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Jul 20, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

July Post Meeting Commentary

Well, last night was our July meeting - average turnout I would guess, all of 5 people. I suspect this may start changing if I ever get around to promoting on a somewhat larger scale. We had a bit of a mixed bag tonight: Photo show of Scotland Announcement of an upcoming seminar series from the HTCIA (Ottawa Chapter) Discussion of the postfix session from two meetings ago LPI exams for October A slide show of some “motivational posters” There was also a minor challenge issued to the attendees by Brenda to blog something even if it’s just a “Hi, this is my first blog, be kind” type of thing.

Jul 20, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

Note to Self... (and others)

Hey Self! Next time you upgrade the modules on the website, try a few things out. The unresponsive FCKeditor should have been a signal that something was wrong. OK, I know this seems a little schizo, but sometimes it takes a 2x4 (or larger) to get me to see the light. I need to remember that just because the system can tell me about updates to modules AND can install them for me automagically, it doesn’t mean they get configured properly.

Jul 11, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

July Meeting - July 19, 2007 @ Fidus

Well, that’s what we hope. There wasn’t much to follow up with from the last meeting, so this time I’m announcing an event targeted for September of 2007. It should be very interesting and hopefully will be of use for any or all of you in your professional capacity. See you there.

Jun 22, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

June Meeting followup

We had a small group tonight. When I say small I mean really small. All of three people. We had the normal trivia exchange and then got to a more serious topic - what kind of skill set do you need to be a sysadmin? This could be a topic for a future meeting. Perhaps some kind of skills assessment from everyone? I think I’ll wait and see who comments/brings it up again.

Jun 11, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

BSDCan Keynote

It’s been a little hectic around here lately, new organizations to join, conferences to attend, lawns to mow and course material to prepare. That’s in addition to my day job. As a result (and due to running out of disc space), it’s taken some time to get at the audio from the conference. This is the first one I have converted - the keynote address. Others will follow this week. I’m also working on the videos, but that takes a lot longer.

Jun 11, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

Podcasting - easier than I thought

Well, it can be. Everyone knows the love affair I’ve been having with my macbook, so it’s no surprise that I used it to create a podcast of the keynote from BSDCan 2007. If anyone wants to listen, it’s at my other blog site. Since it’s a streamable/downloadable item, the bandwidth usage may get high and since they provide free bandwidth, why not use theirs? I have a lot more to produce, so I think I’ll be automating the production a bit and see what happens.

Jun 8, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

June Meeting, June 21 @ 19:00

We have a change of venue this month. Brenda is off to Scotland for a vacation, so we don’t have a sponsor at Fidus. I’ll see what I can come up with, but we can always go to a Tim Horton location - there will be coffee :) Topics: Bruce may want to talk about his Postfix adventures. I’ll have a podcast or two from BSDCan 2007 available. I’ll probably want to talk about the LPI course Andrea and I are giving at the OTI.