Online Meeting: The highlight of our open discussion was Drew’s “pi in a can.” Using the principle of a cantenna, he installed a Raspberry Pi inside a metal can. This combination allows him to connect to wifi networks from a… Read more2020-09-12 Meeting
Online Meeting: We spent a lot of time discussing various ways to make files available over the network, including synchronizing files to multiple locations. The good news: Pat agreed to do a presentation next month about this topic. Presentation: Authentication… Read more2020-08-08 Meeting
Online Meeting: Most of the free discussion prior to the presentation was about X and graphics, which led directly into the presentation. Presentation: X, Window Managers, and Desktop Environments Carl showed that running the X server simply puts up a… Read more2020-07-10 Meeting
Online Meeting: Most of the time was spent in informal conversation about Linux and current events. The Westland Public Library let us know that they are starting to open again, but in phases. They currently are not scheduling meeting rooms…. Read more2020-06-13 Meeting
Online Meeting: We had a long discussion, since no topic had been selected. Mostly we talked about what online resources we’ve been using and what we are learning. Networking, cryptography, security and Wireshark were the top topics.
Online Meeting: Good news! There is a video conferencing website built on open source software that allowed us to meet online. Jitsi provides a website for computers and an app for smart phones. The meeting took place at https://meet.jit.si/mdlugmeeting at… Read more2020-04-11 Meeting
Status: This meeting was cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus. We will watch for when the library is available again.
Presentation: Carl gave a short presentation about syncthing, a continuous file synchronization program. This is ideal for files that need to be accessed on several computers, even when off the network. Examples of this may be files with notes or”todo”… Read more2020-02-08 Meeting
Presentation: The main topic of discussion was new toys. We talked about gifts received over the holidays and things we had purchased, as well as the new toys from the recent CES. During the open discussion we talked about many… Read more2020-01-11 Meeting
Presentation: Rich brought in his raspberry pi and asked about how best to make a clone of the SDCard. This led us into a deep discussion drives and partitions. We used the lsblk and blkid commands to discover the block… Read more2019-12-14 Meeting