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:
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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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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

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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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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - Crypto News Review (Quantum Crypto outlook update), Historical Vignette (Topic TBD)

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


Topic: Crypto News Review (Quantum Crypto outlook update), Historical
Vignette (Topic TBD)

Speaker: Bill Ricker
.

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

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

Summary: https://youtu.be/5_ZzkajBACs

Bill's annual crypto and security roundup

Abstract:

Bill reviews the year in crypto news, shares some crypto history, and
discusses current best practices for crypto.

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

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Re: Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXVII Saturday August 20, 2022 at 11:00AM (finally good weather)

Boston Linux & Unix is holding its twenty-seventh annual summer BBQ on
Saturday, August 20, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Guests
are encouraged to bring along something for the grill and the snack
table. We're holding the barbecue at John and Shelley Chambers' home at
33 Cedarwood Avenue, Waltham, MA.

Location

John and Shelley Chambers' home
Take Route 128 to Exit 41 (formerly Exit 26) in Waltham. Get onto Route
20 East, towards Boston; then take the first right onto Cedarwood
Avenue. There's a bus stop at Cedarwood, and usually several buses
parked there. The Chambers' residence, 33 Cedarwood Avenue, is on the
right-hand side of the street. See the Location link above for more details.

Weather forecast is cloudy with a high of 89° about 20% chance of rain

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , reminder, tomorrow Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - ZFS and the Infinite Incremental Backup

When: August 17, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: ZFS and the Infinite Incremental Backup
Moderator: Mark Woodward
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/zXPAti0JCZY

Summary:

Using ZFS snapshots and clones for data backup and recovery

Abstract:

Details to be announced


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


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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - ZFS and the Infinite Incremental Backup

When: August 17, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: ZFS and the Infinite Incremental Backup
Moderator: Mark Woodward
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/zXPAti0JCZY

Summary:

Using ZFS snapshots and clones for data backup and recovery

Abstract:

Details to be announced


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


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Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
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Friday, August 5, 2022

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXVII Saturday August 6, 2022 postponed due to weather

Boston Linux & Unix twenty-seventh annual summer BBQ is again postponed
due to weather. We will see if we can reschedule for August 20th or 27th.

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Friday, July 22, 2022

Re: Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXVII POSTPONED until Saturday August 6, 2022 at 3:00PM

Good, thanks

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On Fri, Jul 22, 2022, 3:17 PM John Abreau <jabr@blu.org> wrote:

> I've updated the BLU calendar and the Google calendar to reflect the
> change of date.
>
>
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 9:10 AM Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Yes, it is the temps that caused us to postpone. There is some shade
>>
>> On Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 8:58 AM Robert Primak <bobprimak@yahoo.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Let's hope for better weather on Aug. 6th. I would not have attended on
>> > the 23rd due to the temps.
>> >
>> > -- Bob Primak
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On Friday, July 22, 2022 at 07:16:42 AM EDT, Jerry Feldman <
>> > gaf.linux@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > Boston Linux & Unix is holding its twenty-seventh annual summer BBQ on
>> > Saturday, July 23 has been postponed due to extremely high and unhealthy
>> > temperatures. We will hold the BBQ on Saturday, August 6, beginning at
>> > 3:00 p.m.
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com>
>> > Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
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Re: Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXVII POSTPONED until Saturday August 6, 2022 at 3:00PM

I've updated the BLU calendar and the Google calendar to reflect the change
of date.


On Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 9:10 AM Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, it is the temps that caused us to postpone. There is some shade
>
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 8:58 AM Robert Primak <bobprimak@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > Let's hope for better weather on Aug. 6th. I would not have attended on
> > the 23rd due to the temps.
> >
> > -- Bob Primak
> >
> >
> >
> > On Friday, July 22, 2022 at 07:16:42 AM EDT, Jerry Feldman <
> > gaf.linux@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Boston Linux & Unix is holding its twenty-seventh annual summer BBQ on
> > Saturday, July 23 has been postponed due to extremely high and unhealthy
> > temperatures. We will hold the BBQ on Saturday, August 6, beginning at
> > 3:00 p.m.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com>
> > Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
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Re: Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXVII POSTPONED until Saturday August 6, 2022 at 3:00PM

Yes, it is the temps that caused us to postpone. There is some shade

On Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 8:58 AM Robert Primak <bobprimak@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Let's hope for better weather on Aug. 6th. I would not have attended on
> the 23rd due to the temps.
>
> -- Bob Primak
>
>
>
> On Friday, July 22, 2022 at 07:16:42 AM EDT, Jerry Feldman <
> gaf.linux@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> Boston Linux & Unix is holding its twenty-seventh annual summer BBQ on
> Saturday, July 23 has been postponed due to extremely high and unhealthy
> temperatures. We will hold the BBQ on Saturday, August 6, beginning at
> 3:00 p.m.
>
>
> --
> Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com>
> Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
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Re: Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXVII POSTPONED until Saturday August 6, 2022 at 3:00PM

Boston Linux & Unix is holding its twenty-seventh annual summer BBQ on
Saturday, July 23 has been postponed due to extremely high and unhealthy
temperatures. We will hold the BBQ on Saturday, August 6, beginning at
3:00 p.m.


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Sunday, July 17, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, July 20, 2022 -Lightning Tool Talks: Ventoy, BookReader, Best Clicks For The Buck and more

When: July 20, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Lightning Tool Talks: Ventoy, BookReader, Best Clicks For The
Buck and more

Speakers: John Abreau, Jerry Feldman, Dick Miller and more
.

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

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

Summary:

Short talks on assorted tools

Abstract:

Jerry will give a short presentation on Ventoy, John will present Book
Reader, and Dick will present Best Clicks For The Buck: /Fotoxx/, and
adding my Linux Laptop's/Open Camera/to a fine-camera/best-deal Samsung
Galaxy A53 5G smartphone with trimmings. And other members if they have
something to present.

Links:
https://openlibrary.org/dev/docs/bookreader
https://www.ventoy.net/en/index.html
https://kornelix.net/fotoxx/fotoxx.html


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


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Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, July 20, 2022 -Lightning Tool Talks: Ventoy, BookReader, Best Clicks For The Buck and more

When: July 20, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Lightning Tool Talks: Ventoy, BookReader, Best Clicks For The
Buck and more

Speakers: John Abreau, Jerry Feldman, Dick Miller and more
.

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

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

Summary:

Short talks on assorted tools

Abstract:

Jerry will give a short presentation on Ventoy, John will present Book
Reader, and Dick will present Best Clicks For The Buck: /Fotoxx/, and
adding my Linux Laptop's/Open Camera/to a fine-camera/best-deal Samsung
Galaxy A53 5G smartphone with trimmings. And other members if they have
something to present.

Links:
https://openlibrary.org/dev/docs/bookreader
https://www.ventoy.net/en/index.html
https://kornelix.net/fotoxx/fotoxx.html


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


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Re: Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXVII Saturday July 23, 2022 at 3:00PM

Boston Linux & Unix is holding its twenty-seventh annual summer BBQ on
Saturday, July 23 (RAIN DATE: Saturday, August 6), beginning at 3:00
p.m. Everyone is welcome. Guests are encouraged to bring along something
for the grill and the snack table. We're holding the barbeque at John
and Shelley Chambers' home at 33 Cedarwood Avenue, Waltham, MA.

Location

John and Shelley Chambers' home
Take Route 128 to Exit 41 (formerly Exit 26) in Waltham. Get onto Route
20 East, towards Boston; then take the first right onto Cedarwood
Avenue. There's a bus stop at Cedarwood, and usually several buses
parked there. The Chambers' residence, 33 Cedarwood Avenue, is on the
right-hand side of the street. See the Location link above for more details.

Weather forecast is currently for rain. We have a rain date of Saturday
August 6, 2022 at 3:00PM. I'll post the change as we get closer to Saturday

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - Round-Table Discussion on App Package Systems

When: June 15, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)

Topic:  Private Google Docs at Home using SeaFile and LibreOffice Online
Moderator: Brendan Kidwell
Location: Online:https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

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

Summary:

SeaFile and LibreOffice Online together provide most of the
functionality of Google Docs

Abstract

SeaFile and LibreOffice Online together provide most of the
functionality you get in Google Docs, except that you can own and
install the software on a server in your private home.

Brendan will demonstrate setting up a home file server using the following:
Ubuntu 22.04 Server OS
SeaFile
Apache web server, Python 3, MySQL
Collabora LibreOffice Online
Afraid.org free dynamic DNS
Let's Encrypt free TLS certificate service
GoCryptfs for encrypting all of your data and databases at rest on the
server

No need to take notes. A complete write-up will be posted on www.glump.net .

Bio:
Brendan is a web developer and computer nerd in New York City.
Originally from Boston. Has a B.S. degree in Mathematics with a minor in
Computer Science from Bridgewater State University (Massachusetts). Day
job is building IT stuff for a big government policy research company.
On the side, Brendan hacks on open source projects, writes, and tells
people they should ditch proprietary software.


Attachments:
1.https://freedns.afraid.org/
2.https://github.com/rfjakob/gocryptfs
3.https://letsencrypt.org/
4.https://ubuntu.com/download/server
5.https://www.collaboraoffice.com/code/
6.https://www.seafile.com/en/home/


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


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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - Private Google Docs at Home using SeaFile and LibreOffice Online

When: June 15, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic:  Private Google Docs at Home using SeaFile and LibreOffice Online
Moderator: Brendan Kidwell
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

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

Summary:

SeaFile and LibreOffice Online together provide most of the
functionality of Google Docs

Abstract

SeaFile and LibreOffice Online together provide most of the
functionality you get in Google Docs, except that you can own and
install the software on a server in your private home.

Brendan will demonstrate setting up a home file server using the following:
Ubuntu 22.04 Server OS
SeaFile
Apache web server, Python 3, MySQL
Collabora LibreOffice Online
Afraid.org free dynamic DNS
Let's Encrypt free TLS certificate service
GoCryptfs for encrypting all of your data and databases at rest on the
server

No need to take notes. A complete write-up will be posted on www.glump.net .

Bio:
Brendan is a web developer and computer nerd in New York City.
Originally from Boston. Has a B.S. degree in Mathematics with a minor in
Computer Science from Bridgewater State University (Massachusetts). Day
job is building IT stuff for a big government policy research company.
On the side, Brendan hacks on open source projects, writes, and tells
people they should ditch proprietary software.


Attachments:
1. https://freedns.afraid.org/
2. https://github.com/rfjakob/gocryptfs
3. https://letsencrypt.org/
4. https://ubuntu.com/download/server
5. https://www.collaboraoffice.com/code/
6. https://www.seafile.com/en/home/


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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - Round-Table Discussion on App Package Systems

When: May 18, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Round-Table Discussion on App Package Systems
Moderator: BLU Members and Guests
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/oXWbmqQrCG4

Summary:

Running apps anywhere using Flatpak, AppImage, or Snap

Abstract:

We will have a round-table discussion on various Linux app
packaging systems, such as Snaps, AppImage, and Flatpak


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


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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - Round-Table Discussion on App Package Systems

When: May 18, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Round-Table Discussion on App Package Systems
Moderator: BLU Members and Guests
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/oXWbmqQrCG4

Summary:

Running apps anywhere using Flatpak, AppImage, or Snap

Abstract:

Jerry Feldman leads a round-table discussion on various Linux app
packaging systems, such as Snaps, AppImage, and Flatpak


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

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Passing of David Kramer

It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that our long time friend
and BLU supporter and chef at our annual barbeques has passed. I was not
able locate the obituary, but the memorial service will be held as follows:
Tomorrow
Friday, May 13, 10:30 am

BETH EL TEMPLE CENTER
2 Concord Ave.
Belmont, MA 02478


Parking and entrance is behind the building.
There will be a reception afterward in the social hall.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - Free Software Game Restoration

When: April 20, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Free Software Game Restoration
Moderator: Dennis Payne
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/ZCAoE6aigcE

Summary:

An update to a talk Dennis gave at LibrePlanet 2019 and BLU Januay 2019

Abstract:
Games are part of our culture, like books and movies. While we have
access to some older games via emulators, we are failing to save our
free software history.

Many developers try to develop a game, and then the game reaches a
satisfactory state or the developer just moves on. Finding these games
can be hard. Eventually libraries or languages change, and the game no
longer runs.

This talk will discuss restoring games for future players to enjoy.

Bio
Dennis Payne is a senior software engineer at Skillsoft. He has worked
on the commercial game Devil's Whiskey. He maintains several open source
games like Bt Builder and Ostrich Riders. He contributes to packaging in
the Fedora distribution.


Attachments

Dennis' 2019 LibrePlanet talk:
https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/m/free-software-game-restoration/


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http://www.blu.org

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Friday, April 15, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - Free Software Game Restoration

When: April 20, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Free Software Game Restoration
Moderator: Dennis Payne
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/ZCAoE6aigcE

Summary:

An update to a talk Dennis gave at LibrePlanet 2019 and BLU Januay 2019

Abstract:
Games are part of our culture, like books and movies. While we have
access to some older games via emulators, we are failing to save our
free software history.

Many developers try to develop a game, and then the game reaches a
satisfactory state or the developer just moves on. Finding these games
can be hard. Eventually libraries or languages change, and the game no
longer runs.

This talk will discuss restoring games for future players to enjoy.

Bio
Dennis Payne is a senior software engineer at Skillsoft. He has worked
on the commercial game Devil's Whiskey. He maintains several open source
games like Bt Builder and Ostrich Riders. He contributes to packaging in
the Fedora distribution.


Attachments

Dennis' 2019 LibrePlanet talk:
https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/m/free-software-game-restoration/


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

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , reminder, tomorrow Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - Fotoxx 2022 Update

When: March 16, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Fotoxx 2022 Update
Moderator: Dick Miller
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/W8zaVTevNqE

Summary:

Dick shows us the latest features in Fotoxx

Abstract:

Dick Miller returns with a demo of the newest additions to Fotoxx, the
Linux editor and collection manager for enormous collections of photos.

Dick last gave a talk on Fotoxx at our July 2018 meeting.

Attachments
Fotoxx: Linux Photo Editor and Collection Manager:
https://kornelix.net/fotoxx/fotoxx.html


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

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Friday, March 11, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - Fotoxx 2022 Update

When: March 16, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Fotoxx 2022 Update
Moderator: Dick Miller
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/W8zaVTevNqE

Summary:

Dick shows us the latest features in Fotoxx

Abstract:

Dick Miler returns with a demo of the newest additions to Fotoxx, the
Linux editor and collection manager for enormous collections of photos.

Dick last gave a talk on Fotoxx at our July 2018 meeting.

Attachments
Fotoxx: Linux Photo Editor and Collection Manager
<https://kornelix.net/fotoxx/fotoxx.html>:
https://kornelix.net/fotoxx/fotoxx.html


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

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

BLU livestream for tonight's meeting

The livestream to youtube of tonight's BLU meeting has been started:

https://youtu.be/n2TwqHuS4lw

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting, reminder, tomorrow Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - Cross-platform Flutter

When: February 16, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Cross-platform Flutter
Moderator: Randal Schwartz
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream:https://youtu.be/n2TwqHuS4lw
Summary:

Why you should take a good look at Flutter for all platforms

Abstract:

Randal Schwartz discusses the Past, Present, and Future of Flutter and Dart.

Flutter is an open-source user-interface software development kit
created by Google, and used to develop cross platform applications for
Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Windows, Google Fuchsia, and the web from a
single codebase.


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

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - Cross-platform Flutter

When: February 16, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Cross-platform Flutter
Moderator: Randal Schwartz
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream:https://youtu.be/n2TwqHuS4lw
Summary:

Why you should take a good look at Flutter for all platforms

Abstract:

Randal Schwartz discusses the Past, Present, and Future of Flutter and Dart.

Flutter is an open-source user-interface software development kit
created by Google, and used to develop cross platform applications for
Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Windows, Google Fuchsia, and the web from a
single codebase.


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

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - SCALE 2022 Preview

When: January 19, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: SCALE 2022 Preview
Moderator: Federico Lucifredi
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/7QbO0oLZdfc
Summary:

Federico previews his talk for the 19th annual Southern California Linux
Expo (SCALE 19x)

Abstract:

Details to follow


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.

Attachments:
19th annual Southern California Linux Expo
<https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/19x>


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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - SCALE 2022 Preview

When: January 19, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: SCALE 2022 Preview
Moderator: Federico Lucifredi
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/7QbO0oLZdfc
Summary:

Federico previews his talk for the 19th annual Southern California Linux
Expo (SCALE 19x)

Abstract:

Details to follow


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.

Attachments:
19th annual Southern California Linux Expo
<https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/19x>


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

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