Friday, January 13, 2023

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - IoTFestival

When: January 18, 2023 7:00PM EST (6:30PM for Q&A)

Topic:  IoTFestival

Speaker:  Kurt Keville

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

Live stream: https://youtu.be/BKfuDIKoTV0

Summary:

Public celebration of creativity, technology, and the Internet

Abstract:

Please join us for our beginning-of-year public celebration of
creativity, technology, and the Internet. This gives us a chance to
update our community on the status of ongoing projects. Feel free to
give us a lightning talk on your project.

IoTFests:

2014: http://blu.org/cgi-bin/calendar/2014-iotfest
2015: https://web.archive.org/web/20170222122121/http://www.iotfestival.com/
2019: https://web.archive.org/web/20190220070539/http://www.iotfestival.com/

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

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, December 21, 2022 - Home Router/Firewall using OPNsense

When: December 21, 2022 7:00PM EST (6:30PM for Q&A)

Topic:  Home Router/Firewall using OPNsense

Speaker:   Shankar Viswanathan

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

Live stream: https://youtu.be/otx218o8RmI

Summary:

Shankar demonstrates OPNsense running virtualized inside the Proxmox
Virtual Environment

Abstract:

In this talk, Shankar will discuss his pandemic-induced home network
upgrade. He will explain the choice of OPNsense as his router OS and the
hardware to run it. He will give a demo of OPNsense running in a
virtualized environment under Proxmox-VE.


Bio

Shankar Viswanathan is the lead performance architect for AMD's
Strategic Silicon products. He has worked on the design and verification
of several generations of AMD processors. Most recently, he was on the
design team for the SoCs that power game consoles such as the
PlayStation5 and the Steam Deck. His general interests like at the
intersection of performance and security in hardware platforms.

1. References
2. OPNsense - an open source, FreeBSD based firewall and routing
platform: <https://opnsense.org/> https://opnsense.org/
3. Proxmox Virtual Environment: https://www.proxmox.com/en/proxmox-ve

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 <mailto:gaf.linux@gmail.com>>
Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, December 21, 2022 - Home Router/Firewall using OPNsense

When: December 21, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)

Topic:  Home Router/Firewall using OPNsense

Speaker:   Shankar Viswanathan

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

Live stream: https://youtu.be/otx218o8RmI

Summary:

Shankar demonstrates OPNsense running virtualized inside the Proxmox
Virtual Environment

Abstract:

In this talk, Shankar will discuss his pandemic-induced home network
upgrade. He will explain the choice of OPNsense as his router OS and the
hardware to run it. He will give a demo of OPNsense running in a
virtualized environment under Proxmox-VE.


Bio

Shankar Viswanathan is the lead performance architect for AMD's
Strategic Silicon products. He has worked on the design and verification
of several generations of AMD processors. Most recently, he was on the
design team for the SoCs that power game consoles such as the
PlayStation5 and the Steam Deck. His general interests like at the
intersection of performance and security in hardware platforms.

1. References
2. OPNsense - an open source, FreeBSD based firewall and routing
platform: <https://opnsense.org/> https://opnsense.org/
3. Proxmox Virtual Environment: https://www.proxmox.com/en/proxmox-ve

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
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Monday, November 14, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - Retrocomputing Tour

When: november 16, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)

Topic:  Retrocomputing Tour

Speaker:  Federico Lucifredi

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

Live stream: https://youtu.be/aDhDRaX5cns

Summary:

A review of 40 years of vintage computers

Abstract:

Restoring old computers has picked up a lot of new fans in the last
couple of years. I have spent my time learning about systems that I
never used, as well as restoring those I did. Join us for a tour of
40-year-old computing spanning 16-bit Atari, 68k Mac, 386SX PCs and
Commodore 64. Guest star: a 35-year old Be Box.


Bio:

Federico Lucifredi is The Ceph Storage Product Management Director at
Red Hat, formerly the Ubuntu Server PM at Canonical, and the Linux
"Systems Management Czar" at SUSE.
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 <mailto:gaf.linux@gmail.com>>
Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , reminder, tomorrow Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - NixOS: Reproducible Builds and Deployments

When: October 19, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)

Topic:  NixOS: Reproducible Builds and Deployments

Speaker: Benjamin P. Kallus

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

Live stream: https://youtu.be/Tgnfbsohk04

Summary:

Nix provides a complete and consistent development environment

Abstract:

With Nix, a build process only has access to dependencies that have been
declared explicitly. So if a build succeeds, you know you've specified
all necessary dependencies.

The same build process specification can be used to start a development
environment (optionally augmented with additional development tools).

You will no longer have to hear: But it works on my machine!

Links:

Ben Kallus on GitHub: https://github.com/kenballus

NixOS home page: https://nixos.org/


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 <mailto:gaf.linux@gmail.com>>
Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - NixOS: Reproducible Builds and Deployments

When: October 19, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)

Topic:  NixOS: Reproducible Builds and Deployments

Speaker: Benjamin P. Kallus

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

Live stream: https://youtu.be/Tgnfbsohk04

Summary:

Nix provides a complete and consistent development environment

Abstract:

With Nix, a build process only has access to dependencies that have been
declared explicitly. So if a build succeeds, you know you've specified
all necessary dependencies.

The same build process specification can be used to start a development
environment (optionally augmented with additional development tools).

You will no longer have to hear: But it works on my machine!

Links:

Ben Kallus on GitHub: https://github.com/kenballus

NixOS home page: https://nixos.org/


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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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - Crypto News Review (Post-Quantum Cryptography and Quantum Cryptanalysis), Historical Vignette (Bletchley Park)

When: September 21, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)


Topic:  Crypto News Review (Post-Quantum Cryptography and Quantum
Cryptanalysis), Historical Vignette (Bletchley Park)

Speaker: Bill Ricker
.

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

Live stream: https://youtu.be/5_ZzkajBACs

Summary:

Bill's annual crypto and security roundup

Abstract:

The tradition of an annual Cryptography/Cryptananlsis/Cryptology News
Update and Historical Vignette originated with hosting a PGP Key-signing
part, but has survived that ceremony.

The featured news story in 2022 will be update on progress (&
controversy) on Post-Quantum Cryptography and Quantum Cryptanalysis (and
how that's different from Quantum-Cryptography).

The histories vignette will be Bletchley Park's other other machine to
break machines.

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 <mailto:gaf.linux@gmail.com>>
Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
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