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Jun 17, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

BSDCan 2011 audio is available

For those interested, Dan has posted the audio for the talks at BSDCan 2011: The audio recordings for BSDCan 2011 are now available. You can find them all listed here: http://www.bsdcan.org/2011/audio/ Each talk in the schedule has a link to its audio (if available). That is, find the talk in the schedule, and there will be a link to the corresponding audio. For example, at http://www.bsdcan.org/2011/schedule/events/256.en.html you will see a section titled ‘Links’ and a link labeled ‘audio’.

Jun 17, 2011 - 3 minute read - Comments

Drobo Contest... 100 drobo units

Update: The contest has been close for new participants since May 31, 2011, so no value here *sigh* Voting also ends June 17 at midnight Pacific, so no chance of wining. On the other hand, the rest of the information is still of some value. I was just looking up the model number for a drobo and I ended up hitting a hyperlink to a drobo contest. I have no information beyond the title of the page and the context of that page which seems to indicate that the entry with the most votes wins 100 drobo units.

Jun 14, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

June Meeting

Title: June Meeting Location: The Second Cup, Bells Corners Description: We still don’t have a proper venue. I’m hoping to have that corrected by the end of the summer, so we have to suffer at a coffee shop for the moment. No formal agenda, just whatever we come up with. I’m thinking it’s time to start messing with firewalls again, especially as I have two ISP connections now. Time to have a bake-off for M0n0wall vs.

Jun 14, 2011 - 3 minute read - Comments

Acanac Cable Connection is live

In a desire to get better internet speed, I decided to try out the Acanac Cable offering. I’m happy with the DSL service, so I decided to give the cable service a try. I went for the 15/1 service 15 down, 1 up and the whole install and online is supposed to take 7 to 10 business days. Roughly 5 business days after the request, I received the cable modem I ordered from Acanac, a Motorola SB5101N basic unit.

May 19, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

May Meeting - no presentation

Just a quick update in case you didn’t look at the calendar. We will be having the meeting at The Second Cup in Bells Corners. Topics: BSDCan2011 FreeNAS and a couple of FreeNAS install media to give out PCBSD 8.2 media i386 and x86_64 available Discussion of future venues BSD Magazine needs writers Also, pgcon is on this week http://pgcon.org

May 7, 2011 - 2 minute read - Comments

Trying out the iOS client

Sitting down and trying a blog entry via iPad. The intent is to see if the app is useful or not, rather than the content of the entry. So far it seems to be of limited utility, as it has no useful formatting capability, just plain text. I’ll have to see what the posts look like after this is published. It would be nice if I could inline an image from the camera or photo album.

Apr 22, 2011 - 2 minute read - Comments

April Meeting Follow-up (updated)

First off, I’d like to thank Yanick for the great presentation. It’s been a while since I looked at new features in perl and I’m inspired to install 5.12 and start utilizing all of the stuff that’s now available. Who knows, might be some good thinks for the $DAYJOB hiding in there. I did ask for a copy of the slides and as soon as I get them, I’ll post them to the download section.

Apr 14, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

April Meeting

Title: April Meeting Location: Pythian Link out: Click here Description: Perl talk from Yanick Champoux, one of the Pythian SysAdmins Perl Hackers. Synopsis: One of Perls’ original raisons d’ętre was to be a sysadmin’s best friend. Come and find out how to to leverage Perl for everyday administrative tasks. We’ll cover Perl’s command-line arguments Well-known idioms for common situations Perl as ‘sed’ Perl as ‘awk’ Perl as ‘find’ From one-liner to small script and back Leveraging TAP as a system monitoring tool Must-have modules And much more.