Old posts from the Dupal site have finally been added

 


 

 

I’ve finally added the old material from the previous incarnation of the site. It’s one of those tasks you hate doing, as it’s fraught with opportunity for error and really messing up the site. I was looking at a post somewhere else on migrating a Drupal 6 site to WordPress 2 and thought there was a way to do the work, install a fairly old WordPress on a different machine, grab the old backup I made before the migration and upgrade that to Drupal 6 and follow the procedure and then upgrade the WordPress install. It worked, or at least as well as could be expected. I did lose the authors of a couple of posts, and I need to go back and see if they re-registered with the site so I can change them back. At present all old posts are authored by ocuug.

If anyone is interested in the process of doing something like this, the instructions I followed are at the Social CMS Buzz site.

Of course, now that I’ve done this site, I have a different site to address that has info from multiple CMS engines to import. At the very least, it will make an interesting discussion topic for a future meeting. I also noticed, far too late to stop the flood, that the automated announce a post on twitter was enabled when I imported the old data and as a result, a large series of tweets went out. Yet another item to add to the how to migrate items checklist. At least I don’t have that turned on yet at the other site.

BSDCan 2012 is over

That just about wraps it up for BSDCan 2012. Mark your calendars for BSDCan 2013, May 15-18 I think. I saw it on the screen today, but didn’t write it down. The only events left are social in nature and happen tomorrow. PGCon is next week as well for those who are looking for a good conference on Postgres.

Short summary: Lots of good information. I realized today how woefully ignorant I am with respect to¬† ZFS functionality. Some of the things I saw today were quite inspiring and I will have to convert my web server over to a BSD base. I think it’s time to (re)learn a lot of things I thought I was familiar with.

For the interested, here are a bunch of photos from the conference. All the pictures near the end with Dan holding odd items are from the charity auction. I bid on one of the biking shirts and won. Modeled near the end, not by me ūüôā

BSDCan 2012 starts tomorrow!

Well… The conference itself anyway. The two days of tutorials are over, the initial pub night is complete, registration packs have been handed out and people have been seen in conference T-shirts.

There is still time to come out and register. Two full days of conference events as shown below:

Friday:

MRT 205

MRT 218

MRT 250

MRT 256

09:30 Opening session

Welcome to BSDCan 2011

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track Plenary

 

10:00 An Introduction to Verifiedexec in NetBSD

 

Language used for presentation English

Track Security

 

BSD Multiplicity

An applied survey of BSD multiplicity and virtualization strategies from chroot to BHyVe

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track System Administration

 

An Overview of Locking in the FreeBSD Kernel

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLecture

Track Hacking

 

Progress in FreeBSD Ports

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track FreeBSD Developers Summit

 

10:30 Ports Testing Project

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track FreeBSD Developers Summit

 

11:00
11:30 auditdistd – Secure and reliable distribution of audit trail files

 

Language used for presentation English

Track Security

 

FreeBSD on Microsoft Hyper-v

A collaborative effort between Microsoft, NetApp, and Citrix

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track System Administration

 

Automated testing of libcurses in NetBSD

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLecture

Track Hacking

 

Automated Documentation Proofreading

igor: Making Documentation Easier

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track FreeBSD Developers Summit

 

12:00 Kernel Debugging Tricks

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track FreeBSD Developers Summit

 

12:30
13:00
13:30 Crowdsourcing security

Lessons in open code and bug bounties

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track Security

 

IPv6

Faster, Further, FreeBSD

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track System Administration

 

Bullet Cache

A balance between speed and usability

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLecture

Track Hacking

 

Google Code-In and FreeBSD

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track FreeBSD Developers Summit

 

14:00 CAM Target Layer

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track FreeBSD Developers Summit

 

14:30
15:00 pfSense 2.1: IPv6 and more

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track Security

 

Intro to DNSSEC

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track System Administration

 

Fast reboots with kload

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLightning-Talk

Track Hacking

 

802.11

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track FreeBSD Developers Summit

 

15:30 Capsicum

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track FreeBSD Developers Summit

 

16:00
16:30 NetBSD/mips

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track Embedded

 

FreeBSD Unified Deployment and Configuration Management

A practical approach to managing highly heterogeneous installations

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track System Administration

 

Virtually-Networked FreeBSD Jails

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLecture

Track System Administration

 

FusionIO and FreeBSD

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track FreeBSD Developers Summit

 

17:00 Work on callout(9)

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track FreeBSD Developers Summit

 

Saturday:

MRT 205

MRT 212

MRT 218

10:00 Building a FreeBSD based Virtual Appliance

How we built the Razorback appliance

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track Hacking

 

High speed packet I/O: challenges and solutions.

The netmap framework for fast packet I/O

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track Hacking

 

Optimizing ZFS for Block Storage

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLecture

Track System Administration

 

10:30
11:00
11:30 FreeBSD on Freescale QorIQ Data Path Acceleration Architecture Devices

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track Embedded

 

OpenBSD network stack evolution

cksums and a new queueing subsystem

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track Hacking

 

Overview of Amazon Web Services

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLecture

Track System Administration

 

12:00
12:30
13:00
13:30 Ethernet Switch Framework

Fully utilize your WLAN router

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track Embedded

 

Go SCTP!

SCTP implemented in the language Go

 

Language used for presentation English

Event type Lecture

Track Hacking

 

pkgng

Modernising FreeBSD package management

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLecture

Track System Administration

 

14:00
14:30
15:00 Recent Advances in IPv6 Security

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event type Lecture

Track Security

 

Solaris Boot Environments for FreeBSD

reboot into different kernels and worlds

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLecture

Track System Administration

 

15:30
16:00 Works in Progress Sessions

Short stories from projects around the world

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLecture

Track Hacking

 

16:30
17:00 Closing session

The wrap up

 

Language used for presentationEnglish

Event typeLecture

Track Plenary

 

17:30

[ocbug] And we kick off tomorrow with the first day of tutorials…

Just reminding folks that BSDCan is getting underway on Wednesday with the first day of tutorials.

It appears that the mailing list functionality has been restored and we can now post to the list again.

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May Meeting and BSDCan 2012

Just a reminder that May 10th is our next meeting. As this coincides with BSDCan, we will be having our meeting at the Royal Oak on Laurier near the University of Ottawa. This will be a very social meeting, as people from all over will be there as conference attendees. Come out and meet old friends and make a few new ones. Registration for the conference and registration packages handouts will also be happening at the same time.

BSDCan2012

If you haven’t registered and are interested, there is still time.

 

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