October RRLug Meeting Agenda: 10/12/2017

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Oct 082017

The October RRLug meeting will be held starting at 6:00pm on Thursday, October 12th. 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:

  • GPD Pocket UMPC-Laptop – Joe Granneman is bringing  in his   new hardware acquisition, a GPD (GamePad Digital) 7-inch PC that fits in your pocket! Its a beautiful little machine that comes with 8GB RAM, 128GB ROM, and runs Linux!
  • Smoking in Docker – Steve Lembark is going to show how to build a smoke-test engine using Docker images & volumes. CPAN has several smoke-test engines that pull and compile packages on a variety of O/S and Perl platforms. This talk describes the basics of smoke testing, one of CPAN’s engines, and building a hybrid container using an image and volume to provide a stable, maintainable smoke-test environment. The basic approach is applicable to any build-testing environment from nightly builds to project data validation.
  • Linux News – We will discuss and Linux related news items that strike a responsive cord with the membership.

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

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September RRLug Meeting Minutes: 09/14/2017

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Oct 082017

The September RRLug meeting was held starting at 6:00pm on Thursday, September 14th. There was 13 in attendance and we had the following discussions:

  • pfSense Firewall – Joe Granneman of illumination.io   gave a great general purpose presentation on using the firewall. He explains how he has used it in the past and also gave some good solid suggestions on how to properly scale your firewall hardware.
  • Cockpit Demo – Sam Williams had originally intended to give a live demonstration of the Cockpit System management tool from installation to practical usage. We then realized the speed of Rasmussen’s network connection might cause issue with the installation. Sam instead preinstalled the software on his laptop then gave a proper demonstration of its use from that.
  • tmux – Terminal Multiplexer – We  explored some of the really cool features in the terminal multiplexer, tmux. Tmux  can be a big asset and understanding how to use it is important because it should be one of the main tools in your toolbox.
  • Odroid HC1 Show and Tell – Sam brought his new hardware acquisition to discuss and share what his new project is going to be.
  • Linux News – We  discussed a point raised recently where the head of the Linux Foundation is still using a non-Linux OS to do his presentations at Linux PR events even after he declared 2017 the Year of the Linux Desktop.
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