February Meeting

Just a reminder that we will be having our monthly meeting on Thursday, February 9. This will be in our usual location. Check the Meeting Information link at the top for location details.

For those who may not have noticed, FreeBSD 9.0 is out. I should have posted that last month, but did not. For more details, visit http://www.freebsd.org/releases/9.0R/announce.html

We also have a twitter account, so I’ll be attempting to tweet on there as well. Hopefully the integration works and we have this post tweeted as well. If not, I need to spend more time looking at the plugin documentation.

January 2012 Meeting

Just a reminder that we will be having our first meeting of 2012 on Thursday, January 12. This will be in our usual location. Check the Meeting Information link at the top for location details.

No special topics, however if anyone has questions on LISA’11, I’ll be glad to answer any.

In other news, the BSDCan 2012 call for papers just came out. I’m going to assume that I’ll be coordinating volunteers again, so if you are interested, let me know. I will also be sending this to the mailing list.

BSDCan 2012 will be held 11-12 May, 2012 in Ottawa at the University of
Ottawa. It will be preceded by two days of tutorials on 9-10 May.

NOTE: This will be Fri/Sat with tutorials on Wed/Thu.

We are now accepting proposals for talks.

The talks should be designed with a very strong technical content bias.
Proposals of a business development or marketing nature are not
appropriate for this venue.

If you are doing something interesting with a BSD operating system,
please submit a proposal. Whether you are developing a very complex
system using BSD as the foundation, or helping others and have a story
to tell about how BSD played a role, we want to hear about your
experience.  People using BSD as a platform for research are also
encouraged to submit a proposal. Possible topics include:

* How we manage a giant installation with respect to handling spam.
* and/or sysadmin.
* and/or networking.

From the BSDCan website, the Archives section will allow you to review
the wide variety of past BSDCan presentations as further examples.

Both users and developers are encouraged to share their experiences.

The schedule is:

8 Jan 2012 Proposal acceptance begins
29 Jan 2012 Proposal acceptance ends
19 Feb 2012 Confirmation of accepted proposals

See also <http://www.bsdcan.org/2012/papers.php>

Instructions for submitting a proposal to BSDCan 2012 are available
from: <http://www.bsdcan.org/2012/submissions.php>


Dan Langille – http://langille.org

Mailing list issues appear to be fixed.

It looks like the mailing list issue that was happening after the upstream provider migrated the site to a new server has been fixed. It was quite frustrating, as the message queue was not showing anything and the messages were vanishing into a black hole somewhere. All appears to be good now, as at least one person besides me received the test post.

The mailing list appears to be broken

The web service provider migrated this site (and a few others) to a new server. It did cause me a bit of alarm at first, as all the notifications were hiding in my SPAM folder and the sudden rash of certificate errors and new server names associated with them started hitting me all at once. I thought I had been hijacked.

As far as I can tell, only the mailing list is broken, and I hope that I’ll get a chance to get that corrected over the next few days.

December Meeting: 2011-12-08

This is a reminder that the December meeting is scheduled for  Thursday, December 8th at Colonnade Pizza on Metcalfe and Gilmore.

No special agenda, I won’t even be there, as I’ll be at LISA’11 in Boston. It is likely I’ll see Dru while I’m there, so I’ll say “Hi” from the group.

Scott

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