BGLUG Meeting POSTPONED

The meeting scheduled for Tuesday Dec. 5 has been postponed one week due to weather.

Our December meeting is rescheduled to Tuesday, Dec. 12, 7 pm, at the United Way. Click for Google Map. Andrew will bring pizza; you bring a beverage.

Topic: backup. Andrew will be talking about back blaze b2 service. And maybe talk about raid even though raid is not backup. You can contribute your backup solution or talk about something completely different because in addition to software freedom we practice wetware freedom. And also free exchange of hardware, magazines and ideas. See you on Tuesday.

BGLUG Meeting Tues. Nov. 7

Our November meeting is this coming Tuesday, 7 pm, at the United Way. Click for Google Map. Bring your favourite beverage, Andrew will bring pizza.

No special topic this month. If you've been working on something bring it in for show and tell. And of course what most of us look forward to: tech talk, swapping free ideas and software, and hardware trades.

BGLUG Meeting Tues. Oct. 3

Our October meeting is this coming Tuesday, 7 pm, at the United Way. Click for Google Map. Bring your favourite beverage, Andrew will bring pizza.

Topic for the evening is firewalls. Could be hardware based like dd-wrt or openwrt. Could be a distro like ClearOS. Could even be OpenBSD like pfSense. Anyone implemented a firewall on raspberry pi - bring it for the show. Andrew will demo his favourite OpenWRT box. And like always there will be tech talk, magazine exchange, hardware giveaways, etc.

BGLUG Meeting Tues. Sept. 5

Our September meeting is this Tuesday, 7 pm, at the United Way. Click for Google Map. Bring your favourite beverage, Andrew will bring pizza.

Those of you interested in mobile technology will be familiar with cyanogen mod. Cyanogen mod forked to LineageOS. Dan has offered to do a show and tell of his Nexus running LineageOS and syncthing. Andrew will do a short tutorial on the systemd log daemon: Journald. The floor is open to anyone who wants to present their most recent project or linux device. And of course we will have tech talk, hardware giveaways and magazine swap.

BGLUG Meeting Tues. August 1

Our August meeting will be at the United Way at 7pm this coming Tuesday (August 1st). Click for Google map.

Andrew has offered to do a short tutorial/demo about systemd. ("Love it or hate it, systemd is the new Master Of The Linuxiverse.") Time permitting, Logan has offered to do a short presentation on ZeroNet/Tor. And, as always, the usual tech talk, free hardware and software, and magazine exchange.

BGLUG Meeting Tues. July 4

Our July meeting is this Tuesday, 7 pm, at the United Way. Click for Google Map. Bring your favourite beverage, Andrew will bring pizza.

Considering that Tuesday is July 4th, maybe we should have a Microsoft night. How do you run Microsoft software under Linux? Wine? Virtual? Or do you just look for an alternative application? Or do you run Linux under Windows? Andrew will bring a Win10 machine with Windows Subsystem for Linux.

And if you really don't want to talk about Microsoft we will have the usual tech talk, free hardware and software, and magazine exchange.

BGLUG Meeting Tues. June 6

Our June meeting will be at the United Way at 7pm this coming Tuesday (June 6th). Click for Google map. You bring your favourite non alcoholic beverage. Andrew will bring pizza.

Topic: Virtual Machines. Virtualbox, vmware, dosbox, kvm, qemu, etc. Surprise us -- bring a VM no one has heard of. Maybe we can expand a little to containers if you are into that sort of thing. Andrew will bring at least one business application of virtualbox and maybe a games application of dosbox. Bring your favourite VM project or just come to the meeting and check out someone else's VM. As always, there will be indecipherable tech talk, incompatible hardware giveaways, and insufferable Free Software zealots.

BGLUG Meeting Tues. May 2

Our May meeting is this Tuesday, 7pm, at the United Way. Click for Google Map. Been working on a project? Bring it with you, show and tell.

Chris may have an encrypted-tunnels-within-tunnels demonstration. And he will tell the Stars story of someone who has gained freedom to explore the world and be a little more self sufficient.

BGLUG Meeting Tues. Apr. 4, Joe Tomato's

Our April meeting is this Tuesday, 7pm. NOTE: this month's meeting is at Joe Tomato's in Owen Sound, not our usual meeting place. Click for Google Map. We meet in the back room. Bring beer/pop/food/dessert money.

Andrew's presentation will focus on Alan Turing's definitions of the m-machine and universal machine. Turing's definitions led to Von Neumann promoting the IAS computer. IBM copied and improved the IAS computer and the result is what we have on our desks and in our pockets (ridiculously simplified timeline!). If you have a laptop bring it on Tuesday night. Below are some links that will be useful during the presentation.

Of course, the real highlight of our meetings are the tech talk, free software exchange and open source ideas. See you on Tuesday at Joe's.

https://www.cs.virginia.edu/~robins/Turing_Paper_1936.pdf
https://turingmachinesimulator.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAS_machine

BGLUG Meeting Tues. Mar. 7

Our March meeting is this Tuesday, 7pm, at the United Way. Click for Google Map. Andrew will bring pizza; you bring your favourite (non alcoholic) beverage.

Topic: media servers. How do you serve images, audio, video, etc to your house/friends/whatever. Andrew will bring in a raspberry pi running kodi and a boxee running boxee+hacks. Bring in your media server. Or bring in something completely different that you've been working on. We are always open to free software innovation, open hardware revolution and all things hacked.

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