Thursday, October 15, 2020

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - Birdbox: pi, Linux, Tensor, Coral, overview of new 900Mhz networks

When: October 21, 2020 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Birdbox: pi, Linux, Tensor, Coral, overview of new 900Mhz networks
Moderators: Seth Elkin-Frankston, Kurt Keville, Bob Frankston and others

Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/0SRfxmUxt4A


Summary:

Seth Elkin-Frankston, Bob Frankston, and Kurt Keville discuss some
topics of interest


Abstract:

Seth will look into several scientific linux related topics
Kurt will present an overview of new 900Mhz networks

At this time we have not yet finalized our topics.

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

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com <mailto:gaf.linux@gmail.com>>
Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Live stream of tonight's BLU meeting

Tonight's BLU meeting in Jitsi Meet will be live streamed to youtube. We'll
be starting the live stream in a few minutes.

The url for the live stream is https://youtu.be/Ler-9K0yf9U


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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - Crypto News Review, Historical Vignette, and Transitioning from PGP/GnuPG

When: September 16, 2020 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Crypto News Review, Historical Vignette, and Transitioning from
PGP/GnuPG
Moderator: Bill Ricker

Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

We will post the YouTube live streem shortly before the meeting


Summary:

Bill's annual crypto and security roundup


Abstract:

Bill reviews the year in crypto news, shares some crypto history, and
discusses how to transition from PGP and/or GnuPG to more modern
alternatives.

Note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to hold a
keysigning party this year.


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

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com <mailto: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 6F6
B B6E7

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - Crypto News Review, Historical Vignette, and Transitioning from PGP/GnuPG

When:September 16, 2020 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Crypto News Review, Historical Vignette, and Transitioning from
PGP/GnuPG
Moderator: Bill Ricker
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Summary:

Bill's annual crypto and security roundup


Abstract:

Bill reviews the year in crypto news, shares some crypto history, and
discusses how to transition from PGP and/or GnuPG to more modern
alternatives.

Note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to hold a
keysigning party this year.


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site:

http://www.blu.org

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

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Live stream of tonight's BLU meeting

Live stream of tonight's BLU meeting is now active, at

https://youtu.be/4sLnWPuXFsA



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Email jabr@blu.org / WWW http://www.abreau.net / PGP-Key-ID 0x920063C6
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - Building a Box on a Budget with the AMD Ryzen 3, and driving it fast with F2FS

When: August 19, 2020 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Building a Box on a Budget with the AMD Ryzen 3, and driving it fast
with F2FS
Moderator: Brian DeLacey
Location: Online at Jitsi <https://meet.jit.si/blu.org>
The streaming location will be posted on the BLU web site:
http://www.blu.org

Summary:

This meeting will cover the build of a new Linux system from components and
review various uses including consolidating backups

Abstract:

In this two part meeting, we'll review the build list of components and
overall budget for a new Linux-powered system with the AMD Ryzen 3. In the
second part, we'll push this system to its byte-busting limits for powering
a permanent archival system.

We'll begin with an overview of the build - covering the purchase of parts,
continuing with assembly, and concluding with the installation of Ubuntu.
Then we'll move to various considerations and options for the Terabyte
Transportation Generation. We'll discuss managing backups, and showcase the
capabilities of rclone and what you can do with affordable terabytes of
storage.

We'll then look at different file systems and compare considerations for
use in backups. We'll wrap it all up with a forensic review of the
Flash-Friendly File System (F2FS) - discussing details of its design, data
layout and aspects of encryption. We'll looking into the pros and cons of
using F2FS as the underlying file system for a permanent archive of all
your most valuable data. Finally, we'll discuss news reports of an SMR
"scandal" and compare that technology to CMR.

--
--
Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com>
Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id: 6F6BB6E7
Key fingerprint: 0EDC 2FF5 53A6 8EED 84D1 3050 5715 B88D 6F6B B6E7
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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting Wednesday August 19, 2020 - Building a Box on a Budget with the AMD Ryzen 3, and driving it fast with F2FS

When: August 19, 2020 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Building a Box on a Budget with the AMD Ryzen 3, and driving it fast
with F2FS
Moderator: Brian DeLacey
Location: Online at Jitsi <https://meet.jit.si/blu.org>

Summary:

This meeting will cover the build of a new Linux system from components and
review various uses including consolidating backups

Abstract:
In this two part meeting, we'll review the build list of components and
overall budget for a new Linux-powered system with the AMD Ryzen 3. In the
second part, we'll push this system to its byte-busting limits for powering
a permanent archival system.

We'll begin with an overview of the build - covering the purchase of parts,
continuing with assembly, and concluding with the installation of Ubuntu.
Then we'll move to various considerations and options for the Terabyte
Transportation Generation. We'll discuss managing backups, and showcase the
capabilities of rclone and what you can do with affordable terabytes of
storage.

We'll then look at different file systems and compare considerations for
use in backups. We'll wrap it all up with a forensic review of the
Flash-Friendly File System (F2FS) - discussing details of its design, data
layout and aspects of encryption. We'll looking into the pros and cons of
using F2FS as the underlying file system for a permanent archive of all
your most valuable data. Finally, we'll discuss news reports of an SMR
"scandal" and compare that technology to CMR.
--
--
Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com>
Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id: 6F6BB6E7
Key fingerprint: 0EDC 2FF5 53A6 8EED 84D1 3050 5715 B88D 6F6B B6E7
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