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Aug 20, 2015 - 1 minute read - Comments

August Followup

It was a small turnout tonight, probably something to do with work schedules, deliverables, vacations and Brazilian style rain. The good news is that due to a laptop issue and a spate of excess work, I had not managed to get my docker talk together, so I recycled a talk I had done for OCLUG earlier this year. The talk was on static site generation and it featured a demo that used digital ocean droplets (docker like instances) for the source machine representing a laptop or desktop and the target web server.

Jul 23, 2015 - 1 minute read - Comments

July Follow-up

I guess immediately means about a week later. The slides for the talk are up, but you will need to log in to get them. The default login URL has been altered on this site. It’s amazing how many spam registrations that has reduced. I’ll have to see about adding back a login box on the main page. I’ll probably get around to an SSL cert as well in the next couple of weeks.

Jul 16, 2015 - 1 minute read - Comments

June Follow-Up

I guess I’ve been a little remiss in posting the follow-up note. The notes are available in the download section, but you have to log in to get them. Unfortunately I had to alter the login URL due to the number of spam registrations I have been getting. Every time I post something that hits twitter, the spam registrations come rolling in. At some point in the near future, I’ll add a login box back on the front page.

May 22, 2015 - 2 minute read - Comments

May 2015 Followup

We had a lively discussion about OpenVPN and various use cases to have it available for access to a home system. A very quick walkthrough showing how simple it is to create and a few gotchas that you can run into. You can get additional information on installing it from these resources: CentOS 7: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-setup-and-configure-an-openvpn-server-on-centos-7 pfSense: https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/OpenVPN_Remote_Access_Server Synology: https://help.synology.com/dsm/?section=VPNCenter&version=1.2&link=vpn_setup.html Ubuntu: https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/457103-install-and-configure-openvpn-server-on-linux You might also want to visit the OpenVPM website at openvpn.

Apr 20, 2015 - 2 minute read - Comments

Post April Follow-up

The talk we had for April was on using asciinema to provide walk-throughs, training and demos that do not use something like a movie. As a short followup, you can view the embedded asciicast below to get a quick idea of what was we were talking about. This is nothing more than a quick and dirty demo to show that in addition to showing what you get, including things like a vi session, but you can also pause the player and cut and paste directly from the playing file.

Mar 14, 2015 - 1 minute read - Comments

Pi Day 2015

Today is Pi Day, assuming we follow month-day dating. Better yet, if we happen to use American style dating, March 3, 2015 becomes 3-14-15. That is as close to 3.1415 as we get for another hundred years. To celebrate all things geeky, Bruce, Andrea and I met up for a slice of pi(e). There should have been a few more, but the freezing rain may have put the others off. In order to be fair, we may have to celebrate tau day next.

Feb 21, 2015 - 1 minute read - Comments

Post February Meeting Notes

We had a rather small attendance this month, so rather than have the puppet talk, I decided to put it off until March and we had a free-form meeting instead. Some discussion of Wordpress, which linux distros are appropriate for what settings, etc. We need to have another idea session, so part of the time at the next meeting will reserved to put together a topic list for the rest of the year and see if anyone has a pet project or new technology they wish to give a talk on.