Ottawa Valley SAGE

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Jul 21, 2016 - 1 minute read - Comments

July Meeting Notes

Recap This evening we had a free-for-all night. No formal agenda, but rather open discussion and a lot of tidbits. Here is a list of things that were mentioned. We also tried out a discount LED projector which was surprisingly good. I don’t remember the actual model, but it was roughly 4000 lumens and something similar is available from if you are interested. I’m considering getting one as you never know when you might need one and the price is quite good.

Jun 20, 2016 - 1 minute read - Comments

Logo Issue

The site logo has gotten decidedly squished. I am aware and it probably has something to do with the fix I had to make for the downloads. Why it is an issue, I do not know, but I am aware of it and will be correcting it in the near future. Of course it doesn’t happen on the test server, so it must be something specific to the server on the production site.

Jun 17, 2016 - 9 minute read - Comments

June Meeting Recap

Overview Last night we had the June LOPSA/ovSAGE meeting. It was a good talk as far as feedback goes and interest level. The slides will be available in the usual location. I’ll also detail the extra bit I did at the end of the talk as well as provide some code and an example of what it would have ended up like if we had continued on. Off Topic: A Bit Warm But first, how does that tagging thing work?

Apr 23, 2016 - 8 minute read - Comments

SSL Testing with Qualys Labs

Why? There was some confusion after the April meeting on how one gets all of this working and obtaining a better security score. This is not an exhaustive treatment of the topic, it deals specifically with the gererically installed Apache on the 64bit ubuntu droplet from Digital Ocean. The lesson is transferrable to pretty much anything else, but you should decide what you need. This is a demonstration server that will vanish.

Apr 21, 2016 - 2 minute read - Comments

Post April Follow-Up

Not a lot of follow-up for the talk this evening. All the salient details are in the slides in the downloads area. I’m finding the use of browser based slides to be quite liberating and with a little luck I won’t be using an office suite for any presentations in the future. As a result of this, next month there will be a short talk on generating browser based (HTML5) presentations.

Mar 18, 2016 - 1 minute read - Comments

March Followup

It’s time again for an update after the meeting. Somewhat better turnout than last month (by one person). The talk was short but somewhat interesting. Of course, finding a practical usage case is entirely based on what you do for a living. Interestingly enough, after the meeting, while I was getting the slides into a format for the website, I ran across a github project that covered a number of usage cases for Jupyter Notebooks.

Feb 23, 2016 - 2 minute read - Comments

Post February Update

Not too much to say after the Thursday meeting. Small attendance, small topic. We had a new person show up, so it wasn’t the best night for me to have lost my presentation. I’ve had ghost copies of presentations hang around for ages and not be able to get rid of them. In this case though I fat fingered a response and lost my talk. No recovery, no temp copies, nothing.

Jan 19, 2016 - 2 minute read - Comments

Access control headers

I visited the site yesterday and all of the social media icons had turned into hollow squares. I thought that was a little odd, given that it had been working before that so I checked to make sure the fonts were being served. The logs showed that the requests were most assurredly being getting served, so I was left with a new mystery. I really dislike surprises when I have made no changes to something.