December Podcast

2006-12-20

The December Podcast, audio from Daniel Chen's June talk on Ubuntu Dapper Drake, is now available via the feed http://www.trilug.org/podcastogg.

In the interest of simplifying the production of the TriLUG Podcast, the m4a format podcast is no longer available. However, the podcast is now available in the equally patent-encumbered format mp3. That feed is available at http://www.trilug.org/podcastmp3. The m4a feed will continue to be updated until the mp3 feed shows up in iTMS. Given some technical limitations of converting and encoding the podcast, patent-encumbered versions maybe a short-lived phenomenon. I'm looking for feedback on this.

A few additional notes about the podcast...

This is the first podcast featuring our new intro and "outro" featuring the voices of past meetings, specifically Paul Unbehagen (Web 2.0), Daniel Chen (Ubuntu), Tanner Lovelace (CA Cert), and Jason Faulkner (Nagios).

The program is produced with open source software, particularly Audacity.

The intro and outro music is "Good Thoughts" by the Sim Redmond Band. Used with permission.

Questions, comments, and high praise can be sent to mfrye @ trilug dot org. Enjoy!


Holiday Food Drive - Donate mad food, get a geeky gift

2006-12-12

As an incentive to this year's Holiday Food Drive, the top three food donors will be awarded a geeky gift from ThinkGeek.

Some examples what is good to donate:

  • Canned corn, peas, carrots, soups, veg-all, applesauce, oranges, baked beans, chili beans, cranberry sauce
  • Jars of apple sauce, baby food, pasta sauce\ - Dry goods such as instant mashed potatoes, dried soups, stuffing, oatmeal, cereal, crackers, baby formula, pasta, mac & cheese
  • Plastic bottles or other containers of non-perishable juice

December TriLUG Meeting - Holiday Social and Food Drive

2006-11-29

Please join us December 14, 2006 at Red Hat for our annual Holiday Social/Potluck. Take this time to catch up with TriLUG friends, play a few rounds of BZ Flag, and generally have a good time. This event is a potluck, so bring desserts, hot food, wings, whatever to share with friends.

We'll also be collecting non-perishable foods to benefit the Raleigh Rescue Mission so bring some canned, dry, and other goods, but let's leave the Ramen at home this year. :-)

Questions/comments/high praise go to the Contact TriLUG form.



Podcast of November 2006 Meeting

2006-11-21

The first official TriLUG podcast of a meeting is available now. The sound isn't as good as I'd like, but as production continues, we'll try to work out the kinks.

Ogg file: trilug-nov2006.ogg

This content will also be available in a patent-bound ball of litigation-ready fuzz (m4a) on the iTunes Music Store later today.

Comments and suggestions can be sent to Matt Frye.



November 2006 Meeting - Seth Vidal on yum

2006-11-06

Please join us this Thursday the 9th of November at 19:00 sharp (don't be late or you'll miss the free pizza!) at RH hq (map and directions) for another great TriLUG meeting!

Seth Vidal ( blog.sethdot.org ), the maintainer of yum ( fedora wiki entry ), will give a talk.

Yum is a package management tool for rpm-based systems. It supports multiple architectures, multiple repositories and multiple interfaces. Yum is widely used with Fedora Core, Centos, Yellowdog and other linux distributions. In the last year and a half Yum has gradually evolved a much more programmable library interface which has promoted a myriad of interfaces and tools, as well as a plugin interface to allow users to easily add functionality to yum without modifying the source of the yum program, which has afforded more flexibility for systems administrators and end users in upgrading their systems.


October 2006 Meeting - Linux and Nanocomputers

2006-10-04

The October meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) will be held Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 PM, at Red Hat HQ, map and directions. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided as usual.

James R. Williams Zavada will present "Using Linux on Nanocomputers"

Pizza and refreshments at this meeting sponsored by Manpower Professional.

Applications of Linux and Nanocomputers

The recent introduction of nanocomputers (book-sized x86 boxes) can combined with Linux in creative combinations opens the possibility for innovative, custom computing solutions.

James will describe how he used both to create a space-saving, low-power, custom server for his home network. those old low-powered machines to use.

The talk will include details on where he acquired x86 nanocomputer equipment and how he "rolled his own" custom Linux mini-distro.

The presentation will give some ideas about the uses of Linux on nanocomputers, outline the skills needed to create a custom Linux distro for use on nanocomputers, and describe one method for doing so.

About the speaker

James R. Williams Zavada's carreer in computer technology has spanned technical support, programming, teaching, and network and system administration.

His experience with Linux began in 1994. He was a founding member of the Syracuse (New York) Linux User Group, which he led from 1999 to 2005. Originally from upstate New York, he recently relocated to North Carolina with his wife and nine-year old son, to flee the harsh northern weather and to take advantage of the local job opportunities.


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