Ottawa Valley SAGE

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Jun 19, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments


It looks like my remaining hard drive on the old web server is finally giving up the ghost. I will be migrating everything over to the new server this weekend, so there may be additional outages when I decide to make the cut-over, but this should be a flash cut via a firewall rule change. I was a bit surprised when I checked the site earlier and nothing happened, attempts to log onto the server were also met with no response.

Jun 18, 2010 - 2 minute read - Comments

Interesting meeting tonight.

The presentation we had on a cloud-based virtual environment was quite interesting. We ended up going for just under two hours on the topic. Lots of technical discussion on how it works, the software choices and issues such as scalability, security, privacy, etc. all came up. I may just have to sign up for a trial account just to see how it behaves. I’ve seen a number of environments that had this idea over the past 10 years, but this one may be “the one.

Jun 1, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

Live again...

It seems to have propagated rather quickly. I suspect some web-caching devices may take longer, but the three different external sites I have tried all show it as up and visible. That’s rather encouraging really. For those looking for a web host, I have managed to find a couple of Canadian ones that have reasonable rates. I’ll post some info later, as I’d like to pull a couple of sites I have in the US back to Canada.

May 31, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

Website may be down in the near future...

I’m, changing ISPs and as a result, the site may end up down while I get everything fixed up. Hopefully the changes will occur overnight and it will be quick and dirty, but I am not sure how long it will take for the changes to propagate. The short answer is that I’m expecting it all to be transparent, but you never know.

May 17, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

Ottawa Spring Career Fair this week

For those on the job lookout, there is a career fair happening on Thursday and Friday (May 20-21). Free registration and more info in the URL below: Good luck! Andrea

May 16, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

June Meeting

Title: June Meeting Location: Pythian Link out: Click here Description: This month we will be having a presentation from Eseri on virtual environments. Their description follows: Cloud Computing technology is progressing at several layers - OS virtualization, data-center virtualization, browser based application delivery, and desktop virtualization. Eseri is a local company that has integrated a full organization IT solution from the best of the world’s open source, from hosted Intranet to desktops to applications, and host it in the cloud for access on virtual desktops.

May 4, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

Course Notes in Forums

I’ve been writing up detailed notes for the course and placing them in the Forums under Initial Configuration ( I have just finished adding a complete list of all packages installed along with a brief description for each. Next I’ll be performing a detailed descriptions of all the services installed along with instructions for turning specific services on or off based on Scott’s list. This site once had a forum, but it no longer exists.

Apr 29, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

May Meeting

Title: May Meeting Location: Pythian Link out: Click here Description: May Meeting for Ottawa Valley SAGE This month we have two main topics: a presentation by Rove-IT on mobile administration (canceled for now) We will continue the configuration of the mail server system. This month we will be configuring the Dovecot portion and securing the connections. As always, there will be some opening discussions and possibly an ignite video.