OCBUG

December Meeting: 2014-12-11

It has been a little busy lately and I’ve been away for the past two meeting periods. I’m planning on being at the December meeting at our normal time.

Topics:

  • FreeBSD 10.1 is out. Anyone tried it yet?
  • If anyone noticed, BSDCan will be in June in 2015
  • New model RaspberryPi units have come out, the A+ is quite inexpensive and has a lot of GPIO pins (no network though, unless you want to use a USB network adapter)
  • iX Systems (FreeNAS, PC-BSD) was at LISA’14, as well as the FreeBSD foundation.

March Meeting: 2014-03-13

Thursday will be the second Thursday of March and that makes it meeting night.

Topics:

  • Until May is over, BSDCan is a topic and registration is open.
  • I will be bringing a couple of small PC units with me. They were originally used for managing wall displays.
  • Anyone using Puppet? I have to get the details settled, but there will be a Puppet BOF at BSDCan 2014. Specifically, we will be moving the OCBUG meeting for May to the third Thursday and will be holding it at UofO in conjunction with the Puppet BOF.
  • Anyone using ZFS? I have not had a chance to look at this yet, but FreeBSD 10 is supposed to handle installation onto ZFS.

Other topics will be entertained.

 

February Meeting: 2014-02-13

Looks like I forgot to post the meeting from last month. I almost forgot to post this month. I need a better reminder system for this stuff.

Thursday will be the second Thursday of February and that makes it meeting night.

Topics:

  • BSDCan is coming soon, are you going?
  • I have a number of small PC units if anyone is interested. They were originally used for managing wall displays. I’ll bring a sample and can bring quite a few at the next meeting. I don’t have a current count, but it exceeds 10 units
  • Remote sensing – anyone have experience with I2C, etc.?

Other topics will be entertained.

 

October Meeting: 2013-10-10

Just a reminder that Thursday the 10th will soon be upon us and it will be time for the next OCBUG meeting.

Topics:

  • FreeBSD 9.2 is out. Anyone planning to update?
  • VirtualBox on FreeBSD status
  • Useful photo management software on FreeBSD. Anyone have a recommendation?IMG_2931 IMG_2932 IMG_2936

July Meeting Follow-Up

For those interested in more information on the topics from the meeting, here you go:

Raspberry Pi as a FM transmitter:

Belkin WeMo hacking (not BSD based, but might be possible):

We did not get into the TTL to serial devices, however the link for the USB one from ADAfruit is:

You can also get the converter as a small board that goes to a serial port for those looking for a serial port solution. I picked up a few from ebay.

We also has a discussion on CNC CAM and how one would go about doing it with BSD vs. the existing tools for Linux. This doesn’t seem to be a hot topic in the BSD world, but then again, last night was the first time anyone brought it up in my presence and I have not looked into it yet.

Also, as a fun item, we have a SVG image available mocking devices that do not support IPv6

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