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May 17, 2009 - 3 minute read - Comments

Post BSDCan 2009

The conference is over, and it’s time to return to the mundane. It was a good time - formal talks, social activity and lots of idea exchanges. Actually a very good time. If I was independently wealthy, I’d probably spend most of my time attending conferences. I hear BSDCan 2010 will be on for next year, so at the very least I have that to look forward to. I did not attend any of the highly technical presentations, as I’m effectively a BSD newbie (well, I used it for years in the 80’s), but I don’t really have much experience with the modern versions.

May 17, 2009 - 1 minute read - Comments

May Meeting - Thursday, May 21, 2009

We will be having the May meeting at the offices of the Pythian group. Location info is available in the “Meetings” link at the top right corner of the page. This month, we have a talk on implementing production DNS. It might even prove mildly entertaining. Suggestions for future talks are acceptable during the more social portion of the meeting. If you have a topic you wish to present on or have a topic you would like to have presented, please bring it up at the meeting.

Apr 20, 2009 - 1 minute read - Comments

Oracle to buy Sun

Managing to outmaneuver IBM: The big question is: what will happen to MySQL and other open source Sun products?

Apr 12, 2009 - 1 minute read - Comments

April Meeting

Looks like we have a new home. The Pythian Group has offered us use of their space and it may be more convenient for some of us, as it is now downtown. I was originally going to go over the repurposing of old watchguard units as firewalls or possibly talk about asterisk but that didn’t pan out. Due to an excessive amount of work over the past couple of weeks, all I have had time to look at was replacing my DSL modem and watchguard unit (running monowall) with a cisco 2621 router and a WIC-1ADSL card.

Feb 16, 2009 - 1 minute read - Comments

February Meeting

This Thursday, 19:00 at Fidus. We have a proposed topic of “Cloud Computing” and it is an interesting topic. I’m not sure that everyone has thought about the long term implications of on-demand computing or how it would affect the way we work. I’m sure it will be an interesting discussion. Other things of note would be that I will be (if not by the time we get the meeting going) setting up an Asterisk server for my home use.