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  • Next Meeting will be May 2nd 2016 @ 7PM

    Posted on April 18th, 2016 T.K. No comments

    We will be meeting again in Starbucks at the Barnes and Nobles.

    Time: 7PM in the Starbucks which is inside Barnes and Nobles at the old Harbor Plaza.
    Annapolis Barnes and Nobles
    2516 Solomons Island Rd.
    Annapolis, MD 21401

  • April 4 2016 Meeting notes

    Posted on March 15th, 2016 T.K. No comments

    We met on Monday April 4th 2016 at 7PM at the Starbucks in the old Harbor Plaza. About 8 people showed up.

  • meeting notes March 2016

    Posted on March 4th, 2016 T.K. No comments

    We had about 8 people at this meeting. We met at the Starbucks in Severna Park, MD.

    Topics discussed:
    Ijet paid our Meetup bill – Thanks ijet.
    Drives – 250GB SSD drives are selling for $50 and the price of them is getting really low.
    Media servers – Kodi
    Nix and systemd – Patrick
    nginx [ Engine X ]
    random stuff

  • Mar 2, 2015 at 7PM

    Posted on February 12th, 2015 T.K. No comments

    This LUG meeting met at Barnes and Nobles. We had about 10 people show up for the meeting.
    At the meeting topics ranged from Hacking a laundry machine to getting training. As for training, Brad mentioned he took a $50 course through Piston. He said the training was ok, but the software tools they provided were more valuable than the course. Brad has been messing with Open Stack and GNU Parallels. Parallels he mentioned lets him backup his SQL tables all simultaneously. In compared to a linear backup script, Parallels spawns forks that process data fasters than a single process. On the learning side, Unallocated Space was mentioned. Unallocated space is providing study groups for people wanting to get pertifications. More information can be found here.

  • Feb 2015 meeting notes

    Posted on February 12th, 2015 T.K. No comments

    We met at Barnes and nobles. We had about 10 people show up for this meeting.
    There were two talks going on at the same time at this meeting. On one corner of the table Tim Cash brought some hardware that was being troubleshot. We also had a talk about software. On software there was a question of how to make the Ubuntu updater ‘synaptic’ update without the need for a password everytime. The first suggestion was to use ‘sudo’ from a terminal window. Using sudo would allow a user to launch synaptic as root and prevent the need of a password. However, the user wanted to use the gui. This made the problem more complicated since the gui uses a different authentication mechanism. The gui uses policykit-authnetication for synaptic. However, policykit may have exceptions. Leroy had a question in regards to turning off geo location searches from Goggle. He said he wanted to put his searches through a different region. We showed him how to do this. However, another LUG user recommended he just use ‘private internet access‘ as alternative. Apperently, this group provides vpn access from multiple regions. Additonally on the software theme, there was more talk about virtualization. Many believe ‘docker’ will be the next big thing in application virtualization, but it still may not replace vmware completely.’Vagrant‘ another virtualization provider was discussed.