Past Meetings

Happy GNU Year

Happy GNU Year.

Date: 
Tuesday, 1 January 2008

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 03 December 2007

The meeting starts at 7pm, and the doors open for conversation and networking at 6pm.

Presented
Nominee: pilot-link
Date: 
Monday, 3 December 2007
Presentation Topic

64Studio--Linux for aspiring musicians (on a budget or not)

Brent is our resident turntable mix-ologist and DJ-Extrordinaire. He's going to whip a little Learnin' on us regarding audio.

Topic Status: 
Author is volunteer presenter
Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 05 November 2007

The meeting starts at 7pm, and the doors open for conversation and networking at 6pm.

Presented
Date: 
Monday, 5 November 2007
Presentation Topic

Eye Candy! Beryl/compiz. What's it all about?

We'll have a demonstration and explanation of the fancy eye-candy extensions.

Topic Status: 
Author is volunteer presenter
Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 01 October 2007

Presented
Date: 
Monday, 1 October 2007
Presentation Topic

Hardware solutions spectacular

This meeting will be round-table style. John will lead off with a laptop and discuss the challenges presented by the hardware selections made by the laptop manufacturer and how he solved them.

Bring your challenging hardware and tell us how to address it.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 10 September 2007

We have a vendor presentation scheduled for this meeting. Doors open at 6pm for casual conversation and networking. Formal presentation starts at 7pm.

Presented
Date: 
Monday, 10 September 2007
Presentation Topic

Virtualization with VMware

VMware provides virtualization products. The largest of four world wide VMware support centres is in Burlington, Ontario.

Brian Ferguson and a number of colleagues from VMware will delight us with stories from inside VMware. They'll provide us with configuration and deployment tips to make VMware work better for us.

Presentation outline
* Introduction to VMware and a little about our culture
* Most Interesting Cases we have faced
* Strangest Cases we have faced
* Most Challenging Cases we have faced
* Recognizing when and when NOT to use VMware products

Presented
Emcee: 
richard

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 13 August 2007

Summer is here and we have another festival of social interaction planned!

Presented
Date: 
Monday, 13 August 2007
Presentation Topic

Command Line Carnival

Several people will present command line tools and tricks:

  • Chris Bruner: wc
  • Paul Nijjar: three ways to rename files on the command line
  • John van Ostrand: network piping and diagnostic tools (strace, tcpdump, strings, hexdump, ldd, ls -lu), RPM commands (rpm -qi, rpm -qf, rpm -ql, rpm -qa)

This presentation is newbie-friendly.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 09 July 2007

Presented
Nominee: OpenStreetMap
Date: 
Monday, 9 July 2007
Presentation Topic

Firewalls for home and small office: IPCop

IPCop is a specialized Linux distribution for firewalls. We'll learn how to acquire and install IPCop and how to use its web-based administration interface.

Addon packages can extend IPCop's capabilities. We'll look at selected addons if time permits.

Presented
Emcee: 
John Kerr

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 04 June 2007

Presented
Nominee: Drupal
Date: 
Monday, 4 June 2007
Presentation Topic

OpenWRT on the Linksys WRT54GL

Cedric Puddy will give us the "nickel tour" of installing Linux on the Linux WRT54GL hackable router. He will:

  • flash the routers with OpenWRT
  • demonstrate the flexibility of the built-in switch
  • show OpenWRT's ipkg management
  • share scripts that he wrote to make flashing the boxes easier
  • Discuss differences between the stock Linksys images, OpenWRT and DD-WRT

If there is time Cedric will also demo the Wi-Spy 2.4 GHz spectrum analyser.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 07 May 2007

Presented
Date: 
Monday, 7 May 2007
Presentation Topic

Who's Who at KWLUG

This is a periodic Meet & Greet meeting. Members are encouraged to come with "Show & Tell" from their latest or current projects. No formal presentations are scheduled beyond LUG-maintenance-type discussion.

Members are encouraged to meet and talk in informal groups. This is an opportunity to chat with LUG-folk that they see less-often.

Topic Status: 
Topic suggestion or request
Presented

Regional event: HICK Tech

HICK Tech is coming to Owen Sound on the Monday, 30 April and Tuesday 01 May 2007. This two day conference / workshop looks at several aspects of technology with an emphasis on rural users.

KWLUG regulars might even recognize a presenter in the "Digital Lifestyles" stream.

Date: 
Monday, 30 April 2007
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