Posted on March 28th, 2015 No comments
Next LUG meeting will be May 4 2015 at 7PM at the Edgewater Library in Annapolis.
25 Stepneys Ln, Edgewater, MD 21037, Annapolis, MD
Posted on February 12th, 2015 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.
Posted on January 12th, 2015 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
Posted on August 6th, 2013 No comments
Dick Seabrook from AACC came and talked about Linux and programming classes available at AACC. Recently he came out of retirement and has been putting together some very challenging introductory to advance Linux classes. He is teaching CSI 135 in the fall semester. Take csi 135 online if you want to develop shell programming skills but don’t have much time to take classes during the day.
Posted on July 17th, 2012 No comments
Richard Cruz gave a presentation on AMD’s | SEAMICRO “SECRET SAUCE” TO EFFICIENCY. During this presentation, he will showed some really cool new hardware. SeaMicro is a AMD owned company that provides tiny modular servers which are helping making server datacenters more efficient.