Wednesday, November 15, 2017

BLU meeting livestream is active

We're livestreaming tonight's BLU meeting on 3D printing. You can view the
livestream at

https://www.youtube.com/user/bostonlinuxandunix/live

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Boston Linux Meeting reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 3D Printing

When: November 15, 2017 8PM (7:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: 3D Printing
Moderators: Algot Runeman
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315
*** Note new Time ****
As a result of the new MIT parking regulations, we will be holding our
meetings later than usual. There should be plenty of metered parking
available. In Cambridge the meters are free after 8PM. See parking note
below.

Summary:

3D printing ranges from being a hobby like the presenter's work to
engineering prototyping and soon, functional tissue/organ printing,
depending on the materials and printers used.

Abstract:

You will get a look into the hobby level of 3D printing using PLA
plastic filament and a $1250 printer (Lulzbot Mini). The projects you
will see run from frivolous to practical. The example projects have all
been developed using OpenSCAD, with occasional support for outlines made
using Inkscape. Both are well-respected Free Software.


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
*** Parking Notice *** *** MIT just changed to new parking regulations ***
Parking at MIT without a Permit
MIT parking permits are required for all vehicles on MIT property.
Vehicles without MIT parking permits parked in any MIT parking area will
be subject to ticketing or towing. ​

After Hours
Anyone with a valid MIT parking permit can park his/her vehicle in any
parking facility on campus after 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and all
day on weekends and MIT holidays. Please note that parking is only
allowed in spots that are not otherwise reserved.

​Change here is that permits for any lot now valid in all lots after
2:30; previously permits were not required per website after 5 and in
reality after 3, but now no. Parking is at risk. Cambridge meters and
the pay lots and garages are the only safe options. Note also that
Cambridge meters in the Kendall area. The Passport app is only usable in
Harvard Sq.

Parking meters are free after 8PM. before that they cost $1.25/Hr, and
only take quarters.


After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company
http://www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com/


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
Please note that there is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51
parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or directly on Amherst St.

After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company
http://www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com/

--
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, November 10, 2017

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 3D Printing

When: November 15, 2017 8PM (7:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: 3D Printing
Moderators: Algot Runeman
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315
*** Note new Time ****
As a result of the new MIT parking regulations, we will be holding our
meetings later than usual. There should be plenty of metered parking
available. In Cambridge the meters are free after 8PM. See parking note
below.

Summary:

3D printing ranges from being a hobby like the presenter's work to
engineering prototyping and soon, functional tissue/organ printing,
depending on the materials and printers used.

Abstract:

You will get a look into the hobby level of 3D printing using PLA
plastic filament and a $1250 printer (Lulzbot Mini). The projects you
will see run from frivolous to practical. The example projects have all
been developed using OpenSCAD, with occasional support for outlines made
using Inkscape. Both are well-respected Free Software.


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
*** Parking Notice *** *** MIT just changed to new parking regulations ***
Parking at MIT without a Permit
MIT parking permits are required for all vehicles on MIT property.
Vehicles without MIT parking permits parked in any MIT parking area will
be subject to ticketing or towing. ​

After Hours
Anyone with a valid MIT parking permit can park his/her vehicle in any
parking facility on campus after 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and all
day on weekends and MIT holidays. Please note that parking is only
allowed in spots that are not otherwise reserved.

​Change here is that permits for any lot now valid in all lots after
2:30; previously permits were not required per website after 5 and in
reality after 3, but now no. Parking is at risk. Cambridge meters and
the pay lots and garages are the only safe options. Note also that
Cambridge meters in the Kendall area. The Passport app is only usable in
Harvard Sq.

Parking meters are free after 8PM. before that they cost $1.25/Hr, and
only take quarters.


After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company
http://www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com/


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
Please note that there is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51
parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or directly on Amherst St.

After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company
http://www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com/

--
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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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

BLU meeting live stream is active now

Meeting begins at 8:00 pm. Youtube live sream is active now.

https://www.youtube.com/user/bostonlinuxandunix/live



--
John Abreau / Executive Director, Boston Linux & Unix
Email: abreauj@gmail.com / WWW http://www.abreau.net / PGP-Key-ID 0x920063C6
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Boston Linux Meeting reminder, Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Current issues in SSL and TLS

When: October 18, 2017 8PM (7:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Current issues in SSL and TLS
Moderators: Rajiv Manglani
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315
*** Note new Time ****
As a result of the new MIT parking regulations, we will be holding our
meetings later than usual. There should be plenty of metered parking
available. In Cambridge the meters are free after 8PM. See parking note
below.

Summary:

SSL and TLS are the protocols which provide the foundation for securing
Internet traffic.


Abstract:

We will explore current topics and issues facing the industry including
the CA/Browser Forum, CAA, ECDSA, post-quantum cryptography, Certificate
Transparency, OCSP and Stapling, HTTP/2, QUIC, free DV certificates from
Let's Encrypt, and TLS 1.3.


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
*** Parking Notice *** *** MIT just changed to new parking regulations ***
Parking at MIT without a Permit
MIT parking permits are required for all vehicles on MIT property.
Vehicles without MIT parking permits parked in any MIT parking area will
be subject to ticketing or towing. ​

After Hours
Anyone with a valid MIT parking permit can park his/her vehicle in any
parking facility on campus after 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and all
day on weekends and MIT holidays. Please note that parking is only
allowed in spots that are not otherwise reserved.

​Change here is that permits for any lot now valid in all lots after
2:30; previously permits were not required per website after 5 and in
reality after 3, but now no. Parking is at risk. Cambridge meters and
the pay lots and garages are the only safe options. Note also that
Cambridge meters in the Kendall area. The Passport app is only usable in
Harvard Sq.

Parking meters are free after 8PM. before that they cost $1.25/Hr, and
only take quarters.


After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company
http://www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com/


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
Please note that there is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51
parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or directly on Amherst St.

After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company
http://www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com/

--
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, October 13, 2017

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Current issues in SSL and TLS

When: October 18, 2017 8PM (7:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Current issues in SSL and TLS
Moderators: Rajiv Manglani
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315
*** Note new Time ****
As a result of the new MIT parking regulations, we will be holding our
meetings later than usual. There should be plenty of metered parking
available. In Cambridge the meters are free after 8PM. See parking note
below.

Summary:

SSL and TLS are the protocols which provide the foundation for securing
Internet traffic.


Abstract:

We will explore current topics and issues facing the industry including
the CA/Browser Forum, CAA, ECDSA, post-quantum cryptography, Certificate
Transparency, OCSP and Stapling, HTTP/2, QUIC, free DV certificates from
Let's Encrypt, and TLS 1.3.


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
*** Parking Notice *** *** MIT just changed to new parking regulations ***
Parking at MIT without a Permit
MIT parking permits are required for all vehicles on MIT property.
Vehicles without MIT parking permits parked in any MIT parking area will
be subject to ticketing or towing. ​

After Hours
Anyone with a valid MIT parking permit can park his/her vehicle in any
parking facility on campus after 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and all
day on weekends and MIT holidays. Please note that parking is only
allowed in spots that are not otherwise reserved.

​Change here is that permits for any lot now valid in all lots after
2:30; previously permits were not required per website after 5 and in
reality after 3, but now no. Parking is at risk. Cambridge meters and
the pay lots and garages are the only safe options. Note also that
Cambridge meters in the Kendall area. The Passport app is only usable in
Harvard Sq.

Parking meters are free after 8PM. before that they cost $1.25/Hr, and
only take quarters.


After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company
http://www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com/


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
http://www.blu.org
Please note that there is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51
parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or directly on Amherst St.

After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company
http://www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com/

--
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, October 6, 2017

Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXV reminder, tomorrow Saturday October 7, 2017

Boston Linux Installfest LXV
When: Saturday October 7, 2017, 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
*** Please see the parking notice at the end of this email ***


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 25 Live DVD/USB)
* Ubuntu - http://www.ubuntu.com ( 16.04.2 LTS DVD/USB or 17.04)
* other distros can 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. VirtualBox 5.1.18
(http://www.virtualbox.org.) 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.

Lunch is generously sponsored by Bluefin Technical Services, John Ross
and Ron Thibeau


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 to
your left up to the 3rd floor. Take left out of the elevator and another
left to get to Room 335.
*** Parking Notice ***
*** MIT changed to new parking regulations ***
Parking at MIT without a Permit
MIT parking permits are required for all vehicles on MIT property.
Vehicles without MIT parking permits parked in any MIT parking area will
be subject to ticketing or towing. ​

After Hours
Anyone with a valid MIT parking permit can park his/her vehicle in any
parking facility on campus after 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and all
day on weekends and MIT holidays. Please note that parking is only
allowed in spots that are not otherwise reserved.

​Change here is that permits for any lot now valid in all lots after
2:30; previously permits were not required per website after 5 and in
reality after 3, but now no. Parking is at risk. Cambridge meters and
the pay lots and garages are the only safe options. Note also that
Cambridge meters in the Kendall area. The Passport app is only usable in
Harvard Sq.

Parking meters cost $1.25/Hr, and only take quarters.

My recommendation is that you drop off your computers and equipment in
room 061, and then take your car to another location. Currently, what I
do is to print a sign for my front windshield that I am attending a
meeting in E-51 room 061, and include my phone #, but I am risking a
ticket or even a tow. There should be plenty of on-street parking on
Memorial Drive and adjacent streets.


--
Jerry Feldman <gaf@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix user group
http://www.blu.org
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PGP Key fingerprint: 3D1B 8377 A3C0 A5F2 ECBB CA3B 4607 4319 537C 5846

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