Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting reminder, tomorow Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - Short Takes: Fotoxx Update; Application Containerization

When: July 18, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Short Takes: Fotoxx Update; Application Containerization
Moderators: Dick Miller, Jerry Feldman
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 335


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:

Dick shows us the latest features in Fotoxx, and Jerry discusses
containerizing applications and Wayland vs. Xorg


Abstract:

Dick Miler returns with a demo of the newest additions to Fotoxx, the
Linux editor and collection manager for enormous collections of photos.
Jerry Feldman discusses Xorg vs Wayland and containerizing applications
like Snap and Flatpak

Fotoxx: https://kornelix.net/fotoxx/fotoxx.html
Dick Miller: https://millermicro.com/

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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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - Short Takes: Fotoxx Update; Application Containerization

When: July 18, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Short Takes: Fotoxx Update; Application Containerization
Moderators: Disk Miller
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 335


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:

Dick shows us the latest features in Fotoxx, and Jerry discusses
containerizing applications and Wayland vs. Xorg


Abstract:

Dick Miler returns with a demo of the newest additions to Fotoxx, the
Linux editor and collection manager for enormous collections of photos.
Jerry Feldman discusses Xorg vs Wayland and containerizing applications
like Snap and Flatpak

Fotoxx: https://kornelix.net/fotoxx/fotoxx.html
Dick Miller: https://millermicro.com/

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, June 29, 2018

Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXVII reminder, tomorrow Saturday June 30, 2018

Boston Linux Installfest LXVII
When: Saturday June 30, 2018, 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 28 Live DVD/USB)
* Ubuntu - http://www.ubuntu.com ( 18.04LTS DVD/USB)
* 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
PGP key id: 537C5846
PGP Key fingerprint: 3D1B 8377 A3C0 A5F2 ECBB CA3B 4607 4319 537C 5846

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Boston Linux and Unix InstallFest LXVII Saturday June 30, 2018

Boston Linux Installfest LXVII
When: Saturday June 30, 2018, 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
PGP key id: 537C5846
PGP Key fingerprint: 3D1B 8377 A3C0 A5F2 ECBB CA3B 4607 4319 537C 5846

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting reminder Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - X-Ray Astronomy and the Invisible Universe

When: June 20, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: X-Ray Astronomy and the Invisible Universe
Moderators: Astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 335
*** Note room change ***

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

Note: Next installfest June 30,2018 in Cambridge
Next BBQ planned for August 11, 2018 at John and Shlley Chambers
home in Waltham.

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.

Jonathan's Home Page: http://planet4589.org/jcm/jmcdowell.html
Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/
Jonathan's Space Home Page: 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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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - X-Ray Astronomy and the Invisible Universe

When: June 20, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: X-Ray Astronomy and the Invisible Universe
Moderators: Astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 335
*** Note room change ***

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:

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.

Jonathan's Home Page: http://planet4589.org/jcm/jmcdowell.html
Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/
Jonathan's Space Home Page: 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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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
PGP key id:3BC1EB90
PGP Key fingerprint: 49E2 C52A FC5A A31F 8D66 C0AF 7CEA 30FC 3BC1 EB90
















































































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