Wednesday, August 21, 2019

BLU livestream - Wed, Aug 21, 2019

The youtube live stream of tonight's BLU meeting is active, at

https://youtu.be/TTm5VGh6h4E

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Boston Linux Meeting Reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - Raspberry Pi 4 Overview and Demo

When: August 21, 2019 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic:  Raspberry Pi 4 Overview and Demo
Moderators: Brian Delacey

Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315

Note: Parking at E-51 is now free. See note below

Please note that Wadsworth St is open from Memorial Drive to Amherst St,
but is closed between Amherst St to Main St. See the ling below for
additional details.
https://courbanize.com/projects/mit-kendall-square/updates

Summary:

A review of the latest release of the Raspberry Pi

Abstract:

This event has been cross-posted as a Raspberry Jam Session! This will
be the first ever "BLU Jam Session". Here's an overview of what we plan
to cover:

1. A board level review of the main RPi4 components
2. A side by side comparison with other RPi models
3. A review of power and performance on the RPi4
4. We will dig into the latest distribution of Raspbian
5. We'll take a rack of RPis on a software test drive
6. We'll poke around the GPIO and other "attachables"
7. Audience Participation - What have attendees done with their RPis?
What's the newest RPi4 really good for? What's missing? What's it offer?
8. Q&A

1. Single Board Computers (ExplainingComputers.com)
<https://www.explainingcomputers.com/sbc.html>
2. Raspberry Jam <https://www.raspberrypi.org/jam/>
3. Raspberry Pi 4: Your tiny, dual-display, desktop computer
<https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-4-model-b/>

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

Parking:
On-Campus Free Parking (These parking lots are free after 5pm)

The Amherst Street/E51 parking lot is the best parking option. It
probably will have plenty of spaces. During the school year the lot
tends to be full, but tends to clear out after 6:30 or 7PM.


Due to the never-ending construction, Sloan's Hermann Garage is only
accessible via Main Street. It is a small garage without a gate, and
directly under the Sloan library.

All other MIT lots require permits after hours.

The closest public parking
is Kendall Center Green Garage, next to the Marriott Hotel. The entrance is
90 Broadway Street. For other parking options, see
http://web.mit.edu/facilities/transportation/parking/visitors/public_parking.html


All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
https://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/paybyphone
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

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Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com>
Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
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Friday, August 16, 2019

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXV, reminder, tomporrow, Saturday, August 17, 2019 1:00 PM

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXV
When: Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Where: John and Shelley Chambers' home
33 Cedarwood Avenue, Waltham, MA.
BYOF - Bring Your Own Food and drinks


Boston Linux & Unix is holding its twenty-fifth annual summer BBQ on
Saturday, August 17, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Guests are encouraged to bring along something for the grill and the
snack table. We're holding the barbecue at the same location as the past
few years, John and Shelley Chambers' home at 33 Cedarwood Avenue,
Waltham,MA.

Please refer to the BLU website
(http://www.blu.org/cgi-bin/calendar/2019-bbq25) for further details and
directions.

Weather forecast is for partly cloudy in high 70s low 80s, with a 30%
chance of rain.

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Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com>
Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
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PGP Key fingerprint: 0EDC 2FF5 53A6 8EED 84D1 3050 5715 B88D 6F6B B6E7


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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, August 21, 2019 -

When: August 21, 2019 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic:  Raspberry Pi 4 Overview and Demo
Moderators: Brian Delaceyf

Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315

Note: Parking at E-51 is now free. See note below

Please note that Wadsworth St is open from Memorial Drive to Amherst St,
but is closed between Amherst St to Main St. See the ling below for
additional details.
https://courbanize.com/projects/mit-kendall-square/updates

Summary:

A review of the latest release of the Raspberry Pi

Abstract:

This event has been cross-posted as a Raspberry Jam Session! This will
be the first ever "BLU Jam Session". Here's an overview of what we plan
to cover:

1. A board level review of the main RPi4 components
2. A side by side comparison with other RPi models
3. A review of power and performance on the RPi4
4. We will dig into the latest distribution of Raspbian
5. We'll take a rack of RPis on a software test drive
6. We'll poke around the GPIO and other "attachables"
7. Audience Participation - What have attendees done with their RPis?
What's the newest RPi4 really good for? What's missing? What's it offer?
8. Q&A

1. Single Board Computers (ExplainingComputers.com)
<https://www.explainingcomputers.com/sbc.html>
2. Raspberry Jam <https://www.raspberrypi.org/jam/>
3. Raspberry Pi 4: Your tiny, dual-display, desktop computer
<https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-4-model-b/>

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

Parking:
On-Campus Free Parking (These parking lots are free after 5pm)

The Amherst Street/E51 parking lot is the best parking option. It
probably will have plenty of spaces. During the school year the lot
tends to be full, but tends to clear out after 6:30 or 7PM.


Due to the never-ending construction, Sloan's Hermann Garage is only
accessible via Main Street. It is a small garage without a gate, and
directly under the Sloan library.

All other MIT lots require permits after hours.

The closest public parking
is Kendall Center Green Garage, next to the Marriott Hotel. The entrance is
90 Broadway Street. For other parking options, see
http://web.mit.edu/facilities/transportation/parking/visitors/public_parking.html


All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
https://www.cambridgema.gov/traffic/Parking/paybyphone
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com>
Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
PGP key id: 6F6BB6E7
PGP Key fingerprint: 0EDC 2FF5 53A6 8EED 84D1 3050 5715 B88D 6F6B B6E7


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Monday, August 12, 2019

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXV Saturday, August 17, 2019 1:00 PM

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXV
When: Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Where: John and Shelley Chambers' home
33 Cedarwood Avenue, Waltham, MA.
BYOF - Bring Your Own Food and drinks


Boston Linux & Unix is holding its twenty-fifth annual summer BBQ on
Saturday, August 17, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Guests are encouraged to bring along something for the grill and the
snack table. We're holding the barbecue at the same location as the past
few years, John and Shelley Chambers' home at 33 Cedarwood Avenue,
Waltham,MA.

Please refer to the BLU website
(http://www.blu.org/cgi-bin/calendar/2019-bbq25) for further details and
directions.

Weather Long range forecast is for sunny in low 80s

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Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com>
Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
PGP key id: 6F6BB6E7
PGP Key fingerprint: 0EDC 2FF5 53A6 8EED 84D1 3050 5715 B88D 6F6B B6E7

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Re: Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXX Saturday July 27, 2019 cancelled

The police have memorial drive closed all morning and there is no way we
can access MIT building e-51

On Mon, Jul 22, 2019, 11:19 AM Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com> wrote:

> Boston Linux Installfest LXX
> When: Saturday July 27, 2019, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
> Where: MIT Building E-51, Room 061
> 2 Amherst St, Cambridge
> http://mitiq.mit.edu/mitiq/directions_%20parkinge51.htm
> Parking is free at the E-51 lot in front of the building.
>
> Lunch is generously sponsored by Ron Thibeau owner of Bluefin Technical
> Services
>
> What you need to bring: Your computer, monitor, power strips and your
> Linux distributions. We do have copies of some distributions.
> In general we have expertise with most distros, but if you need special
> expertise, please email the BLU discussion list in advance. Today, most
> distros are using Live images that you can try out and then install.
> This can be copied to DVDs or USB sticks.There are a number of USB
> creators, such as UNetbootin (https://unetbootin.github.io/). Both
> Fedora and Ubuntu have a USB creator built in.
>
> COST: It's free! However, we DO have expenses, and contributions are
> welcome. Please consider contributing $25 per machine.
>
> Our volunteers will help you to install Linux on your own system. While
> Linux runs on most systems, some systems do have configurations and
> hardware that may not be supported. Please consult the following web
> pages for hardware compatibility. While we prefer you to bring your own
> distros, our volunteers will normally have
>
> Linux Howto Pages: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/howtos.html
> Linux Frequently Asked Questions: http://tldp.org/docs.html#faq
> Additionally, there are forums and listservs for most distros.
>
> Generally our volunteers have sets of the latest Fedora, SuSE and
> Ubuntu distributions:
> * Fedora - https://getfedora.org/ (Fedora 30 Live DVD/USB)
> * Ubuntu - http://www.ubuntu.com ( 18.04.1 LTS DVD/USB or 19.04)
> * other distros can easily be downloaded at the Installfest
>
> We generally have them on local drives and can burn CDs/DVDs and
> USBs.Since there are many variants of these distros, we advise you to
> bring an empty USB stick with sufficient memory to hold one of the
> distros. Live images require about 1.5GB. I usually have some USBs
> prepared or can easily burn a USB.
>
> We usually have both a Wired and Wireless network available.
> The preferred wireless SSID at MIT is "MIT". In addition John does set
> up a local wifi.
>
>
> In addition, you can run Linux on your Windows PC through a virtual
> machine manager, such as Virtualbox. You can install this in your
> Windows machine and run Linux as a guest OS, or install it in your Linux
> machine and run Windows as a guest. Linux has a built-in virtual memory
> system, but you can also download and install
> VirtualBox 6.0 (http://www.virtualbox.org) which is free and is available
> for Linux, Windows
> 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista. Additionally,
> there are also some VMWare clients that are also free for Windows.
>
> Please refer to the BLU website (http://www.blu.org) for further
> information and directions. There is a parking lot in front of
> the building on Amherst St. Enter the building, and take the elevator
> your left down to the basement. Room 016 is directly across from the
> elevator.
>
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> Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
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InstallFest CANCELED - Streets closed down, E51 inaccessible

Jerry and I were unable to get to MIT building E51, as the roads in the
area are closed down for a road race.

Since it's impossible to get to the building, we are cancelling the
InstallFest.

Sorry for the late notice.
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