[phillylinux] Re: Greetings and Meetings

  • From: Khalil Hudson <mindrotted@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: phillylinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 20:54:32 -0400

Hey Guys,
Glad to see the email. I have been very pre-occupied lately and haven't been
to the group in a while, but i am back full throttle. I'm due for a
presentation, i can't wait to see you guys present(Paul and E), maybe we can
play around with my G1. Well whatever the case maybe I'm glad to see that
flame is rekindled. I will definitely present soon. Just want something
interesting to offer. i have been doing a little sodering maybe i can bring
in one of the kits i put together.
Well i'll be at the next meeting. See you there or maybe in irc... same
server same channel.


kasted @ research[dot]coopdigital[dot]net

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 7:56 AM, Eric Wetzel <thewetzel@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I don't think I'm going to be able to make it tomorrow night. Perhaps
> next month.
> But to take Paul's idea and run with it, I will introduce myself and
> my areas of 'expertise'.
> I'm Eric. I've been using Linux since around 1998 or 1999, starting
> with Slackware (between 2.0 and 3.0). My first Linux was installed and
> configured by Paul. I use Gentoo primarily, but I have also used
> Slackware, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, and I installed openSUSE once. My
> non-Linux experiences are slightly more eclectic, including KolibriOS
> and Haiku (a rewritten BeOS). By training, I am an electrical
> engineer, but my trade also includes embedded software.
> My focus recently has been on embedded platforms and open source
> firmware. I do not have as much useful knowledge as Paul, but I'd be
> willing to talk on the following subjects (even if the talk is
> primarily a chronicle of my mistakes):
> - gcc cross toolchains
> - linux on embedded architectures (ARM/ucLinux)
> - open source firmware (Canon digital cameras, routers, mp3 players)
> Best regards,
> ~Eric
> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 12:33 PM, The Nut <thenut@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > With our upcoming meeting set for Wednesday March 25th, I thought I'd
> > throw this out to the group and see what everyone thinks.  Our last
> > meeting was a little free-form and while that's nice sometimes, I got
> > the feeling that a lot of us would like a little more structure.  We
> > talked briefly about topics for the next meeting, but I dont think we
> > really settled on anything (correct me if I'm wrong).
> >
> > I think Eric was prepared to present some information about installing
> > linux on the wrt54g line of linksys routers if people are interested in
> > that.  I recently set up the "open-ish" dd-wrt firmware on one of these
> > and was floored at how much is has to offer in terms of enterprise-type
> > features.  I think this would be very worthwhile if he is still willing
> > to do this and people are interested.
> >
> > I also figured I would run through a list of things that I'm
> > knowledgeable about in case anyone here would like to see those
> > presented at a future meeting.  With that, I suppose a bit of an
> > introduction is in order.
> >
> > My name is Paul DiSciascio and I've been using linux since around 1994,
> > starting with Slackware 1.   I've been a Unix admin professionally since
> > 2003.  Thus far, I have experience with Slackware, Debian, Redhat, Suse,
> > and Gentoo distros of linux as well as FreeBSD and openBSD, and AIX.
> > My distro of choice is Gentoo, but I'd be the first to admit that it's
> > not for everyone; we can get to the holy wars later.    Here is short
> > list of things we might want to consider as future topics on which I
> > would be willing to lead discussion:
> >
> > - LVM and RAID - we had a brief conversation about this at our last
> meeting.
> > - PGP and Encryption - there seems to be a good bit of misunderstanding
> > of this in the group, and perhaps some people could benefit from some
> > more information on the subject(s)
> > - Compiling the Kernel - streamlining for specific tasks, what hardware
> > support you need and what you dont.
> > - writing udev rules - i just recently started writing my own rules to
> > name usb devices, automount stuff, etc
> > - shell scripting
> > - Nagios
> > - SSL concepts  - creating a CA, self-signed certs, client certs, etc
> > - openLDAP
> > - getting your LAMP architecture set up (Linux, Apache, Mysql, PHP/Perl)
> > - vi - it's the only editor you're guaranteed to find on a Unix system,
> > you really should know a little about it.
> >
> > I would also encourage people to post any current problems they are
> > having so that maybe we can try to drive out more topics that way as
> well.
> >
> > I apologize for the lengthy email, but the list has been fairly quiet,
> > so hopefully this will get the ball rolling a bit.
> >
> > ~Paul
> >
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