelwin and I had both posted responses. I won’t post Kelwin’s response, but I will duplicate mine below: Not wanting to sound like I’m in the extreme end of either for vs.

Oct 13, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

October Meeting is Oct 20, not Oct 13!

Thanks to Jim, I’ve corrected the calendar entry. The meeting is next week, not tonight (Oct 13). If you are looking for a meeting to atend tonight, the ocbug (ocbug.ca) meeting is tonight.

Oct 4, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

October Meeting

Title: October Meeting Location: The Second Cup, Bells Corners Link out: Click here Description: We have a couple of topics for October: Documentation systems basically what systems do you use, what could we do better? Do you use a Wiki? a CMS? a spreadsheet? Google docs? etc. self-contained or db based? What works and what does not? Certifications - do they have any value?

Aug 22, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

September Meeting - 2011-09-29

Title: September Meeting (Note that this is the LAST Thursday in the month) Location: The Second Cup, Bells Corners Link out: Click here Description: As we had a very small turnout for the last meeting, I’ll bring along some photos of the new firewall appliance I assembled with components from pc engines. I’m quite impressed so far. Hopefully we can stand another of my “doc” talks as well. If I’m successful, I’ll provide the whole thing as an epub file.

Aug 15, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

August Meeting

Title: August Meeting Location: The Second Cup, Bells Corners Link out: Click here Description: Time for the monthly meeting. Topics: Firewall appliances (DIY and commercial) Diagramming tools Documentation tools Other “stuff”, ask questions, bring topics Start Time: 19:00 Date: 2011-08-18 End Time: 21:30

Aug 1, 2011 - 3 minute read - Comments

Switch upgrade (sort of)

I recently decided to upgrade the unmanaged 24 port gig switch I have been using to a managed switch - make that 2 managed switches. I saw a deal on ebay for a couple of Dell 2724 switches that can be placed in managed mode. The price was quite good and I wanted to be able to create a couple of VLANs, but I didn’t want the howl of the fans from the Cisco switch I have.

Jul 25, 2011 - 2 minute read - Comments

Obligatory Post-Meeting Post for July

It was a smallish crowd (four) who met for the July meeting on what may have been the hottest day of this summer. The initial discussion list was waived in favour of talking about tablets and smart phones. The tablet we were discussing was an acer refurb tablet running Android and attempting to: Connect to a public WiFi access point Tether it to a recently purchased Android phone. Via WiFi hotspot and USB.

Jul 17, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

July Meeting

Title: July Meeting Location: The Second Cup, Bells Corners Link out: Click here Description: Given the venue, nothing terribly formal. PXE -> gPXE -> iPXE Generators and UPS units Cobbler Start Time: 19:00 Date: 2011-07-21 End Time: 21:30