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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.

  • Jan 2015 meeting

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

    The January 2015 meeting was in Barnes and Nobles from 7PM to 9PM.

    We had about 8 users. Tim C. brought in a broken ATX mini case that was missing a cover. He said that he was having a power issue. Brad the previous owner of this object advised him to screw the cover back on. The power supply accordingly did not appear to be properly grounded. The cover may be part of the ground for the case.

    Brad B. talked a little about new and exciting FreeNas alternatives. FreeNAS has been the dominate player in providing a ‘Free SAN’. However, this is a FreeBSD solutions, and some want a Linux based solution. Although there is Openfiler, it has not been upgraded in a few years. Despite this Brad was excited to announce that Easy NAS and RockStor are two NEW Linux alteratives to FreeNAS. Brad B. is testing that both and seems to think that RockStor looks the most promising.

    Dave B. mentioned he was worried about moving to a newer version of SUSE because his system is using software RAID. We recommneded he just make a backup of his data on a USB attached storage and then rebuild the machine and import the data. This should allow him to rebuild it without any data loss – in theory.

    David C. mentioned he wanted to learn how to ‘backup’ his DVD collection on another type of media. This problem is still not solved. But, some software possiblities were mentioned.

    Nobody has taken the LPI certification, but the LUG gets a discount with the ‘Meetup15′ code.

    P.S. My new year resolution is to get all the meeting notes online in a timely manner. Please feel free to remind me. -Ted