November Meeting 2012

Just a friendly reminder that this Thursday is the second Thursday of the month and we will be meeting at Cafe Colonnade downtown.

Cafe Colonnade is located at the corner of Metcalfe and Gilmore. If you need better directions, click on the “Meeting Information” link under the top graphic.

Official start time: 18:00 (unofficial – whenever you get there)
Official end time: 20:00 (people usually start drifting at 19:00 unless they are engaged in a conversation)

Topics:

  • Mini-install fest – looks like it is time to try out the latest on a variety of hardware. Anyone interested?
    • What is the minimum we can get it running on?
    • How well does it behave under virtualization?
    • Old/New desktops (What’s a desktop?)
    • Older/Newer laptops
    • Nettops?
    • Raspberry Pi port?

See you on Thursday!

October Meeting 2012

Just a friendly reminder that this Thursday is the second Thursday of the month and we will be meeting at Cafe Colonnade downtown.

Cafe Colonnade is located at the corner of Metcalfe and Gilmore. If you need better directions, click on the “Meeting Information” link under the top graphic.

Official start time: 18:00 (unofficial – whenever you get there)
Official end time: 20:00 (people usually start drifting at 19:00 unless they are engaged in a conversation)

Topics:

It’s fall.  Here are a few ideas that fell out of my head:

  • FreeNAS has a new beta out. Might be interesting to play with it
  • I did a recent on GPG talk at OCLUG, along with a key signing. If anyone is interested in having keys signed, bring along appropriate ID and we’ll sign some keys, or at least exchange info so that we can sign keys.
  • Is there a BSD equivalent of MythTV? I’ve found XBMC for BSD. Are there any others anyone has played with? I want to build my own after being less than enthused with the limitations of the other systems I have played with.
  • Other items? Anyone have experience with second displays for laptops? I have seen a few advertised as well as using an iPad with OSX so that you can do a small presentation with no ned for a projector
  • picoProjectors? Anyone play with one of those yet?
  • Dan has announced the dates for BSDCan 2013. It will be May 15 to 18 at UofO. This will be the 10th anniversary.

See you on Thursday!

OARC Hamfest is this weekend

The OARC Hamfest is held yearly early in September. A fleamarket session is held in the morning followed by a forum.

There will be a qualified licence examiner on site, so you can get your ham radio licence or upgrade at the hamfest!

 

 

 

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2012
Place: Carp Agricultural Fairgrounds,
3832 Carp Road (at Falldown Lane),
Ottawa (Carp), Ontario.

Time:

  • Indoor Vendor setup: 7:30 am – 9 am;
  • Tailgaters Open: 8 am;
  • Public: 9 am – Noon.
  • Admission: Public: $6;
  • Tables: $12 each (plus admission); if booked before August 1 Price rises to $15 after Aug. 1
  • Tailgate: $5 (plus admission)

No September Meeting

This is just a reminder to the regulars that there will be no September meeting due to the number of people who will not be able to attend. We will continue on in October. A post to the mailing list will follow.

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