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.

BGLUG Meeting Tues. Feb. 7

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

This meeting's topic is Open Energy Monitor, an "open source monitor for understanding energy." Bring your energy monitoring/measurement gear, projects and ideas. Dan may do a presentation. As always, all interesting projects are welcome for show and tell, and all tech topics are good topics for our tech talk. Bring your old gear for swap or give-away.

January meeting CANCELLED

Due to the bad weather forecast, our January meeting (originally scheduled for January 10) has been cancelled.

Our next meeting will be in February.

BGLUG Meeting Tues. Dec. 6

Our December meeting is this Tuesday 7pm at the United Way. Click for Google Map.

Bring some tech stuff that you don't want anymore. We can do a not-so-secret Santa thing. Remember one tech's trash is another tech's treasure. There's a dumpster diver in everyone.

‎And of course there will be christmas tech talk, hannukah magazine trades, kwanza hardware exchange and free software for everyone.

BGLUG Meeting Tues. Nov. 1

Our November meeting is this Tuesday 7pm at the United Way. Click for Google Map.

BGLUG Meeting Tues. Sept. 6

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

Our tentative topic is Linux audio/music. Andrew has been working with MIDI on UbuntuStudio and will do a very brief demo. Bring a recent project, even if it's not audio-related.

And of course we will have harmonious tech talk, tuneful hardware give aways and rhythmic software sharing.

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