April RRLug Meeting Agenda: 04/13/2017

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Apr 122017

The April RRLug meeting will be held starting at 6:00pm on Thursday, April 13th. Directions: When you arrive at Rasmussen College take the elevator to the third floor then turn right and walk straight into the meeting room (Boardroom). This months agenda is as follows:

  • PyCharm – Peter Hedlund is going to demo PyCharm as the core of a general purpose Pytjhon development environment.
  • General System Administration Topics – Sam Williams will discuss simple ways  to tune  your Linux machines at no extra cost. These include using tmpfs and Powertop. Additionally, he will be discussing how you can use busybox (live scripting session) and the watch command.
  • Vi/Vim – Since the beginning of the LUG we have worked with various editors during our many meetings and experiences, but we have never had any serious attention paid to Vi/Vim. Tonight we are going to start learning a bit more of the highly versatile editor.
  • Linux News – Bring a Linux news event from the last month and we can discuss it during tonight’s meeting.

Hope to see you all there, particularly since we are going to have some really interesting presentations!

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March RRLug Meeting Minutes: 03/09/2017

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Apr 122017

The March RRLug meeting had a larger turnout with 17 people attending. We met at the usual time of 6:00 pm in the Rasmussen College Boardroom and had the following presentations:

  • Hardware Hacking – Peter Hedlund gave a really great demonstration on how he uses serial port communication for commercial coffee brewer control! If that wasn’t interesting enough he followed it with a discussion of the esp8266. Thanks Peter!
  • Favorite Linux Commands Pt2 – Imagine being trapped in an isolated area with just your  Linux computer. We continued our discussion of favorite Linux commands that we find useful everyday and that we really can’t live without.
  • Fail2Ban – We looked at using Fail2Ban as a way securing your machine from outside brute-force attacks. We discussed some of best ways to use this command.
  • Byobu – If you like the idea of a screen multiplexer and can’t decided between screen and tmux there is another answer called Byobu. Byobu wraps around either Screen or Tmux to provide a simple and uniform terminal multiplexer experience. Tonight we looked at the program and demonstrated how useful it could be for command line applications.
  • Linux News – We discussed some of the recent Linux news items that appeared during the last month!

As usual we had a great time of informative geeky fun and humor! If you missed the showing this time and are interested keep your eyes on the blog because we might show it sooner then 5 years the next time!


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