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Feb 9, 2014 - 1 minute read - Comments

February Meeting 2014

Git for sysadmins Talking about git: what is it, what are the components, how do you make them go? Also a look at gitk and its capabilities, looking at a large codebase (¼ million lines of code, about 8 years of development, 9,000 revisions committed). Speaker Bio Talk by Brenda J. Butler, Maker member at CREDIL. Brenda has been programming on unix/linux environments for ~20 years, doing application development, web sites, kernel programming and embedded programming, with a little system administration and teaching thrown in for good measure.

Jan 17, 2014 - 28 minute read - Comments

Building a Firewall Appliance with pfSense and ALIX2D3

Purpose I am aware that this topic has been done before and probably more times than is worth counting, however this was originally written as a HOWTO for my brother to install a replacement for his old gateway box. I wanted to include all of the stuff that is usually left out, as I felt that would reduce the number of possible phone calls until he wanted to do something interesting with the unit.

Jan 8, 2014 - 1 minute read - Comments

January Meeting: Ringing in the GNU year

Title: January Meeting: Ringing in the GNU year Location: CHANGE!!! Dymon Self Storage, 323 Coventry Rd. Link out: Click here Description: Another calendar year has rolled over, time to learn to write the date correctly again. Not a whole lot to talk about this month: I’m still working out my documentation management system and it is getting closer to something I think I can live with. AsciiDoc or AsciiDoctor are the closest to useful that I have managed to find so far.

Dec 6, 2013 - 1 minute read - Comments

December Meeting: Annual Social

Title: December Meeting: Annual Social Location: Mill Street Brew Pub Link out: Click here Description: Annual social event. Just food/drinks/good times. If you are attending, you need to let me know so I can make sure we have sufficient space. I need this info no later than Dec 12, 2013 Start Time: 19:00 Date: 2013-12-19 End Time: 21:30

Nov 20, 2013 - 2 minute read - Comments

Photos from LISA'13

Here are a few photos from LISA’13 1383869165014th 1383869248459th 1383935978002nd D s c02939 D s c02944 D s c02945 D s c02954 D s c02955 D s c02956

Oct 24, 2013 - 1 minute read - Comments

November Meeting 2013

Title: November Meeting 2013 Location: Tim Horton’s, 660 Eagleson Rd, Kanata Link out: Click here Description: It is the post LISA’13 meeting. Come out and ask questions, perhaps get some small swag items and hear all about the conference Topics: LISA’13 Commentary and Q&A Annual Social in December, need to get numbers for the venue Puppet Configuration/Puppet Mastery Git has raised its ugly head… Assorted other topics… Start Time: 19:00

Oct 17, 2013 - 3 minute read - Comments

October Follow-Up

During the meeting, I mentioned a number of items that required links to be posted. Here are the items and links: The presentation I did for OCLUG on using a Rapberry Pi as a PBX DropBox Link I talked about as a DID and service provider. Links are also in the presentation as well Modern publishing - I ran across this on the O’Reilly website. I’m not sure if it is of interest to anyone here, however the implications are quite interesting for anyone who wants to publish in the future.

Oct 6, 2013 - 2 minute read - Comments

October Meeting 2013

Title: October Meeting 2013 Location: Tim Horton’s, 660 Eagleson Rd, Kanata Link out: Click here Description: October: September revisit Given we had such a small turnout at the last meeting, I’m going to reuse the topics. As mentioned for last month, we are now a LOPSA local, so anyone showing up this month gets a few LOPSA stickers, compliments of LOPSA and Matt Simmons. I haven’t had a chance to get started on the re-branding of the site yet, but that will be completed before the November meeting, so I can start year 15 with a new look.