Thursday, June 13, 2019

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Moon Race: the US/Soviet Competition to Put Humans on the Moon

When:June 19, 2019 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Moon Race: the US/Soviet Competition to Put Humans on the Moon
Moderator:  Jonathan McDowell

Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315
** Note: Room change from last month.

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:

The race in the 1960s to be the first nation to land human beings on the
moon

Abstract:

In 1957, the first Sputnik propelled the USSR to leadership in space.
Shocked, America mobilized to demonstrate its technology surpassed
Russia's – a furious, decade-long race ensued. But, it wasn't obvious
until the finish line that Neil Armstrong, and not Alexei Leonov, would
be first to walk on another world. Join Dr. McDowell in an exciting
review of the events that marked a pivotal moment in history.

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.

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)

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. Another option is the Amherst Street/E51
lot.

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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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

BLU livestream is active

The livestream of tonight's BLU meeting is active. To view it, go to

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

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, May 15, 2019 ARRL, Ham Radio, and Linux

When:May 15, 2019 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: ARRL, Ham Radio, and Linux
Moderator: Andy Stewart

Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 395
** Room 395 is to the right of the 3rd floor
** elevator at the end of the break room

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:

An overview of Linux software for amateur radio operators

Abstract:

Our speaker at this meeting will be Andy (KB1OIQ) Stewart. Andy has been
involved with Linux since 1997, and with amateur (ham) radio since 2007.
He combined his interests in these two areas by creating "Andy's Ham
Radio Linux", a remastered version of Ubuntu, customized for amateur
radio use. The talk will be an overview of the ways in which amateur
radio operators use computers, and the Linux software that helps people
enjoy the radio hobby. People with Linux backgrounds, as well as amateur
radio enthusiasts, should find this talk informative.


Bio
Andy (KB1OIQ) Stewart has founded two Linux user groups, and is
currently the President of the Police Amateur Radio Team (PART) in
Westford, MA. He holds an Extra class amateur radio license. By day,
Andy is a digital logic verification engineer. By night, he can often be
found on the airwaves, or playing with electronics, or programming
Arduinos for radio related projects.

Andy's Ham Radio Linux: https://sourceforge.net/projects/kb1oiq-andysham/
_PART (Police Amateur Radio Team): a ham radio club in Westford:

_http://www.wb1gof.org/


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)

Due to the never-ending construction, Sloan's Hermann Garage is only
accessable via Main Street. It is a small garage without a gate, and
directly under the Sloan library. Another option is the Amherst Street/E51
lot.

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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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, May 15, 2019 ARRL, Ham Radio, and Linux

When:May 15, 2019 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: ARRL, Ham Radio, and Linux
Moderators: Andy Stewart

Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 395
** Room 395 is to the right of the 3rd floor
** elevator at the end of the break room

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:

An overview of Linux software for amateur radio operators

Abstract:

Our speaker at this meeting will be Andy (KB1OIQ) Stewart. Andy has been
involved with Linux since 1997, and with amateur (ham) radio since 2007.
He combined his interests in these two areas by creating "Andy's Ham
Radio Linux", a remastered version of Ubuntu, customized for amateur
radio use. The talk will be an overview of the ways in which amateur
radio operators use computers, and the Linux software that helps people
enjoy the radio hobby. People with Linux backgrounds, as well as amateur
radio enthusiasts, should find this talk informative.


Bio
Andy (KB1OIQ) Stewart has founded two Linux user groups, and is
currently the President of the Police Amateur Radio Team (PART) in
Westford, MA. He holds an Extra class amateur radio license. By day,
Andy is a digital logic verification engineer. By night, he can often be
found on the airwaves, or playing with electronics, or programming
Arduinos for radio related projects.

Andy's Ham Radio Linux: https://sourceforge.net/projects/kb1oiq-andysham/
_PART (Police Amateur Radio Team): a ham radio club in Westford:
_http://www.wb1gof.org/


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)

Due to the never-ending construction, Sloan's Hermann Garage is only
accessable via Main Street. It is a small garage without a gate, and
directly under the Sloan library. Another option is the Amherst Street/E51
lot.

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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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Boston Linux Meeting reminder. today, March 20, 2019 Rooftops V: Where have I known you before? Return to Net Neutrality

When:March 20, 2019 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Rooftops V: Where have I known you before? Return to Net Neutrality
Moderators: Kurt Keville, Josh Gyllinsky

Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 395
** Room 395 is to the right of the 3rd floor
** elevator at the end of the break room

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:

IoTNet, SOLIDNet, OpenWRT and mesh networks

Abstract:

Kurt Keville, Josh Gyllinsky and a number of other self-provisioners
present their embedded Linux work in support of IoTNet, SOLIDNet,
OpenWRT and the growing local mesh community.


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)

Due to the never-ending construction, Sloan's Hermann Garage is only
accessable via Main Street. It is a small garage without a gate, and
directly under the Sloan library. Another option is the Amherst Street/E51
lot.

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@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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Monday, March 18, 2019

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Rooftops V: Where have I known you before? Return to Net Neutrality

When:March 20, 2019 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Rooftops V: Where have I known you before? Return to Net Neutrality
Moderators: Kurt Keville, Josh Gyllinsky

Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 395
** Room 395 is to the right of the 3rd floor
** elevator at the end of the break room

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:

IoTNet, SOLIDNet, OpenWRT and mesh networks

Abstract:

Kurt Keville, Josh Gyllinsky and a number of other self-provisioners
present their embedded Linux work in support of IoTNet, SOLIDNet,
OpenWRT and the growing local mesh community.


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)

Due to the never-ending construction, Sloan's Hermann Garage is only
accessable via Main Street. It is a small garage without a gate, and
directly under the Sloan library. Another option is the Amherst Street/E51
lot.

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@blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix
PGP key id:3BC1EB90
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Boston Linux Meeting Reminder Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Bob Frankston works in progress

When:February 20, 2019 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Bob Frankston works in progress
Moderator: Bob Frankston

Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 395
** Please note room change. Room 395 is to the right of the 3rd floor
** elevator at the end of the break room

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:

    Bob presents some of the things he is currently working on regarding
IOT devices and security.

Abstract:

Bob will have a conversation about his decades long experiments with
distribute home control. The current approach is a mix of various
technologies including Insteon, Z-Wave, Zigbee and, increasingly
IP-based devices. The "light switches" are Smartphones with a webapp.
Lessons learned and lessons to be learned.  Participation welcome.

 

Bio:

    Bob is probably best known as co-creator of the original spreadsheet
application, VisiCalc. His detailed bio is at
http://rmf.vc/bob_frankston_bi
Also visit http://frankston.com/


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)

Due to the never-ending construction, Sloan's Hermann Garage is only
accessable via Main Street. It is a small garage without a gate, and
directly under the Sloan library. Another option is the Amherst Street/E51
lot.

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@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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