Manlug meeting August 2013

The Manlug meeting for August 2013 is taking place on 17th August (third Saturday).

Details below:

Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
– (Between Thomas Street and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)”
Date: Saturday, 17th August 2013
Starts: 14:00
Approximate finish: 17:00
Floor : Downstairs

Summary:

This is the result of the idea from a couple of month’s back (I take no credit for this) The working title is ‘a brief history of Linux’, sorry I couldn’t resist, this is a collabrative effort. People will look through their history file and pick out the interesting bits, those that your allowed to and want to show to the world. If you’re not too keen to talk send it on to me I’ll present it.

Manlug meeting July 2013

The Manlug meeting for July 2013 is taking place on 27th July (fourth Saturday).

Details below:

Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
– (Between Thomas Street and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)”
Date: Saturday, 27th July 2013
Starts: 14:00
Approximate finish: 17:00

Summary:

There is no particular subject this particular month, but I think it would be a good time to get out all those projects (Nooks running Linux, wink wink), bring along anything you are not too sure about. I’m sure that working together we’ll all learn alot and hopefully come up with some idea’s for future talks. Also my opportunity to ask people for assistance with the new manlug server if possible, some professional advice would be appreciated.

Manlug meeting June 2013

The Manlug meeting for June 2013 is taking place on 15th June (third Saturday as normal), details below:

Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
– (Between Thomas Street and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)”
Date: Saturday, 15th June 2013
Starts: 14:00
Approximate finish: 17:00

Summary:

Roger Whittaker from Suse has very kindly agreed to give a talk for Manlug, this will cover the following:

- new features in openSUSE and SLES

- btrfs and snapper

- general update on SUSE / openSUSE

Please let all know that this is happening and cross post as applicable.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Manlug meeting May 2013

The Manlug meeting for May 2013 is taking place on 18th May (third Saturday as normal), details below:

Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
– (Between Thomas Street and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)”
Date: Saturday, 18th May 2013
Starts: 14:00
Approximate finish: 17:00

Summary:

Tim Fletcher has kindly agreed to give a talk on using SSD / Flash
storage and open source software to accelerate slow SAN / spinning
storage, further details to follow at the earliest opportunity.

Manlug meeting April 2013

* Event: Hardware Freedom Day 2013 in Manchester

http://hfday.org/

http://wiki.hfday.org/2013/UK/Manchester/Manchester

* Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
* Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
“(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)”

http://madlab.org.uk/

* Date: Saturday, 20th April 2013 (3rd Saturday in April)
* Start time: 14:00
* Finish time: 17:00

Details
——-
Hardware Freedom Day is an annual world wide celebration of Free
Hardware with the aim of
promoting Hardware Freedom to everyone. This year the event lands on
Saturday, 20th April. You can see the teams around the world that will
be participating on the HFD 2013 Events Map
. This includes
Manchester, UK!

The event will be a chance to discuss, show and see Free Hardware. The
following topics are for discussion (but other Hardware Freedom topics
are welcome):

* The anti-Free Hardware Restricted Boot (aka Secure Boot)

* Novena
* Arduino
* Openmoko
* GTA04 by Golden Delicious

* XiVO
* Pandora
* Ben NanoNote
* Crypto Stick
* miniCNC
* OH&A
* OSHUG

Helping out
———–
* ManLUG, HACMan and Manchester Free Software are working together on
this event but would like to work with more groups and individuals
wanting to help out. So if you or your group want to help out then
please send an email to fsuk-manchester-team@nongnu.org .

* If you have some Free Hardware and would like to demo it to people
then please send an email to fsuk-manchester-team@nongnu.org and help
out on the day. Alternatively, just turn up on the day with it.

Location
——–
The event will take place at Madlab on Edge Street in the Northern
Quarter. “(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called
Common)”. The venue provides wifi. After the event we will go for drinks
and food to continue the informal discussions. This will be at
location(s) decided on the day.

Transport
———
Parking: There are parking meter bays on the street but its very
expensive, only really good for a short stop. There are paid parking
lots around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap centred on
Madlab
.
A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP
. If you can’t decide otherwise then park in
Manchester Arndale .

Public Transport: Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill
tram station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close
to Madlab, see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
.
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
Station are not too far either.

Further Information
——————-
See http://wiki.hfday.org/2013/UK/Manchester/Manchester

Manlug meeting March 2013

The Manlug meeting for March 2013 is taking place on 16th March (third Saturday as normal), details below:

Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN. – (Between Thomas Street
and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)”
Date: Saturday, 16th March 2013
Starts: 14:00
Approximate finish: 17:00

Summary:

This meeting will be used to talk about the new manlug.org site that
will be built and the direction of the group. Subjects, activities,
possible projects, ideas to build and grow the group.

For example as previously mentioned by myself an idea I would like to
run past everybody would be a weekly or
bi-weekly discussion on a command via the list, everybody can then put
in their thoughts and everybody would learn something.

Manlug meeting February 2013

Sorry about the late notice the Manlug meeting for February 2013 is taking place on 16th February (third Saturday as normal), details below:

Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN. – (Between Thomas Street
and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)”
Date: Saturday, 16th February 2013
Starts: 14:00
Approximate finish: 17:00
Location : ground floor

Summary:

Unfortunately there is no subject this month, I am working on topics for coming meetings. I believe it will be a good opportunity for all attending to discuss in person last months meeting and any ideas for the future.

PS, a voluntary contribution would be highly appreciated to assist our good friends at Madlab in their day to day running costs.

Manlug meeting January 2013

The Manlug meeting for January 2013 is taking place on 19th January (third Saturday as normal), details below:

Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN. – (Between Thomas Street
and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)”
Date: Saturday, 19th January 2013
Starts: 14:00
Approximate finish: 17:00

Summary:

This month will focus on Debian packaging, with an interactive session
kindly led by Paul Waring.

Steps covered will be:

1. What packaging is.
2. Overview of the different packaging systems available.
3. Why you might want to create a package.
4. Components of a Debian package.
5. How to build a simple package.
6. Getting your package into the official Debian archives.

If you would like to take part in the interactive session, you will need a Debian (or Debian-based, e.g. Ubuntu) machine.
It would be helpful if you could install the ‘build-essential’ and ‘devscripts’ packages beforehand, just in case there is no network access.

Manlug meeting November 2012

The Manlug meeting for November 2012 is taking place on 17th November (third Saturday as normal), details below:

Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN. – (Between Thomas Street
and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)”
Date: Saturday, 17th November 2012
Starts: 14:00
Approximate finish: 17:00

Summary:

Martyn Ashworth from UK Fast has very kindly agreed to present an in-depth talk on setting up a mailserver, protocols/daemons as below:

smtp – Postfix, possibly Exim
Pop3/Imap – Dovecot/Courier

The steps covered will be:

1/ Install Postfix/Exim and configure for outbound mail transmissions.
2/ Configure Postfix/Exim for inbound communications (single domain mail server) and tune parameters.
3/ Install Dovecot/Courier and configure to connect to local mailboxes.
4/ Install MySQL database to allow for “virtualisation” of the domains / mailboxes.
5/ Configure Postfix/Exim/Dovecot/Courier to utilise the database.

Distribution : Centos 6

Other points of note:

1/ Relevant SELinux settings may be included as well.
2/ There may also be a virtual machine available for each attendee to follow along, please ensure you bring your netbook/laptop with you.

If you are thinking of attending please respond to daniel at manlug dot org by at least the Saturday before if possible to let me know so I can pass onto Martyn the number of virtual machines required on the day.

Manlug meeting October 2012

The Manlug meeting for October 2012 is taking place on 20th October
(third Saturday as normal), details below:

Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN. – (Between Thomas Street
and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)”
Date: Saturday, 20th October 2012
Starts: 14:00
Approximate finish: 17:00
Location in Madlab : downstairs

Summary:

This month it is another a joint meetup, Manlug will be overlapping with the October Manchester Raspberry Jam. It starts at 10am and runs until 3pm, they tend to run until 5pm. Ben Nuttall who runs the monthly event kindly approached the group and suggested this brilliant idea.

He will be presenting the latest Raspberry Pi community news as intro talk. He is keen for people to give talks and demos through the day, he says though most people just want to hack and learn about their Pi.

He advised:

“What I tend to do if get people to write on post-it notes what they want to learn, and what skills they have to teach/share – so that I can pair or group people together so people get a chance to learn what they want, or be shown how to do something, which works well.”