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May 17, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

BSDcan 2007 - day 1 (tutorials)

Day 1 is completed - so far so good. Other than some difficulties with the room wiring, causing me to miss most of the morning session on VOIP, things went well. Maybe I can get a copy of the slides to go over. On the plus side, the wireless networking was flawless after I took a shortcut to solve the room jack issue. I did manage to take a photo of the presenter and a shot of the room on my PDA, so that will get posted eventually.

May 16, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

BSDcan 2007 starting Wednesday...

It appears that I’ve managed to get myself volunteered for the wireless networking for BSDcan. That’s interesting, especially when I haven’t set up a network for a conference before. Luckily, I’ve been able to get some assistance from the previous wireless maintainer. In the past, the conference used NetBSD for the gateway machine and standard NAT and dhcp to provide the networking, so I went with the old standard. This is interesting simply because I haven’t used NetBSD before.

May 8, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

BSDcan coming up next week.

Well, the BDcan 2007 conference starts in a week. I’m looking forward to it, as I actually plan on attending a few of sessions this time. In the past it’s been a little randon if I attend a session as it’s usually a last minute decision. The first year I was taping the sessions, so I never actually managed to listen to the session. I missed the next year due to work commitments, and the year after that I was doing security (checking to see if people actually were supposed to be there), so I ended up sitting in on whatever I was closest to.

May 7, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

May Meeting - email configuration in postfix

The May meeting will be pushed out a week, due to the BSD Canada conference. It would be too difficult to race from the conference to the meeting, so I’m bumping the meeting a week. Don’t forget the topic for this month, configuring email. I believe we were going to look at postfix (which should be new to most of us). If you have a laptop, feel free to bring it along.

Apr 26, 2007 - 3 minute read - Comments

MacBook exploit (actually java exploit)

I just saw this in my email and decided to pass it on. The original article is posted on ZDnet. It’s interesting and hopefully it will be addressed quickly. Rumors are flying that Dino Dai Zovi’s MacBook Pro exploit has been swiped and is making the rounds online. An anonymous blogger claims he/she was able to monitor the network at CanSecWest security conference and snag a full packet capture of the contest, which pitted hackers against two new MacBook Pro machines:

Apr 20, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

LPI Course Project - Alive and Well

Contributed by: Tim Inkpen The LPI Course Project is Alive and well. This is project is will put free on-line courses for the LPI Levels 1 & 2 exams for ovSAGE members at After several false starts, I have decided review the entire LPI exam requirements in depth before building the course. Anyone interested in assisting with this project is welcome to contact me at tinkpen at, Phone: (613) 241-7394 or Skype (ID: tinkpen).

Apr 19, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

Looks like we may have a basic meeting tonight

The original speaker has fallen through, not a large enough audience, and we don’t have the capacity for a very large one, so I guess it’s all good. There is a possibility for a speaker from Novell to show up tonight, but I don’t have confirmation on that either. I am going to bring along a short video I saw years ago that may be new to most people. Hopefully the VGA adapter I picked up for my mac works with the projector.

Apr 11, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

Great little comment I heard last night

There I was at the local HTCIA meeting and the presenter was nattering about HCI and passed this comment: There are only two industries where the customer base is calles users: Computer science, support and design Drug Trafficking It struck me as worth repeating. For the acronymically challenged… HTCIA - High Tech Crime Investigation Association HCI - Human Computer Interaction