Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting reminder, tomorrow Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - Blockchain crypto currencies, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and Perl

When: May 16, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Blockchain crypto currencies, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and Perl
Moderators: Jerry Feldman and Bill Ricker
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 145

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:

Jerry talks about Ubuntu's latest LTS release
Bill talks about the renaissance of Perl and Blockchain/Cryptocoins/Bitcoin

Abstract:

The past year has been a tough year for the Ubuntu desktop with the
abandonment of Unity and and the adoption of Gnome 3. I wil discuss a
couple of their missteps and how they solved their issues.

Block Chain technologies, such as bitcoin and other crypto currencies
have been purpoted to be the digital currency of the future. Bill will
take a look at these technologies.

Bill is the leader of the Boston Perl Mongers
(https://www.meetup.com/Boston-pm/?_cookie-check=SvqZb6YWdSHWGRvr). He
will look at the renassance of Perl.


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

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
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@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
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Friday, May 11, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Blockchain, and Perl

When: May 16, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Blockchain, and Perl
Moderators: Jerry Feldman and Bill Ricker
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 145

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:

Jerry talks about Ubuntu's latest LTS release
Bill talks about the renaissance of Perl and Blockchain/Cryptocoins/Bitcoin

Abstract:

The past year has been a tough year for the Ubuntu desktop with the
abandonment of Unity and and the adoption of Gnome 3. I wil discuss a
couple of their missteps and how they solved their issues.

Block Chain technologies, such as bitcoin and other crypto currencies
have been purpoted to be the digital currency of the future. Bill will
take a look at these technologies.

Bill is the leader of the Boston Perl Mongers
(https://www.meetup.com/Boston-pm/?_cookie-check=SvqZb6YWdSHWGRvr). He
will look at the renassance of Perl.


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

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
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@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id:3BC1EB90
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting reminder, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Lightning Talks 2018

When: April 18, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Lightning Talks 2018
Moderators: Brian DeLacey, Kurty Keville and others
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 145

Summary:

A number of short (20 minute) talks from around the world

Abstract:

Privacy in the Clouds

Privacy Badger

Alexei <alexei@eff.org> Privacy Badger's dev/product lead

Alexei will call in to describe how Privacy Badger works, the challenges
faced, and where the project is heading. This 20 minute overview will
include some 5+ minutes of Questions

For this talk, we plan to use and demonstrate the open source video
conferencing tool Jitsi (https://meet.jit.si/ and https://jitsi.org/)
for remote call in / presentation / discussion

High Tech from Hong Kong

Nicolas Charbonnier (aka Charbax) is a prolific video-blogger with 47M
views at http://ARMdevices.net. He'll be joining BLU via video
conference for an on-the-ground report at the Mobile Electronics China
Sourcing Fair. (http://www.globalsources.com/TRADESHOW/CSF/INDEX.HTM)

IoT and "Securing Privacy for the Cloud Generation"

Brian DeLacey will discuss and demonstrate cloud storage solutions using
Amazon AWS S3 and Minio, with an update from the Cloud Foundry Summit.
Brian will demonstrate an IoT application, with a coding discussion in
Golang, and a running on the new RPi 3 B+
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-3-model-bplus-sale-now-35/
We'll also recap the latest news on FaceBook's recent privacy challenges.

Kurt and company ….

1. Cole Freniere, Microway, GTC Wrap-up (overview of the GPU Tech conf
from 2 weeks ago)

2. Vijay Thakkar, BU, SCC Overview (presentation of the BU approach to
EEHPC scheduled for SC18)

3. Kurt Keville, MIT, IoTNet Update (updates to the status of IoTNet
expanding on earlier BLU presentations).


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

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
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@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id:3BC1EB90
PGP Key fingerprint: 49E2 C52A FC5A A31F 8D66 C0AF 7CEA 30FC 3BC1 EB90


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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Lightning Talks 2018 (date correction)

When: April 18, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Lightning Talks 2018
Moderators: Brian DeLacey, Kurty Keville and others
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 145

Summary:

A number of short (20 minute) talks from around the world

Abstract:

Privacy in the Clouds

Privacy Badger

Alexei <alexei@eff.org> Privacy Badger's dev/product lead

Alexei will call in to describe how Privacy Badger works, the challenges
faced, and where the project is heading. This 20 minute overview will
include some 5+ minutes of Questions

For this talk, we plan to use and demonstrate the open source video
conferencing tool Jitsi (https://meet.jit.si/ and https://jitsi.org/)
for remote call in / presentation / discussion

High Tech from Hong Kong

Nicolas Charbonnier (aka Charbax) is a prolific video-blogger with 47M
views at http://ARMdevices.net. He'll be joining BLU via video
conference for an on-the-ground report at the Mobile Electronics China
Sourcing Fair. (http://www.globalsources.com/TRADESHOW/CSF/INDEX.HTM)

IoT and "Securing Privacy for the Cloud Generation"

Brian DeLacey will discuss and demonstrate cloud storage solutions using
Amazon AWS S3 and Minio, with an update from the Cloud Foundry Summit.
Brian will demonstrate an IoT application, with a coding discussion in
Golang, and a running on the new RPi 3 B+
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-3-model-bplus-sale-now-35/
We'll also recap the latest news on FaceBook's recent privacy challenges.

Kurt and company ….

1. Cole Freniere, Microway, GTC Wrap-up (overview of the GPU Tech conf
from 2 weeks ago)

2. Vijay Thakkar, BU, SCC Overview (presentation of the BU approach to
EEHPC scheduled for SC18)

3. Kurt Keville, MIT, IoTNet Update (updates to the status of IoTNet
expanding on earlier BLU presentations).


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

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
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@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id:3BC1EB90
PGP Key fingerprint: 49E2 C52A FC5A A31F 8D66 C0AF 7CEA 30FC 3BC1 EB90


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Friday, April 13, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, April 16, 2018 - Lightning Talks 2018

When: April 16, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Lightning Talks 2018
Moderators: Brian DeLacey, Kurty Keville and others
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 145

Summary:

A number of short (20 minute) talks from around the world

Abstract:

Privacy in the Clouds

Privacy Badger

Alexei <alexei@eff.org> Privacy Badger's dev/product lead

Alexei will call in to describe how Privacy Badger works, the challenges
faced, and where the project is heading. This 20 minute overview will
include some 5+ minutes of Questions

For this talk, we plan to use and demonstrate the open source video
conferencing tool Jitsi (https://meet.jit.si/ and https://jitsi.org/)
for remote call in / presentation / discussion

High Tech from Hong Kong

Nicolas Charbonnier (aka Charbax) is a prolific video-blogger with 47M
views at http://ARMdevices.net. He'll be joining BLU via video
conference for an on-the-ground report at the Mobile Electronics China
Sourcing Fair. (http://www.globalsources.com/TRADESHOW/CSF/INDEX.HTM)

IoT and "Securing Privacy for the Cloud Generation"

Brian DeLacey will discuss and demonstrate cloud storage solutions using
Amazon AWS S3 and Minio, with an update from the Cloud Foundry Summit.
Brian will demonstrate an IoT application, with a coding discussion in
Golang, and a running on the new RPi 3 B+
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-3-model-bplus-sale-now-35/
We'll also recap the latest news on FaceBook's recent privacy challenges.

Kurt and company ….

1. Cole Freniere, Microway, GTC Wrap-up (overview of the GPU Tech conf
from 2 weeks ago)

2. Vijay Thakkar, BU, SCC Overview (presentation of the BU approach to
EEHPC scheduled for SC18)

3. Kurt Keville, MIT, IoTNet Update (updates to the status of IoTNet
expanding on earlier BLU presentations).


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

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
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@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id:3BC1EB90
PGP Key fingerprint: 49E2 C52A FC5A A31F 8D66 C0AF 7CEA 30FC 3BC1 EB90


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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Tomorrow's BLU meeting canceled due to severe snowstorm forecast

Due to the impending snowstorm on Wednesday, which will make driving
hazardous, the BLU meeting for this month is hereby canceled.

We'll try to reschedule the speaker for a later month.

Apologies for the short notice.

Be safe!

--
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - X-Ray Astronomy and the Invisible Universe

When: March 21, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: X-Ray Astronomy and the Invisible Universe
Moderators: Jonathan McDowell , Astrophysicist, Smithsonian
Astropyhsical Observatory
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 145

Summary:

A tour of discoveries made with the Chandra X-Ray Space Telescope

Abstract:

A fleet of remarkable space telescopes are sending back unprecedented
views of our universe. The famous Hubble telescope takes the sharpest
visible-light images, but only its cousins Chandra and Spitzer can see
the invisible X-ray and infrared light that help complete the cosmic
story. Chandra's X-ray camera can see erupting black holes, exploding
stars and colliding galaxies - some of the the most energetic events in
space.

Jonathan presents a tour of Chandra's discoveries and explains how it
and other X-ray telescopes probe cosmic dramas, while infrared images
unveil the cool, gentle process of star birth, and pictures taken with
ordinary visible light give an overview of the everyday life of the
galaxies. Combining all three views has been crucial to the astonishing
discoveries astronomers have made in the past decade.
Bio
Jonathan is an astrophysicist working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center
for Astrophysics as part of the Chandra X-Ray Center, which operates the
Chandra X-ray Observatory spacecraft.

Attachments
http://planet4589.org/jcm/jmcdowell.html
https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/
http://www.planet4589.org/space/


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

Parking:
MIT lots require permits after hours.
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@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id:3BC1EB90
PGP Key fingerprint: 49E2 C52A FC5A A31F 8D66 C0AF 7CEA 30FC 3BC1 EB90










































































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