We will have a data projector at our next meeting - just arrived today, tregeagle you will be able to show us your RassberryPI this time. The COLAB space is comming along very nicly - so it should provide for some stimulating conversasion.
It's late notice again, but this time it's late notice that we are actually having a meeting! Our first meeting of the year will take place at 5:30pm, Tuesday 30th April at the lavishly-appointed conference room of Stoker and Associates in Stoker House, on the corner of Park Avenue and Gordon Street, directly opposite the Max Murray Mall.
At least I think it will be lavishly-appointed. Granted, last time I was there I was sitting on a paint can, but Paul has been working day and night to fit out the facilities, so I can at least guarantee good Internet connectivity.
It's time to re-engage. I have the domestic clearance to hold the club Linux meetings here.
I'm fired up with some new topics - show and tell, I have my new raspberry pi and its a great little toy (and my son loves it). - Open LDAP and the enterprise environment. (N-Way multi-master) and that samba thingy.
Plus the usual banter that we all like (Beer may be included).
Sometimes you want to pretend you're from somewhere else. Fortunately, there's no Law of the Internet that requires you to divulge your IP address, and thereby where, and (for all intents and purposes) who, you are. You can instead rely on the kindness of strangers who will form a virtual bucket chain to carry your data from one place to another, with nobody involved (or any evesdroppers) knowing anything more than the location of the next link in the chain. For this recipe you will need:
Have a whole bunch of ultra-high resolution images to upload to your website, but you don't have time to individually scale them to a Web-appropriate size in the GIMP? Imagemagick and bash to the rescue:
for i in `ls *.jpg`; do convert -resize 50% -quality 70 $i scaled/$i; done
…hey presto! That 9½MB file is now 50% smaller (in pixel dimensions) and a mere 750KB (in file size), and the same goes for the other hundred-or-so images in that directory.
Co-oincidental to research I'm presently doing on creating control and monitoring systems with web interfaces, I came across an incredible array of miniature computers running Linux or other tinier open source operating systems.
Of general interest, I think to pretty well everyone, would be the Sheeeva Plug, at an amazing US$99 with Linux, 1.2G processor and 512M RAM, together with 512M Flash RAM for website or other storage space. It's also "green" as it consumes less than 5W power.
I attempted to use the 'AusKey Secure Identity Data Exchange Thingy' only to find it does not work with GNU/Linux. I emailed them to let them know about their broken system and just recieved this cut&paste response:
The AUSkey solution currently does not support the Linux
platform. This is consistent with other ATO systems. The 'technical
information' link on the AUSkey site outlines the operating systems and
browsers that are officially supported.
As I feared, we have to postpone the June meeting for a week. Sorry about that. I shall try to contact everybody via Robert's mailing list, but if you bump into a fellow ClubLinuxer during the week, please check they know about the postponement.