[phillylinux] Re: Greetings and Meetings

  • From: Stephen Carl <stephengcarl@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: phillylinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 23:10:34 -0400

Hey Khalil,

Good to hear you're back. Look forward to seeing you at the next
meeting. We need presentations, and anything you want to share will be
appreciated.

Steve

On Thu, 2009-03-26 at 20:54 -0400, Khalil Hudson wrote:
> 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.
> 
> irc.freenode.net
> #plum
> 
> 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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> 


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