The North Bay Linux® Users' Group is a computer users group serving the
San Francisco North Bay and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to
Open Source and other related
topics. We strive to promote Linux,
Free Software, open standards and to
generally have a good time by hosting social events that educate, allow
members to share ideas and knowledge and to build friendships.
We hold regular meetings on the second Tuesday of each month with a
selected topic presented by a guest speaker. We also hold other meetings
and events on a regular or semi-regular basis. Meetings and membership are
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Like IPv6, DNSSEC is one of those great ideas that just hasn't seen widespread adoption yet. That's a shame because it turns out it's not that difficult to deploy DNSSEC for a domain once you have the basic concepts down. In this talk Kyle will talk about general security issues that have plagued DNS over the years, how DNSSEC addresses some of them, how DNSSEC works, and finally how to deploy DNSSEC yourself.
Submitted by dwangoac on Mon, 2013/02/04 - 11:36am
2013/02/12 7:30 pm
2013/02/12 9:00 pm
Speakers: Bill Marlin and Allan Cecil
Location: O'Reilly Media
This unique talk will cover the NAND part of the open source
http://nand2tetris.org project, which has an aim of showing how to build a
general-purpose computer system from the ground up. This talk will take
advantage of the Nand2Tetris hardware simulator running under Linux to delve
into how NAND gates alone can be used to build other logic gates and complex
circuits. The talk's focus and depth will be driven by audience feedback
You used to install Linux with floppy disks or CD-ROM. If you have a lot of
servers, want to live in the 21st century, or just don't feel like getting
up from your desk you should abandon that approach in favor of PXE
booting over the network. In this talk Kyle will give an introduction to
how PXE and kickstart/preseed installations work and follow up with how to
adapt Debian and Ubuntu's preconfigured PXE menus to create your own
custom nice-looking PXE menu installer.
NBLUG's yearly elections will be held on 2012-11-13. For more information on the positions open, see the Elected Officers section of http://nblug.org/bylaws.
After the election is concluded we will have time allotted for lightning talks followed by the announcements of the election result. The remainder of the night will be a hackfest with rumors of a possible code sprint happening.
In this talk Kyle will talk about DNS, the boogeyman in the network troubleshooting world, and explain not only how to tell when DNS isn't the cause of your problems, but also dive into DNS troubleshooting so you'll know for sure when it's to blame. Kyle will cover troubleshooting techniques aimed at the entire DevOps organization. DevOps-style collaboration is great for rapidly developing and deploying software, and when you apply those techniques to troubleshooting, problem solving gets the same benefits.
This is a short talk describing an algorithmic error made by the speaker when writing code to draw some geometric objects on paper. Most of the objects displayed just fine, but some were shifted to wrong places on the page. Finding the cause of the problem was a bit of a mystery until an "Ah ha" event occurred. No sophisticated experience with graphics programming is required of the audience. The main ingredients are scaling and translation, rather basic operations which are explained in the talk.
Submitted by greenfly on Mon, 2012/08/13 - 11:46am
2012/08/14 7:30 pm
2012/08/14 9:00 pm
Instead of a regular speaker, this month we are going to do a hackfest. Like the previous hackfest we will take half of the meeting to conduct lightning talks from the first four people who sign up for one. After that we will spend the rest of the time in a more loosely-structured social setting where everyone can show each other what they have been working on or ask for help. This would be a good meeting to bring your computers.
Also this month we invite you to bring any computer hardware you think other members might be interested in for a hardware swap.
Speaker: Glenn Kerbein
Location: O'Reilly Media
With ongoing court case battles, like with Oracle v. Google, it brings to mind: what is patentable? How did we get to this point? How can legitimate, well-intended inventors work within a legal minefield? This talk explores the breadth and history of patent law. Particularly, the talk focuses on software and software-related patents.
A Raspberry Pi is a low power $35 Linux PC the size of a deck of cards with powerful features including hardware-accelerated h.264 video playback at 1080p. In this talk, Allan will present an overview of the educational mission of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, available hardware variants and accessories, precompiled Linux distributions, and a live demo including a demonstration of XBMC playing back HD video.
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